City Hall Recognized as Leader in Healthy Buildings

Bellevue’s City Hall is now the first public building in Western Washington to be certified under the new Fitwel standard. Fitwel was developed in recent years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration and is operated by the Center for Active Design. Given research that Americans spend more time at work than anywhere else, the organization’s goal is to encourage building design that will have a positive impact on health.

“We’re very proud City Hall qualified as a one-star Fitwel-certified public building,” said Emma Johnson, the city’s resource conservation manager. “Bellevue strives to create a healthy, inviting space for all visitors and staff, and this rating indicates we are on the right track to achieve a healthier and more sustainable City Hall.”

Seattle Polo Party and Equestrian Club Hosts Fourth Annual Seattle Polo Party

Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club, the premier polo club in the Pacific Northwest, is pleased to announce its grandest event of the summer, the Seattle Polo Party, presented by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars of Bellevue on Saturday, Aug. 11. Sponsors include Rolls-Royce Motor Cars of Bellevue, Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers, and Bellevue Lifestyle magazine. The party curates the best of polo as a sport, fashion and lifestyle into an all-day affair. Event highlights include two polo games, a halftime show, a divot stomp, a wooden horse demo, an awards ceremony, fashion shows and a women’s hat parade contest. The day will close with an after party featuring a DJ and music. All beverage proceeds will benefit The MORELove Project in its charitable efforts to the support the homeless. Guests are encouraged to dress in their garden best with a smart summer dress, fanciful hats and of course, polo shirts. SeattlePoloParty.com

Bellevue Ranks No. 10 in ‘Best Place to Live’ in 2018 

Among the six cities in Washington state that made Liveability.com’s top 100 list of “Best Places to Live” 2018, Bellevue came in at No. 10.

“Recognized for its excellent public schools along with Bellevue College and City University of Seattle, its well-educated workforce places the city on several prestigious lists of the best places to launch a business. A highly rated healthcare network gives residents access to three fantastic hospitals, and the city’s downtown district has developed quickly over the last decade; today it accommodates about 1,300 businesses. Shoppers have choices like Bellevue Square and three major malls, and city officials are civic-minded when it comes to smart growth and advancing the community for the sake of everyone. And for fans of crafts, the highly attended Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair has been held since 1947.”

Ann Arbor, Michigan, took the No. 1 spot on the list this year.