Liquor license approved for Travelers

The soon-to-open Travelers Indian thali restaurant at 2524 Beacon Ave. S. has just had a liquor license application approved for a “direct shipment receiver” license (which will allow the business to buy beer and/or wine from federally certified wineries or breweries). Here is the information as posted by the state Liquor Control Board:

Approved Date: 6/27/2011
Business Name: TRAVELERS
Business Location: 2524 BEACON AVE S STE 1, SEATTLE, WA 98144-5132
Application Type: NEW APPLICATION
License Number: 403433

Images of a musical Sunday

This Sunday we had not one, but two musical events on North Beacon Hill: the summer’s first Beacon Rocks!, followed by The Station’s First Anniversary party. Here are a few photos of those events from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

I’d like to give very special thanks to Dan Bennett for posting a bunch of great photos of the Station event, which the BHB was unable to attend. There are many more photos in the pool; please check them out!

MC Geologic. Photo by Dan Bennett.

The weather was very nice for Beacon Rocks. Photo by Wendi.

Dancing at The Station's First Anniversary Party. Photo by Dan Bennett.

Reiko, singer for Ichi Bichi. Photo by Wendi.

Luis Rodriguez of The Station. Photo by Dan Bennett.

The Station celebrates 1st Anniversary

This was The Station on their opening day in May last year. Photo by Wendi.
The Station coffee house on 16th Ave. S. is celebrating its first year in business with a free all-ages anniversary party, on Sunday evening (after Beacon Rocks!) from 5 p.m. until dusk. The party will feature DJ 100 Proof, WD4D, King Khazm and 206 Zulu, Hollis, Amalala, Side Pony, Khingz, Waves of the Mind, and more, including an open mic. There will be be a variety of alcoholic beverages for those 21+, and lemonade, Italian sodas, and coffee drinks for those younger.

See the event page on Facebook.

The Station is located at 2533 16th Ave. S., just north of Beacon Hill Station, and across the street from El Centro de la Raza.

Shred your scraps Saturday at the Shred-a-thon

Turn your sensitive documents into this! Photo by Mike Haw via Creative Commons.
Verity Credit Union is hosting another Beacon Hill Community Shred-a-thon this weekend. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to drop by Verity on Saturday, June 25 to shred their sensitive documents between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be a big truck with a built-in shredder parked in front of the branch so that you can watch your sensitive documents shredded right before your eyes.

A suggested minimum $10 donation will be accepted upon pulling up by the Shred-It truck and unloading your sensitive documents. All proceeds are donated to the Beacon Hill Food Bank to help those in the community who are in need.

Verity Credit Union’s Beacon Hill branch is located at 1660 S. Columbian Way (the VA Medical Center), Building 35. If you have questions, you can call the branch at (206) 762-0410.

(Thanks to Sterling Roszel!)

NBHC needs your input on meeting days

The North Beacon Hill Council is considering changing the day the group meets each month. To ensure maximum involvement from members of the community at Council meetings, they have created an opinion survey to find the best possible meeting day. The survey will be open for public response through the middle of July. Please fill out the survey if you have any interest in attending Council meetings.

Currently, the Council holds its public meetings on the the first Thursday of the month. However, due to some room availability conflicts this fall at the Library, they are considering a change. Another factor involved is that there have been requests from some board members and neighbors that the meeting be moved so that it does not conflict with the monthly “Art Walk” in Pioneer Square.

North Beacon Hill Council meetings are open to the public and feature official speakers from the City on issues such as land use, public safety and parks. Additionally, there are regular reports from the many subcommittees and other community organizations such as Beacon Bikes, the Merchants’ Association, and El Centro de la Raza. Beacon Hill neighbors and business owners are encouraged and welcome to attend all meetings, and voting membership is granted after attending two meetings.

(Thanks to Matthew Stubbs for this information!)

Events this weekend

Don’t forget to check the BHB Events calendar for information about the weekend’s goings-on. This weekend on the Hill includes the weekly Friday Night BBQ and Bowls lawn bowling event, the first Beacon Rocks! music event of the summer followed by The Station’s first anniversary party, and more! Looking forward into next week, you may also want to make note of the Tuesday Folk Club at the Garden House, which will feature WB Reid and Friends in concert this month. See the event calendar here.

Congratulations to Beacon Hill graduates!

We had some responses to our call for Beacon Hill graduates. Here they are! Congratulations to these graduates and everyone else from Beacon Hill who graduated during the 2010-2011 school year! (Your BHB editor is a graduate this year as well.)

Lindsey Herron earned her Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington this year. Congratulations, Lindsey!

Brook Ellingwood earned his Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington. Congratulations, Brook! (Photo by Scott Macklin.)

Catherine Graham earned her high school diploma via homeschooling in December 2010, and is looking forward to attending Pacific Lutheran University in the fall. Congratulations, Catherine!

Big Brothers Big Sisters to host basketball tourney Saturday

This Saturday, June 25, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound (BBBSPS) will hold a basketball tournament at Jefferson Community Center to raise awareness about the need for youth mentoring among the African-American community and to find Big Brothers and Big Sisters for more than 500 children who are waiting for a mentor.

The event runs from 12:30-3 p.m., and will feature 3-on-3 tournament games as well as food, games, and prizes for community members. All are welcome.

For information about the basketball tournament or Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit the website or contact Jason Knaggs at 206-763-9060 x228 or

Jefferson Community Center is located at 3801 Beacon Ave. S.