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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
Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday for the climate strike. Madison Miller/staff photo

Eastside residents protest climate change

Organized by local high school students, a climate strike was held at Houghton Beach Park.

Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday for the climate strike. Madison Miller/staff photo
Grace Mitchell was a second grader at Rosa Parks Elementary last year. She moved back to her home state of Texas after being bullied by two classmates. Photo courtesy of the Mitchell family

Student leaves state after bullying at Rosa Parks Elementary

School districts continue to improve anti-bullying curriculum and practices.

Grace Mitchell was a second grader at Rosa Parks Elementary last year. She moved back to her home state of Texas after being bullied by two classmates. Photo courtesy of the Mitchell family
Melody Kieffer, an office manager at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, addresses the school board on Aug. 12. Madison Miller/staff photo

LWSD seeks mediation for LWESP negotiations

LWSD and LWESP have not reached a tentative agreement.

Melody Kieffer, an office manager at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, addresses the school board on Aug. 12. Madison Miller/staff photo
Madison Miller/staff photo                                 The new Timberline Middle School opened its doors to students Sept. 3.

School year starts with opening of new Timberline Middle on Redmond Ridge

The new school can house up to 900 students.

Madison Miller/staff photo                                 The new Timberline Middle School opened its doors to students Sept. 3.
New MMR immunization requirements before school starts

New MMR immunization requirements before school starts

All K-12 students need to have received the MMR vaccine before first day of school.

New MMR immunization requirements before school starts
Anya Lukka will be participating in the Acton Children’s Business Fair Aug. 31 in Crossroads Bellevue. Courtesy photo

Redmond youth participates in business fair for charity

Anya Lukka gives back to the community through her art.

Anya Lukka will be participating in the Acton Children’s Business Fair Aug. 31 in Crossroads Bellevue. Courtesy photo
Photo courtesy of Jeff Barryman                                 Sugartime Trio will be performing at a private home in Redmond this Saturday. From left: Kim Maguire, Caitlin Frances and Meg McLynn.

Sugartime Trio to perform at Redmond house party

Sugartime Trio is a dynamic pop/jazz three-part harmony group.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Barryman                                 Sugartime Trio will be performing at a private home in Redmond this Saturday. From left: Kim Maguire, Caitlin Frances and Meg McLynn.
Melody Kieffer, an office manager at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, addresses the school board on Monday. Madison Miller/staff photo

LWSD office personnel may see pay cuts next year

LWSD and LWESP are bargaining for a new three-year contract.

Melody Kieffer, an office manager at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, addresses the school board on Monday. Madison Miller/staff photo
Birney and Fields likely to advance to mayoral general election

Birney and Fields likely to advance to mayoral general election

Carson and Jimenez are also likely to advance to the general election.

Birney and Fields likely to advance to mayoral general election
Bliesner and Wilkins likely to advance to general election

Bliesner and Wilkins likely to advance to general election

As of Tuesday evening 26,692 ballots were returned out of 114,894 registered voters for the school board race.

Bliesner and Wilkins likely to advance to general election
APex July meeting at SoulFood CoffeeHouse. Photo courtesy of Marko Coady

APex serves as safe haven for Redmond-area artists

APex is a place for inspiration, collaboration and community building for local artists.

APex July meeting at SoulFood CoffeeHouse. Photo courtesy of Marko Coady

Lake Washington PTSA receives National PTA grant

The grant was used to organize two parent focus groups to learn more of what’s on parents’ minds.

Siri Bliesner, Susan Wilkins and John Towers compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position. Courtesy photos

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat on the Lake Washington School Board

Siri Bliesner, John Towers and Susan Wilkins compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position.

Siri Bliesner, Susan Wilkins and John Towers compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position. Courtesy photos
Photo courtesy of Governor Tom Wolf (flickr)                                 Corina Pfeil, a Kenmore parent, has spent the past three years to get the law changed to allow naloxone (better known as Narcan or Evzio) in Washington high schools to help prevent on-campus opioid overdose.

Eastside mom gets Narcan in Washington schools

Corina Pfeil has spent the past three years to make Narcan accessible to students who overdose at school.

Photo courtesy of Governor Tom Wolf (flickr)                                 Corina Pfeil, a Kenmore parent, has spent the past three years to get the law changed to allow naloxone (better known as Narcan or Evzio) in Washington high schools to help prevent on-campus opioid overdose.
Friends of Youth welcomes Juniel as director of development

Friends of Youth welcomes Juniel as director of development

Juniel Brings more than 30 years of development experience to Friends of Youth.

Friends of Youth welcomes Juniel as director of development
Michael Snook grabbed a water hose to help put out the fires. Photo courtesy of Sue Mitchell

Two fires break out on Powerline Trail

All Norman Rockwell Elementary students have been transported to Redmond Middle School as safety precaution.

Michael Snook grabbed a water hose to help put out the fires. Photo courtesy of Sue Mitchell
The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020. Photo courtesy of LWSD

Old Redmond Schoolhouse will not be ready for students this fall

The scheduled preschool programs will remain at Dickinson Elementary for the next school year.

The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020. Photo courtesy of LWSD
Madison Miller/staff photos                                 Allison Butler leads a class of toddlers and their parents through a Tuesday morning class at Joyous Noise.

Redmond Ridge school elicits ‘joyous noise’ from local children

Joyous Noise Studio moved to Redmond Ridge last fall.

Madison Miller/staff photos                                 Allison Butler leads a class of toddlers and their parents through a Tuesday morning class at Joyous Noise.
Photo courtesy of Siddhartha Saha Photography                                 Ramit Malhotra and Tanvee Kale star in “Devi” at Allen Theatre at ACT.

Pratidhwani produces ‘Devi’ with Eastside actors

The show will feature actors from Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland.

Photo courtesy of Siddhartha Saha Photography                                 Ramit Malhotra and Tanvee Kale star in “Devi” at Allen Theatre at ACT.