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City giving the green light: New pilot program to streamline permitting process

The City of Redmond has rolled out a new Residential Green Permitting Pilot Program designed to streamline the permitting process.

Downtown Redmond makeover project to begin in August

When you think of excitement, hustle and bustle, you’re probably not thinking about downtown Redmond. For years, the downtown neighborhood — outside of Redmond Town Center — has suffered from an identity crisis. You rarely see pedestrians. And small business owners have complained that no one seems to know where they are, because of the confusing one-way streets. A community meeting on June 19 at Redmond City Hall, gave residents and business people a glimpse of how downtown Redmond could look in the near future.

Redmond business gears up for Dream Wedding Giveaway

Redmond-based Pacific Northwest Bridal is hosting its first annual Dream Wedding Giveaway in Washington State. With the help of multiple vendors in the wedding industry, they have organized a complete wedding package valued at more than $50,000, to be awarded to one lucky couple.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Hansen earns scholarship from audubon society

Carsten Hansen, a senior at Lake Washington High School, is this year’s recipient of the Brian Gershon Environmental Leadership Award from the East Lake Washington Audubon Society (ELWAS).

  • Jun 24, 2008
Ann and John Lutz pose for a picture with their dog

Lutz garden: a must-see private arboretum

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.

Ann and John Lutz pose for a picture with their dog

Vache among those honored at luncheon

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.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Local emergency radio operators to conduct testing this weekend

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..

  • Jun 24, 2008

Students on track with WASL standards

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.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Police looking for hit-and-run driver who injured jogger

The help of the public is needed to find a driver who hit and seriously injured a jogger, then drove off without stopping.

  • Jun 24, 2008
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Education coordinator Susan Higley holds baby dolls that are used in the Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s Super Sitters babysitting class.

Overlake’s teen/tween babysitting class makes a comeback

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.

Education coordinator Susan Higley holds baby dolls that are used in the Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s Super Sitters babysitting class.

King County discusses amendments to charter

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.

  • Jun 23, 2008

Shop’s ‘Rock Star’ promotion helps Duvall School | Redmond News Briefs

Quick hits of news happening around the Redmond area.

  • Jun 23, 2008
Steve and Marianna Richardson

Redmond family leaves life behind to lead mission

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.

  • Jun 23, 2008
Steve and Marianna Richardson

International school 8th-grader wins award at National History Day competition

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.

  • Jun 23, 2008

Redwood, Woodinville theatre groups team up for ‘Broadway Anthems’

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 nabs burglary suspects | Redmond Police Blotter

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.

  • Jun 20, 2008
Anthony Krichevskiy preps ingredients for the Breakfast Omelet he made during the Lake Washington School District Kids Can Cook Culinary Competition at Redmond Junior High last Wednesday.

Lake Wash. schools’ culinary competition stirs healthy eating habits

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.

Anthony Krichevskiy preps ingredients for the Breakfast Omelet he made during the Lake Washington School District Kids Can Cook Culinary Competition at Redmond Junior High last Wednesday.

Party patrol continues to crack down on underage drinking

Forty people were arrested on a variety of charges over last weekend, as the Party Patrol continues to crack down on underage drinking.

  • Jun 17, 2008

Space Elevator conference to be held in Redmond

Explore the frontiers of space exploration this summer with a three-day conference on the Space Elevator in Redmond.

  • Jun 16, 2008