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Geoff Johnson: A life of music, A life of service

Music as Exercise Along with his passion for physics, Albert Einstein, an accomplished violinist, developed a love for music. His second wife, Elsa, once said that she fell in love with him “because he played Mozart so beautifully on the violin.” Einstein himself mused, “If I were not a physicist,…
January 23, 2024
Business & IndustryNews & Events

CalPortland (asphalt/concrete plant)

The CalPortland asphalt/concrete plant has been a landmark on the Kenmore industrial waterfront since the early 1970's. For decades the asphalt/concrete business has supplied asphalt/concrete materials for paving and building projects throughout the north King County region. Being strategically located on the Lake Washington waterfront has allowed a relatively inexpensive…
January 10, 2024
GovernmentHistoric Kenmore

Kenmore City Hall “Then and Now”

Through the Years–Kenmore City Hall Kenmore City incorporation ceremony in front of the first makeshift City Hall. Jack Crawford, first mayor of Kenmore is speaking. Kenmore’s First City Hall Kenmore became Washington’s newest city on August 31, 1998, and began conducting its business in an empty storefront at 6524 NE…
July 31, 2023

Kenmore Housing Then & Now

The City of Kenmore will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of incorporation this August but the history of people living in Kenmore dates back well over 100 years. We know that in 1888 in what is now the Arrowhead neighborhood, Reuben J. Crocker was the first homesteader, and the first home…
July 31, 2023
Community LifeNews & Events

Kenmore Heritage Society Honors Community Leaders

Shining Starts in Kenmore Each year since 2001, Kenmore Heritage Society’s annual “McMaster Awards” recognize individuals who have made outstanding volunteer contributions to the Kenmore community. The awards are named after John McMaster, a pioneer Kenmore businessman and entrepreneur who gave Kenmore its name in 1901. The “McMaster Heritage Award”…
April 17, 2023