Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The 2010 WWII Memorial Calendar

The 2010 WWII Memorial Calendar is dedicated to the Veterans and Citizens from Southwestern PA. -Duty-Honor-Country-Service-Gratitiude. Matthews Arts, 12 N Balph Ave, Bellevue, PA is the North Hills location for the distribution and sale of this memorable piece. Proceeds from the sale of this calendar, comprised of submitted photos of many of the WWII soldiers from Southwestern PA, priced at $10.00, will be used to construct the Pittsburgh memorial. The triangular plot of land selected for the memorial, known as the Bosque, sits at the top of the Great Lawn of the North Shore Riverfront Park. Widely acclaimed as the "Greatest Generation," those who dutifully served our country during WWII are deserving of a rememberance of their service with the construction of this memorial. Visit Southwestern PA WWII Memorial for more information.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bellevue tax collector to challenge Doyle - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

On Thursday, October 29, 2009, Joseph P. Nolan, Bellevue's Real Estate Tax Collector, formally announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Congress in the 14th Congressional District in Pennsylvania.

Speaking to an assembly in Bayne Park, Joe stated, “I choose to run for Congress because it is time that we return to our roots, to a smaller government that lets the people choose the course of the nation, and that lives within its means. When I take my seat in Washington, I will do it on behalf of the people who live here, the people of the 14th District, the people who have made America strong.” NolanForCongress

Bellevue tax collector to challenge Doyle - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Politics Doesn't Have To Be Scary

Join Enjoy Bellevue, the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce and the League Of Women Voters of Pittsburgh for a chance to “Meet the Bellevue Candidates” coming to your town on Thursday, October 22, 2009 ~ 7 – 9 pm in the Bellevue Elementary Auditorium conveniently located at 435 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, PA 15202 Refreshments will be served!

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Do you know who is seeking election to represent you as your Elected Official? Have you heard him/her speak? Do you know where he/she stands on issues that are important to the residents of Bellevue? Are you concerned about Bellevue’s safety, schools, cleanliness, business district, etc.? If so, join us for this opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on these and other issues important to YOU!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Warm Winter Clothing Drives

Please consider donating your gently used outer garments to provide warmth this winter for those in need. Your generosity is most appreciated. Thank-you very much!

The Shepherd's Door Winter Clothing Drive

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North Hills Community Outreach Winter Clothing Drive

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Pittsburgh Summit Update - September 8


Enjoy Bellevue has subscribed to the Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership communications to receive news about the upcoming Pittsburgh Summit.

This communication comes from Bill Flanagan, the publisher of The Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership site.   His comments ring true about Pittsburgh and the people of Pittsburgh whose work ethic and the desire to change and grow to ensure success in the region continues.

Savor the moment and Enjoy!

The Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership

A note from Bill Flanagan
Over the Labor Day weekend it really hit me. What a remarkable three weeks Pittsburgh has begun. On Monday Vice President Joe Biden led the annual Labor Day parade. On Thursday the NFL kicks off its season with a blowout broadcast from Heinz Field accompanied by a free concert in Point State Park with The Black Eyed Peas and Tim McGraw. Next week brings President Obama -- not for the G-20 but to address the national convention of the AFL-CIO.  And, of course, the week after that is the Pittsburgh Summit itself.

Countless people across southwestern Pennsylvania have spent the past 30 years laying the groundwork for something like this. We built on the best of our past and invested in our future.  The cranes are still in the air, with more than $4.5 billion invested or committed in our urban core alone. We've created a world-class quality of life, with a thriving arts scene and unique outdoor experiences that begin just a few steps from Downtown office buildings. Our restored Point State Park and LEED-certified green convention center are appropriate venues for national events and global conversations. We even have jobs, more than 30,000 openings across the ten counties of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Pittsburghers did not work that hard for all those years to impress the rest of the world. Mostly it was to make sure our children and grandchildren would have choices, choices to stay here if they wished. Yet it's nice to have somebody notice, especially when the "somebody" is the President of the United States.
Places don't get a more prominent position on the global map than Pittsburgh's going to enjoy over these three weeks. I'm pausing to enjoy the moment. It's unlikely our region will experience anything like it again.

In other summit-related news:

If you haven't already done so, please sign-up today for this Saturday's county-wide G-20 cleanup. This important work will take just two or three hours of your day to help ensure that key corridors of our city are clean, green and welcoming places for our international visitors. Click on the "Be A Volunteer" tab on the left side of our home page at www., and chose a project near you. Bring a friend! We hope to see you there.

    Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership communications. 425 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA

    Sunday, August 9, 2009

    EB RATE -Tell us what you think about Enjoy Bellevue...

    We want to hear from you!  This is your opportunity to provide comments and suggestions to promote the growth and development of the organization.  What say you?

    EB RATE -Tell us what you think about Enjoy Bellevue...

    Saturday, July 25, 2009

    Details and Links to Community Activities and Events

    Take a Hike! Urban Hike is coming to Bellevue on July 25.  A four mile trek through Bellevue and the communities of Avalon and Ross Township, is an up hill and down dale walk of exploration and exercise.  Meet at Lincoln and N Sprague Avenues at 10am to join the hiking adventure!  New trekkers are always welcome.  Community Events are always on

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    Bellevue Borough Building Renovation

    Real progress is being made in the renovation of the Borough of Bellevue Municipal Building.  Construction began in June and is scheduled to be completed in October.  It is truly a work of art!
    Bellevue Borough Building Renovation
    Borough Building Renovation Final Stages

    Monday, July 6, 2009

    Schenley Plaza

    Sunday, July 12
    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Kids Day- Enjoy!

    Kids Day at Schenley Plaza features face-painting, balloon artists, a puppet show, mini-golf, and free rides on the PNC Carousel.

    Schenley Plaza

    Saturday, June 6, 2009

    Re: What would you do to revitalize the business district in Bellevue?

    By Enjoy Bellevue in North Communities

    Thirty years ago the world was a different place. The malls, development of the big box stores, new roads and urban sprawl resulted in people moving away from urban centers. Bellevue is one of those communities caught in the fray. Recently, innovative leaders in the community have worked tirelessly to promote our small town for the bountiful amenities.

    Here is what you have been missing! Starting in December 2007, a whole host of events began happening in Bellevue! December 28th was the first Art/Wine crawl involving a number of businesses featuring artists whose work was on display! February 9,2008 featured "An Evening in Bellevue" which showcased restaurants and shops alike, followed by Denny Voluptuous LIVE at Club Perqe'. On March 1, BB Holiday Revue was showcased at Club Perqe' and on March 16, "An Afternoon in Bellevue" was followed by Fusion Street at Club Perqe'. April 11th saw Felonious Denmark, also in April, poetry recitations, and freestyle jazz again at Club Perqe'. On May 24, "Save the Murphy Building" was a fabulous Art/Wine Crawl which attracted people from all over the region. The night of festivities concluded with "Pittsburgh's Neil Diamond" in concert on the 2nd floor of the Murphy Building. July 13 featured the "Down and Derby" event which lasted until 4am, Steven E Adams, renowned acoustical guitarist has performed, and four full days of events billed as the Summer Solstice Spectacular On June 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2008 were sponsored by the friends of In particular, if you missed the Restaurant Pairings on June 19, you missed the good food, wine, and spirit of community which blossomed. June 22 was the pampered pooch promenade, another event, this which brought animal lovers together and generated funds for the worthy rescue group of Spencer and friends. June 27 was the 3rd anniversary party for Matthews Arts, and The North Boroughs Independence Day Celebration was June 28 with the rain date of July 6. Another Art/Wine crawl was in July as was another Club Perqe' event. Sidewalk Sale happened on July 17, 18, and 19th. The Halloween parade and the Haggis Hunt followed and in December 2008 the Borough of Bellevue embarked on the 5-year strategic plan.

    On May 17, 2009, Classic Chevrolet co-sponsored the first ever Classic Car Cruise showcasing 200 classic, vintage, muscle cars and show bikes for a full-fledged main street event. The teeming with activities and events for children of all ages is happening June 18 through June 21.

    This Borough of Bellevue really is the next happening thing, a diamond in the rough getting on her polish. In fact, all roads lead to Bellevue, just 6 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, accessible from SR279, SR79, SR65, California Avenues, Bellevue Road, Center Avenue. Bellevue is just 20 minutes from everywhere! The "decline" was years in the making, change is apparent and Bellevue is making a comeback. Come and Enjoy Bellevue and experience the next best thing. Check it out at

    Friday, June 5, 2009

    Summer Solstice Spectacular!

    Summer Solstice Spectacular Bellevue welcomes the Summer Solstice Spectacular with four fun-filled days of events and activities for children of all ages. The Treasure Hunt is a search throughout the business districts for clues, Flat Matt is on the auction block. The Thursday June 18 Taize service provides an opportunity for peaceful contemplation. On Friday June 19 enjoy the tall tales presented by Susan Shegog, a prelude to the movie in the Park after dark. Saturday June 20 is teeming with interactive art, crafters and artisans filling the parking lot, merchant sidewalk sales, a car cruise, a jaws of life extrication, bike/scooter contest, chalk artist, raffles, a trolley transport, Groove Merchant takes to the street for the Sprague Avenue street dance, and Sunday is a dogs' day with the Pampered Pooch Promenade on Lincoln Avenue.

    Sunday, May 3, 2009

    The Beginning of a New Era!

    A new chapter in the life and times of Bellevue is emerging! The new mantra is "Bellevue - Possibility everywhere you look."

    Who is participating in this plan for Bellevue? What is this proposed plan for Bellevue? Where do you obtain more information? When do you realize the benefits? Why is this important? How do you get involved?

    Contact for answers to these and other important questions about your community!

    Monday, March 30, 2009

    "The Classic Cruise" is Coming to Bellevue!

    One Sunday in May, Lincoln Avenue will become a haven for all the Classic, Vintage, Muscle Cars and Show Bikes in the area! This historic event is made possible by the Bellevue Borough Council working in cooperation with the organization Enjoy Bellevue and other local businesses. Volunteer to support this and other community events! Email to offer to contribute an hour of your time or talent to support your community! We welcome your participation!

    Sunday, March 15, 2009

    BIG is Growing Bigger!

    BIG, the Bellevue Initiative for Growth is growing! The North Boroughs Initiative for Growth (NBIG) encompasses areas beyond the boundaries of Bellevue to include Avalon and Ben Avon. This expansion relates to the Tri-Borough Comprehensive Plan and the Tri-Borough Zoning Ordinance poised for adoption by the three Boroughs.

    BIG, established as an ad-hoc committee by the Borough of Bellevue Council, will continue with regular meetings of the Events, Marketing and Business Development Committees to further the goals of the "best in the Burgh" Bellevue.

    The expanded initiative suggests a need to create a new committee to focus on NBIG. Success requires volunteer representatives from the named Boroughs. Are you able to contibute to the bigger plan? Say yes and volunteer your time and talent to the growth and development of the North Boroughs! Email to be included in this remarkable journey of growth and renewal! Be sure to include GROWTH in the subject line.

    Sunday, February 22, 2009

    To Drink or not to Drink! Is that really the Question?

    Bellevue is at a crossroads. A dry town since prohibition, organizers are petitioning for change. Think about it! What does it mean when you "go out for the evening?" What do you do? Where do you go? Describe a typical "night out." What would make Bellevue your "destination place" to enjoy an evening out? What are your thoughts? While you ponder your answer, would you please take a minute to respond to our polls found below the Enjoy Bellevue Photo Journal!

    Monday, February 2, 2009

    Way to Go Steelers! Way to Go!

    The Steeler Nation is proud of the Pittsburgh Steelers! The 27-24 victory over the Cardinals makes it a "six-pack" for the Hometown team! An historic event! At the beginning of the season, every team had an opportunity to get into the big game. Strategy, hard work and the determination of the coaches and players along the way, narrowed the field. Ultimately, only two teams would square-off for the coveted Lombardy trophy. Fans the world over created an unforgettable fervor for this Super Bowl XLIII game! Although, the football season has come to an end, the anticipation for next year is alive!

    So it is with our own lives! We are all in the game! We all play to win! On February 1, 2009, Bellevue Christian Church "gets into the game with Super Bowl Sunday," an annual tradition of this Bellevue ministry. Many thanks to the "Tribune-Review" and reporter, Craig Smith and photographer Sidney Davis, for their coverage of this event!

    Saturday, January 31, 2009

    2009 Enjoy Bellevue Events

    Enjoy Bellevue is planning 2009 Community Events! "The best laid plans of mice and men..." Successful Community Events rely on community involvement! Planning, promotion and production are key factors! We are asking for your help! Do you have a special talent? Or interest? Or idea? Are you willing to commit some time and energy to facilitate an event? Let us know! We will pair you with those events that fit your time constraints and your desire for participation! Volunteers are needed to participate in First Fridays, the Classic Car Cruise, the Summer Solstice Spectacular, Restaurant's Pairings, the Haggis Hunt and other events. Submit your name and contact information via email to We look forward to your participation!

    Sunday, January 4, 2009

    BELLEVUE, PA - Email Update of Events and Happenings

    BELLEVUE, PA - Events
    This new feature was recently added to the "EVENTS" page allowing you to sign up for email updates of events. Join the ENJOY BELLEVUE email group and be in sync with EVENTS! Click on this heading to subscribe! We'll keep you posted!