Mary Stevens Decker

Redmond’s Emergency Coordination Center featured topic at First Friday Coffee Chat

Information about the City of Redmond's Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) and personal emergency preparedness tips were highlights of the Feb. 5 "First Friday Coffee Chat"… Continue reading

‘Teen Cabaret’ perfomer steps up to role in SecondStory Repertory’s ‘She Loves Me’

The "rescue" of SecondStory Repertory (SSR), which was facing bankruptcy in late 2009, was a feel-good phenomenon which wouldn't have happened without support from many… Continue reading

Redmond’s ‘Rocketman’ among finalists in NASA contest for Space Shuttle patch; voting deadlines extended

Redmond's very own "Rocketman," Dave Ginsberg is one of 15 finalists in a NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) contest to design a patch commemorating… Continue reading

Grand opening of HSBC Bank Redmond branch includes neighborly gesture; donations given to Hopelink and Lake Washington Schools Foundation

HSBC Bank USA, N.A., part of one of the world's largest financial services organizations, has opened a new branch in downtown Redmond with a very… Continue reading

Changes at South 47 Farm; farming as a livelihood to be emphasized

Redmond's South 47 Farm — as the community has known it for the past several years — has closed. Kids' field trips and birthday parties… Continue reading

Redmond High School senior training and fundraising for ‘Wounded Warrior Ride’

Young, healthy and looking forward to college, Redmond High School (RHS) senior Rachael Rosen is training and fundraising for the Face of America bike ride… Continue reading

New digs, new concept for Parker Paint

The Marbella Center in downtown Redmond has become a bit more colorful since Parker Paint relocated there, at 16132 NE 87th St.A Redmond presence since… Continue reading

Haiti relief effort hits close to home; Local pastor leads long-term advocacy initiative toward orphan care

Compassionate people everywhere have been moved by the plight of the earthquake survivors in Haiti. Pastor Mike Howerton of Redmond's Overlake Christian Church (OCC) has… Continue reading

Old Fire House Teen Center events banish boredom; activities are free or cheap

Mid-winter feels endless when you don't plan for ways to keep busy, so here's a heads up for Redmond youth.The Old Fire House (OFH) Teen… Continue reading

City of Redmond plans co-located stormwater and parks facilities in Overlake neighborhood

The City of Redmond plans to "go green by restoring the blue" as it moves toward creating co-located park and stormwater management facilities in the… Continue reading

New Eastside Auto Care shop committed to aiding local non-profits

After 18 years in the car repair business, auto technician Dave Matchett recently opened his own shop, Eastside Auto Care, at 14515 NE 91st St.,… Continue reading

Redmond Police Explorers learn from the pros and serve the community

Among the Redmond Police Department's community outreach programs, the award-winning Redmond Police Explorer Post 2913 offers volunteers, ages 14-21, opportunities to learn firsthand about law… Continue reading

Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce presents 2009 awards

The Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce presented its annual awards Jan. 20 at Matt's Rotisserie and Oyster Bar in Redmond Town Center.Chamber President and CEO… Continue reading

Pacific Northwest Costume relocating, celebrating with parade

Weather permitting, you might see an assortment of lions, tigers, bears or fairy tale characters traipsing through downtown Redmond on the morning of Jan. 30.As… Continue reading

Rosa Parks Elementary students celebrate Dr. King’s legacy

The life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were celebrated at Rosa Parks Elementary in the Redmond Ridge neighborhood Thursday morning. Just a week earlier, Principal Jeff Newport challenged a sixth grade reading group to take a break from "The Call of the Wild" and create a program to educate the entire school about King's dream of equality for all people. Led by students Diana Pruss and Ally Merrick, the group organized an assembly with skits, poetry and music recalling America's civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s.

Mayor emphasizes the importance of saving money to Redmond Elementary students

There's an old adage, "A penny saved is a penny earned."Well, how about "a penny saved is a million dollars earned?"Second graders at Redmond Elementary… Continue reading

Redmond-based Nature Vision rakes in awards for education

The Redmond-based non-profit Nature Vision is raking in awards for its fun, experiential approaches to environmental and cultural education.Executive director Clay Heilman recently received the… Continue reading

Redmond musicians tune up for Washington Wind Symphony concert

Redmond will be well-represented as the Washington Wind Symphony (WWS) performs its "Atmospheres" concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17. The event takes place at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. in downtown Kirkland.

Redmond tap water: Excellent and plentiful, city officials say

If you live or work in Redmond and habitually drink bottled water, you're probably wasting your money, said representatives of the city's Wellhead Protection program,… Continue reading