Samantha Pak

Redmond City Council tables potential trolley to Woodinville winery district

Redmond City Council decided to table the possibility of creating a trolley line from downtown Redmond to Woodinville's winery district.

Meaghan McConnell shares her story with the audience at Friends of Youth's luncheon

Redmond-based Friends of Youth celebrates helping others and its supporters at luncheon

Meaghan McConnell hasn't always made the best choices. She has done drugs, had a few outstanding warrants and has been in and out of jail.

Meaghan McConnell shares her story with the audience at Friends of Youth's luncheon

How to prepare for a disaster

Barbara Jensen, manager of Evergreen Hospital Medical Center's preparedness programs at all of its locations, including Redmond, said if the area is hit with a major earthquake or other disaster, Evergreen is stocked with the proper supplies and equipment.

Drinking water

Redmond, Microsoft help with earthquake relief efforts

When Joyce Teshima heard about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the first thing she wanted to know was what area of the country was hit.

Drinking water
The first phase of the Union Hill-Novelty Hill project will include extending 196th Avenue Northeast up to Novelty Hill and installing two roundabouts where the two red circles are.

King County construction project to relieve congestion on east side of Redmond

In a few years, traffic on the east side of Redmond will flow much better — thanks to a county-city revision project, featuring two new roundabouts.

The first phase of the Union Hill-Novelty Hill project will include extending 196th Avenue Northeast up to Novelty Hill and installing two roundabouts where the two red circles are.
On Tuesday

Redmond Elementary students raise money for Cambodian school

Redmond Elementary School students are extending a helping hand to their peers abroad.

On Tuesday
Samantha Pak

State budget top concern at legislative town hall in Redmond

State Sen. Rodney Tom, along with Reps. Deb Eddy and Ross Hunter from the 48th District spent Saturday afternoon in Redmond answering questions and discussing the challenges that loom ahead — with the state budget being the hot — and most concerning — topic.

Samantha Pak
Charles Hall

New Evergreen multi-service medical facility to open at Bella Bottega Shopping Center March 21; community open house set for March 19

Work crews are putting the finishing touches on the new multi-service medical center at Bella Bottega Shopping Center.

Charles Hall
Amir Stone's Digital Graffiti piece will be at the Redmond Digital Arts Festival for the third year in a row. The piece is interactive and uses light sources to create art.

Third annual Digital Arts Festival slated for March 18-19 at DigiPen in Redmond

When Kamal Siegel was a member of the Redmond Arts Commission, he wanted to a way to connect people in the digital arts world as well as introduce the field to the general public.

Amir Stone's Digital Graffiti piece will be at the Redmond Digital Arts Festival for the third year in a row. The piece is interactive and uses light sources to create art.
On Thursday Jan. 20

Redmond police officer uses CPR to help save her father’s life

Redmond police officer Maureen Messmer graduated from the police academy on Jan. 14. Less than a week later, she had to call upon her newly acquired knowledge to save a life — a very near and dear one. Less than a week later, she had to call upon her newly acquired knowledge to save a life — a very near and dear one. Off duty on Jan. 20, Messmer had just walked into her parents' home to find her mother in a panic because her father was unconscious. The new officer's training immediately kicked in as she called 911, which she had learned some people forget to do in an emergency situation. "I have to call 911 first," Messmer said, referring to her initial thought.

On Thursday Jan. 20

Redmond minority population on the rise, according to latest Census

When Ken Wong first came to work for the City of Redmond more than six years ago, he immediately noticed a lack of diversity in the city staff and program participation.

Nine-year-old Rachel Raines cuts tomatoes for her marinated tomato and pasta at the 4th Annual Sodexo Future Chefs: Healthy Snack Challenge. Rachel is a fourth-grader from Horace Mann Elementary School in Redmond and received the judges' choice award. Pasta is her specialty and said this particular dish is her favorite to prepare.

Students show off their culinary skills at cooking challenge

Rachel Ray watch out, here comes Rachel Raines. At age 9, the fourth-grader from Horrace Mann Elementary School in Redmond already knows her way around the kitchen. And on Wednesday afternoon, she — along with 19 other fourth- and fifth-graders in Lake Washington School District (LWSD) — showed off her cooking skills at the 4th Annual Sodexo Future Chefs: Healthy Snack Challenge.

Nine-year-old Rachel Raines cuts tomatoes for her marinated tomato and pasta at the 4th Annual Sodexo Future Chefs: Healthy Snack Challenge. Rachel is a fourth-grader from Horace Mann Elementary School in Redmond and received the judges' choice award. Pasta is her specialty and said this particular dish is her favorite to prepare.

School district funding measure receives passing grades; levy earns 60 percent support

Based on yesterday's King County special election results, things are looking good for Lake Washington School District (LWSD). As of Tuesday night, the district's Capital Projects Levy received a 59.33 percent yes vote and 40.67 percent no vote.

Kulyenchikov citizens direct schoolteacher Leon Tolchinsky (back

Evergreen Family Theatre’s upcoming show proves love can overcome anything — even stupidity

Beginning March 4, Evergreen Family Theatre (EFT) will prove love can overcome anything, even stupidity. For its seventh main stage production, the theater, which is located at RedWood Family Church, 11500 Redmond-Woodinville Rd, is taking on Neil Simon's romantic comedy, "Fools," a romantic comedy set in Kulyenchikov, Ukraine during the late 19th century. The play is the story of schoolteacher Leon Tolchinsky, who comes into town to teach the local doctor's daughter and falls in love with her, only to learn that all of Kulyenchikov is the victim of a 200-year-old curse of stupidity. "This (play is) a lot of fun," said director Marsha Stueckle. "This one is totally goofy ... a goofy, whimsical show."

Kulyenchikov citizens direct schoolteacher Leon Tolchinsky (back

City holds first of series of neighborhood meetings Monday

The City of Redmond is giving residents the opportunity to meet their neighbors, learn more about what's going on in their community as well as have a say in the future of where they live.

The new Z Gallerie store in Redmond Town Center opened Thursday with an official ribbon cutting ceremony set for Friday.

Z Gallerie returns to Redmond Town Center after nine-year absence

After leaving Redmond and Washington in 2002, Z Gallerie has returned to the Northwest.

The new Z Gallerie store in Redmond Town Center opened Thursday with an official ribbon cutting ceremony set for Friday.
Norman Christensen has been a regular at the homeless shelter in Redmond since it opened Jan. 15. He calls it a lifesaver.

A lifesaver with limits: Homeless shelter provides needs, lacks funds

Norman Christensen lost his roadside home a few months ago when his car broke down. So the 54-year-old man sold his car/home for scrap and took to the homeless circuit, moving from shelter to shelter on the Eastside. For the last month, Christensen has been spending most of his nights at a temporary overnight shelter at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center in downtown Redmond. The shelter opened Jan. 15 and is set to close Sunday morning.

Norman Christensen has been a regular at the homeless shelter in Redmond since it opened Jan. 15. He calls it a lifesaver.
Former City of Redmond fire marshal Bob Lovett retired on Tuesday. Lovett's career in fire service began in 1976. He spent 32 years with Redmond. Due to budget cuts

Redmond fire marshal retires after 35-year career

What began in 1976 in Bothell for Bob Lovett ended in Redmond earlier this week. He started out as a firefighter with the Bothell Fire Department before moving to Redmond a few years later. Lovett, who became the Redmond fire in September 1990, stayed with the city until Tuesday, when he retired after a 35-year career. "I had no inkling to go into fire service, but I was looking for a job," Lovett said. "I was definitely thinking I might end up doing something else. I never thought it was a career."

Former City of Redmond fire marshal Bob Lovett retired on Tuesday. Lovett's career in fire service began in 1976. He spent 32 years with Redmond. Due to budget cuts
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Cadman continues rock-solid status: Longtime cement business grows into an international power while maintaining Redmond roots

From its humble beginning in 1936, Cadman Incorporated has gone from a company supplying concrete aggregates to local farmers, timber crews and the occasional road project to a well-known name in the industry. Despite having grown to an international level, Cadman has maintained its strong ties to its Redmond roots. Cadman human resources supervisor Gwyn Hart said the company provided the concrete for many local projects such as the Nintendo and Microsoft Corporation campuses — adding that Cadman poured nearly all the concrete for the latter. This was largely due to the company’s location in town, which is not necessarily the case these days.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Markus receives a warm welcome from his sons Connor

Dad’s surprise return: Family reunites at school assembly after father comes home from military service

Connor, Kamrin and Corbin Markus received a special surprise last Friday at Rosa Park Elementary School's weekly assembly. The three siblings were called to the front to tell their classmates about their father Christopher Markus, a staff sergeant for the U.S. Air Force, and their upcoming move to Germany once his tour in South Korea is completed. The youngsters discussed how their father would be returning later this month — but then came the big surprise. Dad showed up minutes later at the Redmond school as Dad and kids embraced in front of the student body.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Markus receives a warm welcome from his sons Connor