Mary Stevens Decker

Teen behavior expert to speak at The Bear Creek School March 16

Laura Kastner, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on teen behavior, will present "Kids, Emotions and Active Problem-Solving in Families" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 16… Continue reading

Longtime business on the move: DJ’s Hair Designs will reopen at new location in Redmond

It seemed just like old times, March 3 at DJ’s Hair Designs in the Redmond Shopping Square, at 161st Avenue Northeast and Redmond Way.The radio… Continue reading

Redmond history merges with downtown growth

Even as Redmond’s downtown neighborhood booms with new development, “History is Happening in Redmond” remains a slogan of the Redmond Historical Society.Look for fun and… Continue reading

The Bear Creek School Forensic Team shines bright

In its first year of existence, the 14-member Bear Creek Forensic Team (BCFT) from The Bear Creek School in Redmond has already earned 15 trophies… Continue reading

Fashion show raises more than $80,000 for Assistance League of the Eastside’s philanthropic programs

Nearly 400 women turned out for Tuesday's "Step into Style" fashion show and luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, raising more than $80,000 for the… Continue reading

City of Redmond kicks off Budgeting by Priorities for 2011-2012

The City of Redmond has kicked off its Budgeting by Priorities (BP) process to set spending priorities for 2011-2012. At a Monday night public meeting,… Continue reading

Redmond native earns grant to study fossil birds in China

Redmond native Ema Blumhagen was recently awarded a $3,750 grant from the Jurassic Foundation to study fossil birds in Beijing, China.The field work is linked… Continue reading

Redmond’s MBC Video to be among vendors at ‘Your Hometown Wedding’ fair March 6

Redmond-based MBC Video will be among vendors at “Your Hometown Wedding,” a free bridal fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at the Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. NE. Over the course of 25 years, MBC Video owner/operator Michel B. Carter, an experienced TV newsman, has also documented more than 800 weddings. The very first was at St. Jude Catholic Church on Education Hill. He’s witnessed a lot of marriage vows, champagne toasts and first dances.

Girl Scouts’ World Thinking Day opens eyes to other countries, cultures

A colorful parade of nations headed down Redmond’s Education Hill on the afternoon of Feb. 24, as 90 Girl Scouts from Horace Mann Elementary energetically carried flags of many countries to a World Thinking Day celebration at Redmond Junior High School.

Day of Dance extravaganza coming up: Well-known Redmond square dance caller to participate

Evergreen Hospital Medical Center will sponsor a free Day of Dance extravaganza with a wide range of health and dance activities, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.… Continue reading

Fairwinds-Redmond constructs super-duper sub sandwich for Tent City 4 residents

Fun-loving seniors from the Fairwinds-Redmond Retirement Community, along with staff and family members, put their hands together to create the unofficial "Longest Sub Sandwich on… Continue reading

Moving up the charts: Music enthusiast with autism steadily finding his groove

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth article of an ongoing series about the Lake Washington Transition Academy, a unique, Redmond-based educational facility that assists developmentally… Continue reading

Musicians looking to set a Guinness World Record at String Jam ’10

Violin, viola, cello or string bass players of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part in “String Jam ‘10,” an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest string ensemble under one roof.

Redmond 12-year-old wows movers and shakers at TED conference

A 12-year-old Redmond girl taught a thing or two to movers and shakers from the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design at last weekend's TED conference in Long Beach, Calif. ( From Apple's Steve Wozniak and Amazon's Jeff Bezos, to former Vice President Al Gore, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and movie star Will Smith, "everywhere you turned, there were people you saw on TV," marveled Adora Svitak, whose TED speech described how and why adults should learn from kids.

Teen sensation continues to shine bright: Gonzales to sing in two upcoming musical shows

Don’t let local model and actress Giselle Gonzales become “the one that got away.”The vivacious Redmond teen spent last summer in Los Angeles, auditioning for… Continue reading

Redmond’s key master: Christopher Lu to perform at national piano competition

Redmond resident Christopher Lu is heading to Albuquerque, N.M. in March to compete as one of seven national finalists in the MTNA (Music Teachers National… Continue reading

Election 2010 | School district levies on the way to passing, bond failing

It appeared that the news for Lake Washington School District (LWSD) ballot measures in a special election was a mixed bag of good and not-so-good,… Continue reading

Election 2010 | School district levies on the way to passing, bond failing

It appeared that the news for Lake Washington School District (LWSD) ballot measures in a special election was a mixed bag of good and not-so-good,… Continue reading

School district support personnel seeking a raise in wages

Members of Lake Washington Educational Support Personnel (LWESP) rallied outside the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Resource Center on Feb. 6, requesting "a living wage"… Continue reading