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Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.

Getting crayons to kids runs in the family

Eastside nonprofit Mighty Crayon is relaunched by younger sister of founder, repurposing used restaurant crayons

 

Courtesy Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.

Walk’n Wag at your pace with extended virtual event

A scenic course for dog walkers is on display at Lake Sammamish through Sept. 2o

  • Sep 4, 2020

 

Courtesy photo/ Greater Redmond Transportation Association

Registration open for Tour de Redmond

This year, the annual event will encourage cyclists to shop local.

  • Aug 10, 2020

 

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat | Car review

Ford’s venerable compact Ranger pickup went away for a while. But it has returned as a mid-size truck, ready for adventure and packed with driver-assist… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Courtesy photo

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Car review

There’s a reason Honda’s CR-V has been America’s top-selling crossover vehicle over the past 23 years. The 2020 CR-V AWD Touring Hybrid is the most… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Courtesy photo
Toni Underwood celebrates her 100th birthday with sequins, glam and a face mask. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo.

Celebrating 100 years during COVID-19 pandemic

Toni Underwood, Redmond, was still able to get a red-carpet celebration, despite the pandemic cancelling her 150-person birthday party.

Toni Underwood celebrates her 100th birthday with sequins, glam and a face mask. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo.
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Sign up for 2020 ‘Run to Rwanda’ Fun Run slated for September

Clyde Hill resident Sophie Sharp, an 11th grade student at The Overlake School, Redmond, and alum of St. Thomas School, Medina, is once again organizing… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
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Screenshot of the stray kitten and the Rev. Aaron Burt from the July 12 liturgy video.

Stray kitten surprises local priest during virtual Sunday service

“It was one of the most difficult sermons I’ve ever had to offer, because I was trying not to step on her.”

Screenshot of the stray kitten and the Rev. Aaron Burt from the July 12 liturgy video.

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

  • Jul 8, 2020

Senior community hosts ‘Parade of Love’

The social distancing event was a chance for family and friends to share how much they miss their high-risk family members

  • Jun 25, 2020
TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.

Local production company seeking film, TV pitches from young minority creatives

The Big Pitch competition, put on by TLG Motion Pictures (“Hoarders”), started about six months ago.

TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.

Local musicians hold virtual benefit concert for mental health

The stream-a-thon supports NAMI Eastside and nonprofit Hold Your Crown

  • May 26, 2020
Exterior of the Redmond Historical Society office. File photo

Redmond Historical Society is documenting COVID-19’s impact on community

Submissions will be included in the organization’s archives.

Exterior of the Redmond Historical Society office. File photo

Is it safe to go to the dentist?

What precautions are dentists taking to protect patients?

  • Apr 24, 2020

Little Bit riding center in Redmond counting on upcoming virtual fundraiser

The 35th annual Reins of Life Gala Auction is going virtual this year, including an online auction, raise the paddle and online event.

  • Apr 24, 2020

Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

The initiative provides hearty lunches to first responders staffing the COVID-19 testing sites as they work to test their colleagues.

  • Apr 24, 2020

UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data

The app was created to screen for respiratory diseases but the teen creators shifted their focus once the COVID-19 outbreak began.

  • Apr 23, 2020

Redmond Middle School student raises money for low-income families

Om Shah, 13, created a GoFundMe to support the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

  • Apr 6, 2020

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk

How is the coronavirus affecting the arts?

Representatives from Eastside arts institutions discuss their experiences.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk