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Taproot Theatre actors

Students learn serious consequences of cyber bullying

Kirkland Junior High School students recently learned that cyber bullying can lead to tragic results, including suicide.

  • Dec 8, 2008
Taproot Theatre actors
The Olympians collect data at the pond. From left

Fixing toxic algae, the alter ego of the good green, slimy stuff

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Shelly Bensal (7th Grade, Odle Middle) and researched by Rahul Bhardwaj (7th Grade, International School), Priya Ganesan (8th Grade, International Community School), Anirudh Ramanathan (7th Grade, Odle Middle), and Akaash Sethi (8th Grade, Evergreen Junior High). They can be contacted at the-olympian-5@googlegroups.com

  • Dec 8, 2008
The Olympians collect data at the pond. From left

BRIEFLY

Hunzginer serves in AmeriCorps

  • Dec 8, 2008

Kirkland poisoning suspect in 2006 case arrested in London

A prime suspect on the lam in a notorious 2006 Kirkland murder has been captured abroad, according to the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

  • Dec 8, 2008

POLICE BLOTTER

Between Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 2, the Kirkland Police Department reported 450 traffic violations (nine DUIs), 20 thefts, 19 alarm calls, 16 burglaries, 12 car accidents and 11 assaults (10 domestic violence). At least 33 people were arrested.

  • Dec 8, 2008

Horticulture burglaries growing concern at college

Growing amidst the perennial shrubs and flowers in the horticulture complex at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) is concern that a burglar will hit again.

Schoneman honored as ‘Everyday Hero’

Kirkland Kiwanis recently recognized Noel Schoneman as an Everyday Hero.

  • Dec 3, 2008
George Mangouras

Man with terminal cancer bids farewell, thanks Kirkland for all the memories

For what many fear may be the last time, George Mangouras has said goodbye. Updated with funeral services information.

  • Dec 2, 2008
George Mangouras
Hundreds gather at Marina Park Saturday

Oh Christmas tree

It was 1956, and to young Bill Woods, nothing seemed insurmountable.

Hundreds gather at Marina Park Saturday
A view of the I-520 bridge.

New 520 bridge? It will cost at least $4.5 billion

It will cost about at least $4.5 billion to build a new 520 bridge complete with an interchange for the Montlake/University of Washington area, state officials said recently. However, the total could rise another $500 million to $2 billion if other options are picked.

  • Dec 1, 2008
A view of the I-520 bridge.

Tis’ the season for solicitations: Be wary, police urge

Door-to-door solicitor in Juanita area raises questions

Top left: Hundreds gather at Marina Park’s lift station to celebrate Kirkland’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event on Saturday
Top left: Hundreds gather at Marina Park’s lift station to celebrate Kirkland’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event on Saturday

Windermere gives KITH grant

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing was recently awarded $35,000 by the Eastside Windermere Foundation. The grant will benefit homeless families with children, and families at risk of homelessness on the greater Eastside.

  • Dec 1, 2008

Brownie Troop holds coat drive

Brownie Troop 43283 at Mark Twain Elementary school is holding a coat drive through Dec. 17 to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s outreach in King County.

  • Dec 1, 2008
Mayor Jim Lauinger (left) honors Officer Jim Kissinger for 25 years of service.

Officer honored for 25 years of service

The city honored Officer Jim Kissinger for 25 years of service with the Kirkland Police Department during a City Council meeting Nov. 18.

  • Dec 1, 2008
Mayor Jim Lauinger (left) honors Officer Jim Kissinger for 25 years of service.
More than 100 gather at a recent benefit event organized by Northwest University students at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue.

Students restore Rwanda one brick at a time

Northwest University students recently learned that hard work and a little heart can make a world of difference. The group of 27 students hosted Restoring Rwanda, a charity banquet and silent auction benefiting the Itafari Foundation.

More than 100 gather at a recent benefit event organized by Northwest University students at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue.
Cary Sutter and daughter

Kirkland Children’s School certified as wildlife habitat

Kirkland Children’s School hosted a wildlife habitat certification celebration on Nov. 15, marking the school’s certification as a wildlife habitat with the National Wildlife Federation. The certification is an important step in the city’s efforts, headed by the Central Houghton Neighborhood Association, to become one of the nation’s few neighborhoods that meet the requirements.

  • Nov 26, 2008
Cary Sutter and daughter

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The free community calendar is published Wednesdays on a space-available basis, and includes free and nonprofit local events and groups. Submit items at least a week in advance of publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Nov 24, 2008
(Above) Hundreds of Hopelink supporters at Marina Park get ready to walk in the eighth annual Turkey Trot event on Nov. 16 that benefited the organization.
(Above) Hundreds of Hopelink supporters at Marina Park get ready to walk in the eighth annual Turkey Trot event on Nov. 16 that benefited the organization.
Top row (from left): Mallory

LW High School dance season kicks off

The Lake Washington Dance Team opened up the 08-09 competition season by hosting their fifth annual competition Nov. 8. The 15 teams competed in the dance, hip hop, pom and drill categories.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Top row (from left): Mallory