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Brian d’Arcy James stars as the lovable ogre Shrek in the world-premiere production of “Shrek the Musical

‘Shrek the Musical’

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  • Aug 23, 2008
Brian d’Arcy James stars as the lovable ogre Shrek in the world-premiere production of “Shrek the Musical

Sizzleworks Cooking School sets appreciation night, open house

Sizzleworks Cooking School in Bellevue will host a special “appreciation night” from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, for local chefs, wineries, and the business community. 

  • Aug 21, 2008
CF Kids was remodeled to add hardwood flooring

CF Kids opens with fashion show, Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty was swarmed by adoring fans at CF Kids grand opening of its newly remodeled children’s store and hair salon at Crossroads Bellevue shopping center in Bellevue last Saturday. Hello Kitty gave out hugs, signed autographs, and posed for pictures with the large crowd of kids who had turned out to meet the Sanrio character in her signature bright pink dress.

CF Kids was remodeled to add hardwood flooring
Pool Vixen Jessica Orth takes her shot at defending the Gauntlet in the battle of the sexes pool tournament at The Parlor  Billiards & Spirits.

Guys vs. Vixens: Not even close

It was a battle of the sexes throw down at The Parlor Billiards & Spirits on Wednesday. Men and women competed in the ultimate pool tournament for the chance to win the coveted Gauntlet.

Pool Vixen Jessica Orth takes her shot at defending the Gauntlet in the battle of the sexes pool tournament at The Parlor  Billiards & Spirits.
Ed Jiang checks something on his computer at his summer job with VoiceBox Technologies Inc. in Bellevue.

Computer whiz working in Bellevue

At age 8, Ed Jiang assembled a computer to meet his own needs. At 12, he placed ads on his own Web site, making it profitable to the tune of $90 the first year and as much as $4,000 in one month at its height.

  • Aug 19, 2008
Ed Jiang checks something on his computer at his summer job with VoiceBox Technologies Inc. in Bellevue.

Out & About in Bellevue | Aug. 20

Evergreen State Fair: Aug. 21-Sept. 1. Features concerts, monster trucks, classic cars, fireworks and more. See Web site for cost, details. Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe. 360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org.

  • Aug 19, 2008

Bellevue Chamber Chorus sets auditions

Bellevue Chamber Chorus will hold auditions for tenors and bases.

  • Aug 19, 2008

Dayton: History past, history being made

Ah, the summer of the “stay-cation,” where rather than hopping on a plane, people are keeping closer to home. Instead of Maui or Miami, maybe a destination in Washington fits the travel budget better.

  • Aug 19, 2008
From left: Top Pot Doughnuts Co-Owners Mark and Michael Klebeck.

Top Pot brings its doughnuts to Bellevue

The first time Starbucks’ chairman Howard Schultz bought a dozen Top Pot Doughnuts, co-founder Mark Klebeck was flattered. The Seattle-based doughnut and coffee shop only had been open for one year.

From left: Top Pot Doughnuts Co-Owners Mark and Michael Klebeck.

Yangchun family reunion brings Chinese children together

At the base of Mount Hood in the small town of Welches, Ore., 245 people from 71 families came together to celebrate the Yangchun Family Reunion. The families, representing 25 different states throughout the country, all shared one thing in common. They all have adopted children from the Yangchun Orphanage in the Guangdong province of China.

Out & About in Bellevue | Aug. 16

Art at Marymoor Park: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Show features the works of more than 100 artists in glass, jewelry, fine art, clothing, soap, dolls, mixed media and more. Admission: Free. Parking: $1. Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond. 206-525-5926 or www.nwartalliance.com.

  • Aug 15, 2008
The lobby of the Davenport Hotel in Spokane is reminiscent of an Italian piazza.

Davenport Hotel, Arbor Crest winery offer a great getaway when in Spokane

When people in Spokane say “I’ll meet you at the fireplace,” they mean the one at the Davenport Hotel in the heart of the city. Lit by hotelier Louis Davenport in 1914 when the hotel first opened, the fireplace had been constantly kept burning until the hotel closed in 1985.

  • Aug 15, 2008
The lobby of the Davenport Hotel in Spokane is reminiscent of an Italian piazza.
Team captain of Ten Minutes of Hell

Croquet tourney raises funds for community

Speed is the name; croquet is the game and 20 teams turned out for the Rotary Club of Bellevue Sunrise’s 13th annual croquet tournament at the Redhook Ale Brewery in Woodinville on Wednesday.

Team captain of Ten Minutes of Hell
Young performers in Bellevue Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of “Jungle Book” roar for the camera during a rehearsal. The play

‘Jungle Book’

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  • Aug 13, 2008
Young performers in Bellevue Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of “Jungle Book” roar for the camera during a rehearsal. The play
Walter Walcher has been cooking for and meeting customers at his restaurant for 25 years.

‘Little cook’ serves up food with charming flair

Beneath Walter Walcher’s tall chef hat and distinct Austrian accent is a humble, small-town farm boy with old-fashioned business sense.

  • Aug 13, 2008
Walter Walcher has been cooking for and meeting customers at his restaurant for 25 years.
From left: Brad Walker

Bellevue thespians take the stage for ‘Peter Pan’

The Hi-Liners, a South King County non-profit youth theater company, will take flight with its biggest fall show ever, the high-flying Broadway Musical “Peter Pan.” Several Bellevue residents are part of the ensemble.

  • Aug 13, 2008
From left: Brad Walker
Fumiko Yarita / Bellevue Reporter Kids take advantage of the hot
Fumiko Yarita / Bellevue Reporter Kids take advantage of the hot

OUT & ABOUT

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  • Aug 12, 2008

Bellevue Chamber Chorus takes first prize at festival

Bellevue Chamber Chorus took first prize in the Adult Mixed Chorus category at the 2008 International Choral Kathaumixw festival held in Powell River, B.C., July 1-5.

  • Aug 12, 2008
Left to right: Fred Newman

‘A Prairie Home Companion’ OUT & ABOUT

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  • Aug 9, 2008
Left to right: Fred Newman