Happy 15th Birthday Jacqueline Nataliya Kennedy

November 21st 2003 was undoubtedly one of the happiest days of my life.  I witnessed the birth of my first born – Jacqueline Nataliya Kennedy.  Jackie was born just up I-5 at Scripps Hospital in Encinitas.  Her mom was a champ and the entire staff was pretty awesome.  It was a great experience.

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TechCity Bowl to Celebrate 60 Years on Saturday – Everyone is Invited!

TechCity BowlTechCity Bowl, Kirkland Washington’s premier independent bowling center, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 between the hours of 12PM and 6PM.
The public is invited to join the celebration which will be held at the bowling center located at 13033 NE 70th Place in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of Kirkland.  During the event we will be rolling back bowling pricing and featuring $1 game and $1 shoes.  We will have local spirit and brewery tastings, as well as offering small bites of our new food menu.  So bring the family, grab some friends and come join the fun.

Help TechCity Bowl Celebrate 60 Years on Saturday

TechCity BowlTechCity Bowl, Kirkland Washington’s premier independent bowling center, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 between the hours of 12PM and 6PM.

The public is invited to join the celebration which will be held at the bowling center located at 13033 NE 70th Place in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of Kirkland.  During the event we will be rolling back bowling pricing and featuring $1 game and $1 shoes.  We will have local spirit and brewery tastings, as well as offering small bites of our new food menu.  So bring the family, grab some friends and come join the fun.

Social Media Sharing Of Vacation Photos- Dangerous

Social media sharing while traveling can make that person a target of thieves, according to experts.

These days, many burglars use social media to find out if someone’s home is empty – and people tend to leave their homes empty especially during the summer vacation.

Social MediaSocial Media Sharing Of Vacation Photos-Dangerous

While social media users know they shouldn’t share their home address, current location or phone number on Facebook, many of them still share vacation photos or social plans. Information such as vacation photos or social plans look more innocent to share, and potential threats tend to be overlooked.

“Although it’s fun to post vacation photos and let everyone know you’re having a cocktail on a sunny beach, that sends a clear signal to burglars that your home is empty,” said Ruby Gonzalez, Communications Director of NordVPN. “Even the people who feel sufficiently educated about online privacy still reveal their personal details online. Millennials especially tend to post their travel plans as well as travel photos.” Continue reading “Social Media Sharing Of Vacation Photos- Dangerous”

Airman Charles Heitz Kirkland Native Serving At The Navy’s Largest Aviation Training Center

Airman Charles Heitz Kirkland Native Serving At The Navy’s Largest Aviation Training Center. A 2017 Bishop Blanchet High School graduate and Kirkland, Washington, native is serving at the Navy’s largest aviation training center.

Kirkland Native Airman Charles Heitz Serving At The Navy’s Largest Aviation Training Center

Airman Charles Heitz
Airman Charles Heitz serves with the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida.
Undesignated airmen have the opportunity to be assigned to different types of job fields until they choose their final job.
Heitz credits success in the Navy with lessons learned growing up in Kirkland.
“I learned how to work with people and get along with others,” said Heitz.
NAS Pensacola, “The Cradle of Naval Aviation” is best known as the initial primary training base for all U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard officers pursuing designations as Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers.
Once these service members finish training they are deployed around the world putting their skill set to work flying jets from aircraft carriers, submarine-hunting helicopters, serving as aircrew operating sophisticated radar and weapons systems, electronic warfare and more. Operating on land, air, or sea, they represent the best of operational and training support. Continue reading “Airman Charles Heitz Kirkland Native Serving At The Navy’s Largest Aviation Training Center”

Diono Donates Booster Seats To Local Families

DionoDiono Company Donates Booster Seats To Local Families on July 25, 2018. Diono, donated $30,000 worth of booster seats to two local non-profit organizations namely WestSide Baby and Treehouse. The Pacific Northwest’s award winning designer and manufacturer of car seats and strollers for babies will provide the booster seats to underprivileged families and foster children. The booster seat donation pick-up was held on July 24th at 2:00 PM at Diono’s headquarters in Sumner, WA.

Diono Company Donated Booster Seats To Local Families

“Diono is a local Northwest business that is passionate about children’s safety no matter where they are in their journey.” said Scott McAllister, Brand Manager.”It is important to us that we give back to our community that has provided so much support to us over the past 20 years,” Continue reading “Diono Donates Booster Seats To Local Families”

Joseph Morgan Kennedy – my dad one year after his death

Joseph Morgan Kennedy - my dadMy Father – Joseph Morgan Kennedy Died One Year Ago Today

Today marks the day my dad died one year ago. I don’t remember crying, but I probably did. It wasn’t so much that it was sad that he died, but all he missed out on while he was still alive and healthy. He barely met his many grandchildren, and didn’t meet some – like Ava Kalea. When he did, he wasn’t very warm and seemed uncomfortable. I still remember the one time he held Jackie. It didn’t last long and neither of them were comfortable.

He had strained relationships with all of his children – my brothers and sister. I don’t think that he and Chris talked for many, many years. I had quit talking to him some time before his death because of his abusive emails, threatening me and giving me his unsolicited advice – but the last straw was when he threatened to sue Mom for some kind of co-signing deal 20-30 years earlier.

He was definitely NOT a happy person – and that was what was so sad. Continue reading “Joseph Morgan Kennedy – my dad one year after his death”

World Ski and Snowboard Festival Announces 2018 Music Lineup

World Ski and Snowboard Festival Announces another Great Music Lineup for 2018

World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2018Whistler BC’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival is dropping the beats this spring with the WSSF Music Series including A Tribe Called Red and Jazzy Jeff pumping up the athletes during the Big Air comps, and Mountain Magic bringing a host of international DJ’s for the finale party of the winter season – The END. Alongside the music talent, WSSF is announcing this year’s lineup of photographers, filmmakers, speakers, and artists—rolling the arts into this one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates all things mountain culture.
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Made it to 55! Thank You For All Birthday Wishes!

I can honestly say it’s GREAT to be 55! I never thought I would get this far, but am certainly very happy to be here! I want to thank everyone for the thoughtful messages and especially phone calls yesterday – it was great to hear from a lot of people I haven’t talked to in some time.

Hope I get to speak with more of you in the coming days, weeks, months and year.

I had a great birthday – my beautiful wife took us for a sushi lunch and Ava Kalea and I got to spend some quality time on the beach in Solana Beach.

I’m so very thankful and grateful for such great friends and family – thank you all for making my birthday a most excellent day. Happy New Year my friends! 2018 is going to be GREAT!

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena Offers Free Admission on “Library Appreciation Day”

Bellevue Magic Season Ice ArenaKing County Library System card holders receive free Bellevue Ice Arena admission on November 28

Begin your holidays and skate into Bellevue’s “Magic Season” for free at its ice arena on “Library Appreciation Day,” held on Tuesday, November 28, 3-9pm.

For the second year in a row, the Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) is offering “Library Appreciation Day” during its annual Bellevue Magic Season in partnership with King County Library System (KCLS). Continue reading “Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena Offers Free Admission on “Library Appreciation Day””