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Dear Finn Hill friends and neighbors: Happy holidays, everyone. Here are some announcements about upcoming events – and some updates about City projects that affect Finn Hill: Public Meeting: On realignment of Sandburg/Thoreau/Juanita elementary school boundaries Date & Time: Monday, December 15, 6:30 – 8:30pm Location: Juanita High School Commons As you may know, the Lake Washington School District is looking at proposals to realign the boundaries of several elementary schools serving north Kirkland, including Sandburg, Thoreau, and...read more
Christmas Ship Parade and Bonfire is December 21 from 4:00 to 4:20 The Christmas Ship festival tradition began in 1949 and has grown into a must see Holiday event in the Northwest. It is a terrific family event that includes an Argosy ship with choir and a parade of smaller boats decorated with lights. This year the parade will stop by O.O. Denny Park on December 21 from 4:00 to 4:20. The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance will be there from 3:30 – 5:00 with hot chocolate! Three local neighbors will build the bonfire for all to enjoy. Donations...read more
When snow falls this winter you can navigate to the best streets by knowing Kirkland’s snowplow plan. Firstly, snow and ice removal is on roads near Evergreen Hospital, those leading to and from I-405, transit routes, schools and fire stations. Secondly, arterials with above normal traffic are plowed. Thirdly, steep and hilly public roadways that are difficult to maintain will be closed so steer around them. Make a snow day plan now Find the routes that give you the best chance of getting around. Checkout the map below or at: SnowRoutes Get...read more
Kirkland and Inglewood Presbyterian Church (IPC) have agreed on staging an emergency generator for Finn Hill residents to charge electronic devices and have a warm space when the power goes down. The main concern was to have a charging facility for medical devices. The church plans on having the generator run from 8 AM to 8 PM when necessary. Kirkland has bought the $18,000 generator, upgraded the church’s electric, and will pay for fuel. The church will give the space for the generator and charging room free. It will take charge of attaching...read more
PSE now offers a mobile app for iTunes, Android, and Windows phones and tablets that gives 15 minute updates on outages, where they are, number of people affected and when they are expected to be fixed. It includes the same map that is available on their website. The map is available 24/7. Customers can also report outages if they do not appear on the map. The app is an excellent way to plan ahead and know when the lights are coming back on, even if your computer is down. By using the app, you can plan when to work a little later, stop for...read more
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: December 12th, 6-9pm at Inglewood Presbyterian Church. Proposed Menu: Mexican Themed Evening of Tamales, Jicama Salad with Tangerines and Cilantro, Frijoles Borrachos, and Platanos Machos Fritos con Crema (fried plantains). I’m getting a little menu/recipe help from my Latina friend, Simona Martinez, who has...read more
The pool is ‘on pause,’ for now, Kirkland’s Director of Parks told a group of 50 or so residents convened for Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance’s general meeting November 19th. The city is looking at an array of new potential site options in response to residents’ objections to two sites in Juanita’s neighborhood. Jenny Schroeder, Director of Parks, presented a thorough review of the status and history of the proposed Aquatic, Recreation and Community Center (ARC) for Kirkland. All points in the presentation...read more
Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (November 2013 – November 2014) Cohesive Community Connected by Woodlands & Waterways Committed to Neighborhood Stewardship “The mission of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is to coordinate our active community of residents and regional partners to preserve, protect, and restore Finn Hill’s extraordinary natural environment, and to promote the welfare of the Finn Hill community by engaging in civic issues.” View PDF of Annual Report, Click Here Highlights of 2014 Policy & Planning...read more
Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends: There is an upcoming FHNA Community Meeting, hope to see you there! Date & Time: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7 pm. Location: Finn Hill Middle School Cafeteria (8040 Northeast 132nd Street Kirkland, WA 98034.) November’s been wet and windy, and now it’s cold. But let’s not go into hibernation yet. Here are some meetings, activities, and news concerning your neighborhood that may interest you: Tonight, November 12, 5pm – 7pm – Kirkland Open House: The City has scheduled another open house for...read more
The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) is requesting input and assistance in selecting project ideas to submit as part of the 2015 Kirkland Neighborhood Safety Program. Last year FHNA was successful in funding 3 of the 4 projects that were submitted, including crosswalks on 90th Avenue NE, walkway improvements along 84th Avenue NE, and a new crossing of Juanita Drive at Big Finn Hill Park. Several of the projects have been completed, with the Juanita Drive crossing anticipated to be constructed in 2015 pending the outcome of additional...read more