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We received some great volunteer help to staff our booth at the most recent Juanita Friday Market! You are never too young to volunteer! Come by and visit us on September 5th at the Market or better yet, at DennyFest on Sunday, September 7th at O.O. Denny Park.read more
Finn Hill friends and neighbors: This is a quick note to alert you to 2 community events coming up in September. DennyFest, Sunday, September 7 Yes, it’s our annual neighborhood celebration in O.O. Denny Park from noon to 4pm. As always the music will be terrific – Geoffrey Castle and his band will be back, joined by Bochinche, a fantastic Afro-Caribbean group – and the chili and pies will be great, and the dog show will be fun… and it will all be free! The bouncy house, the fortune teller, the magician, the crafts table will be there, along...read more
What: FHNA at the Juanita Beach Farmer’s Market ….. come volunteer and meet & greet your neighbors. Why: The purpose is offering Finn Hill residents who stop by the tent, an opportunity to sign up their email addresses for neighborhood news. Brochures are available on Finn Hill and Finn Hill park trail guides. When: This is a meet & greet FHNA neighborhood tent this Friday, August 15 and Friday, September 5. Shifts: Shifts are in 2 hour increments and hours begin at 2pm for setup and end at 8pm for takedown. #1: 2pm-4pm...read more
It was the ’40s last 4th, with cars for the cause Kirkland’s Fourth of July parade this year was ’70 years after D Day’…. So FHNA managed to snag the Andrews Sisters and Miss Downtown Kirkland 1941, fresh from a USO show, singing “ Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B,” with patriotic flair. Check out the slideshow below to see some of the great moments captured during the 2014 Fourth of July parade. This slideshow requires...read more
It’s blackberry season. Here, at the sunny end of summer, we don’t have to worry about supplies of ripe blackberries running out, at least for a few weeks. As in many locations throughout the United States, particularly the north, blackberries hit the peak of their season in late July and last through early autumn. The blackberry, a delicious, healthy berry that’s been part of the human diet for thousands of years, loves Finn Hill. Although blackberry-picking is apparently illegal in the city of Seattle in city parks, where it’s regulated as...read more
Run, dash, splash! We are blessed to live in a place surrounded by water, where we can swim, fish, water ski, sail and kayak, among many other aquatic delights. However, Washington State, and our own O.O. Denny Park beach, are also home to many water injuries. In our state, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury death for children and teenagers aged 1 to 17. There were 122 drowning deaths among residents of King County from the years 2008 to 2012, an average of 31 per year, according to King County statistics. In the United...read more
Good news! On Tuesday night City Council authorized staff to move forward with the purchase of another parcel of land to expand Juanita Heights Park. The parcel was in a family trust and is being sold to the City for $10,000, which is 1/5 of it’s assessed value! Great job City of Kirkland! FHNA is still working to acquire more than 8 acres adjacent to the park....read more
Help keep the deer of Finn Hill fed! This is the only woodlands event this year. What: Volunteers are needed to help plant vegetation and to remove invasive species in Juanita Woodlands to create deer meadow. When: Come join us on Saturday, September 27th at 9am Where: Meet at 120th Street trail head on the east side of Juanita Drive at 76th. Over the past few years, many of you have helped restore the Juanita Woodlands by planting over 5000 trees and removing seemingly endless mats ivy, blackberries, and archangel. This year, we’ve got...read more
From the The City of Kirkland 2035 Project Team: Over 160 residents, business representatives, and community members participated. Results of the comments we heard on existing and future Neighborhood Plans have been posted to the Kirkland 2035 Learning Center webpage (under “Neighborhood Plan Sessions”). Posted are the notes from each meeting, public comments, and slideshow presentation. The next steps will be to pare down the list of comments received on the Neighborhood Plans from the first and second sessions with the Planning Commission...read more
Beautiful day for a parade last Friday and FHNA was well represented in downtown Kirkland on the 4th. FHNA Board member Francesca Lyman rode with Deborah Stelfox, Michael-Ellyn Schetzle, Marc Ackerman and Marit Zimmerman in two antique cars graciously loaned by Finn Hill residents Tony and Dee Zimmerman. Carol Ann Parker (in hat) and Sandy Noll graciously volunteered to carry the banner as music from the ’40s played from the cars to go along with the theme this year of celebrating D-Day’s 70th anniversary.read more