Madison Miller

BSD likely to get largest school bond in district’s history

Early election returns show the levy passing by 62.52 percent.

 

Bellevue councilmember Jeremy Barksdale, CFH executive director David Bowling, Mayor Lynne Robinson and Deputy Mayor Jared Nieuwenhuis celebrate the opening of CFH’s permanent year-round men’s shelter on Jan. 13. Courtesy photo

Bellevue celebrates year-round emergency shelter opening

Congregation for the Homeless opened its first permanent year-round shelter Jan. 13.

 

Posteroanterior and Lateral Chest Radiographs, January 19, 2020 (Illness Day 4).No thoracic abnormalities were noted (Snohomish Health District)

How is the 2019 novel Coronavirus impacting the Eastside?

Low risk, misinformation, racial profiling and North Bend quarantine.

 

Nite Wave plays at the Showbox Dec. 20 Paul Twibell Photography

Nite Wave debuts at Bellevue Meydenbauer Center Theatre Feb. 28.

Now in their ninth year, Nite Wave will debut at a new Eastside venue and play with ’80s icon Tiffany.

Nite Wave plays at the Showbox Dec. 20 Paul Twibell Photography
“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

“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.

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.

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

Washington doesn’t know true vaccination data

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

Photo courtesy of OrcaCon Facebook page 
                                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.

Photo courtesy of OrcaCon Facebook page 
                                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
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.

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.
Madison Miller/staff photo
                                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.
Madison Miller / staff photo
                                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