Lindsay Larin

Sex in the City means help for Hopelink

A group of fashion-forward women got “Carried Away” at a private screening of Sex & the City: The Movie on opening day, part of a breakfast benefit for Hopelink. Lincoln Square Cinemas buzzed with excitement as 240 people, most of them women, gathered to spend the morning with four of their closet friends: Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.

Health care brings 200 to Bellevue forum

Growing concerns regarding the rising costs associated with healthcare and long term financial security brought people together in Bellevue recently as AARP Washington hosted the “Divided We Fail” public forum at the Red Lion Hotel. The event was part of a nationwide campaign set to address what millions of Americans believe are the two most pressing domestic issues facing our nation.

Singer brings world of music to Bellevue

Every musician dreams of captivating an audience. For long-time Seattle resident Gayle Cloud, that dream played out on the stages of Paris and New York.

Sammamish students make history with their art

Jessie Chen and Matt Ruddell have made history at Sammamish High School. The two are the first winners from the same school in the annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show.

Jazz festival gets ready to welcome big names

Over the past six weeks, Bellevue downtown has gotten a taste for jazz through the rebirth of the historical outdoor jazz festival that began in 1978.

Women get a night to chat it up at spring fling

Women were chatting-it-up at the Ultimate Spring Fling Chat Party held at The Bellevue Harbor Club. With wine tasting, a DJ spinning, fashion flowing and fabulous gift-giving, this gathering was definitely not your daughter’s slumber party.

Fashion show features styles from the past

The fashion show featured pieces from Adolfo, Chanel, Armani, Valentino and more, but the look was distinctly vintage.

KidsQuest Museum party lets adults be kids

KidsQuest Children’s Museum in Factoria Mall is a place for kids to let loose, learn, and have fun. Over the past weekend, the tables were turned and it was the parents turn to play.

Getting fit becomes lifestyle to bodybuilders

For 69-year-old Walt Radke, staying in shape is more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. The bodybuilder is sculpted proof that age is only a number.

Bellevue worker enlisting people to adopt Marines

When Carol Maples decided she wanted to help the troops, the licensed massage therapist at Massage4BusyBees in Bellevue began her search via the Web. There she found the Ryan Rust, Adopt a Marine program.

First Bellevue Tower topped out; third of condos sold

A year and a half ago, Gerding Edlen Development Co. began the demolition of the old Puget Sound Energy headquarters to make way for the twin condominium tower project known as the Bellevue Towers. The Portland firm relocated Scott Eaton to work out of their new Bellevue-based sales office to oversee the eco-friendly towers come to fruition.

Bellevue ‘Piggy Parade’ organizers hope change brings change

A pocket full of change may not seem like much, but for the increasing number of people feeling the effects of a weakening economy, a nickel and dime goes a long way. As food prices continue to rise, a reported 5 percent in the past three months, people here are not immune to the situation. The Renewal Food Bank, part of Northwest Harvest's hunger relief network, hopes its "Piggy Parade" can help.

Japanese visitors learn of U.S. pet program

The handlers and animals being judged were American, the evaluators Japanese. At the end, everyone learned something.

Microsoft turbocharges downtown

If Microsoft is the engine that drives the Eastside then Bellevue’s commercial real-estate market just got a turbo boost. The Redmond-based company put the pedal to the floor, leasing 561,000 square feet at the City Center Plaza office building.

Jubilee Center offers help to community

Jubilee REACH Center looks like a community meeting space. Ask those who use it and you’ll find it’s much more than that.

Audience hears harrowing tales at YES breakfast

Like any 10-year-old, Darian S. likes Hannah Montana, shopping and climbing trees. But unlike most 10-year-olds, she has dealt with and overcome many challenging obstacles in her short life.

Environment gets top billing at City Hall workshop

The environment was in the spotlight May 10 at Bellevue City Hall as a mini-workshop helped community members become aware of the ongoing threats to natural resources.