Friday, December 4, 2009

Lighting Up the Night Celebrating Bellevue

Light-Up Night 2009 began with two ribbon cutting ceremonies with Mayor Doscher officiating. At the Borough Hall, the Mayor expressed gratitude to all who participated in the renovation of the 1910 facility.   The public was invited to tour the building and enjoyed refreshments and entertainment.

In the inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony, "Little Labels" was the first of newly established Bellevue businesses to receive the official recognition.

Owned and operated by Irene Stewart, the children's clothing boutique, located at 8 Hawley Avenue, specializes in premiere apparel ranging in sizes from infants to teens.  The child-friendly boutique which includes a reading corner, will be open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-5pm, and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.  Ms Stewart was presented with a personalized framed keepsake of this new Enjoy Bellevue event.  Congratulations Little Labels!  Welcome to Bellevue!   May you enjoy many prosperous years!

This year's live tree was donated by AGH-Suburban Campus and stands in front of the Northwest Savings Bank. Borough DPW and hospital staff assisted with the installation of the 12' tree.   Decorating was completed by the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce.

Santa arrived on Lincoln Avenue atop the Bellevue Fire Company 108 ladder truck to the delight of the children of all ages!  Santa made his way to the Bellevue Central patio and invited the little ones to sit in his sleigh and add to their wish lists.  The cookies and cocoa, compliments of Citizens Bank and Joe's Rusty Nail were offered to all!  Frosty, Rudolph, and the Grinch greeted the guests on the patio and  the children were treated to face painting.  The Northgate Brass Ensemble under the direction of Mr Dilliott performed holiday favorites.  The choirs from Assumption Church and Bellevue Christian Church gave harmonious voice in the spirit of Christmas.

Children gathered at the Muddy Cup for the storytime with Ms Sharon. At 8pm, the Borough Hall's Rosemary Heflin Council Chambers was the scene of the unseen as performed by the masterful illusionist, Dan Kuniak.  His antics with interlocking rings, the disappearing tennis shoe, the multiplying foam balls, fully-colored blank coloring books and the finale with AbbyCadabra, the appearing rabbit, had the entire audience in stiches.  The storytime with Ms Sharon concluded the scheduled program of activities.

Matthews Arts hosted a reception for the "Views of Bellevue Group Show" featuring views of Bellevue in various media by local artists.  The show continues through December 30.  Mane Attractions produced a high style holiday fashions extravaganza and photo shoot showcasing clothing, hair and make-up.  Other businesses including Lincoln Barber Shop, Plank Eye Board Shop, Stew's Hobby Shop, Nibbles & Licks and many of the restaurants were open late for holiday revelers!  If you missed it, other holiday happenings are on the way.  Mark your calendars for December 18th and December 19th!  See you then!

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