Beacon Hill actually contains quite a few neighborhoods — the Hill is huge, and really isn’t a neighborhood so much as a meta-neighborhood, like West Seattle. (This was the subject of some discussion in the early days of this blog.) Are there other blogs for the Hill’s neighborhoods that we need to know about?
Most recently, Travis caught up with Governor Christine Gregoire during a visit to El Centro de La Raza today. Earlier this week, he sat down for a chat with North Beacon Hill Council chair Judith Edwards at Baja Bistro.
A Beacon Hill resident with the nom de blog “bloggersucks” has started a blog, BeHi Bonsai, on a rather unusual topic — the sleekly — and sometimes oddly — sculpted hedges and trees found in the yards of some local homes.
“The Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle has some funky bushes. I’m not sure exactly where the aesthetic comes from, there is an obvious Asian aesthetic but I think that it goes much further than that and seems to have a funky Seattle twist. This blog is dedicated to exploring the excessive and amazing topiary designs of this area.”
We’d like to welcome the folks at the SODO Agogo blog to the Seattle neighborhood blogosphere! Many of us pass through SODO on a regular basis, so a blog for that area should be useful to Beaconians. It may end up with a different feel than other neighborhood blogs, since it’s not really a residential neighborhood, but it has lots of businesses, restaurants, and entertaining.
(On another topic: I wonder why people spell it SODO. Why not SoDo since it was, originally, “South of the Dome” and now is “South of Downtown”? Sometimes I spell it with lower-case letters anyway because I don’t like the all-caps version.)
The Times buried their “‘Beacon Hill Groper’ released” story deeply within their “Local Digest” while headlining a Totem Lake story on that digest page instead; this is one of the reasons I prefer the P-I — Seattle Times