Magnolia Village Halloween Trick or Treat – October 30

  • Queen Anne Halloween Trick or Treat – October 30
  • Magnolia Chamber of Commerce Meeting – October 27
  • Queen Anne Historical Society:  Eating During the Great Depression – October 29
  • Seattle Parks: Nature Activities
  • Seattle Parks Halloween Event at Magnolia Community Center – October 29
  • SDOT Pedestrian Master Plan Update Survey
  • United Way of King County New Solutions Request for Proposals
  • Tiny House Village Community Meeting – October 28
  • Gridlocked:  Driving Solutions to Our Region’s Traffic Jams – October 29
  • Fremont Siphon Project Update
  • Mary’s Place Giving Tree
  • Seattle Public Safety Survey
  • Safe Routes to School Mini-Grants – Due October 30
  • Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Building at 701 9th Ave N – November 4
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct Closures Halloween Weekend
  • Free Workshop on Universal Design Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement – November 5
  • Seattle Center Festal:  Dia de Muertos – October 31 and November 1
  • Comment on Director’s Rule on Pedestrian Mobility in and Around Work Zones
  • General Election Video Voters Guide
  • Seattle Department of Transportation On the Move – Traffic Advisories

Magnolia Village Halloween Trick or Treat

TRICK OR TREAT ON QUEEN ANNE AVENUE FRIDAY THE 30th

 Trick or Treat

FRIDAY October 30th  3PM to 6PM

BECAUSE HALLOWEEN FALLS ON A SATURDAY, WE’RE HOLDING THIS EVENT ON  FRIDAY, THE 30TH !!   AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS CAN JOIN THE FUN AS WELL AS SOME OF THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE CLOSED ON SATURDAY.

Magnolia Chamber of Commerce Meeting

When: October 27th
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 West McGraw Street

We have two guest speakers scheduled for our meeting – Sola Plumacher & Jim Theofelis from the City of Seattle.  They will be discussing the Homeless Encampment at Interbay.

Queen Anne Historical Society Offers Free Public Program 

on Eating During The Great Depression Thurs. Oct. 29

Event is the Society’s second program in the series Feeding Queen Anne

Oct. 19, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – On Thursday, Oct. 29 from 7-8:30pm, the Queen Anne Historical Society will offer a free public program on eating during The Great Depression, 86 years to the day of the 1929 stock market crash that kicked off this difficult period in American history. This event will include commentary from a longtime Queen Anne neighbor and oral histories that teach us about life on Queen Anne during The Great Depression.

In addition, an exhibit of Depression era cookbooks and editorial from Queen Anne News on the 1929 stock market crash and The Great Depression will be available. Refreshments will include a 1930’s War Cake – a tasty spice cake without eggs or milk that was originally baked in metal army helmets in the trenches in WWI.

Where: Queen Anne Christian Church

1316 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119

When: Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7pm

This free public program is the second in a series of five programs that follow the year’s theme, Feeding Queen Anne. More information is available on the society’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/QueenAnneHistoricalSociety.

For more information, please contact Kristi Street at kristi.street@yahoo.com or 206-683-2104.

ABOUT THE QUEEN ANNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Queen Anne Historical Society was formed in 1971 by the History Committee of the Queen Anne Community Council. Since that time, it has worked in many areas to advance its mission of preservation of the community’s historic heritage.

An independent non-profit organization, the Queen Anne Historical Society maintains a community history archive and holds five meetings each year which feature programs emphasizing community and Washington history. QAhistory.org

Don’t miss out on some of the favorite nature activities for October!  Please register by calling (206) 386 – 4237.

 Halloween Tots Trek

Discovery Park

Saturday, October 24

10:30 – 11:45am

Ages 2-3 with an Adult $4.oo per person

Full Moon Owl Hoot

Camp Long

Saturday, October 24

7:00 – 8:30pm

 Fort Lawton Cemetery Tour

Saturday October 31

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Free for ages 12 and up

Celebrate fall with Seattle Parks and Recreation

We’re doing the mash. The monster mash that is. Join in the fun? We have dozens of Halloween- and fall-themed events scattered throughout the city in October. Find a fun event in your neighborhood.

For specific event details, please call the associated community center or pool directly. Details are subject to change.

Lil Spooky

What: Games, costumes and pumpkin decorating

Location: Magnolia Community Center

Ages: 4 and under

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 29

Cost: $4

Take the Pedestrian Master Plan Update survey!

The Pedestrian Master Plan seeks to funnel pedestrian improvements to areas of the city with the greatest need. It prioritizes where to provide new sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and many other improvements that make it easier to walk in our neighborhoods.

To inform the Plan update, we need your input on the types of pedestrian improvements you think are most important, and where you think we should build them. We will use your feedback to help identify the highest priority areas to focus improvements.

You can access the Pedestrian Master Plan Update public survey on SDOT’s home page, or directly on the project website here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pedMasterPlan.htm. It will be open through  the end of November.

Michelle Marx, AICP

Urban Design and Complete Streets Strategic Advisor

City of Seattle Department of Transportation

O: 206.684.0633 | F: 206.684.3236 | michelle.marx@seattle.gov

   

United Way of King County New Solutions Request for Proposals

Overview: The purpose of United Way of King County’s New Solutions grants is to fund innovative projects that will help United Way of King County achieve its vision that everyone has a home, students graduate, and families are financially stable. We are eager to jumpstart projects that have the potential to get traction, leverage new resources and attract other funding. Funds can be used to identify, develop, test, pilot, or bring to scale new solutions or best and promising practices.    

Total funds available: $350,915. Grants are one-time and typically in the $20,000 – $30,000 range. We expect to fund between 10-15 projects. Projects must be ready to start in February 2016.

Criteria: Projects will be evaluated based on their likelihood of successfully implementing one or more of the below strategies and achieving one or more of the stated results.   

Strategies

  • Research, develop, or test innovative high-impact services, practices or approaches
  • Pilot replicable or scalable service models or practices
  • Support community building efforts that meet emerging needs

Results

  • Expanded and/or improved services for low-income residents, refugee, immigrant and communities of color
  • Improvements to community-level systems
  • Increased ability of grassroots community leadership to influence policy and resources
  • New resources are leveraged or brought into a community

Eligibility: Funding is open to nonprofit organizations, associations or coalitions. Applicants may use a fiscal sponsor. United Way of King County will fund organizations that demonstrate the capacity to deliver effective, culturally responsive projects and services. Please note: While any agency can apply, projects and/or programs currently funded by United Way of King County are not eligible for New Solutions funding.  One application per agency, please.  

Priority consideration is given to organizations that:

  • Submit projects that advance the following United Way goals: 1) lifting people out of poverty; 2) ensuring kids are ready for kindergarten; 3) helping high need out-of-school youth or youth at-risk of dropping out get on a stable career path; 4) making homelessness rare, brief and one time. United Way is particularly interested in receiving innovative project ideas or approaches that: place low-income people in living wage/career jobs; reduce inequities in school readiness for a specific population; engage disconnected youth of color in services; create alternative and/or affordable housing options
  • Work with low income residents, immigrant, refugee, other communities of color or marginalized communities with staff, leadership, membership or board members reflecting the community being served
  • Engage low income, immigrant, refugee, communities of color and other marginalized communities in program design/delivery and/or implementation
  • Collaborate with coalitions, businesses or other community groups such as faith, culture or community-specific organizations, mutual assistance associations, unions, advocacy or organizing groups
  • Use United Way funds as start-up with a sustainment plan

Timeline

  • October 19: Funding announced
  • November 2: RFP Community Information Session Southside Commons – Seattle
  • November 5: RFP Community Information Session Children’s Home Society Family Resource Center – Kent
  • December 1: Applications due
  • December 28: Announce list of organizations invited to the Idea Marketplace
  • January 12: Invited agencies participate in Idea Marketplace and share project ideas with volunteer reviewers
  • Late January – Early February: Agencies notified of funding awards

Please RSVP for the Community Information Sessions.

Applications are due Tuesday, December 1, 2015 and must be submitted on-line through e-CImpact, a web-based reporting tool.

Tiny House Village

This tiny house village is the first of its kind in Seattle, WA. The village is the result of a partnership with the Low Income Housing Institute, Nickelsville and the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

Interested in the new Tiny House Village in Seattle?

Bring your questions to our community meeting!

Wednesday, October 28th

7-8:30pm

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

2116 E Union Street, 98122

For questions contact Monica Joe at the Low Income Housing Institute

(206) 957-8042 or mjoe@lihi.org

Gridlocked: Driving solutions to our region’s traffic jams

As one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S., and rated among the worst for traffic congestion, the Puget Sound area is in dire need of creative ideas to turn its transportation problem around. Join Seattle Times journalist Thanh Tan for an enlightening discussion with national and local experts to explore how to tackle our immediate and long-term traffic woes and keep people and commerce moving forward.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Kane Hall-University of Washington

2nd Ave. NW closed while crews continue work on City of Seattle CSO pipe  

Access to NW Canal Street from 2nd Ave. NW will be closed into November. Crews will be connecting the new City of Seattle Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) drain pipe to the existing city sewer system, which runs under 2nd Ave. NW.

Local traffic and deliveries can access the alley north of NW Canal St. through the parking lot just west of 123 NW 36th St. Burke-Gilman Trail users should follow the trail detour just south of the normal trail to get around the Fremont Canal Park work area safely (see map) .

What to expect

  • Work from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays
  • Increased noise and activity at site
  • 2nd Ave. NW closed to all traffic
  • Two-way traffic, limited parking on NW Canal Street between 2nd Ave. NW and 1st Ave. NW
  • Access to the alley behind NW Canal St.available through the parking lot west of 123 NW 36th St.
  • Burke-Gilman Trail shifted south just east of 2nd Ave. NW
  • Trail users should access the trail and Fremont Canal Park from 3rd Ave. NW or 1st Ave. NW
  • More trucks on roads near site

Stay Safe!

Please avoid the project area and sidewalks on 36th Ave NW next to the project area. Please do not engage individuals working at the site. Community members can ask questions or share concerns about the project 24 hours a day by calling the project information line: 206-205-5428.

 

 

Mary’s Place

Empowering women, children, and families to reclaim their lives.

 

PO Box 1711

Seattle, WA 98111

 

(206) 621-8474

www.marysplaceseattle.org

Dear Friends,

 

Holidays are a busy time! Amidst the bustle of wrapping gifts, making travel plans and planning the perfect holiday meal, there is something you can do to help homeless women, children and families experience the joy of the season, too.

 

Can your organization host a Mary’s Place Giving Tree?

 

We are collecting 1,000 new pairs of shoes to give as gifts to homeless women and families at our Holly Jolly Holiday party on December 21.

 

You can help our families experience the joy of giving and receiving by stocking the shelves of the Mary’s Place Santa Store! We need unwrapped gifts for children to give to their parents, and new unwrapped toys for moms, dads, and grandmas to give to their kids.

 

How does it work?

 

Place these tags on a Giving Tree in your lobby:

  • Shoe Tags for a new pair of shoes for homeless men, women, and children. The tags request a $20 donation so we can purchase a discounted gift certificate for shoes on your behalf.
  • Toy Tags. These tags have the name of a toy that a child at Mary’s Place has asked Santa for. Gifts will be given to homeless parents and grandparents so they in turn can give them to their children and share in the joy of giving this holiday season.
  • Tags for Mom & Dad gifts. These gift items will be placed in our Santa Store where children will shop for presents for their parents.

Unwrapped gifts and donations should be returned to Mary’s Place by Wednesday December 16th. To order tags for YOUR giving tree, contact Liz at (206) 621-8474 or email her at liz@marysplaceseattle.org.

 

Thanks to generous supporters like you, the women, parents and children of Mary’s Place will know the joy of the holidays.

 

Holiday Hugs!

 

 

 

Marty Hartman, Executive Director

FILL OUT A PUBLIC SAFETY SURVEY

Seattle University is administering the citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure.

The survey is accessible at www.publicsafetysurvey.org from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Public safety and security are community concerns. If you live and/or work in Seattle, please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today. Here is a flyer for you to share with your networks.

$1,000 SDOT MINI-GRANT TO SUPPORT WALKING & BIKING AT YOUR SCHOOL

SDOT launched the new Safe Routes to School 5-Year Action Plan, Safe Streets, Healthy Schools and Communities, as part of Seattle’s Vision Zero goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. Want to encourage walking and biking at your school? Check out our new Safe Routes to School Guide and apply for a Mini Grant today.

Where Do I Begin? Here is a Guide to Starting a Safe Routes to School Campaign at Your School, it provides step-by-step instructions, resources, and tips for running a variety of school-based walk and bike encouragement campaigns. If your school has never run an encouragement campaign before or if your campaign runs like a well-oiled machine, this guide has something for you.

SDOT’s Mini Grant program can fund any of the ideas in the manual, up to $1,000. We are currently accepting applications through October 30th. For more information and to apply, visit our Mini Grant webpage. For questions, contact Ashley Rhead at Ashley.Rhead@seattle.gov.

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of the building at 701 – 9th Avenue N for landmark status

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