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Be sure to visit juanitaneighborhoods.org for the latest updates to these and other topics of interest to the Juanita Community. For comments and questions, please e-mail us at jnaneighborhood@gmail.com.

August 2015 edition

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JNA Association


*The Juanita Neighborhood Association (JNA) is a non-profit 501c4 organization committed to ensuring Juanita continues to remain a vital community. The JNA strives to make the neighborhood a great place to live through beautification efforts, helping neighbors, planning neighborhood / community activities and communicating information to the neighborhood residents.  We are a 100% volunteer run organization.

Saved Juanita Beach Park Celebration!

 
Juanita Neighborhood Annual Picnic
co-sponsored with Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital
The Dawg Days of Summer
Celebrating Juanita Beach Park, our neighbors and their dogs.
Sunday, August 30th, Juanita Beach North, 11 am to 3pm.
 
Swag bags by for all entrants.
 
Fun run with your dog, contests for best dog costumes, best trick, best owner dog look-a-like plus free swag bags for everyone attending sponsored by Community Sponsor, Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital, serving Juanita / Kirkland animals for over 50 years.
 
Dalmatian Bounce House for the kids sponsored by Community Sponsor, Patrick Fitzgerald State Farm Insurance.
 
Raffle tickets for Juanita residents for over 20 giveaways from Kirkland merchants
 
Free hotdogs and hamburgers donated by our Community Sponsor, Vance Hill, Real Estate Experts and SportsStar Relocation Seattle with RE/MAX Northwest Realtors.
 
Music by Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band and dance contest with prizes for best dancers.
 
Vendor Booths that bring knowledge to Juanita residents about park improvements, ARC, CERT Emergency Preparedness, November ballot issues and giveaways from Petco Unleashed, Denny’s Pet World, and Juanita Bay Veterinary Clinic.

Let's celebrate our community and saved our beautiful park from development.  Volunteers are need - please contact jnaneighborhood@gmail.com.  Check our website for updates!

Children's Concerts in the Park!

Children’s concerts schedule in August:
 
Every Tuesday at 10-11 AM, 
Through August 18th
Juanita Beach Park - Juanita For more information, click here for the webpage for the Kirkland Summer Concert Series. 

Kirkland CERT

(Community Emergency Response Team) - Fall 2015

PREPARING FOR “THE BIG ONE”
 
 
Kirkland CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and the Kirkland Office of Emergency Management are now accepting registration for the Fall 2015 class.  This 8-week course will start on Thursday, September 10, 2015 and will be held the following 7 Thursdays from 6 to 9 PM at the Kirkland Seventh Day Adventist Church.  The Final Simulation Drill (required) will take place on November 14 from 2:30 to 9:00 PM
 
The CERT program educates residents in disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Using the training learned in the classroom and during the exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not available to help.
 
The cost for the 8-week course is $35 for those who live, work, or go to school in Kirkland; $50 for those outside of Kirkland.  Participants will receive a manual, helmet, reflective vest, backpack, and other emergency supplies.  The program is sponsored by Kirkland CERT, the Kirkland Office of Emergency Management, and the Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council.
 
To register, go to www.KirklandCERT.com ; For information e-mail Christina Brugman at CBrugman@Kirklandwa.gov.

North Juanita Road Closures

Several sections of North Juanita’s neighborhood roads will close Aug. 3 while contracted work crews apply a slurry seal to them that will extend their useful lives by five to 10 years.   Click here for more information on specific roads.

Odds and Ends Reminders


The Juanita Farmer’s Market hours are 3:00 to 7:00 PM every Friday during the summer through September 25th. Special events include:
Kids Day - August 7th
Health Fair - August 28th
Click on kirklandwa.gov/juanitafridaymarket for more info, vendor lists and special events.

Forbes Creek Bridge Seismic Retrofit - From late June through September, work will be done to the existing Forbes Creek Bridge which is just north of Forbes Creek Dr along the Juanita Bay Park.  This project to retrofit the bridge for small-scale earthquakes will have minimal impacts to traffic except for four nighttime closures (8pm to 5am) in late September.  For a detour route and more information, see the project website.

100th Avenue Corridor - Following the 100th Avenue Corridor Study which was completed in 2014, the City of Kirkland is working to select a consultant to work on redesigning the section of 100th Avenue NE from NE 132nd Street at Juanita Elementary to NE 145th Street.  Consultants will likely be interviewed in August.  Work on the design will begin once the selected consultant is under contract this fall.  This is a major corridor in our neighborhood and represents a unique opportunity to improve safety and enhance our community. 

I-405 Tolling - The I-405 express toll lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood, set to open later this year, will help ease traffic on one of the state’s most congested corridors. Express toll lanes will give I-405 drivers a choice to travel faster by paying a toll. Toll rates will adjust depending on traffic, and drivers will pay the rate they see upon entering the lanes. Tolls can be paid with the current Good To Go! pass or by mail at a higher rate. To use the express toll lanes free, carpool drivers will need to a Good To Go! account and the new Flex Pass, set to HOV mode.  The Washington State Department of Transportation has created a video to prepare drivers and give an example of what future trips may look in the express toll lanes. For more information, visit GoodtoGo405.com.
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