Stephanie Quiroz

From left: Jared Nieuwenhuis, Jennifer Robertson, Conrad Lee, Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson, Jeremy Barksdale, Mayor John Chelminiak, John Stokes and Janice Zahn. Photo courtesy of the City of Bellevue

City council honors Mayor John Chelminiak, elected officials take oath

Four elected officials were officially sworn in at Bellevue’s City Council meeting.

 

Photo courtesy of Larry Snyder
                                Larry Snyder collected 4,334 pairs of socks during his fourth annual sock drive in Bellevue.

Answering the call to serve those in need

Fourth Annual Sock Drive donates 4,334 socks to CFH, The Sophia Way and Dignity for the Divas.

 

Nancy Kartes and Bill Willard were both original event planners of the garden light show that opened in 1994. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Twenty-five years of Garden d’Lights

Garden d’Lights runs through December 31.

 

The fire department had to cut the roof off the rolled vehicle to extract the driver. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

One car rolls over after collision

Drivers received minor injuries.

The fire department had to cut the roof off the rolled vehicle to extract the driver. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Police Department
From left, Kaavya Manam, Emerson Schrider and Ellen Chang of Happy Bubbles sold handmade bath and body products at the Children’s Business Fair in Bellevue on Aug. 31. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Eastside youth entrepreneurs set up shop at Children’s Business Fair

Youth entrepreneurs donate a portion of their proceeds to charity of choice.

From left, Kaavya Manam, Emerson Schrider and Ellen Chang of Happy Bubbles sold handmade bath and body products at the Children’s Business Fair in Bellevue on Aug. 31. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Attendees take a closer look at the new Eastrail logo and tagline, “Let’s Connect” on July 20 in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

East Rail Corridor is now Eastrail

Eastrail will be an uninterrupted 42-mile trail connected to Link light rail opening on the Eastside in 2023.

Attendees take a closer look at the new Eastrail logo and tagline, “Let’s Connect” on July 20 in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                Redmond’s Neelam Chahlia crowned as Mrs. Washington America and competing for the national Mrs. America title on Aug. 26.

Redmond’s Chahlia to compete for Mrs. America 2020 title

Mrs. Washington America winner says her journey embodies the ‘American Dream.’

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                                Redmond’s Neelam Chahlia crowned as Mrs. Washington America and competing for the national Mrs. America title on Aug. 26.
After 70 years of serving, Grace Lutheran Church in Bellevue is permanently closed. The church donated $3.6 million to homeless services on the Eastside. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Local church closes, donates assets to nonprofits

Grace Lutheran Church donates $3.6 million to homeless services on the Eastside.

After 70 years of serving, Grace Lutheran Church in Bellevue is permanently closed. The church donated $3.6 million to homeless services on the Eastside. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Events around the Eastside.

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Americans all over the country including the Eastside region will gather on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July commemorates the signing… Continue reading

Customer buys green leaves from Foothills Farms at the opening market day in Bellevue on May 16. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

It’s officially market season

Bellevue Farmers Market will run every Thursday through October.

Customer buys green leaves from Foothills Farms at the opening market day in Bellevue on May 16. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
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                                Bellevue resident and blind cyclist Clark Roberts will be riding his tenth 206-mile Seattle to Portland bicycle ride in June.

The gift of sight loss

Bellevue’s Clark Roberts to ride his 10th Seattle-to-Portland bicycle ride

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                                Bellevue resident and blind cyclist Clark Roberts will be riding his tenth 206-mile Seattle to Portland bicycle ride in June.
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                                Claire Cannon and daughter Riley, 2, pose for a photo while enjoying the sheep at the annual sheep shearing event at Kelsey Creek Farm on April 27.

Bellevue shears the fun at annual sheep shearing event

The day consisted of various sheep activities and pony rides.

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                                Claire Cannon and daughter Riley, 2, pose for a photo while enjoying the sheep at the annual sheep shearing event at Kelsey Creek Farm on April 27.
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                                Samaya Ngudup, 6, of Bothell helped plant three rose bushes at the city of Bellevue’s Arbor Day-Earth Day celebration on April 20.

Bellevue celebrates Arbor Day – Earth Day

The day consisted of volunteer projects, interactive eco-stations, and a ceremonial Arbor Day Tree planting.

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                                Samaya Ngudup, 6, of Bothell helped plant three rose bushes at the city of Bellevue’s Arbor Day-Earth Day celebration on April 20.
For the fifth year, HopeFest has offered low-income and homeless people with free groceries, clothes, hygiene items, toys, and books. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Annual HopeFest continues to help low-income and homeless people

Fifth annual event offers necessary supplies and services

For the fifth year, HopeFest has offered low-income and homeless people with free groceries, clothes, hygiene items, toys, and books. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
125 sack lunches were to the Safe Parking Program at the Lake Washington Methodist Church, Sophia Way, The Together Center, and to the residents of Camp Unity and Safe Parking at St. Jude’s. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

St. Jude’s Service Day Program helps combat poverty

The annual service day helps organizations that help Eastside communities experiencing poverty and abuse.

125 sack lunches were to the Safe Parking Program at the Lake Washington Methodist Church, Sophia Way, The Together Center, and to the residents of Camp Unity and Safe Parking at St. Jude’s. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Alice Wang, a sophomore at Bellevue High School received an award on April 5 for winning the worldwide Illustrators of the Future contest. Photo courtesy of Alice Wang

Bellevue High School student honored as winner of worldwide illustrating contest

Alice Wang is the youngest winner in the contest’s history.

Alice Wang, a sophomore at Bellevue High School received an award on April 5 for winning the worldwide Illustrators of the Future contest. Photo courtesy of Alice Wang

King County residents receive Martin Luther King medal of distinguished service

Recipients include Eastside King County residents

Community members gathered at Bellevue Square on March 2 to celebrate the eighth annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Annual Chinese Lunar New Year at Bellevue Square

Lunar New Year Spectacular included martial arts and the Chinese Lion and Dragon parade

Community members gathered at Bellevue Square on March 2 to celebrate the eighth annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Davis Wright Tremaine is passionate about embracing diversity and inclusion in their offices. Their partnership with AtWork! is a testament that there is a place for people with disabilities, no matter the industry. Stephanie Quiroz/ staff photo.

People with disabilities find purpose through new employment opportunities

Paige Bisbee of Bellevue finds employment at Davis Wright Tremaine

Davis Wright Tremaine is passionate about embracing diversity and inclusion in their offices. Their partnership with AtWork! is a testament that there is a place for people with disabilities, no matter the industry. Stephanie Quiroz/ staff photo.