What do my utility rates pay for, and why do these services cost so much? Good question!
Join Bellevue Utilities for a virtual neighborhood gathering to learn more about:
When and where:
We will hold two virtual gatherings on Zoom on the following dates and times:
Source: Bellevue Utilities Department
Donations are needed. Demands on community services and Hopelink have increased and are at record highs while contributions are shrinking. This year and every year, your support to Hopelink and the community is crucial.
The needs of our fellow citizens are greater than ever this Thanksgiving season. Please join me in supporting the annual Somerset food drive on behalf of Hopelink.
Drop your donations off at Somerset Elementary on October 31st from 10am-12pm and visit with Ann, or give us a call and we are happy to come to pick them up! This will be a no-contact event. Just drive-up and drop-off food or cash donations at Somerset Elementary on 11/21.
All donations will be delivered to the food bank on the day of the event.
Click here to view the postcard for the event.
The Great Bellevue Scavenger Hunt is a virtual game played on a mobile device using the free Goose Chase app.
The game gives families and friends a safe and fun way to enjoy time together by sharing challenges and exploring in and around your home, neighborhood and the city of Bellevue! Participants will also get a chance to win prizes.
Participants can get the app and register for the game now. You’ll receive a notification when the game officially begins with the first challenge on Oct. 2 at 8 a.m. The Great Bellevue Scavenger Hunt runs through Oct. 30 at 10 p.m., and players can join the game any time during the game period.
Click here to read more and sign up.
The Bellevue School District is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVSA) to host drive-thru community flu vaccination clinics at two locations in Bellevue. Students, families, BSD employees and community members over age four are welcome.
Online registration is required.
Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Posted by the City of Bellevue on Nextdoor:
Street sweeping in residential neighborhoods in Bellevue will resume Oct. 5 after a pause during the statewide, COVID-19-related Stay Home Stay Healthy order.
Click here to read the full post.
When you sign into Nextdoor you can also see their attachment with complete maps of street cleaning maintenance (Somerset is in Maintenance District 5).
We have collected as many old versions of the Somerset Sun newsletter as we could find. Our goal is to create a complete historical archive.
Here is a full list of the copies we have been able to locate so far:
Do you have any old copies that are not yet listed?
We would love to digitize them and add them to our collection.
Let us know at email@example.com or by calling Johannes Grad, the Somerset Communications Manager at 408-250-8622.
The Lake Hills Neighborhood Association is hosting an online candidate forum for the 41st and 48th legislative district. Somerset is in the 41st district, this is a good chance to meet the candidates and ask questions.
Thursday, September 17th 7:00 pm – 8:30pm
See here for more information and for the Zoom link:
From the Washington Emergency Management Division:
Air quality continues to fluctuate throughout the state. Stay indoors as much as possible, try to keep your air indoors as clean as possible and limit outside activities.
This air quality map as of noon, Sept. 8 comes from https://www.airnow.gov/
and this is the site to look for individual air monitors around you:
https://tools.airfire.org/airtools/v1/pnw-smoke.html (both are mobile friendly).
Also, information from state Health & Ecology officials on health impacts of smoke from fires (updated with COVID-19 guidance) https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/
Somerset Community Association president, Francis Brito, will be a panelist at the South Bellevue Virtual Neighborhood Walk, organized by the City of Bellevue.
During three August events, each 7-8:30 p.m., City Manager Brad Miyake and directors from each department will listen and learn about neighborhood uniqueness, resilience, pride and emerging concerns. Several neighborhood leaders will share issues in their neighborhood, followed by a question-and-answer session with the city manager and department directors.
South Bellevue, Tuesday, Aug. 18:
Newport, Somerset, Cougar Mountain/Lakemont, Eastgate, Factoria
To receive the Zoom webinar link, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Please email email@example.com.
Official Event webpage: https://bellevuewa.gov/city-news/neighborhood-walks-20