Andy Nystrom

Agave unveils its own tequila

The tequila has arrived. That’s right, 240 bottles of it — and the oak barrel — from Amatitan, Jalisco, Mexico.

Away from home, but still feeling a local connection | Editor’s Notebook

I wasn’t able to attend last weekend’s 73rd Derby Days events, but Redmond and the state of Washington weren’t far from my mind while attending my cousin Eric’s wedding in Saratoga, Calif.

Tent City 4 provides hope for residents | Editor’s Notebook

Tent City 4 is returning to Redmond this Saturday at Redwood Family Church. For 90 days, 85 homeless residents will set up outside the church at 11500 Redmond Woodinville Road Northeast. In February, I visited some residents when Tent City 4 was located at St. Jude Parish in Redmond. It was an eye-opening experience, and the words of one resident still echo in my mind.

Mooving into town: Tipsy Cow Burger Bar plans for November opening in Redmond

"Tip a server, not a cow." "Burgers built from the grind up."

Potential store buyer allegedly swindles $8K from employee without owner’s permission | UPDATE

After taking meetings with a potential buyer for a few weeks and showing him around the store, a local business owner's coffers were minus $8,000 when the man allegedly took the money without the owner's permission.

Ex-police officers issue two new claims against City of Redmond

Redmond Police Department (RPD) former officer Marcella Fogg and one-time lieutenant/officer Brent Howard have filed claims of $1 million each against the City of Redmond, RPD and several members of the police force.

Seniors tapped into community service, math and drama | High School Graduation 2013 Spotlight

“Two-hundred hours … Wow, that’s a lot,” Carlos Martinez said as he leaned back in his chair and glanced at fellow Redmond High senior Athena Anderle on Tuesday afternoon.

Drivers get ticketed for using their cell phones during Target Zero program

For four hours on May 30, five Redmond Police Department (RPD) traffic officers were on the lookout for drivers using their cell phones and not buckling their seat belts.

Seniors are on board with shuttle-bus plan

Redmond City Council members received a visit from 10 people from the Redmond Senior Center with transportation on their minds at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Report says Redmond’s daytime population spike is top in U.S.

When people in the surrounding communities leave for work in the morning, many of them are headed to Redmond.

Walking, clapping and cheering at Relay for Life of Redmond/Kirkland event | SLIDESHOW

The calm atmosphere changed dramatically when Bree Casey asked people to unleash a barrage of noise for a full minute.

Jackson Roos’ ‘zest for life’ shines in others | Editor’s Notebook

Nine months ago, I began my tenure as editor of the Redmond Reporter. I’d been editor and news reporter at the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter for more than a decade and welcomed the chance to spread my wings and become involved with a different community.

Rolling into the Redmond Bike Bash

As Lorraine Josifek pointed the way to the Redmond Bike Bash, cyclist Bill Tsang noticed the invitation and turned off the Sammamish River Trail and joined the celebration.

Bear Creek girls notch 1B/2B state golf title | Update

Bear Creek's girls golf team snagged the 1B/2B state championship today at Oakbrook Golf Course in Lakewood. The Grizzlies had 36.50 points and St. John Endicott was second with 35.00 points.

We’ve got tons of cyclists, but where are more City Council candidates? | Editor’s Notebook

When it comes to bikes and protecting the environment, the City of Redmond scores big points. On the city government front, I’m wondering why more people aren’t keen on running for a City Council spot.

Bear Creek, Redmond and Overlake golfers are ready for state action

Ricky Olson and Morgan Cadigan know what it takes to compete in high-level golf tournaments. Last week, the Bear Creek seniors earned medalist honors at their 2B district events, and next week they’ll both give their clubs a workout for the fourth straight year at the state tourney at Oakbrook Golf Course in Lakewood. Last year at state, Olson took seventh while Cadigan notched fifth and led her team to a third-place finish.

Relay for Life stirs Redmond residents’ emotions

When Kathy Kahn and Cindy Sheehan candidly discuss the upcoming Relay for Life of Redmond/Kirkland, the close friends often look into each other’s eyes. There are times when they reach for each other’s hands for comfort.

Redmond High’s Stevens wins 4A Kingco 1,600 race

Johnathan Stevens was hoping for a 4A Kingco cross-country title in the fall, but that didn’t come to fruition.

British Pantry celebrates 35 years in Redmond; new Three Lions Pub to open on Tuesday

It's been 35 years since Mavis Redman brought a taste of her native England to Redmond in the form of the British Pantry.

Lady Redmond Mustangs: Heavy hitters with plenty of drive

Emily Rockhill glances at her Redmond High fastpitch teammate Elaine Wang, shakes her head and points at the Mustang with the big bat. “Down by three, bottom of the seventh — you come up with a three-run home run? I mean, there’s not much better than you can do than that,” Rockhill says, generating a huge smile from Wang following Tuesday’s practice.