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Wednesday, 4th December 2019 19:07

December means Snowflake Lane in Bellevue

Bellevue Square and Santa sure made a grand entrance to get the Bellevue Snowflake Lane premier started with his fun-filled parade. Kids of all ages were overjoyed with amazement as Santa and his sleigh come through Bellevue Square to kick off the holidays. Following Santa’s arrival parade, everyone joined Santa and all of the Snowflake Lane Characters and cast for a meet and greet at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bellevue Place Wintergarden. Cookies and hot cocoa were enjoyed while Santa lit Bellevue's 30-foot Christmas tree. Snowflake Lane 2019 Starting on November 30th at 7:00pm and every night up until Christmas Eve, holiday music can be heard as the artificial snow begins to fall in the streets between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square. All along the parade route, a winter wonderland scene filled with Christmas lights and holiday decorations for a free 20-minute parade that is sure to get you…
Friday, 8th November 2019 18:00

Snapchat and Instagram Business Tips

Social Media offers new tools that helps you enhance your visibility to clients. Snapchat and Instagram are two such platforms that allow you to reach a target audience easily. They give you the opportunity to create an impression in front of them that can help you in business growth and branding. Here are a few business tips that will help you use Snapchat and Instagram. Keep it real While you are using Snapchat or Instagram you have to keep in mind, these target different minded people. Instagram is for polished visual stuning photos and Snapchat for sneak peeks. Thus, while using these two mediums for your business you must utilize the characteristic of these two platforms. You must keep things real in SnapChat. When you put something there you will find that they disappear after 24 hours, while in Instagram you will find that users are spending hours for prepping…
Tuesday, 15th October 2019 18:34

Microsoft Surface Event

This week, Microsoft presented its annual Surface event, where they showcase new products related to their popular tablet. This included some expected products and some unexpected ones...They even announced a phone. Here is everything that they announced: Surface Laptop 3 While you can turn any Surface tablet into a laptop by adding a keyboard, the Surface Laptop includes one. There will be two editions of the new Surface Laptop 3, one with a 13.5” display and 10th-generational Intel Lake core processors for $999 and a 15” model with AMD processors for $1,199. Both editions come with USB-A and USB-C ports, fast charging and far-field microphones. The latter feature helps in voice recognition. It will ship October 22. Surface Pro 7 The Surface Pro also got processors updates. Like the low-end Surface Laptop 3, the tablet now comes with 10th-generational Intel chips. Also, like the laptop, they come with both USB-A…
Many fans of the Seattle Seahawks credit Paul Allen with saving football in the city. And his contributions will now be honored by adding his name to the list of legendary figures celebrated by the franchise. Paul Allen was inducted into the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor before last Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. The tribute is a fitting one for a man who purchased the Seahawks franchise in 1997 and raised its profile to a level that many did not think possible. Jody Allen is the current Seahawks Chair and Paul Allen's sister. Ms. Allen will raise the 12 flag in honor of her brother before the start of Thursday's game. The 12s is the name given to the rabid fanbase that supports the Seahawks. Ms. Allen says Paul Allen and the 12s represent everything the Seahawks organization is built on. She says the fans are what…
Thursday, 26th September 2019 22:20

The Viaduct is now fully demolished

Well, it’s official - as of September 21, 2019 Seattle’s iconic, two-tiered freeway is no more. Public reaction has varied. But then again, the Viaduct was nothing if not divisive, both literally and figuratively, from its very inception. Whether you loved it for the views, hated it for the delays, trembled at the danger or were thrilled by it, the Viaduct formed an integral part of Seattle’s landscape for over 60 years, so it may be worth remembering how we got here. The Road Thus Travelled When construction on the Alaskan Way Viaduct first began in the 1940s, the barrier it created between the Waterfront and the rest of downtown was intentional: shipping was the name of the game, and the Viaduct was built in part to protect maritime commerce from increasing vehicular and foot traffic over the previous decade. It may have succeeded in that mission, but criticism rose…
Monday, 16th September 2019 16:38

Amazon Goes on "Hiring Spree" Today

Amazon Announces "Hiring Spree" With Career Fairs in 6 Major Cities and 30,000 Jobs to Fill at New HQ If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work for global leader Amazon, now is your chance to find out. There may be a nationally slowing job market, but like most things in this economy, that doesn’t apply to mega-giant Amazon. The online retailer is looking to fill more than 30,000 jobs in a variety of departments and just announced a series of six Career Day events it will hold to fill those jobs. The company is seeking to get the word out and encourage people to come out to apply for these jobs. Qualified candidates will make it on to the next round. These “Amazon Career Day” events will all be held simultaneously on Tuesday, September 17th. They will be held in these six cities: • Boston, Massachusetts • Chicago,…
Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 19:38

Barricade Collapse at Bumbershoot Music Festival

Four concert attendees suffered minor injuries when a 4-foot-high steel barricade collapsed at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival at Seattle Center on Saturday. Seattle Fire Department Public Information Officer, David Cuerpo, reported that the Department received a call for assistance at approximately 10:00 pm on Saturday night. The call was one of multiple 911 calls that were made by concert attendees after the steel barricade collapsed against the weight of the crowd. Bumbershoot Festival The Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival takes place at Seattle Center every year over Labor Day weekend. The three-day event, which is now in its 49th year, is a multidisciplinary arts festival that hosts music, theater, literature, dance, comedy, visual and performing artists, fine arts exhibits and much more. Festival attendees roam the grounds, going to various stages to see their favorite artists. Saturday was the second day of the event. On Saturday night, when…
Amazon opened a new retail store in Seattle that carries only "4-Star" rated and above products. The store does not take cash, so customers will have to use Amazon's Go's cashier-less setup to purchases Amazons most highly rated products.  On August 15, online retail giant Amazon.com opened what it calls a "4-star" store in South Lake Union. The 4,000 square-foot brick-and-mortar shop only contains products that are highly ranked at Amazon.com. Each product on sale there meets the following conditions: The average customer review on Amazon.com is 4.0 or greater. It is a top seller in a specific category. Amazon considers the product "new and trending. At the grand opening of the store, which is located at the intersection of Westlake and Lenora not far from the company's headquarters, a steady stream of customers poured in to explore a shop that is arranged by category much like the online store.…