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Best dinner shortcuts to buy from Costco now
Costco to the rescue during this busy time of year. Stock up on yummy pasta, delicious salad kits, healthy frozen veggie mixes and more.
What's for dinner? ►
Heartwarming holiday traditions from local families
Our readers share some darling and creative ideas for making the holidays extra special. Be inspired by these feel-good traditions.
The most wonderful time of year ►
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Nurturing and inspiring students of high intellectual potential.
News and recommendations to know about this week
Shi Shi, a green sea turtle rescued on a Washington beach,
has an unusual rescue story
with a feel-good ending.
An award-winning novel
about a girl discovering her Native American identity, perfect for middle-grade readers and written by a local author.
The whole family will enjoy this new
animated version of the book series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
on Disney+ now.
NEWS YOU CAN USE ►
Give your child the gift of music!
Experience the gift of music with Do Re Mi’s small group piano lessons! With 5-6 students per class, children will grow individually and together.
Enter our holiday giveaway extravaganza
We are giving away 15 amazing prizes, perfect for a family to enjoy. Hurry! The last day to enter is Dec. 19.
Christmas came early ►
A top global private school opens in Bellevue in 2022
BASIS Independent Schools will bring an innovative interdisciplinary instruction model to Bellevue next fall.
Learn more ►
BASIS Independent Bellevue
3 things to do with kids this week
Go on a
holiday-themed nature adventure
to find wooden snowmen in the woods.
See an enchanting and affordable
holiday light display
at Garden d'Lights.
Another walking light show,
Dazzle in Maple Valley
is sure to put the whole fam in the holiday spirit.
MORE OUTINGS ►
Crossroads Bellevue holiday fun!
Celebrate the season with live holiday music, unique shops, 30 international restaurants, rock climbing, art classes and more.
Spruce up your tree with these kid-made ornaments
Clever gifts to stay close with faraway friends and family
Holiday smiles are the best!
You can help local families see plenty of them this season when you join Hopelink in providing food, shelter, warmth … and hope.
Stream StoryBook Theater's ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" presented by Premera Blue Cross is now available to stream online for free!
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