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Lake Washington School District hires new principals

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has announced several elementary principal changes for the 2008-2009 school year, including the addition of two new principals.

  • May 30, 2008

Last chance to check out Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo

Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank the Redmond area for the incredible hospitality it has shown in welcoming Corteo. More than 115,000 people have already experienced the excitement and magic of Corteo in Redmond.

  • May 30, 2008

‘The Ideal Husband’ playing at The Bear Creek School May 30-31

The Bear Creek School, 8905 208th Ave. NE, invites the community to its production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Ideal Husband,” at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 30; and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 31.

  • May 28, 2008

Students earn WAVE scholarships

Four students from the Lake Washington School District are recipients of the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) scholarships. The students are Chris Higgins (Marketing) and Evan Doyle (Digital Communications) from Lake Washington High School; Casie Clark (Engineering) from Eastlake High School; and David Tran (Architectural Drawing and Engineering) from Juanita High School.

  • May 22, 2008

Evergreen Junior High student invited to talent ceremony

Rachel Ainslie, a seventh grader at Evergreen Junior High School, has been invited to attend the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth’s (CTY) Grand Ceremony 2008 in honor of her outstanding achievement in the 2008 CTY Talent Search.

  • May 22, 2008
Nauyer Rao was one of five bicyclists who were given a pair of VIP Tapis Rouge tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” show at Marymoor Park

Town Center handing out treats

On National Bike to Work Day earlier this month, five individuals biking home from work on the Sammamish River Trail were stopped by security guards from Redmond Town Center (RTC).

Nauyer Rao was one of five bicyclists who were given a pair of VIP Tapis Rouge tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” show at Marymoor Park

Lake Washington College Foundation enjoys banner year

Last year was a banner year for the Lake Washington College Foundation and the students and programs it helps support. In just one year, the Foundation’s endowments increased $150,000, from $397,000 in 2006 to $547,000 in 2007.

  • May 22, 2008
Noel Thomas
Noel Thomas
Overlake senior Calla DiPietro poses with Cambodian students during a playground completion party in Pailin

Cambodian Banquet set for May 30

Would you like to sample Cambodian food and hear more about The Overlake School in Pailin, Cambodia?

  • May 15, 2008
Overlake senior Calla DiPietro poses with Cambodian students during a playground completion party in Pailin

Lake Sammamish State Park project wins ‘green’ award

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Sunset Beach Bathhouse project at Lake Sammamish has been selected as one of the region’s top 10 greenest projects.

  • May 14, 2008
Joey Shaw of The First Line belts out lyrics during the final round of the Classic Rock-a-Thon at the Old Firehouse Teen Center last Friday night. Results of the contest were not available before the Reporter’s deadline. Check out the next issue of the Reporter for complete results.
Joey Shaw of The First Line belts out lyrics during the final round of the Classic Rock-a-Thon at the Old Firehouse Teen Center last Friday night. Results of the contest were not available before the Reporter’s deadline. Check out the next issue of the Reporter for complete results.

Teen Center accepting registration for summer camps

Redmond’s Old Fire House (OFH) Teen Center, 16510 NE 79th St., is accepting registration for summer camps and has announced new programs for the fall. Starting in September, the OFH will be open Mondays and Tuesdays, primarily for resource workshops.

  • May 12, 2008
ABOVE: Barbara Lester visits with friends and family after being recognized with an Outstanding Senior Award at the Redmond Senior Center last Friday. RIGHT: Marty Berndt grins as Teri Burke talks about Berndt’s accomplishments during last Friday’s ceremony

HONORING OUTSTANDING SENIORS

May is Older Americans’ Month and each year, the Redmond Senior Center (RSC) recognizes two senior volunteers who have given outstanding service to the center and the community at large, as well as an organization which has been very supportive of the local senior population.

ABOVE: Barbara Lester visits with friends and family after being recognized with an Outstanding Senior Award at the Redmond Senior Center last Friday. RIGHT: Marty Berndt grins as Teri Burke talks about Berndt’s accomplishments during last Friday’s ceremony
Tony Gee wraps up the Philanthropy Experience Project (P.E.P) presentation during a Leadership Eastside conference last Thursday at Lake Washington Technical College — Redmond Campus.

Leadership Eastside presents community projects

Leadership Eastside’s (LE) Class of 2010 shared its Community Project Presentations at the Redmond campus of Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) May 8.

Tony Gee wraps up the Philanthropy Experience Project (P.E.P) presentation during a Leadership Eastside conference last Thursday at Lake Washington Technical College — Redmond Campus.
Heidi Sales

Running and raising awareness

Heidi Sales of Redmond is getting ready to run in the July 20 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

  • May 9, 2008
Heidi Sales
Helmutt and Dr. Eric Hansen will be handing out free bicycle helmets on May 17.

Bicycle Safety Day slated for May 17

The 6th Annual Bicycle Safety Day will be held Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Eastside Life Chiropractic, 2032 148th Ave. NE, in the Overlake Plaza.

  • May 9, 2008
Helmutt and Dr. Eric Hansen will be handing out free bicycle helmets on May 17.

Mothering ourselves is also important

In addition to celebrating all of the mothers in your life, Mother’s Day is a perfect time to focus on the concept of nurturing. In fact, taking time to nurture yourself is vital not only to your own health, but also to the health and well-being of your family, your community, and the planet as a whole.

  • May 9, 2008
Students who participated in Norman Rockwell Elementary’s after-school math program

MAKING MATH FUN

Never underestimate the lure of “play money,” or kids’ affinity for activities you might not expect them to embrace — such as studying math. This year’s after-school math program created by a Norman Rockwell Elementary parent recently ended with an ice cream party. Rather than exclaiming, “Hooray, it’s over!,” kids told organizer Elly Sarwano how much they’d miss it.

  • May 9, 2008
Students who participated in Norman Rockwell Elementary’s after-school math program
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RHS students shine at DECA International competition

Students from Redmond High School (RHS) brought home three out of seven first place awards given to Washington state competitors at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, April 25-29.

  • May 9, 2008
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Amendments to Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan due June 2

The City of Redmond invites any individual, business or organization to submit applications for amendments to Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan.

  • May 7, 2008