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Thursday, July 10
The graffiti wall at the Redmond Skate Park has an interesting history and is a symbol of how a Department of Justice initiative called COPS or Community-Oriented Policing Services helped the Redmond Police Department squelch a whopper of a headache 15 years ago.
Starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, Redmond Police will participate in “Cop on Top,” a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Representatives of Redmond Police will be up on the roof of the QFC store at Bella Bottega, 8867 161st Ave. NE, “fishing for donations” and they won’t come down until they reach their goal of collecting $2,500.
Whether riding on horseback or trekking the 28 miles of equestrian trails by foot, Bridle Trails State Park brings a serene rural atmosphere to a bustling urban area.
Since the late 1960s, Mike McCoy has performed with the legendary American folk group The Brothers Four, known for hits such as “Greenfields,” “Try to Remember” and “The Green Leaves of Summer.” McCoy has also spent more than 30 years as a teacher in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), including 16 years at Wilder Elementary — which has a Woodinville address, but serves many students from Redmond. The upcoming 2008-09 academic year was expected to be McCoy’s last, but he might opt for early retirement because the LWSD has denied his request for a three-week, unpaid leave of absence to tour with The Brothers Four in the fall.
On June 20, a group of real estate associates from Windermere Bellevue South skipped work for a day to prove how “actions could speaker than louder than words” and help Redmond-based Friends of Youth.
The body of a 44-year-old man who was found in the bushes near Overlake Hospital’s emergency room Tuesday night has been identified as Talal Al-namrouti of Bellevue, officials said.
Many people previously stymied by language difficulties are now able to get help for their families, thanks to the full launch of the Eastside Cultural Navigator Program.
Hailey Hargraves, a senior at Redmond High School (RHS), is one of six students serving as Seafair Ambassadors during Seattle’s summer extravaganza of parades, air and water shows and more.
King County Executive Ron Sims wants a 25-cent fare increase on Metro buses to help offset rising fuel costs and avoid having to cut any service.
Thinkspace breaks new ground
The City of Redmond is sponsoring a personal disaster preparedness seminar from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St.
When Mayor John Marchione introduced the City of Redmond’s Budgeting by Priorities (BP) process early this year, he knew that it would require “a mental shift ... a cultural change,” in the way that people think about how their money is spent.
It’s time to make plans to give crooks a going away party.
The Eastside Swing Cats invite the community to a special fundraising event from 4-10 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE.
The body of a 44-year-old Bellevue man was found Tuesday night near Overlake Hospital.
A 43-year-old Kirkland male who'd been riding a bicycle was in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center after being hit by a pick-up truck in Redmond around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The home of Eighth Congressional District candidate Darcy Burner, on the 3600 block of West Ames Lake Road between Redmond and Carnation, was destroyed in a fire which broke out sometime between 7 and 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1.
The Redmond Rotary Club invites the public to attend their lunch meetings on July 10 and July 24. Meetings are from 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Redmond Marriott Town Center, 7401 164th Ave. NE.