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Sunset at Marina Park
Chris Hendrickson
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Chris Hendrickson

The Lone Piper

There is nothing quite like the sound of a lone piper, generously offering their song to the setting sun. For many, the bagpipes elicit an emotional response that resonates deeply. That powerful, one-of-a-kind skirl sparks an uncommon blend of both sorrow and happiness, mesmerizing listeners as it…

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๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ

Kirkland resident Perry Clawson has always appreciated the City’s lush network of parks and natural areas, but during the pandemic, that appreciation grew into something more. A Kirkland community member for 20 years, Perry lives in the Finn Hill area with his family and their dog Angus. He and…

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๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ

We would like to extend a gracious thank you to Kirkland resident Karen Lightfeldt for her generous contribution to the City’s collection of vibrant public art! Karen commissioned local artist Andrew Carson to create the mesmerizing new wind sculpture, called “Glassinator,” which is made of…

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The Bumble Bees of Juanita Bay Park

Most people try to keep their distance from bees, having developed an instinctive wariness after a painful sting or two. But Bellevue resident and citizen scientist Jim Maurer does the exact opposite. He not only seeks bees out on purpose, but actively pursues them in a quest for data. Jim is a…

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The Mandarin duck of Kirkland

I first heard that there was a Mandarin duck in Kirkland on Sunday, April 11. Somebody posted a picture of him on social media, and I was blown away by how gorgeous he was. I wanted to see him with my own eyes and capture him with my own lens so bad I felt itchy. I was obsessed. The social media…

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A day at the bay

With vaccination rates rising and COVID-19 safety precautions being more incorporated into the collective “new normal,” I’ve been feeling a bit more eager to share about all of the wonderful things that Kirkland has to offer. The best thing about working for the City of Kirkland is having a perfect…

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A magical summer evening in Kirkland

There is something magical about a sunny summer evening in downtown Kirkland. Whether you’re a resident, an employee or a guest, the sparkling waters of Lake Washington combined with the vibrant green parks, whimsical public art and beachy downtown shopping district make for an intoxicating…

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