Jefferson Community Center is located at 3801 Beacon Ave. S. For more information, call 206-684-7481.
We’ve been holding on to some of these Bits for a while, so no time like the present… here goes!
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The Beacon Food Forest was featured recently in Crosscut, where Robert Mellinger writes:
“There is no other project of Beacon Food Forest’s scale and design on public land in the United States — a forest of food, for the people, by the people.”
The article gives a thorough background on the bureaucratic issues that the Food Forest organizers have had to deal with so far, as well as an overview of future plans.
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Travelers Thali House was recently touted in the Seattle Weekly‘s Voracious blog as “colorful food kids will eat.”
Travelers was also mentioned in the March issue of Sunset, on page 17. The blurb mentions that Travelers serves Indian street food and gives a couple of examples.
Back to Voracious, where Travelers was featured yet again this week in a “Sexy Feast” review by Jay Friedman:
“My thali looked like an edible artist’s palette. Instead of a paintbrush, I’d dip my fork into the various metal bowls, sampling each carefully and seeing how it blended with the next…
“Exploring and enjoying different tastes and textures, with varied sequences of bites, nibbles, scoops, and swirls, made this a delicious experience.”
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7×7 listed Beacon Hill as “one of the 7 best neighborhoods in Seattle” — specifically, “best for families.” Writer Alida Moore cited our parks, playgrounds, library, diversity, and light rail as reasons the Hill is great for kids, along with one highly-rated school: Mercer.
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Have you noticed that MacPherson’s doesn’t sell sprouts anymore?
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Neighbor Lesley Ernst writes:
“You know the neighborhood is changing when…
“Arriving at my massage office on Hanford St. and Beacon Ave. early last Sunday morning to find that the ubiquitous litter in the parking strip has changed from 40-ouncers to Kombucha bottles and PCC to-go containers.”
As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, The Rainier Valley Co-Op Preschool is holding their annual Fall Festival this Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will be held in the 1700 block of Forest Street, in front of Beacon Lutheran Church.
The family event will include a block party, a dj dance party, live music by Eli Rosenblatt, bike parades on the hour, hot dogs, a bake sale, games for kids, a recycled toy shop, a treasure hunt in the sandbox, face painting, and more!
Neighbors of all ages are welcome to have fun and help support the preschool. Bring your bicycle if you want to be part of the bike parades.Another fall activity will be taking place a bit further north on the hill at the same time (10 a.m. on October 8), where neighbors are invited to help harvest apples from the orchard at Dr. Jose Rizal Park. Most of the apples will become cider for the Beacon Hill Harvest Festival later this month, but some apples will also be available for your own baking. Craig Thompson writes:
Please come down to harvest the second crop of apples (tiny, tiny one last year, this year is much bigger); these apples are destined for the City Fruit apple press at the Oct. 22 Beacon Hill Harvest Festival, but there should be enough for your baking needs.
Now, these apples may have some bugs, but last year the winesaps I picked were still good for a significant pie.
We’ll have three fruit basket pickers (whatever they’re really called), plus some orchard ladders. We’ll also have all the containers necessary to hold the apples and transport them over to the Garden House, where the cider destined will cool in the basement until the Harvest Festival.
Forecast says it should be pretty nice in the late morning, too! So please take a wee bit to pick some fruit and, also, to check out the park. It’s really pretty magnificent now, and it will only get better!
- Neighborhood Planning town hall meeting 9am Saturday at El Centro! Do not miss it!
PDF with details
- As the neighborhood planning meeting winds down, take the kids (aged 7-18) to the Jefferson Park golf course to register for a free junior golf program offered by the Fir State Junior Golf Foundation. Registration is from 3-6pm on Saturday, May 30th, for an instructional program beginning June 28th.
- Right between the planning meeting and the golf program sign-ups on Saturday, the Denise Louie Education Center is hosting its 4th Annual Children and Families Festival from 1-4pm at the Jefferson Community Center.
- A street food movement is developing in Seattle and Gabriel Claycamp (of the late Culinary Communion and the Swinery) may be bringing it to Beacon Hill for a visit. — The Stranger
- Bumper-to-Bumper looks into light timing along Spokane Street between 15th and Columbian. — The Seattle Times
Be sure to check out the Events calendar for more upcoming activities nearby!