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Spring Meeting Recap

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Blog, Community Meetings, Events | 0 comments

Spring Meeting Recap

We had very good attendance at the March neighborhood meeting. We first provided an overview of the process and timeline for completion of our very first neighborhood plan! If you want to get involved, please email matt@finnhillalliance.org. The remainder of the meeting included discussion with the developers of the Radke property 18-home development east of Juanita Drive and north of NE 125th Street (see attached map). They provided an overview of their planned development and answered questions from the audience. There were also several...

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Neighborhood Climate Action Initiative

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Blog, Climate Action, Events | 1 comment

Neighborhood Climate Action Initiative

At the recent neighborhood meeting Susan Vossler and Jim Salmon introduced a neighborhood initiative “Climate Action.” This is a Finn Hill grassroots movement of friends and neighbors who want to address climate change by: describing a path forward; empowering local voices; building the political will; and ensuring a livable world. For monthly meeting information contact Susan Vossler (vosslerm1@comcast.net). Next meeting is Sunday April 26 at 7 pm. The Climate Action initiative is an affiliate of the Citizens Climate Lobby, learn more by...

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Aerial Views of WWII era Kirkland buildings

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Blog, FHNA History | 0 comments

Aerial Views of WWII era Kirkland buildings

The Kirkland Heritage Society has the January/February 2015 Blackberry Preserves newsletter available.  View PDF: KHS_2015vol22issue2 The feature article is by Vic Armfield who writes about Kirkland’s Part in the WWII War Effort. He has an aerial view guide to help orient the WWII era Kirkland buildings. Loita Hawkinson, the Editor writes, “On May 27, 2015 please join us for an evening lecture with State Architectural Historian Michael Houser. Mr. Houser will be sharing his knowledge of Post WWII design and construction and how a...

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Wed., March 25th Neighborhood Meeting

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Blog, Community Meetings, Events Committee | 0 comments

Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends: Welcome to the first day of Spring! It seems fitting to mark the occasion by inviting you to come to our first general meeting of the year! Date & Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7 pm. Location: Finn Hill Middle School Cafeteria (8040 Northeast 132nd Street Kirkland, WA 98034.) The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) is hosting a neighborhood meeting in the cafeteria/meeting hall. Please come! The meeting is open to everyone and will offer two important perspectives on how Finn Hill is changing:...

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Neighborhood Garage Sale Sat. April 25, 2015

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in Blog, Events Committee, FHNA Garage Sale | 2 comments

The Third Annual Finn Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale is April 25th, 2015. Treasures are found and money is made in this ultimate recycling event… Start collecting your clutter and sign up! The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) will do it all: promotion, advertising, maps, and signage. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Garage Sale Time If you would like to participate send the following information: Your Name Your Address Your e-mail Send a brief description of items for sale (i.e. baby clothing, toys, tools, etc.) Only your address and list of items for...

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It’s Almost Spring: Time to Head to the Trails

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog, Maps of Finn Hill & Kirkland, Resources, Stewardship Committee, Trails | 0 comments

It’s Almost Spring: Time to Head to the Trails

O.O. Denny Park Trail Guide Do you have a copy of the newest Finn Hill Trail Guide? With spring in the air, now is the time to get it! Last May, a new trail guide showing the trails, trailheads, and points of interest within O.O. Denny Park, MacDonald Memorial Preserve, and a portion of Big Finn Hill Park was release. You can download it here. A special thanks goes to FHNA’s trail mapping subcommittee including Kristen Lloyd, Scott Maco, Ellen Haas, and Francesca Lyman for developing the trail...

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Big Finn Hill Park Trail Maps

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog, Maps of Finn Hill & Kirkland, Resources, Trails | 0 comments

Big Finn Hill Park Trail Maps

The Big Finn Hill Park Trails plan rolled out to the public in  June 2013 was the culmination of a year of meetings by a group of diverse park users. The plan was signed by King County Park director Kevin Brown in March of 2014. A group called “Friends of Big Finn Hill trails” with representatives from neighbors, walkers, dog walkers, mountain bikers, at large and King County Parks convened in mid 2014 to lead the implementation of the plan. Monthly meetings are announced on King County Parks website. Relevant Links &...

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March 25: Upcoming Community Meeting

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Blog, Community Meetings, Events | 0 comments

March 25: Upcoming Community Meeting

You’re Invited!  Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is hosting a Spring Meeting this Wednesday, March 25, at 7pm in the Finn Hill Middle School cafeteria (8040 132nd Street). Please join us for updates and discussions on a number of important topics including the planned Radke property 18-home development in our neighborhood; the creation of a Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan; and updates on the Aquatic Recreation Center, the fire station, Juanita Drive and other transportation projects in our neighborhood. We’ll also talk about...

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4Culture to help fund FHNA’s “After Oso” Landslide video

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

4Culture to help fund FHNA’s “After Oso” Landslide video

This March 22 marks the anniversary of the massive landslide in Oso, WA. that sent muddy debris spilling across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and tragically led to the deaths of 43 Washingtonians. Next month’s commemorations will be a terribly sad occasion for friends and relatives of the victims of the devastating mudslide that was thought to be triggered by extraordinary rainfall. However, because thousands of people are at risk for future landslides in the Puget Sound area, the event will also be an opportunity...

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UW Tests New Earthquake Early Warning System

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Blog, Emergency Preparedness | 1 comment

UW Tests New Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington and Oregon will be covered by software program which opens testers’ computers and shows the earthquake epicenter, its magnitude, and the time before shaking. The trials will run about a year. The trial group includes Boeing, Microsoft, Sound Transit, Providence Hospital and other hospitals, transportation agencies, utilities and emergency managers. They are meeting Feb 12th to implement the trial. In Japan, similar earthquake alerts have been used to slow bullet trains to prevent derailment, trigger automated earthquake and tsunami...

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