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Panel to discuss Cheasty Greenspace mountain bike project 7/12

July 10th, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 2 Comments | Posted by Mira Latoszek

The Seattle Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a panel discussion this Saturday, July 12 at 9 a.m. on the proposed mountain bike pilot project in Cheasty Greenspace.  The panel will include Mark Mead from Seattle Parks and Recreation, proposal proponent Jay Gairson and opponent Patricia Naumann, natural areas expert Ruth Williams, and former Parks Board member John Barber.

The SNC meets on the second Saturday of each month at The Central, located at 500 30th Ave. S. in the Leschi neighborhood in the Central District. The Central is one block south of South Jackson Street and the #14 Metro bus.

This is a breakfast meeting (complete rotating buffet and beverages, $12 or $5 for beverage service), with the first 30 minutes focused on networking and engagement with fellow activists.  This is followed by a speaker’s presentation and up to an hour of lively Q&A.

Read more at the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition website.

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Beacon Hill Library celebrating ten year anniversary Saturday

July 10th, 2014 at 11:38 pm | 1 Comment | Posted by Mira Latoszek

Neighbors wait for the library to open on a typical day. Photo by Jason Simpson.

The Beacon Hill Branch of The Seattle Public Library is turning 10 years old and the neighborhood is celebrating this Saturday, July 12!  A fun-filled day is planned with refreshments, a panel of speakers, poetry reading and entertainment. Beacon Hill writers, young and old, are invited to share their creativity during an open mic program.

Schedule of events

  • 12:30 p.m. – Neighborhood celebration/social hour
  • 1:30 p.m. – Architecture panel reviews the vision, design, and process of Beacon Hill’s new library building
  • 2:45 p.m. – Ken Mochizuki, author of “Beacon Hill Boys,” reads from his work
  • 3:15 p.m. – Open mic for local writers to share their work
  • 4:30 p.m. – Learn break dancing from members of the Massive Monkees crew


Cheasty Greenspace, PacMed Tower, skateable art sculpture, and Board Elections on NBHC agenda

June 3rd, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 2 Comments | Posted by Mira Latoszek
There will be an open house for the Cheasty Greenspace tonight (Tuesday, June 3), at the Beacon Hill library from 6:10 to 6:50.  There will be photographs of the Cheasty forest featuring native plant and tree species, birds, maps from the Seattle Parks Department “Cheasty Greenspace Vegetation Management Plan,” information on Cheasty wildlife and history, and lively discussion about the future of South Seattle’s own Cheasty Greenspace Forest.  Mark Mead from the Seattle Parks Department will be on hand to give an update and answer questions during the regular North Beacon Hill Council meeting starting at 7 p.m.
Also on display will be images of the skateable sculpture by artist C.J Rench that will be installed at the north end of Jefferson Park later this month.  More info on the project can be found on the project page at the DPR website.

Full NBHC Agenda:
  • 7:00-7:05   Introductions, Greater Duwamish District Council and Department of Neighborhood updates
  • 7:05-7:20   Happening on the Hill—community calendar and construction updates: there’s a lot going on this summer! SPL librarians will be on hand to share news about the July 12 Anniversary Celebration of our branch! TEN YEARS!
  •  7:20-7:35   NBHC board nominees: brief presentations from those interested in running for a two year position on the NBHC board; bylaws available for review if desired
  •  7:35-7:55   Pacific Tower and Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority
  •  7:55-8:20  Cheasty Greenspace update: Seattle Parks Department Urban Forester Mark Mead 
  • 8:20-8:25   Board elections (if you’ve attended one meeting in the past calendar year, you’re a voting member)
  •  8:25-8:30  Old/New business
  •  8:30-8:55  NBHC Board meets in Beacon Hill Resource Center (open to the public)

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Spring trash pickup at Jefferson Park this Sunday

April 24th, 2014 at 7:06 am | 3 Comments | Posted by Mira Latoszek

A spring trash pickup is scheduled for this Sunday, April 27, to clean up litter from Jefferson Park.  Meet at the Jefferson Park Community Center at 1 p.m.   Please bring gloves and your family and friends.  Other supplies for picking up litter will be provided.

Please contact Lee Nathan at leenathan@gmail.com for more details.



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Hiroshi’s opens to serve Japanese food at 15th and Beacon

December 17th, 2013 at 12:38 am | 7 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

A new restaurant has opened at 15th and Beacon, in part of the building that was once the Beacon Hill Library. Hiroshi’s opened yesterday with a sign in the window promising “Japanese Food, Take Out, Deli, Catering,” not to mention a big blue neon sign that says “Sushi.” We haven’t been able to try it out yet and probably won’t be able to for a few days, so if you check it out, tell us what you think!

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Beaconettes celebrate a Seattle Christmas

December 10th, 2013 at 12:34 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
Click on the picture to see a QuickTime video of Beacon Hill's own Beaconettes paying tribute to Christmas, the Seahawks, and Macklemore at the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Contest.

Click on the picture to see a QuickTime video of Beacon Hill’s own Beaconettes paying tribute to Christmas, the Seahawks, and Macklemore at the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Contest.

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Help build a greenhouse at El Centro

December 5th, 2013 at 11:14 pm | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Neighbor gaspari5 writes to the Beacon Hill mailing list:

Join some hearty souls as they prep and build the timber foundation for the new greenhouse at the great renovated demonstration garden at El Centro. With many hands working together we’ll be out of the cold sooner.

Saturday. 10:00 am, bring a shovel if you can, and gloves.

Better cold and sunny than rain and wind.

That’s this Saturday, December 7. El Centro de la Raza is located at 2524 16th Ave S,

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St. George hosts holiday bazaar 12/8

December 3rd, 2013 at 1:37 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The St. George School community invites all and sundry to their Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, December 8. The bazaar will include more than 30 vendors, a bake sale, food for breakfast and lunch, kids’ activities, and a raffle. Admission is free. St. George School is at 5117 13th Ave. S.

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Lights, caroling and Santa brighten up Beacon Hill junction

November 25th, 2013 at 12:23 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Santa Claus will bring holiday lights to an often-dark corner of the neighborhood at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, when Santa and Beacon Hill neighbors light the community tree at the corner of 15th Avenue S. and Beacon Avenue South.

The tree lighting isn’t the only festive activity — the event will also include caroling, dancing, and holiday treats, including specials at local businesses.

During the event, donations to the Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief will be accepted at Inay’s.

Want to volunteer to help or perform? Contact Betty Jean at rockitspace@gmail.com.

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Jo Miller to “Tell a Tall Tale” at the Garden House

November 21st, 2013 at 8:25 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

jomillerThis Friday, November 22 and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., Jo Miller “Tells a Tall Tale” from her memoir, Never Holler Whoa at a Horserace. The show at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave South, will include music and storytelling, and a reunion with former Burly Roughnecks bandmates Dave Keenan and Nova Devonie (aka Miles and Karina) for a country-swing jam.

Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets, here. For more information, see the website or contact Betty Jean Williamson at rockitspace@gmail.com or (206) 323-7733.

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