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Pat Vache

Vache selected as new president of City Council; Margeson named vice president

Redmond City Council members Pat Vache (Position 2) and Hank Margeson (Position 3) were selected as Council president and vice president, respectively, during Tuesday's business meeting at City Hall.

Pat Vache
Seattle-based John Fleming has been selected as the artist for the Redmond Central Connector. He was selected from about 30 artists nationwide and will work with the design team on integrating art throughout the park as well as create a piece to be installed somewhere along the trail.

Redmond Central Connector artist to highlight city’s natural environment, tech industry

One of the aspects John Fleming enjoys about his career is working with the natural environment. And now that he has been selected as the artist for the Redmond Central Connector (RCC), he will be in charge of making sure nature shines bright throughout the visionary project.

Seattle-based John Fleming has been selected as the artist for the Redmond Central Connector. He was selected from about 30 artists nationwide and will work with the design team on integrating art throughout the park as well as create a piece to be installed somewhere along the trail.
Workers raise the White Big Top for Cavalia

Cavalia Big Top provides big economic boost to Redmond

The City of Redmond stands to receive a big economic boost as Cavalia, a world-class equestrian and performing arts show, will be at King County's Marymoor Park from Jan. 18 to Feb. 5, 2012.

Workers raise the White Big Top for Cavalia

Investigators say Union Hill garage fire was arson

Investigators have determined that a fire that destroyed a two-story garage on Union Hill Road was arson, according a KOMO news report.

Rabbi Mordechai Farkash of the Eastside Torah Center leads the crowd at Redmond Town Center in a series of traditional Jewish songs during a public menorah lighting Wednesday evening

Traditions from around the world: Other holidays celebrated in Redmond community

With endless sales, countless songs and numerous TV specials about the holiday, the month of December could easily be renamed the month of Christmas. But this time of year also plays host to a number of other holiday traditions.

Rabbi Mordechai Farkash of the Eastside Torah Center leads the crowd at Redmond Town Center in a series of traditional Jewish songs during a public menorah lighting Wednesday evening
Redmond Junior High School now has two new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on campus

Redmond Junior High purchases two new life-saving devices for campus

It's been about three years since Levi Pocza collapsed during a physical education (P.E.) class at Redmond Junior High School (RJH), but many people still remember how an automated external defibrillator (AED) helped save his life when he experienced cardiac arrest.

Redmond Junior High School now has two new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on campus
Dennis Ballen

Redmond city staff reexamining ordinances regarding A-frame signs for businesses

For anyone in search of Blazing Bagels in Redmond for the first time, it can be a little hard to find.

Dennis Ballen
Michele Fox (left) and Kerrie Lynn Wilton are the owners of Olive

Olive boutique in downtown Redmond offers women casual, chic fashion | SLIDESHOW

For women who want a break from the hustle and bustle of a mall or shopping center but still want to find that perfect sweater or pair of jeans, a new boutique in downtown Redmond offers an alternative.

Michele Fox (left) and Kerrie Lynn Wilton are the owners of Olive

New Vision Blueprint will help city with planning and budgeting in the long run

Redmond City Council unanimously approved a new document that will help with the city's budgeting process, investment decisions and strategic actions for the future.

On Tuesday

Council approves Group Health’s mixed-use development plan: More than 1,300 trees to be removed as part of the plan

The Redmond City Council approved a development plan for a 28-acre parcel that will add more residential and commercial space in the Overlake neighborhood with a 6-to-1 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night.

On Tuesday
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City’s holiday spirit shines bright at Redmond Lights festival | SLIDESHOW

The city's annual Redmond Lights festival gets bigger every year and with early estimates of a 15,000-strong crowd, Saturday's event was no exception. From the tree lighting ceremony and Luminary Walk, to musical entertainment and some of the best chili in town, to a candy cane hunt and a visit from Santa Claus himself, there was something for everyone.

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City Council postpones vote on Group Health site in Overlake

On Tuesday evening, the Redmond City Council postponed its scheduled vote on the development plan for a 28-acre piece of land in the Overlake neighborhood that is owned by Group Health Cooperative (GHC).

The Lake Washington School District board of directors have unanimously voted to put forward Dr. Traci Pierce

LWSD board of directors choose Dr. Traci Pierce as preferred candidate in superintendent search

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) board of directors voted unanimously at Monday's meeting to put forward Dr. Traci Pierce as its preferred candidate for the district's new superintendent.

The Lake Washington School District board of directors have unanimously voted to put forward Dr. Traci Pierce
The Together Center in downtown Redmond currently has about 7

Together Center in downtown Redmond looking to fill empty space

For the first time since it opened in 1990, the Together Center in downtown Redmond is in search of tenants to occupy a large space on its three-building campus at 16225 N.E. 87th St.

The Together Center in downtown Redmond currently has about 7
Bartell Drugs and Rosanna Inc. have teamed up to offer holiday gifts highlighting local neighborhoods

Two local businesses team up to offer unique holiday gift ideas highlighting Redmond

Two western Washington businesses are teaming up to give Redmond residents a unique gift idea for the upcoming holiday season.

Bartell Drugs and Rosanna Inc. have teamed up to offer holiday gifts highlighting local neighborhoods
Employee Brad Ashdown makes a fresh base cut for a patron at McMurtrey's Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm in Redmond Wednesday afternoon.

Redmond Christmas tree farms open for the holiday season

Nothing says Christmas like picking out a tree to decorate. And two popular local tree farms are making it easy for Redmond residents to pick out the perfect tree.

Employee Brad Ashdown makes a fresh base cut for a patron at McMurtrey's Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm in Redmond Wednesday afternoon.

U.S. Postal Service to move downtown operations to east Redmond

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials said they have stopped their search for a new post office location in downtown Redmond for the moment.

The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band performed at Redmond Lights last year and will be returning to this year on Dec. 3. They will be located at the western entrance of Redmond Town Center at Northeast 74th Street and Bear Creek Parkway. The band was formed in 1952 and has performed internationally and throughout the Northwest.

Redmond Lights on Dec. 3 to feature expanded activities and Centennial kickoff

Redmond residents and visitors planning to attend the 13th annual Redmond Lights celebration can expect to see the return of many yearly traditions as well as a number of new and expanded activities, including a kick off for the city's Centennial celebration in 2012.

The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band performed at Redmond Lights last year and will be returning to this year on Dec. 3. They will be located at the western entrance of Redmond Town Center at Northeast 74th Street and Bear Creek Parkway. The band was formed in 1952 and has performed internationally and throughout the Northwest.
The Evergreen Family Theatre will present 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' beginning Friday. Two performances will feature local celebrity Pat Cashman (center).

Evergreen Family Theatre to perform ‘Wonderful Life’ adaptation beginning Nov. 25

The Evergreen Family Theatre in Redmond will be performing "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" beginning Nov. 25.

The Evergreen Family Theatre will present 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' beginning Friday. Two performances will feature local celebrity Pat Cashman (center).
Shannon Kilpatrick and Dan Werr try to decide which principles are the most important to them at last week's transportation meeting at Redmond City Hall. The two downtown residents said they enjoy living in a mixed-use area where they can walk wherever they need to go.

City of Redmond transportation projects to provide relief and more options

Dozens of people packed the Redmond City Hall lobby Nov. 17 to learn more about the future of the city's transportation systems and provide city staff with their feedback.

Shannon Kilpatrick and Dan Werr try to decide which principles are the most important to them at last week's transportation meeting at Redmond City Hall. The two downtown residents said they enjoy living in a mixed-use area where they can walk wherever they need to go.