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reflections Bellevue Club

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fickle foods getting the right nourishment can be a clash of the entrails for foodies with an allergy

Paved Paradise

Five members, one epic bike ride across Croatia

Meatless Mondays Mark the new week by going vegetarian—if only for a day

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Meatless Mondays Many have taken the pledge to avoid meat on Mondays, both to help the environment and their own bodies.



Paved Paradise Rather than lounge around, these five members took their vacation by the handlebars.



Fickle Foods Food allergies are pesky and potentially dangerous. Find the right substitutions to keep yourself nourished.


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Taste of the Town Knock back a few during one of Seattle’s most refreshing tours.



Elements Even Dale Chihuly had to start somewhere, and you will, too, during this glass blowing class.



Culture Shock The Eastside Heritage Center collects from the past in order to share with future generations.



Running Man He’s hit feet to pavement again and again to run the path of fitness.



Less Wash, More Wear Freshen up clothes between sweat sessions with easy, quick tricks.



Photo Review See how your fellow members rung in the new year, right here at the Bellevue Club.



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Editor’s Picks

Cover: Some allergies may make you react with more than a satisfied grumble.

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e always try to use the freshest local ingredients in everything we cook at the Club. Though, with produce, this is not always possible. During the winter months, much of our produce comes from other states, but now that winter is over, we are looking forward to our local produce again! We work with Charlie’s Produce (Charlie is a member, and you can find him on the basketball courts), which works with local farmers from all over Washington. We also believe in supporting our local businesses, whether it’s the coffee we serve— Caffé D’Arte, locally roasted coffee beans since 1985—to the 15 local bakeries that we work with.  Macrina makes the most delicious brioche rolls we use for our sliders in Cosmos; Alki Bakery makes the best cinnamon roll I have personally ever had; and our newest addition, Eden Bakery, is making a splash with gluten free and vegan cooking. From cookies and cupcakes to breads and muffins, I have been truly impressed with their treats. Besides the locally purveyed products that we try to use, we also try to cook for you in the healthiest ways we can. We are working closely this year with the Wellness Department and our resident Wellness Director and registered dietitian Wendy Caamano. You may have noticed new labels on our menus recently, and these come from the union of our restaurants and Wellness Department. We are working specifically with the awardwinning Your Body Your Life program to make sure participants can find plenty of nutritious options at the Club. Look for the W (Wellness) and the YBYL (Your Body Your Life) logos on the menus in Splash and Polaris Grill, and on the stickers in Luna Express.


Wellness food label defined

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·     100 percent whole grain or “whole” listed as one of the first ingredients. All three parts of the grain (bran, germ and endosperm) remain intact—it has not been stripped of its nutrients. ·     Low fat ·     Prepared with heart-healthy fats (omega-3s and monounsaturated fats). Saturated fat content from meat and dairy is low.  ·     A high amount of fiber (soluble and insoluble). Fiber helps lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, add bulk to keep you full with fewer calories and maintain intestinal health. ·     Balance (a balanced meal includes carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats). Balanced meals stabilize blood sugar, slow digestion and help sustain energy. ·    Lots of color—a variety of color brings different nutrients (vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients [plant chemicals] to promote and maintain optimal health). These foods are also typically high in fiber.

Your Body Your Life food label defined

A Your Body Your Life (YBYL) label means the plate/item/dish includes one or more of the following: ·    The item can be found in the Your Body Your Life meal plan. ·    The item/dish fits into a recommended calorie range of 250-500. ·    One or more of the Wellness food label definitions is included.

A wellness (w) label means the plate/item/ dish includes one or more of the following: ·     Whole foods (nonprocessed, in their natural form, as harvested).

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Family Gym Night

Inflatable Obstacle Course

March Birthday Month in Polaris Grill Begins

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

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Water Runner

Inbody Testing Hot Vinyasa Yoga


Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Ladies’ Tennis Night



Ladies’ Tennis Night

Barre Flex and Flow


Bonhams Jewelry Appraisal Event Zumba

Men’s Tennis Night


Hot Vinyasa Yoga

Water Runner


Young Adult Author Talk


NW Summer Activities Travel Talk Nutrition and Arthritis Talk


Barre Flex and Flow


Family Game Night: BINGO

Intro to Pilates Equipment

Family Float-In Movie Night

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Mixed Doubles Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill




Men’s Tennis Night

Kids' Night Out: Western Hoedown Mixed Doubles Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill



St. Patrick's Day Water Runner


Monday Night Social Bridge Begins


Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Hot Vinyasa Yoga



War Horse Theater Event

Hot Vinyasa Yoga

Intro to Yoga

Parent & Child Swim Lessons Begin


Water Runner

Ladies’ Tennis Night


Inflatable Obstacle Course Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill


Glass Blowing Class

Your Wellness Cleanse

Family Gym Night

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Barre Flex and Flow


Mixed Doubles Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Men’s Tennis Night

Ladies’ Tennis Night



Pain-Free Neck and Shoulders


Solutions for the Sandwich Generation Trivia Night in Cosmos Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Barre Flex and Flow Men’s Tennis Night



Oysterfest Nutrition and Laws of Health Talk Your Wellness Cleanse

Mixed Doubles Night


Brews and Views Tour Inflatable Obstacle Course Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill


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Taste of the Town By Allyson Marrs They call themselves escape artists. Escape with them for a full day of tasting the best brews around Seattle— refreshing. On Saturday, March 30, you can drink, and drink some more, with a member event in partnership with EverGreen Escapes. During EverGreen Escapes “Brews & Views” tour, beer enthusiasts visit breweries in Seattle for a bit of history and a lot of hops. Typically, the tour kicks off at Pyramid, with a talk by the head brewer, a free pint glass and hors d’oeuvres. “One of the great aspects of visiting Pyramid is the ability to taste beers you can’t get anywhere else,” said Tyler Davis, EverGreen Escapes’ Escape Artist Manager and International Program Director. “Pyramid brews a lot of great beer that stays exclusively in its Seattle brewing facility.” Although the itinerary varies depending on brewery schedules, Escape guests (Runaways?) can expect to stop in southern—SoDo, Pioneer Square, etc.—and northern—Ballard or Fremont—neighborhoods. The Artists aim to expose Runaways to breweries with various characters, size, style and, of course, type of beer served. Some of the company’s best beer partners are Elliott Bay, Hale’s Ales, Schooner Exact Brewing Company and Fremont Brewing. Washington has 82 breweries, and Seattle boasts many of these. Most are micro or craft producers, meaning they

make less than 20,000 barrels each year. But Tyler says the Pacific Northwest is most known for its hoppy beers, such as the IPA—not surprising given that one of the largest hop-producing regions in the world can be found just east of the Cascades. “Seattle is also well known for its collaborative beers,” Tyler said. “Two or more head brewers from different breweries collaborate to produce a single beer, thanks to the tight-knit beer community, as well as plain old creativeness for seasonals and one-offs.” To celebrate the city, the tour also includes “views.” The group stops at various viewpoints that best highlight Seattle’s beauty, and which also give the Runaways a breath of fresh air between pints. Leading this are the Escape Artists— the guides with the wisdom. They have a “deep knowledge of the beer-making process, the history of beer in Seattle and beer in general,” Tyler said. Many of the guides have worked in the brewing industry—some as head brewers—and all share the passion. “Regardless of their ‘beer background,’ they all are charismatic, have an intimate knowledge of Seattle and its neighborhoods and make each and every tour unique.” If you’re craving a great pint, or five, contact Membership Director Kaarin Keil at to attend this fun event. The drinking begins on Saturday, March 30, from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Registration is $95 per member.


Elements By Allyson Marrs Man evented fire as a way to keep warm, but since then, man has warped the element to create art. Art by Fire, founded in 1997 by Renée Pound and Lenoard Whitfield, is an Issaquah-based glass-blowing studio; and on March 20, Bellevue Club members will have the opportunity to become students. While glass blowing is first and foremost a form of artistic expression, the folks at Art by Fire have put their hearts into the medium. They created a 9/11 memorial to recognize the bravery displayed on that day and, glowing hearts for the children of Japan after the deadly 2011 earthquake and tsunami. For Renée and Lenoard, these designs were a way to share something fragile, 10 | MARCH 2013

beautiful yet strong, with perfect strangers as a way to counteract the ugliness in the situations they represent. Considering it takes at least two people to blow and sculpt glass, there’s already a sense of unity tied to the process. Lenoard, the studio’s primary artist, has been blowing glass for more than 15 years, but even people of his tenure can learn something new. “I don’t think anybody ever really ‘masters’ glass,” said his wife Renée. “There is so much for one person to ever learn.” So education is a big part of Art by Fire’s mission. They want their students to become proficient in glass blowing, and they offer both private and mini classes to achieve this. For the serious aspiring artist, there’s also the option to enroll in six-week sessions, where you can craft for four hours each week.

Glass blowing depends on the property of inflation—the expansion of glass into a molten blob after air is introduced. Glass inherently has a liquid structure, so when it’s manipulated, it can be blown out with heat, and it gradually hardens as it cools. Mold-blowing and free-blowing are the two major techniques used, and the former involves placing a wooden or metal carved mold at the end of the blowpipe. This mold determines the shape and texture of the glass. Free-blowing is a series of short puffs of air into the molten portion of glass, which forms an elastic skin, so the artist can quickly shape the blob before it cools. Experienced glass blowing artists can shape almost any design by rotating or swinging the pipe and expertly controlling the temperature as they work. If you’ve been anywhere in Bellevue or Seattle, then you’ve seen the countless forms glass art can take, courtesy of Dale Chihuly’s stamp on the region. It may be a bit more dangerous than watercolors, but glass is just another medium for creative expression. If you’d like to explore this medium and be a part of the small Bellevue Club class on Wednesday, March 20, at 2 p.m., contact Membership Director Kaarin Keil at kaarink@bellevueclub. com. Registration is $60, and you’ll come home with a beautiful piece of art. More information about the studio can be found at

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acing the fitness studio with blue-tooth in ear, this multi-tasking member emphatically explains multi-platform analytics and sales integration all while wearing gym shorts. Yes, we heard that sweaty conference call on last quarter’s sales numbers. We know about your big meeting next week. And we certainly heard your 2013 development strategy. We only have one question: Do we need to sign a non-disclosure agreement to use the treadmill next to you? This member prefers clear communication throughout the mortgage process—especially at the gym.

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Executive Chef Paul Marks will be sharing some of his favorite recipes each month. To keep you eating healthy during the resolution slump, here is a fresh, spring topper to use over baked or grilled fish or chicken.


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Citrus Salsa 2 oranges (one just for juice) 1 lime 1 lemon 2 green onions Olive oil Salt and pepper 1 ounce basil   ·     Cut off the rind of the lemon, lime and one orange, slice fruit and mix together. ·      Juice one orange and add to other fruit. ·     Slice green onions and add to mix. ·     Toss with a little olive oil and season to taste. ·     Toss torn basil with salsa just before serving.

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Meatless Mondays

By Allyson Marrs The U.S. Meatless Monday campaign launched in 2003, in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Since then, it has garnered worldwide attention, as millions of people have made the pledge to go vegetarian one day each week. Campaign organizers urge that during that one day, people bring their cultural customs and specialties to the table— providing these are meat-free, of course. Nutrition is one part of the movement, but the other contributor is the toll it takes on the environment to produce meat. Massive amounts of land, water, fertilizer and oil are required for meat production—more than it takes to grow other nutritious options, according to supporters of the undertaking. Sir Paul McCartney is an outspoken supporter, and he has urged the United Kingdom to adopt the meat-free practice. According to the Meat Free Monday campaign, “the UK’s Food Climate Research Network suggests that food production from farm to fork is responsible for between 20 to 30 percent of global green house gas emissions,” with livestock alone responsible for half that number. So why Monday? Well, it turns out that most people see Monday as the marker of the new week—a way to start 14 | MARCH 2013

over, or start fresh. It’s typically the day most people will begin their diets, quit smoking or jump into a new exercise regime. Those pesky unhealthy habits that dominated the weekend are in the rearview mirror, and positive choices feel easier to make. The media and health experts eagerly jumped on board to encourage these changes. “Woman’s Day” magazine has included a Meatless Monday recipe in their monthly recipe calendar since 2004. The documentary film “Food, Inc.” included Meatless Mondays as one of the Top 10 Things You Can Do to Change Our Food System. In July 2009, “The Huffington Post Green” began running a weekly Meatless Monday recipe column. In December of that same year, Al Gore endorsed the campaign before the European Parliament, arguing that it’ll improve the world’s climate crisis. Even famous chefs and TV personalities joined the table. Mario Batali offers Meatless Monday menus in all of his restaurants, and Oprah decided to have the same options in the Harpo Studios cafeteria. The nutritional aspect boasts its own benefits, and the program is careful to follow U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines to make sure important food groups aren’t neglected. “By going vegetarian, people can reduce their risk of diabetes, heart disease

and cancer,” said BC registered dietitian Laurelee Misseghers. “Additionally, the Adventist Health Study 2 recently showed that those consuming plantbased diets weighed 30 pounds less than those consuming animal products, so it can aid in weight loss as well—as long as cheese is also avoided, as that contains a lot of calories.” Laurelee also said that gram for gram, pumpkin seeds contain more amino acids that the body needs than a rump steak contains. But she does warn that “fake meats” aren’t necessarily the most healthful and should only be used occasionally. The Meatless Monday campaign offers numerous recipes to keep your days delicious, but below are the basic food types to remember if you want to feel full without meat-specific protein. • Legumes • Soy, including tofu • Beans • Grains • Dairy Both Polaris Grill and Splash offer vegetarian options if you’d like to give Meatless Mondays a try, and if you want to learn more about the movement and what it can do for you, your family and the environment, visit

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Team Bacon is the latest victor in the Bellevue Club Basketball Championship games, with a competitive victory over team Ross. BCST Swimmers Selected as PNS All-Stars

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Preserving the Past By Allyson Marrs Every place has a beginning. The Eastside has its own story to tell, its own pictures to share and its own history to study. From Bellevue to Medina, the Eastside has grown quickly during the last century, and one organization is looking back to where it all began. The Eastside Heritage Center ( “Connections for yesterday, today and tomorrow”) was established in 2001, with the merger of the Bellevue Historical Society and the Marymoor Museum of Eastside History, after Marymoor’s museum was forced to close its doors. Although EHC does not currently have a destination museum, their hope is to grow into one to make their collection more accessible. For now, EHC is your destination for information, educational services and public programs, all relating to the Eastside and its origin. Temporary exhibits are sprinkled throughout the area and are constantly changing. The collection is 35,000 pieces strong, but most objects sit in storage, waiting for their turn to be featured in an exhibit. But it doesn’t take a large location to have an effect, as EHC is proving through special programs. The organization rents out Treasure Boxes— tools, materials and information, about historic mining, for example—to groups, such as schools or senior homes. EHC and its volunteers also work to organize hands-on projects for kids to teach them about local history. In 2005, one of these activities involved showing children a blacksmithing tool that stripped kernels off dried corn. It’s a way to relive history in an educational environment. Currently, there are two EHC offices in two historic Bellevue houses: the McDowell House and the Winters House. The McDowell House is home to the Curatorial Education and Management staff, so those looking for a particular item—a special piece of history—should make an appointment here. The Winters House is a designated site on the National Register of Historic Places, the only public building in Bellevue with this honor, and is open to visitors Tuesdays, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Here, docents will lead guests through the restored home and offer background on the building and its setting. Although admission to the house is free, donations are appreciated. For more information about EHC, to volunteer, to coordinate a school program or to donate, visit or call 425.450.1049. The website is also the most up-to-date venue to learn where current and upcoming exhibits will be held, and which items will be displayed. Until EHC find its home, Eastside businesses will act as its gracious hosts. 18 | MARCH 2013

Man: Adolph Hennig with baskets of grapes in Hennig’s Vineyard, Bellevue, October 1925 Road: 112th Avenue NE, Bellevue, October 1962 High School: Bellevue High School Football Field 1989 Meydenbeaur shot: Bellevue from across Meydenbauer Bay, ca. 1993 All photos, Courtesy of the Collections of Eastside Heritage Center

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More bottles, more fun. Because wine is better in larger quantities, collecting the beverage is a logical step for the wine lover. A collector is one of two things: someone on the hunt for variety, or someone on the hunt for multiple versions of his or her favorite. Either way, this hunt will take collectors straight to the vineyards, to dark cellars, to specialty stores and overseas. It can be about the challenge—the finding of a vintage or the selection of something new on a limited budget. It’s an adventure all on its own—that choice. Collecting is also about the usefulness of having a varied supply, especially if you’re an entertainer or a great gifter. If you collect, you can buy in bulk at a discounted price. It’s a game of sorts, and you’re always a winner. But if you’re new to the hobby of collecting wine, there are some simple aspects that may get overlooked.

space, of course. If you have the means, you could build an exceptional cellar quite quickly. However, if you’d rather take your time with the project, it can become a meaningful investment as you watch it grow over the years. If you plan to grow your collection to hundreds, or even thousands, of bottles, a wine cellar would be the smartest choice. But if you’re looking for a smaller collection, there are two other options: a dual- or single-temperature wine cooler. The former is mostly for people who want their wine at both storing and serving temperatures. Either color wine should be stored at about 55 degrees Fahrenheit, although most like to drink their white wine at a cooler temperature. If your needs are more for storage than serving, a single-temperature cooler will work just fine, and is also less expensive. Or, you could rent a wine storage locker, which has temperature and humidity controls.

Do you build a cellar? Buy a dual temperature wine cooler? A single temperature one? To build a wine cellar, you have to be serious about collecting, and have the

How do I know how long to let my wine age? Guidelines for this are relaxed and vary depending on who you ask. There

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isn’t exactly a timer that sounds when a wine suddenly isn’t drinkable anymore. If you’re developing a collection, you should start to get a feel for your own preferences, based on the types of wines you’re most likely to buy. You could find that more maturity tastes better—the flavor notes have a stronger hint of spice than fruit—or decide that you prefer the lighter, crisper bite. Wine doesn’t get better each day until it expires. It simply matures, meaning the taste will change, but who’s to say that’s better? Though, if you’re interested in aging wine, make sure you have a cellar that will protect the bottles from light, heat, vibration and temperature fluctuation. No matter your ultimate goals in collecting, it’s a fun hobby for an enthusiast. Just make sure to always have a great corkscrew and pair of wineglasses on hand. Cheers. Joyce Combs is the Purchasing Manager at the Bellevue Club.

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Five members took the relaxation out of a Croatian vacation and added a whole lot of adventure instead. By Allyson Marrs


nyone can sip piña coladas on the lido deck. Anyone can make three trips to the buffet line within the hour, sans guilt, and finish the meal off with a gentle steel-drum rhythm. While this type of vacation is full of a whole lot of relaxation and maybe a little bit of sin, too, for members Ed, Roger, Paul, Jane and Jean, it’s just … boring. The five were brought together many years ago in the Club’s spin class. Ed Springman and Jane Hague are married, and Paul and Jean Wiegnand are married too. Roger Winter met Ed 40 years before, and they’ve been great friends since. They all have one very important thing in common: they love an adventure. 26 | march 2013

So, rather than spend a week surrounded by buffets, drinks and cozy cabins, they decided to take in a vacation by bike. Their destination: Croatia—the beautifully idyllic, small country next to Italy, on the coast of the Mediterranean. Ed took two years to plan the trip, although he’s had plenty of experience. He’s done the same type of trip from Hanoi to Saigon, Bangkok to Phuket, the Lake District in Chile, across Scotland, across the Loire Valley in France, Prague to Vienna, across Budapest and across Morocco. As far as why he chose Croatia this go-around, “It’s just a place I’ve never been,” he said. The group trained for the trip by attending spin classes on a regular basis, taught by Rose Nelson and Christin Tercek. “They

p ro f i l e kept us inspired,” Jane said. They all keep active by working out regularly, so it was more a matter of embarking on a new challenge. Since they were all bike enthusiasts, and had been for a quite a few years, the most difficult part was finding a guide who would take them through both the northern and southern parts of Croatia. But once they did, it was just the five of them, their guide Thomas, their bikes and an elusive van that carried their luggage from city to city. Thomas, the guide, actually did the trip during his “vacation” time, to fulfill his desire to see southern Croatia, which made him as enthusiastic as the rest of the group. “It added to the fun, since sometimes we were sort of ‘lost,’ as Thomas figured out things on the fly,” Paul said.  They started their two-week trip by flying into Slovenia. From there, they rode into Croatia, through 10 different cities and popped up their kickstands for the last time in Dubrovnik. “The trip was absolutely fantastic. The scenery was out of this world,” Roger said. “There were so many views of the perfectly clear-blue Adriatic Sea that we almost got tired of looking!” The coastal towns are what postcards are made of; to say the group enjoyed beauty during the arduous rides is an understatement. They spent four to eight hours each day on their bikes, and owe the most difficulty to the hills. One hill spanned 5.4 miles, with a grade between seven and 11 percent.

“The country is very hilly, as there are rocky islands jutting out of the sea, and it was very hot and humid,” Paul said. “We all just proceeded at our own pace and met up periodically if we got separated.” Jane saw the bright side, though. “You’re able to eat and not worry about coming back heavier,” she joked. That’s exactly what they did, too. They ate, they drank and they swam, ending each day with a dip in the sea, cooling off from the 90- to 100-degree temperatures. Croatia is a country dripping with history, which was evident with every town they passed through. Split, the secondlargest city in Croatia, was erected by the Roman Empire; Hvar has monuments that have survived since the 15th century; and the unanimous group favorite, Dubrovnik, has 1.24 miles of preserved medieval walls encircling the city, which tourists can walk to get a sense of the purpose they served many years ago. “It suffered such destruction and hardship during the war, but is completely restored today, yet they retained all its historical character,” Paul said. But the locals also helped make the experience special. “People were exceptionally friendly,” Jane said. “They told stories of the shelling and the rebuilding of the city. For those of us who live in America, it was really compelling—to know that people had withstood such hardship and rebuilt their city.” With the slower pace, “you get to meet a lot of interesting people that you would

otherwise not meet if you were traveling on a bus or traveling by car,” Ed said. “Biking gives you an opportunity to get a better feel for the country.” They got to experience getting lost while trying to cross the Slovenia-Croatia border, and they got to immerse themselves in the sites, rather than just catch a quick glimpse. “You see things more thoroughly, and you can share it with your friends,” Jane said. “You stop and observe the beauty much more often at a slower pace,” Paul said. “You interact with more locals and get out in the rural areas more.” But beyond the pace, it was the idea of having an active vacation—about really exploring a new country from a different perspective. It was a matter of deciding to turn the passivity that so often occurs during trips into action. The group depended on their own two legs to get them to the destinations they sought to travel, and with this there was a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, unusual for most relaxing vacations—which are great, too, of course. “Most of all, we had a great group of friends,” Paul said. The group is now looking into doing another bike trip in Eastern Europe, to see Poland and Hungary. For Ed, Jane, Paul, Jean and Roger, adventure and athleticism are synonymous. There are plenty more bike paths out there just waiting to be ridden, and these five are ready to leave their marks.

five Reflections Favorite activity at the Club: Spin Class—unanimous. A day of snow, or a day of sun: Snow, because that means skiing— Paul Wiegnand. First job: Sales with Alcoa Aluminum, the Boeing account—Ed Springman. Three words to describe you: Active, committed and easygoing—Paul Wiegnand. Daily necessity: A solid eight hours of sleep—Ed Springman.

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Battling food allergies is no easy feat, but simple tweaks will help you win the war. By Allyson Marrs


ood should be fun, not feared. But for many, severe food allergies can cause a reaction that will send them straight to the hospital. Unfortunately, it’s the luck of the draw. Some foodies can munch and taste without a care in the world, while others are obsessively checking food labels and ingredient lists. These people may have to choose restaurants carefully, ask their waiters detailed questions and still carry an EpiPen with them during outings. For those with a food allergy, their immune system identifies a specific substance as something harmful to the body. This will trigger antibodies’ action to destroy the substance, so the next time that item is eaten, the antibodies will detect it and prompt the immune system to release the chemical histamine, along with others, right into the blood stream. These chemicals can cause a minor reaction—runny or itchy nose, dry throat or itchy eyes—or more severe symptoms—rashes or hives, nausea, labored breathing or anaphylactic shock— which can send the eater directly to the hospital. Depending on the severity of the allergy, a person may still be able to nibble on the culprit, sometimes with the help from medicine; but for many others, one taste and they’ll never forget it. Following, are some of the most common food allergies— those ingredients or substances found in countless dishes, making them hard to avoid. But with a little preparation, and even more flexibility, allergies don’t have to eliminate a favorite meal.


Most commonly referred to as “lactose intolerance,” this allergy is caused by sugar found in milk and milk products. People with this allergy have a deficiency of the enzyme lactase—produced by the small intestine. Lactase breaks down the lactose into glucose and galactose to help absorb it into the bloodstream. When there’s a deficiency, the sugars aren’t digested well. Milk, cheese, ice cream and butter are the enemies here. These items, of course, are heavily used in baking and cooking, which can make life seem unjustly cruel. However, some people can manage this allergy by introducing very small amounts of lactose during big meals, with the other food groups almost masking the lactose during digestion. Lactase enzyme pills can also be effective when taken 30 to 60 minutes before eating smaller portions. If you still want the nutritional benefits of items heavy with lactose, but not the stomach pains of actually consuming it, try these substitutions. Substitute with: Soy (milk, cheese, etc.), almond/rice/goat/ sheep milk, aged cheese (the harder it is, the less lactose), Greek yogurt and sherbet. Need calcium, but have a dairy allergy? Substitute with: Leafy green vegetables, pinto beans, calcium-fortified orange juice and fish (specifically, sardines). MARCH 2013

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gluten If you often suffer from stomach pain, joint pain or mental fogginess, you may have a gluten allergy. An allergy to gluten may also be a contributing factor to failed attempts at weight loss. While you can get tested at the doctor’s office, you can also try testing yourself at home. Eliminate gluten (wheat, barley and rye) from your diet for two to six weeks, and if your symptoms and a few extra pounds are gone, then gluten could be to blame. Avoiding gluten typically means avoiding flour (white or wheat). The most common gluten-packed edibles and drinkables are pretzels, pizza, pasta, crackers, cookies, cakes, bread, bagels and beer. Also, foods made with oats can be tricky because they’re processed in a way that usually makes it problematic for those with a gluten intolerance. There are some other sneaky gluten-filled items lurking in your pantry that may be having an impact too. These items include soy sauce, thick sauces and soups, condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce) and spice blends (taco and enchilada mixes). There’s no denying it: gluten is everywhere. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way around the allergy. Use the substitutions below when baking, or check ingredient lists while out shopping for packaged options. Many products now are labeled “gluten-free” to make for easy shopping. Substitute with: Rice flour, quinoa, corn meal, buckwheat, soy flour, coconut flour, almond and other nut meals, corn tortillas and, yes, gluten-free beer! 30 | MARCH 2013

nuts The immune system will overreact to the protein found in nuts if the eater has an allergy. Often times, simply handling or breathing in a peanut or tree nut will set off a reaction. From wheezing to a drop in blood pressure, the consequences can be serious. In contrast with many food allergies, which are more common in adults, nut allergies are most often seen in children. So, it’s especially important to be careful, since their immune systems aren’t as strong as those of adults. Also, some people can outgrow food allergies—think milk, soy and wheat—but a nut allergy is typically lifelong. Along those lines, the only way to deal with a nut allergy is to avoid nuts. This means that people with nut allergies must not only refrain from eating nuts, but also avoid any products that may have been made in the same facilities where nuts or nut-products are processed. To be prepared, check ingredient lists first, but always check the label for additional phrases, such as “may contain nuts,” “produced in a facility that also processes nuts” or “produced on shared equipment with nuts.” Foods to pay special attention to as a precaution: Cookies and baked goods, candy, ice cream, Asian cuisine and sauces.

If food allergies are monitored people are in no correctly, real danger. Sometimes, though, the allergen can sneak into a dish, leaving the affected breathless. This is why it’s important to always be prepared and never be too shy to ask questions of your server, your grocer or the friend who just made your dinner. Thankfully, many foods that cause allergies have simple alternatives, and, like anything else, a routine will start to form during grocery shopping, eating out and cooking at home. Your allergy may have won this battle, but you can still win the war.

SOY This allergy can first appear in infants, who react to soy-based formula. Most children will outgrow it, but the allergy can persist into adulthood. Soybeans are now a major part of processed foods in the U.S., which adds to the challenge of trying to avoid the product. Alone, soybeans are easy to ignore, but when they’re hidden in so many other foods, taking the initiative makes all the difference. With a soy allergy, consulting with a doctor or nutritionist is a good idea in order to maintain a balanced diet, since eliminating all foods with soy can create a gaping hole in the food pyramid—Jenga! Soy can be found in meat products, baked goods, canned tuna, crackers, sauces, soups, chocolate, low-fat peanut butter and many cereals. However, some studies suggest that soy-allergic people may still be able to consume soy oil, although a doctor should be consulted first. Once people understand the specific products that contain soy, these become easier to avoid because they usually have soyfree counterparts.

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Salt’s Bitter Effects

Rather than adding salt to everything you eat, sprinkle garlic, fresh ginger, citrus, flavored vinegars and other juices over your food. You can even encourage yourself to eat more veggies by tossing them with lemon or lime zest to add a sweet factor. Increased daily consumption of salt can lead to heart disease, higher blood pressure and even stroke. Most people consume twice as much as the daily recommendation—six grams. —Executive Chef Paul Marks

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Find Peace in Strength

Yoga is more than a workout; it can affect your state of mind long after the class is over. Yoga can help reduce your blood pressure, reduce stress levels, heighten levels of relaxation and improve your digestion. Also, you can expect better posture, increased flexibility and strength and toned muscles. Each yoga style has its own benefits, and with the Club’s many choices, you can try all of them to find your peace. —Sue Matyas, Fitness Director

Is pain keeping you from enjoying life? Learn more about joint pain relief as well as knee and hip replacement by attending Overlake Medical Center’s informative seminar, taught by one of our orthopedic surgeons, Wednesday, March 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue. Please preregister by calling 425.688.5259 or going to

Nutrition to Help You Fight Cancer Dressing on the Side

Little changes can have a big impact on calories, and all salad dressings aren’t the same. Don’t ruin the benefits you’re getting from the veggies by pouring dressing all over them. Instead, keep the dressing on the side and dip small bites, which will help reduce your intake. A half-teaspoon of dressing versus two tablespoons can save you more than 100 calories. —Wendy Caamano, Wellness Coordinator

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To fight cancer, keep eating fish, nuts, fruits and veggies. The antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in these foods are a powerful tool. Studies show omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and nuts maintain brain function and reduce inflammation, while foods rich in antioxidants lower the rise of heart disease, high blood pressure and various forms of cancer. If you’re being treated for cancer, include a variety of healthy foods to give your body all the nutrients it needs. —Overlake Hospital Medical Center Your destination for unique home furnishings and interior design

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Member Jeff Cirillo received a nomination into the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. For him, the nomination is gratifying after 14 seasons playing ball, with 112 home runs. Jeff was a third baseman and a .296 hitter. In 1997 and 2000, he was named an All-Star. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins and the Diamondbacks, where he made his first appearance as a pitcher. Jeff also shares a major league record with John Wehner, for playing 99 consecutive errorless games at third base. Now, Jeff works as a major league scout for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, but also finds time to shoot hoops at the Club and stay active with his three sons. Congratulations, Jeff, on receiving this high honor!

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Overlake Medical Center’s annual Bandage Ball is back for another night of dancing, auctioning and mingling for a great cause. Because Overlake receives no tax dollars, philanthropic events keep it and its services going. The Bandage Ball is a gala attended by 700 of the community’s leaders, business moguls and families in an effort to keep the state-of-the-art facilities in their best condition. This year’s event, held Saturday, March 16, at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, will support and fund a new Heart & Vascular Center at Overlake. The David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center will be the epicenter of comprehensive cardiac and vascular services in the east Puget Sound. Overlake serves an average of 100,000 people each year, and is among the top 10 percent in the nation for heart attack response time. It’s the only hospital on the Eastside that offers open-heart surgery, a full range of interventional procedures and vascular surgery. Member Brittany Barker, one of this year’s Bandage Ball cochairs, is also a member of Overlake’s young donors group and has served on the Board of Directors for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce since September. Member Shirley Schumacher is also a co-chair, along with Dianne McLaughlin. The Bandage Ball was first held in 1960, and in the last 16 years, it has raised more than $10 million. For more information about this event, visit For inquiries about attending or volunteering for the event, contact Jennifer Fischer at 425.688.5526 or



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Member Ken Kamada is the co-founder of the new business Zaarly, founded in 2011. His partner, Bo Fishback, asked himself how much he would pay for any given item, and this sparked an idea. After some consulting with former startup lawyer Eric Koester, Ken and Bo decided to head to South by Southwest (SXSW)—a festival in Texas that features emerging technologies, among other things.

Soon, Bo, Eric and Ian Hunter created a prototype that answered Bo’s question. “Zaarly, at its core, is a simple request application,” Ken said. “Users request what they want, when they want it and how much they’re willing to pay for it.” Others in the marketplace can then fulfill these requests and make money. The app drew attention from actor and business mogul Ashton Kutcher. Three days after SXSW, they had a check and 3,000 users. Six months after that, they raised more


than $14 million from investors, and Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay and current Hewlett Packard CEO, joined Zaarly’s board. Since Zaarly’s beta test, they have posted more than $40 million in requests, and have more than 400,000 users nationwide. “Our original product allowed people to ask for anything they wanted locally to our ‘community’ of Zaarly users,” Ken said. “In return, people around them would make some money selling a good/service or simply by helping them out.” Zaarly has grown to include “Storefronts,” where handymen, yoga instructors, personal chefs and many more, can open an online “store” through Zaarly, making it easier for users to find and buy from these owners. Think of it as a combination of Etsy, Groupon, eBay and Craigslist, with a high-end twist. These “Storefronts” are available in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Kansas City. Ken is now the CFO and sales director of Zaarly, and is excited by the company’s growth. An app is available for both Android and iPhone devices, and you can visit the site at




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Running Man By Allyson Marrs “It was awful, and I hated it,” member Terry Robinson said of his first two-mile jog. Although he liked the solitude of the exercise, rather than the yelling that’s common on basketball courts, where he usually exercised, the first time wasn’t so great. But after two weeks of feet to pavement, Terry found it comfortable and not as painful, and signed up for his first 5k. “This 5K race definitely ignited my competitive spirit. It also motivated me to run for such a meaningful cause.” Terry ran the Swedish-sponsored Summer Run, supporting the Marsha Rivkin center for Ovarian Cancer Research. “I was not just running alone,” he said. “Participating in sponsored events allowed me to direct my efforts back to my own community.” This running high took off on its own, and soon Terry’s hobby turned into a big part of his life. He started competing … a lot. “I never imagined taking part in a true endurance race until I was invited to be part of a co-ed team in the grueling Hood to Coast Relay over Labor Day weekend. I ran three, six-mile legs during a 20-hour period.” Terry was anxious in the final days

leading up to the race and considered dropping out, but with some encouragement from his teammates, he ran. Actually, he ran the fastest out of everyone on his 12-person team. “The relay inspired me to test myself even further,” he said. So Terry entered marathons in Boston, New York and Seattle. He took first in a race of 579 runners sponsored by Swedish Hospital, third in the Redmond Derby Days Dash, second in the Spirit of Bellevue 12k and first among 727 runners in the Kirkland Half Marathon. “My personal highlight in 2012 came when I broke through the tape at the conclusion of the annual 5k Seafair Torchlight Run with a time of 17:23,” Terry said. Terry took first in that 2012 run. “Winning was an unexpected thrill. It’s a smaller race than Boston, but the crowds are similarly lined up 10-deep for the parade. The enthusiasm is almost as intense as the Boston Marathon.” Terry’s continued improvement in the sport over the years caught the attention of the American running team set to compete in the Maccabi Games in Israel during July this year. The team invited Terry to run as part of Team USA in the half marathon. The Maccabi Games are a competition where Jewish competitors around the world gather for the third largest international sporting event in the world— behind the Olympics and the Pan Am Games.

There will be more than 7,000 athletes from 50 nations, and Terry has had his eye on this particular prize since the 1990s. “If I work hard and improve my times, there is no reason I should come home without a medal,” he said. Along with the travel opportunities and multiple health benefits running has afforded him, Terry enjoys the community as well. He’s met new friends, young athletes and has been invited as a guest speaker at summer camps to motivate youths. Even his 14-year-old son Aidan has gotten into the sport—he took first in his age division at the 2012 Seafair Torchlight Run. For Terry, dedication has taken him on a long run, and it’s just one more way fitness can shape a life. “Running has been a catalyst,” Terry said, “which has allowed me to discover my true potential.”

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Less Wash, More Wear If you work out consistently, you may see your laundry hamper filling up so quickly it spills over the top, leaving more socks abandoned than you can keep track.

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Upcoming Events Recreation Family Gym Night March. 1 & 22, 5:30-8 p.m. Family Float-In Movie Night: “Curious George” Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. Kids’ Night Out: Western Hoedown Friday, March 15, 6-9 p.m. $33/child

Fitness Inbody Testing Monday, March 4, 6:30 a.m.-noon & 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m.-noon $50/one test or $79/test one and follow-up test Intro to Pilates Equipment Saturday, March 9, 9-10:30 a.m. $35/member, $42/guest Lunch & Learn with BC Dietitian: Nutrition and Arthritis Tuesday, March 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m. $10 Pain-Free Neck and Shoulders Saturday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.1 p.m., $35/member, $42/guest

V acat io n R e ntal s CANNON BEACH (arch cape). Exquisite oceanfront. Elegant and romantic 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, all new interiors with sweeping 180-degree views, stone fireplace, cherry, stainless, ceramic and quartz, with hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, DSL and hot tub. No smoking/pets. Weekly minimum. 503.803.0370 or Four seasons villa, Kona, hawaii. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa at Hualalai Four Seasons. Ocean view, exquisitely furnished. All resort amenities included. Sandy, 206.230.5606. www.hualalaifour KAUAI, POIPU BEACH, kiahuna PLANTATION. 1 bedroom deluxe condo. Ocean/lagoon/garden view. $190/night. 425.643.1805, ext. 14. www.kiahunapoipu

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Your Wellness Cleanse Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m.-noon & Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. $350 for both classes Intro to Yoga with Cameron Sunday, March 24, 3:30-5 p.m. $35/member, $42/guest Lunch & Learn with BC Dietitian: The Laws of Health Thursday, March 28, 12:15-1:15 p.m. $10

mingle Young Adult Author Talk,“Free Boy” Wednesday, March 6, 6:307:30 p.m., $5 Bonhams Jewelry Appraisal Event Thursday, March 7, 6:30-8 p.m., $15 Family Game Night: BINGO Friday, March 8, 6-8 p.m., $10 Travel Talk: Summer Outdoor Activities & Vacations Tuesday, March 12, 7-8 p.m., $5 Monday Night Social Bridge Begins Monday, March 18, 7:30-10 p.m. $45 Glass Blowing Class Wednesday, March 20, 2-4 p.m. $60 Free! Solutions for the Sandwich

Generation Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Free! Trivia Night in Cosmos Tuesday, March 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Oysterfest Thursday, March 28, 7-8:30 p.m., $45 Brews and Views Tour Saturday, March 30, 1:30-6:30 p.m. $95

Aquatics Parent and Child Swim Lessons Begin Monday, March 25 M 11:30 a.m.-noon or 5:30- 6 p.m., W 11:30 a.m.-noon & Sa 9:30-10 a.m., $110/child

taste March Birthday Month in Polaris Grill Begins Friday, March 1

Ongoing programs

For full lists of adult classes and events, pick up the latest copy of the Bellevue Club Connector or visit www.bellevue

Recreation FREE! Toddler Open Play (0-5) Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-noon

C l a s s i f i e d s Kihei, maui. Beach front 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condominium. Ground level. Steps out to 4 mile sandy beach. Maalaea Surf Resort. 425.653.7712. Paris. Chic 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment in 7th Arrondissement. Walk to Seine and Eiffel Tower. 206.328.0897. SUN VALLEY. Beautiful Wildflower condo. 3 bedroom/2.5 bath plus loft, all with deck and mountain views. Sleeps 9. Close to SV Lodge, pools, tennis, golf, skiing. $450/ night, $3,000/week. Will consider trade of luxury condo in warm resort area. www. Call 206.230.9363. SUN VALLEY. New 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome in West Ketchum. Walk to bike path, river run and town. www.vrbo. com/430919. and 503.807.2186.

SUN VALLEY. Prospector condos in Warm Springs for rent. 2 bedroom/2.5 bathrooms; or 3 bedroom/3 bathrooms. Pool and tennis courts available. Call 1.800.303.5630.

S e r vi c e s DAVE’S PAINTING, INC. 25 years Eastside custom painting. Pressure washing driveways and patios. Free estimates. Owner present at all jobs. 425.747.2543.

To place a classified ad 688.3162, or Classifieds deadline is the first of the month prior.

cl a s ses & eve n t s FREE! Round-Robin Squash Thursdays, 6 p.m. Free! Open Climb (4+) Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Private Dance Lessons (all ages) Private Basketball Lessons (6+) Karate Club (7+) Guitar and Voice Lessons (9+) Kids’ Night Out (3-10) Racquetball & Squash Ladders To receive your invite, email spring Session Classes & programs For full information, visit

Aquatics FREE! Inflatable Obstacle Course, Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m. and FREE! Water Runner, Saturdays, Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m.

TRX 101 TRX Total Body Circuit TRX Ab Blaster TRX/Kinesis Boot Camp Barre-X Pilates Mat Yoballates Advanced Pilates Mat Hot Yoga 26 Poses Gentle Yoga

taste Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill Tuesdays and Saturdays Wine Flight Night in Polaris Grill Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Discover new wines in Polaris Grill. Choose from any three reds (2-ounce pours for $15) or any three whites (2-ounce pours for $10).

Cosmos Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 3:30-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close. Saturday & Sunday, open-close Hat Trick Splash Special in Splash Daily, 11 a.m.-close Three small plates for $20 Sunday Family Fun Night Sundays, 4-9 p.m. Half-price wine and beer by the glass, half-price kids’ meal when eating with a parent. Optimus Prime in Splash Thursdays, 5 p.m. until gone Slow-roasted prime rib (9 ounces) dinner for $24. There’s even a smaller petite cut for the kiddos, $10. Splash Alley Come visit our to-go window, located near the tennis lobby. Stop for a bite to eat and your favorite wine or beer while viewing tennis or the pool. Features a limited menu and full beverage service.

Group Swim Lessons Private Swim Lessons Masters/Adult Fitness Swimming M-F noon-1 p.m.; T/Th 5:45-7 a.m. or 9-10 a.m.; F 5:45-7 a.m.; Sa 7-8:30 a.m. Blue Whales Swim Team For information and reservations for any Aquatics program, call 425.688.3223.

Tennis Adult Group Lessons Junior Group Lessons Mixed Doubles Night Ladies’ Flights Men’s Night Ladies’ Night Junior Tennis Team Junior USTA Program

Fitness See a Group Personal Training or GPX and Conditioning Studio schedule (available at the Athletic Services Desk) for a full list of classes.

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10 Ways to Get Ready for Spring Clean It’s a tradition, after all, to get your home and life in tiptop shape for the coming season and all that it brings. Purge your closet It’s time to donate the clothes you haven’t worn since last spring, and get those warmerweather outfits ready. To donate clothes, visit one of Bellevue LifeSpring’s locations. Get sweaty Swimsuit season is (possibly) near, if Seattle clouds decide to part, so make sure you’re ready by spending some time in one of the Club’s GPX classes. Soothe and protect skin Keep your skin smooth by moisturizing daily, and protect yourself from sun damage by choosing a sunscreen with at least SPF 30. The Club’s Spa has everything you need to prepare. Play catchup The finale of many TV shows is nigh, and soon, you’ll feel too guilty to spend your time indoors. Catch up on your favorite series while you can still wrap yourself in that Snuggie. Enjoy the last of winter activities Skiing and snowboarding will soon be ending for the season, and iced coffee will replace indulgent hot beverages. Wear out your favorite winter hobbies before it’s too late. Volunteer your time The holiday season marks a rise in volunteers for local organizations, but the enthusiasm tends to level after January. Choose your favorite nonprofit and dedicate spring to helping. Make more hours happy The sun is sticking around later in the evening, making your days feel longer and brighter. Indulge in Cosmos happy hour to celebrate the added sunlight, or kick back on Polaris Grill’s patio. Plant new life The arrival of spring offers the opportunity to begin gardening, so get your seeds ready. You could be eating straight from your backyard. Plan for fun Upcoming spring break classes and activities at the Club to keep the kids busy, added social events for the adults and so much more. It’s time to kick the fun into high gear.

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Reflections: February 2013  

The Community Magazine of the Bellevue Club

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