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Bellevue Youth Theatre, a state of the art gem!

January 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Jason E. Cook with Bellevue Buzz Showcases the Bellevue Youth Theatre.

This week I had the privilege to sit down with James McClain, Program Director for (BYT).  James brings a passion for the theatre, arts, and our great city!  This is more than a state of the art facility, this is an inclusive program that is the pulse of our community.  This weekend the BYT foundation is hosting a Benefit Production titled A musical Journey of BROADWAY!  For tickets and more information visit

This will help provide the theatre with many needed items that do not get funding.  From dancing shoes, to video stanchions, much is needed. For more information visit their websites:



The New Cherry Crest Elementary

September 7, 2012 Leave a comment

The New Cherry Crest Elementary!

The 85,000 square foot new Cherry Crest is twice the size of the original school it replaced. Due to developing technology, it’s also the most energy-efficient building in the district. Classrooms fill the main wing, with the additional wing housing the gym, cafeteria, library and administrative offices.

Some exciting features of the new Cherry Crest include:

Classroom technology: In addition to SMART board technology, all classrooms are equipped with at least six computer workstations. There are additional learning spaces outside the classrooms.

Solar energy use: 434 roof-top solar panels will offset about 10% of the buildings total annual energy use.

Geo-thermal heating and cooling system: 85 wells placed 300 feet below the sand playfield will generate all heating and cooling for the building, as well as domestic hot water. No fossil fuels are burned on site.

Green spaces: Rooftop gardens and outdoor courtyards are not only living classrooms, but also assist with storm water cleanup.

Natural setting: The two-story building with plentiful windows and glass is nestled in the surrounding woods, with classrooms looking toward green spaces. A water feature in the courtyard, lush plants and pathways around the building add to the serene environment.

BellevueBuzz Visits Motivational Happy Hour

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Motivational Happy hour interview:

A short time ago BellevueBuzz had a video intervierw witht he ladies of the Motivational Happy hour!

Neighborhood of the Week!

Neighborhood of the Week! Whispering Heights!

Neighborhood of the Week Video

Great meeting at the Crossroads community center

The city of Bellevue hosted a great event at the crossroads community center.


 Second forum focuses on neighborhood connections

Whispering Heights President and City Council Member


 Building connections among neighbors – with a special emphasis on youth, senior citizens and multicultural neighbors – is the topic of the second Bellevue Neighborhoods Forum, scheduled for Thursday, May 12, at the Crossroads Community Center.


Everyone is invited to attend the forum, which continues the community-building theme established at the first Neighborhoods Forum with author Peter Lovenheim. (See related article for results of April 6 forum.) The May 12 discussion will get underway with a panel of experts exploring ways to build strong personal and community connections that embrace the city’s diversity in an era of demographic change.


The panelists are:


Helena Stephens, Bellevue Family, Youth & Teen Services Manager;


Ralph Ibarra, Diversity Consultant; and


Joanne Donohue, Vice President of Senior Services of King County. 


Following the panel, forum participants will choose their primary area of interest – youth, aging, or multicultural relationships – and continue discussion with the panelist in that focus area.


Scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., the forum will include dinner courtesy of sponsor Chipotle Mexican Grill. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and space is limited. For reservations, contact Neighborhood Outreach at 425-452-6836 or


Seven neighborhood sponsors also helped make the Neighborhoods Forums possible:


Surrey Downs Community Club ~ Sunset Community Association ~ Somerset Community Association Newport Hills Community Club ~ Whispering Heights & Collingwood Community Association Horizon Heights Community Association ~ Horizon Crest Community Association


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