A free lecture, “Truths & Myths of Fibromyalgia” will be presented at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St., Redmond.

Free lecture set for July 23

A free lecture, “Truths & Myths of Fibromyalgia” will be presented at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St., Redmond.

Dr. Dan Hanson of Hanson Chiropractic and Massage will address the autonomic nervous system, neurological fibromyalgia, body oxygen depletion, methods of treatment and nutritional recommendations. Many Americans suffer from fibromyalgia or some sort of chronic fatigue and don’t know how or where to turn for help.

Hanson is a board certified Chiropractic Neurologist who has been in practice for more than 12 years. He owns and operates his own practice located at 17530 NE Union Hill Road, Suite 270, and specializes in structural postural rehabilitation and more complex neurological chiropractic conditions. He also works with fibromyalgia, vertigo and migraine patients who seek assistance to better understand and get to the root cause of their conditions.

Call (425) 558-1266 in advance to reserve a spot at the free lecture. Walk-ins are also welcome but seating may be limited.

Redmond students earn scholarships

Four students from Redmond are among the 1,900 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. These Merit Scholars designees join over 2,800 other college-sponsored award recipients.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their winners from among finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

The National Merit Scholarship winners from Redmond and their sponsor colleges are as follows:

Zachary L. Hill of Redmond High School — possible career field: medicine; Washington University in St. Louis.

Starette B. Kim of International Community School in Kirkland — possible career field: medicine; New York University.

Saul A. Reynolds-Haertle of Redmond High School — possible career field: computer science/engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology.

Marcus A. Zeitz of Redmond High School — possible career field: clinical psychology/writing; Grinnell College.

For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Program, visit

Have breakfast with firefighters

The Redmond Fire Department will host a free pancake breakfast for the community (donations will be accepted) from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, August 10 at Redmond Fire Station 11, 8450 161st Ave. NE. The all you-can-eat breakfast will feature pancakes, sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee.

“This breakfast is a great way for residents to get to know their local firefighters and help out those in need,” noted firefighter Paul Richards, one of the organizers of this year’s event. “The kids always have a great time exploring the fire trucks and having a picture taken in a real firefighter’s helmet and jacket.”

The breakfast is sponsored by the Redmond Fire Department’s Benevolent Fund and all proceeds go toward benefiting people of the local community, especially those facing personal tragedy.

Parking is available in the visitor lot of Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street, two blocks west of the fire station.

Aside from breakfast in the station, children can tour the department’s various fire apparatus, try their hand at squirting water on a mock fire and pose for photos in authentic fire gear.

For more information, call (425) 556-2200 or e-mail

Buy Organic campaign kicks off

A growing number of families in Washington State and across the nation are demanding increased food security and ranking their children’s health and lifestyle as their No. 1 priority.

Tilth Producers of Washington, the state’s oldest and largest association of organic growers — including The Root Connection and the South 47 Farm in Redmond — kicks off its fifth annual “Buy Washington Organic” campaign this season. Its theme, “giving kids a delicious future,” will raise public awareness and educate consumers about the benefit of buying organic.

Information about Washington Organic, where to buy organic food and a list of participating sponsors can be found at

Vanpools: solution to rising gas prices

King County Metro Transit has a solution for rising gas prices: Vanpools.

There are currently more than 1,050 vanpools in King County and the number continues to increase.

Metro provides the vehicle, rider support services, maintenance, insurance, fuel and tires.

Riders provide the driver and pay a monthly fee to participate. Fees are split among group members and are based on round-trip mileage and the number of riders in the van.

Vanpool groups range from five to 15 people who are co-workers or work in the same vicinity.

For more information, go to