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City of Bellevue Opens First Portion of New Trail

The City of Bellevue recently opened the first portion of the new Mountain to Sound Greenway trail in Bellevue. The new trail segment is part of an effort to close the 3.6-mile gap between Bellevue and Issaquah in the major trail network. Read more here

Catalyst Café Opening

Catalyst Café is a new coffee and sandwich spot located in the Bayside neighborhood of Everett. The eatery celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 11 and is ready for some friendly faces to explore the new shop. The café seeks to create a space that is a sober and family-friendly environment for the LGBTQ+ community, local minority groups, their allies, and friends. Catalyst Café also showcases local artists and works to mindfully source ingredients. Read more here.

Adiantum School of Plant Medicine: Foraging 101      

Adiantum is a small, independent school that offers classes and long-term programs on herbalism, plant identification, foraging, and holistic health. Adiantum hosted an online workshop on Sustainable Foraging earlier this week, though if you missed out the school has you covered: a workshop on Ten Wild Plant Medicines in Washington is set for Jan. 20. Sign up here.

Show and Tell for Grown-Ups

When’s the last time you touched that soccer trophy from second grade? Or that awesome scrapbook you worked so hard on so many years ago? Now’s your chance to bring old, meaningful memorabilia down from the shelf: the South Bellevue Community Center is holding a Grown-Up Show and Tell from Jan. 3 to April 25. Those attending will be given 10 minutes to relive a childhood memory or share a prized possession. Read more here about dates.

More Tutta Bella to Go Around

Tutta Bella is making moves to keep up with the increased demand of its classic Neapolitan style food-fare. The company recently announced that it will be building a 15,000-square-foot production facility in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. The new site will feature a state-of-the-art prep kitchen, production facility, and office space. While the building is not intended to serve customers dining in, it will be preparing some dishes to enjoy from home. Read more here.