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Bellevue LifeSpring Opens New Flagship Store Concept; Moves Offices to Bellevue Square

Thrift Culture Bellevue LifespringBellevue LifeSpring recently announced an expansion and continuation of a 70-year legacy with Kemper Development Company (KDC) with the grand opening of its new flagship store concept on the third floor of Bellevue Square. The new space houses both its administrative offices and the newly designed and named shop, Thrift Culture (formerly the Bellevue LifeSpring Thrift Shop).

Bellevue LifeSpring’s thrift shop has been an institution at The Bellevue Collection since Kemper Freeman, Sr. became involved with the organization in 1947 and founded a legacy that would span more than 70 years and three generations. He guaranteed the shop rent on Kemper Development property for only $1 a year so that this critical Bellevue organization can raise funds by selling high-quality new and gently-used merchandise. Continue Reading

Itsuroku Kimura Now Heading Crab King in Bellevue

Internationally known Chef, Itsuroku Kimura, originally set out to be an artist.  Along the way, his direction turned from canvas to plate and he has never looked back.  The highly talented itamaehas worked in numerous distinctive kitchens throughout the world. He has recently been chosen from several applicants to head the kitchen in Crab King Restaurant… Continue Reading

26th Annual Seattle Hempfest August 18-20

26th Annual Seattle Hempfest August 18-20

The 26th annual Seattle HEMPFEST “protestival” will feature 4 stages of political speech and musical support (featuring roughly 200 guest speakers and musical performances). In addition, HEMPFEST will consist of 350 arts, crafts, food, and informational vendors, a gigantic “circus tent” with panel discussions, and an hour long indigenous tribute to the Standing Rock struggle… Continue Reading

Tickets Now Available for Fall’s Premier Fashion Event, Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection

Fashion Week Bellevue Most Popular Fashion Week on Eastside of Lake Washington Sellout crowds are expected again this year at the popular Fashion Week Bellevue at The Bellevue Collection, set for Sept. 20 – 24, 2017. Tickets for each of the major fashion runway shows are now on sale now. Fashion comes to life during… Continue Reading

Learning. Powered by Vroom. @BellevueCollege

Learning. Powered by Vroom. @BellevueCollege

Bellevue College Students Help Build a Car of the Future That Gets 100 MPG   Today Bellevue College students helped build an ultralight carbon fiber car that gets 100 MPG—right in the middle of campus. The students worked with Wikispeed, an organization dedicated not only to making cars greener, but also to revolutionizing how we make… Continue Reading

Spin Becomes the First Stationless Bikeshare System to Launch in Seattle

Spin Becomes the First Stationless Bikeshare System to Launch in Seattle

Spin, a stationless bikeshare company in North America, today announced it is the first company to obtain a stationless bikeshare permit from the City of Seattle and is officially launching a city-sanctioned bikeshare fleet. Starting today, 500 of Spin’s orange-colored, GPS-enabled, self-locking smart bikes will be distributed across the city to provide an innovative, equitable… Continue Reading

Guild Mortgage Promotes Bellevue’s Gemma Currier to Vice President; Will Lead National Retail Sales Operations

Currier will oversee Guild’s sales technology, sales training and development, retail administration and project management functions San Diego-based Guild Mortgage, one of the fastest-growing independent mortgage lending companies in the country, has promoted Gemma Currier to vice president of national retail sales operations to oversee the company’s sales technology, sales training and development, retail administration… Continue Reading

Patriotic pups to walk or jog morning of 4 th of July in support of Seattle Humane in Bellevue

The Bellevue Downtown Association invites the community to the Bellevue Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk. While Independence Day is a time for fun and celebration, it is also a stressful time for pets due to loud noises and bright sights. This noncompetitive 4-kilometer jog will keep dogs active to ease them into… Continue Reading

Bellevue Resident Kyra Colleen Bruce Earns Scholarship from WWU

Western Washington University student Kyra Colleen Bruce has received the $1,000 Frank Varga Scholarship Fund for Visual Journalism for the 2017-2018 academic year.             The Frank Varga Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Visual Journalism student.             Bruce graduated from Sammamish High School in 2014. She is currently an undergrad student at Western in the… Continue Reading

Bellevue’s Mox Boarding House Raises $138,000 for Foster Youth

In the two-and-a-half years since it opened shop on Bel-Red Road, Mox Boarding House has become a gathering place for board gamers in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Mox prides itself on community-building, and this spring, the company brought together local gaming luminaries to raise funds for a worthy cause. On Sunday, May 21,… Continue Reading