Give Back on Jack V. Crawford "Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore" Day
Come join us at the annual park clean up event, Jack V. Crawford ‘Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore’ Day, on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. – noon at Log Boom Park. The event is in honor of Kenmore’s first mayor and his contributions to the City. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants and pick up trash. If you have them, please bring your own work gloves. Tools, drinks, and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Volunteer and Events Supervisor Sarah Sandquist at email@example.com or 425-398-8900.
Remembering Jack Crawford, Kenmore's First Mayor
In 2009, City Council proclaimed October 22 “Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore” Day as an annual observance in honor of Mr. Crawford, who passed away in December 2008. Mr. Crawford served on the Kenmore City Council from the City’s incorporation in August 1998 through December 2005. During his Council tenure, he held the position of Kenmore’s first Mayor from 1998 through 1999; and held the position of Deputy Mayor from 2000 through 2001. In 2008, while serving as the president of the Kenmore Heritage Society, Mr. Crawford played a key role in developing the Kenmore History Path at Log Boom Park. The Heritage Society dedicated the path to Mr. Crawford in August 2009. The skate court at Kenmore City Hall is also named after Mr. Crawford.
In honor of Crawford's services to his community, the City hosts an annual volunteer clean up event at Log Boom Park to ensure that courtesy is contagious in Kenmore!
Moorlands Park Renovation Plans and Open House
Stop by the Moorlands Elementary School Library (15115 84th Ave NE) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 to view the City's renovation plans for Moorlands Park.
Moorlands Park is scheduled for a much-needed renovation, including a new picnic shelter, pathways, and upgrades to the ball field and play area. If funding permits, a new restroom will be constructed. Construction is estimated to occur from June 2017 through November 2017. The park will be closed during construction. The ball field will not be available for scheduled sports from June 2017 to February 2019.
We are excited to share the vision with you and look forward to seeing you at this public meeting.
Join us for our first 'Halloween at the Hall'
Trick-or-treat through Kenmore City Hall at our new Halloween event. Wear your costume and join us on Friday, October 28 starting at 5 p.m. for arts and crafts, face painting, a photo booth, and special appearances from Toy Story’s Woody and Jess! Watch Toy Story "Tower of Terrors" on the big screen at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
You can grab some dinner from The Grilled Cheese Experience and dessert from Daddy’s Donuts!
For event details, visit www.kenmorewa.gov/events.
City to Host Walkways and Waterways Informational Presentations
The City of Kenmore invites the public to informational presentations on October 5 & 11 to learn about projects included on the Walkways & Waterways Improvements proposed bond measure (Proposition 1) that will appear on the November 2016 ballot.
If approved, Proposition 1 would fund the following five projects to be constructed over the next seven years. These projects were identified through the “Imagine Kenmore” public outreach process where Kenmore residents confirmed that sidewalks and bike lanes on major roads and connecting the community to the City’s public waterfront are top priorities.
68th Avenue Pedestrian Bicycle Safety: New sidewalks and bike lanes
Juanita Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: New sidewalks and bike lanes
Log Boom Park Waterfront Access and Viewing
Rhododendron Park Waterfront and Natural Open Space Access
Squire’s Landing Park Waterfront and Natural Open Space Access
We hope you can attend these presentations.
Wednesday, October 5: 7:00 p.m. at Kenmore Community Club, 7304 NE 175th St
Tuesday, October 11: 6:00 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.) at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE
For more information about Walkways & Waterways, visit www.kenmorewa.gov/walkwaysandwaterways. Or, contact Community Relations Manager Leslie Harris at 425-398-8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk with Council on October 15
Kenmore is proud to be a partner for Feet First annual walk event’s WALKTOBER during the month of October. Traveling by foot benefits us in all kinds of ways. We know that walking improves our mental and physical well-being and reduces pollution. It’s also one of the best ways to connect with others. Wear your comfortable shoes and join City Council at “Walk with Council” on Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 a.m. The walk will start and end at the Kenmore Starbucks (7750 NE Bothell Way).
Can’t join but are interested in participating in WALKTOBER? Visit http://www.feetfirst.org/ to learn how to log your miles and be eligible for prizes.
Greetings Walktober! Walk to School Day
National Walk to School Day is October 5. The City is partnering with Arrowhead Elementary, Northshore Junior High School, and Inglemoor High School on various activities and will be present at each school the day of to promote road user safety. We encourage all people traveling; drivers, walkers, and bicyclists, to pay attention to one another and be extra cautious around school zones.
Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month
October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio Month. NOAA Weather Radio provides emergency alerts about approaching hazards, providing a useful resource in emergency situations. To be prepared for a disaster, you should keep your emergency kit handy- complete with water, battery-powered radio, and first aid kit. Make sure your family has a plan in place for where to meet or how to contact each other. For more important information, visit www.ready.gov.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the City of Kenmore is helping spread awareness through the Purple Light Nights®campaign. Purple Light Nights®is the inspiration of the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force in King County and is meant to increase the awareness of domestic violence issues and its affects upon children and families and provide educatioan on building healthy relationships. This is done through the presence of purple (black) lights in house windows and the City of Kenmore is giving away a limited supply of lights. Stop by City Hall to pick up your light today.
Fall celebrations like Halloween are fun times for children. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe fortrick-or-treaters and party guests.
Use reflective materials on costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don't run from house to house.
Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?
Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone:
Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles.
Keep candle-lit items away from doorsteps, walkways, and curtains. Please keep them out of the reach of pets and small children.
Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.