Going green and getting down to business

Going green has become second nature to many, a revelation that is not lost on the business world. An increased number of businesses are embracing environmental responsibility and incorporating green practices. To relay their “green story” to the consumer, Bellevue-based Washburn Communication works closely with their clients to help them communicate their environmental position. For the lead marketing consulting firm, going green is more than just a trend, environmental accountability is at the core of the company and its employees.

Bellevue hikers in deadly snowstorm on Rainier identified

Three Mount Rainier hikers from Bellevue, one of whom died and the others injured after getting caught in a blizzard overnight, have been identified.

  • Jun 12, 2008

Bellevue park’s opening makes a big splash

The grand opening celebration of the Crossroads Water Spray Playground that took place this past weekend was a big splash. The much anticipated opening of the new water-themed play area at Crossroads Community Park brought more than 350 community members, local leaders and neighborhood families together for a day of fun activities.

Go totally green? Well, here’s a start | Column

The great questions I get in my e-mail box are one of the things I enjoy most about being a Reporter columnist. Most are pretty straightforward, but others are a real challenge - like this one sent to me by Jeff: Would you please advise on each step an existing business should take to go totally green?

  • Jun 11, 2008

‘The Wizard of Oz’


  • Jun 11, 2008

Out & About in Bellevue | June 11

Community events happening in the Bellevue area.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Bellevue Community Calendar | June 11

Community events happening in the Bellevue area starting June 11.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Bellevue high schoolers get crash course on impact of DUI crashes

The sirens and flashing police lights were very real. Luckily for the students witnessing the aftermath of a drunk driving collision, the scene unfolding was a DUI reenactment. The Bellevue Fire Department has presented the drill over the past two years to nearly every senior attending a high school in Bellevue.

Bellevue Library Events

A listing of events and activities happening at the Bellevue Regional Library.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Bellevue nonprofit makes donation to help Lake Hills Elem. families

Downtown Action to Save Housing (DASH), the largest non-profit affordable housing builder on the Eastside, presented a grant for $23,000 to the Lake Hills Elementary PTSA to support housing services Monday, June 2. The donated funds will be used to assist Lake Hills families with housing deposits, rent, transitional housing, moving expenses, interest-free loans, utility bills, food and metro bus passes.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Congressional candidate Burner to attend Bellevue Iraq meeting

An Out of Iraq town hall meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on June 17 at Bellevue City Hall in the City Council chambers. The event will consist of a panel discussion about competing plans for leaving Iraq, as well as background talks on the problems of refugees and returning U.S. veterans, followed by a Q&A period. Speakers include Darcy Burner, candidate for U.S. Congress in the 8th district.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Bisque doll aficionado gives talk at Bellevue museum

When Mary Krombholz pulled the head out from under the floorboards, it was the first time she had ever seen the face with the unusual mouth. She had found the porcelain doll head shard when she went to Germany on a routine dig in 1999 to find Parian dolls at the Kister factory – one of only seven factories that manufactured the figurines, mostly over a 20-year span in the 19th Century.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Spirit of giving flavors event at Bellevue’s International School | Column

Wow! I thought I was getting there early. I am overwhelmed by the smell of over 40 nationalities of food as I walk into the packed gymnasium of Bellevue’s International School for its annual BITE fundraiser. I have never seen anything like this before. More than 80 booths of families and good friends who cook and fed the almost 600 attendees this year.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Bellevue college’s recycling program nets hundreds of computers

A recent computer recycling event at Bellevue Community College collected 221 computers, 172 monitors, 97 printers, 29 laptops and 16 scanners. The May 31 event was organized by InterConnection, a Seattle based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing computers to underserved communities.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Internet safety seminar to take place at Interlake High

Parents will learn how to protect their children from cyber abuse and risks at a free seminar in Bellevue Wednesday, June 18, hosted by Youth Eastside Services (YES).

  • Jun 10, 2008

Bellevue Community Calendar | June 7

Community events happening in and around Bellevue.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Bellevue Strawberry Festival has poetic history

In honor of the upcoming Strawberry Festival (June 28-29 at Crossroads Park), all of the Heritage Corners this month will be devoted to the Festival’s history.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Washington volunteers needed to become rainfall observers

Washington is the latest state to join a rapidly growing network of volunteer rainfall observers across the country. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network enlists volunteers to take daily rainfall measurements and report them to the CoCoRaHS web site,

  • Jun 10, 2008

Blood drive set for Bellevue’s Asian, Pacific Islander community

To increase the Asian and Pacific Islander blood donor pool and make sure that all patients can receive the blood they need, the Kin On Community Health Care and the Puget Sound Blood Center began organizing semi-annual blood drives since 2001 as a tribute to Kirby Wong, a 44-year-old Seattle man who required more than 500 units of blood while waiting for a heart transplant.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Medina police investigate burglary

Medina Detectives are currently investigating a residential burglary that occurred between Thursday May 22 and Monday May 26. Police says someone forcefully entered a residence in the 300 block of Overlake Drive East while the homeowners were away for the weekend. The suspect(s) smashed a small window panel in the front door, then reached through to unlock the door and enter the home. No alarm activation occurred.

  • Jun 10, 2008