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Beacon Hill business owners, employees invited to networking luncheon

November 15th, 2013 at 6:03 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Beacon Hill Merchants will hold their monthly luncheon on Tuesday, November 19 at Inay’s Restaurant (2503 Beacon Ave. S.) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All business owners and employees, including home-based businesses, are welcome to attend and share news and Beacon Hill events, trade business cards and flyers, and enjoy lunch.

Here’s the agenda:

  • 11:30am – 12:00pm Purchase your lunch, mingle and socialize; the cost of lunch is approximately $10 plus drink, tax, tip
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm Luncheon program

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to 206-255-6500 or sandra@beaconhillmerchants.com.


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Mid-Beacon residents to discuss crime prevention

November 13th, 2013 at 6:20 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Neighbor Deirdre writes to share:

A crime prevention specialist from Seattle City Police will be meeting with residents of mid-Beacon Hill at Maple Elementary, 4925 Corson Ave. S. on Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

We will be learning about:

  1. Recent crimes in the neighborhood
  2. The new marijuana laws – what’s legal, what’s not legal, and who to call if you have concerns.
  3. How to recognize and report suspicious activity
  4. Basic crime prevention techniques, and more.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!


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North Beacon Hill Council meeting at library tonight

November 5th, 2013 at 5:00 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Today is not only Election Day, but as the first Tuesday of the month, it’s also North Beacon Hill Council meeting day. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S. All interested neighbors are invited to attend.

Here’s the planned agenda this month:

  • 6:45-7:00 Snack and shake hands: come early, get to know your neighbors, enjoy a little bite
  • 7:00-7:05 Introductions; NBHC updates plus reports from the Greater Duwamish District Council and Department of Neighborhood
  • 7:05-7:15 Happening on the Hill/Community Calendar: updates from neighborhood groups and calendar of events
  • 7:15-7:45 Seattle Police Department: Introducing Captain Carme Best, commander of the South Precinct. Sgt. Ann Martin also attending.
  • 7:45-8:00 Seattle Public Schools boundary change proposal
  • 8:00-8:15 New business
  • 8:00-8:30 NBHC board meets in Beacon Hill Resource Center (open to the public)

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Open house to showcase pedestrian safety improvements

October 31st, 2013 at 7:56 am | 9 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Map by SDOT.

Map by SDOT.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) wants you to know what’s in the works for the streets and sidewalks on North Beacon Hill. All interested neighbors are invited to a Project Open House at 6 p.m. at Beacon Hill International School, 2025 14th Ave. S.

Planned improvements include a new sidewalk on Beacon Avenue South, changes to the intersection at Beacon Avenue South and 14th Avenue South, curb bulbs at 14th and South College Street, and a new ramp on the Holgate overpass.

Construction of the improvements is scheduled to take place starting next summer.

For more information, see the website.


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El Centro project, school attendance boundaries on this month’s busy NBHC agenda

September 27th, 2013 at 6:19 pm | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Kids walking to school are an important element of walkable, livable neighborhoods. How will proposed new attendance boundaries affect Beacon Hill? Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt.

Some blistering-hot topics are on the agenda for this month’s North Beacon Hill Council meeting, at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 1, at the Beacon Hill Library. Topics this time around include an update on El Centro’s Plaza Roberto Maestas development project, a discussion on changes in school attendance boundaries, an update on airplane noise, and more.

Here’s the agenda:

  • 6:45-7:00 Snack and shake hands: come early, get to know your neighbors, enjoy a little bite
  • 7:00-7:05 Introductions, NBHC updates, reports from the Greater Duwamish District Council and Department of Neighborhoods
  • 7:05-7:10 Happening on the Hill/Community Calendar: updates from neighborhood groups and calendar of events
  • 7:10-7:15 Green Day Seattle: Dee Dunbar
  • 7:15-7:35 Port of Seattle update about airplane noise
  • 7:35-8:05 Growth Boundaries: Seattle School District changes to reference school boundaries. School board Director Betty Patu will be there.
  • 8:05-8:30 Update regarding Plaza Roberto Maestas from Kate Gill de la Garza, Beacon Development Group
  • 8:30-9:00 NBHC Board meets in Beacon Hill Resource Center (open to the public)

The Beacon Hill Library is at 2821 Beacon Avenue South.


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North Beacon Hill Council meetings start up again 9/10

September 5th, 2013 at 3:17 am | 4 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

After a couple of months off for the summer, the North Beacon Hill Council (NBHC) will meet on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. in the Beacon Hill Library meeting room to discuss air quality, new construction, and other issues of interest to Beacon Hill neighbors.

Here’s the agenda for the September meeting:

  • 6:45-7:00 Snack and shake hands: come early, get to know your neighbors, enjoy a little bite
  • 7:00-7:20 Introductions; NBHC updates plus reports from the Greater Duwamish District Council and Department of Neighborhoods
  • 7:20-7:40 Happening on the Hill/Community Calendar: updates from neighborhood groups and calendar of events
  • 7:40-8:00 Air quality concerns and how to deal with them. Craig Kenworthy, Executive Director Puget Sound Clean Air
  • 7:45-8:15 What are they doing on that corner? Update on new developments and how to cope with construction.
  • 8:15-8:30 Wrap up: new/other business
  • 8:30-8:55 NBHC Board meets in Beacon Hill Resource Center (open to the public)

The Library is at 2821 Beacon Avenue South.


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Public invited to discuss Jefferson Park tree removal

August 17th, 2013 at 12:39 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The community is invited to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, August 27 from 7 – 8 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center to discuss new emergency access road construction and removal of 22 white poplar trees on the edge of Jefferson Park.

Construction of an emergency access road for the VA hospital has caused root loss to 22 trees between the hospital and Jefferson Park. The trees were in poor condition previous to the construction and root loss.

The Veterans’ Administration Health Care System will fund the restoration of landscaping and replanting of trees at a 2:1 ratio when the construction project is finished.

Jefferson Community Center is located at 3801 Beacon Ave. S. For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Yadrick at 206-615-1046 or michael.yadrick@seattle.gov.


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PacMed hearing cancelled

August 2nd, 2013 at 9:08 pm | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The public hearing scheduled for next week on the future use of the North Beacon building officially called Pacific Tower (but universally known as PacMed) has been cancelled. The public hearing had been scheduled for Wedneday, August 7. No reason was given for the cancellation and we don’t yet know if it will be rescheduled.


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Orca Reading Club welcomes Beacon Hill kids

July 18th, 2013 at 9:56 pm | 4 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Neighborhood kids are invited to take part in the Orca Reading Club at the Beacon Hill and Columbia City libraries. All kids are welcome; it’s not limited to Orca students. Books will be provided, and students will work toward prices including books and entries into a raffle for lunch with Mayor McGinn.

Upcoming reading club meetings are scheduled for:

  • July 19, 10-11:30 a.m., Beacon Hill Library
  • July 30, 6-7:30 p.m., Columbia City Library
  • August 16, 10-11:30 a.m., Beacon Hill Library
  • August 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Columbia City Library

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Community invited to discuss Jefferson Park skateable art

July 8th, 2013 at 5:01 pm | 8 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Soon there could be an additional place to skate at Jefferson Park besides this skate park. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.

All are invited to a public meeting on Monday, July 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Community Center to discuss a proposed skateable art installation at Jefferson Park. The meeting is intended to brief the neighborhood on the history of the project and get feedback on the current work and proposed locations in the park. Artist CJ Rench will be there to discuss his thoughts on the project.

Red Bull recently approached Seattle Parks and Recreation with a proposal to, according to Seattle Parks, “invest in the community by commissioning an artist to design and fabricate a unique skateable art piece.” Originally, the proposed location was at Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront, but after a recent public meeting and other comments, Parks decided to look into other possible locations for the skateable art. Jefferson Park is well suited for the project because it is large, well-used, has parking available, and has a beautiful view of the city.

Three potential sites at Jefferson Park will be discussed at the July 15 meeting. According to Seattle Parks, the project is the first of its kind permanent art installation for skateboarding. For more information, see the website or contact Pamela Kliment of Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206.684.7556, or pamela.kliment@seattle.gov.

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


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