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Lunch Buddies needed at AG Bell Elementary

AG Bell Elementary is looking for mentors to participate in the school’s Lunch Buddy Program. Volunteers should be able to commit to one hour a week between 12:00-1:00 to be a listener and mentor to a student who would benefit from a little extra one-on-one attention. Lunch Buddies do not provide lunch for their student. For more information visit www.schools.lwsd.org/bell/lunch_buddies.htm or contact Jana Robertson at 425-822-7450 or jrobertson@lwsd.org.

  • Sep 16, 2008
(Left to Right) Front Row:  Ofc. Chuck Pierce
(Left to Right) Front Row:  Ofc. Chuck Pierce

New routes, more trips on Metro

With ridership nearly 7 percent higher than this time last year, Metro Transit is adding two new bus routes and more service on 20 routes throughout King County beginning Saturday, Sept. 20.

  • Sep 16, 2008

Puget Sound Energy plans area upgrade to several projects

Puget Sound Energy is investing approximately $421 million in service-area infrastructure improvements in 2008, of which about $247 million is earmarked for capacity and reliability upgrades, and about $174 million is allocated to meet growing customer needs.

  • Sep 16, 2008
Points on the map indicate areas in Kirkland that have had recent car prowls.

Car prowls continue to plague Kirkland neighborhoods

The urge to enjoy Kirkland’s outdoors in the summer months increasingly seems to draw out a certain type of thief, recent police reports show.

  • Sep 16, 2008
Points on the map indicate areas in Kirkland that have had recent car prowls.
Permitting developments in downtown Kirkland will be blocked by a proposed moratorium

Kirkland City Council considering downtown building moratorium

Building heights in downtown Kirkland will soon get a closer look.

  • Sep 16, 2008
Permitting developments in downtown Kirkland will be blocked by a proposed moratorium
The City of Kirkland will raise property taxes another 1 percent this year but it won't be enough to cover the city's projected short-fall. The city only receives around 15 percent of property tax paid to the state.

Kirkland Hosts Budget Open Houses in September

Financial Condition, Strategies to Balance Budget to be Presented

  • Sep 11, 2008
The City of Kirkland will raise property taxes another 1 percent this year but it won't be enough to cover the city's projected short-fall. The city only receives around 15 percent of property tax paid to the state.
Kirkland Reporter's new editor

Carrie Wood named editor of Kirkland Reporter

Carrie Wood is the new editor of the Kirkland Reporter.

  • Sep 11, 2008
Kirkland Reporter's new editor
Northwest University junior Teresa Garcia (left) and senior Jason Hatcher help new student Kaila Hammond move her belongings from her car to her dorm room.

Orientation week kicks off for Northwest University students

New students had barely pulled up to the curb when all the commotion began.

  • Sep 11, 2008
Northwest University junior Teresa Garcia (left) and senior Jason Hatcher help new student Kaila Hammond move her belongings from her car to her dorm room.

Kirkland Gets Cooler with Green Learning Opportunities

Sustainable September includes free public workshops, educational symposiums and an outdoor Green Festival concurrent with the Kirkland Wednesday Market.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Juanita grad earns WSU scholarship

Crystal V. Gaston will receive a $1,000 Marriott/Cody Rickert Memorial Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year at Washington State University.

  • Sep 11, 2008

City survey to check on failing septic systems

Kirkland property owners of septic tanks will soon receive a mailed notice seeking responses to a survey that will help identify signs of failure and explain how to cease the use of a septic system and connect to the city’s system.

  • Sep 11, 2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Calendars are published Wednesdays on a space-available basis. Items must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Submit items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Ten students from Kirkland have graduated from Eastern

Ten students from Kirkland have graduated from Eastern Washington University. They are:

  • Sep 9, 2008
Front Row: Coach Lindsey Beck

Lk. Washington Dance Team ties for second

The Lake Washington High School’s Dance Team tied for second place at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) summer camp July 27, held at the University of Puget Sound.

  • Sep 9, 2008
Front Row: Coach Lindsey Beck
Jenn Wrenn and Katy Rock

Circus of Dreams hopes to bring joy to sick kids

In July 2007 at age 28, Katy Rock was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors. Now in her 11th round of chemotherapy out of 12, she is doing well, but she wanted to help others.

  • Sep 9, 2008
Jenn Wrenn and Katy Rock

Corrections

In a photo caption and story and concerning AIDS charity Rosehedge Aug. 13, Planning Commission member Karen Tennyson was mistakenly identified as wife of Mayor James L. Lauinger. They are not married.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Kirkland Reporter’s historical archives to be offered through Google

The entire historic archive of the Kirkland Reporter will be made freely available online.

  • Sep 8, 2008
Cpl. Deb McGuire of the Kirkland Police Department gets ready to start a patrol.

The night patrol: The Reporter rides along as Cpl. Deb. McGuire patrols Kirkland’s streets

Kirkland sometimes may take the quiet, family-friendly town atmosphere for granted, but Kirkland Police Corporal Deb McGuire is keeping a close watch to make sure things stay that way.

  • Sep 8, 2008
Cpl. Deb McGuire of the Kirkland Police Department gets ready to start a patrol.

Burnsteads to aid Friends of Youth

The Burnsteads, a local family of independent home building companies, will be conducting its annual Helping Hands Project on Sept. 6 for Friends of Youth’s New Ground Kirkland, a new transitional living program that will open in mid-October.

  • Sep 4, 2008