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Take a trip ‘Through the Decades’ at Derby Days

For the past 68 years, the Redmond Derby Days Summer Festival has been a vital part of summer in Redmond. This year, the festival will be held Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Redmond City Hall Campus, 15670 NE 85th St.

  • Jul 9, 2008
Pamela Girsh

Overlake patients find hope in new breast cancer treatment

Optimism, a trusted oncologist and a cancer treatment method that she has called “a miracle” have given Pamela Girsh a clean bill of health and a desire to share her story with others. The Redmond resident is one of about 100 women who’ve successfully undergone MammoSite 5-Day Targeted Radiation Therapy at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.

Pamela Girsh

Group Health takes first step in selling Redmond campus

Group Health has signed a letter of intent with the Trammell Crow Company and an institutional financial partner for the sale of its 28-acre Eastside Campus in Redmond.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Macy’s seeks applicants for Better With Time model competition

Macy’s announced it will hold a Better With Time model competition, providing women ages 50 and up the opportunity to walk the runway and serve as a model during the 2008 Better With Time Fashion Show.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Redmond band Big Dog Revue to return to Derby Days

The 2008 Redmond Derby Days theme is “Through the Decades” and there’s no better way to jog people’s nostalgic memories than with music they associate with their “good old days.” Because Derby Days is geared to fun-lovers of all ages, it’s fitting that the entertainment line-up for this year’s festival spans more than 50 years’ worth of popular music.

Vet assistant Christina Szypulski holds “Bowser” in position as Dr. Craig Miller

Warm weather tips for cats and dogs

Hot weather means more time spent outdoors with pets, but it also brings along some hazards for our loyal companions. Dr. Craig Miller, a family veterinarian who owns Loyal Companion Animal Care in Redmond Ridge, offers some advice for pet owners for a safe, healthy summer. Loyal Companion Animal Care opened in January and offers medical services to dogs and cats.

  • Jul 1, 2008
Vet assistant Christina Szypulski holds “Bowser” in position as Dr. Craig Miller

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Maris wins award at National History Day

  • Jun 26, 2008
Alex Niewiadomski
Alex Niewiadomski
Alex Niewiadomski

Redmond residents share favorite parts of summer

Summer is here — at least according to the calendar. We queried an assortment of Redmond residents and business people about what makes summer special for them and how they plan to make the most of 2008’s short-but-sweet season of longer days and warmer weather. We asked about:

Alex Niewiadomski
Friends at RedWood Family Church celebrated Waneta Shawhan’s 98th birthday last week with a tree planting party at Perrigo Community Park.  From left
Friends at RedWood Family Church celebrated Waneta Shawhan’s 98th birthday last week with a tree planting party at Perrigo Community Park.  From left
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Tiffany Gore talks to her son

Redmond yoga gym helps new moms, babies get in shape

With a new baby, hitting the gym may seem like an exercise in futility. Sleep deprivation and trying to find a sitter often stand in the way. But most moms are permitted to work out about six to eight weeks after giving birth — and there are good reasons to make the effort, beyond fitting back into your jeans. Moderate exercise such as yoga strengthens core muscles, relieves neck or back pain, eases stress and more, said Melissa Valentine, instructor for the “Yoga for Parents: Infant and Me” course at Discover Yoga, 16651 Redmond Way, Suite 201.

Tiffany Gore talks to her son
The Whitmore family

Redmond resident Deborah Whitmore passes away, benefit concert still planned

Redmond's Deborah Whitmore lost her battle with her cancer and passed away on the night of Thursday, June 12 at the Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland. There is a concert and craft/gift basket sale being planned for the benefit of the Whitmore family, which includes dad Mike and children Alexis, James and Gabby. The Whitmore Family Concert will go on as planned, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St.

  • Jun 17, 2008
The Whitmore family
A vigil was held for Jonathan Stevenson last week in Sammamish.

Showing support for Stevenson

In the past two weeks, community members throughout the Eastside have rallied around the family of Jonathan Stevenson, a 17-year-old who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Redmond.

  • Jun 12, 2008
A vigil was held for Jonathan Stevenson last week in Sammamish.
Georgia Brudnicki

Snail mail helps bridge generation gap in Redmond

Remember when the greeting “You’ve got mail!” came from a human letter carrier? The simple pleasure of sending and receiving old-fashioned letters is becoming a novelty, in this age when e-mail and text messaging are dominant means of communication. But a pen pals program between mature adults and fourth-grade students from Louisa May Alcott Elementary shows that kids are more receptive to quaint ways and older buddies than one might imagine.

Georgia Brudnicki

Redmond resident’s art on display in Belltown

Redmond resident Anne Simernitski is a featured artist at Gallery 309, located at 309 Cedar Street in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, through July 4.

  • Jun 5, 2008
Cheryl Dennis is the head counselor at Redmond High School.

The next step: Redmond High counselors offer real world tips for grads — Part 1 of 2

In a two-part series, we’ll share tips from counselors at Redmond High School (RHS) about leaving home for the first time and how to avoid common pitfalls. We’ll also explore why state universities are becoming more and more selective, and how next year’s high school seniors can better cope with the pressure to get that coveted acceptance letter.

Cheryl Dennis is the head counselor at Redmond High School.

Simple steps can help keep seniors safe

Baby Boomers may dream of owning a second home as they head into their retirement years. But instead of caring for a vacation house, adult children often find themselves helping aging parents avoid safety pitfalls in the family home.

  • Jun 3, 2008
ABOVE: Seniors line up to pick up their yearbooks in the cafeteria at Redmond High School last Wednesday. BELOW: Megan Dearden

Have a great summer! Redmond High yearbook hits the halls

The cat is finally out of the bag. Since last summer, staff members for the Redmond High School yearbook, the Revista, have had to zip their lips about the theme of the 2008 book. On May 28, seniors got their hands on the book, with a cover reading “THE BRAVEST AND THE BOLD,” a phrase borrowed from the Mustang fight song.

ABOVE: Seniors line up to pick up their yearbooks in the cafeteria at Redmond High School last Wednesday. BELOW: Megan Dearden
Aury Moore

Showing a passion for music

Musicians and fans of all ages flocked to the Music Aid Northwest (MAN) concert at the Old Fire House Teen Center May 22.

Aury Moore