The Bellevue Reporter’s year in review: 2016

The last 12 months were busy for government officials, students, homeowners, fire and police crews, business owners and other citizens — it was also a… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2016

Bellevue Reporter’s top 10 most popular online stories of 2016

1. “Bellevue restaurants Din Tai Fung, Burgermaster receive unsatisfactory health inspections” * 2. “Bellevue Police respond to 911 calls of screaming in park, discover 100+… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2016

Ice skating smiles in Bellevue

The Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena opened to the public on Nov. 25. This year, the rink is at a temporary location in Ashwood Park,… Continue reading

Bellevue Fire Dept., family send memorial for fallen firefighter to Rose Parade

Two years ago, around 150 Bellevue firefighters lined the halls of Virginia Mason Hospital to say goodbye to their comrade, Deanna Carr. An American flag… Continue reading

Variety Plus Theater presents ‘Trial of Goldilocks’ in Bellevue

Variety Plus Theater presents an original family musical production of the “Trial of Goldilocks,” written and directed by Bob Gribas with original music by Angela… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2016

Historic WWI flag sewn by Bellevue women conserved for future generations

A project like this doesn’t come along very often for art restoration and conservation specialists Petra Kreidler and Mark Schneider. In their combined 60 years… Continue reading

Bellevue veterans sell poppies for Veteran’s Day fundraiser

Between Nov. 10 and 13, veterans and volunteers will be selling poppy pins at various QFC and Safeway grocery stores on the Eastside and the… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2016

Elect to laugh with Will Durst in Bellevue

Join Drinking Liberally for this special benefit performance of Will Durst's Elect To Laugh stand-up comedy show, from 8-10 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue.

  • Oct 9, 2016

Bellevue on the big screen

A little bit of Bellevue was transplanted into the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada for the recent finale of the annual film festival extravaganza.

  • Oct 8, 2016

All-new ballet score reinvents classic tale of love in Bellevue production

The region's oldest ballet company is taking on "Romeo and Juliet," the classic tale of love, family strife and grief with a cast of local dancers and a new score — one of the first to be produced for the play in decades.

‘American Pickers’ seeks interesting antiques, stories

The History Channel series "American Pickers" is coming to Washington to film episodes in September, and its hosts — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and co. — are looking for people with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.

  • Aug 18, 2016

Bellevue arts fair celebrates 70th year | Festival will take over downtown Friday through Sunday

This Friday through Sunday will mark the 70th anniversary of Bellevue's original arts fair, which has multiplied to three events and become one of the city's biggest draws.

  • Jul 27, 2016

Reboot your wardrobe

The Bellevue Collection’s TechStyle Look Book features fresh trends to reboot your wardrobe for Spring. Highlighting spring as a time for renewal, the trends pop with color, shape and pattern.

  • Apr 28, 2016

“Forbidden Fruit” porcelain show celebrates 18th century with modern twist

Chris Antemann respects certain aspects of the past. This doesn't prevent her from turning it on its head.

5 questions to ask your cosmetic surgeon | Guest Column

As techniques become ever more state-of-the-art, cosmetic or “plastic” surgery these days is less invasive and more affordable than ever before.

Lifelong heart health requires awareness, commitment and action | Heart Health

As a cardiologist, I diagnose and treat heart disease — our country’s leading cause of death — across a broad spectrum of patients

Not the same old Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah, an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, has become one of the best known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

  • Nov 26, 2015

Vegans descend on Bellevue | Food crawlers explore Eastside options for meatless dining

A swarm of people in bright green T-shirts filled the main room of the 520 Bar and Grill in the Old Bellevue neighborhood with noise. Some were longtime vegans, while a few were carnivores looking to try something new. Altogether, the group was participating in the first Vegan Food Crawl, organized by Bellevue-based health coach and blogger Kirstin Wuhrman.

A jury of their peers | Teen arts council chooses 20 talented teens for exhibit

Teens from across Bellevue not only submitted pieces to the Bellevue Arts Museum’s annual “20 Under 20” exhibit, they took on the challenge of judging the works and curating the exhibit.

Artist Nathan Vincent returns to battle at the Bellevue Arts Museum | ‘Let’s Play War!’ open through Oct. 18

Though they move every night, shifting position and rising from the dead, the toy soldiers at the Bellevue Arts Museum are not alive — at least not anywhere beside the mind of their creator, New York-based artist Nathan Vincent.