December 2018 Around Town

Alicia Peru Boutique Grand Opening The Alicia Peru Boutique recently opened its doors to the community. Beginning as an online boutique, the brick-and-mortar shop in Old Bellevue is part of the Main Street Merchants Association. Offering more than just sustainable women’s luxury fashion, gifts and accessories, the business also creates social and economic opportunities for female artists … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

FastSigns Bellevue Employees Win Award at FastSigns Outside Sales Summit Melissa Christiansen and Garan Ingersoll, both outside sales professionals at FastSigns of Bellevue, received the Bronze Sales Award at the 2018 FastSigns Outside Sales Summit recently held in Arlington, Texas. This award recognizes sales employees who achieved sales of $300,000 to $499,999 during the 12-month period. The … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

2018 Bill Henningsgaard Fund for Children Winner The community is proud to announce that the 2018 Bill Henningsgaard Fund for Children recipient is the Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue for its BE GREAT: Graduate (BGG) program. BE GREAT: Graduate (BGG) is a formal collaboration between Bellevue School District, The Gates Foundation, King County Housing Authority and Boys & … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Bellevue Is the Region’s Second Fastest-Growing Neighborhood Just behind South Lake Union, Bellevue has recently become the region’s second fastest-growing neighborhood. Downtown Bellevue’s population has grown by more than 5,200 from 2010 to 2017, a 73 percent jump. The increase can be drawn back to the zoning that has allowed for multifamily housing to expand … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

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 … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Meet Andrew Oldham, Chef de Cuisine at Eritage “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Child When asked about his approach to life and cooking, the word that comes up most often is “learning.” As chef de cuisine at Eritage, Andrew Oldham is looking forward to embracing a new challenge … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Great Wine Inc. Named American Small Business Champion by Score Local business Great Wine Inc. has been named a winner of the 2018 American Small Business Championship by Score, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. The Championship awarded this title to entrepreneurs for their dedication to the success of their businesses, awarding … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

New Way for Public to Register for Recreation Programs People looking to find and sign up for Bellevue recreation programs will have an easier time doing it as the city rolled out a new, mobile-friendly registration system Thursday, March 1.  In addition to working on desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices, the new system, BlueRec, … Continued

April 2018 Around Town has ranked Bellevue as No. 10 on its fifth annual list of Top 100 Places to Live. 

March 2018 Around Town

Since the 1920s, printmaker and illustrator José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) has been lauded as the “father of modern Mexican art.” An exhibition of his work, "POSADA, José Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Penny Press: Prints from the David J. Sellers Collection" will be on view April 13-August 19 at Bellevue Arts Museum.