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Trio Brasileiro (pictured) is one of the headlining bands at the festival. Photo courtesy Wintergrass

‘It’s about community and family’: Wintergrass festival celebrates 10 years in Bellevue

The festival started in Tacoma almost 30 years ago.

 

KCLS: Much to celebrate from 2019 and in the year ahead

A column from the King County Library System.

  • Feb 6, 2020

 

Photo courtesy Studio East
                                Shot from a 2012 performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Studio East, StoryBook theater announce winter shows

Programming includes “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “The Tempest” and “Little Red.”

 

Neighborhood Enhancement Program comes to Crossroads

A “kickoff” meeting was held on Jan. 22.

Centro Cultural Mexicano exhibit opens doors to discussions on immigration, border issues

“Border Doors” features art by students who have visited the United States-Mexico border.

Photo by Claire Albright
                                The Bellevue Ice Rink has various events throughout the season, such as stroller skate days, free skate lessons, Husky Skate Day, and Jedi Skate Night. These help switch up the typical skating experience.

Time to say goodbye to Bellevue Ice Rink for season

Taking a look behind-the-scenes of the Bellevue Ice Rink as the break-down process begins

  • Feb 1, 2020
Photo by Claire Albright
                                The Bellevue Ice Rink has various events throughout the season, such as stroller skate days, free skate lessons, Husky Skate Day, and Jedi Skate Night. These help switch up the typical skating experience.

Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

Business perspective for the new year | Financial advice column

A monthly business column from a local financial adviser.

  • Jan 21, 2020
From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

The time for gratitude is now | Health column

Being grateful for the present and focusing on what you have versus what you don’t have is the key to mindfulness.

  • Jan 7, 2020

Embrace the struggle for a complete picture | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and general wellbeing.

  • Jan 6, 2020

KCLS continuing to build connections in 2020 | Submitted content

A monthly column about library happenings.

  • Jan 6, 2020
Back row, from left: Eric Vaughn, Lisa Dreher and Hope Maltz, Hideo Fujita, Sheri Campbell, Warren Mainard. Front row, from left to right: Jenny Chang, Kendy Sasaki-Ross, Rob Kamihana and Monika Kannadaguli. Photo courtesy Eastgate Expounders

More than a speaking group: Eastgate Expounders look back at 15 years

Eastgate Expounders is one of many clubs under the overarching Toastmasters International nonprofit.

Back row, from left: Eric Vaughn, Lisa Dreher and Hope Maltz, Hideo Fujita, Sheri Campbell, Warren Mainard. Front row, from left to right: Jenny Chang, Kendy Sasaki-Ross, Rob Kamihana and Monika Kannadaguli. Photo courtesy Eastgate Expounders
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.

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

Three simple rules for the holiday | Health

A monthly column about mindfulness.

  • Dec 13, 2019
Photo by Nityia Photography
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.

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

Boy Scout Troop 626 kicks off Christmas tree sale

The fundraiser began on Nov. 29 and ends on Dec. 20.

Photo courtesy Cameron Amann
                                Dana Leopald’s booth has become a staple at the event.
Photo courtesy Cameron Amann
                                Dana Leopald’s booth has become a staple at the event.
Photo courtesy city of Bellevue
                                Volunteer Rob Polasek at work. The Master Naturalist program currently is accepting applications.

Master Naturalist program connects people to environment, community

The program, which enables community members to work with the parks department, started in 2009.

Photo courtesy city of Bellevue
                                Volunteer Rob Polasek at work. The Master Naturalist program currently is accepting applications.
Photo courtesy of city of Bellevue
                                Photo from evening Cultural Conversations event.

Cultural Conversations program approaching 10th year of bringing women across the Eastside together

For nearly a decade, the program has sought to foster inclusivity and togetherness.

Photo courtesy of city of Bellevue
                                Photo from evening Cultural Conversations event.