Mary Stevens Decker

School district seeks input on ways to fix overcrowding problems

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) wants residents to offer input on ways to solve overcrowding problems now and in the future. Public input sessions will be held as follows: • 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. NE, Sammamish • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, Juanita High School, 10601 NE 132nd St., Kirkland • 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, LWSD Resource Center, 16258 NE 74th St., Redmond

Hockey game, auction to benefit injured Redmond High graduate

Community members are invited to a University of Washington (UW) vs. Washington State University (WSU) hockey game and auction/raffle for the benefit of Redmond High School (RHS) graduate Chanel Cogan, who was severely injured in a hiking accident on July 31.

Cogan still in a coma, but showing improvement: RHS graduate says first words since July 31 accident

Tuesday, there was a major breakthrough for 18-year-old Redmond resident Chanel Cogan, who was critically injured in a hiking accident on July 31. She said her first full words since the accident, telling her mom Mimi Cogan, "Goodnight," "Love you" and "Bye."

City aims to turn old rail line into downtown connector

The City of Redmond held a community visioning event to celebrate its acquisition of the Redmond section of the former Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Corridor on Sept. 15.

Music-making with a twist: Teen center now features Weird Instrument Club

Dr. Demento would be so proud. Redmond’s Old Fire House (OFH) Teen Center, long famous for its all-ages rock concerts, now features a Weird Instrument Club, dedicated to adventurous music-making. The club has been meeting Thursday evenings throughout the summer at 16510 NE 79th St. and plans to continue through the fall. There’s no fee to join and all local teens are welcome.

Identity theft on the rise in Redmond and nationwide

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in Redmond and nationwide, with the 2009 U.S. victim population estimated at 10.4 million, according to Lt. Doug Shepard of Redmond Police Department (RPD).

Event celebrates enterprising women in Redmond

The Redmond Reporter, Redmond Town Center and Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas co-hosted a "Women in Business" networking event Sept. 14 at the Gold Class Cinemas.

Large number of mature trees being removed for Northeast 90th Street sidewalk project

At least one nearby business owner is concerned about a large number of mature trees being removed on Northeast 90th Street near Willows Road, to install a sidewalk, but City of Redmond officials say the trees must go for safety reasons.

Girls Unlimited conference planned in Redmond Sept. 25

The Girls Unlimited conference, a program to empower and inspire teen girls in Redmond, will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. NE.

Sisters open G2 Salon in Redmond’s Village Square, offer discounts for new clients

Say hello to a new "sister act" at the Village Square Shopping Center in downtown Redmond. Cynthia (Glessner) Olson and Paula Glessner-Vallee opened G2 Salon — as in "Glessners times two" — last month at 16150 NE 85th St., Suite 213.

City to run traffic safety camera pilot program, starting in January

The Redmond City Council unanimously gave the green light to the city's new Traffic Safety Camera Pilot Program at its Sept. 7 meeting.

Hopeful Redmond teen leads the way in online campaign

Redmond High School junior Jessica Christian is one of four teen leaders in the Vote 4 Hope campaign sponsored by the Children’s Rare Disease Network.

Redmond’s Old Fire House Teen Center to form ‘Glee Club’ this fall

Inspired by the wildly popular Fox TV series "Glee," the City of Redmond's Old Fire House Teen (OFH) Center will form its very own "OFH Glee Club" this fall.

Redmond boutique owner enters Miss Curve 2011 competition

Lindsey Kremkau, owner of the Trade Chic plus-sized women's boutique in downtown Redmond, has entered the Miss Curve 2011 competition, an event linked to The Curvy Revolution.

‘Breakfast for dinner,’ homestyle soups, sandwiches served up at Redmond’s Pacific Coast Bakery

"Breakfast for dinner" is an often-sought but hard-to-find commodity, especially in a city that isn't known for its nightlife. So a new downtown Redmond dining destination is attracting the attention of nearby dwellers and business people who say the evening is prime time for a bacon and egg panini — or hearty, homestyle deli sandwiches and soups.

DigiPen celebrates new, bigger location on Willows Road

Around 500 students, faculty, regional leaders and community members gathered Aug. 27 for a grand opening celebration at DigiPen Institute of Technology's new, comprehensive campus at 9931 Willows Rd. NE in Redmond.

Feeling a sense of loss? Local doctor offers tips for Empty Nesters

Autumn is both glorious and bittersweet for parents whose young adult children are leaving for college. The term "Empty Nest Syndrome" was coined decades ago, when mothers traditionally stayed at home and many fathers weren't terribly involved with child-rearing. Back then, women stereotypically "fell apart" or "lost their sense of worth" when children went off on their own. The concept of Empty Nest Syndrome may not be exactly the same today. Many moms now work outside of the home and plenty of dads are caregivers, as well. Still, parents of either gender may feel sad or anxious when their son or daughter goes away to college.

Ken’s Towing in Redmond wins big at Northwest Tow Expo

Ron "Bubba" Peters, a manager at Ken's Towing in Redmond and his co-worker, truck driver Kyle Drew were kings of the road at the annual Northwest Tow Expo in Ferndale Aug. 20-21.

Gotta Dance making all the right moves: Thriving Redmond studio to kick off 20th season

Redmond’s Gotta Dance begins its 20th anniversary season on Sept. 2, offering ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip-hop classes for ages 2 to adults. Formerly located on Redmond Way, Gotta Dance moved into its present, 12,000-square-foot facility at 17945 NE 65th St. seven years ago and serves more than 700 students. Not even the Great Recession has diminished the popularity of its programs, according to owners Mari Ann Lawler and Maggie Mitchell-Wagner.

The BoneBat Comedy of Horrors Film Fest coming to The Big Picture

Redmond resident Steve Holetz is director of The BoneBat Comedy of Horrors Film Fest, coming to The Big Picture at Redmond Town Center, from 6 p.m.-midnight Thursday, Sept. 2.