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
The Somerset Community Association offers our sincere congratulations to the Class of 2020. In these unprecedented times, students of many ages not only had to adapt to learning online but also to deal with the loss of traditional proms, award presentations and graduation ceremonies.
Congratulations and good luck class of 2020. Our community is so proud of all of you!
As some of you are certainly aware, on July 20th at approximately 4:30pm there was an electrical discharge from the PSE lines running over Somerset into tree(s) that had been allowed to grow too close to the high-voltage lines. A loud explosive noise caused more than 20 of you to call 911. Several trees and a fence caught fire. Our neighbor, Bellevue City Councilman Conrad Lee, sent us the photo below of what he witnessed from his house.
SCA President Francis Brito and I visited the site on July 31. Francis sent an email that evening to the PSE manager with our concerns and a request for answers. This email has been shared with the City Council, Olympic Pipe line and CENSE. Our focus is to help maintain safety in our Community, especially in this case, neighbors along the PSE corridor. Our requests include that PSE: send an expert in this matter to the site to conduct a comprehensive and detailed review of the entire corridor as it passes across Somerset and provide us a copy of their report, send us a copy of PSE's emergency response procedures and any plans to modify them in response to this incident, send us a copy of the coordinated emergency preparedness plans for the areas where the PSE and Olympic Utilities run within the same corridor through Somerset.
A big thanks to those of you who heard the explosion and called 911! This brought the Bellevue Fire Department to the scene rapidly to extinguish the flames and prevent a much bigger problem. Don’t ever be afraid to call 911 if you see/hear something concerning. The more calls occurring for a given event, the more information 911 is able to provide to emergency responders to help ensure they bring sufficient equipment and are prepared for the scene when they arrive.
Please share this post with your Somerset friends and feel free to send me feedback on this message or other concerns.
Stay safe everyone!
SCA Preparedness Chair
Do you have a budding artist at your house? We believe in encouraging children’s creativity and supporting young artists in our Somerset community. Art offers children a unique means of expression, capturing their passion and emotions and fostering the exploration of new ideas, subject matter, and cultures.
We are inviting our Somerset children to share their creative talents by entering our cover contest. The winning entry will be featured on the cover of the Fall issue of the Somerset Sun. Other entries may be included inside the same issue. (We reserve the right to use another cover should we not receive a sufficient number of appropriate submissions.)
· Artwork can be of any subject but preference may be given to identifiable Somerset or PNW themes (e.g., skyline, fountain, totem pole, etc.)
· Participants should create their color or black-and-white artwork on 8-1/2" x 11" unlined paper.
· Participants must be residents of Somerset between the ages of 5 and 12.
· Artwork should be scanned in PDF or JPG format and sent by email to the SCA at Somerset98006@gmail.com. If you don’t have scanning ability, contact us at the same email address and we can arrange for submission in person.
· All entries must include name and age of artist, and the email must be sent by the entrant’s parent/guardian.
· By submitting, parents grant
permission for their children’s artwork
and first name to be put online or printed in the magazine.
· All entries must be the entrant’s original, unpublished and previously unproduced work.
· We only allow one entry per person.
· Deadline for entries is August 31, 2020.
Unfortunately the Somerset Community Association will not be able to hold our traditional July 4th Parade & Picnic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Somerset Community Association Board would like to help our Somerset Community still commemorate and celebrate the 4th of July. We purchased and shared American flags with Somerset families to decorate the neighborhood for the holiday!
The Summer 2020 edition of our "Somerset Sun" Newsletter is now available, All Somerset households should have received a copy in their mailbox.
Click here to read the online edition.
The Somerset Community Association would like to honor our graduates with an online publication on the Somerset website.
We are seeking announcements for Somerset students transitioning from kindergarten, 5th grade and 8th grade, in addition to graduates from high school, college, and technical/trade schools.
Submit your announcement here by July 31st.