Mary Stevens Decker

Guiding light: Drake provides direction, promotes acceptance for developmentally disabled students

Editor's note: This is the third article of an ongoing series about the Lake Washington Transitional Academy, a unique, Redmond-based educational facility that assists developmentally… Continue reading

Community connections: Non-profit agency fair showcases volunteer spirit

To some in Redmond, Microsoft Corp. may seem like a monolith. But there is no denying the company’s legendary philanthropy and the individual contributions of… Continue reading

Overlake Terrace Assisted Living raises money for breast cancer cure

Employees David Standring and Natalia Yanovsky and resident Diana Claflin got their heads shaved to raise money and show support for The Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Politicians talk transportation at chamber breakfast

Transportation was aptly described as "not an issue going away anytime soon" at a joint breakfast of the Redmond and Kirkland Chambers of Commerce on… Continue reading

Crowd pours into Redmond City Hall in support of maintaining health and human services at county budget meeting

Council Chambers at Redmond City Hall couldn't contain the crowd at Thursday night's public hearing about the King County Executive's proposed budget for 2010.So many… Continue reading

Susan O’ Malley wins Golden Apple Award: Explorer Community School teacher honored for excellence in education

Susan C. O'Malley, lead teacher for grades 1-2 at Explorer Community School in Redmond, has been named a Golden Apple Award winner by KCTS 9… Continue reading

Gourmet olive oil shop opens at town center

Popeye loved his spinach and his “Olive Oyl.” Turns out he was onto something.Gourmet olive oils, especially when paired with fine balsamic vinegars, are delicious… Continue reading

Programs helps kids get outfitted with new clothes

Since its inception in 1992, the Assistance League of the Eastside's Operation School Bell program has provided new school clothes and shoes for more than… Continue reading

Learning to live with disabilities: Workshop brings awareness to physical, mental challenges

The average, able-bodied person doesn't often stop to think about, or fully appreciate, the blessings of good health.At Redmond's Rosa Parks Elementary School, a Disabilities… Continue reading

New human service group for immigrants, refugees opens in Redmond

On Oct. 14, Redmond's Family Resource Center, a nationally-recognized, "one-stop campus" for accessing community services, officially welcomed another partner, the Eastside Cultural Navigator Program (ECNP).Located… Continue reading

Redmond High alums run ghost-hunting agency

A couple of Mustang alumni have connections to another world — the world of wayward spirits.

Redmond woman heading to Big Apple to promote literacy book

Redmond parent and educator Michelle Vallene is headed to the Big Apple to promote her book "What Children Need to Learn to Read."At next week's… Continue reading

Halloween Happenings in Redmond

Redmond's getting into the Halloween spirit, starting this weekend with a "Thriller" dance workshop and a kid-friendly craft event — and continuing with free or… Continue reading

People flood Redmond Trader Joe’s at grand opening

You would think that "Trader Joe" was a rock star. This morning, dozens of people lined up and burst through the doors at the grand opening of the Trader Joe's store at 15932 Redmond Way.

Homecoming Round-Up: A sweet way to celebrate fall

A fine Mustang tradition was repeated today as students at Redmond High School (RHS) began Homecoming weekend with a pep assembly and then the annual… Continue reading

LWSD exploring levy, bond options: Money would be used to help combat overcrowding, improve technology, facilities

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has begun a public input process to determine what types of levy or bond measures might be presented on… Continue reading

Redmond VFW seeks donations, volunteers for Troop Support Program

Redmond-based Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2995, located at 4330 148th Ave. NE, will hold a fundraising dinner and auction for its Troop Support… Continue reading

Protect yourself against car prowls, police officials tell residents at question-and-answer event

Violent crimes and auto thefts have decreased in Redmond since 2008 and the most pervasive trend is "crimes of opportunity," such as car prowls when… Continue reading

Explorer Community School kids take Oregon Trail adventure

History was made on Oct. 1, as the City of Redmond and local non-profit Nature Vision piloted a program for an Oregon Trail educational experience, right here in Redmond.

Transition Academy fosters job skills: Students excited to challenge themselves in the workforce

Monday mornings are jubilant at the Lake Washington School District’s Transition Academy.There’s no yawning or whining as students pile into the academy’s headquarters on Cleveland… Continue reading