Life

Helping kids come to grip with image and identity

From steroid-using athletes to celebrities who bounce between clubs and rehab, today’s role models can leave a lot to be desired.

Life should be funny – even for politicians

His race for Dufur public office was not going well. The voters in Dufur (DOO-fur), a small town in Oregon, were leaning to his opponent in overwhelming numbers - or at least as overwhelming as a town of 500 can muster.

When image is everything, imagine this

My wife and I are currently trying to sell her parents’ home - who have quite happily moved out to enjoy the greater ease of assisted living. With their house now empty, we met with a real estate agent the other day to get things started.

Farmers markets open up shop around Bellevue

More and more farmers markets are opening as spring warms up and fresh vegetables and flowers begin growing. Here is a list of those in Bellevue and nearby areas (continued)....

  • Jun 2, 2008

Northwest is a culinary hotbed, Newport High students learn

On a recent afternoon, Newport High School culinary students passed around a morel mushroom, commenting on its brain-like appearance. Foragers who have scoured nearby forests come in to Rover’s restaurant in the springtime with baskets full of the wild mushrooms. “The Northwest region is a gold mine of culinary ingredients,” Rover’s Chef Adam Hoffman told about 30 students during a cooking demonstration at the school, noting that the area alone grows more than 2,000 mushroom varieties, including crimini, shiitakes and white elf.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Arts and entertainment events happening in and around Bellevue.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Kirkland artist shows at Pogacha

Kirkland resident Vicki Hone Smith will exhibit her fine art photography in a show called “Impressions of Italy” beginning March 29 at Pogacha of Bellevue. Hone Smith’s work captures her travels to Italy and her impressions of the rich textures and vibrant colors of the country. Her work will be on display through May 10.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Jazz festival tickets go on sale March 28

Wed., April 9 5 – 6:30 p.m., Jovino Santos Neto -

  • Jun 2, 2008

Cheers

0/8 Seafood Grill and Twisted Cork Wine Bar is putting a local spin on wines.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue High Jazz Festival to showcase 50 bands

Springtime will get jazzy again as the Bellevue High Jazz Festival hosts 50 bands on May 2-3.

  • Jun 2, 2008

OUT & ABOUT

Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

  • Jun 2, 2008

The Anoushka Shankar Project comes to KPC

The Anoushka Shankar Project featuring Anoushka Shankar will perform at Kirkland Performance Center, April 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Jun 2, 2008

OUT & ABOUT

Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Performing Arts Festival Eastside set

The Performing Arts Festival Eastside will hold its Concerto-Playoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 at Bellevue Christian Church, 10808 S.E. 27th St. in the Enatai section of Bellevue. The play-off is free and open to the public and will feature those chosen by the music festival adjudicators as finalists for the PAFE concerto scholarships held earlier in the week for classical piano, strings, reeds and woodwinds.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Philharmonic concert to feature Kyung Sun Lee

The Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) will feature violinist Kyung Sun Lee as soloist in the final concerts of the 2007-2008 Masterworks@Meydnebauer series, part of the BPO’s fortieth anniversary season on April 12 and 13.

  • Jun 2, 2008

OUT & ABOUT

Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

  • Jun 2, 2008

How to enjoy (or survive) Woodinville wine weekend

Traveling to Woodinville this weekend? Have your passport ready.

  • Jun 2, 2008

The Spot on Main adds live music The Spot on Main adds live music

The Spot Off Main has added live music to its lineup of the “Longest Happy Hour on the Eastside,” theme party nights, pool tournaments, movie nights, Sunday Karaoke and Men’s Night.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Music Works students to perform at Brighton Gardens

Students at Bellevue’s Music Works Northwest will perform at a Bellevue retirement home this month.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Q&A: Alice Hoffman talks about writing, new book

Alice Hoffman will be appearing at the Bellevue Regional Library at 12:30 p.m. April 30. For more information visit www.kcls.org.

  • Jun 2, 2008