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The time for gratitude is now

Being grateful for the present and focusing on what you have versus what you don’t have is the key to mindfulness.

  • Jan 7, 2020

Embrace the struggle for a complete picture | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and general wellbeing.

  • Jan 6, 2020
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.

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
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
Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Panko enjoying Redmond’s annual Winter Festival on Dec. 7.

A weekend of Redmond Lights

Redmond celebrated its annual winter festival.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Panko enjoying Redmond’s annual Winter Festival on Dec. 7.
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography

Three simple rules for the holiday

A monthly column about mindfulness.

  • Dec 9, 2019
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography
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
Photo courtesy of Help Hungry Kids! GoFundMe campaign 
                                Barrett Rugge created a GoFundMe campaign after he realized that students at Clara Barton Elementary often didn’t have access to snacks throughout the day.

Redmond student raises funds for hungry kids

Barrett Rugge started a GoFundMe to help Clara Barton students have snacks throughout the day.

Photo courtesy of Help Hungry Kids! GoFundMe campaign 
                                Barrett Rugge created a GoFundMe campaign after he realized that students at Clara Barton Elementary often didn’t have access to snacks throughout the day.
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.

For veterans, there’s no better cause to push than helping other vets

Jim Curtis and Mark Gorman are two of many veteran advocates on the Eastside.

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
The team that created Vitality, the first-prize winning app. Courtesy photo

DelBene hosts annual app-a-thon for local students

Students from Redmond place in competition.

  • Nov 5, 2019
The team that created Vitality, the first-prize winning app. Courtesy photo
From left: National Merit Scholarship semifinalists Rita Luk, Lauren Shen, Nelson Sun and commended students Andrew Hom and Matthew Jensen. Courtesy photo of Bear Creek School

Three Bear Creek School students named National Merit semifinalists

Two more students were recognized as national commended students.

  • Nov 5, 2019
From left: National Merit Scholarship semifinalists Rita Luk, Lauren Shen, Nelson Sun and commended students Andrew Hom and Matthew Jensen. Courtesy photo of Bear Creek School

Staying fit through the holidays

It is possible to train yourself to exercise as part of who you are.

  • Nov 1, 2019
In 1967 Nokomis Club of Redmond sponsored a tea at the local branch of the King County Library system to commemorate National Library Week. Photo courtesy of Redmond Historical Society Facebook

110 years of community investment

The Nokomis club celebrates their 110th Anniversary.

In 1967 Nokomis Club of Redmond sponsored a tea at the local branch of the King County Library system to commemorate National Library Week. Photo courtesy of Redmond Historical Society Facebook
Queen Latifah headlines Hopelink’s Reaching Out luncheon Oct. 21. From left: Queen Latifah, luncheon chairs Lynne Varner and Paul Hollie, and Hopelink CEO Lauren Thomas. Madison Miller/staff photo

Queen Latifah headlines Hopelink’s annual fundraiser

Hopelink raised about $1.15 million at the annual fundraiser.

Queen Latifah headlines Hopelink’s Reaching Out luncheon Oct. 21. From left: Queen Latifah, luncheon chairs Lynne Varner and Paul Hollie, and Hopelink CEO Lauren Thomas. Madison Miller/staff photo