Stephanie Quiroz

Eastside Swim School is located at the Willows Preparatory School at 12280 Redmond-Woodinville Rd NE. Photo Courtesy of Lisa Worthington.

Eastside Swim School opens location in Redmond

Swim school offers programs for all ages.

 

Representative Suzane DelBene and Redmond resident, Yasmin Ali attended the State of the Union last week. Photo courtesy of Suzane DelBene Twitter.

Redmond’s Ali attends State of the Union with Rep. DelBene

DelBene invited Ali as her State of the Union guest.

 

Redmond Councilmember Hank Margeson has been selected to serve as the 2019 Treasurer of the Sound Cities Association (SCA). Photo courtesy of Sound Cities Association.

Redmond Councilmember Margeson named treasurer of Sound Cities Association

He will be one of five individuals to serve on the SCA executive committee.

 

New agreements approved to provide better services to unincorporated King County

Local Services now has four service partnership agreements with other county departments.

Kindering is launching their third satellite campus in Redmond by spring 2019. Kindering Redmond will be located in the Together Center complex in downtown Redmond. Courtesy photo of Kindering Facebook

Kindering to open a fourth location in Redmond

Kindering in the Together Center opens this spring.

Kindering is launching their third satellite campus in Redmond by spring 2019. Kindering Redmond will be located in the Together Center complex in downtown Redmond. Courtesy photo of Kindering Facebook
Director of Centro Cultural Mexico Carlos Jimenez and gallery curator Angie Hinojos Yusuf had the same goal and vision to build culture and community through arts in King County. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Mexican Cultural Center opens studio gallery to community

Los Pajaros Studio Gallery includes traditional Mexican art.

Director of Centro Cultural Mexico Carlos Jimenez and gallery curator Angie Hinojos Yusuf had the same goal and vision to build culture and community through arts in King County. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
From left: Tara Martin, Lisa Snow, Jeff LaBelle, and Jessica Rice completed the challenging process of earning National Board Certification. The National Board Certified Teachers teach at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Photo Courtesy of Eastside Catholic School.

Redmond’s Rice earns national teacher’s board certification

Eastside Catholic School teachers earn highest mark of achievement.

From left: Tara Martin, Lisa Snow, Jeff LaBelle, and Jessica Rice completed the challenging process of earning National Board Certification. The National Board Certified Teachers teach at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Photo Courtesy of Eastside Catholic School.
Eastside group Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) participated in the Womxn’s March for the third time on Jan. 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Members of Redmond’s MAPS march in third annual Seattle Women’s March

Marchers included residents from throughout the Eastside.

Eastside group Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) participated in the Womxn’s March for the third time on Jan. 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
From left: John Oftebro, Indira Krishnaswami, ChuNi Kao, Paige Norman, Magy Rockenbeck, Anju K. Anad, Ed O’Brien, and Tasia Williams. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Redmond Historical Society rings in new year with new board members

Board members will serve a two-year term.

From left: John Oftebro, Indira Krishnaswami, ChuNi Kao, Paige Norman, Magy Rockenbeck, Anju K. Anad, Ed O’Brien, and Tasia Williams. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
Mayor John Marchione will not seek re-election later this year. Marchione will have served 12 years at the end of his term in December 2019. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Marchione reflects back on three terms as Redmond mayor

He says he will miss seeing city staff when he leaves office.

Mayor John Marchione will not seek re-election later this year. Marchione will have served 12 years at the end of his term in December 2019. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
The Redmond Police Department hosted their second Free Little Library event at the Community Center on Dec. 27, 2018. Courtesy of Andrea Wolf-Buck.

Redmond police host second Officer Story Time

Redmond officers read books to children at the Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village.

The Redmond Police Department hosted their second Free Little Library event at the Community Center on Dec. 27, 2018. Courtesy of Andrea Wolf-Buck.
Overlake students participate in a walkout at the Redmond school on Wednesday morning calling on legislators and Congress to enact “common sense” gun control laws. The nationwide school walkouts were sparked by the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in which 17 students and teachers were killed on Feb. 14, a month from the date of the walkouts. Photo courtesy of Susan Messier/The Overlake School

Change comes to Redmond in 2018

Here are some of the top stories in the last year.

Overlake students participate in a walkout at the Redmond school on Wednesday morning calling on legislators and Congress to enact “common sense” gun control laws. The nationwide school walkouts were sparked by the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in which 17 students and teachers were killed on Feb. 14, a month from the date of the walkouts. Photo courtesy of Susan Messier/The Overlake School
Pedego Redmond owners Dick Nelson and Mike and Holly Nelson accept 2018 Rookie of the Year Award from Pedego CFO Terry Sherry and CEO Don DiCostanzo. Courtesy of Pedego Electric Bikes.

Pedego Redmond named company’s Rookie of the Year

Pedego Electric Bikes honors owners for going the extra mile with expectational customer service.

Pedego Redmond owners Dick Nelson and Mike and Holly Nelson accept 2018 Rookie of the Year Award from Pedego CFO Terry Sherry and CEO Don DiCostanzo. Courtesy of Pedego Electric Bikes.
Business owner, Sean Miller opened Origins Roastery in May. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Redmond’s Origins Roastery brewing organic drinks

The organic roastery uses cannabis-free beans.

Business owner, Sean Miller opened Origins Roastery in May. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
John Taylor

John Taylor appointed first director of Department of Local Services for King County

Starting January 1, Taylor will lead the new Department of Local Services to better meet the needs of unincorporated King County.

John Taylor
With some community feedback, the City gathered they will prioritize work to make accessible three more tennis courts, three picnic areas/shelters five more playgrounds, and six ballfields, along with additional improvements to overall access. Photo courtesy of Experience Redmond

Redmond’s park and trails working to be more accessible for all

The city develops an ADA transition plan.

With some community feedback, the City gathered they will prioritize work to make accessible three more tennis courts, three picnic areas/shelters five more playgrounds, and six ballfields, along with additional improvements to overall access. Photo courtesy of Experience Redmond
Santa reads to youngsters at story time at Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center on Dec. 4. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Santa visits Brick and Mortar Books for story time

One last chance to catch Santa story time.

Santa reads to youngsters at story time at Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center on Dec. 4. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
L-R: Lia Mahesh, 8 and Hannah Womble, 8 enjoy singing and dancing on stage during the community holiday sing-a-long. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Community gathers for a holiday sing-a-long

Day two of Redmond Lights included a community sing-a-long led by Eva Moon.

L-R: Lia Mahesh, 8 and Hannah Womble, 8 enjoy singing and dancing on stage during the community holiday sing-a-long. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
Redmond Police Chief Kristi Wilson will also serve as the interim public works director, until a new director is hired. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Redmond police chief Wilson named interim public works director

Chief Kristi Wilson will serve as chief of police and the new interim public works director.

Redmond Police Chief Kristi Wilson will also serve as the interim public works director, until a new director is hired. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond
Darcy Nothnagle and ideaX student, Max Duvall. The Boeing Company’s grant will help KCLS expand its STEAM education programs, which includes its ideaX program, which opened its first Makerspace at the Bellevue Library. Photo courtesy of Richelle King

King County library foundation wins Boeing grant

KCLSF receives an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company

Darcy Nothnagle and ideaX student, Max Duvall. The Boeing Company’s grant will help KCLS expand its STEAM education programs, which includes its ideaX program, which opened its first Makerspace at the Bellevue Library. Photo courtesy of Richelle King