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Mayor’s town hall rescheduled for 8/14 at St. Mark’s

The Mayor’s Town Hall meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, July 18 at Van Asselt Community Center has been rescheduled and moved. The meeting will now be at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 6020 Beacon Ave. S., on Tuesday, August 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. Neighbors in the 98108, 98118, and 98144 area codes are invited to attend.

The event schedule has not changed; it starts with a community information fair from 5:30-6:30, followed by a youth performance from 6:30-6:40, then the open Q&A session with Mayor McGinn and City staff.

The town hall is another in a series of town halls throughout Seattle, through the Engage Seattle initiative, designed to “to provide concrete ways for Seattleites to help make our city a better place.” Find out more at the website.

Mayor to host town hall at Van Asselt Community Center 7/18

Mark your calendar: neighbors in the 98108, 98118, amd 98144 area codes are invited to attend a Mayor’s Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Van Asselt Community Center (2820 S. Myrtle St.).

The event starts with a community information fair from 5:30-6:30, followed by a youth performance from 6:30-6:40, then the open Q&A session with Mayor McGinn and City staff.

The town hall is another in a series of town halls throughout Seattle, through the Engage Seattle initiative, designed to “to provide concrete ways for Seattleites to help make our city a better place.” Find out more at the website.

Beacon Hill neighbors invited to Mayoral town hall

It’s not quite on Beacon Hill, but Beacon Hill residents are invited: as part of the Engage Seattle initiative, Mayor Mike McGinn is holding a series of town halls starting with one at the Northwest African American Museum on Tuesday, June 19, from 5-6 p.m. Neighbors from our area are invited to bring their questions and comments for the mayor.

The Northwest African American Museum is located at 2300 S. Massachusetts St. (23rd and Massachusetts), and is near the 4, 7, 8, 42, and 48 bus routes. For more information about the event, contact Sol Villarreal at sol.villarreal@seattle.gov.

Beacon Bits: El Centro’s parking lot is open

The new parking lot at El Centro is open on the future site of a new development. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.

Some Bits for you from the last few weeks:

El Centro de la Raza has opened their temporary light rail parking lot to the
public. Parking rates are listed here. The lot is in the south part of the El Centro site, directly adjacent to the Roberto Maestas Festival Street, across the street from Beacon Hill Station. The parking lot is an interim use of the site, limited to three years or less, after which El Centro plans to develop the site. Proceeds from the parking lot benefit El Centro’s human services and community building programs.

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Mayor McGinn recently led a delegation to Chongqing and Beijing, and while there distributed some Seattle souvenirs to local schoolchildren — including a Beacon Rocks! t-shirt.

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Doreen Deaver sent us this notice:

Now that the egg hunts are done, are you wondering what to do with all those plastic eggs? Jefferson Community Center is the place to bring them. We are recycling eggs! Bring them in and give them a good home. We can use them again. Thank you.

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Maple Elementary School art teacher Kate Baker was recently featured in the Seattle Times in an article about arts programs at Seattle schools.

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Blink and you’ll miss it, but Microsoft used a gorgeous photo taken from Beacon Hill in an an ad for the new Internet Explorer. (Thanks to former Beacon Hill neighbor Travis Mayfield at KOMO for noticing the photo!)

Mayor to host Town Hall in Georgetown on Tuesday

Mayor Mike McGinn at the recent dedication of Roberto Maestas Festival Street. Photo by Wendi.

Mayor Mike McGinn is hosting a Greater Duwamish Town Hall meeting this coming Tuesday, September 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle Community College, 6737 Corson Ave. S.

Here’s the planned agenda:

  • 5:30-6:30 Meet and Greet: City Departments and local community organizations will host information tables, answer questions, and offer volunteer opportunities
  • 6:30-6:40 Youth performance
  • 6:40-8:00 Open question and answer session with the Mayor and City staff

Need further information? Contact James Bush at (206) 684-9288 or james.bush@seattle.gov.

Yesterday at Beacon Rocks!

The last Beacon Rocks! of 2011 was yesterday at the newly dedicated Roberto Maestas Festival Street. Here are some images of the sunny Sunday event:

This tiny ukelele player stole the show as part of the Seattle Fandango Project. Photo by Wendi.
Mayor Mike McGinn spoke during the dedication of Roberto Maestas Festival Street. Photo by Wendi.
El Centro representatives with a display at Beacon Rocks! Photo by Wendi.
Baby Sophie enjoys sidewalk chalk. Photo by Melissa Jonas.
Continue reading Yesterday at Beacon Rocks!

Mayor McGinn to attend Town Hall

Mike McGinn at an earlier Town Hall meeting on Beacon Hill during his 2009 mayoral campaign. Photo by Melissa Jonas in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.
Mayor Mike McGinn will visit Beacon Hill for a Town Hall meeting next Tuesday, February 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center. The Mayor and City staff will host an open question and answer session, and representatives of City departments and local volunteer organizations will also be present to answer questions and discuss volunteer opportunities.

Entertainment will be provided by the Jefferson Park Community Center Lion Dancers.

For more information, please contact Becky Stanley, (206) 684-8106 or becky.stanley@seattle.gov.

Jefferson Community Center is located at 3801 Beacon Avenue South.

The evening’s agenda:

  • 5:30-6:30: Meet and Greet with City departments and local volunteer organizations
  • 6:30-6:35: Performance by the Jefferson Park Community Center Lion Dancers
  • 6:35-8:00: Q&A session with the Mayor and City staff

Beacon Bits: T-shirts, gift-wrapping, and the mayor

This fire truck at Beacon Hill's Fire Station #13 is festively attired for the holiday season. Photo by Joel Lee in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.
Neighbor Peter heard sirens last week, and managed to get outside and some photos of a house fire in a boarded-up house on 25th Avenue South, behind QFC. See the photos here.

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News from El Centro de la Raza tells us that Mayor Mike McGinn will be joining them for their Holiday Latino Hot Meal tomorrow, Wednesday, December 22 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

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Remember the “Know Where You Came From” t-shirts from NAMSAYIN featuring a #36 bus? Remember how the first run of 56 shirts sold out in one day?

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, the shirts will be re-released at Deli Seattle, 1307 First Avenue. They will have men’s and women’s shirts, as well as onesies for babies this time. Sizes are limited, and the shirts are very cool, so if you want one, don’t let it get away this time.

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Do you have an interest in Pacific Northwest ecology? Do you like to share what you know with others? Are you over 18 years of age? Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer experience? You may be interested in the Seward Park Audubon and Environmental Center Master Urban Naturalist program. The program provides free naturalist training workshops and certification in exchange for 10 hours of donated service and completion of a final project or presentation. More information here.

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The newly-revitalized ROCKiT space has a few things going on that you might want to know about.

Need a good place to wrap Christmas gifts, or want someone to wrap them for you? You can wrap your gifts at ROCKiT space, where your loved ones won’t see what you’re up to. DIY gift-wrapping is $5/day site use fee, plus a $2 supply fee. All materials are supplied. Bring your own wrap and they will waive the supply fee.

If you’re a wrapping klutz or just don’t have time, you can also drop off gifts, and they will wrap them for you to pick up later. The fee is $2 each for small packages, and $5 each for large packages.

On Tuesday, December 28 at 7:00 pm, ROCKiT space is hosting a Tuesday Folk Club with two old time/country bands: Red Dog and Dram County. The minimum donation is $7 at the door or $5 in advance. Tickets are available at Rockit Space during business hours.

The Tots Jam with Suzanne Sumi is continuing on Wednesdays, from 9:00 – 11:00 am , but there is no session on December 29.

ROCKiT space is located at 3315 Beacon Avenue South.

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The Department of Planning and Development has approved an application to subdivide a site at 4010 14th Avenue South into five unit lots for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the lots. The property will continue to be zoned for duplex multifamily development. Read the decision here.

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There is at least one place to ring in the New Year nearby. The new St. Dames restaurant at Columbia City Station is hosting a party on New Year’s Eve, starting at 10:00 pm. The event will include appetizers, dessert and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Make reservations by calling 206-725-8879. St. Dames is located at 4525 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South.

Do you know of any other Beacon Hill places that are open for New Year’s? Let us know!

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Gage Academy of Art is offering free drop in art classes for teens aged 13-18 in the Rainier Valley. Classes are on Saturdays at The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South.
Classes will be from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. For more information, call 206-323-GAGE. Art materials and pizza will be provided.

Happenings around the Hill: Fall Festival, Mayor’s forum, and more

The bake sale at last year's Rainier Valley Co-operative Preschool Fall Festival had lots of tasty goods, and this year's should too. Photo by Jason.
There are a few activities (and a cancellation) in the Beacon Hill Blog events calendar over the next few days you may want to take notice of.

Plant and Art Sale at ART’s on Beacon: Today through Saturday, a sale of plants, collectibles, art and antiques at ART’s (we wrote about ART’s in February). The sale runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day through Saturday. ART’s is located at 4951 13th Avenue South.

Slightly off the Hill in Rainier Beach, Mayor McGinn is hosting a public forum tonight, billed as “an opportunity for residents and business owners to discuss their concerns directly with city leaders.” Police Chief John Diaz will be there too, as will representatives from other city departments. They’ve only scheduled 90 minutes, though—will that be time enough for everyone to gripe? Find out at 6:30 pm at Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Avenue South.

Friday, October 1, the Beacon Merchants Association will meet at Baja Bistro, 2414 Beacon Avenue South. On the agenda this month: finalizing bylaws, and approving the board trainer and the date for board training. The group asks, “Please come, give us your input, and help Beacon Hill business grow strong!”

Saturday the Rainier Valley Co-op Preschool, which is actually up on the Hill at 1720 South Forest Street (near the Library), is holding their Fall Festival and Rummage Sale from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There will be a DJ Dance Party for kids, a bike parade, a bake sale, a treasure hunt, face painting, and more merriment.

Unfortunately, the Kai-Lan story time which was scheduled for the Beacon Hill Library on Saturday afternoon has been cancelled.

Don’t forget ROCKiT space has an Open Mic on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget that Monday is the deadline to apply for free trees for your neighborhood!

Mayor McGinn to launch service plan at BHIS Friday

As part of the United Way Day of Caring, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will join school Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson and United Way of King County CEO Jon Fine at Beacon Hill International School, 2025 14th Avenue South. Events get underway tomorrow, Friday the 24th, at 2 PM in front of the main school office.

The Mayor will be launching Seattle’s Citywide Service Plan, said to be a series of volunteer service initiatives to benefit education and youth development.

Thanks, David!