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PONCHO preview party shows Bellevue glam

A vibrant kick-off party for PONCHO’s 46th Annual Gala was held at the Bellevue Arts Museum, giving guests a sneak peak of the upcoming event. The Nouveau Glam Gallery preview party, presented by Marqsmen, was a collaboration of art and fashion. Poncho teamed up with Fashion First to create some buzz for the red carpet PONCHO Gala Auction on April 12.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Here comes the political advertising season – ugh!

V ideo: Congressional candidate Horace Funkhouser is shown walking down a street. He’s eating a large bag of doughnuts. He stuffs a large, jelly-filled one into his mouth, whole.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Asian Spoons: Fusion at the tip of your fork

850 110th Ave. N.E.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Singing the praises of opera

I am no opera aficionado.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Hot buttons: How to help your child manage anger

From cyberspace bullying to school shootings, the news is filled with examples of youthful anger run amok.

  • Jun 2, 2008

GARDEN CALENDAR

Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6. Admission: Free. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. 253-661-9377 or www.rhodygarden.org.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Some planning required for garden satisfaction

The first week of April is the time to think about planting. Think about what seeds you want to start indoors for setting out later; think about what annuals you’ll want to grow for summer color and think about what perennials and new trees and shrubs you’ll want to add.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Going green? Now here are some ideas to try

A neighbor of mine – Tony – is trying his best to take this “going green” thing seriously. For example, he tells me that he’s recently begun recycling his newspaper each week. “The entire newspaper?” I asked. He shook his head. “No, “he admitted. “Just your column.”

  • Jun 2, 2008

Thai, Japanese flavors flow at Zen Asian

Pulling up a chair is a custom for fine dining restaurants – not for Zen Asian Bistro.

  • Jun 2, 2008

AFTER HOURS

People turned out April 5 to enjoy wine and raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes, Adventure Camp & Sailing Camp.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Comings and goings at Bel-Square

I took a slight detour recently and made a quick dash into Bellevue Square. As I made my regular stops at a few of my favorite stores I was taken aback when I entered The Limited.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Getting lost was more fun in old days

I was sure sorry to see of the passing of the famous actor, Charlton Heston, a couple of weeks ago. I especially liked him as Moses in the movie “The Ten Commandments.” Moses lived to be 120; Charlton Heston, a mere 84.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Start planting indoors now for summer harvest

Fill those indoor flats, seed trays, egg cartons and small plastic pots, because this is the week to start seeds indoors for setting out later. Warm-season crops like tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, peppers and eggplants need to be started six to eight weeks before the middle of May, which is when it is warm enough for them to survive outdoors. Yes, it is easier to just buy already-grown transplants of these crops from the nursery in May, but when you plant by seed you have many more choices when it comes to what to grow.

  • Jun 2, 2008

The perfect recipe for losing weight

Pam Anderson loves food.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Spring fashions come alive at Bel-Square show

Bellevue Square mall came alive with fashion this past weekend, kicking off the Spring 08 Runway Shows. The spotlights were on and the music set the vibe as models strutted their way down the runway.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Invisibility? I think I see some nifty advantages

Nurse: “Doctor! There’s an invisible man in the waiting room!”

  • Jun 2, 2008

Learning to be aware – and fight back

The next free-rape prevention seminar takes place on April 27. The seminar is open to all women ages 16 and up. To register call 425-736-6016 or visit www.kravmaga.com.

  • Jun 2, 2008

GARDEN CALENDAR

2008 Spring Garden Fair: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 26. Features seminars by master gardeners — including Ciscoe Morris and Marianne Binetti — grasscycling demonstrations, information booths, vendors and plant sale. Admission: Free. Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St. 425-487-4102 or www.springgardenfair.com.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Raising parents? New book tells teens how

Between dating, grades, piercings and privacy the life of a teenage girl is no easy cake walk. First time author Sarah O’Leary Burningham - a former Bellevue resident - explores the complex and sometimes tenuous relationship between teens and parents in her book, “How To Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl’s Survival Guide.”

  • Jun 2, 2008

Having the write stuff comes earlier and earlier

Dr. Michael DeBakey, the renowned heart surgeon, received the Congressional Medal of Honor recently. He’s going to be 100 this year, so apparently somebody figured they better get to it.