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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.

Hilltop Holiday Craft Show celebrating 20 years in the community

The annual event starts Dec. 4.

 

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                                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 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.

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                                Photo from evening Cultural Conversations event.

Perfection to depression – Measuring ourselves to death

A monthly column about mindfulness and mental wellbeing.

  • Nov 6, 2019

Bellevue Square transforms into Festival of Lights

Diwali celebrates traditions and prosperity.

Photo courtesy city of Bellevue
                                Halloween on the Hill seeks to be inclusive of all ages.

Halloween on the Hill event celebrating its ninth year

The event is set for Oct. 26 and is hosted by the South Bellevue Community Center.

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                                Halloween on the Hill seeks to be inclusive of all ages.
The Nightmare at Beaver Lake runs through Oct. 31. Take a scary stroll through Beaver Lake Park, 2600 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish. Courtesy image

Nightmare at Beaver Lake continues through Oct. 31

The Nightmare at Beaver Lake is back. Experience one of the Northwest’s premier indoor/outdoor haunts. From Oct. 11 through Oct. 31, take a scary stroll… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019
The Nightmare at Beaver Lake runs through Oct. 31. Take a scary stroll through Beaver Lake Park, 2600 244th Ave. SE, Sammamish. Courtesy image
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.

What happiness, etiquette, mindfulness have in common

A monthly column about mindfulness and mental wellbeing.

  • Oct 8, 2019

Libraries are welcoming spaces for everyone | Book Nook

A monthly column from the King County Library System.

  • Sep 17, 2019
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                                Dora Gyarmati.

Redefine goals based on virtues to find joy | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and wellbeing.

  • Sep 11, 2019
Photo by Nityia Photography
                                Dora Gyarmati.
Photos courtesy of Celeste Gracey
                                Bellevue’s Chris Adam’s, right, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 32 years ago. He’s now using his experiences to help people with this chronic illness through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. It’s hosting an education event at the Meydenbauer Center Sept. 15.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation event on Sept. 15

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center.

  • Sep 10, 2019
Photos courtesy of Celeste Gracey
                                Bellevue’s Chris Adam’s, right, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 32 years ago. He’s now using his experiences to help people with this chronic illness through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. It’s hosting an education event at the Meydenbauer Center Sept. 15.

Downtown Bellevue’s Bellwether artfest expanding its scope for 2019

The free 10-day event begins on Sept. 13.

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
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                                Park Ranger Christie Caldwell of Lake Hills Greenbelt Park led the recent event.

Crows celebrated at educational event after getting Species of the Year title

“Bird Brains: An American Crow” took place on Aug. 23 at Lake Hills Greenbelt Park.

Blake Peterson/staff photo
                                Park Ranger Christie Caldwell of Lake Hills Greenbelt Park led the recent event.

Bellevue Utilities presenting green-cleaning workshops

The seasonal workshops started in 2012.

Ready or not, college is arriving

How parents can help their students embark on a college career.

  • Aug 21, 2019
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

Applying mindfulness into your daily life | Health Column

Being mindful is the act of staying present, being aware of your surroundings and noticing new things without judgment.

  • Aug 7, 2019