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                                Melissa Jones-Goetz and her husband, Rich Ralls, returned to contra dancing for the first time in about two years on Feb. 8.

Contra dancing brings community together in Kirkland

Folk Horizons celebrates its 10th year.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Melissa Jones-Goetz and her husband, Rich Ralls, returned to contra dancing for the first time in about two years on Feb. 8.
Photo courtesy of Julia Marshall
                                Tiki’s perch at Totem Lake and the store in its early years.

Denny’s Pet World mascot dies at 45

The scarlet macaw, Tiki, was the pet store’s mascot for over 43 years.

Photo courtesy of Julia Marshall
                                Tiki’s perch at Totem Lake and the store in its early years.

Making a human connection in a sea of social media

A monthly health column about natural medicine.

  • Feb 7, 2020

Eastside Community Musical debuts ‘Mamma Mia!’

Studio East and KPC are presenting “Mamma Mia” Feb. 7-8 and 14-16.

Photo courtesy Studio East
                                Shot from a 2012 performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Studio East, StoryBook theater announce winter shows

Programming includes “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “The Tempest” and “Little Red.”

Photo courtesy Studio East
                                Shot from a 2012 performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Centro Cultural Mexicano exhibit opens doors to discussions on immigration, border issues

“Border Doors” features art by students who have visited the United States-Mexico border.

Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

Photo courtesy of Kirkland Downtown Association
                                From the February 2017 Kirkland wine walk, which had a similar “I Heart Kirkland” theme.

First wine walk of the year set for Feb. 7

The theme is “All You Need is Love.”

Photo courtesy of Kirkland Downtown Association
                                From the February 2017 Kirkland wine walk, which had a similar “I Heart Kirkland” theme.
Father and son Chad and Will MacDonald dig up invasive roots with members of Cub Scout Pack 550 on Jan. 20 at Edith Moulton Park in Kirkland as volunteers for the day of service observance in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Green Kirkland Partnership program coordinator Jeremy Jones said more than 100 people had registered to help with four service events at parks throughout Kirkland. Corey Morris/staff photo

Diggin’ service day in Kirkland

Father and son Chad and Will MacDonald dig up invasive roots with members of Cub Scout Pack 550 on Jan. 20 at Edith Moulton Park… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2020
Father and son Chad and Will MacDonald dig up invasive roots with members of Cub Scout Pack 550 on Jan. 20 at Edith Moulton Park in Kirkland as volunteers for the day of service observance in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Green Kirkland Partnership program coordinator Jeremy Jones said more than 100 people had registered to help with four service events at parks throughout Kirkland. Corey Morris/staff photo

Kirkland Performance Center set to rock with audiences at annual benefit concert

KPC’s Long Live Rock will play rock encores at “We Will Rock You” benefit concert on Jan. 25.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb
Kirkland resident now holds the stake president position. Photo courtesy the Church of Latter-day Saints

Kirkland LDS church congregations get new leader

Jacob Sowby was sustained in November.

  • Jan 13, 2020
Kirkland resident now holds the stake president position. Photo courtesy the Church of Latter-day Saints
Animal Control officer Jennifer Matison with some community pets at a recent event. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland

New Kirkland class teaches how to prepare for an emergency with pets

On Jan. 29, Kirkland Emergency Management is offering Emergency Preparedness for Pets.

Animal Control officer Jennifer Matison with some community pets at a recent event. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland
Mike Weinstein (right) with his grandson Owen at a take-your-children-to-work day event in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Waste Management

Kirkland’s Weinstein honored for 35 years in waste and recycling industry

Mike Weinstein has lived in the Finn Hill Neighborhood with his wife for the last 38 years.

Mike Weinstein (right) with his grandson Owen at a take-your-children-to-work day event in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Waste Management

The time for gratitude is now

Being grateful for the present and focusing on what you have versus what you don’t have is the key to mindfulness.

  • Jan 1, 2020
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                                Rabbi Chaim S. Rivkin of Chabad of Kirkland lights the menorah on Dec. 22.

Marking the beginning of Hanukkah in Kirkland

Chabad of Kirkland Jewish Community hosted its annual public menorah lighting on Dec. 22.

  • Dec 25, 2019
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                                Rabbi Chaim S. Rivkin of Chabad of Kirkland lights the menorah on Dec. 22.
Attendees gathered for the fifth annual Musical Holiday Lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 13.	Photo courtesy of Aaron Jacob

Musical and lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

Hundreds gathered for the annual Google Lights on Dec. 13.

  • Dec 20, 2019
Attendees gathered for the fifth annual Musical Holiday Lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 13.	Photo courtesy of Aaron Jacob

Chabad of Kirkland hosting annual Grand Menorah Lighting event Dec. 22

It begins at 4:15 p.m. at Marina Park.

Volunteers from ParentMap join the women of the Terese Smith Howard heritage circle to help tie bows to the wreaths and prepare them for selling. Photo courtesy of Maureen Taasin

Kirkland women fundraise together to help connect families to educational opportunities

Goodwin Connections members expect to sell $10,000 worth of wreaths.

Volunteers from ParentMap join the women of the Terese Smith Howard heritage circle to help tie bows to the wreaths and prepare them for selling. Photo courtesy of Maureen Taasin

Kirkland businesses participate in a giving tree

Community members help families in need to ease the burden and financial stress that comes with gift giving.