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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
David Jordan

Students cook up some Royal recipes

Juniors and seniors in the Entrepreneurship class at Redmond High School (RHS) have formed a Junior Achievement company called Royal CooKing Publications and will sell a cookbook with recipes from popular Eastside restaurants.

  • May 5, 2008
David Jordan
Anthony Sigall

FINDING HIS FOCUS

Anthony Sigall, a second-grader at Rosa Parks Elementary School, has an autistic spectrum disorder and looks forward to Saturday mornings when he studies piano with Connie Wible.

  • May 5, 2008
Anthony Sigall

Benefit for special-needs arts programs set for May 10

“Let Every Child Shine,” a benefit for special-needs arts programs, starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at Emerald Ballet Theatre (EBT), 12368 Northup Way, Bellevue.

  • May 5, 2008
Sergy Chepurko works with the wind as he practices paragliding techniques in a field at Marymoor Park last week.
Sergy Chepurko works with the wind as he practices paragliding techniques in a field at Marymoor Park last week.
LEFT: LWSD superindendent Dr. Chip Kimball speaks about leaving a legacy during the Lake Washington Schools Foundation Luncheon at Juanita High School on Wednesday. RIGHT: Jarod Holt

LEGACY FOR LEARNING

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) held its third annual Legacy for Learning Luncheon April 30 at the Juanita High School Field House. Master of ceremonies, KING 5 TV news anchor Dennis Bounds — who’s also a proud Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent — introduced speakers who shared good news about magic made possible through LWSF grants.

  • May 1, 2008
LEFT: LWSD superindendent Dr. Chip Kimball speaks about leaving a legacy during the Lake Washington Schools Foundation Luncheon at Juanita High School on Wednesday. RIGHT: Jarod Holt
Sarah O’Leary Burningham explores the complex relationships between teens and parents in her book

Raising parents? New book tells how

Between dating, grades, piercings and privacy, the life of a teenage girl is no easy cake walk.

  • May 1, 2008
Sarah O’Leary Burningham explores the complex relationships between teens and parents in her book

Tubbesing earns National Merit Scholarship

Redmond High School senior Carmen L. Tubbesing has been awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship underwritten by Pepisco Foundation, Inc.

  • May 1, 2008

Girls Group raises money for good cause

As featured in the April 2 edition of the Redmond Reporter, the Old Fire House Teen Center now has a Girls Group, which discusses current issues and explores ways to empower women both locally and globally.

  • Apr 28, 2008
Ryan Cantwell
Ryan Cantwell

International Community School students excel at FBLA state competition

Students of Kirkland’s International Community School (ICS) achieved outstanding results at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state finals in Bellevue held earlier this month.

  • Apr 28, 2008
Peg Eagle

Empowering women in the workplace

Television’s iconic “Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which ran from 1970-77, was a paean to strong, savvy, independent working women. More than three decades later, it’s no longer considered a novelty for a woman to enjoy her career.

  • Apr 28, 2008
Peg Eagle