Seattle City Light reduces number of trees to be cut at Bridle Trails Park

A potential controversy over Bridle Trails State Park was avoided early this month when Seattle City Light agreed to drastically reduce the number of trees it would cut down to protect power lines running through the park’s center.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Heritage Corner Heritage Corner is a weekly feature of the Bellevue Reporter. Material is provided by the Eastside Heritage Center. The New Strawberry Festival

The original Strawberry Festival ran from 1925 through 1941. World War II brought the festival to a close, as many local farmers were sent to internment camps, and wartime shortages cut into supplies of milk, sugar, and gasoline.

  • Jun 28, 2008

Cruising for charity Motorcyclists raising money for Children’s Hospital

Ray Wehrs has a love for his daughter and a love for motorcycles, two things that led him to join the Imagine Guild, one of the top guild fundraisers for Seattle Children’s Hospital. The guild hosts three major fundraising events each year including the largest and most anticipated event called Children’s Ride.

Newly opened transitional housing provides relief for Eastside families

Six-year-old Sinai Pacheco is excited that she will soon have her own bedroom. But her mother, Georgina, is relieved that her family will finally have what she has been praying for - a stable home. On Tuesday afternoon, Georgina stood in front of the new Kensington Square housing units that were just completed in Crossroads. The single mother held her youngest, 1-year-old Max, on her hip while her 3-year-old son, Josue and Sinai sat on a concrete step of their new home. The four-unit building and two single-unit dwellings will provide transitional housing for six homeless Eastside families for up to two years - including the Pacheco’s.

  • Jun 27, 2008


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  • Jun 26, 2008

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  • Jun 26, 2008

Five honored at Gonzaga

Five Bellevue students have been named to the president’s list or dean’s list at Gonzaga University.

  • Jun 26, 2008

89 graduate from Bellevue Christian School

A total of 89 students graduated from Bellevue Christian School on Thursday, June 19. Ceremonies were held at The City Church in Kirkland.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Meeting updates 520 bridge replacement

Community members, political leaders and the general public joined together at Bellevue City Hall on Wednesday to review the latest progress of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project. The open house gave the public a chance to assess the current stages of the four key components associated with the project, including the proposed toll on the existing bridge, the pontoon construction, the design of the east side corridor and the proposed alternative plans for the west side corridor.

Davies graduates with honors

John Stephen Davies of Bellevue has graduated with honors from Montana State University. To qualify for graduation with honors, students must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 to 3.69.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Bellevue student speaker at LWTC

Susan Dailey, of Bellevue, was the student speaker at this years Lake Washington Technical College commencement.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Festival Sundiata comes to Lake Sammamish today

The first “Festival Sundiata ‘Unity in the Community’ Family Reunion” will be held today at Lake Sammamish State Park.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Proposed light rail project draws interest

A large crowd turned out for Monday’s City Council study session to hear Sound Transit staff update elected officials on a proposed East Link Light Rail project that would run from Seattle to downtown Bellevue and possibly to Overlake.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Bellevue to buy Lincoln Center property

The Bellevue City Council Monday authorized staff to move forward with the purchase of the Lincoln Center property for future public uses.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Law on driving, cell phone use starts July 1

Starting Tuesday, July 1, the Washington State Patrol will begin enforcing a new law requiring drivers talking on cell phones to use a headset or speaker-phone.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Adopt-a-thon finds homes for 139 pets

A pet was adopted every 2½ minutes at Super Pet Adopt-a-thon held June 21 at the King County Animal Shelter in Kent.

  • Jun 26, 2008

BCC math team places 9th in nation

For the 11th time in 12 years, a team of Bellevue Community College mathematics students has finished in the national top 10 in the annual American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ Student Math League competition.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Man sentenced in parking lot jewelry robbery

One of three men who robbed a jewelry courier outside a Bellevue McDonald’s restaurant last year was sentenced Monday, June 23 to 70 months in prison.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Medina police warn of man going through medicine cabinets

Medina Police responded to a report in late May that a suspicious person was reportedly rummaging through the medicine cabinet of a home during an open house. When confronted, the subject quickly left the residence. Medina officers contacted the subject, who was uncooperative.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Strawberry festival, marathon, more this weekend in Bellevue

Two major summer events in Bellevue – the Strawberry Festival and the Seafair Marathon – arrive today and Sunday. In addition, families can go on an orienteering adventure at Lewis Creek Park.

  • Jun 26, 2008