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The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance held its annual members’ meeting at the Finn Hill Middle School on Wednesday, March 22. About a hundred residents attended. King County Council member Rod Dembowski, whose district covers Finn Hill, spoke about several initiatives he is supporting in the Finn Hill neighborhood, including the award of a $15K grant to install a rain water harvesting system at the Inglewood Presbyterian Church that will provide water for a community garden. The councilman noted his strong support for the Green Loop...read more
Join us at the 1st Annual Finn Hill Spring Egg Hunt! Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is proud to host our first annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday April 8, 2017, 10am-12pm, at the Big Finn Hill Park pavilion near the playground. We will have an egg hunt, bouncy house, and more! Rain or shine! Parking in the park lot is limited, so please consider walking or parking on a nearby street or school lot. Egg hunt times: – 10:15am: 2 years and under – 10:45am: 3-5 years – 11:15: 6-8 years – 11:45: 9-12 years A special thank...read more
Join the Green Kirkland Partnership on Earth Day to help restore the forest at Juanita Heights Park. Volunteers will spend the morning participating removing Himalayan blackberry. No experience is necessary and we encourage volunteers of all ages to join us! This event on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm will be led by Green Kirkland Stewards Kathy Schuler and Andrea Thompson. Registration now open. Please dress for the weather (layers are encouraged and rain gear is a must this time of the year), wear close-toed shoes and...read more
Thursday, April 27 is the Kirkland Planning Commission meeting on Holmes Point Overlay ordinance. The Planning Commission will meet at City Hall to discuss amendments to the Holmes Point Overlay – an ordinance to protect trees west of Juanita Drive. FHNA and Holmes Point residents have been meeting informally for several months to discuss modifications to the ordinance. The HPO revision is part of ongoing work on the Finn Hill neighborhood plan. We’ll report to the neighborhood on possible HPO revisions and on the status of the neighborhood...read more
April 19 Annual Friends of Big Finn Hill meeting at 7:00 pm in the Finn Hill Middle School cafeteria, 8040 NE 132nd Street. For more information contact Jeanette at finnhillalliance.org or Bill at finnhillalliance.orgread more
The Fifth Annual Finn Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale is April 22, 2017. You provide the stuff and the garage (or yard!) and FHNA takes care of the promotion, advertising, maps, and signage. Just send an email to the FHNA (board at finnhillalliance.org) or use this site’s contact form located at the top of the page and add the details listed below, FHNA will do the rest! 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,...read more
Mark your calendar for this year’s Dennyfest on Sunday, August 20, 2017. We are going to beat the rain this year by having Dennyfest in August. For more information and if you would like to volunteer contact Marc at finnhillalliance.org.read more
Annual members’ meeting – Wednesday, March 22: The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is holding its annual meeting at 7:00 pm in the Finn Hill Middle School cafeteria, 8040 NE 132nd Street. Here’s our agenda: Election of FHNA board members: Five positions are up for election. They are currently held by Bill Blanchard, Kurt Brunnenkant, Jeanette Leach, Scott Morris, and Kathy Schuler. All of these directors have said that they would like to serve for another 2 year term. Other candidates may seek election, however, please write to the board to...read more
King County is planning a large work party in the Juanita Woodlands on June 3, 2017, volunteers are needed. Open up the pdf to get all the information. The Juanita Woodlands is a beloved park! It is a portal of Douglas Fir, Madrona and Big Leaf Maple flanking Juanita Drive. Read the King5 2011 news story about how the Finn Hill neighbors fought off the sale of the woodlands to developers. The Juanita Woodlands’ Douglas Firs are susceptible to root rot and the Himalayan blackberries have a strong foothold choking out new tree growth....read more
Wednesday, May 10: GiveBIG. This is the Seattle Foundation’s annual donation event in which contributions to your favorite charity (like FHNA!) are matched with funds raised by the foundation. Rest assured, you’ll hear more about GiveBIG from FHNA, and other local charities, in April. In the meantime, please work on maintaining a generous mindset.read more