March 29, 2017


Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment

March 22nd, 2017 Victoria, B. C. – In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring their own water bottles to fill at one of four double-filtered water stations located around The Gardens. Each water station boasts a drinking fountain, bottle filler and a doggy water dish.

“With this initiative we aim to drive awareness of the serious threat plastic poses to our environment, in particular single-use plastic water bottles,” [Read more…]

Business News Changes for Bellevue and Eastside of Lake Washington

It has been our pleasure to support Bellevue and the Eastside over the last 12 years.

Unfortunately, we were not able to build mutual support from local businesses and can no longer spend the time and resources on promoting local businesses for free.
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Joe Kennedy

Uber Under Investigation For Not Paying Sign-Up Bonuses, New #BoycottUber Initiative

Boycott Uber they rip off driversSan Francisco-based ride share company Uber, is currently being investigated for not paying drivers bonuses promised for signing up.  These bonuses are supposed to be paid to the drivers and can be as much as $750.

Local Business Scoop has more about #BoycottUber.

The public is being urged not to use Uber because of their shady business practices.  Any drivers who have not been paid what they are owed by Uber are urged to contact Ride Share Right Now, share their story and discuss a possible class action lawsuit.

If you know someone who does need a job or wants to make extra money, tell them about driving for Lyft.  Go to this link to be eligible for a signup bonus with Lyft or get up to $50 in free ride credits.

New Seasons on Mercer Island to Celebrate Grand Opening on November 10

New Seasons Mercer IslandThe region’s best produce, meats and sustainably caught seafood, a friendly staff, delicious tastings, special grand opening deals and a celebratory “Bread Breaking” await Mercer Island residents with the Nov. 10 New Seasons store opening at 2755 77th Ave. S.E. CEO Wendy Collie, New Seasons’ executive team and store leaders will be joined by local producers and nonprofit organizations to welcome the community to the B Corp certified company as it opens its first “ultimate neighborhood grocery store” in Puget Sound. [Read more…]

Google Express comes to the Seattle area, will roll out to all shoppers in Washington in the coming weeks

Google ExpressGoogle launches Google Express, a fast delivery service, in Seattle

Today, Google is expanding the Google Express service to a large portion of the Northwest and Southeast: Kentucky, Utah, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Now, over 70 million more people will have access to two-day delivery shopping at stores like Costco, Whole Foods Market, PetSmart, Kohl’s and more – right from their mobile phones or laptops. [Read more…]

Cricket Wireless Spreads Smiles with New $70 Unlimited Plan

Cricket Wireless logoCricket Wireless offers $100 bill credit for T-Mobile customers switching

Cricket Wireless is tempting all smart mobile phone customers. If you’re looking for great coverage with simple plans, all-in monthly rates, and the freedom of no annual contract, Cricket Wireless has you covered. Cricket Wireless is taking a wrecking ball to long-term contracts and making everyone smarter and happier with an unlimited plan on a network that is bigger than T-Mobile’s. The Cricket Unlimited Plan includes all the talk, text and data you can use on one smartphone line for $70/month. And after a $5 Auto Pay credit, it’s only $65/month. Yes, T-Mobile customers, that price already includes the monthly taxes and fees.  [Read more…]

Affordable Senior Day Program Opening in Kirkland-Redmond

Old Friends ClubOld Friends Club Fills Important Need for Seniors Requiring Cognitive Care & Family Support

Old Friends Club is bringing affordable client-centered care to Eastside families dealing with dementia. They plan to open their doors later this month in the Rose Hill neighborhood bordering Kirkland and Redmond. The innovative non-profit that celebrates strengths and commonalities of those living with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges, [Read more…]

Woodblock Restaurant in Redmond Adds to Early Success with Lunch

Woodblock Restaurant RedmondAfter a successful grand opening, Carolyn and Tony Scott have added lunch to Woodblock restaurant’s offerings. Lunch is now on daily at the Redmond restaurant from 11am to 3pm—happy hour kicks in right after that, running from 3pm to 6pm, with dinner starting at 4pm.

The lunch menu is made up of shareable starters plus salads and sandwiches. Kick off a leisurely lunch with fried calamari or mussels with fennel and bacon to share, or keep it simple with a grilled Caesar salad or a warming bowl of butternut squash chile con carne. [Read more…]

Z Gallerie to Open New Store in Bellevue Square on Saturday

Z Gallerie logoBrand debuts its fashion lifestyle collections with a customized “Z Lounge,” surprise giveaways and a $5000 Room Makeover!

Z Gallerie, the style authority for the chic home, will officially cut the ribbon on the doors to its newest home furnishings, art and accessories store at Bellevue Square, WA., on Saturday, April 9th at 9:45 a.m. [Read more…]

Rotella Gallery to Open First Location in the Pacific NW at Bellevue

Rotella Gallery logoFine art and photography gallery of New York’s SoHo famed Rotella Gallery will open its first to market gallery in Bellevue Square April 18, 2016.  Founded by Robert P. Rotella, the first Rotella Gallery opened at the Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2012 and was soon followed in 2013 with another gallery in Soho, New York. 

A photographer since youth, Mr. Rotella cultivated a passion for photography over a lifetime and wished to see it respected among the fine art community. He began with a clear mission for the Gallery, envisioning an art space strictly dedicated to the craft and a creative environment for photographers to sell their work.  [Read more…]