Latest News on Finn Hill April-May 2013

Latest News on Finn Hill April-May 2013

Finn Hill Neighbors and Friends:

April-May 2013. Here’s a quick report on notable events and developments on Finn Hill. There is a lot going on: 

  •  Saturday, April 27 – Fabulous Finn Hill Garage Sale Extravaganza: If you looking for deals this weekend, or just need an excuse to hopscotch around Finn Hill, check out all of Finn Hill’s garage sales this Saturday. You’re bound to find that lava lamp you’re looking for. A map and details on what’s being sold are available on our website. (Note: you’ll find 3 garage sales in Hermosa Vista alone. Expand the map to see all 3.) 


  • Juanita Drive Corridor Study – Sign Up & Get Involved: As City officials announced at last month’s FHNA meeting, Kirkland is looking at enhancing safety for all users of the Juanita Drive – drivers, cyclists, and walkers. They are assembling a list serv and also are collecting names of residents who want to attend community meetings to provide input and respond to proposals. The City is particularly interested in hearing from people who use Metro on Juanita Drive. You can learn more on the City’s web page describing the study 


  •  Surface Water Management Open House, Wednesday, May 1 – 6:30pm : It doesn’t sound exciting, until your backyard slides down the hill or your road floods. But surface water management is a big deal around here, and continued development is changing how rainwater flows down our streets and slopes. The City is holding an open house at the Finn Hill Middle School cafeteria – at 8040 NE 132nd  Street – to update the neighborhood on Kirkland’s new surface and storm water management plan. The event will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Here’s the invitation. You can learn more about the planning process on the City’s surface water management web page. 


  •  Big Finn Hill Park Work Party, Sunday, May 5 – 9am-Noon: Build your biceps, and beautify our corner of the world, by pulling ivy and other invasives. Volunteers will meet in the woods north of the soccer/lacrosse field. Bring gloves and water, and wear a long-sleeved shirt. Contact: 


  •  DennyFest Organizational Meeting, Wednesday, May 8 – 7pm:  DennyFest, our annual celebration in O.O. Denny Park, is scheduled for Sunday, September 8. We are starting to plan the event now, and we need volunteers. Our first organizational meeting will convene at Urban Coffee in Juanita Village on May 8 at 7pm. Contact: 


  • GiveBIG! – Wednesday, May 15: FHNA is working hard to be a responsive neighborhood group that represents your interests and enhances our quality of life on Finn Hill. It takes money to do this, so we count our your financial support – which is tax deductible, by the way. If you want to help us, please mark May 15 on your calendar for a donation on behalf of FHNA. Donations made to  FHNA made through the GiveBig website on May15 will qualify FHNA for additional contributions from GiveBIG sponsors. This is a great way to put more punch into contribution. We’ll send out more information in May, but if you want to learn more about GiveBIG now, click here. 


  •  Next FHNA Members’ Meeting – Wednesday, May 29 – 7pm: Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for the last Wednesday in May. As usual we’ll meet in the Finn Hill Middle School cafeteria. Details on the agenda will be forthcoming. 


and, finally, 


  •   Chaffey PAR – Deferred: At its meeting last Tuesday, April 16, the City Council voted unanimously to defer consideration of the Chaffey PAR until a Finn Hill neighborhood plan is developed. Thanks to everyone who contacted Council members about this issue. Your voices have been heard! Stay tuned for announcements about progress on a neighborhood plan.



Scott Morris

Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance – President

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