Expect closures of the Interstate 405 ramps in Kirkland at the Northeast 124th interchange Sunday night through Thursday night because of paving and other work associated with the Totem Lake Freeway Station project.

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Expect closures of the Interstate 405 ramps in Kirkland at the Northeast 124th interchange Sunday night through Thursday night because of paving and other work associated with the Totem Lake Freeway Station project.


Closures and detours will be coordinated to ensure traffic can access the freeway. Go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I405/TotemLake for more information.

Issaquah

Man approaches school-bound girl


A girl who attends Beaver Lake Middle School was approached by a man Friday morning who made inappropriate remarks to her, Issaquah School District officials said.


The girl reported the incident, which happened as she was walking to school, to the school principal, who reported it to the King County Sheriff’s Department.


The man is described as white, in his 30s or 40s and about 5-foot 6-inches tall, with a stocky build and straight, short brown hair and wearing a green and brown camouflage jacket, blue gloves and dark-brown jeans with brown loafer-style shoes.


The encounter happened near Klahanie Park in the 2500 block of Southeast Klahanie Boulevard. School officials advise that students walking to school shouldn’t be listening to electronic devices such as iPods or cellphones because that may prevent them from hearing what’s going on around them.


To report any information, call the King County Sheriff’s Department at 206-296-3311 and refer to Case No. 05-360-677.

Bellevue

Longtime residents to share their stories


The Eastside Heritage Center and Bellevue Parks and Community Services host Family Fireside Storytelling from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the historic Winters House, 2102 Bellevue Way S.E. The event is free.


Longtime local residents will share stories about their childhood days in Bellevue.


Guided tours of the Winters House and grounds will be available. Guests will be able to make their own toys and decorations.


Redmond

City OKs $50,000 for energy-bill aid


Redmond’s City Council has set aside $50,000 for a Hopelink program that helps low-income residents of the city pay their energy bills, and it has adjusted the eligibility requirements so more families can qualify.


The money came from higher-than expected utility-tax revenues, said Councilwoman Nancy McCormick. It will go to Hopelink once the social-services agency finishes handing out about $22,000 remaining from an earlier Redmond donation.


Assistance will be available to households with annual incomes of 180 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $34,830 for a family of four.


For more information, call Hopelink at 425-869-6000.


Bothell

Special Families concert Dec. 18


Northshore Special Families will present a community holiday concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Northshore Family Center, 18315 Bothell Way. Violinists Marcus and Andrea Talley will perform classics and holiday favorites in a show geared for families.


Children should bring flashlights to shine during the performance, and they will be encouraged to dance and move around during the show. A suggested donation of $1 per child will cover the cost of post-concert juice and cookies.


Northshore Special Families is a welcoming social and support group for families with special-needs children in preschool and elementary school. For more information or to RSVP for the concert, call 425-485-2582.