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

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.

Centro Cultural Mexicano exhibit opens doors to discussions on immigration, border issues
Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

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

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

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

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.

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

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
The time for gratitude is now
Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo                                 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
Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo                                 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

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

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

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

Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography

Three simple rules for the holiday

A monthly column about mindfulness.

  • Dec 6, 2019
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography
Photo courtesy of Jill Jordan                                 Last year’s Hopelink toy drive with JHS alumni.

Juanita alumni group run second annual toy drive

The boxes are located at the Kirkland Library, the Kingsgate Library and La Corona.

Photo courtesy of Jill Jordan                                 Last year’s Hopelink toy drive with JHS alumni.
Lake Washington High School debuts ‘Newsies’ this weekend

Lake Washington High School debuts ‘Newsies’ this weekend

Students have been rehearsing since the second day of school.

Lake Washington High School debuts ‘Newsies’ this weekend
Winterfest returns to Kirkland Dec. 7

Winterfest returns to Kirkland Dec. 7

The traditional event, put on by the city and the downtown association, lasts from 3 to 6 p.m.

Winterfest returns to Kirkland Dec. 7
Photo courtesy of Assistance League of the Eastside                                Assistance League of the Eastside’s Holiday Home Tour will take place on Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kirkland.

Assistance League’s Holiday Home Tour set for Dec. 6 in Kirkland

The tour will include four decorate homes.

Photo courtesy of Assistance League of the Eastside                                Assistance League of the Eastside’s Holiday Home Tour will take place on Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kirkland.