Annexation proponents “Citizens for One Kirkland” talked up reasons for the incorporation of their neighborhoods into the city at a community forum at Heritage Hall last Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Touchstone Corporation, the Seattle-based development firm owned by Douglas Howe, recently submitted a plan for Parkplace redevelopment that meets with current city zoning codes, city staff told the Kirkland City Council at its meeting last week.