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Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at DennyFest. Really impressed at the level of interest among our neighbors at making a positive effort to combat climate change. Special thanks to the folks who signed the I-732 petition. Also big thanks to Dave Asher and Shelly Kloba for stopping by and discussing ways in which we can combat climate change at a local, state and national level. Our next regular meeting is on October 25 at 7pm. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Creating the Political Will for a Livable...read more
Listening Session on October 15 at Finn Hill Middle School by Matthew Pruitt A listening session is being developed for the evening of October 15 to be held at Finn Hill Middle School. As the date gets closer a time will be determined and more information will be shared on the FHNA website, through email, and other sources. At this meeting GFL will be using surveys, interactive mapping, instant polling and other methods to get your feedback. We need you! We are not making shelf art here. Our intent is to make a plan that will be reviewed by...read more
October 26 starts the first of weekly work party volunteer events in OO Denny. Every Monday, 9-11am, meet at O.O. Denny Parking lot. Volunteers are needed to work with the Green Kirkland Park Steward, Dave Kreul. The team will spend two hours a week removing invasive plants and planting native plants in order to maintain a beautiful and healthy forest. All tools and gloves are provided for volunteers. Come join the group. For more information,...read more
This year’s DennyFest was held after a rainy morning and in the wake of a Seahawks season opener that didn’t turn out the way the 12th Man wanted. But DennyFest was the perfect antidote to cloudy skies and deflated football fans. Several hundred Finn Hill residents came down to O.O. Denny Park and were treated to fantastic music, great burgers and hot dogs, a selection of pies and a tasty pot of chili. We had arts & crafts and a bouncy house for the kids, a massage tent for those who once were kids but are now feeling their age, and a dog...read more
The Community Kitchen is starting up after a summer vacation. The plan is making Italian food on September 25th. We have a guest Italian cook coming to oversee our efforts. John Maietta manages the downtown Ben Bridge, but he is an Italian from New Jersey, with dual citizenship and a family in the restaurant business. The place is still the kitchen at Inglewood Presbyterian. The time is still last Fridays of the month, beginning at 5:00 in the kitchen. But, some folks must trickle in later, that’s okay. The neighborhood kitchen enjoys...read more
Walking and bicycling can be a great way to get to school. Students get exercise. Traffic around school may be reduced. And fewer cars can help the environment. Before you start, it’s important to make sure the route your student(s) take to walk or bike to school are appropriate. The district’s Safety Advisory Committee asked a subcommittee to review suggested walk routes to the district’s elementary schools. That group worked with traffic and pedestrian safety experts as well as a GIS consultant to develop GIS maps of updated walk routes....read more
Yes, it’s that time again. DennyFest takes place Sunday, September 13, 2015 at O.O. Denny Park from noon to 4. Here are this year’s Top Ten reasons why you should be stopping by: 10. After Wind Storm 2015, O.O. Denny Park has room for a few more limbs. So bring yours. 9. Rumor has it these may be the last four hours of summer so make the most of it. 8. All the talk recently of an earthquake one day has us thinking it’s best to prepare the kids now by sticking them in the bouncy house. 7. Try the chili contest entries and watch your...read more
The Top 10 Reasons to go to DennyFest from the past five years. Along with chili, pies, and dogs (both the edible and barking kinds), DennyFest wouldn’t be what it is without our annual list of reasons why you need to attend. Jeff Hoerth, former president of Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance (now the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance) and the person who inspired the first DennyFest seven years ago, is the ghost writer of these lists. In a couple of days, we’ll issue Jeff’s list of reasons why need to go to DennyFest this Sunday. But if you want...read more
Ready for some footfall? Then get over to Kirkland’s O.O. Denny Park on the shores of Lake Washington to hear the sounds of footsteps parading with dogs, lined up for food, and dancing to live music in the Finn Hill neighborhood annual celebration known as DennyFest. Sponsored by the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA), the fun takes place on Sunday, September 13th from 12pm to 4pm. All area residents and supporters of FHNA are welcome at the 7th annual event. O.O. Denny Park is located at 12032 Holmes Point Drive, about a mile off Juanita...read more
Remember Kirkland 2035? In January of 2014, the City of Kirkland came to Finn Hill. The planning department was beginning a visioning process aimed at planning the next 20 years and asked our community what we hoped for Finn Hill and for Kirkland. This is what you told them: Finn Hill Neighborhood Visioning Comments, January 15, 2014 What makes your neighborhood a great place to live? Over the next few months the city met with other neighborhoods and community groups and finished the comprehensive plan amendment process. Comprehensive...read more