Business

Not that McDonald’s — Redmond book exchange celebrates 30 years

“Reuse is the highest form of recycling,” quipped Doug McDonald, original owner and founder of McDonald’s Book Exchange in Redmond. Nestled in the corner of 83rd Street and 164th Avenue, McDonald’s Book Exchange is one of Redmond’s hidden gems. The store, which allows buyers to trade in books for a myriad of used books, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Sunday, June 1.

  • May 31, 2008
Susan Park and Tom Armstrong run their business Raw Vegan Source from their Redmond home. The store is also online at rawvegansource.com.

Couple finds harmony in raw vegan diet

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” said the famous Greek philosopher Plato.

  • May 30, 2008
Susan Park and Tom Armstrong run their business Raw Vegan Source from their Redmond home. The store is also online at rawvegansource.com.

EASING YOUR BURDENS

The weekend arrives. You’re finally free! Free to go home and ... do the laundry, mow the lawn, fix that leaky faucet, do all those exciting chores that have been piling up. Oh, what joy.

  • May 30, 2008

County seeks best recycling businesses

Area businesses with exceptional recycling programs are encouraged to see how they rate against other businesses by participating in King County’s 2008 “Best Workplaces for Recycling” event.

  • May 30, 2008
Ben Franklin employee Kim Attwood

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop provides make-it-yourself gifts

A crafters’ paradise in our own backyard, Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop, has a new “Create-n-Take” program featuring quick and inexpensive make-it-yourself projects. Every Sunday, from 1-3 p.m., novice crafters — or those who’ve mastered one skill but want to try another — can drop in and pay a nominal fee to participate.

  • May 30, 2008
Ben Franklin employee Kim Attwood
Lisa Aliment

Bear Creek Florist still blooming after 30 years

Teleflora’s celebrating the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day with an America’s Favorite Mom contest (AmericasFavoriteMom.com/florist). Coincidentally, it was 30 years ago, just before Mother’s Day that Redmond’s Bear Creek Florist, a Teleflora and FTD affiliate, began selling blooms to honor moms, birthdays, anniversaries and other milestones.

  • May 30, 2008
Lisa Aliment
Adam Bergman signs paperwork that certifies he watched the cheese cracking ceremony at the Redmond Whole Foods Market last month.

Whole Foods sets world record

Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, announced last week that Guinness World Records has confirmed that the company has set a record for “Most Parmigiano Reggiano Wheels Cracked Simultaneously” to honor the tradition and celebration of the cheese.

  • May 30, 2008
Adam Bergman signs paperwork that certifies he watched the cheese cracking ceremony at the Redmond Whole Foods Market last month.
Bread baker Ross Tasche quickly preps loaves of sourdough to go into an old world style oven in the backyard of his family’s home in Redmond.

Getting a bread-u-cation

On April 30, the Redmond Reporter got a “bread-u-cation” from Ross and Elizabeth Tasche, a young Redmond couple who’ve started an old-fashioned business called Home Bread.

  • May 30, 2008
Bread baker Ross Tasche quickly preps loaves of sourdough to go into an old world style oven in the backyard of his family’s home in Redmond.

BUSINESS BRIEFS

McCall appointed to general manager

  • May 30, 2008

Redmond Fall City Animal Hospital earns accreditation

Redmond Fall City Animal Hospital of Redmond has received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

  • May 30, 2008
Local Cub Scouts got a firsthand look at the Woodinville Fire Station earlier this month. The Cub Scouts

Hangin’ with firefighters

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  • May 17, 2008
Local Cub Scouts got a firsthand look at the Woodinville Fire Station earlier this month. The Cub Scouts

Children’s clothing store moving into Town Center

Naartijie, an innovative children’s fashion brand founded in Cape Town, South Africa, is plannning a grand opening at Redmond Town Center in the summer of 2008.

  • Apr 24, 2008