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“Just Another Day” pays tribute to the neighborhood

November 17th, 2013 at 3:35 am | 4 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

You’ll probably recognize most of the locations in the video for “Just Another Day” by emcees Gabriel Teodros, Mic Flont, and Ka.lil, vocalist Jill Laxamana and producer Uce Wayne. This updated version of Queen Latifah’s song is a tribute to Beacon Hill, featuring neighborhood landmarks including Red Apple, The Station, Jefferson Park and Fou Lee Market. The video was directed by Eric Miller and Mic Flont.


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Lane closure on S. Graham St. on 11/19-20

November 16th, 2013 at 8:02 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The Seattle Department of Transportation will close one lane of South Graham Street from Beacon Avenue South to 23rd Avenue South on November 19-20 for paving. One lane will be kept open with flaggers on hand to assist traffic through the area in alternating directions. Work may be rescheduled or cancelled if the weather doesn’t cooperate.


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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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Arsonist/burglar targets Mercer Middle School

November 11th, 2013 at 4:22 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Seattle Police report that at about 1:30 Sunday morning, someone broke into a portable classroom and set it on fire at Asa Mercer Middle School. Police say that the suspect or suspects probably stole a number of computers from the portable, which is the media arts and yearbook classroom. Detectives are investigating the incident, which caused about $15,000 in damage.


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Is this your dog?

November 11th, 2013 at 3:59 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

weinerdog A neighbor wrote to tell us about a friendly dog found wandering on Beacon Hill a couple of days ago. Know who he belongs to? See this Craigslist page for more information.


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Beacon Bards celebrates poetic anniversary

November 8th, 2013 at 5:30 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The monthly Beacon Bards poetry reading series will celebrate its first anniversary next Wednesday, November 13 at The Station coffee shop on 16th Avenue South with local poets Marjorie Manwaring and Kelsea Habecker. The readings start at 7 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more information, see the website.

The Station is located at 2533 16th Ave. S.


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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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Construction starting this month at Jefferson Park Golf Course

November 2nd, 2013 at 6:32 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

South view of the new Jefferson golf clubhouse.

South view of the new Jefferson golf clubhouse.

Construction on the changes at Jefferson Park Golf Course is planned to begin later this month, to be completed in December 2014. The project includes a new two-story modern-style clubhouse, a double-deck driving range, and improvements to paths and parking.

The course will remain open, though temporary facilities for the pro shop and food service will be located across Beacon Avenue, behind the existing first tee.

For more information about the project, see the website or email project manager Toby Ressler. Previous posts about the project on the BHB may be seen here.


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Ache and Loud Motor play benefit show at Garden House 11/16

November 1st, 2013 at 11:20 pm | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

November 16 brings a fundraising show to the Garden House, raising funds to benefit Mobility Builders, a local non-profit that provides wheelchairs to under-privileged children in developing countries. The bands Ache and Loud Motor will perform. Doors are at 6 p.m., and the $25 admission fee includes a few drinks and some snacks.

The Garden House is at 2336 15th Ave South.


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