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“Animal Tales” will debut at Theatre33 Jan. 25. From left, Alex Agadjanyan, Oliver Mickelson, Olga Kuturga, Lilli Agadjanyan, Aleksey Morozov, Valeria Prudnikova, Alina Arslanova, Andrei Morozov.

Theatre33 debuts new play

A new kind of reality will be taking center stage. “Animal Tales,” a new project presented by the youth studio at Theatre33, tells the story… Continue reading

 

New Bellevue School District bond to fund school rebuilds, renovations and security

The BSD capital bond will be on the Feb. 11 ballot

 

Melanie Gaeth and her daughter Natalie enjoy music therapy with music teacher Amy Dacaug at Bellevue College’s Parent Education parent-infant class. From left: Melanie Gaeth, Lucy Goddard, Natalie Gaeth and Amy Dacaug. Madison Miller/staff photo

Bellevue College serve Eastside families through parent-infant classes

A new BC infant class launched Jan. 8.

 

Washington doesn’t know true vaccination data

New auditor’s report shows schools have not reported accurate vaccination data.

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                                OrcaCon attracts more than 1,000 tabletop gamers each year. OrcaCon will be held at the Bellevue Hilton Jan. 10-12, 2020.

Hundreds will celebrate the fifth Orca Con this January

Orca Con will be held at the Bellevue Hilton Jan. 10-12.

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                                OrcaCon attracts more than 1,000 tabletop gamers each year. OrcaCon will be held at the Bellevue Hilton Jan. 10-12, 2020.
Two-year-old Chase Carlberg flops onto the plush Hello Kitty pizza at the Dec. 7 opening of the Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour Pop-Up in Bellevue. Madison Miller/staff photo

Hello Kitty celebrates 45 years with interactive pop-up

The Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour pop-up runs from Dec. 7-29.

Two-year-old Chase Carlberg flops onto the plush Hello Kitty pizza at the Dec. 7 opening of the Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour Pop-Up in Bellevue. Madison Miller/staff photo
Eastgate Elementary is closed Dec. 20 due to flooding conditions. Photo courtesy of Bellevue School District

Eastgate Elementary closes due to flood conditions

All other BSD schools operated under normal conditions.

Eastgate Elementary is closed Dec. 20 due to flooding conditions. Photo courtesy of Bellevue School District
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                                Four Bellevue artists are exhibiting their work in a group show with a fall/winter theme at the South Bellevue Community Center from Nov. 1 through Jan. 2, 2020. From left: Farida Hakim, Lisa Merrill, Dolores Marquez and Laura Grover.

New winter-themed art exhibit at SBCC

The art exhibit displays work from four Bellevue artists. The exhibit opened Nov. 1 and will conclude Jan. 2, 2020.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Merrill
                                Four Bellevue artists are exhibiting their work in a group show with a fall/winter theme at the South Bellevue Community Center from Nov. 1 through Jan. 2, 2020. From left: Farida Hakim, Lisa Merrill, Dolores Marquez and Laura Grover.
Deborah Kraft leads SOS discussion presentation for parents on Nov. 7. From left: Elizabeth Hannibal, Stephanie Lawrenson, Deborah Kraft, Alicia Williams, Katherine Farkas, Piper Sangston. Madison Miller / staff photo

BSD introduces new suicide prevention program

Two parent information sessions were held.

Deborah Kraft leads SOS discussion presentation for parents on Nov. 7. From left: Elizabeth Hannibal, Stephanie Lawrenson, Deborah Kraft, Alicia Williams, Katherine Farkas, Piper Sangston. Madison Miller / staff photo
Blayne Amson, the ADA/Title VI Administrator for Bellevue, showcases one of the six new wheelchair charging stations in the city. Courtesy photo

Bellevue installs wheelchair charging stations

The six new wheelchair charging stations will help better serve people with disabilities.

Blayne Amson, the ADA/Title VI Administrator for Bellevue, showcases one of the six new wheelchair charging stations in the city. Courtesy photo
Photo courtesy of Yash Limaye
                                From left, Reva Galande, Mihir Limaye, Amol Rane and Ahana Ranade prepare for the fancy dress competition part of Deepmala.

New Diwali celebration for kids comes to the Eastside

Deepmala will be Oct. 20 at Eastside Bahá’í Center.

Photo courtesy of Yash Limaye
                                From left, Reva Galande, Mihir Limaye, Amol Rane and Ahana Ranade prepare for the fancy dress competition part of Deepmala.
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                                Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday for the climate strike.

Eastside residents protest climate change

Organized by local high school students, a climate strike was held at Houghton Beach Park.

Madison Miller/staff photo
                                Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday for the climate strike.
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                                Caitlin Ottaway was the keynote speaker at Providence Hospice of Seattle’s 20th annual pediatric luncheon on Sept. 19.

Providence Hospice of Seattle raises $196,000 for pediatric programs

Eastside teen, Caitlin Ottaway, was the keynote speaker at Providence Hospice of Seattle’s 20th annual pediatric luncheon on Sept. 19.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Caitlin Ottaway was the keynote speaker at Providence Hospice of Seattle’s 20th annual pediatric luncheon on Sept. 19.
Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Derya Gurbuz has recycled more than 3,000 tennis balls since last April. She has recycling bins at Edgebrook Tennis Club, Bellevue High School and Sammamish High School.

Sammamish High School senior recycles over 3,000 tennis balls

Derya Gurbuz knew she wanted to do something to prevent tennis balls hitting the trash.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Derya Gurbuz has recycled more than 3,000 tennis balls since last April. She has recycling bins at Edgebrook Tennis Club, Bellevue High School and Sammamish High School.
Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Walter Lutsch, center, hosts Batman: Gotham City Under Siege at the 40th annual Dragonflight GameCon at the Bellevue Hilton hotel.

1,000 players celebrate 40 years of Dragonflight

The 40th annual Dragonflight game convention was held at the Bellevue Hilton last weekend.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Walter Lutsch, center, hosts Batman: Gotham City Under Siege at the 40th annual Dragonflight GameCon at the Bellevue Hilton hotel.
Li Hengda outside Hengda Dance Academy in Bellevue. Madison Miller / staff photo

Local director produces Chinese drama

Li Hengda has a dance academy in Bellevue.

Li Hengda outside Hengda Dance Academy in Bellevue. Madison Miller / staff photo
Andy “Durandy” Golub looks at a photo of his favorite Duran Duran member, Nick Rhodes. Madison Miller / staff photo

Duran Duran archivist connects fans through music

Andrew “Durandy” Golub is leading the third annual Duran Duran Appreciation Day.

Andy “Durandy” Golub looks at a photo of his favorite Duran Duran member, Nick Rhodes. Madison Miller / staff photo
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                                The lobby at Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue.

Meydenbauer Center Theatre debuts new entertainment in Bellevue

Local performing arts center expands programming to meet booming Eastside’s need for arts.

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                                The lobby at Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue.
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                                Mingzhu Jacobson rehearses for the upcoming “Women in Times of War” production in a Microsoft Building 30 room with Yabin Hu.

Chinese opera comes to Bellevue

Hwa Sheng Chinese Opera Club in Seattle will showcase two popular stories from the repertory of Beijing Opera.

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Mingzhu Jacobson rehearses for the upcoming “Women in Times of War” production in a Microsoft Building 30 room with Yabin Hu.
35 BSD school buses will have have paddle cameras, and violators will receive a $419 fine. Photo courtesy of Bellevue School District

BSD records 923 bus paddle violations

From Jan. 7 to June 21, 923 bus paddle violations were recorded.

35 BSD school buses will have have paddle cameras, and violators will receive a $419 fine. Photo courtesy of Bellevue School District