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  • Robbins Brothers' New Location in Old Bellevue Opens Today

    by Jenny Ngyuen | Oct 13, 2016

    Robbins Brothers, the Engagement Ring store is now open in the brand new, beautiful Venn building in Old Bellevue.

    Their VIP grand opening celebration will be on Thursday, October 20th.

    The new 4,357 square-foot-store is home to an array of well-known bridal jewelry brands including Tacori, Simon G., Verragio, Henri Daussi, Michael M., Lashbrook and more. The bigger location now offers more inspiration and convenient shopping with new collections such as Little Bird which features colored gemstones; Equalli, a selection of unique and symbolic wedding bands; and Expressions, a collection for shoppers who desire a creative custom piece that will be available within two to three weeks.
    Following the grand opening, festivities will continue over the weekend October 21-23 for the “Love is Sweet" event featuring a special 30-month financing promotion, sweet treats from Trophy Cupcakes, swag bags, raffle prizes and more.


    33 Bellevue Way NE


    Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    For more information, go to RobbinsBrothers.com.


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  • Volunteer opportunities with Bellevue Parks Department designed for businesses

    by Jenny Ngyuen | Oct 12, 2016

    Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department now have group volunteer opportunities that are designed for businesses.

    On one Friday each month, Bellevue Parks & Community Services hosts volunteer events throughout the city as part of their Eco Fridays program. Eco Fridays take place 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. and are held at various parks throughout the City of Bellevue. A wide variety of businesses, civic organizations, non-profits and schools have taken up the challenge to donate their time. The groups plant native trees and shrubs, restore hiking trails, remove noxious weeds and complete other park improvement projects. These events​ are a great bonding experience for the group, and the volunteers really enjoy seeing the immediate fruits of their labor.

    Volunteer Program Flyer

    The program tailors the volunteer project to the group’s needs and interests, encouraging the best possible fit and overall volunteer experience. They have a wide variety of volunteer projects available year-round. Individuals may also participate and will be assigned to a group.

    For more information, go to the City of Bellevue's website.

    To schedule your group’s volunteer event, email Parks_Stewardship@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-4195.


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  • October Events at the Bellevue Farmers Market

    by Jenny Ngyuen | Oct 11, 2016

    Bellevue Farmers Market last day is October 27th

    Another market season has breezed by, but there is still time to stock up on seasonal spices and colorful veggies! Here are fall events that we definitely recommend taking part in before they close for the season:

    Pie Baking Contest - October 13
    Have a pie recipe that you would like to show off in the "Tried and True Apple" or "Anything goes Apple" category? Bellevue Farmers Market is having their First Annual Pie Baking Contest on October 13th! There is still time to register. Sign up online by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12th and then bring your pie to the market by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Three winners will each receive $30 in gift certificates and pie bragging rights until next year.


    Halloween Harvest Celebration - October 27 

    For the last market on October 27th, Bellevue Farmers Market will be hosting a Halloween Harvest Celebration. There will be raffle drawings, trick or treating throughout the market, scavenger hunts, face painting, live music from the Haggis Brothers, and pie pumpkin painting. It will be a great event for kids and families!

    Bellevue Farmers Market will transition to fall hours beginning this week:
    October 13: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
    October 20: 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
    October 27: 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.


    For more information, go to BellevueFarmersMarket.org.


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  • Seattle Restaurant Week is back beginning October 9th

    by Jenny Ngyuen | Oct 07, 2016

    Are you hungry? Dine out in Bellevue for a deal!

    Dine at your favorite restaurant or try somewhere new during Seattle Restaurant Week, October 9-13 and 16-20. More than 165 participating restaurants in the Seattle area are offering three-course dinners for just $32 and many also offer three-course lunches for $18. Get ready to eat your local heart out! 

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    Photo courtesy of Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

    Participating Bellevue restaurants:

    Andiamo Ristorante Italiano

    938 110th Ave NE Suite 1

    Cantinetta Bellevue

    10038 Main St

    Firenze Ristorante
    15600 NE 8th St Suite 015

    Lot No. 3
    460 106th Ave NE

    McCormick &Schmick’s
    700 Bellevue Way NE #115

    Melting Pot
    302 108th Ave NE

    515 Bellevue Way

    Monsoon East

    10245 Main St

    Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse
    12405 SE 38th St

    Purple Café and Wine Bar
    430 106th Ave NE

    Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar
    205 108th Ave NE #100

    Suite Restaurant/ Lounge
    10500 NE 8th St, Ste 125

    Wild Ginger
    11020 NE 6th St

    For a complete list of restaurants and menus, go to SRW.SeattleTimes.com


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  • Last Bellwether Art Walk on October 7th

    by Jenny Ngyuen | Oct 06, 2016

    You deserve a longer lunch break this Friday
    Explore the final Bellwether Art Walk

    Enjoy the final lunchtime Art Walk with live performances. You will have an opportunity to view sculptures and installations from 32 international and regional artists at City Hall, along the Pedestrian Corridor and in Downtown Park. You will also be able to enjoy a variety of performances at City Hall, Compass Plaza and the Bellevue Arts Museum.

    Friday, October 7
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
    Bellevue City Hall


    The first 50 people to arrive at City Hall will enjoy free pizza and soda. The Bellevue Arts Museum will ​offer extended hours and free admission for the day!

    For more information go to BellevueWA.gov


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