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Anticipating volatile winter weather, the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has put together an action plan to notify families of school closures or delays and keep students and staff members safe. LWSD uses multiple methods to contact parents or guardians about weather-related closures, delays or changes in bus routes.
Look out for La Niña. Although last winter was mild in Redmond and King County, weather forecasters warn of a colder, wetter winter this year. Don’t be complacent. Now is the time to stock up on supplies and learn what to do — or not to do — if severe weather strikes.
Summer's hit movie "Toy Story 3" was a bit of a tear-jerker, brilliantly capturing themes of how quickly children grow up and lose interest in imaginative play.
The Starlight Citizen of the Year award was presented to Don James, executive vice president of operations for Redmond-based Nintendo of America, at Starlight Children's Foundation-Washington's annual fundraising luncheon Oct. 18.
Issues of importance to the Eastside business community — most notably lowering the state budget deficit — were featured at a legislative candidates' panel Oct. 20 at Redmond's Hotel Sierra. The luncheon event was hosted by the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center and Puget Sound Energy.
A free presentation about global health and Tuberculosis (TB) will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St.
Education, homelessness and balancing the state budget were among critical topics at a forum for 45th State Legislative District candidates, held Oct. 12 at Wilder Elementary, a Lake Washington School District building in Woodinville.
New York Times best-selling children’s authors talk to students about the impact of the written word
New York Times best-selling children's authors Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery made several stops in the Lake Washington School District this week, including Oct. 12 visits at Horace Mann Elementary in Redmond.
Parents with wide-ranging questions about overcrowding in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) gathered for the last of three public input sessions on Oct. 6 at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond.
Layoffs, revenue increases help create ‘steady’ budget: Mayor’s proposal reflects priorities set by residents
According to Mayor John Marchione's proposed fiscal year 2011-12 budget, Redmond homeowners can expect to see a one percent property tax increase, amounting to about $7 per year, and water/wastewater fee increases amounting to about $5 per month, for a total increase of around $67 per year.
Got Steampunk? Downtown Redmond’s Pacific Northwest Costume shop does. Pacific Northwest Costume owner Sherrill Taylor said the Steampunk craze began brewing a couple of years ago and is intensifying with Halloween and a regional Steampunk convention on the horizon.
Redmond-based singer-songwriter Brian Ellefson has released a CD, "Panoramic View," and will perform a free show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at Crossroads Mall, Northeast 8th Street and 156th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue.
The saying "use it or lose it" refers to brain power and mental clarity as much as it applies to the connection between exercise and physical health.
A Redmond educator received an unexpected thrill — a trip to New York City, a fashion makeover, an appearance on "The Martha Stewart Show" and cash for her classroom and her school, as one of seven winners of the nationwide Jones New York In the Classroom awards for excellence in teaching.
Population growth, school district reconfiguration to cause overcrowding in middle schools, high schools
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) wants your thoughts on what to do about overcrowding. Public input sessions, with an informal drop-in format will take place from 6-8 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28 at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. NE in Sammamish; from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at Juanita High School, 10601 NE 132nd St. in Kirkland; and from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the LWSD Resource Center, 16258 NE 74th St. in Redmond. Information is also online at www.lwsd.org and an online survey is open through Thursday, Oct. 7. Last week's Redmond Reporter featured Part 1 of a two-part series about overcrowding in the LWSD. That story focused on current overcrowding, mostly at elementary schools. Part 2 looks at projected overcrowding in junior highs, middle schools and high schools.
Together Center, formerly known as Family Resource Center, celebrated its new name and 20 years of service with a Sept. 24 reception at its downtown Redmond location, 16225 NE 87th St. In a letter of congratulations, Gov. Chris Gregoire stated, "One of the first nonprofit multi-tenant centers in the country, Together Center has established itself a a model of innovation and excellence.
A $10,000 reward fund has been established by the Arson Alarm Foundation and the Washington Insurance Council for information about a series of suspicious fires which have recently occurred in the Union Hill and Trilogy areas of unincorporated Redmond (King County).
Dr. John Medina, director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University, will talk about his best-selling book "Brain Rules" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at The Bear Creek School, 8905 208th Ave. NE in Redmond. The event is open to the public.
This fall, the Redmond-based, world-renowned DigiPen Institute of Technology is kicking off a series of continuing education programs to help professionals enhance their skill sets and/or provide anyone — with a high school diploma or above — with introductions to video game programming and art/animation for video games.
We wish we all could be California girls — or at least look like them. Yet, as documented by The Skin Cancer Foundation (www.skincancer.org), tanning can lead to premature aging of the skin or skin cancer. Air Beauty Bar, a new business at Redmond Town Center, offers a safe alternative to sunbathing or tanning beds, which are also linked to skin damage or disease.