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Seat opens on Bellevue Planning Commission

The Bellevue City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on the Planning Commission.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Seat opens on Bellevue Planning Commission

The Bellevue City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Whoever is appointed will serve the three years remaining on the term of a member stepping down this spring.

  • Jun 2, 2008
The Bellevue Community Band
The Bellevue Community Band
Ronnie Short fills up her truck as the last customer to receive free gasoline from the Washington State Lottery on Friday morning. Her Dodge truck sported the sign that signaled to other motorists that she was the last of the 200 eligible customers to receive the free fuel.

Lottery gives motorists free gasoline

Like many Americans, Ronnie Short is feeling the pain at the gas pump.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Ronnie Short fills up her truck as the last customer to receive free gasoline from the Washington State Lottery on Friday morning. Her Dodge truck sported the sign that signaled to other motorists that she was the last of the 200 eligible customers to receive the free fuel.

Workers sought for Marymoor concerts

King County Parks is encouraging groups and individuals to be a part of the volunteer “Marymoor Recycling Crew” at this summer’s Concerts at Marymoor. Recycling Crew volunteers get free entry when they help promote recycling and waste reduction during shows.

  • Jun 2, 2008

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  • Jun 2, 2008

Girl Scouts plan evening for foster parents, families

Bellevue Girl Scout troop 51041 will hold a foster parent appreciation dinner for 80 families of Olive Crest Foster Agency Thursday, May 29 at Crossroads Bible church. The 6-8 p.m. dinner event will include a craft, dinner provided at the church, entertainment, decorations and a take-away gift.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Valley hospital board votes to still meet at 3:30 p.m.

The Valley Medical Center Board of Commissioners will continue meeting at 3:30 p.m., after voting recently to rescind a decision to meet at 6 p.m. that effectively could have resulted in the resignation of one of its newest members.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Tony Gee wraps up the Philanthropy Experience Project (P.E.P) presentation during a Leadership Eastside conference at Lake Washington Technical College on Thursday

Next group of leaders shows their stuff

Leadership Eastside’s (LE) Class of 2010 shared its Community Project Presentations at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) May 8.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Tony Gee wraps up the Philanthropy Experience Project (P.E.P) presentation during a Leadership Eastside conference at Lake Washington Technical College on Thursday
World Impact Network’s Executive Director Gabriella Van Breda poses with the piggy banks that are used to collect money to raise $50

‘Piggy Parade’ hopes change brings change

A pocketful of change may not seem like much, but for the increasing number of people feeling the effects of a weakening economy, a nickel and dime goes a long way.

  • May 31, 2008
World Impact Network’s Executive Director Gabriella Van Breda poses with the piggy banks that are used to collect money to raise $50
Bellevue’s new art benches along 140th Avenue are designed to complement previous improvements made to the sidewalks and median by the Bellevue Transportation Department.

Bellevue’s newest art: Sit down and cheer

Bellevue’s latest public art installation is not just for looking at. Eight vividly colored steel benches along 140th Avenue, framed by ornate trellises, panels and canopies, offer nice places to sit as well.

  • May 31, 2008
Bellevue’s new art benches along 140th Avenue are designed to complement previous improvements made to the sidewalks and median by the Bellevue Transportation Department.
Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Nine-year-old Kimberly is a very social girl with beautiful long black fur. She is a sweet lap cat with silent vibrating purr. Watch her video on http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=10682746

  • May 28, 2008
Pet of the Week
The family that makes up Common Folk: (back row

Bellevue’s ‘Brady Bunch’ of business

“I always thought she was a sweetheart,” says Eric Straub of his now wife, Kathryn.

  • May 28, 2008
The family that makes up Common Folk: (back row

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  • May 27, 2008
Adolph Hennig in his vineyard

Heritage Corner: Bellevue’s Vineyards

From roughly 1920 through 1950, Adolph Hennig’s eight-acre vineyard was located on Clyde Hill above the present location of First Presbyterian Church. The small baskets that Mr. Hennig is using in this picture indicate that he is probably picking for the fresh market. (During the Prohibition years, home vintners came frequently to Hennig’s farm to purchase grapes.) However, most grapes went into juice, and picking for juice was a high volume effort that continued seven days a week until finished. Adolph Hennig could sell 12,000 gallons of juice in a year, and his product appeared in stores from Bellingham to Olympia.

  • May 24, 2008
Adolph Hennig in his vineyard
State Patrol Trooper Rick Fisher talks to a TV photographer in front of a curbstone vehicle

State Patrol warns about ‘curbstoning’

The Washington State Patrol office in Bellevue warned drivers about “curbstoning,” a growing problem in the state, officials said.

  • May 24, 2008
State Patrol Trooper Rick Fisher talks to a TV photographer in front of a curbstone vehicle
Ken Rice

They’re trying to change the world

George Fair started his endeavor to change the world at the post office.

  • May 24, 2008
Ken Rice

GARDEN CALENDAR

Kent Sunrise Rotary Club Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24. Features azaleas, ornamental grasses, shrubs and perennials. Proceeds benefit the Rotary’s annual Dictionary to Every Third Grader Program. Kent-Meridian High School parking lot, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent.

  • May 22, 2008

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  • May 22, 2008
A pro skater demonstrates his skills at Highland Skate Plaze

Bellevue’s skate plaza a regional attraction

Standing on a skateboard for his first time ever in brown dress shoes, a helmet and knee pads over his khakis, state Rep. Ross Hunter glides down the ramp.

  • May 21, 2008
A pro skater demonstrates his skills at Highland Skate Plaze