Josh Stilts

The 16th annual ‘Become Exceptional’ luncheon will be held April 14 at the Meydenbauer Center and aims to raise $250K.

Former Seahawk to emcee BC foundation luncheon April 14

Last year, Bellevue College’s foundation luncheon raised nearly $250,000 to go toward academic and need-based scholarships and educational opportunities for all of its students. This year, BC will lean on former Seattle Seahawk Mack Strong to best the fundraiser total.

 

Briana Brooke-Merritt is hoping to raise $3

Sammamish senior hopes to give back by building bathrooms in Africa

Local bands, friends playing fundraiser concert at Ground Zero March 28 to help Briana Brooke-Merritt raise the $3,000 she needs to go help build toilets and sinks in Cape Verde.

 

Mike Flood

Seahawks, Symetra name Sammamish High 2014 MVP school

School awarded $10,000 to help fund its Engineering Projects in the Community (EPICS) program and increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

 

Habib, Hunter introduce increased cigarette tax legislation

On Monday, Sen. Cyrus Habib (D-Kirkland) and Rep. Ross Hunter (D-Medina) introduced a bills SB 5808 in the senate and HB 2194 in the house, which would raise the tax on cigarettes by 50 cents per pack. Money from the proposed tax would go to help pay for research, prevention and care of the deadly effects they have.

BSD bond sales save taxpayers $8 million

The Bellevue School District is taking advantage of historically low interest rates saving taxpayers $8 million annually.

BC, CWU partner to expand autism program

Since 2011, students in the program at Bellevue College have been able to attend support meetings each week with trained peer mentors to help with group classes and discussions, their parents have been able to receive training and they’ve been able to fin assistance with community engagement and education.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said wearing pins started out as a response to criticism from Saddam Hussein.

The art of political, diplomatic jewelry

Bellevue Arts Museum opens new exhibit 'Read My Pins' a collection of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's brooches. Albright, who was in Bellevue this week discussed the significance of some of her favorite pins.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said wearing pins started out as a response to criticism from Saddam Hussein.
Prototype Northwest’s owners

From discarded plastics to 3D printer ‘ink’

Prototype Northwest started as a crowd-funded group with the goal of building a sustainable method for creating filament or “ink” for 3D printers.

Prototype Northwest’s owners
Matt Doyle

Broadway talent booming in ‘Jasper in Deadland’

Eastside native Brandon Ivie, fresh off his hugely success directorial run of “A Christmas Story” late last year, is returning to The 5th Avenue next month to direct its newest musical “Jasper in Deadland” and he’s bringing with him Broadway talent.

Matt Doyle
Construction of the new Sammamish High School is on track to open this fall.

Sammamish High School students achieving collegiate dreams through PBL

Four years ago Sammamish High School officials rolled out a new educational plan with the help of a $5 million grant and a clear vision, redesigning curriculum to focus on problem-based learning.

Construction of the new Sammamish High School is on track to open this fall.
The Broadway smash ‘Billy Elliot’ is just one of the musicals set for Village Theatre’s upcoming season. The lineup also includes a new musical and classics.

Village Theatre announces 2015/16 lineup featuring ‘My Fair Lady,’ ‘Billy Elliot’

Village Theatre’s next season is sure to have something appealing for all audiences, said Steve Tomkins, the theater’s artistic director, following last weeks announcement of the upcoming schedule.

The Broadway smash ‘Billy Elliot’ is just one of the musicals set for Village Theatre’s upcoming season. The lineup also includes a new musical and classics.
DECA State champions

Bellevue College DECA team advances to national competition

Coach Kyle Barber said the turnout was more than he imagined from the student population and after seeing their determination and their skills he and 23 students traveled to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to compete in the Collegiate DECA Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference.

DECA State champions
Indian music legend Zakir Hussain is playing Moore Theatre March 20

Tabla master Zakir Hussain brings Indian, Celtic fusion to Moore Theatre March 20

On March 20, Hussain will be joined by an all-star cast of Indian and Celtic musicians at the Moore Theatre as part of his latest tour, “Celtic Connections: The Pulse of the World,” a 22-day, 15-city run showcasing the connection between each of the musical cultures.

Indian music legend Zakir Hussain is playing Moore Theatre March 20
Eliana Blachman answers the questions that sends her to compete in the state level of the National Geographic State Bee.

National Geographic greatness

Open Window eighth-grade student Eliana Blachman will face off against other state students March 27 at Pacific Lutheran University for the right to represent Washington at the geography championships in Washington, D.C., in May.

Eliana Blachman answers the questions that sends her to compete in the state level of the National Geographic State Bee.
Bellevue Brewing Company owners John Robertson

Bellevue Brewing Company searches for second Eastside location

Owners John Robertson and Scott Hansen's passion for suds and hops, paired with the mad genius of head brewer Tony Powell, has crafted an ideal recipe for success.

Bellevue Brewing Company owners John Robertson

Microsoft employees raise $60 million for state nonprofits

A new program through tech giant Microsoft is helping local nonprofits with millions of dollars in financing thanks to the software company’s generous employees.

A number of Interlake High School students are being bused to Highland Middle School to be picked up after a Facebook rumor of a shooting threat came to light this morning.

Police: Active shooter in Bellevue not a case of if but when

Two days before Interlake High School went into lockdown following alleged threats and rumors of a shooting the Bellevue School District and Bellevue Police Department held a joint seminar discussing what to do in an active shooter situation.

A number of Interlake High School students are being bused to Highland Middle School to be picked up after a Facebook rumor of a shooting threat came to light this morning.
This continual piece of kiln-glass is one of many masterful works on display at Bellevue Arts Museum Emerge/Evolve exhibit which runs through June 14.

BAM showcases Emerge-in kiln-glass artists

Twelve years ago the Bullseye Glass Company launched its first Emerge competition as a way to showcase the talent of artists working in kiln-glass.

This continual piece of kiln-glass is one of many masterful works on display at Bellevue Arts Museum Emerge/Evolve exhibit which runs through June 14.
Bellevue College is working with  Washington State University on a potential partnership between the two schools.

Bellevue College to partner with WSU or develop hybrid degree programs on its own

Working groups for each of the universities had only met once before Wednesday's meeting, but talks will continue every other week until they decide if a partnership is mutually beneficial, according to board chairman Steve Miller.

Bellevue College is working with  Washington State University on a potential partnership between the two schools.
Leadership Eastside president James Whitfield

Leadership Eastside luncheon focuses on area’s future

Those in attendance spent the majority of the time listening and talking to each other about the keys to a healthy community, which Eastside Leadership president James Whitfield listed as "basic needs, health and wellness, education, economy, arts and culture, neighborhoods and communities and a healthy environment."

Leadership Eastside president James Whitfield