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Juanita High science teacher wins presidential award

Mary Glodowski, a biology and biotechnology teacher at Juanita High School, was honored last month at the White House with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for 2007.

  • May 21, 2008

Not much has changed since 1920 for city’s oldest club

After 88 years, Kirkland’s oldest service club -- The Kirkland Woman’s Club -- continues to be an active part of the community.

  • May 21, 2008

ICS student finalist for ‘Doodle 4 Google’

“What if our reliance on machinery to carry out simple tasks crossed the boundaries of technological advancement and we distorted our flesh to the extent that so little remained of what made us human that we became but a twisted, robotic caricature of our former selves?”

  • May 21, 2008

Lt. Mike Ursino: Kirkland’s man on the streets for 25 years

Despite a full docket and the Bank of America/Merrill Gardens appeal to wade through at their May 6 meeting, Kirkland City Council paused to honor a long-serving veteran of the police department.

  • May 14, 2008

Leadership group’s 2010 class thinking globally, acting locally

Leadership Eastside’s (LE) Class of 2010 shared its community project presentations at the Redmond campus of Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) May 8.

  • May 14, 2008

IN THE SCHOOLS Schools Briefs

High school seniors from around the district last week began culminating project presentations that will continue throughout the month.

  • May 7, 2008

Local man will oversee Mormons in Germany

An attorney with offices in Bellevue, Condie served as president of the Kirkland stake for its first 10 years. As a young man, he served a two-year church mission in the Germany Munich Mission – the same mission over which he has now been called to preside.

  • May 7, 2008

Seafair Marathon will pass through city

The annual Seafair Marathon June 29 will pass through much of Kirkland this year, with the race making a loop from the east side of the city down through the Highlands, Norkirk and Market neighborhoods and on down Market Street and Lake Washington Boulevard before heading into Bellevue.

  • May 7, 2008

Community Briefs

The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland will celebrate 60 years of service to the children of their community by hosting a special evening on May 30 from 6-11 p.m. at the Bear Creek Golf and Country Club.

  • May 7, 2008

Earth Day event shows neighborhoods how to take the lead

It was uplifting to see the many people who came to Kirkland’s Earth Day (with goats) event. When I left my house in Juanita to walk to Cotton Hill Park in the Highlands, I stepped over some small snow patches in my yard and looked at the dark gray clouds hovering above, wondering if people would attend the carefully-planned event. When I arrived, a few minutes late, there were already over 100 people anxious to start work. Later I was told the final number was close to 150.

City of neighborhoods, meet Mr. Neighborhood

In many ways, Kirkland is a city divided. It has 13 neighborhoods, each with their own quirks, leaders and associations. But, according to community-building guru Jim Diers, that’s a good thing -- those neighborhood divisions actually help form the foundation of a tightly knit community.

  • May 7, 2008

Kirkland’s Wednesday Market opens May 7

The Kirkland Wednesday Market will open for the first time this year from 2-7 p.m. along the downtown’s Park Lane.

  • May 7, 2008

Kirkland’s eyes in Afghanistan: Q&A with foreign service officer Juha Salin

Supporting the so-called ‘War on Terror’ isn’t exactly the focus of suburban Kirkland.

  • May 7, 2008

Local band’s Obama song goes national

A new song from Kirkland band the Bergevin Brothers is the backdrop for a Barack Obama video advertisement that was selected for final voting in a nationwide contest sponsored by MoveOn.org.

  • May 7, 2008

Luncheon highlights district’s ‘legacy’ plans

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) held its third annual Legacy for Learning Luncheon April 30 at the Juanita High School Field House. Master of ceremonies, KING 5 TV news anchor Dennis Bounds -- himself a proud Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent -- introduced speakers who shared good news about projects made possible through LWSF grants.

  • May 7, 2008

Free food, games at community event

Sound Transit, the City of Kirkland, and the Washington State Department of Transportation will host a special event this Saturday to celebrate the new Totem Lake freeway station, overpass and access ramps at N.E. 128th Street.

  • May 1, 2008

Kamiakin ninth grader wins art award

Katie Shankle, a ninth grader at Kamiakin junior high, was recently recognized at a Puget Sound Educational Service District Regional High School Art Show for an “outstanding achievement” in acrylic painting.

  • May 1, 2008

In Brief

Ben Franklin students color for green cause

  • May 1, 2008

Technical college hosting plant sale

The 27th Annual Spring Plant Sale at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) will run consecutive weekends April 25 and 26 and again on May 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. all four days in the school’s west parking lot.

  • May 1, 2008