Under sunny skies Tuesday morning, outside Redmond City Hall, Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani and Redmond City Council President Richard Cole signed documents finalizing the City of Redmond’s acquisition of the Redmond section of the former Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Corridor.
On his 80th birthday, the perennial playboy Hugh Hefner optimistically declared, “Eighty is the new 40.”
That’s a bit of a stretch but there is no denying that most seniors today are not just planted in rocking chairs. On the morning of June 18, the Redmond Senior Center (RSC) was definitely rockin’ as it hosted the Northwest Senior Games Dance Day, a non-competitive, recreational dance event to promote physical fitness and social interaction for adults ages 50 or better.
Keep an eye out for pink balloons outside downtown Redmond shops from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 2 and enjoy refreshments and special deals as part of a summertime Girls’ Night Out.
Lindsey Kremkau, owner of the Trade Chic plus-size boutique on Redmond Way, is organizing the event to promote local female-owned businesses and show shoppers that it’s fun to stroll around downtown.
Improving Redmond’s traffic flow and replacing the 520 floating bridge with a tunnel system under Lake Washington were some of the topics tackled by students in the “Theory of Urban Design and Planning” class at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) this quarter.
Legendary musician and artist Lee Oskar has called Redmond home for the last 15 years.
He was a founding member of the Latin/Funk/Fusion band WAR, collaborating with former Animals singer Eric Burdon on their 1971 breakout hit “Spill the Wine.” It’s Oskar’s distinctive harmonica leads that you’ve heard on that hit and others such as “Low Rider, “The Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and “All Day Music.”
Redmond resident Paul Wagner, whose Native American name is Che oke’ ten, will be among featured performers at the Talking Trees Conference, a fundraiser for guardians of the Amazon Rain Forest.
A new, non-profit organization called The Redmond Foundation has been formed to foster public/private partnerships for Redmond’s centennial celebration in 2012 and a vision for Redmond’s next 100 years.
Forty seven seniors at The Bear Creek School in Redmond presented their Capstone Projects this week, on subjects ranging from learning Italian cooking to launching a math tutoring business.
During her six years on the Redmond Arts Commission, Latha Sambamurti cast wistful eyes on Seattle’s many ethnic and cultural festivals and thought it would be great to bring “a flavor of India to the mainstream audience,” right here in Redmond.
When people talk about things that make Redmond special, its attention to preserving the environment is “always at the top and one of the main reasons people want to be here,” Jon Spangler, manager of the City of Redmond’s natural resources division, said at the Redmond Senior Center’s First Friday Coffee Chat on June 4.
The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Transition Academy helps qualified high school graduates with developmental disabilities, up to age 21, hone employment and social skills. Through volunteer positions, internships and part-time jobs, they gain competence and confidence.
What kid doesn’t fantasize about joining a circus?
Tuesday morning, the Redmond Reporter met two lucky souls for whom that fantasy became a reality, backstage at Cirque du Soleil’s eye-catching big top in King County’s Marymoor Park.
June is bustin’ out all over. And before we know it, Redmond kids and teens will be bustin’ out of school for the summer.
That’s cause to celebrate, but once the novelty wears off, students — especially those too young to hold jobs — may find themselves with a lot of idle time. Here’s a rundown of some local end-of-schoolyear celebrations and summer activities to stave off the dreaded “b-word” … boredom.
SecondStory Repertory, the professional theatre company upstairs at Redmond Town Center, will release juicy details about its 12th season at a special event called “Secrets Revealed” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6. The evening will include a song or a scene from each show in the upcoming season, introductions to creative team members, a silent auction, appetizers and a cash bar serving wine and beer.
Growing up in the shadows of Microsoft, Nintendo and DigiPen Institute of Technology, it’s no wonder that many Redmond High School students have connections and aspirations related to creating video games.
Students from Redmond High School (RHS) placed second in the Technological Challenge category and third in the Design Challenge category at the “Imagine Tomorrow” 2010 competition at Washington State University last weekend.