News

GPS units popular in Kirkland — among drivers and thieves alike

The latest must-have for area drivers has turned out to be just as popular among car prowlers, the Kirkland Police Department said. As of May 23, the department has logged 264 car break-ins or “car prowls.” The number represents a 58-percent increase from the same time period last year. Kirkland police crime analyst Kristina Shull said GPS systems are one of the primary reasons behind the spike.

  • May 28, 2008

Community Briefs

Sleep Country USA is looking for pajamas-clad participants to take part in its third annual “Pajama Bowl” for foster children June 1 at the Tech City Bowl in Kirkland.

  • May 26, 2008

Principal retiring after 20 years

Kirkland Adventist School Principal Doug White is retiring at the end of the school year. White will step down June 6 after leading the school for 20 years, teaching on and off there for 32 years.

  • May 26, 2008

A

Continue reading

  • May 26, 2008

Early Seattle-ites jumped ship to Kirkland

“New York has its Brooklyn, San Francisco has its Oakland, Seattle is building its Kirkland.”

  • May 26, 2008

Schools briefs

Andrea Snyder, an assistant cheer coach at Juanita High School, is one of nine recipients nationally to receive the Pinnacle Award for Coaching Excellence, which is sponsored by Cheer, Ltd., Inc. The nine award recipients will be recognized at the 2008 National Cheer Conference (NCC) in Fayetteville, N.C., on May 17.

  • May 21, 2008

Rotary teachers of the year

Diane Fennema of Lake Washington High School and Carol Hinrichs of Kirkland Junior High were recognized by the Kirkland Rotary Club last week as Kirkland’s “Outstanding Educators of the Year.”

  • May 21, 2008

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.