Samantha Pak

Joshua Heim

New arts administrator wants to turn Redmond into an art town

As a native of Hawaii, Joshua Heim's introduction to the arts came in the form of performing with hula as well as theater.

Joshua Heim
On Tuesday evening

Transportation dominates conversation at Redmond Rousers Rotary community forum

Transportation was the main topic of discussion at Tuesday's Redmond Rousers Rotary meeting as the group hosted a community forum at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center to gather citizen input for the King County Council.

On Tuesday evening
To support breast cancer research

Overlake Terrace surpasses fundraising goal for breast cancer research

On Friday morning, David Standring will take a polar plunge at Idylwood Beach Park at 3650 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy N.E. in Redmond -- all in the name of curing breast cancer.

To support breast cancer research
From left

Vegetable garden project connects teens and seniors, gives back to the community

Since July, the Redmond Senior Center (RSC) has been the site of a project that is working to bridge the generation gap and give back to the community. About a dozen seniors and teens have teamed up and planted a vegetable garden in the RSC greenhouse with the plan to donate the produce to the Hopelink's Redmond Food Bank, which just opened in its new location at 16725 Cleveland St. in downtown Redmond.

From left
Terry Pottmeyer is the new president and chief executive officer for Friends of Youth in Redmond. Before this the Pennsylvania native was the nonprofit’s chief programming officer. Pottmeyer began her new job on Aug. 1.

New Friends of Youth CEO continues her work to make a difference

Since her earliest jobs, Terry Pottmeyer has always interacted with children, so it was no surprise when she applied for the chief programming officer position at Friends of Youth (FOY) in Redmond.

Terry Pottmeyer is the new president and chief executive officer for Friends of Youth in Redmond. Before this the Pennsylvania native was the nonprofit’s chief programming officer. Pottmeyer began her new job on Aug. 1.

Tech company’s expansion in Redmond to generate more than 400 jobs

HCL Technologies has opened a new Collaborative Engineering Hub in Redmond that will bring more than 400 jobs to the city and greater Puget Sound area.

At Tuesday's meeting

Redmond City Council votes to oppose I-1125: Marijuana garden moratorium continues, new school project approved

The Redmond City Council voted to take an official stance against Initiative 1125 at Tuesday's business meeting at City Hall.

At Tuesday's meeting
The late model Cadillac CTS that crashed into SunShine Foot Spa last Thursday was pulled out of the business last Friday. The car

Foot spa owners plan to rebuild after man drives his car into their business

The owners of SunShine Foot Spa in downtown Redmond are planning to rebuild after a 91-year-old Redmond man drove his car about 55 feet into their business last Thursday.

The late model Cadillac CTS that crashed into SunShine Foot Spa last Thursday was pulled out of the business last Friday. The car
The new 50

MAPS opens new mosque and community center in Redmond

Since it first opened in 2006, the founders of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) in Redmond have wanted to build a facility that would act as a place of worship as well as a gathering place for members and the surrounding community.

The new 50
Dr. Lauren West began her career in emergency medicine in the early 1980s. At her first job

No longer a boys’ club: Three women are making a difference in male-dominated industries in Redmond

Editor’s note: The Reporter visited with three local women — Dr. Lauren West, Judy Jewell, president of a Redmond concrete manufacturing company and Redmond Police Commander Shari Shovlin — who have thrived in traditionally male-dominated careers. Here are their stories.

Dr. Lauren West began her career in emergency medicine in the early 1980s. At her first job
Nancy Chaney (standing) shaves the head of David Standring

Overlake Terrace to hold Shave-a-Thon on Oct. 14 to support breast cancer research

On Oct. 14, Overlake Terrace Assisted Living and Independent Living in Redmond will hold a "shave-a-thon" in support of breast cancer research.

Nancy Chaney (standing) shaves the head of David Standring
A 90-year-old man drove his car through the SunShine Foot Spa

Elderly man arrested for reckless driving and DUI after driving into foot spa

A 91-year-old Redmond man was arrested for reckless driving and suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs Thursday after he drove his Cadillac CTS through a downtown business.

A 90-year-old man drove his car through the SunShine Foot Spa
Redmond resident Timothy Sharpe is the owner of the new Graces 5 restaurant

New Graces 5 restaurant in downtown Redmond offers diners healthy options

Diners in Redmond now have a new, healthy option when considering where to eat. Graces 5 at 8110 164th Ave. N.E. in downtown Redmond opened last month and offers a menu of gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and low-sugar items for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

Redmond resident Timothy Sharpe is the owner of the new Graces 5 restaurant
Four-year-old Magnus (last name withheld) rides a horse for hippotherapy as

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center expanding to Redmond

Since 1976, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center has been helping people with physical and cognitive disabilities get back on that horse and make their everyday lives easier.

Four-year-old Magnus (last name withheld) rides a horse for hippotherapy as
From left: City Council candidates Tom Flynn

Transportation and economy the main topics at Redmond candidates panel luncheon

Transportation and economic development were the main topics of discussion for City of Redmond candidates at the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce's luncheon Wednesday afternoon.

From left: City Council candidates Tom Flynn
Cynthia Hudson

Hudson withdraws from Lake Washington School District race

Cynthia Hudson has withdrawn from the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) school board race for District 1, which covers the Finn Hill and Juanita neighborhoods.

Cynthia Hudson
Redmond resident Mitch Lee Yuen is surrounded by young children playing with the bubble machine

Eastside therapy center Kindering helps children with special needs reach their potential

Redmond residents Mitchell Lee Yuen and Anna Kwan first brought their son Danger, who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), to Kindering when he was about 19 months old.

Redmond resident Mitch Lee Yuen is surrounded by young children playing with the bubble machine
LWSD Superintendent Dr. Chip Kimball

LWSD Superintendent Chip Kimball to step down after 2011-12 school year

Dr. Chip Kimball has announced that the 2011-12 school year will be his last year as superintendent of Lake Washington School District (LWSD).

LWSD Superintendent Dr. Chip Kimball
Brain cancer survivor Sam Staatz works at his desk at AECOM in Redmond. He was diagnosed in August 1999 after having a ruptured aneurysm while driving.

Redmond employee and brain cancer survivor to participate in Seattle Brain Cancer Walk for the fourth time

Sam Staatz was 33 years old when he had a ruptured aneurysm in August 1999.

Brain cancer survivor Sam Staatz works at his desk at AECOM in Redmond. He was diagnosed in August 1999 after having a ruptured aneurysm while driving.
Cancer survivor Amy McGraw

Redmond resident and two-time breast cancer survivor Amy McGraw to walk in 3-Day for the Cure for the fourth time

When 55-year-old Amy McGraw was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2002, she made sure the disruption to her life was minimal.

Cancer survivor Amy McGraw