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                                Allison Butler leads a class of toddlers and their parents through a Tuesday morning class at Joyous Noise.

Redmond Ridge school elicits ‘joyous noise’ from local children

Joyous Noise Studio moved to Redmond Ridge last fall.

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                                Allison Butler leads a class of toddlers and their parents through a Tuesday morning class at Joyous Noise.
Photo courtesy of Siddhartha Saha Photography 
                                Ramit Malhotra and Tanvee Kale star in “Devi” at Allen Theatre at ACT.

Pratidhwani produces ‘Devi’ with Eastside actors

The show will feature actors from Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland.

Photo courtesy of Siddhartha Saha Photography 
                                Ramit Malhotra and Tanvee Kale star in “Devi” at Allen Theatre at ACT.
Tesla STEM students partnered with NAMI Eastside to plan the 2019 Youth Mental Health Conference. Courtesy photo

Tesla STEM students partner with NAMI Eastside for mental health conference

NAMI Eastside Youth Mental Health Conference will held May 4.

Tesla STEM students partnered with NAMI Eastside to plan the 2019 Youth Mental Health Conference. Courtesy photo
Sophia Gonzalez of ICS was the 151st Coca Cola Scholar at this year’s Scholar’s Banquet in Atlanta, GA. Courtesy photo

Two LWSD students receive $20,000 Coca Cola scholarships

Sarah Raza (RHS) and Sophia Gonzalez (ICS) were selected for their community service work.

Sophia Gonzalez of ICS was the 151st Coca Cola Scholar at this year’s Scholar’s Banquet in Atlanta, GA. Courtesy photo
Honeywell sponsored 292 from 41 countries and 27 states to participate in the HCLA at the USSRC. Photo courtesy of HCLA.

Bellevue and Redmond students participate in Space Camp program

Atharva Ladha of Redmond and Chloe Fong of Bellevue share their experiences with the HCLA at the USSRC.

Honeywell sponsored 292 from 41 countries and 27 states to participate in the HCLA at the USSRC. Photo courtesy of HCLA.

Redmond teen releases single inspired by Las Vegas shooting

Aditi Ajoy released her single, “What Are You Thinking?” on March 22.

Panel luncheon audience members predict survey results in regard to what Eastsiders consider to make up the American Dream. From left: James Whitfield, Dr. Amy Morrison, Anne Morisseau and Anne-Marie Diouf. Madison Miller / staff photo

Leadership Eastside hosts panel discussing the American Dream

The panel consisted of Dr. Amy Morrison, president of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Anne Morisseau, Planning Commissioner for the City of Bellevue, Residential Real Estate Agent, LE Board of Directors, and Anne-Marie Diouf, VP Human Resources for Symetra.

Panel luncheon audience members predict survey results in regard to what Eastsiders consider to make up the American Dream. From left: James Whitfield, Dr. Amy Morrison, Anne Morisseau and Anne-Marie Diouf. Madison Miller / staff photo
RHS jazz band rehearses for their upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall. Saxophones from left: Yotam Snir, Jackson Graves, Noah Barr, Emma Johnson, Ryan York. Trombones from left: Matthew Ovanesyan, Andrew Shi, Trevor Michalski, Jonathan McCrady. Trumpets from left: Rafael de Ocampo, Martin Shi, Shane Melrose. Conductor: Any Robertson. Madison Miller/staff photo

Redmond high musicians invited back to Carnegie Hall

The groups have been invited to return to the Ensemble Spotlight Series on April 21.

RHS jazz band rehearses for their upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall. Saxophones from left: Yotam Snir, Jackson Graves, Noah Barr, Emma Johnson, Ryan York. Trombones from left: Matthew Ovanesyan, Andrew Shi, Trevor Michalski, Jonathan McCrady. Trumpets from left: Rafael de Ocampo, Martin Shi, Shane Melrose. Conductor: Any Robertson. Madison Miller/staff photo
LWSD Resource Center. Photo by Jason Rothkowitz 2010

LWSD Capital Projects levy addresses overcrowding and security in schools

The upcoming levy, if passed, will build more classrooms and install security cameras.

LWSD Resource Center. Photo by Jason Rothkowitz 2010
Rosa and Erik, whose last names have been withheld share their experiences being a part of Youth Eastside Services (YES) Latino H.E.A.T. student-leadership program at the Invest in Youth Breakfast on March 20. Madison Miller/staff photo

Eastside community ‘invests in youth’ at annual YES benefit breakfast

YES holds annual Invest in Youth Breakfast.

Rosa and Erik, whose last names have been withheld share their experiences being a part of Youth Eastside Services (YES) Latino H.E.A.T. student-leadership program at the Invest in Youth Breakfast on March 20. Madison Miller/staff photo
Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo

Eastside schools announce schedule accommodations to snow days

Some districts have built-in make-up days but not all.

Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo
“Your Mind Flashlight: A User’s Guide” helps kids and adults understand the connection between thoughts and feelings. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Lambert.

Local mom writes guide to help kids control negative thoughts

Stephanie Lambert writes “Your Mind Flashlight: A User’s Guide” to help kids navigate negative thoughts, low self-esteem, anxiety.

“Your Mind Flashlight: A User’s Guide” helps kids and adults understand the connection between thoughts and feelings. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Lambert.
Suzanne Maxon purchases raffle tickets from two Friends of Youth volunteers at the Celebration of Youth event on March 1. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Friends of Youth celebrates local youth at annual fundraiser

This year’s event raised $369,000.

Suzanne Maxon purchases raffle tickets from two Friends of Youth volunteers at the Celebration of Youth event on March 1. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel will be performing at the SoulFood CoffeeHouse for International Women’s Day. From left, Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel. Photo courtesy of Jaspar Lepak

Local musicians celebrate women in upcoming concert in Redmond

Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel will be performing at the SoulFood CoffeeHouse for International Women’s Day.

Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel will be performing at the SoulFood CoffeeHouse for International Women’s Day. From left, Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel. Photo courtesy of Jaspar Lepak
New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.

Friends of Youth hires new CEO

Pottmeyer steps down; Lwali becomes new Friends of Youth CEO.

New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.
Douglas Smith, a senior at The Overlake School, co-founded KuriousMinds with his mother. Courtesy photo

Overlake senior launches entreprenership company with mom

Douglas Smith and his mother Soojung have launched KuriousMinds — an educational entrpreneurship startup.

Douglas Smith, a senior at The Overlake School, co-founded KuriousMinds with his mother. Courtesy photo
“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.
The Department of Ecology has awarded $12 million from the VW settlement to purchase 336 buses statewide. Courtesy of Department of Ecology.

VW settlement brings electric transit, low-emission school buses to LWSD

More than 80 districts and 19 public transit fleets will receive $22 million from VW settlement to improve air quality.

The Department of Ecology has awarded $12 million from the VW settlement to purchase 336 buses statewide. Courtesy of Department of Ecology.
Sarah Yount, former YES client, speaks at YES’s 50th anniversary celebration on Nov. 2. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Youth Eastside Services celebrates 50 years

YES celebrates 50 years of providing youth and family behavioral health services.

Sarah Yount, former YES client, speaks at YES’s 50th anniversary celebration on Nov. 2. Madison Miller/staff photo.
From left: Samantha Areliz (VALA curator), Marisa Mouton Provo (VALA Communication Director) and Zachary Burns (artist) look upon the Gatesville exhibit at the new VALA Eastside in Kirkland. Madison Miller/staff photo.

VALA Arts moves to Kirkland; changes name to VALA Eastside

VALA Eastside makes Kirkland its permanent home.

From left: Samantha Areliz (VALA curator), Marisa Mouton Provo (VALA Communication Director) and Zachary Burns (artist) look upon the Gatesville exhibit at the new VALA Eastside in Kirkland. Madison Miller/staff photo.