Tag Archives: health care

Beacon Bits: Antennas, art, and advice

A Land Use Application has been filed by Clearwire to mount three panel antennas and a microwave dish antenna on the Seattle City Light transmission tower and install supporting communications equipment at grade within the foot print of the transmission tower at “4999 P BEACON AVE S”.

Comments may be submitted through January 20th.

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The bust of Dr. Jose Rizal on the north tip of Beacon Hill (in the park of the same name) is one of many around the world. The one in Washington, D.C. has gone missing.

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Art galleries on Beacon Hill have been few and far between, but Klara Glosova wants to change that. In November, she opened her house in North Beacon for one night as an experimental gallery space, the home_page.project. The current issue of City Arts has an article about Glosova and the home_page.project, and you can see a slide show here.

Glosova is putting together another open house; you can keep up with the plans at the home_page.project page.

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Free healthcare counseling sessions will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm on the first Thursday of every month at the Beacon Hill Library branch, starting Thursday, February 4. The sessions are open to all, with no registration required. A volunteer counselor, who speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English, will provide one-on-one counseling on topics such as healthcare options, medical billing and Medicare.

The library is located at 2821 Beacon Avenue South, at the corner of Beacon Avenue South and South Forest Street. It is one block south of Beacon Hill Station, and right on the #36 bus line. There is free parking in the lot behind the building. For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4711.

Thanks to the Seattle Medium for this notice..

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Lastly, something I’m sorry we didn’t know about in time to see or promote — ’30s jazz and art inspired by classic cars? Sounds like a fun time. Here’s how the event went.

NAMSAYIN tweeted:

What happens when a guy from Beacon Hill combines art and classic cars together? You get this…

Beacon Bits: liquor licensing, disaster preparedness, and a bike ride to Alki

OK, there really wasnt a bear on Beacon Hill yesterday. But if there had been, it would have looked like this! Thanks to Joel Lee in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool for the laugh.
OK, there really wasn't a bear on Beacon Hill yesterday. But if there had been, it would have looked like this! Thanks to Joel Lee in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool for the laugh.
  • A new applicant, Young Rae No, has applied to assume the liquor license at the M.C. Food Store at 4800 Beacon Avenue South (Beacon and Columbian). The license being applied for is “Grocery store — beer / wine”: a “license to sell beer and/or wine for off-premises consumption in bottles, cans, or original containers.” See the notice here.
  • A Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) disaster preparedness program is coming to North Beacon Hill, with a workshop on June 4. Presenters from the city’s Office of Emergency Management will discuss safeguarding your home before a disaster happens, quake-safe actions, and building neighborhood preparedness teams. The workshop is free and open to all, at the Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Avenue South, Thursday, June 4, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • 37th District Representative Eric Pettigrew is hosting a community access meeting about health care issues on Monday, June 1, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Room 209, 1634 19th Avenue. The meeting is free and open to the public.
  • Hello Bicycle is hosting their first Beacon Hill group bicycle ride this Saturday. All are welcome. Be at Hello Bicycle at 10 am for a moderate speed bike ride with the group to Alki Beach, and return just after noon for tacos from El Quetzal. Hello Bicycle is at 3067 Beacon Avenue South.

Flu shots available near Beacon Hill

Is this the vaccine standing between you and two weeks of misery later this winter? Photo by IamSAM -- thanks!
Is this the vaccine standing between you and two weeks of misery later this winter? Photo by IamSAM -- thanks!
It’s that time of year again: time to get a flu shot before the evil influenza virus comes around. Here are some places near the Hill where you can get a flu shot if you want it:

If anyone knows of flu shot clinics available up here on top of the Hill (Red Apple, maybe?), please let us know and we’ll add the info to this post.

Free acupuncture for veterans, 11/11

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!