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  • Jul 8, 2008

Students use reading to help feed the hungry

For students at Lake Hills Elementary, it was a reading frenzy this past school year. The students participated in Read to Feed, a program linked to Heifer International, a non-profit organization that helps send animals all over the world in an effort to end hunger.

Pet of the Week

Five-year-old Gus is a very very shy boy who is waiting for someone special who can see what a rare jewel he is. He actually is a very affectionate boy once he gets to know you.

  • Jul 8, 2008

Adler named BCC Foundation board president

Peter Adler, Senior Vice-President of Bellevue-based PeaceHealth and CEO of its HealthVentures subsidiary, has been named president of the Bellevue Community College Foundation Board of Directors.

  • Jul 8, 2008

Interlake High School gets solar power grant from PSE

Students at Bellevue’s Interlake High School will see first-hand that solar power is a viable means of alternative energy thanks to a $20,000 grant from Puget Sound Energy. The grant was presented to the Bellevue School District on Tuesday, July 8.

  • Jul 8, 2008

New guild forms to advance performing arts center

The Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) has formed the Act Two Guild.

  • Jul 8, 2008

Restaurant to host benefit

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill will host a six-course dinner paired with six different Patron Tequila cocktails to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue.

  • Jul 8, 2008

Jewish Day School founder returns

Maria Erlitz has been named interim head of school at the Bellevue-based Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle for the 2008-2009 school year.

  • Jul 8, 2008

Sims seeks Metro fare boost to offset fuel costs

King County Executive Ron Sims wants a 25-cent fare increase on Metro buses to help offset rising fuel costs and avoid having to cut any service.

  • Jul 8, 2008

County council, residents discuss proposed amendments

Metropolitan King County Council members held the first of several public meetings to discuss amendments to how the county is governed.

  • Jul 7, 2008

‘Party in Park’ celebrates Bridle Trails legacy

Whether riding on horseback or trekking the 28-miles of equestrian trails by foot, Bridle Trails State Park brings a serene rural atmosphere to a bustling urban area.

Candidate’s home destroyed

It was supposed to be Darcy Burner’s day for rest and relaxation.

  • Jul 5, 2008

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  • Jul 3, 2008

GARDEN CALENDAR

Bellevue Botanical Gardens: 1 p.m. July 12, free Plant ID tours. Hours: Dawn-dusk daily. Visitors’ center hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Free. 12001 Main St., Bellevue. 425-451-3755 or www.bellevuebotanical.org.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Farmers Markets

Here’s where to find farmers markets in the surrounding area:

  • Jul 3, 2008

Julie Kranseler graduates at International School

Julie Kranseler graduated from the International School on Monday, June 16. Her name was not included in the list published in the Bellevue Reporter.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Heritage Corner Sacred Heart Church

Bellevue’s first Catholic church was a mission associated with Kirkland’s Holy Family parish. The first services were held in the parlor of the Downey family home in the 1910s; a priest would travel from Kirkland to serve, then he would spend the night with the Downeys.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Benefit festival to feature Gill, Grant

Vince Gill, Amy Grant and Lisa Loeb along with renowned chefs and 50 of the top wineries of Washington State will highlight the The Washington Wines Festival’s “2008 Wine Weekend to benefit Camp Korey and Hole in the Wall Camps.

  • Jul 3, 2008