- A panel advocating for veterans of the (first) Persian Gulf War will hold public hearings at the VA medical center on Beacon Hill this month. The Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans will be here Jan. 14 and 15. The committee is holding a series of public meetings to receive feedback before recommending programs to help Gulf War vets. — Now Hear This (P-I blog)
- The city’s blocked off part of bicycle/pedestrian sidewalk on the Jose Rizal Bridge to fix an erosion problem. No estimate for completion given, though. — Getting There
- With this Sunday night snow, so far Seattle schools are still opening on-time and Metro advises checking for service revisions before you head out tomorrow. SDOT has 16+ trucks out sanding and plowing. Drive carefully if it doesn’t all melt off overnight!
Local acupuncturists, in conjunction with Acupuncturists Without Borders, are planning a permanent acupuncture clinic for veterans. To kick off the project, they are hosting a free clinic on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 6:00 pm, at El Centro de la Raza (2524 16th Avenue South).
Here’s the announcement from AWB:
Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) is implementing a nationwide program to provide free acupuncture to returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Groups around the country are forming to create a nationwide network of free community acupuncture clinics for veterans and their families. Seattle area acupuncturists are in the planning of stages of forming a weekly clinic focused exclusively on serving Veterans, and will host their inaugural event in the El Centro de la Raza community center on Beacon Hill on November 11 at 6:00 p.m. …
Donations and sponsorships to this event will be split 50-50, with half of the proceeds going to support AWB’s national efforts, and half going to support the formation of the Seattle Veterans’ Acupuncture Clinic. Tax exempt contributions can be made to Acupuncturists Without Borders, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Veterans and their immediate families can reserve a place at this event by making an online appointment at http://www.communichi.org/ or by calling 206-860-5009.
Thanks to Jordan for posting this to the Beacon Hill List!