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Sarah and Daniel Whitney on their homestead in 1887. The horse was named Charley.

Heritage Corner

Born in 1825 (or 1824, records differ) Sarah Jane McCoy married her first husband John Green in 1843. Lured by tales of gold in California, the Greens left Illinois in 1862 and went west in a covered wagon. Their eighth and last child, a son named Frank, was born six weeks after his father died in 1864. Sometime after arriving in California, Sarah remarried a Mr. Daniel P. Whitney.

  • May 16, 2008
Sarah and Daniel Whitney on their homestead in 1887. The horse was named Charley.

Overlake’s emergency department to handle Group Health patients

Due to the closure of Group Health Cooperative’s Eastside Hospital and Emergency Department on April 30, the Emergency & Trauma Center at Overlake Hospital Medical Center is poised to handle the additional emergency patient volume that’s expected from both Group Health membership and residents in the surrounding community.

  • May 14, 2008

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  • May 13, 2008

Many farmers markets now open

Some farmers markets are open, others are getting close. Here’s where to find them:

  • May 13, 2008
Jane Porter

Author finds ‘Mrs. Perfect’ – in Bellevue

Award-winning Bellevue author of modern lit, Jane Porter has added another layer of inner strength to readers who will read her newest novel, “Mrs. Perfect.”

  • May 10, 2008
Jane Porter

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  • May 9, 2008

Bellevue’s first-ever ‘expo’ to highlight major projects

Experts on more than 40 city and regional projects in Bellevue will offer presentations at City Hall on Thursday, May 15, for the city’s first-ever “Spring Forward Expo: Projects Affecting Your Future.” Residents can learn about dozens of major projects and express their opinions.

  • May 7, 2008

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  • May 6, 2008

Lend a hand

These organization need your help to help others.

  • May 6, 2008
Bellevue Botanical Garden docent Lucia Kelley leads a tour Saturday

Bellevue’s urban ‘oasis’

Tickled pink, Jane Song stretched her neck out and smelled a cluster of yellow blooms from an overhanging kerria shrub.

  • May 3, 2008
Bellevue Botanical Garden docent Lucia Kelley leads a tour Saturday

Frandsen on president’s list at Gonzaga

Erik Lyn Frandsen, a sophomore from Bellevue, has been named to the president’s list at Gonzaga University for fall semester 2007. Students must earn a 3.7 or better grade point average to be listed.

  • May 3, 2008

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  • May 1, 2008
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Here we see two views of the same intersection, one in 1959 and one in 2007. The maples seen in the earlier image were planted in the early 1900s. When the street was widened in the 1960s city planners had to remove them, but new trees were planted in their stead.

  • May 1, 2008
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11 named to dean’s list

Eleven Bellevue-area students have been named to the dean’s list at Eastern Washington University for winter term.

  • Apr 30, 2008
Future firefighters participated in a ‘muster’ Saturday
Future firefighters participated in a ‘muster’ Saturday

YES gets funds to help youth affected by family member’s addiction

Youth Eastside Services (YES) has partnered with the Robert Vasen Foundation to provide services and support for youth who have been affected by the drug and/or alcohol addiction of a family member.

  • Apr 30, 2008

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  • Apr 29, 2008
Girl Scouts of America celebrated its 96th anniversary this year and in honor of the occasion the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art in Bellevue is hosting an exhibit of Girl Scout dolls through at least May. Girl Scouts was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912. The first United States Girl Scout troop began in Savanah
Girl Scouts of America celebrated its 96th anniversary this year and in honor of the occasion the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art in Bellevue is hosting an exhibit of Girl Scout dolls through at least May. Girl Scouts was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912. The first United States Girl Scout troop began in Savanah

Future firefighters to compete in ‘muster’

The Bellevue Fire Department will host a “fire muster” on Saturday, April 26, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Apr 26, 2008
A For Lease sign in the window of the former Stamos Cafe in the Lake Hills Shopping Center says the popular restaurant won’t be returning after a devasting fire last year.

Saying goodbye to Lake Hills’ Stamos Cafe

Sam and Stella Stamos opened their eatery in Lake Hills more than 26 years ago. Over the years it became a community favorite, known for down-home food and a warm atmosphere.

  • Apr 26, 2008
A For Lease sign in the window of the former Stamos Cafe in the Lake Hills Shopping Center says the popular restaurant won’t be returning after a devasting fire last year.