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Want to get more involved? Check out the events listed below to learn more about upcoming events.
Volunteer coordinator needed for the Juanita Woodlands work parties. Someone is needed to do the community outreach announcing the work party events and to send email notifications to people on our volunteer list. Use the contact form to volunteer. There is a BIG need before the deer glade building work party coming up this fall.
Volunteer in the FHNA membership tent at the December 21 Christmas Ship event. Use the contact form to volunteer.
Volunteer writers needed for the web site. Use the contact form to volunteer attention: Kathy!
Sunday, February 28 The Kirkland Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) contact Finn Hill resident Susan Vossler email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
Wednesday, February 24 Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan Priorities Forum, 7:00 pm · Finn Hill Middle School Commons, 8040 NE 132nd Street · Kirkland WA 98034
Saturday, February 6 The City of Kirkland Office of Emergency Management & Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council are hosting a Disaster Open House in the Council Chambers of Kirkland City Hall this Saturday, February 6th. Come see a series of highly entertaining and interactive vignettes that run at the start of every hour: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 30 9:00-noon The city is hosting a hands-on event for those who are interested in learning about critical communication relays, different types of equipment and the use of such equipment in an emergency. 9:00-noon at the Inglewood Presbyterian Church, 7718 NE 141st St, Kirkland Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-802-1881
Tuesday, January 19 Kirkland City Council meeting, agenda here http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/council/Meetings/Agendas/agen011916.htm
Saturday, December 19 Christmas Ship at OO Denny Park from 4pm – 4:20pm – Watch the ships sail past, warm up around a big bon fire, drink hot chocolate, join your neighbors.
April 20: Work Party at Edith Moulton Park (108th Avenue NE at NE 137th), meet at Event 10 am. Hosted by the Juanita Neighborhood Association and the City of Kirkland. RSVP to Doug Rough at 425-821-5529 or send an email.
April 20: Juanita Bay Park Restoration Work Party. Saturday 10AM to 2PM. (2201 Market St., Kirkland WA) Sponsored by Juanita Bay Park Stewards and EarthCorps. Go to www.greenkirkland.org for “What to Bring” and Sign Up information.
April 27: Finn Hill Garage sale weekend. For more information on how to add your garage sale to the publicity list.
April 27-28: Saturday noon – 6:30 and Sunday April 28 from 9 – 1:30 St. John Vianney 2nd annual plant sale! Location: (12600 84th Ave NE Kirkland, WA.) All profits go to fund the 23rd annual Esperanza Tijuana home building mission which 100’s of people on this hill have done! Speical orders prior to April 19 don’t upset us and we can and will special order for you after the sale. contact Jan Kline, SJF Youth and Outreach, 425.823.0787 (plants include: Coreopsis, Bacopa plants and basket, Calibrachoa Superbells, Coleus, Diascia, Nemesia, Petunias, Verbena, Alyssum, Begonia, Cosmos, Dusty Miller, Impatiens, Lobelia, Marigolds, Nicotiana, Pansies, Schinzanthus, Snaps, and veggies.
April 27: 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM. Peter Kirk Community Center. Kirkland Heritage Society will feature our Mr. Jerry Torell from the Redmond Historical Society. Jerry will tell us about how he was instrumental in placing the bicycle that we see on the right hand side along 85th heading into Redmond. He will certainly have some history on the Redmond bike derby. Hope to see you there. 12:00 Noon at the Peter Kirk Community Center in the lobby room. Coffee and cookies are always served. And being the Senior Center, there is always available parking.
March 30: Volunteer Opportunity at Juanita Woodlands, 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 30th. More Information.
December 2012 December 16: Christmas Ships at O.O. Denny Park, ships arrive at 7pm – come early to get a good spot!
November 2012 November 6: Vote
You are invited to attend the third workshop for the Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan on February 24th at 7:00 pm. Light dinner will be provided. Please join your neighbors in this exciting workshop to envision Finn Hill’s long term future. Participants will hear about the ideas suggested at the last November 14, 2015 workshop and will be asked to convey their priorities to inform the direction for the neighborhood plan. UW Green Futures Lab students and faculty will facilitate the process. Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:00 pm · Finn Hill Middle School Commons 8040 NE 132nd Street · Kirkland WA 98034 More information:...read more
Finn Hill Neighborhood Planning Process is Underway The video below is from the November 14th community meeting. This is the first Neighborhood Plan for Finn Hill since the area was annexed to the City of Kirkland in 2011. The development of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan is expected to be completed in December 2016. Thanks to Barbara Travers for preparing this video! For more information on the neighborhood planning process and to access the Finn Hill Neighborhood Planning page on the City of Kirkland website visit the Finn Hill Neighborhood Planning page visit City of Kirkland’s website – Finn Hill Planning...read more
On Jan 01, 2016 there will be a Free Day at St Edward State park and the First Hike. The Family hike is sponsored by Friends of St Edward State Park. Ranger Scotti, Bob and Janice Gerrish are volunteering to lead a family oriented walk in the State Park. Time: 10 am to noon. Dogs on leashes welcome. Dress for the weather. We will have maps of the park. Where we walk and what we talk about will be weather dependent, the abilities of the group and trail conditions. We will start in front of the...read more
The Christmas Ships will visit O.O. Denny Park on the shores of Lake Washington this coming Saturday, December 19. As usual, the flotilla will stand offshore and regale us with caroling and their beautiful Christmas lights. And we’ll have a roaring bonfire and free hot chocolate to keep us warm. FHNA is providing the hot chocolate and the City is providing the firewood — for which we are very grateful. The Christmas fleet is scheduled to arrive at 4.00pm. Come a bit earlier to enjoy the fire and get something to drink. This is a great family event and a terrific way to celebrate the holidays! See you...read more
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 Don’t Miss the Christmas Ship! The Christmas Ship with its sparkling entourage arrives in late afternoon on the shoreline of Denny Park this year: 4 – 4:20pm, Saturday, December 19. Warm up around a rip roaring bonfire, the live music of The Dickens Carolers echoes across the water, the paths are lined with luminaries, hot chocolate warms the bellies, children’s eyes sparkle all along the waterline, and throngs of neighbors LOVE this annual event. Come one, come all, and bring your friends for the best Christmas Ship park party of them all. Walk there if you can, along Holmes Point, or down through Denny Park pathways. Part of the magic is venturing out in the dark and cold of winter into flashlights, fire sparks, and moving waves of watery music! It all happens fast, so get there early and stay late as the fire crackles down and heats up and neighbors keep on singing. If you’d like to actually ride on the ship, go to http://www.argosycruises.com/theme-cruises/christmas-ship-festival/ to reserve your...read more
We need you! On November 14, the City of Kirkland and students from the Green Futures Lab out of the University of Washington will be conducting a neighborhood plan workshop from 10:00 AM to 2:00 at Finn Hill Middle School. Please come help us prepare for the future of Finn Hill by attending this very important meeting. If you do plan on coming, please click on the following link to let us know: https://finnhillneighborhoodworkshop.eventbrite.com What should you expect? 9:30 Doors open, sign-in, and on-site registration and team assignment, coffee to be provided 10:00 Presentation on what the students have heard, what we know, the day’s schedule and ground rules for participation, and process / timeline 10:30 “Getting to Know You” and goal setting for the neighborhood 11:00 Visions for Finn Hill – drawn on whole-neighborhood maps 12:00 Pizza to be provided! Bio break. Walk around to see what other groups have done 12:30 Re-group to work on detailed areas divided by watershed with one group to focus on commercial areas 1:30 Finalize work 1:40 Each group reports out with maps projected onto a screen 1:55 Closing remarks from the City of Kirkland and the FHNA 2:00 End meeting We’ll provide lunch, coffee, and other beverages. We realize that four hours on a Saturday is a lot to give up, but this is the future of our community we will be talking about. Also, if you have not filled out the city’s survey for the neighborhood plan, please click on the following link to do so: www.kirklandwa.gov/finnhillsurvey The neighborhood plan will be only as good as your involvement. Your engagement is vital in order to ensure a positive future for the community we all love. If you don’t speak up someone else will! The City of Kirkland contracted with the Green Futures Lab out of the University of Washington to develop the neighborhood plan. GFL uses graduate students in planning, architecture and related disciplines to collaborate with local communities such as the cities of Burlington, Edmonds, Lake Forest Park, and Seattle, and promote the application and development of green infrastructure. GFL has toured our community with FHNA board members and used a 3D model of Finn Hill to gather input from neighbors who attended Denny Fest in September. On October 15 they conducted a listening session where many of our friends and neighborhoods shared their dreams for Finn Hill. Saturday, November 14, from 10 to 2pm at the Finn Hill Middle School, 8040 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland WA 98034 Questions email email@example.com...read more
Upcoming Workshop on November 14th, 10am – 2pm Will be held at the Finn Hill Middle School. All Finn Hill residents are invited to attend! Finn Hill residents had their first opportunity to weigh in on a long-term plan for their neighborhood last Thursday evening, October 15, at a listening session in the Finn Hill Middle School sponsored by the City of Kirkland and the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA). The consultant leading the planning effort, UW’s Green Futures Lab (GFL), set up a dozen different stations, hosted by UW faculty members and grad students, at which attendees were invited to provide their input on zoning, traffic, open space, commercial development, surface water management and other topics that will be addressed in the neighborhood’s development plan for the next 20-50 years. GFL also conducted an instant poll – using text messages from attendees’ cell phones – to collect initial views on what a commercial center for the neighborhood (e.g., the Inglewood shopping center) might contain and look like in the future. Upcoming Workshop: GFL will digest the residents’ input and use it to frame the next stage of the process – a workshop to discuss key planning issues. This session is scheduled from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, November 14, also at the Finn Hill Middle School. All Finn Hill residents are invited to attend! In order to help us prepare for the meeting, we would appreciate your letting us know of your interest in participating. We plan to have drinks and food (pizzas, pastas, and salads) available. We expect to hold additional public meetings on the Finn Hill neighborhood plan next year before a recommendation is submitted to the City Council in the fall of 2016. It is vital that as many Finn Hill residents participate in this process as possible. The neighborhood plan will drive zoning, traffic, and other infrastructure decisions for the next two decades. If you care about where you live – and who doesn’t? – now is the time to make your voice heard. Please let us know if you want to get involved. And share your vision for Finn Hill. Post a comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for email alerts. And keep an eye on this webpage. We hope to post a new article every week about zoning, traffic issues, open space preservation, and other planning...read more
The Finn Hill neighborhood plan open house was on Thursday, October 15, at Finn Hill Middle School. The event ran from 5pm to 7.30pm. Attendees learned about the planning process, offered their input at seven informal stations covering zoning, traffic, open space, mobility, quality of life issues and more. The event was sponsored by FHNA and the City of Kirkland. This slideshow requires...read more
Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends, This week features two meetings of great significance to our neighborhood – one concerns fire protection for Finn Hill and the other concerns nothing less than the future of where we live. I urge you to attend these meetings and participate. It is critical that you express your views. Please read on: Finn Hill Fire Station Plan – Community meeting on Monday, October 12 – Finn Hill Middle School from 7pm to 9pm The City is holding a hearing to explain its long-term plan for building a second station to provide better fire protection service to eastern Finn Hill and the Juanita neighborhood. See press release. The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance board supports the plan subject to certain conditions. We have sent Kirkland’s City Manager, Kurt Triplett, a letter setting forth our support for the City’s proposal to upgrade existing Station 25 and using remaining fire district funds to purchase land for a new station provided that the City continues to work on plan for Kenmore and Kirkland to staff Station 24 jointly or, failing that, to add a 4th fire fighter permanently to Station 25. But we encourage you to attend Monday’s meeting yourself: learn about the plan, ask questions and say what you think! Finn Hill Zoning Plan – Open house on Thursday, October 15 – Finn Hill Middle School from 5pm to 7:30pm Finn Hill is changing. Subdivisions are popping up. Density is increasing. Our zoning map is the product of ad hoc decisions made by King County over several decades. Parts of it are a mess. Left as is, our zoning will produce incongruous development and could spell the ruin of what’s best about Finn Hill. The City has agreed to work with FHNA on a new neighborhood zoning plan, and we are co-hosting an open house at Finn Hill Middle School to hear what you think about housing density, open space, traffic congestion, options for cyclists and pedestrians, commercial development – and more. This is your chance to define the character of where you live for decades to come. Please make every effort to attend our “listening session” on Thursday. The event starts at 5pm and will continue to 7:30m. Stations will be set up at which you can ask questions and offer opinions. Come when you want and move at your own pace. We’ll have a brief presentation about the neighborhood plan process at 6:15pm. And we’ll have coffee, water, and cookies, too. We’ve been posting articles about the neighborhood plan process on FHNA’s Neighborhood Plan web page. Please check them out. I have some strong views about how Finn Hill should evolve over the next 20 to 50 years. I intend to post them, as personal observations, on our web page. I’m sure you have strong views also – so, please join in the conversation! Use our web page as a platform for asking questions, offering insights and responding to other viewpoints.If we all get involved and start working together, we can do great things for Finn Hill. We look forward to seeing you at Finn Hill Middle School on Thursday. Scott Morris Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance – President (formerly Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance) www.finnhillalliance.org 206-972-9493 PO Box 682, Kirkland WA...read more
Finn Hill Fire Station Plan – Community meeting on Monday, October 12 – Finn Hill Middle School from 7 pm to 9 pm. The City is holding a hearing to explain its long-term plan for building a second station to provide better fire protection service to eastern Finn Hill and the Juanita neighborhood. See press release. The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance board supports the plan subject to certain conditions. We have sent Kirkland’s City Manager, Kurt Triplett, a letter setting forth our support for the City’s proposal to upgrade existing Station 25 and using remaining fire district funds to purchase land for a new station provided that the City continues to work on plan for Kenmore and Kirkland to staff Station 24 jointly or, failing that, to add a 4th fire fighter permanently to Station 25. But we encourage you to attend Monday’s meeting yourself: learn about the plan, ask questions and say what you...read more