Mary Stevens Decker

Redmond fire chief announces retirement: City to conduct national search for Fuller’s replacement

City of Redmond Fire Chief Tim Fuller has announced his plans to retire later this year. He has served as Redmond’s fire chief since 2005 and over the last year, he was also tapped to lead the city’s police department as its interim head until a new police chief was hired. Ron Gibson was confirmed by the City Council as the new Redmond Police chief on April 27.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond celebrates 35 years

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames, 15756 Redmond Way, will launch a year-long 35th anniversary celebration this weekend, with free cake and free "make and take" projects from noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16.

Redmond longtime business, The Soccer Shop, to close May 28

After 19 years in downtown Redmond, husband-and-wife owners Dave Schumacher and Paulette Evans are reluctantly closing their family business, The Soccer Shop.

Renovations planned for Redmond’s Church of the Holy Cross

Redmond's Church of the Holy Cross, 11526 162nd Ave. NE, will soon break ground for the first phase of site work — namely, adding more paved parking space — in preparation for renovations next spring. In that phase of the project, the church will put in an underground stormwater vault and will add on to, and tie together the church and preschool buildings with a narthex.

JAR clinches first place in Redmond’s fourth annual Classic Rockathon

The Kenmore-based band JAR clinched first place in the final round of the fourth annual Classic Rockathon at Redmond's Old Fire House (OFH) Teen Center April 30. JAR's set included vintage hits by The Doors, The Beatles and Neil Young.

Lake Washington School District to make grade configuration, feeder pathway changes

In February 2009, the Redmond Reporter broke the news of a proposed change in the Lake Washington School District's (LWSD) grade configurations, moving away from… Continue reading

Redmond native to make musical theatre debut in Issaquah

Redmond native Katie Black, formerly known as Katie Wendleton, will make her musical theatre debut in the ensemble cast of Village Theatre's "42nd Street." The production runs May 13-Aug. 1 at the Village Theatre, 30 Front St. in Issaquah.

Public input to help with creation of city’s next budget: Priorities will drive the decision-making

Citizens were invited to a Budgeting by Priorities (BP) open house Monday evening at Redmond City Hall, to help with creation of the city's budget… Continue reading

Redmond residents to take part in Choral Arts performances, April 30, May 1

Music lovers from Redmond will take part as Choral Arts presents "American Hallelujah," a joyful concert of American hymns and spirituals, also including The Total Experience Gospel Choir. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30 at St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E. in Seattle; and at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at First Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue.

Trade Chic brings pretty, plus-sized fashions to downtown Redmond

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. So it's refreshing that a new, downtown Redmond boutique is specializing in pretty, plus-sized fashions, both new and used. Trade Chic recently opened at 16508 Redmond Way.

Luncheon highlights enrichment programs in the Lake Washington School District

"Because of You" was the title of a video presentation and a recurring theme on Wednesday, at the Lake Washington Schools Foundation's (LWSF) fifth annual "Legacy for Learning" luncheon. The event at the Juanita High School Field House in Kirkland spotlighted enrichment programs and essential educational materials made possible throughout the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) "because of you" — community members and business partners who've generously contributed to the LWSF.

Lake Washington School District committee selects new elementary math curriculum

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Elementary Math Adoption Committee has unanimously selected enVision Math, published by Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley, as its recommendation, with the goal of implementing the new curriculum at the start of the 2010-11 school year.

Pink Pumas to hold giant rummage sale: Event to raise money to help fight breast cancer

The Pink Pumas, a team of moms from the Redmond Ridge neighborhood, will hold a giant rummage sale to fight breast cancer, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The sale will take place in the gym at Rosa Parks Elementary School, 22845 NE Cedar Park Crescent.

Let there be rock: four final bands face off in Classic Rockathon at Redmond’s Old Fire House

Four eager bands will compete at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, in the final round of the fourth annual Classic Rockathon at the Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 NE 79th St. in downtown Redmond. Finalists vying for Rockathon bragging rights — and valuable prizes from local sponsors — are Fit for Hounds, Jar, Gentlemen GaGa and Infinity Undone.

‘Nothing but show tunes’ at Trilogy Singers’ spring concert series; public invited, April 30-May 2

Eighty-five voices strong, The Trilogy Singers invite the community to their spring concert series, including performances at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2.

Redmond Saturday Market features poster created by Patti Simpson Ward

The Redmond Satuday Market has chosen a poster by Patti Simpson Ward as the promotional piece for its soon-to-open 2010 season. The market runs May 1-Oct. 30 at 7730 Leary Way.

Redmond-based Eastside Precision Drill Team to compete at Seattle All City this weekend

The Redmond-based Eastside Precision Drill Team will perform for the second time in the Seattle All City Drill Team competition this Saturday at Edmonds-Woodway High School. Although they practice in Redmond, members also hail from Sammamish, Bellevue and other Eastside cities. Girls in grades K-12, from anywhere in the area, are welcome to join.

Lake Washington School District and support personnel agree on new contract

A contract negotiation process between the Lake Washington Educational Support Personnel (LWESP) and the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has apparently reached an amicable conclusion, after the two groups participated in meetings led by skilled facilitators John and Carol Glaser.

Redmond High’s Mike Town receives inaugural Green Prize in Public Education from the NEA Foundation

Redmond High School environmental science teacher Mike Town has received the NEA Foundation's very first Green Prize in Public Education for his successful Cool School Challenge program.

Redmond Town Center cupcake store rechristened as PinkaBella

The cupcake business at Redmond Town Center has a new name and the same delectable products. Formerly known as Pinkalicious, the store has been rechristened PinkaBella.