Children of all ages gathered at the Redmond Saturday Market Aug. 6 to test their vegetable racing skills in the Zucchini 500.
A neighborhood barbeque for a good cause — that is what Redmond’s Bill the Butcher played host to on Sunday.
The purpose of the event was to raise funds for Experience Talent Camp 4 Kids, a youth camp dedicated to discovering kid’s talents.
What started as a way to poke fun at teachers and staff at his high school has turned into a Pulitzer Prize winning career for editorial cartoonist David Horsey.
“I’ve drawn ever since I was little,” said Horsey, 59. “I started doing editorial cartoons for my high school paper, actually a lot of it was making fun of PE teachers and lunchroom staff but, some politics.”
Horsey attended Ingraham High School in Seattle and the University of Washington before generating national notoriety with his three-decade career — and counting — at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which has now morphed into the seattlepi.com. Horsey received his first Pulitzer in 1999, when many of his cartoons focused on the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and again in 2003, when he often humorously ripped the Bush administration.
But did you know that Horsey’s journalism career started here in Redmond?
Residents should feel much safer as medical response times will be dramatically reduced once the new Fire Station 17 opens in north Redmond early next year, according to city and fire officials.
The official groundbreaking ceremony for Redmond’s Fire Station 17 was held Thursday at the Northeast 116th Street site, where Mayor John Marchione, city officials, Redmond fire and design team representatives held a ceremony for the project.
Icy shock waves jolted approximately 30 brave souls New Year’s Day morning as Redmond Police Department (RPD) employees and residents ran into the frigid Lake Sammamish waters at Idylwood Park, raising nearly $6,000 for Special Olympics Washington.