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Sept 13 Work Party in Big Finn Hill Park

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee, Trails | 0 comments

Sept 13 Work Party in Big Finn Hill Park

Support sustainable, environmentally sensible trails in Big Finn Hill Park and volunteer!   Join us Sept 13 ( 9 am to 1 pm)  to address two trails that go through several inches of standing water in the wet season:  one will be rerouted slightly onto higher ground  and the second will have the “Rock Garden” removed (for future replanting) in preparation for construction of a boardwalk. At the same time a group will install a bench for meditation at the top of the Madonna grove.  All skill and energy levels are welcome. If driving,...

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Sept 27th Juanita Woodlands Deer Meadow Planting Work Party

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Blog, Events, Featured, Juanita Woodlands, Volunteer | 0 comments

Sept 27th Juanita Woodlands Deer Meadow Planting Work Party

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...

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September 26: Community Kitchen

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Blog, Community Committee, Events | 0 comments

September 26: Community Kitchen

Inglewood’s Neighborhood Kitchen Annette loves people and cooking, and she is starting a community kitchen here on Finn Hill. The purpose of a community kitchen is to come together, cook the food, then eat it together. Next Kitchen: September 26th, 6-9pm at Inglewood Presbyterian Church. Cost: $5 (to cover ingredients) Menu: The menu plan is chicken fricassee, farro and wild rice pilaf with mushrooms and thyme, an autumn-inspired salad, and apple dumplings. Contact: info@eastsidecommunitykitchen.org About Community Kitchens Canada has...

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FHNA at the Juanita Beach Market

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog, Community Committee | 0 comments

FHNA at the Juanita Beach Market

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.

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September Events: Attend DennyFest and the Deer Meadow Planting in the Woodlands

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Blog, Denny Fest, Events, Juanita Woodlands, Volunteer | 0 comments

September Events: Attend DennyFest and the Deer Meadow Planting in the Woodlands

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...

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Aug 15: Juanita Beach Farmer’s Market Meet & Greet

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog, Events, Volunteer | 0 comments

Aug 15: Juanita Beach Farmer’s Market Meet & Greet

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...

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Cars for the Cause: some Fourth of July frolicking photos

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog, Events, Fourth of July | 0 comments

Cars for the Cause: some Fourth of July frolicking photos

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...

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Pick those blackberries (and don’t worry about getting busted!)

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Pick those blackberries (and don’t worry about getting busted!)

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...

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Enjoy the water, but be safe

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Blog, Safety | 0 comments

Enjoy the water, but be safe

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...

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Family Trust Offers Parcel Adjacent to Juanita Heights Park

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog, Eastern Finn Hill Expansion, Parks, Policy Committee, Stewardship Committee | Comments Off

Family Trust Offers Parcel Adjacent to Juanita Heights Park

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....

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