Thanks to Gina Tolentino and Dan Bennett who posted more photos of Sunday’s Beacon Block Party to the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. We’re sharing some of them here, but there are more great photos in the pool — check them out!
Mayoral candidate Mike McGinn, who seems to be attempting to court Southeast Seattle voters lately, is hosting a “town hall” meeting at the Jefferson Park community center at 8pm on Saturday, September 19th. He’ll also be at the Columbia City library earlier the same day, at 10:30am. (There probably won’t be much yelling at these town halls.)
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More free trees! EarthCorps and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment are looking to provide trees to residents to plant on private property or the planting/parking strips along the street in neighborhoods with low tree canopy coverage. There are several trees to choose from, including cherry trees. Check the EarthCorps site for more info and the application form.
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The Chrysanthemum Literary Society’s inaugural poetry reading is this Saturday, the 19th, from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Beacon Hill library.
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Kelly Brownlee wrote to get the word out about the Lucile Street block party near Cleveland High this upcoming Saturday the 19th — everybody’s invited! She’s particularly looking for folks who might want to bring a BBQ grill and anyone who can help with road closure signs.
Block Party on South Lucile Street!
(Between 16th and 17th Ave S. on South Lucile Street)
When: Saturday, September 19th, 12-4pm
What to bring:
- Food — Bring a dish to share or some meat for grilling! We’ll have grills set up. Don’t cook? Bring paper plates & napkins or something to drink.
- A chair
- Umbrellas if it sprinkles
Fun & Games:
Chalk drawing in the streets, cupcakes & more!
Meet your community:
Neighbors, safety liaisons, Cleveland High School staff
Be part of our neighborhood phone tree, sign up to be part of Block Watch & more
But most importantly… come have fun and get to know the people in your neighborhood!
Please direct suggestions, questions to contact below. Can you contribute a folding table? Grill? Canopy in the event it sprinkles? Ideas? Let me know! In the event of a downpour, the party will be rescheduled.
Please RSVP to: Kelly B. 206-818-1625
Please do not park on Lucile between 16th and 17th Ave S. during the block party. Street and alleyways will be closed to traffic from 12-4pm.
- Another late-night shooting in the jungle leaves a man dead with no arrests and not even a description of the suspect — SPDBlotter
- Health inspections turn up violations at Asian Express, C&C Food Store/Valero, and Fiesta-Mex — Seattle/King County Public Health
- The annual neighborhood Block Party and Night Out Against Crime is coming up on Tuesday, August 4th. Registration deadline for hosting one on your block is July 31st. Please let us know if your block is hosting a party — we’ll do a run-down and reminder before the Night Out.