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Newsletter Archive

Past editions of the Society's "Redmond Recorder" Newsletter

Published since May 1999, nine times a year, the Redmond Recorder documented events, speakers, and the growth of the Redmond Historical Society.

January 2023
Board Officer Election Results, The Schoolhouse Bell Saga By John Oftebro, Redmond ‘Lights Up’ at Redmond Lights 2022 By Halee Turner, Salmonberg: To Be or Not to Be – Part II By Tom Hitzroth, Volunteer Opportunities With the Society, The McRedmond Family, Circa 1886, Renew Your Membership!, 300 Hours Volunteered in December! Redmond Lights: Yikes, What a Storm!
November 2022
Getting to Town in 1900 By John Oftebro, Washington’s Razor Clam Phenomenon, Society Appoints New Director At Large By Laura Lee Bennett, Salmonberg: To Be or Not to Be – Part I By Tom Hitzroth, Hundred-Year-Old Buggy Cleanup By Mary Horabik, Membership Renewal Reminder, 316 Hours Volunteered!
October 2022
Community Bookstore Seeks New Owner By Deb Akerstrom, Recovered and Reunited! By John Oftebro, How Audio Technology Changed the World, First Hybrid Program Draws a Crowd, Finding the Hotel Normandy By Tom Hitzroth, Society Offers Primer on Redmond History, Lifetime Member Karen Snepp: Keeper of Family Histories By Paige Norman, 193 Hours Volunteered!
September 2022
Back to the Schoolhouse... Where It All Began By John Oftebro, Rocketeers in Redmond: History of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Site, Redmond High School Class of ‘71 Celebrates 50th (+1) Reunion By Paige Norman, Identifying a New (Old) Saloon By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Membership Moments By Paige Norman, 253 Hours Volunteered!
June 2022
See you at Derby Days!, When Logging Was King! By John Oftebro, Join the Society This Summer!, Society Seeks Bookkeeper/Accountant, A Murder in Redmond By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Duane and Joanne Isackson: Lifetime Members By Paige Norman, 270 Hours Volunteered!
May 2022
Got Stories? Join Our Program Committee! By John Oftebro, Fiber Artist and Historian Wins Tote Bag Design Contest, ‘‘Panama Hotel’ Program Ends Season on High Note, Old Redmond School House –Part II By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Suzanne Hall: 1938–2022, 455 Hours Volunteered!, Redmond Derby Days – July 8 & 9
April 2022
Virtual Saturday Speaker Series: The History of the Panama Hotel, Sammamish Valley News Digitization Update, A Timeline of Events You Should Know About By John Oftebro, The Bittersweet Story Of the Panama Hotel, ‘Art and Memory’ Draws a Crowd By Deb Akerstrom, Old Redmond School House –Part I By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Anonymous Donor Awards Lifetime Membership, In Memoriam: Richard Grubb By Rosemarie Ives, 360 Hours Volunteered By Jo Ann Potter
March 2022
Volunteer Opportunities Await You! By John Oftebro, Harold Dahl’s Controversial Legacy, Persimmon and Frog: The Story Of Sumi Artist Fumiko Kimura, Redmond’s Century-Old Buildings By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Gene and Cheryl Magnuson –Family Lifetime Members By Paige Norman, Hours Volunteered: 242 By Jo Ann Potter, Two Redmond Families, One Executive Order: Japanese American Incarceration in WA
February 2022
Best Buzzword in 2022– YES! By John Oftebro, ‘Catching a Map Thief’: Investigating a Federal Crime, Society Announces Tote Bag Design Contest, RHS Office Opens for Small Group Visits, Redmond’s Earliest Road By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, What do you Love about Redmond? We love our Members!, Hours Volunteered: 479 By Jo Ann Potter
January 2022
​Annual Membership Meeting and Ice Cream Social on January 15, Your Legacy to Sustain Our Society’s Future By John Oftebro, Attorney and Indie Filmmaker Brings ‘Good Bootlegger’ to Life By Laura Lee Bennett, Fire at the Hotel Redmond – Part Two By Tom Hitzroth, Society Welcomes Marketing And Branding Chair Janie Bube, Hours Volunteered: 272 By Jo Ann Potter; Volunteer Spotlight: John Yeo, Press Release Writer By Laura Lee Bennett
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