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TOP Food to offer free prenatal vitamins

Starting today, TOP Food stores will provide free prenatal vitamins to anyone who has prescriptions for them. No insurance plan is required.

  • Jun 3, 2008
The Bellevue School District VIBES program (Volunteers in Belleuvue’s Education System)

BECU opens center with aid to schools

When BECU opened its Neighborhood Financial Center in downtown Bellevue on Thursday, May 29, it did so with a statement. The ribbon-cutting came with the presentation of a $10,000 to the Bellevue School District’s VIBES program.

The Bellevue School District VIBES program (Volunteers in Belleuvue’s Education System)
Firefighter Will Dume stands on the corner of 84th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 28th Street in Clyde Hill collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as part of the annual ‘Fill the Boot’ day on Friday
Firefighter Will Dume stands on the corner of 84th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 28th Street in Clyde Hill collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as part of the annual ‘Fill the Boot’ day on Friday

Medina police investigate residential burglary

Medina Detectives are currently investigating a residential burglary that occurred between Thursday May 22 and Monday May 26.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Heija Nunn

Sex in the City means help for Hopelink

A group of fashion-forward women got “Carried Away” at a private screening of Sex & the City: The Movie on opening day, part of a breakfast benefit for Hopelink. Lincoln Square Cinemas buzzed with excitement as 240 people, most of them women, gathered to spend the morning with four of their closet friends: Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.

Heija Nunn

Cedar River now open

Sheriff Sue Rahr has opened the Cedar River to recreation use.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Bellevue physician pleads guilty in drug case

A Bellevue physician has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of controlled substances.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Obituaries

Judith Powers, of Bellevue, died on May 26, 2008 in Bellevue. She was 86.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Bellevue wants drug funds used in community

Funds from a new county sales tax designed to pay for mental illness and drug dependency services should initially be targeted at community-based programs, jail and hospital diversion initiatives and school programs to assist youth, Bellevue City Council members said last week.

  • Jun 3, 2008
David McLanahan

Health care brings 200 to Bellevue forum

Growing concerns regarding the rising costs associated with healthcare and long term financial security brought people together in Bellevue recently as AARP Washington hosted the “Divided We Fail” public forum at the Red Lion Hotel. The event was part of a nationwide campaign set to address what millions of Americans believe are the two most pressing domestic issues facing our nation.

David McLanahan

BCC Foundation honors six for outstanding work

Bellevue resident Xinhang Hu has received a Margin of Excellence Award from the Bellevue Community College (BCC) Foundation in recognition of her outstanding work in support of the college and its students.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Cherry Crest Elementary school students (from left) Andre Garone

Kids use cameras to take look at community

Cherry Crest Elementary second grader Ben Buckley sat in the council chambers at Bellevue City Hall and studied the man’s face.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Cherry Crest Elementary school students (from left) Andre Garone

Council seeks summer close to Light Rail study

Bellevue City Council members last week put the Light Rail Best Practices Committee on a fast track to finish a nearly year-long effort that will help the council prepare for a proposed light rail system in Bellevue.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Doll discussion at Rosalie Whyel museum

Mary Krombholz of Cincinnati, Ohio will present a program on “Identifying German Parian Dolls” at 1 p.m. today at the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art in Bellevue. The program will accompany the museum’s exhibit “Pale By Comparison: Untinted Bisque Dolls.”

  • Jun 2, 2008
Sammamish High School’s winners of the photography contest (from left): 1st place - Sarah Craven

Sammamish students win photo awards at Omega

Sarah Craven won first place in a photo contest for Sammamish High School students sponsored by Omega Photo.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Sammamish High School’s winners of the photography contest (from left): 1st place - Sarah Craven

Seattle Humane Society sets Kitten Kindergarten course

Registration is underway for the first ever Kitten Kindergarten training class in the state. Offered by the Seattle Humane Society, the class is open to kittens between the ages of 8-20 weeks. The course will provide structured socialization and basic training, such as teaching “sit” and “come.”

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue’s Kindering Center named among state’s best companies to work for

Bellevue’s Kindering Center, the Eastside center for infants and children with special needs, has been named one of Washington’s Best 100 Companies to Work For by Washington CEO Magazine.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Interlake students, band win awards

Interlake High School music students place high in the Washington State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Central Washington University in Ellensburg on April 26.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Staff Sgt. Lisa Mechaley has been a Marine for 13 years.

Bellevue worker enlisting people to adopt Marines

When Carol Maples decided she wanted to help the troops, the licensed massage therapist at Massage4BusyBees in Bellevue began her search via the Web. There she found the Ryan Rust, Adopt a Marine program.

Staff Sgt. Lisa Mechaley has been a Marine for 13 years.
Members of Phffft! dance troupe (from left) Liz Erber
Members of Phffft! dance troupe (from left) Liz Erber