Samantha Pak

Aliyson Spence (left) shows fifth-grader Parth Parulekar how to cut an onion without hurting himself. Spence visited Albert Einstein Elementary School as part of Beecher's Flagship Foundation program

Beecher’s Flagship Foundation teachers Einstein students about food nutrition

The two fifth-grade classrooms at Albert Einstein Elementary School were buzzing with uncommon activities late Wednesday morning with students chopping, draining, measuring and mixing various veggies, beans and spices at their desks.

Aliyson Spence (left) shows fifth-grader Parth Parulekar how to cut an onion without hurting himself. Spence visited Albert Einstein Elementary School as part of Beecher's Flagship Foundation program
At Monday's Lake Washington School District board meeting

LWSD board of directors approves resolutions to bring new STEM school closer to reality

The Lake Washington School District's (LWSD) board of directors voted unanimously at Monday's meeting to approve two resolutions that will bring the district's plans for a new secondary STEM school closer to reality.

At Monday's Lake Washington School District board meeting
On Friday

Cairns and Newman discuss future for Redmond’s roads at Redmond Senior Center

Just as the roads in Redmond connect the city's many neighborhoods, it takes many people to design, build and operate them.

On Friday
Redmond resident Tim Arnold (right) has participated in the RedSpoke about 20 times and will make the five-day

RedSpoke: An adventurous investment on wheels

Although it's been more than two decades, Tim Arnold still remembers the first time he participated in the Rotary Club of Redmond's RedSpoke bike ride.

Redmond resident Tim Arnold (right) has participated in the RedSpoke about 20 times and will make the five-day
Abby

Redmond, Kirkland veterinarians help save dog’s life

After a harrowing experience a few weeks ago that resulted in open-heart surgery, an Eastside dog is on her way to recovering to full health.

Abby
Ranjini Danaraj (left) is a Redmond native and currently a military police officer for the U.S. Army. The Redmond High School graduate joined the military to pay for college but decided to continue her career after her required eight years of service.

Redmond native’s army career began by accident; Danaraj to start three-year program in D.C. next week

Growing up, Ranjini Danaraj never considered the military as a career choice. But when the Redmond native was a senior in high school looking at colleges, she realized she needed a way to pay for it. So Danaraj applied for the Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC scholarships.

Ranjini Danaraj (left) is a Redmond native and currently a military police officer for the U.S. Army. The Redmond High School graduate joined the military to pay for college but decided to continue her career after her required eight years of service.

Editorial | Stop the hate toward others

Redmond is a growing city. And with this growth comes more diversity: In the last 10 years, populations in almost every racial group in the city have grown.

Rob Noteboom

Teens ready to tickle people’s funny bones at Laugh On comedy night at teen center, June 3

For the second year in a row, the Old Fire House Teen Center (OFH) in Redmond will take a break from its usual musical performances to tickle people's funny bones.

Rob Noteboom
The new Puget Sound Energy Ardmore substation will be located in the opposite corner of the same block where the Interlaken substation is. Once Ardmore is completed

Puget Sound Energy to build new substation in Overlake with mixed reviews from neighborhood

This summer, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will build a new substation on the Redmond side of Bel-Red Road in the Overlake neighborhood and nearby residents and business people have mixed reviews of PSE's plans.

The new Puget Sound Energy Ardmore substation will be located in the opposite corner of the same block where the Interlaken substation is. Once Ardmore is completed

Skin care crucial to overall health: New Redmond business specializes in keeping skin clean, clear and hydrated

The skin is the largest organ of the body; it offers protection from the elements and helps maintain a healthy body. Because it has such an important job, Sabrina Tarditi said it is important to take care of your skin. As the owner of Calming Waters Skin Care at 17090 Avondale Way in Redmond (inside Jones Family Chiropractic), the Kirkland resident works as an esthetician and makes a living showing others how to do the same. “Skin care has come a long way and is much more advanced,” she said, referring to when she first began her career more than 20 years ago. “There’s just so much more you can do. Skin care is just so advanced and it’s so complex.”

On Thursday

National Geographic Young Explorer shares his kayaking adventures with Redmond High students

As a whitewater kayaker, Trip Jennings has spent a lot of his life on water. He's traveled to other countries, riding rapids around the world and producing kayaking videos similar to skateboarding, snowboarding and other extreme sports videos.

On Thursday
Redmond Mayor John Marchione told attendees at Wednesday's Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce luncheon that he wants the city to continue with the Budgeting by Priorities process and practices of accountability and transparency as part of his annual State of the City address.

Mayor’s State of the City: Growing Redmond remains financially stable in tough economy

During his annual State of the City address on Wednesday, Mayor John Marchione focused on the progress Redmond has made in 2010 as well as the direction the city is headed. Speaking at the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon, Marchione discussed key construction projects throughout the city — completed, ongoing and future — such as the new Northeast 36th Street Bridge, the 161st Avenue Northeast extension, installation of a large storm water pipe downtown and Redmond Central Connector (RCC).

Redmond Mayor John Marchione told attendees at Wednesday's Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce luncheon that he wants the city to continue with the Budgeting by Priorities process and practices of accountability and transparency as part of his annual State of the City address.
Wayne Strom will speak at the Friends of Youth 60th Anniversary reception. Strom was the nonprofit's executive from 1962 to 1968

Redmond’s Friends of Youth celebrates 60th anniversary, former executive director Wayne Strom will be keynote speaker

On May 18, Redmond-based Friends of Youth (FOY) will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a reception at the Harbor Club in Bellevue from 4 to 6 p.m., featuring Wayne Strom as the keynote speaker.

Wayne Strom will speak at the Friends of Youth 60th Anniversary reception. Strom was the nonprofit's executive from 1962 to 1968
Serena Messner (left)

Redmond to be first city in the world to use new Microsoft software in July: Dynamics 2012 AX will allow city to work more efficiently

In less than two months, Redmond will be the first city in the world to adopt a new Microsoft software program that will allow employees to do their work more accurately and efficiently.

Serena Messner (left)
Kevin Donnelly is the new chief for the Redmond Fire Department. The California transplant was sworn in on Tuesday evening at City Hall.

Community welcomes new Redmond Fire Chief Kevin Donnelly

On Tuesday evening, Redmond fire engines and medic trucks filled the parking lot at City Hall. But the dozens of men and women crowding into the building's lobby were not there for an emergency. They were there to see Kevin Donnelly being sworn in as the new chief for the Redmond Fire Department (RFD).

Kevin Donnelly is the new chief for the Redmond Fire Department. The California transplant was sworn in on Tuesday evening at City Hall.
Ironheart Racing Team founder David Watkins runs along the Sammamish River Trail

Heart-smart event coming to Marymoor Park: Ironheart Classic to raise awareness about keeping your heart healthy

Heart-health conscious runners and walkers will converge at Marymoor Park on May 21 to get their blood pumping and raise awareness. Marymoor Park in King County will play host to the first-ever Ironheart Classic 4 mile/8 Mile Race and Health/Fitness Festival. Both all-ages fun runs will begin near the Velodrome race track, continue through the park and along the Sammamish River Trail.

Ironheart Racing Team founder David Watkins runs along the Sammamish River Trail
Sporting an arm sling from recent elbow surgery

Redmond mayor discusses traffic cameras, construction projects and more at First Friday Coffee Chat

During his second appearance at the Redmond Senior Center's (RSC) First Friday Coffee Chat, Mayor John Marchione spent Friday morning speaking with citizens about various happenings in the city.

Sporting an arm sling from recent elbow surgery
Redmond resident Stephanie Malaska will be attending the University of Oxford next year. She has wanted to go to the England school since she was in eighth-grade.

Redmond resident to fulfill childhood dream next year at Oxford

This fall, Stephanie Malaska will see one of her childhood dreams come true.

Redmond resident Stephanie Malaska will be attending the University of Oxford next year. She has wanted to go to the England school since she was in eighth-grade.
Hyder Ali (right

Redmond Muslims feel effects of bin Laden’s death, hope for bright and tolerant future

Along with the rest of the country, Javed Sikander, Arsalan Bukhari and Hyder Ali were all relieved at the news of Osama bin Laden's death.

Hyder Ali (right
Eileen Chinn (left) does woodwork with her son Connor Chinn and Gayatri Teegavarapu at the Redmond Parent Cooperative Preschool. The school is part of the Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) Parenting Education program. Due to state budget cuts

State budget cuts trickle down to Redmond preschool cooperatives, but schools will continue

At the Redmond Parent Cooperative Preschool (RPCP) and Redmond Toddler Group (RTG), the parents are there to learn just as much as the children.

Eileen Chinn (left) does woodwork with her son Connor Chinn and Gayatri Teegavarapu at the Redmond Parent Cooperative Preschool. The school is part of the Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) Parenting Education program. Due to state budget cuts