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Listen and Talk students playing on playground. Courtesy photo.

Specialty school coming to Kirkland

Listen and Talk is a specialized program for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing

  • Jun 17, 2020
Listen and Talk students playing on playground. Courtesy photo.
Decorated statue at Marina Park in support of Black Lives Matter efforts. Reader submitted photo.

Ribbons for Black Lives Matter

The display at Marina Park coincides with statewide efforts of the local King County Black Lives Matter chapter.

  • Jun 12, 2020
Decorated statue at Marina Park in support of Black Lives Matter efforts. Reader submitted photo.
Kirkland Wednesday Farmers Market will run every Wednesday from June 5 through September 25.

Kirkland farmers markets are ready for shoppers

Both Kirkland Wednesday Market and Juanita Friday Market are practicing social distancing during their reopenings.

  • Jun 11, 2020
Kirkland Wednesday Farmers Market will run every Wednesday from June 5 through September 25.
TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.

Local production company seeking film, TV pitches from young minority creatives

The Big Pitch competition, put on by TLG Motion Pictures (“Hoarders”), started about six months ago.

TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.
Local musicians hold virtual benefit concert for mental health

Local musicians hold virtual benefit concert for mental health

The stream-a-thon supports NAMI Eastside and nonprofit Hold Your Crown

  • May 26, 2020
Local musicians hold virtual benefit concert for mental health
Hannah Scholes. COURTESY PHOTO

Waste reduction from home

A monthly column from Waste Management.

  • May 7, 2020
Hannah Scholes. COURTESY PHOTO
Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

The initiative provides hearty lunches to first responders staffing the COVID-19 testing sites as they work to test their colleagues.

  • Apr 24, 2020
Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses
UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data

UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data

The app was created to screen for respiratory diseases but the teen creators shifted their focus once the COVID-19 outbreak began.

  • Apr 23, 2020
UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data
Showing their appreciation for EvergreenHealth workers

Showing their appreciation for EvergreenHealth workers

First responders from Kirkland, Bothell and Woodinville stopped by the Kirkland medical center to show their support for their colleagues.

Showing their appreciation for EvergreenHealth workers
‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’
From left, Evan Shouse, Lauren Shouse and Ellienn Tatar stand outside their Kirkland residence. Courtesy photo

Making ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic

LWTech Foundation COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund lends a helping hand.

From left, Evan Shouse, Lauren Shouse and Ellienn Tatar stand outside their Kirkland residence. Courtesy photo
Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk

How is the coronavirus affecting the arts?

Representatives from Eastside arts institutions discuss their experiences.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk
Photo courtesy of Meenakshi Sinha                                 From left, Kirkland residents Nick Davis and Silvia Bajardi play their instruments at a neighborhood music event March 15.

‘We’re still in this together’: Inspired by Italian residents, Kirkland resident organizes singing event

Meenakshi Sinha wanted to connect Kirkland neighborhoods amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Meenakshi Sinha                                 From left, Kirkland residents Nick Davis and Silvia Bajardi play their instruments at a neighborhood music event March 15.
Shamrock Run participants from a previous year smile for the camera. Photo courtesy of Orca Running

Shamrock Run returning to Kirkland March 14

The annual event is put on by Orca Running with presenting sponsor Lake Washington Physical Therapy.

Shamrock Run participants from a previous year smile for the camera. Photo courtesy of Orca Running

Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation announces scholarships for graduating seniors

The deadline to apply is April 17.

  • Feb 28, 2020
Geoffrey Castle will perform at the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at KPC. Photo courtesy of Facebook
Geoffrey Castle will perform at the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at KPC. Photo courtesy of Facebook
Lake Washington Institute of Technology. File photo

LWTech students place fourth in national Codebreaker Challenge

CSNT program recently placed fourth at the NSA Codebreaker Challenge online competition.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology. File photo
Global Idea School opened last fall. Courtesy photo

Kirkland’s Global Idea School celebrates student curiosity, growth

The bilingual school opened last fall.

Global Idea School opened last fall. Courtesy photo
From left to right: Satisfaction members Chris LeGrand (“Mick”) and Trey Garrity (“Keith”). Photo by Michelle Fairless
From left to right: Satisfaction members Chris LeGrand (“Mick”) and Trey Garrity (“Keith”). Photo by Michelle Fairless
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.

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.