- Down in Georgetown, muralist, canvas artist and former Beacon Hill resident Joey Nix is opening a show featuring portraits of mobsters, at the Art Primo Showroom at 6601 East Marginal Way South, Suite B on February 6. The show is from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, free, and open to all ages.
- Facebook now has a Beacon Hill Residents group.
- A “violent street gang claims Beacon Hill,” says the Rainier Valley Post, pointing out some gang tags on North Beacon Hill properties.
- Just down the hill, Planet Georgetown is closing at the end of the month — Mid Beacon Hill
- Remember when T-Mobile applied last year to install three panel antennas on the roof of the Jefferson Park Apartments at the corner of South Spokane Street and Beacon Avenue South? The antennas are planned to be located “within a faux brick chimney shroud assembly… extending approximately 10 feet above the roof top.” The installation has been conditionally approved.
- Local blogger jf has some really lovely photos of the Seattle skyline from Beacon Hill —no friday
- Down the hill in Georgetown, the Art Primo graffiti supply folks are presenting a show by Neiler1, who has been photographing graffiti for 10 years. It’s this Friday, 5:00 – 9:00 pm, at 6601 East Marginal Way
- Nearby Columbia City’s ongoing path to yuppiedom continues with a potential Business Improvement Association forming, though not all are supportive — Seattle Weekly
- A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that Nancy Leson was looking for comments on “old-school” Chinese restaurants. Now she’s posted a review of several, including the former Beacon Hill landmark, Perry Ko’s South China Restaurant. (If you count Perry Ko’s old location, we’ve eaten at every one of these restaurants.) — Seattle Times
- Blogging Georgetown brings us news of a new grocery store at Carleton & Warsaw, rather closer for our west-slope Mid-Beacon Hill neighbors than Red Apple or Safeway, and perhaps worth a trip from further out.
- The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack is today! There’s a lot going on, but we particularly noticed the exhibition, book signing, and slide talk by legendary underground cartoonist Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead) at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery — Blogging Georgetown
- Access to broadband has become a major factor when people decide where to live, and Central Seattle may be falling on the wrong side of the “broadband divide” — Seattle Tech Report/P-I
- A group of Mountaineers visited the Beacon Hill Library on Friday, as part of a series of hikes to every city library to celebrate completion of the “Libraries for All” campaign. — P-I
This is the second (and last) weekend of the Haunted Brew House Tour at the Rainier Cold Storage Brew-House, just down the hill in Georgetown. The 1903 brewery, once the sixth largest beer-producer in the world, will come to life with members of Ensemble Sub Masa and Annex Theatre bringing the spooky fun. Tickets and info here. The Brew-House is at 5900 Airport Way South.
Beacon Bits are collections of useful or interesting links or other tidbits that we’ll post periodically.
- This time, it’s the Bus Bitch giving his take on the proposed SE Seattle bus changes, with clear explanations of what each option will mean to you — Rainier Valley Post
- Andy’s Diner re-Oriented: Clark Humphrey brings some good news: Andy’s Diner on Fourth Avenue South is reopening as the Orient Express! Permit data here. — via Blogging Georgetown
- Now that the days are getting shorter, the broken streetlights in our neighborhood are becoming more noticeable. Here’s how to report a broken streetlight in your neighborhood. Hint: lights that go on and off are broken; report them! — Central District News
- The UW Daily has a morbid — and probably entirely made-up — tale of ghoulish deeds and tragedy at the Georgetown Morgue. It’s not entirely false, though. There really was an earthquake in April, 1965 — via Blogging Georgetown
- Super Saturday at Seward Park is tomorrow, October 25, with fun family activities including pumpkin carving, storytelling, a bat-themed nature walk, and more! — Rainier Valley Post
The Fourth Annual Georgetown Haunted History Tour is this weekend, October 24th and 25th, with two nights of four one-hour walking tours each. The Friends of Georgetown History promise “creepy stories, haunting theatrics and ghoulish music” for all. Ticket and other info may be found at this link. Costumes are encouraged.
Sorry for the short notice, but right now Saturday at the Georgetown Morgue (soon to be the site of this year’s KUBE Haunted House), 5000 E. Marginal Way South, there’s a “scare-free” event for kids, with pumpkin decorating, costume contests, and so-on. It’s scheduled to run until 3:00 pm, so you still have time to get down there. It’s scheduled from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Afterward, there’s always the Haunted House itself, which opens that evening. But that one won’t be scare-free. (They suggest it for ages 12 and up.) It won’t exactly be cheap, either; tickets are $10–$25.
I don’t suppose anyone knows of any haunted houses up here on Beacon Hill — or perhaps in the Valley or Columbia City? If you do, fill us in on the details, please!
Thanks, Seattle Weekly— but next time, why not put the date of the actual event on the web page, instead of the publish date?