Mary Stevens Decker

The Feb. 5 'First Friday Coffee Chat' at the Redmond Senior Center featured a presentation about the City of Redmond's Emergency Coordination Center

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

The Feb. 5 'First Friday Coffee Chat' at the Redmond Senior Center featured a presentation about the City of Redmond's Emergency Coordination Center
Mark Waldstein (left) plays Sipos and Redmond High School sophomore Peter Castro (right) plays Arpad in SecondStory Repertory's production of 'She Loves Me

‘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

Mark Waldstein (left) plays Sipos and Redmond High School sophomore Peter Castro (right) plays Arpad in SecondStory Repertory's production of 'She Loves Me
Dave Ginsberg

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

Dave Ginsberg
Marilyn Mason-Plunkett

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

Marilyn Mason-Plunkett
Farmer Roger Calhoon

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

Farmer Roger Calhoon
Redmond High School senior Rachael Rosen is training and fundraising for 'Rachael Rosen's Wounded Warrior Ride

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

Redmond High School senior Rachael Rosen is training and fundraising for 'Rachael Rosen's Wounded Warrior Ride
Pete Carr

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

Pete Carr
Pastor Mike Howerton of Redmond's Overlake Christian Church has close ties to the Haiti earthquake relief effort. His family includes a little boy who survived the disaster and his church is invested in helping orphans here and abroad.

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

Pastor Mike Howerton of Redmond's Overlake Christian Church has close ties to the Haiti earthquake relief effort. His family includes a little boy who survived the disaster and his church is invested in helping orphans here and abroad.
Sophia Trinh

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

Sophia Trinh
City of Redmond parks project manager Tim Cox (left) and stormwater engineer Steve Hitch (right) told attendees at a Jan. 21 open house about plans to co-locate stormwater management facilities and park space in the Overlake neighborhood. They said combining these features will save taxpayers money and provide desirable gathering places as more mixed-use development and light rail are anticipated in the Overlake Village over the next 20 years.

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

City of Redmond parks project manager Tim Cox (left) and stormwater engineer Steve Hitch (right) told attendees at a Jan. 21 open house about plans to co-locate stormwater management facilities and park space in the Overlake neighborhood. They said combining these features will save taxpayers money and provide desirable gathering places as more mixed-use development and light rail are anticipated in the Overlake Village over the next 20 years.
After 18 years in the car repair business

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

After 18 years in the car repair business

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

Erika Vandenbrande

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

Erika Vandenbrande
Sherrill Taylor

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

Sherrill Taylor
Katharyn McDonnell's second grade class sang a song about keeping Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream alive during an assembly organized by sixth grade students at Rosa Parks Elementary School. Thursday's event included skits

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.

Katharyn McDonnell's second grade class sang a song about keeping Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream alive during an assembly organized by sixth grade students at Rosa Parks Elementary School. Thursday's event included skits
Redmond Mayor John Marchione talks to second-grade students at Redmond Elementary Tuesday afternoon

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 Mayor John Marchione talks to second-grade students at Redmond Elementary Tuesday afternoon
Clay Heilman of Redmond-based Nature Vision leads a recent nature field trip.  The award-winning non-profit is expanding its nature and living history programs to teach kids and families about sustainability.

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

Clay Heilman of Redmond-based Nature Vision leads a recent nature field trip.  The award-winning non-profit is expanding its nature and living history programs to teach kids and families about sustainability.
Washington Wind Symphony members

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.

Washington Wind Symphony members
Kevin Murphy

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

Kevin Murphy
Do-it-yourself publicity maven Nancy Juetten told Thinkspace clients and guests about ways to promote themselves as experts in their fields at a 'brown bag lunch' seminar at Thinkspace in downtown Redmond on Jan. 6. The event was part of an ongoing effort to help small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in a challenging economy.
Do-it-yourself publicity maven Nancy Juetten told Thinkspace clients and guests about ways to promote themselves as experts in their fields at a 'brown bag lunch' seminar at Thinkspace in downtown Redmond on Jan. 6. The event was part of an ongoing effort to help small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in a challenging economy.