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DennyFest Sunday Aug 20 noon-5pm

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Blog, Denny Fest, Events, Featured | 0 comments

DennyFest Sunday Aug 20 noon-5pm

Time for a beach party! DennyFest is just a week away – Sunday, August 20 at O.O. Denny Park. Why go to Oregon for a two minute eclipse when you can see stars all afternoon in your own neighborhood? For free! Finn Hill’s annual party on the shores of Lake Washington will roll next Sunday form noon to 5pm at O.O. Denny Park on Holmes Point Drive. As usual, we’ll have star musicians — the Geoffrey Castle Band, the Finn Hillbillies and Infusionary. Ruben Barron will perform magic tricks, and we’ll have arts & crafts, a bouncy house,...

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Climate Change Tip Sheet from Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog, Climate Action, Projects | 0 comments

Climate change is affecting real people right now and the problem gets worse and the solutions harder the longer we put off doing something about it. Most of you are concerned and want to take action but are often somewhat overwhelmed.  We have been asked to provide a series of monthly tips on personal actions that can have an effect.  Obviously not every action will be equally possible for everyone: putting up solar panels is out if you rent or live in a house that is heavily tree-shaded and using public transportation to get to work doesn’t...

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Slurry seal roadwork on Finn Hill

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog, Transportation | 0 comments

Slurry seal roadwork on Finn Hill

Kirkland’s 2017 slurry seal contractor has delayed by one week the day it will start closing more than 40 sections of residential streets in the Finn Hill, Norkirk and Houghton neighborhoods. Telfer Technologies will be closing each of these road-sections for one business day while its crews treat it with slurry seal. Telfer Technologies will apply slurry seal to 26 Finn Hill street-sections on Aug. 11, 14, 15, 16. The contractor will treat 11 sections of Norkirk’s residential streets on Aug. 11 and 16. And in Central Houghton’s Sandhurst...

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Homeowners living near streams

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Stewardship Committee, Surface Water Mgmt | 1 comment

Homeowners living near streams

Ever been curious about what it takes to return your stream to a more natural state and support fish & wildlife habitat, increase property aesthetics, and decrease maintenance needs? Tour a Finn Hill shoreline restoration project that’s using native plants to revitalize an area once taken over by invasive weeds. Who: Homeowners living on streams, lakes and wetlands What: Tour a shoreline restoration project and learn techniques for managing weeds, selecting the right plants, and attracting wildlife to your property. Where: Inglewood...

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Finn Hill Updates: new street connections, rezones, tree retention, DennyFest

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Blog, Denny Fest, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan, Transportation | 0 comments

Finn Hill Updates: new street connections, rezones, tree retention, DennyFest

This post consolidates several recent developments concerning the Finn Hill neighborhood plan, including important neighborhood plan updates that you should see in the next week or two. (If you need some background on the neighborhood plan, check out the neighborhood plan page on our FHNA website.) Street and Pedestrian Connections – Planning Commission meeting at 7pm on July 27 The Finn Hill neighborhood plan includes a transportation chapter, and City staff are proposing that it include a map showing proposed connections between...

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Join the 2017 Crossing Kirkland City Wide Block Party

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Join the 2017 Crossing Kirkland City Wide Block Party

A celebration of the trail that unites our city. Kirkland’s neighborhoods will come together for the first city-wide block party on September 9th 2017. All the neighborhoods will host stations along the CKC for this fun, exciting event. On September 9th 2017,  friends and residents of Kirkland are invited to participate in a block party that will be held on and around the Cross Kirkland Corridor. The hours and activities for the event are still be planned. It is a family friendly event with food trucks, family activities, and more. The event...

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Open House at City Hall Sat. July 29

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Open House at City Hall Sat. July 29

Come and join in the conversation about how Kirkland can be a welcoming community by: talking with your neighbors meeting your City Council and Staff who work for you >   learning about the Inclusion Network >   hearing about how the City can serve you >   touring your renovated City Hall >   finding out how to look up construction projects in your neighborhood >   getting an inside look at the Traffic Management Center >   learning how to participate July 29, 2017 at City Hall from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All are invited....

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Trees Wanted: Dead or Alive!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee | 1 comment

Trees Wanted: Dead or Alive!

Several years ago we had a Birch tree in our yard that was clearly dying. Since it wasn’t close to our house or any other structure, we decided to top it, cutting off the main branches and leaving a snag about 20 feet high. Our hope was that it would provide some habitat for wildlife, but I have to admit I felt a little self-conscious leaving a dying tree standing in our suburban neighborhood. I began to doubt our decision when an acquaintance who volunteers for Audubon suggested that, because of the snag’s relatively short height, it...

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Climate Change Tip Sheet from Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog, Climate Action | 0 comments

Climate change is affecting real people right now and the problem gets worse and the solutions harder the longer we put off doing something about it. Most of you are concerned and want to take action but are often somewhat overwhelmed. We have been asked to provide a series of monthly tips on personal actions that can have an effect. Obviously not every action will be equally possible for everyone: putting up solar panels is out if you rent or live in a house that is heavily tree-shaded and using public transportation to get to work doesn’t...

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Volunteer at the Farmer Markets

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Blog, Community Committee, Volunteer | 0 comments

Volunteer at the Farmer Markets

Love your neighborhood? Love conversation? Then an ideal volunteer opportunity has come your way! FHNA hosts an information booth every year at local farmer’s markets as part of our non-profit program. Duties may include set-up or take-down of booth, handing out brochures, answering questions, and sharing what FHNA is all about. Volunteers need only commit to a 1-3-hour shift on the following dates: Juanita Beach Friday Market, 3pm – 7pm August 4 September 8 *Setup 1pm – 3pm Kirkland Wednesday Market, 2pm – 7pm July 19...

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