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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...read more
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:...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 &...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Washington Poultry Quarantine The Washington State Dept. of Agriculture has set an emergency quarantine to protect the commercial poultry industry, small poultry farms and poultry fanciers in Washington State from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, movement restrictions are being placed on poultry and poultry products from areas in Benton and Franklin County. Backyard flocks of chickens, turkeys, ducks and guinea fowl were found to have avian influenza in the area. More than 700 birds have died or been euthanized. The quarantine could be in...read more
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 (View Map of Locations) 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...read more