Stephanie Quiroz

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                                Panko enjoying Redmond’s annual Winter Festival on Dec. 7.

A weekend of Redmond Lights

Redmond celebrated its annual winter festival.

 

The Redmond pool improvements project included a pool lining. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Phase one of Redmond pool project is underway

Phase one to be completed by February 2020.

 

Redmond Lights will take place Dec. 7 and 8. Photo courtesy of city of Redmond Facebook

Redmond Lights will have new additions this year

The parks and recreation department shared a preview of the festival with city council.

Redmond Lights will take place Dec. 7 and 8. Photo courtesy of city of Redmond Facebook
NAMI volunteer Jesse Levine, director Michele Meaker, and volunteer Cole Swanson after their End the Silence presentation. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

NAMI Eastside: Ending the stigma of mental health

NAMI Eastside offers advocacy, education, and support to those affected by mental illness.

NAMI volunteer Jesse Levine, director Michele Meaker, and volunteer Cole Swanson after their End the Silence presentation. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
The preferred Smith Woods, Monticello Creek preferred design alternative. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Redmond council agrees with preferred design alternative of Smith Woods Pond

The preferred design alternative maintains the pond, meets environmental permitting requirements and fits within current funding.

The preferred Smith Woods, Monticello Creek preferred design alternative. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond
Artist rendering of the future 152nd Avenue Northeast main street. Image courtesy of city of Redmond

152nd Avenue Northeast in Redmond main street needs to be enhanced

The design contract supplement is scheduled for council action on Dec. 3.

Artist rendering of the future 152nd Avenue Northeast main street. Image courtesy of city of Redmond
Photo courtesy of The Bear Creek School 
                                Bear Creek National Honor Society students from left, Kate McDonough, Chuck McDonough, James Wadhwani, Tyler Doyle, Benjamin Ferreira, Kathryn Sutherland, Ryan Bracewell, Nelson Sun and Annemarie Mullet delivered food donations to the Hopelink food bank in Redmond.

Bear Creek food drive brings in six and a half tons of food

The school’s National Honor Society chapter organized the drive and the food was donate to Hopelink.

Photo courtesy of The Bear Creek School 
                                Bear Creek National Honor Society students from left, Kate McDonough, Chuck McDonough, James Wadhwani, Tyler Doyle, Benjamin Ferreira, Kathryn Sutherland, Ryan Bracewell, Nelson Sun and Annemarie Mullet delivered food donations to the Hopelink food bank in Redmond.
Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                The Redmond City Council recognized Neelam Chahlia’s participation in the Mrs. America contest as Mrs. Washington at its Nov. 19 meeting.

Redmond council recognizes Chalia’s participation in the Mrs. America contest

The Mrs. Washington winner was recognized at the Nov. 19 city council meeting.

Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                The Redmond City Council recognized Neelam Chahlia’s participation in the Mrs. America contest as Mrs. Washington at its Nov. 19 meeting.
KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook

King County Library System boycotts Macmillan eBooks

The KCLS boycott began Nov. 1.

KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook
The Redmond City Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan at the Oct. 15 regular business meeting. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Redmond council adopts community strategic plan

Strategic plan reflects the priorities of the community.

The Redmond City Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan at the Oct. 15 regular business meeting. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Fairwinds-Redmond to honor veterans

WWII veterans Morten Joslin and Nick Nichols share their stories.

Alejandro, 6, and Elizabeth, 8, Camacho from Woodinville with their sugar skulls at the Día de los Muertos event on Nov. 2 at the Centro Cultural Mexicano in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Redmond celebrates Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead event celebrates the lives of departed loved ones.

Alejandro, 6, and Elizabeth, 8, Camacho from Woodinville with their sugar skulls at the Día de los Muertos event on Nov. 2 at the Centro Cultural Mexicano in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
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                                St. Jude Catholic Church hosted an Eastside Community Forum on Homelessness and Poverty on Oct. 28.

St. Jude hosts forum on homelessness and poverty

Eastside City officials, nonprofits and inter-faith communities attended the forum on Oct. 28.

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                                St. Jude Catholic Church hosted an Eastside Community Forum on Homelessness and Poverty on Oct. 28.
In 1967 Nokomis Club of Redmond sponsored a tea at the local branch of the King County Library system to commemorate National Library Week. Photo courtesy of Redmond Historical Society Facebook

110 years of community investment

The Nokomis club celebrates their 110th Anniversary.

In 1967 Nokomis Club of Redmond sponsored a tea at the local branch of the King County Library system to commemorate National Library Week. Photo courtesy of Redmond Historical Society Facebook
Green Redmond Day is on Oct. 26. Photo courtesy of Alex Christians

Plant trees to celebrate Green Redmond Day

Planting events will take place at numerous park sites on Oct. 26.

Green Redmond Day is on Oct. 26. Photo courtesy of Alex Christians

Art planned for Overlake Village to celebrate tech, LGBTQ+ community

A Gateway art and bike/pedestrian art tunnel are planned.

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Mayor John Marchione, APA Washington Incoming President Nancy Eklund, and Senator Patty Murray’s Chief of Staff, Mindi Linquist at the Cleveland Street’s National Recognition on Oct. 10. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Cleveland Street recognized as a ‘Great Street in America’

The Cleveland Street project was part of a 20-year vision for downtown Redmond in efforts to turn the neighborhood into an urban center.

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Mayor John Marchione, APA Washington Incoming President Nancy Eklund, and Senator Patty Murray’s Chief of Staff, Mindi Linquist at the Cleveland Street’s National Recognition on Oct. 10. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
The indoor batting cages will be located at Redmond Ridge Park at 22915 NE Alder Crest Drive. The facility will include 3 lanes for the batting cages. Photo courtesy of King County

King County agrees for construction of indoor batting cage facility at Redmond Ridge Park

The ordinance authorizes for a five-year use agreement between King County and Redmond North Little League.

The indoor batting cages will be located at Redmond Ridge Park at 22915 NE Alder Crest Drive. The facility will include 3 lanes for the batting cages. Photo courtesy of King County
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                                Max Shegnagaev (fourth from left) had a birthday wrestling bash for his tenth birthday at city hall on Oct. 6.

10-year-old boy has wrestling birthday bash at Redmond City Hall

Nearly 30 professional wrestlers came to Max Shegnagaev’s 10th birthday.

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                                Max Shegnagaev (fourth from left) had a birthday wrestling bash for his tenth birthday at city hall on Oct. 6.