Mary Jean Spadafora

Two youth facilities in federally assisted communities to be remodeled

Boys and Girls Clubs at Spiritwood Manor and Hidden Village communities are being expanded to provide more after-school programs for low-income children.


Bellevue luxury in demand

Members of the real estate community, along with Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, gathered at the top of Cougar Mountain for a groundbreaking ceremony July 25 to introduce a new luxury home community to Bellevue. The Belvedere, developed by CamWest, a Toll Brothers company, will bring 81 homes to the Eastside – an area the developers say is high in demand.


Bellevue students getting out-of-this-world experience | Summer program at Museum of Flight offers students chance to study curriculum designed by NASA

Danielle Niemann has always been fascinated with space. She marvels at the differences between Earth and other planets. She analyzes the challenges – anticipated and unthought of – that astronauts face when traveling to space. And she has a passion for the technology that makes it all happen. So when she got the opportunity to combine all her out-of-this-world dreams in one summer program, she seized it, even if it meant studying NASA-designed, online curriculum.


Eastside shuttle to Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo is offering shuttle services to and from the Eastside for the second year in a row this summer.

Candidates for 1st Congressional District to debate in Redmond

Democratic contenders for the 1st congressional district, which now includes parts of Bellevue, will have the chance to argue their candidacy in a debate led by three local journalists on June 27 in Redmond.

Bellevue businesses honored for recycling, waste prevention

More than 15 Bellevue companies were recognized by the King County Waste Division on July 26 for being one of the county's "Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling" for 2012.

Scholarships honor Bellevue students

Several Bellevue students were awarded scholarships from the Bellevue PTSA on May 31 as part of the Spring Celebration for Seniors in the class of 2012. More than 10 students were recognized at the ceremony for their leadership, academics and community service.

Bellevue mom working to fight children’s cancer

Two years ago, Tina Green’s daughter, Aurora, experienced severe abdominal pain that doctors later diagnosed as a stage three Wilms tumor – a type of kidney cancer that can occur in children. “It was the worst year of my life,” Green said. “I was in complete and utter fear.”

Bellevue man a good Scout – for 52 years | John McGaw got involved with Troop 606 when his child joined scouting

Bellevue resident John McGaw joined Boy Scout Troop 606 for the same reasons any other parent would. He wanted to be involved with in son’s interests. He wanted to make sure the program was a good fit for his child and family. And admittedly, a part of him was interested in the program’s projects and activities. But unlike some parents, McGaw stayed after his son left.

“Pump Boys and Dinettes”

Bellevue Civic Theatre creates jobs from the gas pump to the diner

Overlake Hospital ready for health-care ruling

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health care June 28 won't be an issue at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. The facility already was moving to implement the law's requirements, hospital officials say.

Bellevue family’s battle with bipolar disease leads to ‘Perfect Chaos’ | Bellevue mother, daughter write book to give voice to those with mental illness

At Sammamish High School, Linea Johnson was an over-achiever. She received straight A's, played sports and developed her musical talent. But unlike other high school students, she faced burn outs which sent her into bouts of depression – crashes her parents knew weren't normal.