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Three simple rules for the holiday

A monthly column about mindfulness.

  • Dec 9, 2019

 

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.

 

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.

 

Photo courtesy of Help Hungry Kids! GoFundMe campaign 
                                Barrett Rugge created a GoFundMe campaign after he realized that students at Clara Barton Elementary often didn’t have access to snacks throughout the day.

Redmond student raises funds for hungry kids

Barrett Rugge started a GoFundMe to help Clara Barton students have snacks throughout the day.

Photo courtesy of Help Hungry Kids! GoFundMe campaign 
                                Barrett Rugge created a GoFundMe campaign after he realized that students at Clara Barton Elementary often didn’t have access to snacks throughout the day.
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.

For veterans, there’s no better cause to push than helping other vets

Jim Curtis and Mark Gorman are two of many veteran advocates on the Eastside.

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
The team that created Vitality, the first-prize winning app. Courtesy photo

DelBene hosts annual app-a-thon for local students

Students from Redmond place in competition.

  • Nov 5, 2019
The team that created Vitality, the first-prize winning app. Courtesy photo
From left: National Merit Scholarship semifinalists Rita Luk, Lauren Shen, Nelson Sun and commended students Andrew Hom and Matthew Jensen. Courtesy photo of Bear Creek School

Three Bear Creek School students named National Merit semifinalists

Two more students were recognized as national commended students.

  • Nov 5, 2019
From left: National Merit Scholarship semifinalists Rita Luk, Lauren Shen, Nelson Sun and commended students Andrew Hom and Matthew Jensen. Courtesy photo of Bear Creek School

Staying fit through the holidays

It is possible to train yourself to exercise as part of who you are.

  • Nov 1, 2019
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
Queen Latifah headlines Hopelink’s Reaching Out luncheon Oct. 21. From left: Queen Latifah, luncheon chairs Lynne Varner and Paul Hollie, and Hopelink CEO Lauren Thomas. Madison Miller/staff photo

Queen Latifah headlines Hopelink’s annual fundraiser

Hopelink raised about $1.15 million at the annual fundraiser.

Queen Latifah headlines Hopelink’s Reaching Out luncheon Oct. 21. From left: Queen Latifah, luncheon chairs Lynne Varner and Paul Hollie, and Hopelink CEO Lauren Thomas. Madison Miller/staff photo
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
Spectators gather for Redmond’s traditional “Thrill the World” event. Photo courtesy of Jessica Morgan/Redmond Town Center

Eastside Halloween roundup

Family-friendly seasonal events throughout the Eastside.

  • Oct 22, 2019
Spectators gather for Redmond’s traditional “Thrill the World” event. Photo courtesy of Jessica Morgan/Redmond Town Center
The Nightmare at Beaver Lake runs through Oct. 31. Take a scary stroll through Beaver Lake Park, 2600 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish. Courtesy image

Nightmare at Beaver Lake continues through Oct. 31

The Nightmare at Beaver Lake is back. Experience one of the Northwest’s premier indoor/outdoor haunts. From Oct. 11 through Oct. 31, take a scary stroll… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019
The Nightmare at Beaver Lake runs through Oct. 31. Take a scary stroll through Beaver Lake Park, 2600 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish. Courtesy image
Stephanie Quiroz/staff photos 
                                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.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photos 
                                Max Shegnagaev (fourth from left) had a birthday wrestling bash for his tenth birthday at city hall on Oct. 6.
From left, Gabrielle Chai, Ian Wood and Emma Robinson of Eastide Catholic School were named semifinalists in the National Merit scholarship program. Courtesy photo

Redmond’s Chai named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Eastside Catholic announces National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.

  • Oct 10, 2019
From left, Gabrielle Chai, Ian Wood and Emma Robinson of Eastide Catholic School were named semifinalists in the National Merit scholarship program. Courtesy photo
From left, Reva Galande, Mihir Limaye, Amol Rane, and Ahana Ranade prepare for the fancy dress competition part of Deepmala. Photo courtesy of Yash Limaye

New Diwali celebration for kids comes to the Eastside

Deepmala will be Oct. 20 at Eastside Bahá’í Center.

From left, Reva Galande, Mihir Limaye, Amol Rane, and Ahana Ranade prepare for the fancy dress competition part of Deepmala. Photo courtesy of Yash Limaye