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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
Kirkland Adventist School principal Doug White is retiring at the end of the year after leading the school for 20 years.

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
Kirkland Adventist School principal Doug White is retiring at the end of the year after leading the school for 20 years.

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  • May 26, 2008
The ferry Leschi arriving at a Kirkland dock on April 1946.

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
The ferry Leschi arriving at a Kirkland dock on April 1946.
Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers Lu Harrison folds up a blanket after a portrait photo shoot at Evergreen Hospice on May 8. Harrison was among several residents from Madison House who made and delivered fleece blankets to Evergreen Hospice.
Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers Lu Harrison folds up a blanket after a portrait photo shoot at Evergreen Hospice on May 8. Harrison was among several residents from Madison House who made and delivered fleece blankets to Evergreen Hospice.
Andrea Snyder

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
Andrea Snyder
Rotary teachers of the year

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
Rotary teachers of the year
Mary Glodowski

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
Mary Glodowski
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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
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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
Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers Kirkland Police Lieutenant Mike Ursino was recognized by the city last week for 25 years of service.

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
Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers Kirkland Police Lieutenant Mike Ursino was recognized by the city last week for 25 years of service.
Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers Julie Metteer of the Kirkland Downtown Association gave a presentation during the event at Lake Washington Technical College on May 8.

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
Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers Julie Metteer of the Kirkland Downtown Association gave a presentation during the event at Lake Washington Technical College on May 8.
Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers Dave Ramstad takes a photo of a car in the Lee Johnson collection at a classic “tri-five” car show at the Lee Johnson car dealership in Kirkland on May 10. The dealership is hosting a number of classic car shows and other events throughout the month of May for its 75th anniversary. Details and more information are available at www.leejohnson75years.com.
Katherine Ganter/Reporter Newspapers Dave Ramstad takes a photo of a car in the Lee Johnson collection at a classic “tri-five” car show at the Lee Johnson car dealership in Kirkland on May 10. The dealership is hosting a number of classic car shows and other events throughout the month of May for its 75th anniversary. Details and more information are available at www.leejohnson75years.com.

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
Around 150 people worked to clear a swath of blackberries at Cotton Hill Park for Earth Day.

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.

Around 150 people worked to clear a swath of blackberries at Cotton Hill Park for Earth Day.
Jim Diers

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
Jim Diers

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