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Young Artists Exhibition at the Kirkland Summerfest Music & Arts Festival Calling all young artists – you are invited to exhibit your artwork at the Young Artists Exhibition at the Kirkland Summerfest Arts & Music Festival. The festival is August 7-8, 2015 and the Young Artists Exhibition is a one-day show that takes place Saturday, August 8th during the 4th annual Kirkland Summerfest. Submit your artwork between June 30th and August 1st. For full details about the theme, prizes, and submission, please view Entry Form...read more
“I had known this barn and house for my entire life, because I lived across the street from them. I loved them. They had many sentimental and historical values to me. Upon seeing that many of the older houses in my neighborhood were being demolished, I decided to try and preserve the history in my neighborhood, particularly the barn and house.” by Victor Bahna Here is the latest issue of the Kirkland Heritage Society newsletter. This edition features a story by Victor Bahna about a Finn Hill barn and house built in 1910. This...read more
Dear Finn Hill Neighbor: As a way of keeping in touch with the interests and needs of the community, the Kirkland City Council would like to meet with you and your neighbors on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Finn Hill Middle School (8040 NE 132nd St). This is a great opportunity to meet Council Members and City staff in an informal setting to discuss issues which may be of interest to you and your fellow neighbors. Please plan to arrive at 6:45 p.m. for casual conversations with your Council Members. The general meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. To...read more
Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) will meet next on June 7 at 7 pm. We are a grassroots group formed by concerned local residents that has affiliated with the national CCL organization. We focus on enabling ordinary citizens to take positive action to combat climate change. We are working to close the door on fossil fuel in order to open the door to a modern clean energy economy. Recently, some of our group met with Rep Suzan DelBene to discuss climate change. We’ll share results of that meeting and discuss more ways to “create the...read more
The Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods (KAN) is a coalition of the City’s Neighborhood Associations. KAN fosters communication and awareness of issues affecting the neighborhoods among the Neighborhood Associations, the City and appropriate entities. KAN is an effective, collegial voice for the neighborhoods and a valued resource for the City. To learn more about the Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods go here. Next meeting is May 13, 7 p.m.City Hall, Peter Kirk Room, 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland...read more
The Kirkland City Council would like to extend an invitation to the residents and business members of the Finn Hill neighborhood to a Special Meeting of the Kirkland City Council on Wednesday, May 27. Please plan to arrive at 6:45 p.m. for casual conversations with your City Council members. The general meeting will start at 7 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Finn Hill Middle School and will provide an opportunity to meet City Council members and City staff in a relaxed, informal setting and discuss any issues which may be of interest or...read more
Two Finn Hill safety projects were approved at last night’s City Council meeting. FHNA board members submitted these requests as part of the City’s Neighborhood Safety Program, which prioritizes proposed projects that address pedestrian and bicycle safety issues in Kirkland’s neighborhoods. The approved Finn Hill projects include: A Rapid Flashing Beacon at 84th Avenue NE and NE 138th Street (near Thoreau Elementary and the entrance to Big Finn Hill Park). A radar speed sign on Juanita Drive (in the vicinity of Woodlands...read more
Thank You! A BIG thank you to all who gave to FHNA during the May 5th GiveBIG event. We received 43 donations totaling $4345. With the Seattle Foundation’s stretch dollars, we expect that our receipts for GiveBIG will exceed $4500, which is a terrific result. We will put your generous contributions to work making Finn Hill an even more wonderful community. Thanks again, Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance board of directorsread more
GiveBIG is happening now: donate to FHNA today and the Seattle Foundation will supplement your contribution with an additional contribution. Just hit the button below and follow the instructions on the Seattle Foundation’s site: Why Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance? We’re your neighborhood association – we’ve saved parkland, we work to improve zoning and traffic safety regulations, and we sponsor community events like the Finn Hill garage sale and DennyFest. We’re collaborating with the City on Finn Hill’s first neighborhood plan – FHNA...read more
Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends, Every year in May, the Seattle Foundation sponsors GiveBIG, a one day event in which the foundation adds money to whatever you contribute that day to your favorite non-profits. This is a terrific way to add some bang to your charitable bucks. This year’s GiveBIG is Tuesday, May 5 – Cinco de mayo. Will you help FHNA with a donation? Why Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance? We’re your neighborhood association – we’ve saved parkland, we work to improve zoning and traffic safety regulations, and...read more