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Photo courtesy of Dawn Shaw
                                Dawn Shaw, BritCon co-founder and chair, Olivia Nelson, BritCon secretary and director of promotions and Abie Ekenezar BritCon co-founder and director of guest relations.

New British-themed convention coming to Bellevue

BritCon will be at the Hyatt Regency Aug. 14-16.

 

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                                Bellevue College president Jerry Weber and vice president Gayle Colston Barge resigned March 4. From left, Bellevue College board vice chair Greg Dietzel, chair Richard Fukutaki and BC acting president Kristen Jones.

Bellevue College president and vice president resign

Resignations follow outcry after mural is censored.

 

Highlands Middle School construction update February 2020. Photo courtesy of Bellevue School District

Bellevue’s Highland Middle School construction continues

The construction project is expected to be finished by August.

 

Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

How are Eastside schools handling the coronavirus?

Eastside school districts take precautions following recent coronavirus outbreak.

Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Coronavirus reaches the Eastside

14 confirmed cases and six deaths as of March 2.

LWTech students may have been exposed to coronavirus

A faculty member and about 16 nursing students were at Life Care Center of Kirkland last week.

Coronavirus reaches Federal Way as USPS employee tests positive

Public Health announces 2 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in King County to 6

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.

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
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.

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