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On Sunday, June 29, Ann and John Lutz will open their residential garden to patrons of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphony of Gardens tour. Theirs is one of two Redmond homes for this year’s fundraising event. Three Kirkland gardens are also included.
The Alliance of Eastside Agencies (AEA), a professional membership organization of human service providers, held its fifth annual awards luncheon at Bear Creek Country Club earlier this month, to honor outstanding contributions to human services in East King County. The awards were designed to celebrate an elected official, a volunteer, a business, a staff member and a youth or youth organization. This year a legacy award was also given.
Amateur radio operators from the City of Redmond’s Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Microsoft’s “MicroHams” Amateur Radio Club, and the Redmond Top Key Contest Club will gather to set up radio communications equipment at Farrel-McWhirter Park on from 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 and test their communications capabilities during a simulated emergency exercise..
About 85 percent of this year’s 11th graders scheduled to graduate in 2009 have met state reading and writing standards required for graduation, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson announced last week.
The help of the public is needed to find a driver who hit and seriously injured a jogger, then drove off without stopping.
A comprehensive babysitting course developed by Overlake Hospital Medical Center in 1983 has evolved through the decades and is making a comeback in Redmond this summer. “Super Sitters” will be offered from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th St. It’s designed for ages 11-17, with most participants between the ages of 11 and 14, according to Susan Higley, education coordinator for Overlake.
Reporter Newspapers Metropolitan King County Council members met June 16 in Federal Way to discuss amendments to how the county is governed. The council discussed King County Charter changes, some of which focus on anti-discrimination, the budget, elections and collective bargaining, among other things. Comments and suggestions from the county's residents were also taken.
Quick hits of news happening around the Redmond area.
Steve and Marianna Richardson are parents 12 times over. They’re about to increase that number to 200. The Redmond couple is packing up their life and four of their children, and moving to Brazil to lead a mission of 200 young men and women. This month, they’ll leave behind eight children, eight grandchildren and the Sammamish and Redmond communities that they have grown to love over the past 17 years.
Nathan Maris of Redmond received a special award from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, in honor of his documentary project, "The Battle of Wake Island: The Conflict and Compromise of the Marine Credo," at the National History Day competition, held June 15-19 at the University of Maryland.
Redwood Theatre and Woodinville Repertory Theatre will present “Broadway Anthems, a Cabaret with Timothy Glynn,” at 8 p.m. Friday, June 27. The performance is at Woodinville Repertory Theatre’s Little Theatre at Wellington Hills Golf Course, 7026 240th St. SE, Woodinville.
Vader — the Redmond Police dog, not the 80's pro wrestler or intergalactic tyrant — tracked down two burglary suspects at Highland Middle School on June 15. That and plenty more from Redmond Police Department incident reports between the dates of June 10 and June 16.
Last Wednesday, the district hosted the first annual Kids Can Cook Elementary Culinary Competition at Redmond Junior High School. Twenty-one finalists from Redmond, Kirkland and Sammamish — all of whom were fourth or fifth graders — prepared “after-school snacks” that they created themselves or adapted from family favorites.
Forty people were arrested on a variety of charges over last weekend, as the Party Patrol continues to crack down on underage drinking.
Explore the frontiers of space exploration this summer with a three-day conference on the Space Elevator in Redmond.
Safety class slated for June 25
King County Councilman Reagan Dunn, as part of his ongoing battle against methamphetamine and other drugs, unveiled an ordinance last Thursday that would provide another tool for law enforcement and homeowners to work together to combat crime in neighborhoods.
This summer, law enforcement agencies in King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Counties will conduct X-52 patrols, targeting motorists who speed or drive while intoxicated.
What’s so urgent that drivers in Redmond routinely run red lights, fail to yield to pedestrians or illegally cruise in and out of center (turn) lanes or onto the shoulder of the road to pass other cars stopped in traffic?