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Rachel Belle

  • A Tennessee elephant sanctuary would take Seattle's elephants, says Woodland Park Zoo never contacted them
    Rachel Belle | April 16, 2015 5:42 pm
    Woodland Park Zoo's elephants, Chai and Bamboo, are on the road to the Oklahoma City Zoo where they will find a new home. But elephant activists say a sanctuary is better for the elephants. The zoo says the sanctuaries aren't accepting elephants and are riddled with disease. But one elephant sanctuary says this is not true, and the zoo has never even contacted them.
  • Uncle Manny, 80, still rides his bike to work every day
    Rachel Belle | April 15, 2015 6:21 pm
    An 80-year-old Lake City man has been riding his bike to work for the past 22 years, rain or shine. On his seven mile daily commute, he gets a good look at the neighborhoods, its people, and nature.
  • Adult coloring books are selling by the millions, selling out on Amazon
    Rachel Belle | April 14, 2015 3:31 pm
    When was the last time you colored? You know, crayons, coloring book? Perhaps you haven\'t colored since you were a kid. But right now, on Amazon, the top two best selling books are both coloring books. For adults. Adults are channeling their inner child, and achieving calmness and creativity through coloring and finger painting.
  • Plate of Nations showcases immigrant family run restaurants in Seattle's Rainier Valley
    Rachel Belle | April 10, 2015 5:28 pm
    Rainier Valley has the most diverse zip code in the United States, which means there are restaurants from all around the world, many of them run by immigrant families. Twelve of these restaurants are being highlighted in a promotion called Plate of Nations. Each restaurant is offering a $15 and $25 meals that can serve 2-4 people.
  • Chick-Fil-A opened in Bellevue, but is it worth the hype?
    Rachel Belle | April 09, 2015 4:02 pm
    The first Washington Chick-Fil-A franchise opened in Bellevue this morning, and 100 people camped out in the parking lot over night, and were rewarded with free chicken for a year. But Rachel Belle wanted to find out if the chicken is as delicious as the hype.
  • Internet addicts, There's an app that can force you offline
    Rachel Belle | April 08, 2015 6:26 pm
    Many of us have a love/hate relationship with the Internet. It can be fun and useful, until we're on Facebook until 2 a.m. But a couple of apps allow us to block certain websites, or the entire Internet, for periods of time so we can get stuff done. Or have hours of Internet free fun with our family and friends.
  • Applying to college? Don't let your mom do all the work
    Rachel Belle | April 06, 2015 6:29 pm
    At Seattle Pacific University, they have a lot of involved parents, but sometimes it's too much.
  • Local veterans share the stories behind their tattoos
    Rachel Belle | April 01, 2015 6:01 pm
    Auburn's White River Valley Museum is looking for submissions for their upcoming Service Ink exhibit, photos and stories about the tattoos of local veterans. Here you will meet two of the men whose tattoos will be featured in the exhibit.
  • Edith Macefield's Ballard home back up for sale
    Rachel Belle | March 31, 2015 3:11 pm
    The saga continues. Edith Macefield's house goes up for sale, seven years after she passed away. She left the house to her caretaker, who sold it to a real estate entrepreneur who went bankrupt and the house was recently foreclosed upon. Meanwhile, people from all over the world are writing messages on colorful balloons outside of the house.
  • Spend a week as a lighthouse keeper at the tip of Dungeness Spit
    Rachel Belle | March 27, 2015 3:33 pm
    The Keeper Program is a working vacation.

Ring My Belle on KIRO Radio

  • Ring My Belle on KIRO RadioTune in to KIRO Radio on Sundays at 3pm for Ring my Belle with Rachel Belle.

Who is Rachel Belle?

  • Rachel Belle's "Ring My Belle" segment airs Monday-Friday on The Ron & Don Show at 4:33pm and 6:33pm. You can hear "Ring My Belle Weekends" Sundays at 3:00pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and getting outside.

    Please send Rachel your story ideas, weekend events and taco truck tips!