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Lacrosse group, county agree on $1.8 million field upgrade BY MATT PHELPS


he King County Council unanimously approved a $1.8 million 30-year plan to partner with Kirkland Youth Lacrosse (KYL) to upgrade a popular field in Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland’s Juanita neighborhood Monday. The upgrades will include a new drainage system, a

synthetic field, the installation of bleachers, a perimeter fence and new lighting. A small field house will also be built for storage. Under the plan, Kirkland Lacrosse would get priority use of the field and pay for all of the upgrades. “This is all coming from private donations and the county will not be putting in any money,” said KYL president Steve Lytle, noting

that construction will begin in June. Although the park is located in Kirkland, it is run by King County. The project is a part of the King County Parks’ Community Partnerships program. KYL plans to pay for the upgrades through donations, rental fees the county will allow the group to charge for a limited number of hours and grants related to the partnership

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program. The group has already secured $150,000 from the state, by Sen. Andy Hill, for upgrades. The field will be primarily used for lacrosse during KYL’s season from February to May. The improvements will also make the field more accessible for soccer teams. The project’s cost has grown $300,000 since the original proposal last year. [ more FIELD page 7 ]

The proposed athletic field at Big Finn Hill Park would include a turf field for soccer and lacrosse, as well as a storage building. CONTRIBUTED ART

Council halts development again Moratorium on BN-zoned properties, Potala project extended BY MATT PHELPS

The Kirkland City Council voted unanimously to extend the development moratorium on BN-zoned properties for six more months on Tuesday night. But the 6-0 vote was accompanied with apprehension from a few council members. “I continue to be con-

cerned that emergency moratoriums reflect poorly on the city. They decrease the willingness of people to invest here because of the perception of risk they create,” said Councilman Toby Nixon, who was not on the council when the original moratorium was imposed on Nov. 15. “Moratoriums should never be necessary.” Nixon ultimately voted for

the moratorium to “give the Planning Commission and the council time to finish the work we have started.” Mayor Joan McBride, who voted against the original moratorium, echoed his sentiment: “I believe that we are close to a solution … With the belief that this will not take six months, I will vote in favor of extending the [ more COUNCIL page 10 ]

Kirkland consignment store Boomerang brings back ‘cute kids’ clothes’ to parents BY MATT PHELPS

Nearly 70 volunteers swept, raked and cleaned downtown Kirkland streets during the annual Clean Sweep event on Saturday morning. The Kirkland Downtown Association, Vince Isaacson with Lake Street Diamond Co., and Kirkland resident Patty Tucker organized the annual event, aimed at making city streets sparkle and shine. Volunteers included many youth, such as Lake Washington High School Key Club and Loyalty Club members. Following the event, the group had lunch, courtesy of Qdoba Mexican Grill in Kirkland. Pictured is Lake Washington High School Key Club student Robin Cosbey (left) and Kirkland resident Cody Forinash (center) sweeping Lake Street. CARRIE WOOD, Kirkland Reporter

Anyone who has small kids knows that buying clothes can get pricey. Most kids can fit into a pair of pants or shoes about as long as it takes for the season to change. And if the genders are different, forget about hand-me-downs. Kirkland resident Shannon Barnes has spent the past 16 years shopping for her two children at various consignment and secondhand stores. But she has taken that thrifty idea and opened Boomerang Kids Consignment in the Juanita neighborhood of Kirkland on April 23. “Originally, I did it so it would take a little less out of the budget,” said Barnes, who has a background in retail management.

Boomerang Kids Consignment owner Shannon Barnes talks with one of her consigning clients, Sarah Levoy, at her new store in Juanita. MATT PHELPS, Kirkland Reporter

“I love cute kids’ clothes. So when my kids got too big I had to open my own store so I could still play with cute kids’ clothes.” Boomerang Kids Consignment, located at 11634 98th Ave. N.E., caters primarily to

young kids: Newborn to size 16. The store consigns clothes according to the season, but will sell a lot of everyday wear year round – such as jeans, sweatshirts and of course in Washington, rain wear. [ more KIDS page 8 ]

[2] May 4, 2012

Sandburg students make mark on math Hall of Fame “I’ve done a lot of math before and this seemed a little easy,” said Folta. His favorite math problem: 4+5=9. Carl Sandburg Elementary second-grade “It’s really easy for me,” Folta added. teacher Jennifer Via calls her students “math Other students improved their math monsters.” skills considerably, thanks to the event, said For good reason. Via. Riley Ethridge was named the Most The students recently practiced hard for Improved Player, improving her individual more than a month as they solved 134,823 score by 400 percent. math problems to gear up for World Math “I think it was really fun,” said Ethridge of Day. During the online competition, the competition. students from around the world went During World Math Day, students head-to-head on March 7. Sandwere matched in real time with up MATH burg students missed recess that day to three other students from around to participate in the event. the world of similar age and ability Out of 1.57 million students during live challenges. Each challenge who took part in the games this year, lasted one minute and students tried to Sandburg students placed No. 32 in the correctly answer as many problems as they Event Hall of Fame for the 4-7 age category. can. Each correct answer is one point. The Hall of Fame features the top 50 classes Via’s students received a participation in the world. certificate and a Sapphire Award. Students “I call them my little math obsessive mon will also receive a gold award. sters because that’s what they’ve become,” “It’s all them – it’s completely all them,” said Via about her students during a pizza said Via, pointing to her students: Ari party for her class last week. “They worked Cherny, Neven Marinkovic, Cooper Spring, so hard and were so excited to compare Grant Shulda, Karl Purpus, Ryan McCann, results.” Ethan Nicolay, Riley Davis, Sebastian Her class, which was named the “Lil’ Sosa, Kyle Hewig, Matt Hopwood, David Monsters” got an overall score of 16,096 cor- Folta, Maya Burris, April Skeels, Sophie Virect math problems. nokurov, Jillian Beatty, Elizabeth Buchholz, Second grader David Folta earned the Riley Ethridge, Mariah Gerard-Galindo, top score, solving 48 math problems in 60 Maya Nair, Zoe Steele, and Caroline Morris. seconds. Overall, he correctly solved 1,500 For more information about World Math math problems during the event. Day, visit BY CARRIE WOOD

Carl Sandburg Elementary teacher Jennifer Via presented her 22 second graders with award certificates last week for placing No. 32 in the world for the World Math Day Event Hall of Fame. MATT PHELPS, Kirkland Reporter



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Only independent Eastside music store opens in Totem Lake


tion that he has amassed during the past 40 years of collecting. “This is a lifelong passion of mine,” said Compton, who worked for nearly four decades as a chef. “I just collected, and collected, and collected, and always wanted to open a store. I kept it all in storage for years. I am just fulfilling a dream. There are a lot of people supporting me.” Vortex music carries used and new vinyl, CDs, DVDs, Blu Ray discs and Laser Discs, among other things. The Laser Discs are important to some collectors. “About every 20 years things cycle back through,” said Compton. “There is a lot of material that is not available on DVD.” One area that Vortex specializes in is concert DVDs and Laser Discs. Compton also has some imports and rare items that are out of print.

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Daren Compton, owner of Vortex Music and Movies, stands in his store that just opened in the Totem Lake neighborhood in February. Vortex is the only independent music store on the Eastside. MATT PHELPS, Kirkland Reporter A big advantage that Vortex has is how close it is to I-405. “About 129,000 people see my sign every day,” said Compton about his Totem Lake location. “A lot of people see us from the freeway and come in. We get people who are visiting family at the hospital. Totem Lake needs a consortium of people to help the area.” Despite the visibility, Compton is trying to get the word out. “I go downtown (Kirkland) to an espresso bar and people are surprised we are here,” said Compton, who is married. “We have to educate people that we are here.” Compton has seen good traffic in the store and online at www.vortexmusicmovies. com. “My original thought was that the brick and mortar store would drive the website

but I am rethinking that because I think the web drives the business,”said Compton. “We have an active audience that orders online.” The website also has a group of bloggers who write about collecting, first experiences and other topics that have to do with popular music. Vortex has a heavy online presence on Facebook and Twitter. Compton said that although he grew up with classic rock like Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and The Who, he still enjoys contemporary bands. He said the average customer is in the 18-23 age demographic but he gets people from all generations. “I have brought in seniors and we play some easy listening from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s,” said Compton, who last worked at Merrill Gardens as a chef.

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Being a chef taught him to be resourceful and stick to a budget. “I worked for Nordstrom for 22 years and I learned the need for good customer service,” said Compton. He said that he plans to start having local artists come in and play at the store and sell more local music. He wants to touch on any need he sees in the community for music and movies. “I plan on being here to celebrate our 50th anniversary,” said Compton.

More information Vortex Music and Movies is located at 12525 Totem Lake Blvd. N.E., Kirkland. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. Contact the store at 425-478-6191.

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Seattle and Silver Platters at Crossroads is the only record store on the Eastside,” said Like many people Daren Compton. “They have staff Compton remembers the and a lot of overhead. This is first album that was pura one-man operation.” chased for him - when he was Compton can apprecijust 7 years old. ate the skepticism linked to “The first album I got was opening a record store. With Sgt. Peppers in the fall of most people utilizing digital 1967,” said Compton, media for their music who grew up in Kirkneeds, record stores land. “I made sure it KIRKLAND have become nearly was in stereo. I got extinct. the mono version “We are not later. But that album broadcasting. We are was truly meaningful narrowcasting to a speart. It didn’t have the typical cific group of people. Vinyl love songs and singles.” is seeing a huge resurgence. His mother purchased the There is a lot of nostalgia,” album at a Kirkland record said Compton, who has a store that, like most record 1963 jukebox in the store that stores, does not exist anyhe purchased a decade ago. more. But Compton’s passion “We are providing something for music has led him to open that is not on the Eastside.” the only independent record The jukebox is like many of store on the Eastside on Tothe items in the store - hard tem Lake Blvd., Vortex Music to find in good condition. and Movies on Feb. 29. Most of the items are from “There are some in Compton’s personal collecBY MATT PHELPS

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“We just don’t have adequate facilities to offer a good experience for the kids. More than half (of the fields) have been in four inches of mud (this season). We can’t continue to grow without more field space,“ said Steve Lytle (page 1).


Don’t put jobs at risk for proposed Seattle stadium


he Port of Seattle and the Manufacturing Industrial Council recently raised an interesting $3 billion issue: a third sports stadium in the area of the Mariners’ and Seahawks’ facilities might cripple the marinecargo business along the Seattle waterfront. Why, you say, should we here on the Eastside care? Everyone in King County is part of the Port of Seattle district and our taxes support it. Equally, the success of the port is vital to the success of the region. As the groups sees it, a third stadium would add more congestion to an already-crowded corridor and threaten the ability to move goods in and out of the region. Seattle isn’t the only option to ship goods out of or in to the United States. The more difficult conditions here become, the more likely companies are to seek a different port. Just this month, The Port of Tacoma lured three shippers from Seattle – about 20 percent of the Seattle Port’s business – which will make Tacoma the biggest container port on Puget Sound by cargo volume. Okay, we know that another stadium won’t wipe out the Seattle Port’s $3 billion business. But, as Dave Gering,

head of the Manufacturing Industrial Council, says, “what part of $3 billion do you want to give up?” We’d prefer none of it. The problem with another stadium isn’t the stadium itself, but the do-nothing attitude on the part of Seattle to deal with congestion. Three overpasses were promised to deal with freight movement around the two stadiums we have now, but only one was built. Also, while Seattle has found the money to update its

bicycle master plan, it says it doesn’t have the money to update a freight-mobility plan. Perhaps Seattle is banking on everyone riding bikes to those football, baseball and basketball games. Or making it impossible to drive there. Seattle isn’t the only option for a basketball/hockey arena. Bellevue has several sites – one right on I-405 – that would do nicely. And it wouldn’t put $3 billion in jeopardy to build it.

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Not everyone hates mother of missing 2-year-old boy (The following is a letter that a woman sent to Julia Biryukova, via Biryukova’s attorney. Biryukova is the mother of missing 2-year-old Sky Metalwala. The boy’s father lives in Kirkland). Hello Julia, I have never met you, and know your story from the newspapers only. I just want to let you know that I feel sorry for you and I believe that you love your children. I pray for you every day like I pray for myself, any other Russian or Ukrainian mother in U.S. who was separated from her children. Please know that you are not the only one, I met seven other women from Russia and Ukraine who were deprived of the custody for their children during the divorce process. They all had an attorney. My married life was not great also. My husband started an affair at work awhile ago, after my little one was born. He started to call me “fat,” making fun of me on a daily basis. I asked him for the divorce several times, and asked him to vacate the house. I did not work at that time, taking care of the little one, and driving the older one to school every day. I started to look for a job that would allow me to have a flexible schedule since it would

be hard to be a single mom with two school in January after the winter kids and to work regular hours. I break, the school assistant principal also enrolled my little one in a nice called the police, even though I exdaycare. My husband told me that he plained the situation. The police told found a better daycare and I should me to leave. not argue since he is a father and a I was kicked out of my house, I breadwinner. The daycare was awful, did not have anything, and had to and I could not find a reason for him buy everything new. I slept on an air making such a bad decision. As I mattress for the past few months at found out, later his mistress-coworker the house of my older son’s classmate. had her two kids at the same daycare, I work, and I bought groceries for my and it was convenient for my husband kids several times in the past weeks, to pick her and her kids up in the paid for school lunches, took the morning, drop off all the kids kids to the doctor, etc. My at the daycare, carpool with husband’s mistress went to SOUND her to work and from work, Mexico for a few days, she adjusting my baby to the got a new car, she and her new mother. I could feel that kids sleep in my house, and something was really wrong, eat the food I buy for my kids. since my husband slept in the The neighbors told me that almost garage for several months. It all made every night they can see my husband me really unhappy, but I was embarand his mistress in the living room rassed to talk to anyone about my making out on the couch with kids in family situation, because my husband the living room, and my baby on the also told me that since I do not have floor. I tried to call her after I found any family up here, and no money, no her phone number from the school one will listen to me. contact list and she was very rude. I He also started to destroy my older sent her a few text messages telling child, making fun of me in front of her that she can have my husband, him, telling him that his mom is stubut they asked me for $1400 a month pid, books are damned, and I should in child support. She even filed for an not tell him to study when he wants to anti-harassment order against me. just have fun. I decided that I needed to get an atMy husband transferred my older torney who will advocate for me and son to a different school, removing my kids. I did not have money, but I me from the contact list, leaving as asked my friends to raise money for a contact person himself and his me and got the retainer. I was really mistress only. When I showed up at happy after I met with the attorney


and she promised me that she will fight for me and my kids, and will get me back to the house, and I will be with my kids. I did everything she asked me to do. However, she’s never done what she promised, and I got really scared. I realized that I cannot trust her anymore, and she will never advocate for me and my children. I fired her because I realized that no one will care more about my children than their mother. And if you love your children I do not want you to give up on them because you are, after all, their mother! You are a beautiful, young, Ukrainian woman, and I know Ukrainians very well – they cannot live without their children, and for a woman to be deprived of parental rights is like having leprosy. Pull yourself up, stop crying, and think about your kids. Think about them not receiving birthday cards or Christmas presents from their mama and questioning themselves about what they have done so bad that mama does not want to see them. And know that not everyone hates you, and if you ever want to cry or talk about nothing, or get a coffee, give me a call. Know that you can fire your attorney even if she told you that she knows better what to do. You are not alone, and I will continue to pray for you and your children. And I hope that I will be safe as well as my kids.

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Concrete-covered car leaves Kirkland woman frustrated Construction company attempts to fix mistake, runs into roadblock By Matt Phelps


t is difficult to drive around Kirkland and not come across some kind of road maintenance or building project. Most people don’t even think twice when they see construction equipment. So when an odd incident involving a sewer line construction project turned Kirkland resident Jackie Friedley’s car into a concrete mess on April 17 she was “stunned.” “When they said it was going to be $9,000 to repair my car I nearly fell through the phone,” said Friedley. Friedley was stopped on Kirkland Avenue in downtown Kirkland in the construction zone. She was taking her 2-year-old grandson Mikey to the library. While sitting in her car, with her grandson in the backseat, she looked in her rearview mirror to see a construction worker with his head inside the car behind her and having a laugh with a woman. Four other workers continued to perform the concrete pour as Friedley drove away in her Toyota

Scion. hurt my grandson.” But when she got home Friedley consulted with her son pointed out that the her son - a concrete worker entire passenger side of her in Illinois - who said car had been sprayed with concretes have an alkaline concrete. nature and can cause a rash “I am still in shock,” or even burn the skin. He said Friedley, who saw five was also perplexed as to construction workers at the how this could have hapscene and no one told her pened. what happened. “I am not “No one in our company sure how, with so many on knew this happened until the job, that no one could Thursday (April 19),” said have seen it happen. If some- Grider. “We know we are at one would have told me fault and we have to make they could have just this right. She has a washed it off.” right to be upset.” construction Puget Sound Friedley contacted Utilities (PSU) PSU on April 19, owner Darren after getting the Grider, whose Lakecompany’s informawood-based company tion from the city, to tell performed the sewer-line them about the incident. work, said he spoke to the She wanted to take the car foreman on the job that day. to Toyota of Kirkland to get The foreman said that he did it fixed, but Grider insisted not see the accident occur. that an auto detailer be To make things worse, sent to Freidly’s home on some of the concrete even Saturday. came through a rear window “I was not notified of that was cracked open. the incident until Friday,” “I take my grandson to said Grider. “We probably the library and this is what dropped the ball a little. happens?” asked Friedley. When I was notified I called “Some of it got inside the car her. I wanted to hire a moand I am just lucky it didn’t bile detailer for Saturday so get on my grandson. I am she didn’t have to spend any saddened because this isn’t more time dealing with it.” Kirkland. It could have really Freidley agreed and


waited around all day Saturday for Diamond’s Detail to show up at her home. “We waited all day and no one showed up. Shouldn’t they (PSU) have followed up?” said Freidley. “They were also supposed to send me a business card and the name of a manager. I think the way this was handled is sad.” Grider said that he got word no one showed up on Saturday night and nothing could be done until Monday. “We were going ‘oh my gosh!’” said Grider. “I thought I was going through proper procedures. I called them (Diamond Detail) on Monday morning and they said ‘we got busy.’” When Freidley’s husband insisted that the car be taken to Toyota of Kirkland, Grider agreed. She also said that the incident has cost her three days of work trying to get the car fixed. On Sunday, she had no choice but to drive the car to a wedding. “My car looks like I never wash it,” said Freidley, noting she insisted that her husband park it in the back of the building. “I had to tell the story over and over again.” Freidley said her car, with just 41,000 miles, is com-

pletely paid off. She and her husband were planning to trade it in for a larger vehicle. “My mom had a stroke and I have to take care of her,” said Freidley, who is also in the process of adopting her grandson. Grider said that he has since received the $9,611 bill from Toyota and has submitted it to his insurance. He said this is the first time anything like this has happened to his company. “We poured a lot of concrete for that project, encasing all that pipe,” said Grider. “We did so much traffic control and this happened on the last day. I am trying my best to make this right, but it got to the point where I felt like there was nothing I could do to make it right.” He said that he has addressed the issue internally. “We hold our employees accountable,” said Grider, who added that his worker should not have had his head in the car behind Friedley. “We are getting perceived, because of this one incident that we are unprofessional, and we can’t have that.” As for Freidley, she still plans to trade in her Scion for a van – once everything is taken care of.

Car strikes, injures student By Carrie Wood

A vehicle struck a 16-yearold Best High School student as he crossed the street near his school the morning of April 26. The student “darted” across the road at approximately 8 a.m. at the intersection of Northeast 53rd and 108th Avenue in Kirkland, said Kirkland police Lt. Mike Murray. “He wasn’t in the crosswalk and he came out kind of suddenly and the person driving the car couldn’t stop in time,” said Murray. “Witnesses said that the driver was going the speed limit and this kid just ran out and wasn’t in the crosswalk.” The boy sustained some injuries, though they didn’t appear life threatening, said Murray. “He was alert and awake and talking to the aid unit as they transported him to the emergency room,” said Murray, who didn’t know which hospital the boy was taken to. Kirkland police blocked off 108th Avenue for about half an hour while several aid and patrol cars responded to the accident.

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The extra money comes from a drainage revision and work to be done on the retaining wall. King County Parks Director Kevin Brown told the Reporter in June that the field is notorious for having cancellations due to field conditions. But those are problems that KYL deals with all the time. “We just don’t have adequate facilities to offer a good experience for the kids,” said Lytle. “More than half (of the fields) have been in four inches of mud (this season). We can’t continue to grow without more field space.” Lytle said they’ve worked with the Lake Washington School District and Kirkland Parks, but because there simply aren’t many fields in the area, it’s hard to get time and space. Many of the teams have to use partial fields when other teams are practicing, like sharing half a soccer field, or working on the edges of baseball fields. But Lytle said that it just doesn’t work as a long-term solution. The issue has become so bad that the teams are forced to practice in areas that aren’t even fields, like the grassy area behind the bleachers at Juanita High School. Lacrosse has grown in popularity on the Eastside and around Washington State during the past decade and advocates say that field access is not keeping up with the demand for the sport. Two years ago when the club started there were 34 players. Last season 182 turned out, and this year that number grew to about 225. KYL has received a lot of support from King County Council members. “As the representative for the Finn Hill neighborhood, I am pleased this public-private partnership to improve Big Finn Hill Park is moving forward,” said Councilman Bob Ferguson, co-sponsor of the legislation, who represents the area on the council. “As the father of young twins, I know how important parks and play fields are to fostering vibrant communities.” King County Councilwoman Jane Hague, who was a former representative of the Finn Hill area, was a primary sponsor for the proposal. “This initiative will make a huge contribution to our livability in both recreation and quality of life,” said Hague, who used to live on Finn Hill. “All involved have worked very hard to balance the needs of our student athletes while respecting the needs of neighbors that live near Big Finn Hill.” But not all Kirkland

residents are happy with the plan. The project has drawn objections from park neighbors due to the use of light standards, increased noise and traffic. Lytle said the objections that came from about 20 surrounding neighbors have dropped to about six or eight. “We’re not interested in having an abrasive relationship with the neighbors,” said Lytle. “They all have my email and they can contact me if they have more concerns.”

City gets AAA water/sewer bond rating Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services affirmed its “AAA” rating, with a stable outlook, on the City of Kirkland’s outstanding water and sewer revenue bonds. The rating cites the system’s strong liquidity position and debt service coverage, a very diverse system (with the top 10 users contributing 4 percent of revenue),

a service area with aboveaverage wealth and income levels, and the community’s primarily residential “bedroom” nature, participating in the greater Seattle, Washington economy. The announcement is the result of a periodic review of the city’s bonds. Municipal utilities sell revenue bonds to support capital projects for utility infrastructure. Rating agencies “rate” the ability of the utilities to repay bond principal and interest.

Special guests to attend Mother’s Day Tea Party The author and illustrator of “Beatrice and the Magic Garden Hat” will be special guests at Kirkland Park’s Li’l Crumpets Mother’s Day Tea Party, from 2-4 p.m. May 12 at the North Kirkland Community Center. Children ages 3-8 accompanied by their mother, grandmother, aunt, or other motherly figure will remember this special day. Enjoy

high tea and nibble on trays of goodies, many provided by local bakeries and stores. Hear the story of “Beatrice and the Magic Garden Hat” as told by author Donna Lee and illustrator Ann Gates Fiser. Party goers will make and decorate their own garden bonnet. Tickets are $25 per child for residents and $30 per child for non-residents, $10 per second child for residents and $12 per second child for non-residents (no charge for adult). Register by calling 425-587-3350.


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“There is a lot more variety in a consignment store,” said Barnes. “In a retail store there is a theme for every season.” Consigned clothes are not confined clothes when it comes to style and they still keep up with the seasonal demands. Barnes said she has been pleasantly surprised by how the community has welcomed her. “I have received a tremendous amount of support from the community,” said Barnes, noting that the business is family owned and operated. She has received help from friends in creating her website at www.bkconsignment. com, designing the store’s logo, painting and redesigning the interior of the leased space, which used to house Blockbuster. She had a friend, Becca Bassingthwaighte, volunteer to design and paint a koala mural in the store. “I love this mural,” said Barnes. “… People seem excited I am here - I am excited. It has been a good time so far.” Barnes even visited Forget Me Not consignments a few months back, which is located just 20 blocks to the north on 100th Ave. N.E. She had been a customer and wanted to be courteous and let them know about her store. “They were very welcom-

ing,” said Barnes. “They asked me how they could help.” Forget Me Not is a broader clothing consignment store for kids and adults, that is also family owned. “I will send my customers up the road to them when they size out,” said Barnes, who’s 16-year-old daughter helps out around the store. She played around with several names before landing on the Boomerang idea. “I wanted something fun, kid related and memorable,” said Barnes. “It was my 10-year-old son that made the link between the boomerang going out and coming back (and the idea of consigning).” As with most consignment stores, Barnes takes client’s clothes and puts them up for sale for eight weeks. When they sell, she takes a percentage. In the seventh week of consignment the items are put on sale for 25 percent off. At eight weeks they go to 50 percent off. Consigners can decide to pick up the clothes and take them back at any time but must choose if the clothes will be donated or returned to the owner if they do not sell. Consigners have to sign a contract with Boomerang. Barnes said that she has signed a three-year lease in the space. One of the areas that the store might find a big

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customer base is in used sports clothing. Barnes has first-hand experience with kids’ sports clothing. “Every year I have to go out and get that new under armor,” said Barnes. “It might take time for people in the community to find me for that.” She said that as with all of her items, they can’t have stains or holes and must be in good condition. “We won’t take anything that has been too well loved,” said Barnes. “We have to take items that are in season because we don’t have any storage.” She will make a small exception for sports pants when it comes to stains. “They start out white but if they have been worn once they will not remain white,” joked Barnes. She also sells various handcrafted items made for kids by community artists. “I am excited to have them,” said Barnes. “My mom was a weaver. I know how important it is to support this kind of stuff.” The store also carries some books, something that many kids consignment stores shy away from because they don’t resell for very much and take up a lot of space. “I am just so passionate about reading and kids that there was no question that I would sell books,” said Barnes. The store also carries some toys, games, puzzles, bibs, hats and other various items. Boomerang also intends to carry some special occasion maternity items that are typically only worn once or twice during pregnancy, like fancy dresses. The store is also equipped with dressing rooms and Barnes began accepting items for consignment in March. “Some of it is from friends, some of it is mine,” said Barnes. “But after we got the sign up people started coming in.” For those clothes that do not sell and get donated, Barnes is working with www., an organization that provides clothes to foster families. “My mother-in-law has foster kids and having a place for those families to go and shop for free is great and I am happy to be a part of that,” said Barnes, who also wants to be able to donate to the Lake Washington School District.

Boomerang Kids Consignment is open from 10-6 on weekdays and 11-4 on weekends with some extended hours for working families that can be found on the store’s website.

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Dr. Scott Stuart has assumed the role of medical director for the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) and Care Management at Evergreen Hospital. Dr. Stuart has worked for Evergreen as an internal medicine hospitalist since 2005 and previously served as the managing physician and medical director of the hospitalist group from 2007-2010. He started both new positions recently and continues as a hospitalist at Evergreen on a part-time basis. The PCU admits some of Evergreen’s most critical patients and provides complex nursing care using close monitoring of vital signs. The PCU has been an integral part of providing award-winning care to Evergreen’s stroke and heart attack patients. Evergreen’s Care Management program coordinates the critical logistics of all inpatient visits and includes social workers, registered nurse (RN) case managers and language translators. The Care Management team’s help and expertise is essential for successful hospitalization and patient discharge. Dr. Stuart received his medical degree in 2001 from the University of Washington.

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ttention small business owner. I have an announcement. You are due to reward yourself for all your hard work. I see you looking confused at these words. You think I am not talking to you. But I am. When’s the last time you rewarded yourself for a job well done? Probably the more realistic question is:

have you ever rewarded yourself? As business owners we tend not to notice all we accomplish. The simple fact we have an open and running business these days is an accomplishment. Why don’t we see it? I think about my goals and achievements. I remember thinking, “One day I will own my own

Ford of Kirkland earns national award

HealthSource raising money to support troops

Ford of Kirkland is HealthSource Chiropractic among an elite group of and Progressive Rehab is Ford and Lincoln dealerasking local residents to help ships to be recognized with support our troops by donatthe 2011 President’s Award ing $10 in exchange for a free by Ford Motor Company. community health screening. This prestigious award honAll money donated will go to ors dealerships that excelled Operation Gratitude toward in automotive retailing in supplies and shipping for U.S. 2011 by providing exceptroops fighting abroad. tional customer service and The 19-point health satisfaction. screenings (a $210 value) This year, Ford honors will help track down even 313 Ford and Lincoln dealthe smallest amounts of ers across the country for pain, including those sufdelivering superior cusfering from a wide range of tomer satisfaction in sales problems such as low back and service. pain, headaches, neck pain, This is Ford of Kirkland’s shoulder or arm pain, bulgsixth time to receive this ing or herniated discs, leg honor. pain, numbness and “Our team just more. Even X-rays celebrated our will be included if BUSINESS seventh year here in necessary. HAPPENINGS Donations will Kirkland,” said Jim Walen, dealer princibe accepted at the pal at Ford of Kirkland. office located at 13021 “Amy and I invested our N.E. 85th St., Kirkland, life savings in the business through May 31, but contriband receiving this award for utors are encouraged to call our sixth time is one of our and set up an appointment. proudest achievements.” Across the world, tens of Walen’s wife, Amy Walen, thousands of American seris controller at Ford of Kirk- vice members are deployed land and a member of the in hostile and remote regions, Kirkland City Council. including the Middle East, The President’s Award was Afghanistan, and on ships established in 1998. Dealers throughout international become eligible through waters. The physical condisurvey responses from custions they must endure are tomers related to their sales difficult and they may be and service satisfaction. separated from loved ones for “The pursuit of excellence long periods of time. Help to is not for the faint of heart – ease their burden by donating it requires passion, tenacity today! To schedule an apand hard work,” said Sean pointment at HealthSource, Weingarten, Northwest call 425-827-0422. regional manager for Ford Motor Company. “In order to achieve the President’s Award, dealers must exceed customer expectations every day in every departFew things are more ment. The award salutes important to local families those top-performing Ford than great schoolteachers and and Lincoln dealerships great-tasting pizza. Garlic that embrace these philosoJim’s stores in Kirkland and phies, achieving among the Juanita are honoring both highest levels of customer during the month of May satisfaction.” with a pizza party giveaway

Garlic Jim’s to celebrate favorite teachers

Opus Bank opens

achieve the next goal we don’t take time to celebrate the most likely monumental feat we just accomplished. Not only is it not celebrated, it’s probably not even noticed. I challenge the business owners of Kirkland to celebrate, to reward yourself, to notice next time you achieve greatness. Did you pick up a new client? Add an employee? Get your first employee? How amazing is that? Do you see it? Diana DeAndrea-Kohn

Avoid small business burnout and celebrate

business.” Now, I do. Do I celebrate that? No. I just keep moving on to the next thing. We get caught up in the chaos that is small business ownership. There is never enough money. There is never enough time. How can we possibly stop and celebrate our victories? This is where I think the small business burnout comes into play. We spend so much time trying to




Celebrate Kirkland! Have a nice dinner, a weekend away, buy yourself a little something. Heck, just tell yourself “good job.” Take the time to notice all the hard work, time, and money you have put into your business. You deserve it. You earned it. Enjoy it.

Diana DeAndrea-Kohn is a small business owner and freelance writer in Kirkland. Send writing topics to

Opus Bank celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 27 at its new Kirkland location, 278 Central Way. Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride (right) and Bruce Wynn (left), executive director of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon. Also pictured is Ruthie Smith (second from left), retail banking manager, and other Opus Bank officials. DEANNA JESS, Kirkland Reporter

for a deserving teacher and his or her classroom. The winning teacher will be awarded the prize on National Pizza Party Day, May 18. “We can’t think of a better way to say thank you to our local school teachers and families,” said Dwayne Northrop, president and CEO of Garlic Jim’s. “Garlic Jim’s sponsors National Pizza Party Day every year and we are always blown away by how passionate our customers are about their school teachers. We’re proud to honor teachers for their accomplishments and hard work.” Customers can vote at the Garlic Jim’s locations in Kirkland (8431 122nd Ave. N.E.) and Juanita (9758 N.E. 119th Way) for the finalist they want to win the National Pizza Party Day Contest through May 16. The winning teachers do not need to have their parties on National Pizza Party Day; rather they can host their parties at times most convenient to the schedules of their classrooms. Garlic Jim’s is also rewarding the nominator of the winning

entry with a medium specialty pizza gift certificate. The Garlic Jim’s sponsored National Pizza Party Day is held annually the third Friday of May as an opportunity to celebrate pizza and its importance to America. For more information about Garlic Jim’s, visit www.garlicjims. com.

Former NFL player, leukemia survivor to speak at Crave Health Crave Health, a private nutrition practice in Kirkland, is excited to announce that former NFL star and current Seahawks Defensive Line intern Kenechi Udeze will be speaking at the upcoming Cancer-focused Nutrition Clinic on May 21. The former NFL defensive end will share his personal experience fighting and winning the battle against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, an aggressive form of cancer that required him to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Says Crave Health owner Ashley Besecker, “Kenechi is an amazing guy with an amazing story, and I want people to be fired up about preventing diseases like cancer so they don’t have to go through what he did.” During the one-hour clinic, Besecker will discuss dietary strategies for cancer prevention as well as what’s new in cancer prevention research. Besecker will also share her personal experience with bone marrow donation. In addition, Puget Sound Blood Center is sponsoring a free Bone Marrow Drive from 5-6 p.m. at the Woodmark Hotel prior to the clinic, when attendees can join the Bone Marrow registry at no cost and potentially help an adult or child in need of a live-saving transplant. The fee to join the registry is usually $50. The cancer-focused nutrition clinic will take place at from 6-7 pm. at the Woodmark Hotel at Carillon Point. Advanced sign up is required as space is limited. To RSVP, send email to or call 425-8280100. Tickets are $20 each.

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moratorium.” Not all council members commented or explained their votes during the meeting. “I think it has been well stated by the citizens here tonight,” said Councilman Dave Asher. Councilwoman Penny Sweet did not attend the meeting. There are only two BNzoned properties in the city – one in the Bridle Trails neighborhood and one on Lake Washington Boulevard. Many contend that the city’s Master Plan and zoning code for the properties are in direct conflict. The proposed Potala Village project on the waterfront riled neighbors and caused the council and Planning Commission to revisit the CRIME

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Police Blotter The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Kirkland Reporter Police Blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating unlimited-density issue rise (Potala Village) right with the BN zoning code. next to us,” said Kirkland The council held a resident and real estate public hearing just prior broker Sharon Nelson, to the vote, although who also talked about McBride emphasized that how Potala Village would the hearing has to do devalue homes in the with the zoning “I would sincerely area. code and not a Twenty-four hope that the city specific project. people, all Kirkcouncil takes their land residents, But Kirkland residents made it ethics training to signed in to clear what they heart and follow the voice their apgolden rule thou proval of extendwere trying to shalt not trample ing the moratostop and why. on existing building rium but not all “Living on codes.” the boulevard spoke during the John Staples we experience hearing. Most what traffic has showed up in a become with red shirt, somedaily difficulty getting thing that has become in and out of our drivea symbol in the fight way. At times there is a against the development. virtual standstill and we Brian Lawler, a Seattle have even walked to town attorney that some of the faster than the cars can residents hired, spoke in drive. Now we have the favor of the moratorium, potential to have a high asking the council “not to in Kirkland, which average about 1,000 per week.

17-year-old Redmond boy was arrested for shoplifting hair spray and a comb from the Parkplace QFC.

Between April 24-30, the Kirkland Police Department reported 608 traffic violations (six DUIs), 36 alarm calls, 18 car accidents, 20 noise complaints, 21 thefts, 21 car prowls, 10 domestic violence calls, 11 calls for harassment, eight acts of fraud, nine calls of a disturbance, two calls for illegal substances and 15 calls of civil disturbance. At least 51 people were arrested.

Theft: 6:59 p.m., 211 Parkplace Center. A 56-year-old Seattle man was arrested for shoplifting from the QFC Parkplace.

April 26 Domestic: 1:37 p.m., 12500 N.E. 132nd Court. A 22-year-old Kirkland man was arrested for violating a no-contact order with a 21-year-old Kirkland female.

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Theft: 3 p.m., 211 Parkplace Center. A

Trespass: 12 noon, 9200 block of 116th Ave. N.E. A 51-year-old Kirkland man was arrested when he was discovered living in an abandoned building. The man also had outstanding warrants for burglary and theft.

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Theft: 12:32 p.m., 10700 block of 58th Street. A 26-year-old Kirkland man fled

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be bullied by this developer.” He was one of just a few people in the audience not wearing red. Two more people in attendance were not wearing red and noticeably sitting alone. “The vast majority of public comments are not with respect to the BN zoning code or how that zoning code works. They are in opposition to the Potala Village project as proposed,” said attorney Duana Kolouskova, new council for the Potala Village project. “There is no crush of applications that the city is under that is causing some sort of emergency or threat to a taxi cab without paying his $58 fee. Officers contacted the man at his residence. Disturbance: 9:58 p.m., 10100 block of 120th Street. Police had to be called to the Life Care Center for a disturbance between a 99-year-old Kirkland female and a 94-year-old Kirkland female. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.

April 23 Theft: 7 p.m., 11600 block of Slater Ave. N.E. A Kirkland man reported that his gas cap was stolen overnight and 10 gallons of gas were siphoned from the vehicle. Burglary: 10:45 a.m., 8700 block of 128th Ave. N.E. A residence was broken into and jewelry and cash were taken. Entry was forced but no prints were located.

public health that would warrant a moratorium.” She went on to assert that the current conditions go against Washington State law for imposing a moratorium. “The zoning code has been in place for years and is not a surprise to anyone,” said Kolouskova. The council met earlier in the night to discuss implementing its new code of ethics. “I would sincerely hope that the city council takes their ethics training to heart and follow the golden rule thou shalt not trample on existing building codes,” said Kirkland resident John Staples. The council originally

imposed a 60-day moratorium and then extended it to six months on Jan. 3. That moratorium was set to expire May 15. The Planning Commission is still working on the issue, said the city’s Planning Director, Eric Shields. Shields said with the moratorium extended, the city hopes to have a public hearing on changes to the BN-zone properties on June 28 and to have council consider those changes by Aug. 7. But that will be nearly a year since the Potala Village project was proposed. Litigation has also not been ruled out and was even threatened by project owner Lobsang Dargey. The council has the power to rescind the moratorium at any time.


ficulty walking. Evergreen was the only site in the Pacific Northwest to hold the trial, which was led by Dr. C. Warren Olanow, a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. The trial tested standard oral dosages of a Parkinson’s drug against the newer levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) and found that the intestinal treatments gave patients an average of two extra hours per day of reduced symptoms and improved movement. “We have been involved in the trials since 2008,” said Dr. Alida Griffith, principal investigator for the trial at Evergreen’s Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center. “Levodopa is the ‘gold standard’ treatment for Parkinson’s disease.” The intestinal gel contains levodopa and carbidopa, two drugs commonly prescribed for Parkinson’s, and is infused through a portable pump connected to a tube implanted in the intestine. In the three-month, double-blind trial, 71 participants were randomized to receive either the continuous infusion of LCIG and dummy pills or a dummy intestinal gel and pills that contained levodopa and carbidopa. At the start of the study, the average person had Parkinson’s disease for about 11 years and experienced 6.6 hours of symptomatic behavior per day. A total of 93 percent of participants completed the study.


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They have the most loyal customers from all over western Washington, Idaho, Montana, etc., returning year after year to take advantage of Randy’s expertise. Randy learned the trade from his grandfather in Oregon and has been a master cobbler, fine-tuning his craft for the past 35 years. He is very passionate about his work, a perfectionist for sure, and stays current with the latest shoe fashions, materials used, and how to care for them. He uses shoe repair machines purchased from Holland, makes his own dyes, will actually go down to his supplier in Seattle to handpick prime leather and rubber pieces he uses for his tips and Seattle (zip) soles. He will shine your shoes in five minutes while you wait, fillet your soles to insert orthopedic lifts and match red rubber rain soles to your favorite Christian Louboutin redsoled pumps! Randy’s philosophy is, “You are only as good as the last shoe you fixed.” He clearly does not rest on his laurels! When you need to bring your shoes back to life by a truly dedicated artisan who will always listen to your specific requests, go to Bailey’s. They are open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays for a well-deserved family day. They can be reached at 425-8276145.

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Woman, 94, has get-up-and-go spirit Reporter intern

A common misconception about retiring is that it means doing nothing. However, one Kirkland resident defies the stereotype and can’t seem to stand still for one moment. At 94 years old, Merrill Gardens resident Dorothy “Dotty” Cacchione has used the extra time that retirement

has given her to expand her horizons in active new pursuits. “You don’t just retire, you retire from doing old things,” said Dotty. Growing up in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Dotty was always an active participant in many sports like basketball, volleyball, and track and field. Up until her retirement, Dotty was an active traveler as well.


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While she doesn’t travel as much, not even retirement could stop Dotty’s bustling lifestyle. Well into her nineties, Dotty continues to remain as lively as ever. Swimming every other Saturday and participating in weekly Zumba and yoga classes, Dotty hasn’t skipped a beat to keep her days animated and herself healthy. “Without some sort of exercise, you just become stagnant,” said Dotty, who disapproves of a lazy and inactive retirement. “My doctor said that as I get older, I get better,” jokes Dotty. Sticking to a moderated diet of protein, carbs, and fat, Dotty is clinically in the best health she has ever been in despite being diagnosed with diabetes four years ago. Old age and diabetes haven’t been able to undermine Dotty’s

Dorothy “Dotty” Cacchione is a resident at Merrill Gardens in Kirkland. At 94 years old, she is very active, participating in weekly Zumba and yoga classes and more. CONTRIBUTED love of life and will to keep going. “Today is all you got,” affirms Dotty, whose general attitude towards life is to “get up each day and live it to the

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LWIT’s Funeral Service Program receives accreditation Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s (LWIT) Funeral Service Education program received accreditation last week by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. LWIT’s program is the only accredited program in the state of Washington and one of fewer than 60 in the U.S. “We worked hard for this distinction and are very excited, not only to be accredited, but also for the feedback we received from the accreditors who visited our school,” said Erin Wilcox, director of the program and full time faculty at LWIT. “They commented that our facilities were arguably the best in the country. In fact, many other schools don’t have labs on campus

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Juanita softball beats three opponents by a combined 33-1 BY MATT PHELPS


eana Miller continued her torrid pace April 24, going 4-for-4 with an RBI, during the Juanita softball team’s 15-1 win against Liberty. The hits added to a streak that Miller started the previous week. She has now collected 14 base hits in her

last 14 at-bats. But for as hot as Miller has been she was not the hitting star during the game for the Rebels as teammate Katie Kent went 3-for-4 with four RBI. All of her hits during the game were doubles. Molly Steck added two RBI and a double of her own during a 2-for-3 day at the plate. The Rebels scored eight

runs during the first and cruised to the victory. Allison Rhodes pitched three innings, giving up just one hit and striking out five, to pick up the win. The Juanita girls softball team kept rolling April 26, beating Lake

Washington 4-0. The game was surprisingly scoreless heading into the sixth when the Rebels got on the board. Juanita added to that one-run lead with three more during the top of the seventh. Miller’s hit streak came

to an end but she did club a home run and collect three RBI. Cami Pettengill also hit a home run for the Rebels, while going 2-for3. Taylor Ferleman was 3-for-3 at the plate for Lake Washington. Rhodes pitched a complete-game shutout for Juanita, striking out 16 batters and giving up just four hits. Audrey Sundene also

pitched a complete game, giving up nine hits, while striking out two batters for Lake Washington. Juanita clubbed the Totems Friday with a three inning 14-0 victory at home. The Rebels scored just one run during the first but their bats were relentless during the second and third innings, scoring six and seven runs respectively.

LW baseball completes comeback against Juanita The Lake Washington baseball team kept rolling with a win April 26, but the Rebels made them earn it in an extra inning thriller 8-7. The Rebels took a 5-0 lead early in the game, scoring three during the third inning and two in the fifth. A seven-run sixth inning, which got most the Kang offense involved including back-to-back

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BRIEFS Rebels golf gets big win The Juanita High School girls golf team earned a big win April 26, knocking off Mount Si 279-282 (strokes) at Wellington Hills golf course. The Rebels were led by Kyla Terashima, who shot a 15-over 49 on the par 34. The score was good for second overall on the day. Haleigh Manao placed fifth on the day for the Rebels, shooting a 55.

triples by Alac Wong and Theo Alexander, gave Lake Washington the lead and momentum. But the outburst of offense didn’t crush the Rebels’ hope for an upset victory over the top team in the league. Juanita batter Avery Britton sent the ball to the fence with the bases loaded to tie the game during the bottom of the seventh.

On the play, the Rebels attempted to take the victory by sending the runner from first home. But instead of the win, the Kangs’ relay to the plate ended the inning with a third out. A clutch eighth-inning hit by Wong scored the goahead run for the Kangs. Juanita made a run at winning the game during the bottom of the eighth

but a double play turned by Jordan LaFave and Chase Keierleber ended the dramatic contest. Lake Washington lost to Interlake Friday 3-2 thanks to a late rally by the Saints. The Kangs got on the board first, scoring a run in the second inning and then adding a second during the fifth. But a last at-bat rally gave Interlake three runs during the seventh for the comeback win.

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Melanie Lee and Gabby Venditti (MI) beat Carolyn Wilson and Brittney Hard (J) 6-1, 6-0; and Kajal Tiwary and Julia Glick (MI) beat Tess Farley and Haley Gilbert (J) 8-1 in a match shortened by rain. On April 26, the Rebels lost to Bellevue 5-2, as they were swept in singles action. The only wins on the daycare from the doubles teams of Hill and Glenn (6-4, 6-1), and Wilson and Hard (6-4).

11-5 victory at Bellevue on April 24. Whitney Dunlap had a big day, crushing a home run for the Kangs, as she went 3-for-5 at the plate. Lake Washington added two late runs during the sixth as they clubbed 12 base-hits during the contest. Bellevue co mmitted two errors during the game to Lake Washington’s one.

The Juanita girls tennis team was shutout April 24, 7-0 by Mercer Island in a rain shortened meet. In singles action, Nora Tan (MI) beat Tenessee Taylor (J) 6-0, 6-0; Sophia Gage (MI) beat Karlee Kedroslee (J) 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Kahan (MI) beat Antoinette Ngo (J) 6-1, 6-1 and Erin Crandall (MI) beat Rachel Russell (J) 8-1, which was stopped due to rain. In doubles, Lydia Venditti and Caroline Dillon (MI) beat Shelby Hill and Kelsey Glenn (J) 6-2, 6-0;

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Black Sox, 13-3, in the final. Twenty-four teams from King and Snohomish counties participated in the event. The event raised $5,000 for the Pat Downs Foundation, which provides scholarships for disadvantaged youth interested in playing baseball.

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during the 26th-minute of play. Eleven minutes later Horne found Javier Macias to give Juanita a 2-0 lead heading into half time. The Patriots showed life just three minutes into the second half, cutting the lead to just one goal. But O’Rourke took a Nathan Ryan pass and put it into the back of the Liberty net during the 61st minute of the game to finish off the scoring.

Washington outscored King’s Way 3-2 during the final quarter to take the win. Cody Bernstein was the biggest threat for the Kangs, scoring four goals, while teammates Carson Brown, Zachary Oelsner and Cooper Ramstead all scored one goal each. Jonah Friedl had six saves for the Kangs. The Kangs came up short against Eastside Catholic April 26, giving up four fourth-quarter goals, in a 7-4 loss. Eastside Catholic took the early lead 2-1 during the first quarter and extended that lead heading into the fourth quarter to 4-2. Ben Anderson scored two goals for the Kangs, while Carson Bernstein and Tyler Watkins added one each. Friedl had 15 saves for Lake Washington.

24. The Patriots scored all of their goals during the first half.

Juanita boys soccer splits two The Juanita boys soccer team lost to Mount Si April 24, 2-1. Mount Si got on the scoreboard first with a goal during the 27th minute of play, but the Rebels bounced back to tie the game as Riley O’Rourke assisted Oscar Fuentes during the 47th minute of play. The Wildcats regained the lead for good just six minutes later. The Rebels defeated Liberty 3-1 Friday at home. The Rebels got on the board first as Nick Horne assisted Jon Ellis


Lacrosse earns comeback win again King’s Way The Lake Washington boys lacrosse team defeated King’s Way 7-6 on Friday at home. The Kangs found itself down 3-1 early, but fought back to to tie the game just before the fourth period. Lake

Right, The Juanita beach swimming raft, seen in the 1930’s. Above, Juanita Beach bathhouse and dance hall, seen in the late 1920s. The structures visible at far left are located at Shady Beach. COURTESY OF KHS

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tive chapter in the Juanita Beach story. Over the next few years a master plan for the park was developed and extensive renovations began, with the park reopening in 2011. It boasts 21.94 acres and about 1000 lineal feet of Lake Washington waterfront. Current features include: swimming beach, picnic tables, kids’ playground, public dock, fishing area, beach volleyball, restrooms/changing roomsclosed in the winter, lighted tennis courts, little league ball fields, a new Juanita Creek nature area, open lawn areas, horseshoe pits and the historic Forbes House. The new Juanita Neighborhood Association is currently working with the city to place several historic signs in the park to inform visitors of its amazing past. Directions: The park is located at 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive and is handicapped accessible. From I-405 north, take Exit 20A. Go west on N.E. 116th Street. At 100th Avenue N.E. continue west on Juanita Drive. Turn left at 97th N.E. into Juanita Beach Park. From I-405 south, take Exit 20. Go west on N.E. 124th Street. Turn left on 100th Avenue N.E. Turn right on Juanita Drive. Turn left at 97th N.E. into Juanita Beach Park.


thanks to millennia of deposits courtesy of Juanita Creek and its tributaries. Forbes’ adult son, Leslie “Les” and his wife Alicia decided to turn the property into a privately operated bathing beach, so in 1921 Les Forbes’ Juanita Beach was born. The original Juanita Beach was a small piece of the Forbes property at the east edge of today’s park, later two other private beaches were created to the west, Sandy and Shady beaches, though they were later consolidated and operated as Shady Beach. The 1920-40’s were a busy time for the beaches at Juanita. Summers brought throngs of bathers from Seattle and outlying areas. Bath houses, dance halls, concessions, rental cabins and other amenities contributed to Juanita as a summer resort community. In 1956 Juanita and Shady beaches were sold to King County and the entire property was renamed Juanita Beach Park. By the 1990’s the park had fallen into disrepair and was overpopulated with waterfowl, whose feces had created serious water quality concerns. King County transferred the property to the City of Kirkland in 2002 and that began a new, posiMatthew McCauley

uanita Beach is likely the most historic property owned by the City of Kirkland, yet today, despite its deep roots, it has an all new feel and look. Kids during the 192030’s used to find arrowheads and spear points at what is now the north end of the park, which suggests native habitation from pre-history. Prior to 1916, Lake Washington was nine feet deeper and the land south of Juanita Drive was submerged. In 1870, a 19-year-old logger named Martin Hubbard staked his 160-acre homestead claim on Juanita Bay and built his crude cabin on the site of Juanita Village development. In 1877, Dorr and Eliza Forbes of Iowa came to Juanita Bay’s shore with their children and later purchased some of Hubbard’s claim for use as their home and a shingle mill on Juanita Creek. Their original house from the mid-1880s burned, but their second home, built in 1905, still stands on the park property, adjacent to the baseball field. Lake Washington’s 1916 lowering revealed considerable land on shallow Juanita Bay. Unlike most of the lake shore, instead of smelly goo, Juanita Bay’s northern shore was sandy,

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Kirkland Choral Society to present an evening at the opera Fine wines, rousing songs by Kirkland Choral Society, and a live auction emceed by Dave Ross, inimitable Northwest radio show host, guarantee a lively evening at “SongFeast: An Evening at the Opera” on Saturday May 19 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Raise your paddle and your glass to what many choral arts patrons and professional musicians lo-

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four, or what about tickets for the Mariners? Liven up a party with a jazz band; KCS quartet and soloists; a concert by a retired international opera singer. For an effortless, memorable event, try a barbecue and hot tub party, a star gazing evening, a garden tea, or a murder mystery for your guests to solve. Through voice, piano, kindermusic and percussion lessons, you can make your own music. Start your bidding when the doors open at 6 p.m.

with a fantastic silent auction accompanied by complimentary wine and hor d’oeuvres. All seating is reserved. Tickets ($36 each - adults only, please) can be purchased online at www. or by phone at 425-275-9595. Edmonds Center for the Arts is located at 410 4th Avenue North, Edmonds. Dr. Glenn Gregg, KCS artistic director, will conduct the choir, with GayNell Cronin featured at the piano.

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introducing the very youngest theater audiences to the magic and wonder of musical theater, StoryBook Theater’s professional alllocal adult cast will travel the region to present this 55-minute musical production (geared toward 3-10year olds). Tickets to A Little Mermaid are $10 for all patrons over 1 year of age. In Kirkland, performances run at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 5-6 and May 12-13 at the Kirkland Performance Center. All May 13 performances are ASL interpreted. The performance will also run at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 20 at the Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave., Seattle.

Studio East to present upcoming productions StoryBook Theater will present “A Little Mermaid.” In this original StoryBook Theater version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic, the audience will decide whether the Little Mermaid should keep her legs or high-tail it back to the sea. “A Little Mermaid” will visit Renton, Kirkland and Seattle through May 20 for a total of 19 performances. With an eye toward

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Behrendt to perform at Laughs Comedian Greg Behrendt continues to crush it. He will perform at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. May 11-12 at Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland. In 2009, “He’s Just Not That Into,” the movie based on his bestselling book, opened in theaters nationwide and was America’s number one movie. Behrendt’s second comedy special, “That Guy from That Thing,” was released by Image Entertainment after premiering on Comedy Central. He hit the road with the “Greg Behrendt’s Totally Into You Comedy Tour” and made his Edinburgh Festival debut at The Assembly Rooms.

In 2010, Behrendt wrote a half-hour sitcom pilot for CBS, produced and starred in “There Might Be Cake,” an unscripted pilot for IFC, and performed stand-up at both the Melbourne and Montreal International Comedy Festivals, and worked as a Consulting Producer on NBC’s Love Bites. Behrendt launched the podcast “Walking the Room” in 2011 and its standup spinoff, “Starfish Circus,” both of which he hosts with Dave Anthony; he also headlined an episode of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show on Comedy Central, performed stand-up at Nando’s Cape Town Comedy Festival in South Africa.

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Friends and Emeritus staff gather around Gloria Matlock (second from right) to show off their beads. ERICA THOMPSON, UW News Lab

NOTICE TO: Nicole Gulden, above-named parent(s). 1. A Termination of Parental Rights Petition has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Juvenile Court located at Court Administration, 306 S. Marshall, Caledonia, Minnesota, alleging that parental rights of the abovenamed parent to the child named in the petition should be permanently severed. 2. Notice is hereby given that the matter of said Termination of Parental Rights Petition will be called for hearing before the Juvenile Court located at 306 S. Marshall Street, Caledonia, Minnesota, on June 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. or as soon after as the Matter can be heard.

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3. YOU ARE ORDERED to appear before the Juvenile Court at the scheduled time and date. 4. You have a right to be represented by counsel. 5. If you fail to appear at the hearing, the Court may still conduct the hearing and grant appropriate relief, including permanently severing the parental rights of the above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s) and taking permanent custody of the child/ren named in the Petition. WITNESS, the Honorable James A.Fabian, Judge of District Court BY: Darlene L Larson, Court Administrator Published in Kirkland Reporter on May 4, 2012, May 11, 2012 and May 18, 2012. #618089

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been giving a handful of her jewelry to the ombudsman who often visits the community. Among other duties, the state ombudsman works with seniors in difficult times. She took Matlock’s necklaces and bracelets to give to people in a shelter. “I have received some of the most charming letters,” Matlock said. “Some of them from two or three boys whose mother’s got beads and the boys drew pictures … to thank me for giving their mother beads. Now that means a lot to me.” In general, making jewelry is a recent activity for Matlock, but she is far from being an amateur craftswoman. Matlock learned to sew from her mother when she was about 12 years old and through the years has mastered an assortment of skills. “I didn’t have to go out and work after I had my first child, except at home,” Matlock said. “I did a lot of sewing and made most of my clothes my whole life.” Matlock said her love of beads started very early in her childhood and she will continue to buy them to further the passion, especially purple, her most requested color.


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and dining companion of Matlock. “So I was really happy.” Gloria Matlock, who will Community Relations turn 90 in June, makes a difDirector Kimberly Spencer ference in her community by said Matlock brings sparkle making jewelry. and beauty to the commu“I never wanted to sell nity atmosphere. the things I made,” Matlock “I think Gloria is the first said. “It is enough for me to one in my years of working have the enjoyment of seeing in assisted living that actually those I’ve given the necklaces makes jewelry,” Spencer said. and bracelets to wearing “She’s blessed with good them. It keeps me busy and eyesight, good hand-eye coI’ve enjoyed this activity ordination and creativity. very much.” And she loves color.” After fracturing One aide, who her back in 2010, KIRKLAND dresses the residents Matlock moved to and loves what the Emeritus senior Matlock does, comes living community in in almost weekly with Kirkland and needed an a necklace or bracelet reactivity to keep her busy that quest. She asks for a specific she could do comfortably. color to give to someone. That is when it all began. “It tickles me so much that “So I started working with she’s that interested,” Matlock the beads,” Matlock said. said. “And then she makes “My daughter would take me them come up and thank to all the lovely bead places me.” and has encouraged me a Some of the residents at lot. She laughs at me because Emeritus have four or five she said, ‘The more you of her necklaces and wear bead, the less you bother.’ In them on a regular basis. other words, I’m no bother One woman in particular, to anybody because I’m busy whom Matlock has become doing things.” good friends with, has really Matlock started giving her taken a liking to Matlock’s creations to staff members creations. and new residents, as well as “I hardly ever see (her) long-time residents, of the without one of my necklaces retirement community. Her around her neck, and if she jewelry became a conversasees me she’ll reach up like tion starter and a way to this because she wants me make friends. to notice that she’s wearing “I saw a necklace that she one,” said Matlock, gesturing had on one day and we got to toward her neck. talking and the next day, she Another rewarding had made me a necklace,” experience for Matlock has said Shirley Lambo, friend BY ERICA THOMPSON

...obituaries Richard Snyder Stuckenschneider 10/26/32 – 4/12/12

Born in Minneapolis to Carl and Jessie Stuckenschneider. Moved to Kirkland in 1942, where he helped run his father’s grocery store and gas station at Snyder’s Corner on Rose Hill. Dick worked at Boeing from 1951-1970 and subsequently joined Regency Realty Group in Bellevue, where he worked until his retirement in 1986. Dick loved traveling around the world, RVing, hunting, fishing, doing woodwork, and spending winters in Yuma, Arizona with his wife of 55 years, Joanne. He is survived by Joanne and their children Randy (Mary) Stuckenschneider and Sandy (James) Moore Adkins and his grandchildren, Jacob (Kaylee), Nicole (Michael), Erin and Danielle and greatgrandchildren, Parker and Harper Rae. He was also loved by his sister, Beverly Bramlet, and his pre-deceased sister, Jackie, and brothers-in-law, George Bramlet and Norlan Wells. Special thanks for their love and support to Kay Wells and Don & Phyllis Galloway. Memorial arrangements will be announced at a later date. 621049

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Sound Publishing, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Advertising Sales Consultant at the Kirkland Reporter office. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral, and have excellent communications skills. The ideal candidate must be motivated and take the initiative to sell multiple media products, including on-line advertising, special products, work with existing customers and find ways to grow sales and income with new prospective clients. Print media experience is a definite asset. Must be computer-proficient at Word, Excel, and utilizing the Internet. Position requires use of personal cell phone and vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. Compensation includes salary plus commission. Based in Poulsbo and Bellevue, Wash., Sound Publishing, Inc., owns and operates 38 community newspapers and 14 Little Nickel publications in the greater Puget Sound area. Sound Publishingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broad household distribution blankets the greater Puget Sound region, extending northward from Seattle to Canada, south to Salem, Ore., and westward to the Pacific Ocean. Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, 401K, paid vacation, holidays and a great work environment. We recognize that the key to our success lies in the abilities, diversity and vision of our employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. If you are customer-driven, success-oriented, self-motivated, well organized and have the ability to think outside the box, then we want to hear from you! Please email us your cover letter and resume to: or mail to: Sound Publishing, Inc., 19426 68th Avenue S. Kent, WA 98032, ATTN: HR/KAS. No calls or personal visits please.

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Sound Publishing, Inc. is currently accepting applications for Circulation Manager positions in East, South and North King County. The primary duty of a Circulation Manager (CM) is to manage a geographic district. The CM will be accountable for the assigned newspaper as follows: Recruiting, contracting and training independent contractors to meet delivery deadlines, insuring delivery standards are being met and quality customer service. Position requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; to occasionally lift and/ or transport bundles weighing up to 25 pounds from ground level to a height of 3 feet; to deliver newspaper routes, including ability to negotiate stairs and to deliver an average of 75 newspapers per hour for up to 8 consecutive hours; to communicate with carriers and the public by telephone and in person; to operate a personal computer. Must possess reliable, insured, motor vehicle and a valid Washington State driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, 401K, paid vacation, holidays and a great work environment. If interested in joining our team, please email resume and cover letter to: OR send resume and cover letter to: Sound Publishing, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue S Kent, WA 98032 ATTN: CM

Reporter Sound Publishing, Inc. is looking for a Reporter at the Kirkland Reporter office. The Kirkland Reporter is an award-winning publication that specializes in coverage of community news and activities. This is a TEMPORARY position (approximately 8-10 weeks), beginning late-August. The ideal candidate will be expected: ¡ to take photographs to illustrate stories and must be comfortable using a digital camera ¡ to shoot and edit videos for the web ¡ to blog and Twitter Must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment. Minimum of one year of previous newspaper experience is required. Some evenings and occasional weekends may also be required. Sound Publishing, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest private, independent newspaper company. Our broad household distribution blankets the entire Greater Puget Sound region, extending northward from Seattle to Canada, south to Salem, Oregon, and westward to the Pacific Ocean. If you have a passion for community news reporting, please email your cover letter and resume to: or mail to: Sound Publishing, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue S., Kent, WA 98032 ATTN: HR/KIRK No calls or personal visits please.

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