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Kirkland resident and bee hobbyist Jason Nelson holds up a box containing more than 10

It’s that time for local honeybee hobbyists

There was a lot of buzzing going on in Cary Therriault’s garage last April 20.

  • Apr 30, 2008
Kirkland resident and bee hobbyist Jason Nelson holds up a box containing more than 10
Local Latin scholars from Stella Schola middle school: back row (left to right)

LW’s Maser second in poetry competition

The New Poet’s Society held an awards ceremony for student writers on April 20 at Lake Washington High School’s Cadle Theatre. Students from Redmond, Lake Washington and Eastlake High Schools competed against others from their school and final poetry selections were then forwarded to the New Poet’s Society to be considered for scholarships and other prizes.

  • Apr 30, 2008
Local Latin scholars from Stella Schola middle school: back row (left to right)
Scott Fowler

Kirkland’s man

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  • Apr 23, 2008
Scott Fowler
Reader Don McGehe submitted this photo of two ducks hanging around outside the door at the Bartell Drugs in Houghton. McGehe found out that Marilyn Love

A quick duck into Bartell’s

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  • Apr 16, 2008
Reader Don McGehe submitted this photo of two ducks hanging around outside the door at the Bartell Drugs in Houghton. McGehe found out that Marilyn Love
Froni Mangouras carries dishes past the newly renovated bar area at George’s Place on April 5. What has been a time of upheaval for many has been a turn of good fortune for others. George’s Place

Downtown trend is ‘destination’ restaurants

Restaurants under the McLeod project umbrella have already begun to clear out. Peruvian restaurant Mixtura left two weeks ago. Sasi’s Cafe plans to be out May 3. World of Wrapps is long gone. And Italian-inspired Calabria is looking for a new home. The four are making way for a four-story, 157,000-square-foot mixed-use office and retail building along Lake Street South between the Bank of America property and 2nd Avenue South that recently gained approval from the city.

  • Apr 16, 2008
Froni Mangouras carries dishes past the newly renovated bar area at George’s Place on April 5. What has been a time of upheaval for many has been a turn of good fortune for others. George’s Place

Local farmer’s markets opening

Farmers markets are close to opening. Here’s where to find them:

  • Apr 16, 2008
Mayor Lauinger (left) with Steve Lerian.

More Briefs

The Madison House Retirement Community will host its 2nd Annual Red Hat Extravaganza tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area Chapters of the Social Club will attend the event, which will feature a Fashion Show and a wide range of vendors from chocolate, cosmetics, jewelry and purses. Madison House expects 300 ladies over the age of 65 this year.

  • Apr 14, 2008
Mayor Lauinger (left) with Steve Lerian.
In Brief

In Brief

The Rotary Club of Kirkland announced its annual scholarship awards April 7.

  • Apr 14, 2008
In Brief
Rick Smith

Nonprofit promotes new high school rivalry: poetry

Athletic rivalry between the ‘Stangs, Kangs and Wolves is nothing new. Now students from Redmond, Lake Washington and Eastlake High Schools are facing off in a very different field -- the field of poetry. And there’s money at stake.

  • Apr 14, 2008
Rick Smith
Kamiakin Junior High director of bands Ward S. Brannman leads the jazz ensemble as the Kamiakin Community Concert begins on April 8. The concert acted as a “pass the hat” fundraiser for the Hot Dog USA jump rope team
Kamiakin Junior High director of bands Ward S. Brannman leads the jazz ensemble as the Kamiakin Community Concert begins on April 8. The concert acted as a “pass the hat” fundraiser for the Hot Dog USA jump rope team

In Brief

Kirkland neighborhoods will be busy in the coming weeks with the following public walks:

  • Apr 14, 2008

Green 2.0: Eco-living goes high-tech in Kirkland

Ever wondered what your impact is on the environment? With an online community of two million members, Kirkland-based EarthLab.com might have the answer.

  • Apr 14, 2008
Cindy Reynolds
Cindy Reynolds

City’s crime rate stayed low in 2007

Kirkland’s below average crime rate stayed low in 2007, according to statistics released by the Kirkland Police Department.

  • Apr 9, 2008
Lily Palido and her grandson Zane Anderson visited the Kent Animal Shelter last Wednesday to look for a dog to adopt. King County has come under fire for the management of its two shelters. Other than the Kent shelter

County executive’s office calls shelter review ‘frustrating’

King County Executive Ron Sims plans to release a report this week to the County Council rebutting many of the recent findings by consultant Nathan Winograd over the county’s management of its two animal shelters.

  • Apr 9, 2008
Lily Palido and her grandson Zane Anderson visited the Kent Animal Shelter last Wednesday to look for a dog to adopt. King County has come under fire for the management of its two shelters. Other than the Kent shelter
Áegis of Kirkland resident Mike Davies (right) shares a baseball story with KOMO Radio’s Tracy Schakohl. Davies’ baseball memories will be featured on air throughout the Mariners’ season.

Local baseball memories hitting Mariners airwaves

If you ask 77-year-old Mike Davies to reflect on his memories of baseball, he’ll gladly dip into a deep pool of nostalgia and recollection.

  • Apr 7, 2008
Áegis of Kirkland resident Mike Davies (right) shares a baseball story with KOMO Radio’s Tracy Schakohl. Davies’ baseball memories will be featured on air throughout the Mariners’ season.
In “Corteo” four women

Cirque du Soleil swings back through Eastside this month

The international sensation Cirque du Soleil returns to Redmond --- King County’s Marymoor Park, to be precise -- this April 24 to May 25. Since its inception in the 1980s, the Montreal, Quebec-based “Circus of the Sun” -- as translated in French -- has dazzled spectators with its reimagination of the circus concept, using no animals and showcasing the beauty of human movement.

  • Apr 7, 2008
In “Corteo” four women

Hopelink makes school hunger summer effort

Hopelink, a north and east King County nonprofit organization, has launched its annual “End Summer Hunger” fund and food drive to help feed 11,000 school-aged children in its service area and support the agency’s homelessness prevention programs. Each summer, nearly 14 percent of schoolchildren in north and east King County face hunger because their schools’ subsidized meal programs, on which they depend during the school year, are not available.

  • Apr 7, 2008

In Brief

The Kirkland-based East Lake Washington Audubon Society (ELWAS) last week announced its new board of directors for 2008. Serving for the next year are: Christy Anderson, president; Cindy Balbuena, vice president; Ellen Homan, treasurer; Carmen Almodovar, secretary; Tricia Kishel, Margaret Lie and Helen LaBouy, at-large Board Members, Brian Bell, birding chair; Tim McGruder, conservation chair; Mary Britton-Simmons, education chair; and Sunny Walter, membership chair.

  • Apr 7, 2008
Karla Woodle helps her son Brendyn
Karla Woodle helps her son Brendyn