Samantha Pak

Dr. Traci Pierce

LWSD board of directors unanimously vote to hire Dr. Traci Pierce as new superintendent

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) board of directors voted unanimously Monday night to hire Dr. Traci Pierce as the district's new superintendent, beginning July 1.

Dr. Traci Pierce
The four kindergarten classes at Albert Einstein Elementary School collected more than 600 canned food items to be donated to the Hopelink food bank in Redmond. Each class had the goal of collecting 100 items by the 100th day of school

Einstein Elementary kindergartners collect more than 600 canned foods for Hopelink in Redmond

The Hopelink food bank in Redmond will receive a sizable donation this week thanks to the kindergartners at Albert Einstein Elementary School.

The four kindergarten classes at Albert Einstein Elementary School collected more than 600 canned food items to be donated to the Hopelink food bank in Redmond. Each class had the goal of collecting 100 items by the 100th day of school
Sammamish fiber artist Suzanne Tidwell's art installation

Suzanne Tidwell’s Artificial Light installation to brighten up Redmond’s Anderson Park

The weather forecast may call for gray skies and overcast for the foreseeable future, but brighter days are in store for Redmond's Anderson Park at 7802 168th Ave. N.E.

Sammamish fiber artist Suzanne Tidwell's art installation

Modest survey results prompt Redmond city staff to hold off on bond measure

Redmond residents are about 50-50 in support of raising taxes to help pay for parks and transportation projects, according to survey results, released Tuesday.

Realize Redmond Executive Director Jeni Craswell

Public and private sectors aim to unite under One Redmond: Panelist discuss plans at chamber meeting

The City of Redmond is teaming up with the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce and nonprofits Realize Redmond and Redmond Economic Development Alliance (REDA) to develop One Redmond, a public-private initiative that focuses on economic vitality and community building. A panel with representatives from the four agencies spoke to a full house during the chamber's monthly member luncheon, which had been postponed last month due to the mid-January snowstorm, about the initiative.

Realize Redmond Executive Director Jeni Craswell
Carolyn Hope

State of the Eastside: Business, community and government leaders give region a passing grade

Class was back in session at Redmond’s Old Schoolhouse Community Center Thursday afternoon as more than 200 business, community and government leaders throughout the Eastside gathered to generate a community report card evaluating how the region is performing.

Carolyn Hope
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Perrigo family paved the way for Redmond’s Centennial Celebration | PICTURES

City officials and residents — along with the descendants from the Perrigo family — will be celebrating Redmond’s pioneering heritage throughout this year as part of its Centennial Celebration.

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O.J. Johnson is the owner of The Lash & Wax Boutique in downtown Redmond. The salon specializes in eyelash extensions but offers a variety of spa services as well.

Lash & Wax Boutique in Redmond offers eye lash extensions, facials and more

Women in Redmond now have a new salon to visit for their pampering needs and a special service not offered in many places.

O.J. Johnson is the owner of The Lash & Wax Boutique in downtown Redmond. The salon specializes in eyelash extensions but offers a variety of spa services as well.
On Tuesday

New Redmond ordinance will ban housing ‘discrimination’: Section 8 participants, social service groups applaud Council approval

Finding affordable housing in the City of Redmond will become a bit easier, starting next week.

On Tuesday
Sarah Smale

Redmond girl who attends Bellevue school receives grand prize in national ‘Be-A-Famous-Writer’ contest

Sarah Smale was introduced to the literary world at a very young age when her father would tell her bedtime stories about a group of bunnies and their many adventures.

Sarah Smale

LWSD school board could hire preferred superintendent candidate Dr. Traci Pierce as early as Feb. 27

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) school board could vote to hire its preferred new superintendent candidate as early as Feb. 27, according to LWSD communication director Kathryn Reith.

A special feast is a big tradition practiced by many during Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Dragon.

Ringing in Chinese New Year marks a fresh start | Samantha Pak

Some people fear 2012 could mean the end of the world, but others see this year in a more positive light.

A special feast is a big tradition practiced by many during Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Dragon.

School board extends timeline on superintendent search: Community meetings with preferred candidate rescheduled due to weather

The new schedule for LWSD's meet-and-greet events with superintendent candidate, Dr. Traci Pierce is as follows:

LWSD undecided when to make up snow days; meetings rescheduled

The end of the semester for Lake Washington School District (LWSD) junior high and high schools has been changed from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3 due to last week's snow days. District officials have not announced when they will make up the three lost days of instruction for all schools throughout the district, but generally, snow days are made up at the end of the school year, according to district officials.

Whether the weather is good or bad

Hopelink receives federal grants for transportation programs to help people get around King County

Just like the United States Postal Service, Sheila Sloan-Evans is on the job rain or shine, sleet or snow.

Whether the weather is good or bad
A trick rider performs acrobatics on his horse as part of the Cavalia equestrian performing arts show. The show opens Thursday and will run through Feb. 12.

Cavalia equestrian performing arts show features a variety of dazzling entertainment

From trick riders performing acrobatics atop speeding horses, to performers swinging through the air on flying trapezes, “Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Man and Horse” has something for horse lovers and non-horse lovers alike to enjoy.

A trick rider performs acrobatics on his horse as part of the Cavalia equestrian performing arts show. The show opens Thursday and will run through Feb. 12.

Local Muslims to attend lobby day in Olympia on MLK Jr. Day

More than 400 Muslims from around the state, including Redmond, are expected to attend a lobby day on Monday in Olympia for this year's Muslim Day at the Capitol.

Deputy superintendent of instructional services for Lake Washington School District Dr. Traci Pierce (left) speaks with Kirkland resident Nicole MacKenzie at Tuesday's meet-and-greet event at Redmond City Hall. The meeting was held to give community members an opportunity to meet Pierce

LWSD superintendent candidate wants to continue district’s commitment to getting students future ready

Members of the Redmond community gathered Tuesday night to meet Dr. Traci Pierce, the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) board of directors' preferred candidate for its next superintendent, and ask her questions about her views on K-12 education.

Deputy superintendent of instructional services for Lake Washington School District Dr. Traci Pierce (left) speaks with Kirkland resident Nicole MacKenzie at Tuesday's meet-and-greet event at Redmond City Hall. The meeting was held to give community members an opportunity to meet Pierce
Karol Flynn (on Skip the horse) was one of two riders to make the first rides at the new Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center at Dunmire Stables in Redmond on Tuesday.

Little Bit nearing completion of new Redmond facility: Therapy organization celebrates inaugural ride at Dunmire Stables

With a daughter who has had nine years of hippotherapy, former Seattle Mariner John Olerud and his wife Kelly both know how beneficial getting on a horse can be for people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Karol Flynn (on Skip the horse) was one of two riders to make the first rides at the new Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center at Dunmire Stables in Redmond on Tuesday.
On Tuesday

Redmond City Council sticks to tree-removal decision on Group Health site in Overlake: Concerned citizens want leaders to reconsider

Members of the Redmond community continue to voice their concerns about City Council's decision to allow developers to eliminate more than 1,100 trees in Overlake to make way for a mixed-use development.

On Tuesday