Stevenson again triumphs at chess tourney

The Stevenson chess team once again has brought back

  • Jun 2, 2008

A half-century Brief Encounter in Bellevue

It’s no brief encounter that Melanie Bard’s cafe has been in Bellevue for more than 50 years.

  • Jun 2, 2008

A moving experience sometimes the cat’s meow

I helped a friend and his wife load their stuff into a big U-Haul some days ago. They were moving to Southern California. Some people think a move from this part of the world to that part is sort of like trading a gentle scalp massage for a whack on the head with a garden rake. That’s a bit of an exaggeration. A small shovel would be more like it.

  • May 28, 2008

Bellevue resident’s work to be shown

Bellevue resident Joy Prescott will receive a Certificate in Fiber Arts this June from the University of Washington Extension Program.

  • May 28, 2008

‘Best of Broadway’ concert set at BCC

Bellevue Community College’s Concert Choir will present its spring concert, “Best of Broadway — the Biblical Story,” highlighting music from Stephan Schwartz’s “Children of Eden” and “Godspell,” in performances June 6 and 7.

  • May 24, 2008

BCC’s vocal jazz ensemble readies ‘homecoming’ concert

Celebration!, Bellevue Community College’s nationally-honored vocal jazz ensemble, has been pleasing audiences for 35 years. Now, they extend an invitation to all Celebration! alumni and the entire community to help celebrate this milestone at the ensemble’s spring vocal jazz concert on Friday, May 30.

  • May 21, 2008

‘El Vez for Prez’


  • May 10, 2008

Heritage Corner Reading, ‘Riting, and Roughing It

In December 1893, settlers around Phantom Lake successfully petitioned for a school, which started early the following year in an abandoned bachelor’s cabin in a clearing. There were six students the first year. One of the students, Helen Thode Boddy, later recalled that the cracks between the floor boards were so wide that skunks used to come up looking for crumbs when the students ate lunch. Another student, Paul Heaton, remembered that the students provided their own chairs, and he had to walk to school the first day carrying his chair on his back. One of the teachers was quite afraid of the bears in the area, but Heaton was more worried about the trees. There was a window in the roof to let in light, and when the wind blew he could look up and see the trees swaying back and forth over the roof of the school.

  • May 10, 2008

Mormon teenagers boogie on ‘Boardwalk’

A gourmet dinner, a decorated hall, lots of teens dressed up in gowns and suits dancing to modern music ... sounds like a prom, right? Well, almost.

  • May 10, 2008

Philharmonic’s garden tour returns June 29

The Bellevue Philharmonic League will host the 8th Annual “Symphony of Gardens Tour” on June 29. The tour features five private gardens in Kirkland and Redmond. Four of the gardens never have been open to the public before.

  • May 10, 2008

Maggiano’s dishes help Make-A-Wish

Maggiano’s Little Italy is donating $1 to the Make-A-Wish foundation when people order items from a special Make-A-Wish menu through May 28.

  • May 7, 2008

20 places named ‘best of’ in Bellevue 20 places named ‘best of’ in Bellevue

Planning a first date? No worries - the 2008 Downtown Bellevue Haute Picks are here to the rescue.

  • Apr 26, 2008

20 places named ‘best of’ in Bellevue.

Planning a first date? No worries - the 2008 Downtown Bellevue Haute Picks are here to the rescue.

  • Apr 26, 2008

It’s time to make garden additions

The fourth week of April is a the time to start feeding your vegetables, roses and flower beds because plants that you want to produce need energy now. Liquid plant foods work the fastest, but don’t last as long in the soil. Slow-release and organic plant foods like blood meal or alfalfa pellets (rabbit food) give plants a lower and slower dose of nitrogen, but continue to feed plants over an extended time.

  • Apr 26, 2008

PONCHO gala benefits kids’ arts education

PONCHO’s Nouveau Glam event at the Seattle Westin on April 12 raised more than $700,000, $151,000 of which will go to arts education in Bellevue and in Seattle.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Here comes ‘Corteo’

The international sensation Cirque du Soleil returns to Marymoor Park April 24-May 25. Since its inception in the 1980s, the Montreal, Quebec-based “Circus of the Sun” - as translated in French - has dazzled spectators with its reimagination of the circus concept, using no animals and showcasing the beauty of human movement.

  • Apr 9, 2008