Madison Miller

Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo

Eastside schools announce schedule accommodations to snow days

Some districts have built-in make-up days but not all.

 

“Your Mind Flashlight: A User’s Guide” helps kids and adults understand the connection between thoughts and feelings. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Lambert.

Local mom writes guide to help kids control negative thoughts

Stephanie Lambert writes “Your Mind Flashlight: A User’s Guide” to help kids navigate negative thoughts, low self-esteem, anxiety.

 

Suzanne Maxon purchases raffle tickets from two Friends of Youth volunteers at the Celebration of Youth event on March 1. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Friends of Youth celebrates local youth at annual fundraiser

This year’s event raised $369,000.

 

Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel will be performing at the SoulFood CoffeeHouse for International Women’s Day. From left, Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel. Photo courtesy of Jaspar Lepak

Local musicians celebrate women in upcoming concert in Redmond

Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel will be performing at the SoulFood CoffeeHouse for International Women’s Day.

Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel will be performing at the SoulFood CoffeeHouse for International Women’s Day. From left, Val D’Alessio, Jaspar Lepak and Mandy Troxel. Photo courtesy of Jaspar Lepak
New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.

Friends of Youth hires new CEO

Pottmeyer steps down; Lwali becomes new Friends of Youth CEO.

New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.
Douglas Smith, a senior at The Overlake School, co-founded KuriousMinds with his mother. Courtesy photo

Overlake senior launches entreprenership company with mom

Douglas Smith and his mother Soojung have launched KuriousMinds — an educational entrpreneurship startup.

Douglas Smith, a senior at The Overlake School, co-founded KuriousMinds with his mother. Courtesy photo
“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.
The Department of Ecology has awarded $12 million from the VW settlement to purchase 336 buses statewide. Courtesy of Department of Ecology.

VW settlement brings electric transit, low-emission school buses to LWSD

More than 80 districts and 19 public transit fleets will receive $22 million from VW settlement to improve air quality.

The Department of Ecology has awarded $12 million from the VW settlement to purchase 336 buses statewide. Courtesy of Department of Ecology.
Sarah Yount, former YES client, speaks at YES’s 50th anniversary celebration on Nov. 2. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Youth Eastside Services celebrates 50 years

YES celebrates 50 years of providing youth and family behavioral health services.

Sarah Yount, former YES client, speaks at YES’s 50th anniversary celebration on Nov. 2. Madison Miller/staff photo.
From left: Samantha Areliz (VALA curator), Marisa Mouton Provo (VALA Communication Director) and Zachary Burns (artist) look upon the Gatesville exhibit at the new VALA Eastside in Kirkland. Madison Miller/staff photo.

VALA Arts moves to Kirkland; changes name to VALA Eastside

VALA Eastside makes Kirkland its permanent home.

From left: Samantha Areliz (VALA curator), Marisa Mouton Provo (VALA Communication Director) and Zachary Burns (artist) look upon the Gatesville exhibit at the new VALA Eastside in Kirkland. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Eastside Halloween activities for the whole family

Halloween events are being held throughout the whole Eastside.

Keynote speaker Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, spoke of creating technologies, workplaces, and communities that celebrate and harness the power of people of all abilities, and how she has found strength through her own disability. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Kindering raises more than $330,000 at annual luncheon

Kindering CEO retires after 40 years at the helm.

Keynote speaker Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, spoke of creating technologies, workplaces, and communities that celebrate and harness the power of people of all abilities, and how she has found strength through her own disability. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Cirque du Soleil dazzles audience with new ‘VOLTA’ show

‘VOLTA’ introduces electronic music and BMX biking to tell story with universal theme.

Tasveer South Asian Film Festival sheds light on underrepresented stories

TSAFF focuses on Pakistan in this year’s film festival.

Clara Barton Elementary School entrance. Photo courtesy of LWSD.

Two new elementary schools open in Redmond

New schools provide space for 690 students each; eases overcrowding in LWSD.

Clara Barton Elementary School entrance. Photo courtesy of LWSD.
Cirque du Soleil dazzles the audience with its latest show “VOLTA,” at Marymoor Park. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Cirque du Soleil premieres ‘VOLTA’ in Redmond

The show premiered Sept. 7 and will conclude Nov. 4.

Cirque du Soleil dazzles the audience with its latest show “VOLTA,” at Marymoor Park. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Washington schools update student discipline rules

The new rules will minimize suspension and expulsions for minor offenses.

YES partners with LWSD and BSD to address mental health and substance use issues in students sooner. Photo courtesy of Youth Eastside Services.

Universal mental health screenings to be introduced in local middle schools

YES partners with LWSD and BSD to address mental health and substance use issues in students sooner.

YES partners with LWSD and BSD to address mental health and substance use issues in students sooner. Photo courtesy of Youth Eastside Services.

Cirque du Soleil raises its Big Top at Marymoor

It takes 60 people to push more than 100 poles to lift the iconic canvas.

Eastside’s Zangaglia honored for nonprofit work

The HopeFest has served 6,500 low-income or homeless people in King County.