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Merry Christmas from the Beacon Hill Blog.

December 25th, 2012 at 2:21 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Vintage postcard image provided by riptheskull via Creative Commons/Flickr.

We wish you the merriest of Christmases from the Beacon Hill Blog! We’ve had a bit of an unplanned break here at the BHB for the last few days. But fear not — the blog is still here, and more posts are coming.

Please stay warm and cozy today — there is a slight possibility of snow, though it’s likely to be too warm. Seattle snow forecasts are often flaky (see what I did there?), because it’s difficult to predict snow in our climate, but even without the white stuff, it will be chilly.

Happy Holidays to all Beaconians and friends!


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New commenting features being tested

October 12th, 2012 at 6:34 pm | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Hi, all. I’m trying out some new commenting features here on the blog, including using Facebook and Twitter to log in. Things might work a little strangely for a while, but I hope this will go smoothly. I’ll be making changes as needed.

(Earlier I tried logging in through Facebook and it looked as if it didn’t work, but when I reloaded the page, it showed it had worked after all. Please let me know if you run into the same issues, or any other problems. Thanks!)


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Happy birthday to us

October 12th, 2012 at 4:18 am | 7 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Photo by Will Clayton via Creative Commons/Flickr.

This week marks the Beacon Hill Blog‘s fourth birthday. We started the blog on October 10, 2008 with this post. Within days we were discussing the divisions of Beacon Hill, the neighborhood plan update, the opening of Hello Bicycle, and the five things we love about Beacon Hill.

Here’s to many more years of Beacon Hill blogging!


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Wanted: Your photos of Beacon Rocks!

June 24th, 2012 at 7:59 pm | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Did you enjoy today’s Beacon Rocks! event at Roberto Maestas Festival Street? Did you take any photos? If you did, we’d love to post them tomorrow on the BHB. Please add your photos to our Flickr photo pool. We look forward to seeing Beacon Rocks! through your eyes!


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Merry Christmas from the Beacon Hill Blog!

December 24th, 2011 at 6:00 pm | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap


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BHB is back

September 20th, 2011 at 5:20 am | 3 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

You may have noticed some more downtime on the blog over the last couple of days. This was related to the blog hack I mentioned a few days ago. Troubleshooting and cleaning up after the server was compromised was difficult, and as it turned out, the hackers were still able to get back in and cause mischief. I apologize for any confusion or inconvenience that was caused by the downtime, and hope that this time things are well and truly fixed.

As I mentioned a few days ago, the Forum software that was running here on the blog was insecure, and so the Forum has been removed for now. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks for your patience!

Special thanks to Jason, who worked hard to track the hackers’ evil activities and fix what was broken.


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We’re back! But the Forum isn’t

September 14th, 2011 at 11:28 pm | 4 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Hi everyone. You might have noticed the site wasn’t behaving normally earlier. The blog was hacked. It’s fixed now. However, it turns out that the hacker got access through the Forum software we were using. We have disabled the Forum for now. If it comes back, it will be different. Thanks for your patience!


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Quick update: Food Forest film tomorrow; Coco found

May 3rd, 2011 at 3:27 pm | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

We would like to draw your attention to two changes from earlier posts.

We mistakenly posted the wrong date for the film Establishing a Food Forest. The screening is tomorrow night, May 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Coco the friendly tuxedo kitty has returned home.


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We have winners!

November 23rd, 2010 at 6:38 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

We have winners in the Sights of Route 36 Contest!

As you might remember, in the contest we posted 16 images of Beacon Hill locations that are on the #36 bus route. The first person to get all 16 right is the winner. As it turned out, both winners are couples who worked on the contest together!

In first place, with all 16 correct, are Liz Mack and Derrick. They win a NAMSAYIN “Know where you came from” t-shirt with a picture of the #36 bus, and a $50 gift card to The Station coffee house.

In second place, with 15 correct, are Lina Hwang and Nick Crivello, who win a NAMSAYIN shirt as well. Lina and Nick came up with more detail than Liz and Derrick did on a couple of the answers, but were unable to answer all 16.

We’ll post the answers soon, but first, we wanted to give you a couple of days to speculate on the answers yourself. The images are here. Where do you think those Route 36 sights might be found? Show off your knowledge in the comments here.

Congratulations to Liz, Derrick, Lina, and Nick!


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Happy birthday to us

October 15th, 2010 at 7:11 am | 5 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Photo by Anssi Koskinen via Creative Commons.

We forgot to celebrate the Beacon Hill Blog’s second birthday on Sunday. The first post on the blog was on October 10, 2008. In our first month we posted about pancakes, dead electronics, presidential debates, and some topics that are still seen today: light rail and garden thefts. Our first crime report was about a shooting at 16th and Spokane in which a 17 year old was shot in the leg after he and his girlfriend “exchanged words.”

We also posted about some since-departed local businesses (Buggy, Grown Folks Coffee) and some that are still around (Hello Bicycle, and Beacon Pub—though the latter is leaving soon).

Our first Beacon Bits post was on October 17, 2008, and featured Spokane Street construction, cheap coffee in Sodo, and local bus route changes.

A few posts that generated a lot of discussion (at least, a lot for a brand new blog) in our first month were “Beacon Hill est omnis divisa in partes tres…”, an editorial about divisions within Greater Beacon Hill; What are five things you love about Beacon Hill?; and What are some things you’d like to improve on Beacon Hill?, which brought out a discussion on that covered topics from breakfast food to gentrification.

Here’s to a new year of Beacon Hill blogging!


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