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Week in Review: A Chicken Crusade, the Commencement of Camera Citations, and Kids Who Can Cook

It was a busy week in Redmond. Here are some of the highlights.

Redmond had no shortage of news this week, and Patch was kept busy with a full line-up of stories and events. Here's a recap:

Monday: Patch parenting columnist  featured some great ideas for kids' birthday parties in and around Redmond. Among her suggestions: a glass-fusing party at in Redmond Town Center and pony rides at .

Tuesday: on Anderson Park's rehabilitated picnic shelter, and Redmond Patch stopped by to get some photos of the progress. City officials say the shelter should be open to the public by the end of the month.

Also on Tuesday, Redmond Police reported that the department in the month of February to drivers who sped or ran a red light in the city's new safety camera areas. Police began using the cameras to issue $124 citations on Thursday.

Wednesday: Patch contributor  featured on lots that are smaller than one-half acre. The Redmond City Council plans to take up the issue later this year as part of its comprehensive plan update.

Thursday: Redmond Patch put together a . The event featured 20 children who prepared healthy (and tasty) snacks and competed for top honors in five different categories.

Also on Thursday, Patch writer  profiled , who heads to Nepal on Wednesday to raise awareness of global warming. McCune performed at the coffee shop on Friday.

Friday: On Friday, Patch contributor told , who used CPR to save her father's life just a few days after graduating from the police academy. “I’m really grateful going forward in my career, to be able to understand what families experience,” Messmer said.

Saturday: The boys' basketball team at The Bear Creek School with a 54-43 win over Colfax at the 2B state playoffs in Spokane, securing the Grizzlies a third-place finish in the tournament. The team was undefeated in league play this year.

Sunday: Today's sunny weather provided the perfect conditions for a Sunday morning stroll, and Woodinville Patch editor Annie Archer had a great suggestion: the . Stretching nearly 14 miles, the trail is a convenient outdoor getaway for both Woodinville and Redmond residents.

Check back with Redmond Patch in the coming week for more coverage of news, features and sports. And don't forget to follow us on both Facebook and Twitter.

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