Life

Felicia Otness shares a laugh with her son

Bellevue’s Otness family looks to help autistic son through fund-raising effort

Felicia Otness was at a birthday party when her 4-year-old son, Hunter, had a meltdown.

  • Jul 24, 2008
Felicia Otness shares a laugh with her son
Amore Chocolate owner Brenda Archuletta shows chocolate balls that they make from scratch at the store

Amore Chocolates made fresh – and with love

On a recent afternoon, Deena Beliso took rum truffles from a tray and hand dipped them one by one into dark chocolate. Beside her, daughter, Tia, placed mint dark chocolate truffles into tiny paper cups. “It’s a real treat if you can get it right off the tray,” Deena said of customers who come into Amore Chocolates and get a fresh taste test.

  • Jul 24, 2008
Amore Chocolate owner Brenda Archuletta shows chocolate balls that they make from scratch at the store

The truth — and advice — about yard sales | Pat Cashman

While recorded history stretches pretty far back, it doesn’t go back far enough to tell us the name of the person who invented the yard sale.

  • Jul 23, 2008

BCC production ‘Pippin’ features three from Bellevue

Three Bellevue Community College students from Bellevue will be on stage July 24, 25 and 26 as the BCC Drama Department presents the musical, “Pippin.”

  • Jul 22, 2008

Germany finds solar power a bright idea | Andy Wappler

Autobahn. Lederhosen. Oktoberfest. Say “Germany” and that’s a bit of what comes to mind. Famous for speedy cars, stylin’ leather shorts and oompah music, Deutschland now leads the world in something surprising: solar energy.

  • Jul 22, 2008
Updated pea jacket accented with recycled metal buttons

New suede outerwear goes ‘green’

Wearing a leather jacket may be fashionable, but according to some environmentalists, the cost may go beyond the wallet. Leather processing and manufacturing involves the use of several aggressive chemicals such as sulfides, acids and alkalis which produce organic wastes that frequently end up in the environment despite control efforts.

Updated pea jacket accented with recycled metal buttons
Kamille Hoggan

Bellevue girl Hoggan, adopted from China, aids earthquake relief effort

When nine-year-old Kamille Hoggan heard about the Sichuan earthquake that devastated parts of China this past May, she only had one thought - those could be her family members.

Kamille Hoggan

The Attic Theatre to present The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum’s magical tale of Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz comes to life as The Attic Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Out & About in Bellevue | July 16

A look at what's going on in Bellevue, starting July 16.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Help is on the way to get you motivated

I’m planning to write one of those self-help, motivational books one of these days. That is, if I can get up for it. I almost got around to it yesterday, but I got invited to a chili feed at the last moment.

Kids play at Redmond’s Idylwood Beach Park on a sunny day.

50 kids? Go somewhere else

If you like a side of sand with your lobster, then the city of Redmond’s policy would make sense.

  • Jul 15, 2008
Kids play at Redmond’s Idylwood Beach Park on a sunny day.
Tim Rose

Festival helps kick off camp for sick kids

Every year, the Washington Wines Festival lures wine enthusiasts from all over Puget Sound to raise funds benefiting various state organizations.

Tim Rose

Discount offered on costumes for party

A Masquerade Costume Rental in Bellevue is offering discounts on attire for a party that will benefit communities around the world receive clean drinking water.

  • Jul 15, 2008
A golden retriever enjoys the attention at last year’s Kirkland Uncorked festival at Marina Park
A golden retriever enjoys the attention at last year’s Kirkland Uncorked festival at Marina Park
Pearl Hinze remembers applying for work at The Boeing Company  and ‘we got in there and never got out of there.’

Bellevue’s own ‘Rosie the Riveter’ remembers WWII

At 4 feet, ll-inches tall and nearly 90 years old, Pearl Hinze remembers a time when she could pound a pretty mean rivet. On a recent afternoon, she sat in her Bellevue living room and recalled when she worked in the tail turret of a Boeing B-17 military aircraft during World War II.

  • Jul 12, 2008
Pearl Hinze remembers applying for work at The Boeing Company  and ‘we got in there and never got out of there.’

East Shore Unitarian Church to host night of Native American poetry, music

An evening of Native American poetry and music will be presented from 7-9:15 p.m. on Monday, July 14 in the Sanctuary at East Shore Unitarian, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. (at I-90 and Richards Road).

  • Jul 11, 2008
A crowd gathers with blankets and lawn chairs for one of the “Movies @ Marymoor” nights last year at Marymoor Park
A crowd gathers with blankets and lawn chairs for one of the “Movies @ Marymoor” nights last year at Marymoor Park

OUT & ABOUT

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  • Jul 11, 2008

Jill Cohn to perform at Rock Bottom

Songwriter, pianist, guitarist, singer Jill Cohn will perform selections from her eighth CD at Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue on July 19.

  • Jul 11, 2008

The story of ‘Fly Island’ and other creepy stuff | Pat Cashman

Compared to other living things, we humans are peculiar in lots of ways. This brilliant insight occurred to me the other night while I was watching a creepy movie on TV.