Stephanie Quiroz

Angela Birney will begin her term Jan. 1 2020. Courtesy photo

Birney begins new role as Redmond mayor this week

The new mayor hopes to connect people, communities, neighborhoods and business.

 

From left: Sanj Saini, Varnika Bhargava, Sawar Saini, Anika Joshi and Leisha Chabungbam (not pictured) and Kaitali Singh (not pictured) linked up with Molly Moons Homemade Ice Cream in Redmond to create a braille menu. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

LWSD middle schoolers create a braille menu for Molly Moon’s in Redmond

The Jelly Jolts #39887 hope to expand and influence other restaurants in the area.

 

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                                From left: Angela Birney, David Carson, Varisha Khan, Jessica Forsyth and Vanessa Kritzer were officially sworn in at Redmond’s City Council meeting on Dec. 17.

Redmond elected officials swear-in on Dec. 17.

Angela Birney, David Carson, Varisha Khan, Jessica Forsyth and Vanessa Kritzer were officially sworn in at Redmond’s City Council meeting.

 

Varisha Khan begins her term in January 2020 and will serve until December 2023. Photo courtesy of electvarishakhan.com

‘I am ready and the city is ready’: Khan becomes first Muslim woman on Redmond council

Varisha Khan moved to Redmond when she was 7 and canvassed in her old neighborhood during her campaign.

Varisha Khan begins her term in January 2020 and will serve until December 2023. Photo courtesy of electvarishakhan.com
Steve Poulter retires from UPS after 127,499 accident-free miles. Photo courtesy of Steve Poulter

Redmond UPS driver retires after 30 years with no accidents

Steve Poulter retires after 127,499 accident-free miles.

Steve Poulter retires from UPS after 127,499 accident-free miles. Photo courtesy of Steve Poulter

Redmond recognizes outgoing councilmembers and mayor

Councilmembers Hank Myers and Hank Margeson and Mayor John Marchione all served in their current positions for 12 years.

Community leaders at the groundbreaking ceremony of Capella at Esterra Park on Dec. 11. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Redmond breaks ground for Capella at Esterra Park

Capella at Esterra Park will relieve severe shortage of affordable housing on the Eastside.

Community leaders at the groundbreaking ceremony of Capella at Esterra Park on Dec. 11. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
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                                Panko enjoying Redmond’s annual Winter Festival on Dec. 7.

A weekend of Redmond Lights

Redmond celebrated its annual winter festival.

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                                Panko enjoying Redmond’s annual Winter Festival on Dec. 7.
The Redmond pool improvements project included a pool lining. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Phase one of Redmond pool project is underway

Phase one to be completed by February 2020.

The Redmond pool improvements project included a pool lining. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond
Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond 
                                Large scale stucco removal towards the back of the building reveals extensive damage.
Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond 
                                Large scale stucco removal towards the back of the building reveals extensive damage.
Redmond Lights will take place Dec. 7 and 8. Photo courtesy of city of Redmond Facebook

Redmond Lights will have new additions this year

The parks and recreation department shared a preview of the festival with city council.

Redmond Lights will take place Dec. 7 and 8. Photo courtesy of city of Redmond Facebook
NAMI volunteer Jesse Levine, director Michele Meaker, and volunteer Cole Swanson after their End the Silence presentation. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

NAMI Eastside: Ending the stigma of mental health

NAMI Eastside offers advocacy, education, and support to those affected by mental illness.

NAMI volunteer Jesse Levine, director Michele Meaker, and volunteer Cole Swanson after their End the Silence presentation. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
The preferred Smith Woods, Monticello Creek preferred design alternative. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Redmond council agrees with preferred design alternative of Smith Woods Pond

The preferred design alternative maintains the pond, meets environmental permitting requirements and fits within current funding.

The preferred Smith Woods, Monticello Creek preferred design alternative. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond
Artist rendering of the future 152nd Avenue Northeast main street. Image courtesy of city of Redmond

152nd Avenue Northeast in Redmond main street needs to be enhanced

The design contract supplement is scheduled for council action on Dec. 3.

Artist rendering of the future 152nd Avenue Northeast main street. Image courtesy of city of Redmond
Photo courtesy of The Bear Creek School 
                                Bear Creek National Honor Society students from left, Kate McDonough, Chuck McDonough, James Wadhwani, Tyler Doyle, Benjamin Ferreira, Kathryn Sutherland, Ryan Bracewell, Nelson Sun and Annemarie Mullet delivered food donations to the Hopelink food bank in Redmond.

Bear Creek food drive brings in six and a half tons of food

The school’s National Honor Society chapter organized the drive and the food was donate to Hopelink.

Photo courtesy of The Bear Creek School 
                                Bear Creek National Honor Society students from left, Kate McDonough, Chuck McDonough, James Wadhwani, Tyler Doyle, Benjamin Ferreira, Kathryn Sutherland, Ryan Bracewell, Nelson Sun and Annemarie Mullet delivered food donations to the Hopelink food bank in Redmond.
Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                The Redmond City Council recognized Neelam Chahlia’s participation in the Mrs. America contest as Mrs. Washington at its Nov. 19 meeting.

Redmond council recognizes Chalia’s participation in the Mrs. America contest

The Mrs. Washington winner was recognized at the Nov. 19 city council meeting.

Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                The Redmond City Council recognized Neelam Chahlia’s participation in the Mrs. America contest as Mrs. Washington at its Nov. 19 meeting.
KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook

King County Library System boycotts Macmillan eBooks

The KCLS boycott began Nov. 1.

KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook
The Redmond City Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan at the Oct. 15 regular business meeting. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Redmond council adopts community strategic plan

Strategic plan reflects the priorities of the community.

The Redmond City Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan at the Oct. 15 regular business meeting. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Fairwinds-Redmond to honor veterans

WWII veterans Morten Joslin and Nick Nichols share their stories.

Alejandro, 6, and Elizabeth, 8, Camacho from Woodinville with their sugar skulls at the Día de los Muertos event on Nov. 2 at the Centro Cultural Mexicano in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Redmond celebrates Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead event celebrates the lives of departed loved ones.

Alejandro, 6, and Elizabeth, 8, Camacho from Woodinville with their sugar skulls at the Día de los Muertos event on Nov. 2 at the Centro Cultural Mexicano in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo