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Leah Berner is the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance photographer. The winter scene on the home page is photographed by Leah looking at the East Cascades. After earning her degree in Fine Art, Leah continued to pursue photography because she has always had a passion for photos and art since she was young. In her teens and twenties she traveled to many different countries all over the world, photographing the beauty everywhere. In the nineties with the advent of digital photography, she started experimenting with this new form of photographic technology, and has learned much since then through extensive experience with a camera and in the editing room as well. She loves old-fashioned photography and developing rooms, however, digital photography has captured the center of her attention in her artistic quest. She says, “It is the perfect outlet for me to express my love of color and design in nature, people and things because the possibilities with digital editing are endless. So much room for creativity!” Contact Leah Berner for photography services. Leah Berner photography slide...read more
Magnitude 9.0: Survive and Thrive After a Disaster – Open House is this Saturday, 2/6, at Kirkland City Hall. The City of Kirkland Office of Emergency Management & Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council are hosting a Disaster Open House in the Council Chambers of Kirkland City Hall this Saturday, February 6th. Come see a series of highly entertaining and interactive vignettes that run at the start of every hour: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and 12:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to connect with a local source for disaster preparedness supplies, sample food that is delicious in a disaster, as well as: Speak with representatives from Kirkland’s Office of Emergency Management Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Learn important things like: How drones help in a disaster What to do around downed power lines How to store water safely for use in a disaster Many people are working hard to make this a fantastic, informative, and fun activity. Please tell all of your friends about this exciting event. See you...read more
Finn Hill Neighborhood Planning Process is Underway The video below is from the November 14th community meeting. This is the first Neighborhood Plan for Finn Hill since the area was annexed to the City of Kirkland in 2011. The development of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan is expected to be completed in December 2016. Thanks to Barbara Travers for preparing this video! For more information on the neighborhood planning process and to access the Finn Hill Neighborhood Planning page on the City of Kirkland website visit the Finn Hill Neighborhood Planning page visit City of Kirkland’s website – Finn Hill Planning...read more
Starting March 1, 2016 disposable plastic bags will be banned in the City of Kirkland. The program restricts retailers from offering plastic bags to consumers at the point of sale. This new policy provides an incentive to consumers to bring their own reusable bags when they shop by requiring retailers to charge at least five cents for each large paper shopping bag. Retailers may continue to provide plastic bags for items such as bulk and frozen foods, meat and fish, and take-out foods….learn more here: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/Public_Works/solidwaste/plastic-bag-ordinance/business-faqs.htm...read more
Are you interested in ham radios? The city is hosting a hands-on event for those who are interested in learning about critical communication relays, different types of equipment and the use of such equipment in an emergency. When: January 30th, 2016, 9:00-noon Where: Inglewood Presbyterian Church, 7718 NE 141st St, Kirkland Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-802-1881read more
Do you love to garden? The Kirkland Parks Foundation has met its fundraising goal to complete a community learning garden at McAuliffe Park,and they are looking for volunteers. The learning garden will serve as a center for learning about composting, organic gardening, nutrition, and other topics related to sustainable food production. Seattle Tilth leads volunteer work parties every fourth Thursday of the month, 4-7 p.m. To find out more about volunteering, email email@example.com. More info:...read more
The Kirkland Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) continues to meet monthly. We are preparing for our upcoming meeting with Representative DelBene to ask for her support of a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend. On the state level we are writing to encourage our legislature to pass I-732. On a local level we were very pleased to have City Council members, Dave Asher and Shelly Kloba stop by our January meeting and discuss local measures to improve transportation and reduce carbon emissions in our region. Our next meeting is Sunday February 28 at 7 pm. Please contact Susan Vossler firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining...read more
The City of Kirkland just published the latest issue of “City Update.” This issue includes articles about: Sound Transit 3 candidate projects The planned Jan. 11 Community Update Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan… The 2016 City Council (and how to contact Council Members) Fire and emergency medical improvements City Hall remodel Plastic Bag Reduction Program Critical Areas Ordinance update You can access the newsletter here: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/City+Updates/City+Update+4th+Quarter+2015.pdf...read more
Waste Management will collect Christmas trees free of charge during the first two full weeks of January 2016: January 4 through January 15. Trees must be no more than six (6) feet in length; larger trees should be cut in half to meet the length requirement. Trees must also be unflocked and undecorated. Single Family Residential customers are asked to place your tree at the curb before 7 a.m. on your regular service day. Multifamily Residential customers are asked to place your tree next to your property’s garbage...read more
On Jan 01, 2016 there will be a Free Day at St Edward State park and the First Hike. The Family hike is sponsored by Friends of St Edward State Park. Ranger Scotti, Bob and Janice Gerrish are volunteering to lead a family oriented walk in the State Park. Time: 10 am to noon. Dogs on leashes welcome. Dress for the weather. We will have maps of the park. Where we walk and what we talk about will be weather dependent, the abilities of the group and trail conditions. We will start in front of the...read more