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A server carries a tray of dessert down the hallway during a screening for friends and family at Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas last week. Friday is the opening day at the cinemas at Redmond Town Center.

New upscale Redmond cinemas to open on Halloween

The extravagant Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas (VRGCC) will open Friday — that’s Halloween — at Redmond Town Center, with a special 3-D version of Tim Burton’s macabre musical “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

A server carries a tray of dessert down the hallway during a screening for friends and family at Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas last week. Friday is the opening day at the cinemas at Redmond Town Center.
Exercise therapist Mike Buckel works with Steve Gross on an electrical stimulation bike at Pushing Boundaries

For paralyzed, Redmond’s Pushing Boundaries offers new hope, no limits

Pushing Boundaries (formerly Next Steps NW) has changed its name to better reflect its missions — to allow those living with paralysis an opportunity to push boundaries that have been forced upon them by spinal cord injuries, strokes or other neurological disorders; and to regain strength, independence and optimism.

Exercise therapist Mike Buckel works with Steve Gross on an electrical stimulation bike at Pushing Boundaries

‘Bat Boy: The Musical’ to play at SecondStory Repertory

SecondStory Repertory, the professional theatre ensemble at Redmond Town Center, presents “Bat Boy: The Musical,” the hit based on the popular Weekly World News stories, Oct. 31-Nov. 29.

  • Oct 22, 2008

Amy Grant to perform at Overlake Christian Church

Multi-platinum-selling and award-winning recording artist Amy Grant brings her “Lead Me On” 20th anniversary celebration tour to Redmond’s Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Rd. NE, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.

  • Oct 21, 2008
Tiffany Langley

Redwood Animal Hospital employee gives coworker her hair

Tiffany Langley and Rebecca Nanna have worked together for three years, as care coordinator and receptionist at Redwood Animal Hospital in downtown Redmond.

Tiffany Langley
Susan Mitchell

Genealogy pro helps amateur researchers at Redmond Senior Center

Free genealogy assistance from Sue Mitchell, an experienced researcher, is available on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, at 3:30 p.m. in the Computer Corner at the Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. NE. Because there’s only three computers, you must sign up at the front desk or call (425) 556-2314 to reserve a spot.

Susan Mitchell

Halloween party set for Oct. 25

A free family Halloween party will be hosted by the residents of Cascade Plaza Retirement Center, 7950 Willows Rd. NE in Redmond, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

  • Oct 16, 2008
Instructor John Andrews watches as a student kicks a bag during an intermediate martial arts class at Washington Black Belt Academy. The school will be holding a kidnap prevention event on Saturday.

Kicksafe to conduct Kidnapping Prevention workshops

Washington Black Belt Academy, 8463 164th Ave. NE in Redmond will present free Kidnapping Prevention workshops, Saturday, Oct. 18, under the auspices of a group called Kicksafe (www.kicksafe.net). Three sessions will take place from 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon.

Instructor John Andrews watches as a student kicks a bag during an intermediate martial arts class at Washington Black Belt Academy. The school will be holding a kidnap prevention event on Saturday.
Jay Ellis

His legacy lives on

The legacies of Principal Jay Ellis lived on, in a special assembly held at Rose Hill Junior High (RHJH) last Friday.

Jay Ellis
Brianna Manske
Brianna Manske

‘Night Must Fall’ to kick off Redwood Theatre season

Redwood Theatre opens its 25th anniversary season with “Night Must Fall,” a psychological thriller by Emlyn Williams, Oct. 10-25.

  • Oct 4, 2008
Local television news anchor Lori Matsukawa talks about the use of an indoor antenna and how it relates to the upcoming national switch to a digital broadcast signal during a presentation at the Redmond Senior Center on Wednesday.

KING 5’s Matsukawa helps seniors prepare for DTV switch

KING 5 News co-anchor Lori Matsukawa visited the Redmond Senior Center Wednesday to talk about the nationwide transition from analog to digital TV (DTV) and how to prepare for the change.

Local television news anchor Lori Matsukawa talks about the use of an indoor antenna and how it relates to the upcoming national switch to a digital broadcast signal during a presentation at the Redmond Senior Center on Wednesday.

SecondStory Rep Improv group: New name, more laughs

SecondStory Repetory’s Improv group returns for a second season with a new name, “Split 2nd Improv.”

  • Oct 2, 2008
Sherman Alexie

Author Sherman Alexie wraps up Redmond Library program with speech at high school

Award-winning author Sherman Alexie addressed Language Arts students and teachers at Redmond High School (RHS) Sept. 25, wrapping up the Redmond Regional Library’s 2008 “One Book, One Redmond, One Summer” program.

Sherman Alexie

Professionals to share insights at Redmond Digital Arts Festival

Both seasoned professionals and newcomers to the wide world of digital arts will share expertise and insights at the Redmond Digital Arts Festival, Oct. 4-5.

Jillian Eliel

Pumpkin-pickin’ time: Serres Farm features wide variety of pumpkins

You could buy a pumpkin at a supermarket. Or you could take a short jaunt off Redmond-Fall City Way and traipse through a profusion of pumpkins at Serres Farm, 20306 NE 50th St.

Jillian Eliel
Artist and educator Abbott Smith will be a panelist at the upcoming Digital Arts Festival.

Redmond Digital Arts Festival | Artist: Digital arts help transcend language barriers

The Redmond Arts Commission will present the city’s first Digital Arts Festival, Oct. 4-5 at the Redmond High School Performing Arts Center, DigiPen Institute of Technology and the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center.

Artist and educator Abbott Smith will be a panelist at the upcoming Digital Arts Festival.
Peggy Wenneborg

Seniors discuss issues of ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’

The 2008 “One Book, One Redmond, One Summer” reading campaign is drawing to a close. On Friday, managing librarian Chris Livingston from the Redmond Regional Library led a discussion of this summer’s featured novel, Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” at the Redmond Senior Center.

Peggy Wenneborg
Kaytal Keo works on a penmanship lesson in Mrs. Luthra’s class at John Muir Elementary earlier this week. Keo was one of several students who attended an ELL Jump Start program for incoming kindergarten students who speak English as a second language.

Lake Washington School District aims to connect cultures

Seventy four language groups are spoken among students in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD). The district’s ELL (English Language Learner) programs aim to help students gain English competency and success in all academic subjects while also honoring their native cultures.

Kaytal Keo works on a penmanship lesson in Mrs. Luthra’s class at John Muir Elementary earlier this week. Keo was one of several students who attended an ELL Jump Start program for incoming kindergarten students who speak English as a second language.
D.C. Anderson

Phantom of the Opera singer to perform benefit concert at Redmond High

D.C. Anderson, a singer/songwriter and actor currently appearing as Andre in “The Phantom of the Opera” at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, will perform a concert of original songs to benefit the Redmond High School Cheer Boosters at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

D.C. Anderson