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Sounds of the Hill wanted for Beacon Hill Boombox

July 18th, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Beacon Hill musicians, poets, and more — you’re wanted for the Beacon Hill Boombox, a collection of recordings by Beacon Hill artists. The recordings will play in several neighborhood businesses in August and September.

Here’s the announcement:

Are you a recording artist who lives or works on Beacon Hill?

GET IN THE BOOMBOX!

We are creating the Beacon Hill Boombox, an audio catalogue of artists who call Beacon Hill home. In August and September, the boombox will be located in several different neighborhood establishments, featuring the diverse sounds and expressions of Beacon Hill for all to listen to and experience on cassette tapes. We want to hear you!

Submit your recorded work –- music, poetry, anything recorded! –- in order to be part of this project. Your recordings will also be featured online on a digital archive.

Please send an MP3 or link to a stream of your work to beaconhillboombox@gmail.com. You can also leave physical submissions at The Station Café (16th Ave. S. and Beacon Ave. S.).

The deadline is July 30th, so you still have time to put something together.


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Local poets reading at The Station Wednesday night

November 13th, 2012 at 5:58 am | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Kelli Russell Agodon

The Beacon Bards poetry series returns to The Station coffee house this Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. with a reading by two local women poets, Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy.

Agodon is the author of Letters From the Emily Dickinson Room, winner of the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Prize in Poetry, and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her other credits include Small Knots, Geography, and co-editing Fire On Her Tongue: an eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry. Kelli is a co-editor of the Seattle literary journal Crab Creek Review, and the co-founder of Two Sylvias Press.

Annette Spaulding-Convy.

Annette Spaulding-Convy‘s collection In Broken Latin is a finalist for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize. She previously wrote the chapbook In The Convent We Become Clouds, which won the 2006 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Along with Kelli Russell Agodon she is a co-editor of Crab Creek Review, co-founder and co-editor of Two Sylvias Press, and co-editor of the Fire On Her Tongue anthology.


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Beacon Bits: Census, catfish, and classes

March 9th, 2010 at 4:30 am | 3 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

This coffee-colored building near El Centro is about to become a coffee shop, "The Station." Photo by Joel Lee in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

The Seattle Weekly‘s food blog, Voracious, reviewed one of our favorite hidden food gems on Beacon Hill: the Beacon Avenue Shell Station. Yes, a gas station. The reviewer got a disappointingly old filet of catfish, but we know that if you get there at the right time the stuff is dee-lish.

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Michael Wallenfels of Mokusai Design is teaching a Cartoon Drawing class at Jefferson Community Center this spring, on Thursday nights from April 8 to June 10. For more about this and some other classes, see the flyer.

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We wrote a couple of weeks ago about Spanish language classes for adults at El Centro de la Raza. Elliott from El Centro wrote to tell the Beacon Hill mailing list that there are now two classes, so there should be enough room for everyone who wants to learn.

The Beginner (Plus) classes begin Monday, April 5, and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm until June 9. The class fee is $300, which goes to support the programs at El Centro. If you have questions or want to enroll, call Enrique Gonzalez at (206) 957-4605 or email execasst@elcentrodelaraza.org. Registration deadline is March 31.

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We are told that on March 10 20, the PLOP! Cabaret Performance Series will come to “an intimate house setting” somewhere on Beacon Hill, featuring poets Kate Lebo, A. K. “Mimi” Allin, and Jennifer Borges Foster. More info here.

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Jordan of Communichi, the acupuncture clinic located in the El Centro building, just returned from Haiti where he volunteered in the relief effort. He wrote about his experience in the Communichi blog.

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Seen on Craigslist:

“I am interested in putting together a small craft show in the Beacon Hill neighborhood this spring. I am posting to see if other crafters are interested in getting involved. I already have a venue (it’s a great place that I am super excited about!) and ideas for putting on the show. Please email me if you are interested in being a part of planning or if you would like to be a vendor at the event.”

Sound interesting? Email the poster at comm-3mdsy-1627068912@craigslist.org.

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Go to the Amazon WebStore Beta Invitation page. Look at the image in the lower right, featuring a retailer named “BH”. According to Techflash, “BH” stands for Beacon Hill; it’s a fake retailer that Amazon uses when they want to show off their new features without using a real company’s name. Amazon may be leaving the Hill soon, but perhaps they will keep a little bit of Beacon Hill with them for a while.

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The Filipino Community Center in the Rainier Valley is hosting a Community Forum on the 2010 Census on Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 pm. The forum will offer people the opportunity to ask questions and review the census forms. The Filipino Community Center is located at 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South.


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More Bits: Luminaria, sing-a-longs, matching money, and more

November 12th, 2009 at 11:16 am | No Comments | Posted by Jason
Luminarias photo by AZAdam. At the Beacon Hill Library on Saturday, learn basic paper-cutting techniques using scissors and a hole puncher to make your own decorative Day of the Dead luminaria.

Luminarias photo by AZAdam. At the Beacon Hill Library on Saturday, learn basic paper-cutting techniques using scissors and a hole puncher to make your own decorative Day of the Dead luminaria.

This Saturday, the 14th, from 2 to 4pm, an introduction to traditional Day of the Dead crafts with artist Amaranta Ibarra Sandys will be at the Beacon Hill Library. This event is free, requires no registration, and is open to everyone ages 5 and older.

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Craig Thompson has resumed regularly updating the Beacon Lights column at the P-I, most recently considering Sound Transit, the mayoral race, and Dow Constantine.

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Next Thursday, November 19th, from 6 to 7:30pm at the Beacon Hill Library, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting free technical assistance workshops to educate neighborhood groups and community organizations on funding opportunities under the Neighborhood Matching Fund. The program provides cash awards to community organizations for neighborhood-based projects. Proposals are due as early as January 11th for “Small and Simple” projects.

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Metro has introduced a new reroute notification system where you can sign up for email or SMS alerts if your bus has been rerouted due to snow or other emergency condition. — Seattle Transit Blog

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200 student poet-athletes will be participating in their fall season-ending America SCORES Seattle Poetry Slam tomorrow, November 13th, from 5 to 6:45pm. Join them at the Cleveland High School Auditorium. Call 206-988-1000 for more information.

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Rise up Singing — a family-friendly, evening sing-along with Albert Kaufman (the human jukebox). Former Beacon Hill neighbor Albert Kaufman will be back in town on Saturday the 14th at OmCulture near Gasworks Park from 7 to 9:30pm. Albert will be leading a sing-a-long with special guests and children of all ages are welcome. Thanks for the notice, Mira!


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Beacon Bits: Candidate visit, free trees, Jungle tour, and poetry

September 17th, 2009 at 7:14 pm | 1 Comment | Posted by Jason

You could grow these on your own tree, free from EarthCorps and the Mayors Office of Sustainability and the Environment. Photo by Erlomo.

You could grow these on your own tree, free from EarthCorps and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and the Environment. Photo by Erlomo.

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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Craig Thompson takes KOMO’s Travis Mayfield for a walk in the Jungle. Video, too. And more at Travis’s personal blog.

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Garage sale Sunday near 28th and FerdinandCraigslist
You can post your own garage sale announcements in our Forum.

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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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Don’t forget the other events coming up — like the Lucile Street block party this Saturday starting at noon! Check out the event calendar for more.


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