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3 Bellevue residents named Living Treasures at BCC for diversity

Three Bellevue residents have been named Living Treasures by Bellevue Community College’s Diversity Caucus. Nora Lance, Associate Director of Student Programs, was chosen as one of four employees to receive the honor, while students Michael Akrish and Katie Wilson were among the four student Living Treasures.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Kelly Almeleh

Bellevue downtown farmers market open, Crossroads on Tuesday

The Farmers Market north of downtown Bellevue has opened for the season. The market operates every Thursdays from 3-7 p.m., through Oct. 9 at 1717 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Kelly Almeleh

Fire in Factoria storage unit speads to car

A stubborn car fire at a Factoria self-storage facility in the 13200 block of S.E. 30th St. kept Bellevue firefighters busy Friday morning. The fire originated from one of the units where a man was apparently servicing some equipment around 11 a.m. The first fire crew was able to quickly extinguish the storage unit fire, but a nearby car developed a gas tank leak that resisted extinguishment for several more minutes.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue teen honored as Drug-Free Mentor

Bellevue resident Spencer Lull recently was honored as a Drug-Free Mentor at the 15th anniversary event of the Drug-Free Marshals program in Los Angeles. Drug-Free Marshals (DFM) are marking the year with a new program to inspire older teens and young adults to take on new leadership roles in their communities.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Carseat technician Janis McKelvey checks the babyseat where Chloe Manningsmith sits inside her mother Sarah’s (not in photo) vehicle during the Child Safety Fair & Baby Extravaganza at Factoria Mall on Saturday
Carseat technician Janis McKelvey checks the babyseat where Chloe Manningsmith sits inside her mother Sarah’s (not in photo) vehicle during the Child Safety Fair & Baby Extravaganza at Factoria Mall on Saturday

School district gets certification for pest control

The Bellevue School District has become the 27th in the nation, and the fourth program in Washington state to earn certification for pest management.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Reed: August primary will reflect Supreme Court ruling

Washington voters have witnessed several changes in recent years, with poll sites getting replaced by mail-in ballots, the primary taking place a month earlier and constantly changing. Last week, Secretary of State Sam Reed talked about how voters now cast ballots from the mail instead of the polls, the primary this August will be the third different type since 2003 and voter rolls have been cleaned up since the governor’s election recount in 2004.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue home builder Quadrant announces cuts

A fast-growing rate of home deal cancellations has forced Bellevue-based Quadrant Homes to cut back its workforce.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Mindy Leffler with Aidan in her lap

Walk-a-thon raises $40,000 for Aidan, family

More than 1500 people turned out for the third annual Walk for Aidan event last Saturday to support 4-year-old Aidan Leffler who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Mindy Leffler with Aidan in her lap

Three to receive scholarships

Three students at Bellevue-area schools will received scholarships from Overlake Alumnae Panhellenic.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Fallen officer memorial Saturday at Factoria

Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty will be honored Saturday at a memorial at the Factoria Mall.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Council sees plan for Surrey Downs park

Hiking trails, a large open area, improved athletic fields and picnic facilities would all become part of a new park in the Surrey Downs area under a proposed master plan unveiled before City Council members on Monday.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Council approves habitat restoration

Native salmon populations are expected to reap immediate benefits from a major Kelsey Creek habitat restoration project approved Monday by the Bellevue City Council.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Memorial Day changes for Metro Transit

Most Metro transit service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, Memorial Day.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Mary Embleton of Cascade Harvest Coalition speaks to a crowd gathered at Bellevue City Hall on Saturday May 9. King County Councilmember Jane Hague hosted the ‘Living Green’ event.

Environment gets top billing at City Hall workshop

The environment was in the spotlight May 10 at Bellevue City Hall as a mini-workshop helped community members become aware of the ongoing threats to natural resources.

Mary Embleton of Cascade Harvest Coalition speaks to a crowd gathered at Bellevue City Hall on Saturday May 9. King County Councilmember Jane Hague hosted the ‘Living Green’ event.

Muni League seeking volunteers

The Municipal League is looking for volunteers to help their fellow citizens be well-informed before they vote.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Church offers e-waste recycling

First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue will hold an e-waste event in its parking lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7. The event will give people a chance to recycle outdated computer equipment and help a worthy cause, too.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Fallen officer memorial at Factoria

Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty will be honored Saturday at a memorial at the Factoria Mall.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue band to play at Memorial Day service

Tahoma National Cemetery will have a Memorial Day Program starting noon May 26 at the cemetery, located at 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent. This year’s program will include a flyover provided by the U.S. Navy, and music provided by the Bellevue Community Band led by conductor Phillip Donley.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue lists youth leadership award winners

Winners have been chosen for Bellevue’s Community Leadership Awards, annual honors presented by Bellevue Youth Link, a youth leadership program sponsored by the city and Bellevue public schools.

  • Jun 2, 2008