Samantha Pak

“X Factor” finalist LeRoy Bell

Summer Sundays in the Park series to encourage residents to use Downtown Park

This summer, the City of Redmond will hold a series of events at Downtown Park to encourage residents to utilize the new space.

“X Factor” finalist LeRoy Bell
New parking spots have been painted at the the post office at 7241 185th Ave. N.E. in southeast Redmond to prepare for retail operations services set to begin July 30.

Downtown post office to close July 28, retail services moving to southeast Redmond

At the end of this month, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will close its downtown Redmond post office location at 16135 N.E. 85th St.

New parking spots have been painted at the the post office at 7241 185th Ave. N.E. in southeast Redmond to prepare for retail operations services set to begin July 30.
This year's sponsor for the Derby Days Criterium is Swedish Medical Center

72nd Annual Derby Days Festival to feature centennial activities: Annual summer festival kicks off on Friday

In honor of Redmond's 100th birthday, the 72nd Annual Derby Days Summer Festival will feature a number of special activities to celebrate the city's centennial.

This year's sponsor for the Derby Days Criterium is Swedish Medical Center
On Saturday

SoulFood Books owner and Bothell resident team up for short film project

In the 10 years they have known each other, Adam Chambers has never seen Clint McCune angry.

On Saturday
Bear Creek Village in Redmond now has a new art installation

Bear Creek Village clock tower converted to new art installation

With a number of new businesses opening in the last couple of years, Bear Creek Village in Redmond has received a much-needed boost since its once-vacant days a few years ago.

Bear Creek Village in Redmond now has a new art installation
Kaela Berrien leads a water aerobics class in the new pool in the new fitness and wellness center at Emerald Heights Retirement Community in Redmond.

Emerald Heights opens new fitness and wellness center; new auditorium to open spring next year

When Ben Brock started his job at Emerald Heights Retirement Community in Redmond in June 2009, the first person he met was George Scott.

Kaela Berrien leads a water aerobics class in the new pool in the new fitness and wellness center at Emerald Heights Retirement Community in Redmond.
On Wednesday night

1st Congressional District Democrats face off in debate at Redmond community center

On Wednesday night, residents of the 1st Congressional District filled the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center auditorium to learn more about some of the individuals who could potentially represent them in Washington, D.C. next year.

On Wednesday night

Friends of Youth drop-in center and emergency shelter coming to Together Center

This fall, the Together Center at 16225 N.E. 87th St. in Redmond will be the new home of the Landing, Redmond-based Friends of Youth's (FOY) full service drop-in center and overnight emergency shelter for youth and young adults.

Jacob Meyers plays on the new playground equipment at Spiritbrook Neighborhood Park. The park officially reopened on Tuesday after seven months of renovations.

Spiritbrook community celebrates park reopening, despite rainy weather

Tuesday afternoon's showers were not enough to stop local residents from enjoying the newly reopened Spiritbrook Neighborhood Park.

Jacob Meyers plays on the new playground equipment at Spiritbrook Neighborhood Park. The park officially reopened on Tuesday after seven months of renovations.
A visualization of the planned Overlake Village development.

City and Sustainable Redmond reach agreement on Group Health trees in Overlake

The City of Redmond and Sustainable Redmond have reached a settlement agreement regarding the 1,000-plus trees on Group Health Cooperative's (GHC) 28-acre, mixed-use development in Overlake.

A visualization of the planned Overlake Village development.
After two and a half years serving as chair and then a board member for Sustainable Redmond

Cindy Jayne leaving Sustainable Redmond

At the end of the month, Cindy Jayne will step down from her position as a board member for Sustainable Redmond.

After two and a half years serving as chair and then a board member for Sustainable Redmond
Redmond High School math teacher Sandy Hargraves answers students' questions during a review session for an upcoming pre-calculus final exam. Hargraves has been at the school for 30 years and will retire at the end of the year.

Redmond High’s Sandy Hargraves retires after 40 years in teaching

Just after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, students file into classroom C216 at Redmond High School (RHS). It's the last period of the day but if the teens are eager to hear that final bell, they hide it well as they are all smiles and cracking jokes. From the students' cheerful dispositions and relaxed attitudes it would be difficult to guess that they'd just entered a math class — let alone a precalculus class only a few days before their final exam.

Redmond High School math teacher Sandy Hargraves answers students' questions during a review session for an upcoming pre-calculus final exam. Hargraves has been at the school for 30 years and will retire at the end of the year.
Puget Sound Energy is constructing a new transmission line that will run from the Sammamish substation in Redmond to the Juanita substation in Kirkland. The utility has narrowed the route to the three options shown here.

PSE holds public meeting for feedback on new Sammamish–Juanita transmission line

In an effort to better serve its Eastside customers, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is planning to construct a four-mile 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from Redmond to Kirkland.

Puget Sound Energy is constructing a new transmission line that will run from the Sammamish substation in Redmond to the Juanita substation in Kirkland. The utility has narrowed the route to the three options shown here.
Scott Jenkins

Scott Jenkins shares Mariners’ sustainability practices at Redmond chamber luncheon

The subject of sports usually does not come up during conversations about sustainability, but Scott Jenkins is working to change that.

Scott Jenkins
On Thursday evening

Former ‘Apprentice’ star shares tips for business success at thinkspace in Redmond

It was standing room only at thinkspace in downtown Redmond Thursday evening as more than 100 people filled the company's new Mobile Innovation Hub (MIH) for tips on how to be successful in business.

On Thursday evening
Lake Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Chip Kimball (right) and his wife Cheryl are all smiles at a reception event in his honor.

LWSD honors outgoing Superintendent Dr. Chip Kimball

On June 4, the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) held a reception honoring outgoing Superintendent Dr. Chip Kimball.

Lake Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Chip Kimball (right) and his wife Cheryl are all smiles at a reception event in his honor.
Issho Restaurant co-owner and head chef Harry Amirullah puts the finishing touches on a plate of sashimi

Issho Restaurant focuses on sustainability and using local, in-season ingredients

As a native of Hawaii, where resources are limited, Malia Foley learned the importance of buying local and supporting her community.

Issho Restaurant co-owner and head chef Harry Amirullah puts the finishing touches on a plate of sashimi
Albert Einstein Elementary School's physical education specialist Cheryl Plate prepares to launch a student-made contraption during the school's first-ever Egg Drop Thursday afternoon.

Einstein Elementary’s first egg drop has ‘egg-cellent’ turnout

Students, staff and parents filled the blacktop at Redmond's Albert Einstein Elementary School Thursday afternoon for the school's first-ever Egg Drop.

Albert Einstein Elementary School's physical education specialist Cheryl Plate prepares to launch a student-made contraption during the school's first-ever Egg Drop Thursday afternoon.
Redmond City Hall was one of 25 projects built in the city that were recognized by the City of Redmond’s Design and Review Board at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Bill Christianson

25 public and private projects recognized by city

The City of Redmond's Design Review Board (DRB) recognized 25 projects built in the city from 2004-2011 during a special ceremony at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

Redmond City Hall was one of 25 projects built in the city that were recognized by the City of Redmond’s Design and Review Board at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Bill Christianson
Josh Baez

Teen center’s End of School Bash! gives teens one last chance to party together before summer

Whether they're having fun in the sun, working to pick up some extra cash or going on vacation, most teens' face time with their friends drops significantly in the summer from the daily interaction they usually have during the school year.

Josh Baez