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Magnolia Queen Anne News – 11/6/15

Magnolia Queen Anne District Council Meeting – November 9

  • South Magnolia CSO Control Project Update
  • King County Wastewater Treatment: Join Us To Dig Into Seattle’s Past – November 19
  • Murray, Constantine, City Council Declare Emergency, Announce New Investments to Respond to Homelessness
  • Magnolia American Legion Veteran’s Day Service
  • Help Redesign SDOT’s Website Survey
  • City Seeks Youth Members for Participatory Budgeting Committee Project
  • Take the Pedestrian Master Plan Update Survey
  • Alert Seattle Emergency Notification Sign Up Information
  • Community Crosswalks Program
  • Take the Seattle Public Safety Survey
  • See Salmon Run at Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park
  • New Commissioners Sought For Seattle Design Commission
  • Seattle Center Festal:  Hmong New Year Celebration Commemorates “40 Years in America”
  • Seattle Department of Transportation On the Move – Traffic Advisories

Magnolia Queen Anne District Council Meeting

Monday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at Bayview Manor, 11 West Aloha

 Agenda includes:

  • SDOT Presentation on Aurora Bridge Project
  • Neighborhood Public Safety Discussion
  • Weekend Food for Kids Program

October 30, 2015

King County’s contractor, Stellar J, is continuing construction on the new Magnolia Wet Weather Storage Facility at Smith Cove. This 1.5-million-gallon underground tank will store excess flows of stormwater and sewage when heavy rains fill pipes, reducing untreated overflows to Puget Sound.

Storage Facility site:

The week of November 2nd, Stellar J plans to re-install a Seattle City Light street light in front of the storage tank site on 23rd Avenue West south of the Magnolia Bridge. The light was temporarily removed to accommodate construction.

What to expect during work on 23rd Avenue West

  • Work will occur on the sidewalk and parking strip on the east side of 23rd Avenue West
  • As needed flaggers will direct people around this work
  • Work hours will be weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Crews are also installing equipment in the building that sits atop the storage tank, and landscaping at the site is expected to begin in November.

32nd Avenue West:

In the coming weeks, King County’s contractor and a Seattle City Light crew will add power to the underground flow structure on 32nd Avenue West.

What to expect during work on 32nd Avenue West

  • Crews will work mostly near the shoulder on the east side of the street. A Seattle City Light truck will be here during portions of this work.
  • As needed flaggers will direct people around the work area
  • Work hours will be weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thank you for your patience during these activities.  For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov and search “South Magnolia CSO”.

Monica Van der Vieren

Community Relations Planner

Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Wastewater Treatment Division

201 South Jackson Street, KSC-NR-0505

Seattle, WA 98104-3855

206-477-5502

Community meeting- join us to dig into Seattle’s past!

You’re invited to explore some of Magnolia’s history and learn about the field of archeology. On November 19, 2015, King County Wastewater Treatment Division invites you to learn about our award-winning efforts to protect history, and to hear archeologist Alicia Valentino share the story told by remnants of Seattle’s Finntown.

Before the presentation, you can:

  • Learn about how archeologists have recovered and protected cultural resources on King County’s project sites in Magnolia
  • See artifacts from Finntown and replicas of artifacts from the West Point Treatment Plant site in Discovery Park
  • Visit with the Magnolia Historical Society and learn about their work to chronicle the area’s history

In 2014, King County’s contractor unexpectedly unearthed clues to a pre-World War II shantytown during construction of the new Magnolia Wet Weather Storage Facility.  Over a month, archeologists recovered over 2,400 artifacts from a site that turned out to be remnants of Finntown.  Finntown, a low-income, multicultural community, clung to the tideflats of Smith Cove around 1920-1940.

Do you have a personal story from Seattle’s past you would like to tell? From 5:30 until 7:00 p.m., you can provide video or audio stories to our team! Give me a call or drop an email if you are interested.

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Open house and storytelling- 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Presentation- 7:00 p.m., followed by Q &A

Where:  Catherine Blaine School, in the cafeteria

2550 34th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199

Please contact me for special accommodations at this meeting.

Monica Van der Vieren

Monica.VanDeVieren@kingcounty.gov

Murray, Constantine, City Council declare emergency,

announce new investments to respond to homelessness

 

SEATTLE (Nov. 2, 2015) – Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine have declared emergencies, and joined by Seattle City Councilmembers Mike O’Brien, Sally Bagshaw and John Okamoto, outlined new investments to respond to the growing crisis of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Seattle and King County.

This morning, Mayor Murray signed a Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Executive Constantine signed a Local Proclamation of Emergency in response to the growing crisis.

“Seattle is facing an emergency as a result of the growing crisis in homelessness,” said Mayor Murray. “The City is prepared to do more as the number of people in crisis continues to rise, but our federal and state partners must also do more. Cities cannot do this alone. Addressing homelessness must be a national priority with a federal response.”

Murray and Seattle City Councilmembers today outlined a $5.3 million package to respond to the growing demand for services. For more information, see details of the new City investments and Frequently Asked Questions.

Executive Constantine has proposed $2 million in investments, some of which are already pending before the King County Council, to address immediate human needs and the root causes of homelessness.

Last winter’s One Night Count found 3,772 men, women, and children without shelter in King County, including more than 2,800 in Seattle – a 21 percent increase over 2014. In 2015, 66 homeless people have died in King County, including 47 on the streets and in unpermitted encampments in Seattle. The state now reports that 35,000 people in King County become newly homeless at some point during the year.

The City of Seattle already invests more than $40 million annually to assist people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness, including single adults, youth, families, domestic violence survivors, older adults, and veterans. King County invests $36 million a year to assist individuals and families at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Murray cited a decline in federal housing support and slim state budgets for mental health and substance abuse treatments as factors that have increased the burden on local governments. A decade ago, City resources represented less than 40 percent of the total funding for homelessness services. The City is now responsible for over 60 percent of homelessness investments.

Seattle funds over 1,600 shelter beds that serve 13,000 individuals a year. Half of those who are served in shelters do not re-experience homelessness in Seattle. But with shelters at 90 percent occupancy, today the City announced a commitment for another 100 beds.

There are 32,000 homeless children in Washington state, with nearly 3,000 homeless children currently attending Seattle Public Schools. On average, that’s more than 1 student per Seattle classroom. Bailey Gatzert Elementary, a school of 350 students, served 71 homeless students last school year.

The City is currently analyzing all homelessness investments and expanding data collection to ensure resources are targeted at the most effective strategies. Seattle is also launching a new effort to reduce administrative burden on agencies by allowing non-profit partners to provide a range of services under portfolio contracts, rather than separate contracts for each type of service.

Those interested in joining the effort to respond to the homelessness crisis should visit www.allhomekc.org and review All Home’s strategic plan.

Magnolia American Legion Veterans Day Service

Wed Nov 11th in front of the Post Office on McGraw in Magnolia

9-9:45am

Service Project lead by the Cub Scouts Pack 80 but all welcome to help–clean up side walk and put US flags in Magnolia Village

  • Bring or make thank you cards for veterans at VA hospital.
  • Bring your extra Halloween candy for veterans at VA hospital
  • Please bring gloves and or rake/brooms and or bags for leaves/street clean up

10-10:15am

  • Hoist the US flag at the post office and have a quick speaker about Veterans Day.

Elizabeth Servey, cell 206-909-6853, email elizabeth.servey@gmail.com

Help redesign SDOT’s website to work better for you!

We know it’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for on our site. With your help, we’re aiming to fully redesign it to make it more user-friendly, accessible, and easy to use.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Take the online survey. It should take you about 10 minutes. It’ll be up for the next two weeks.
  2. Participate in a focus group in mid-November. If you’re interested in participating, please share your contact info at the end of the survey, or contact SDOT’s Allison Schwartz at allison.schwartz@seattle.gov or (206) 386-4654.

With your input, they’ll start reworking the way the site’s organized, as well as the content. They’ll do some additional testing and aim to have a new site up and running in Spring 2016.

Please contact Allison Schwartz (allison.schwartz@seattle.gov or 386-4654) with any questions.

City seeks steering committee members for youth Participatory Budgeting project

October 28, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking individuals interested in serving on the steering committee of the new Seattle Participatory Budgeting Project (PB). PB is a democratic process through which Seattle youth ages 13-19 decide how to spend part of the City’s budget. In the Mayor’s 2016 Proposed Budget, $500,000 has been set aside for PB in its inaugural year.

“We are empowering our young people to help create the services and resources that speak to their concerns,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “This is your chance to address unmet needs, create a brighter future and support a more equitable community for all our youth.”

Along with representatives from the Seattle Youth Commission and the City Neighborhood Council, the steering committee will include youth leaders and representatives from Seattle organizations working with youth that are involved in civic engagement, empowerment and organizing, good government, research, planning and policy, community organizing, community education, grant making, social justice giving, or urban infrastructure. This is a volunteer board that will serve from November 2015 to July 2016.

“The Participatory Budgeting steering committee is a great opportunity for young people to directly shape how city money is spent, and learn how the city works—from the inside,” said Councilmember Nick Licata.

Visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/youth-participatory-budgeting to learn more about the steering committee and to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 13 at 5 p.m. For questions, contact Rahwa Habte at 206.615.2008 or Rahwa.habte@seattle.gov.

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.

Alert Seattle is the official emergency notification system used by the City of Seattle to communicate with city resident during emergencies.  Sign up now to receive free alerts from the City via text message, e-mail, voice message or social media.

To sign-up for AlertSeattle, click here

To update your existing AlertSeattle preferences, click here to access your account

Click here for more information

Community Crosswalks Program

Spurred by the popularity of Capitol Hill’s rainbow crosswalks, which were installed in June, residents can now use the existing Neighborhood Matching Fund to request such crosswalks. This will allow unique crosswalks to be approved and installed through an established process, ensuring that they are safe, reflective of community values and can be maintained.

To be eligible for an installation by SDOT, applicants will need to adhere to City guidelines for crosswalk locations and designs. Crosswalks must be sited where vehicles already stop for a traffic signal or stop sign, the design should consist only of horizontal or vertical bars, and the pavement underneath must be in good condition.

Crosswalks typically cost about $25 per square foot, depending on the complexity of the design and installation, and can be expected to last approximately 3-5 years based on the amount of vehicular traffic at the location. More information about the program can be found here:  http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/community-crosswalks. Crosswalks installed or modified outside of this process will be reviewed by SDOT and removed/repainted if determined to be unsafe.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood improvement, organizing, or projects that are developed and implemented by community members. More information about the longstanding program can be found here:  http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborhood-matching-fund.

Let Your Voice Be Heard – Take the Seattle Public Safety Survey: http://publicsafetysurvey.org/

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 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: http://publicsafetysurvey.org/ from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Please circulate this information to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the information on your social media. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today. http://publicsafetysurvey.org/

See salmon run

Being able to watch a salmon run is an incredible benefit of living in the Pacific Northwest. November and early December is the time to experience Pacific salmon in an urban stream. Coho and chum salmon run in Piper’s Creek in during this time. Drop-in stations with trained guides are set up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 – Dec. 6, to facilitate observations of the salmon and to give out tips on how to help perpetuate these runs. No need to sign up. Just come to the lower meadow at Carkeek Park and look for the salmon stewards in the blue vests.

New Commissioners Sought for Seattle Design Commission

Mayor Ed Murray is looking for two new members for the Seattle Design Commission – an Urban Designer and Fine Artist, with terms beginning March 2016.

Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council for up to two 2‐year terms. The 10‐member commission is comprised of architects, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, members‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises City officials on the design and environmental effects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets during the day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the commission on other advisory boards. Members work an average of 15 to 20 hours a month and cannot contract with the City on any capital improvement project reviewed by the commission. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 1, 2015, to:

Mayor Ed Murray c/o:
Michael Jenkins, Director – Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle
700 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124‐4019

For more information, contact:
Michael Jenkins, Director – Seattle Design Commission
michael.jenkins@seattle.gov
(206) 386-4024

Hmong New Year Celebration Commemorates

“40 Years in America”

 Seattle Center Festál:  Hmong New Year Celebration preserves the ancient Southeast Asian highland cultures of China, Laos and Thailand, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in Seattle Center Armory. This harvest celebration showcases Hmong musicians and artists in ways that illuminate this distinct culture.

The theme for this year’s festival is “40 Years in America,” marking the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the Hmong people in the United States. A video presentation entitled “40 Voices:  We are Hmong” plays throughout the day and features 40 Hmong individuals speaking about what it means to be Hmong, celebrating Hmong culture and offering perspectives on strengthening the community.

Bo Thao-Urabe, recently nominated by President Obama for the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, is the festival’s special guest speaker (http://aapip.org/bo-thao-urabe). Thao-Urabe hosts the workshop “Maximizing the Potential of Hmong-Americans to Solve Community Challenges,” from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., in Armory Loft 3.

Moua Classical Band, a Hmong cover band from Sacramento, headlines the festival. A fashion show at 3 p.m. features traditional Hmong dress. A New Year’s Night Party follows the festival from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. in Seattle Center Pavilion and includes performances by Moua Classical Band, Narrow Nimbus and Viem Lo. Tickets are $12 presale or $15 at the event.

A marketplace serves Hmong specialties including sausage with hot peppers and sticky rice, spicy green papaya salad, eggrolls and nam vam (tri-colored tapioca in coconut milk). Festival-goers may browse booths offering traditional Hmong attire, arts and crafts, jewelry, films and music.

Spiral Youth Club, an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between Hmong generations, offers children’s workshops, 12 p.m.-3 p.m., on the Armory balcony. Arts and crafts activities include making and decorating traditional Hmong hats.

In 2015, Seattle Center Festál explores the “art of culture” in 23 celebrations on weekends throughout the year. The events, organized by ethnic/cultural organizations in partnership with Seattle Center, make use of indoor and outdoor spaces on the grounds and offer wide-ranging entertainment, food, visual displays and exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities. The annual series forms the bedrock of public programming at Seattle Center, captivating and enlightening festival-goers as they experience the distinct cultures that influence the character and course of our broader community.

 Seattle Center Festál is a program of Seattle Center Productions. Admission is free-of-charge. For more information on Hmong New Year Celebration and other Seattle Center public programming, click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200.

Special Events Advisory for Friday, Nov. 6  – Sunday, Nov. 8

SEATTLE—The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers to be aware of several events happening around the city through the weekend that will affect area traffic. The Seattle Symphony Friday Matinee will cause bus staging downtown in the morning and afternoon. The UW Huskies play at Husky Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Mustache Dache Run takes place Sunday morning at Magnuson Park.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th:

Seattle Symphony Friday Matinee Concert: Bus staging on University Street between Second and Third avenues for an afternoon performance at Benaroya Hall.  Buses will stage between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.  About 450 people are expected to attend.

SARURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th:

UW Huskies Football at Husky Stadium: Huskies vs. Utah, the kick off at 4:30 p.m. About 70,000 people are expected to attend.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th:

Mustache Dache: Family friendly 5K Run at Magnuson Park benefitting prostate cancer research starts at 9:30 a.m. NE 65th Street will be closed from 65th Avenue NE to Lake Shore Drive NE between 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. About 1,800 people are expected to participate.

Weekly Transportation Construction Coordination Update

Weekly Transportation Construction Coordination Update

November 7: Full closure of 1st Ave. between Spring St. and Madison St.

November 7: Full closure of Howell St. and Boren Ave. during large concrete mat pour.

November 7 – 8: Full closure of Western Ave. and Madison St. intersection.

November 7: Washington Huskies host the Utah Utes at 4:30PM at Husky Stadium.

November 13 – 16: Eastbound SR520 closed between Seattle and Bellevue; Rainier Ave. S. on-ramps also closed.

November 14 – 15: Western Ave. & Madison St. intersection fully closed.

November 14: Full closure of N. 34th St. between Wallingford Ave. N. and Burke Ave. N. for removal of a tower crane.

November 15: Seattle Seahawks host the Arizona Cardinals at 5:30PM at CenturyLink Field.

 

Magnolia American Legion Veterans Day Service

Wed Nov 11th in front of the Post Office on McGraw in Magnolia

First Part

9-945am Service Project lead by the Cub Scouts Pack 80 but all welcome to help–clean up side walk and put US flags in Magnolia village

Bring or make thank you cards for veterans at VA hospital. I will bring supplies to make homemade cards.

Bring your extra halloween candy for veterans at VA hospital

Those who can please bring gloves and or rake/brooms and or bags for leaves/street clean up

 Second Part

10-1015am Hoist the US flag at the post office and have a quick speaker about Veterans Day.

All events for today will take place on the sidewalks NOT on the street.  Use cross walks when you cross the street!

Afterwards the Servey’s will give any collected cards and candy to veterans at VA hospital.

Elizabeth Servey, cell 206-909-6853, email elizabeth.servey@gmail.com

DISCOUNTS

The following discounts have been confirmed by military.com for 2015, through either a press release or direct communication with the company.

Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, military ID, DD-214, VSO card (groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA and The American Legion); some businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.

Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain’s Veterans Day programs – be sure to contact your nearest establishment, via phone or Web, to make sure they are participating.

2015 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:
Applebee’s — Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
Cheeseburger in Paradise — Active and retired military personnel receive a complimentary burger with fries on Nov. 11.
Chili’s — Veterans and active military servicemembers get a free entrée from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
Denny’s — Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 11 from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.
Golden Corral — Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and reserves are all welcome.
IHOP— On Nov. 11, participating IHOP restaurants offer veterans and active-duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Little Caesars — Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants — On Nov. 8, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entrée to veterans from a special menu.
Menchie’s –  All active and retired military personnel will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on Nov. 11.
Shoney’s — Shoney’s will offer a free All-American Burger to veterans and active-duty servicemembers on Nov. 11.

2015 Veterans Day Travel and Recreation Discounts:
9/11 Memorial and Museum — Veterans will receive free museum admission from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11.
Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Areas — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve-component servicemembers, and their families at USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Nov. 11.
Colonial Williamsburg – Active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their direct dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 6–11).
Harley-Davidson Museum — The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to active military, veterans and their families on Nov. 7, 8 and 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
Killington Resort – Active-duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the military receive a complimentary lift ticket on Nov. 11.
Knott’s Berry Farm — Knott’s Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and active-duty military personnel and one guest, as well as six additional tickets for a discounted price, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 20.
Mariners’ Museum — Military members receive a special $5 admission price on Nov. 11.
Meineke Car Care Centers –  On Nov. 11, veterans are encouraged to visit participating Meineke locations for a free basic oil change.
National Parks — On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, veterans will have access to over 100 national parks requiring entrance fees for free.
National Veterans Day Run — The National Veterans Day Run on Nov. 11 offers veterans and active-duty military a reduced-rate entry into the race, as well as discounted rates to their spouses and children between 13 and 18.
Westgate Resorts — Starting Nov. 11, the first 2,500 eligible servicemembers who complete an online military appreciation form will receive a complimentary three-day, two-night vacation. Veterans who don’t qualify are eligible for a 25 percent discount. Visit westgateresorts.com for the survey.
UFC GYM — Veterans and active-duty military, as well as their families, get free total gym access from Nov. 11-15 at participating UFC GYMs. UFC GYM is also offering a special basic training-themed Daily Ultimate Training class on Nov. 14.
World of Coca-Cola – Active-duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round, and Nov. 5 through Nov. 15, members of the armed forces may also purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.

2015 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings:
Alfred Angelo – Military brides get a free wedding gown on Veterans Day. An appointment to the store must be made for Nov. 11 to qualify.
Alimond Studio – Veterans and active-duty servicemembers get a free headshot at Alimond Studio on Saturday, Nov. 7. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Leesburg, Va.
Bellhops — the moving company is offering free moving labor for veterans from Nov. 13 to Dec. 15. Veterans must call on Veterans Day to schedule an appointment.
Brides Across America – Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November to honor Veterans Day. Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $20 fee. Once verified, you will be assisted in finding a gown from the selection.
Cardiac Life — For the month of November, Cardiac Life is offering veterans $15 CPR courses.
Carhartt’s — active-duty and retired military servicemembers who present a military ID at one of Carhartt’s 21 company-owned stores will receive a complimentary exclusive hat, while supplies last.
Enterprise Car Sales — Active U.S. military members, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with the purchase of any Enterprise vehicle during the month of November.
Firestone Complete Auto Care Nov. 8-15, veterans and active-duty personnel receive an additional 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.
Grace for Vets — Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and servicemembers on Nov. 11.
Great Clips – On Nov. 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
Home Depot — Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount to all veterans on Nov. 11. Home Depot offers the 10 percent discount year-round to active-duty and retirees.
Little Bra Company — Save 15 percent during the month of November on all regular-priced merchandise at the Little Bra Company when you shop online.
Lowe’s — All veterans receive a 10 percent discount on Nov. 11. The offer is available in stores only.
Rack Room Shoes — Military personnel and their dependents get a 10 percent discount off entire purchase on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Sleep Number — From Oct. 19 through Nov. 15, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.
Steve Madden — Steve Madden offers everyone 20 percent off the entire purchase, and servicemembers receive an additional 10 percent off on Nov. 11.
Tires Plus — Between Nov. 8-15, veterans and active-duty personnel receive an additional 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.
Wheel Works — Between Nov. 8-15, veterans and active-duty personnel receive an additional 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

– See more at: http://www.legion.org/dispatch/230346/veterans-day-discounts#sthash.NDwbZMuH.dpuf

Make Sure your Voice is Heard — Don’t Delay Take the Seattle Public Safety Survey Today!

A reminder that the Seattle Public Safety Survey is still open: http://publicsafetysurvey.org/ and will close on November 30. Thank you to all who have already completed the survey. We are working to get a record-breaking number of responses and want to hear from everyone in Seattle. Make sure your voice is heard!

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 http://publicsafetysurvey.org/ from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Please circulate this information to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the information on your social media. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today.

If you have suggestions regarding groups or individuals who are not on Nextdoor and/or do not have access to Internet/computers/phones, Seattle University researchers can help setup outreach and assist in the facilitation of the surveys in communities and organizations. We have alternative methods of administering the survey on tablets and will be willing to meet with groups to administer the survey in person. If you are interested in this please contact me or your precinct Research Assistant/Analyst — Jennifer Burbridge (Southwest), Grace Goodwin (South), Karmen Schur (North), Matthew Thomas (East), Joey Singer/Chase Yap (West) .

Magnolia Queen Anne News – October 30, 2015

  • Magnolia Village Halloween Trick or Treat – October 30 TODAY
  • Queen Anne Halloween Trick or Treat – October 30  TODAY
  • SLU and Queen Anne Chamber After Hours – November 5
  • Seattle Public School State of the District – November 5
  • Traveler Safety Tips for Darker Rainy Months
  • City Seeks Youth Members for Participatory Budgeting Committee Project
  • Green Seattle Partnership Survey
  • Fort Lawton Cemetery Tour – October 31
  • Take the Pedestrian Master Plan Update Survey
  • Gardening With Dogs – November 2
  • Seattle 2035 Open House – November 5 in Ballard
  • Are You Prepared for Landslides?
  • Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Building at 701 9th Ave N – November 4
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct Closures Halloween Weekend
  • Seattle Center Festal:  Dia de Muertos – October 31 and November 1
  • Seattle Center Festal:  Hmong New Year Celebration Commemorates “40 Years in America”
  • Don’t Forget to Return Your Ballot by November 3
  • Seattle Department of Transportation On the Move – Traffic Advisories

Magnolia Village Halloween Trick or Treat TODAY

TRICK OR TREAT ON QUEEN ANNE AVENUE TODAY

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.

Multi Chamber with SLU and QACC After Hours

JOINT CHAMBER EVENT: Queen Anne & SLU: Networking Neighborhoods

Thursday, November 5th

5 – 7 pm

Tin Lizzie Lounge at The Marqueen Hotel
600 Queen Anne Ave N

Join us for an evening of live jazz, craft cocktails, delicious food and great company as SLU visits Queen Anne. This is a joint event between the Queen Anne Chamber and SLU Chamber. Registration includes two drinks and a buffet of appetizers.

Free to QACC Members; $20 non-members

NOV 5: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE OF THE DISTRICT

Please join Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland and the Board of Directors  for an afternoon presentation sharing the successes, challenges and opportunities of Seattle Public Schools.

WHAT:            Seattle Public Schools State of the District

WHEN:           Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Seattle City Hall – Bertha Knight Landes Room(600 Fourth Ave)

or

WHAT:            Encore Presentation of SPS State of the District

WHEN:           Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:          John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence – Auditorium (2445 Third Ave S)

Questions? 

Please contact SPS @ Office of Public Affairs or 206-252-0200

Traveler Safety Tips for Darker, Rainy Months

City reminds people driving, biking, and walking to practice extra safety this fall and winter; longer nights and wet weather mean extra risks for travelers

SEATTLE – Fall has arrived in the northwest bringing rainy weather and shorter days. Statistically, there are more collisions during the darker and wetter months of the year. Seattle is actively working to raise safety awareness and improve safety on our streets through Vision Zero, the citywide plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. The Seattle Department of Transportation is sharing some important safety tips for everyone as they travel the streets of Seattle this fall and winter.

“Safety is all about simple steps and choices we make every day. Driving the speed limit, making sure you’re being seen, and putting your phone away are critical for everyone’s safety,” said SDOT Director Scott Kubly. “With Halloween and the Daylight Savings coming up, we want to remind people driving, biking, and walking to use extra caution out on the roadways.”

TOP TIPS FOR SAFER TRAVELING

Focus on the Road

Distracted driving incidents have more than tripled since 2011. People driving need to pay attention and put the phone away when they get in the car. That call or text can wait.

Make Smart Choices

Taking personal responsibility on our streets means not driving impaired—which remains the single biggest contributing factor to fatalities. If you’ve had too much to drink, park it, cab it, take transit or use a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft.

Slow Down

  • The laws of physics tell us that higher speeds result in more crashes, injuries, and deaths: When a person who is walking is hit by a car traveling 40 miles per hour, that person has a 10 percent chance of survival. Those are not good odds.
  • The good news is that, if we slow traffic down a little, something remarkable happens: When a person who is walking is hit by a car travelling 20 miles per hour, the survival rate jumps to 90 percent.

See and Be Seen

People driving need to pay extra attention. People walking and biking need to make sure they are visible. The best way to do this is to wear reflectors or bright colored clothing. If you’re riding a bike, use lights and reflective stickers. And remember, drivers are required to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, whether it is marked or unmarked.

Please be aware of each other as you’re getting around and travel safely. For more information on Vision Zero, visit www.seattle.gov/visionzero. #VisionZeroSEA

City seeks steering committee members for youth Participatory Budgeting project

 October 28, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking individuals interested in serving on the steering committee of the new Seattle Participatory Budgeting Project (PB). PB is a democratic process through which Seattle youth ages 13-19 decide how to spend part of the City’s budget. In the Mayor’s 2016 Proposed Budget, $500,000 has been set aside for PB in its inaugural year.

“We are empowering our young people to help create the services and resources that speak to their concerns,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “This is your chance to address unmet needs, create a brighter future and support a more equitable community for all our youth.”

Along with representatives from the Seattle Youth Commission and the City Neighborhood Council, the steering committee will include youth leaders and representatives from Seattle organizations working with youth that are involved in civic engagement, empowerment and organizing, good government, research, planning and policy, community organizing, community education, grant making, social justice giving, or urban infrastructure. This is a volunteer board that will serve from November 2015 to July 2016.

“The Participatory Budgeting steering committee is a great opportunity for young people to directly shape how city money is spent, and learn how the city works—from the inside,” said Councilmember Nick Licata.

The City will be hosting an informational webinar on Tuesday, November 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for interested individuals to learn more about the participatory budgeting process and the role of the steering committee and to hear from the City of Boston that implemented its own participatory budgeting process in 2014. To access the webinar on November 3, go to attendee.gototraining.com/r/5399245676588420610.

Visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/youth-participatory-budgeting to learn more about the steering committee and to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 13 at 5 p.m. For questions, contact Rahwa Habte at 206.615.2008 or Rahwa.habte@seattle.gov.

Explore More

Do you get itchy every time you go into nature OR are big trees things of enchantment to you?  Either way, let us know!

Whether directly or indirectly, Seattle’s forested parklands effect all of its residents. As part of the strategic plan update process, Green Seattle Partnership wants to hear from YOU to help guide the programs priorities and community outreach efforts moving forward. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.  Your input is valuable!

Help shape the future of the Green Seattle Partnership:

Take the community survey now

More on the 10 Yr Update –

http://greenseattle.org/about-us/20-year-strategic-plan/

Michael Yadrick

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Natural Resources Unit | Jefferson Horticulture Facility

1600 South Dakota St | Seattle | 98108-1546

Tel: 206-615-1046

Cell: 206-423-1608

www.seattle.gov/parks

 

Fort Lawton Cemetery Tour

Saturday October 31

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Free for ages 12 and up

Please register by calling (206) 386 – 4237.

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

   

Gardening with Dogs

Monday, November 2, 6:30 – 7:30pm

UW Botanic Gardens – Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom (3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105)

Man’s best friend? Maybe not in the garden! Between the digging, damage to the lawn and the occasional pilfered vegetable, having a dog and the perfect garden seems like a unrealistic dream. But not all hope is lost! Join Patrick Schwartzkopf to learn how to create a dog-friendly garden that will leave both you and your dog feeling happy and fulfilled.

Cost: Free (optional $5 donation at the door)

Please RSVP online, by phone (206-685-8033), or email (urbhort@uw.edu)

Instructor Patrick Schwartzkopf has been in the landscaping industry for over 21 years (He started at 14!). He holds advanced degrees in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry, is ecoPRO certified and is a Seattle Forest Steward. Patrick specializes in landscape maintenance, ecological restoration, and horticulture and is currently the General Manager of Pacific Landscape Management. When not nose deep in shrubbery, he enjoys time with his wife, Liz, their four dogs (Zuli, Argus, Libby, and Leroy Henry), and four chickens.

Sasha McGuire

Education Programs Assistant

University of Washington Botanic Gardens

PH  206.685.8033  EM mcguires@uw.edu

uwbotanicgardens.org

How should Seattle grow over the next 20 years?

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development has prepared a Draft Plan and we have some Key Proposals we’d like your feedback on!

Come check out the Key Proposals at one of our upcoming open houses. At the meetings you can learn more about what’s proposed, and chat with staff to share your thoughts and ask questions. We’ll also have information available about the potential expansion of our urban villages, and the City’s proposed Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda.

Open House Dates and Locations

  • November 5, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
    Leif Erikson Hall
    2245 NW 57th St. (Google Map)
  • November 7, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.(presentation at 10:00 a.m.)
    Filipino Community Center (ballroom)
    5740 MLK Jr Way S. (Google Map)
    Childcare provided for ages 3-10 
  • November 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
    Senior Center of West Seattle (Hatten Hall)*
    4217 SW Oregon St. (Google Map)
  • November 14, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.(presentation at 10:00 a.m.)
    North Seattle College (Old Cafeteria)
    9600 College Way N. (Google Map)

Please RSVP at 2035.seattle.gov/calendar/.

Can’t make it to an open house? No problem. 

You can submit your comments on the Draft Plan through November 20. Here’s how:

  1. Join the Seattle 2035 Online Community Conversation at seattle2035.consider.it and discuss the potential pros and cons of Key Proposals with your fellow Seattleites
  2. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
  3. Review the open house display boards
  4. Send us your comments by November 20, 2015:
    1. Email: 2035@seattle.gov
    2. Mail comments to the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Attn: Seattle 2035, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019.

Your feedback will help shape the Mayor’s Recommended Plan, which will be sent to City Council in early 2016.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming open houses. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the Seattle 2035 conversation!

Are YOU Prepared for Landslides?

Take action now to protect your property

SEATTLE — Did you know that most landslides occur between the months of November and March? As rainfall continues to increase throughout the fall, the threat of landslides will continue to rise this winter.

Landslide season is upon us. Although the Seattle rainfall is currently slightly below the landslide threshold, the City of Seattle is urging residents to take preventive measures to protect themselves and their property from possible landslides.

Most landslides are caused by water (e.g. rainfall, uncontrolled stormwater) or human activity that increases the weight at the top of the slope or reduces the stability at the bottom of the slope.

With 20,000 Seattle properties (mostly residential) in landslide-prone areas, the Department of Planning and Development encourages property owners to take preventive measures to protect themselves from landslides by:

Ø  Checking downspouts; making sure they are functioning/routed to a safe location

Ø  Maintaining drainage systems by clearing away leaves and debris

Ø  Inspecting sloped areas for indications of soil movement and erosion

Ø  Shutting off irrigation systems and checking it out seasonally

Ø  Keeping fill and yard waste off slopes

Ø  Knowing when to seek professional help for hillside projects

Visit our website to understand if you’re at risk and how to be prepared. Helpful tools include:

  • Landslide tutorial
  • Interactive GIS Map
  • Landslide Prone Area Map
  • Do’s & Don’ts

If a landslide damages your property and you have an immediate concern for your safety, leave the premises and call 9-1-1. Seattle property owners with structures that may be affected or endangered by a landslide should also contact DPD at (206) 615-0808 so that a building inspector can respond and perform an initial assessment of the structure.

To view the current conditions of the USGS rainfall threshold for landslides, please visit: http://landslides.usgs.gov/monitoring/seattle/rtd/plot.php

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

October 15, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the building at 701 – 9th Avenue N on Wednesday, November 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor (Room 4060).

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by November 3 at 3:00 p.m.:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

PO Box 94649

Seattle, WA 98124-4649 (mailing address)

A copy of the Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the Central Library (1000 4th Ave) and at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). The nomination is also posted to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

Expect closures along the AWV during Halloween weekend

Both directions of SR 99 will be closed between South Spokane Street and the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1.

It is highly recommended that commuters prepare for additional congestion as a result of this closure. Closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct will allow crews to thoroughly inspect the structure, as is done every spring and fall. Read this document to get a better idea of how construction crews are working to make the viaduct safe and open for drivers until the tunnel project is complete.

You can watch this video to get a better idea of how crews are progressing in restarting Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine.

Dia de Muertos – A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed

Honors Tradition and Preserves Cultural Heritage

 Seattle Center Festál:  Dia de Muertos – A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed honors those who have passed in arts, ritual and spirituality, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, in Seattle Center Armory. Create sugar skulls and paper skeletons, explore community altars and march in a musical procession to honor the lives of departed loved ones.

To mark the 14th anniversary of Dia de Muertos at Seattle Center, grandmother artisans from the Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacán will share traditional stories to preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage of Dia de Muertos. “La Calavera va al Panteón,” a theatrical puppet show written specifically for the festival, explores the meaning of Dia de Muertos.

A marketplace offers pan de Muertos (bread of the dead) traditional Mexican specialties, clay crafts and traditional figurines with a day of the dead theme.

Guest artist Samuel Becerra of Oregon (lanearts.org/artists/samuel-becerra) leads art workshops open to children and youth ages eight to 15. Participants have the opportunity to create a rustic finish on a clay mask during Saturday’s workshop and color and decorate a clay skull on Sunday. One session of each workshop is offered per day, with a sign-up list available at the beginning of each festival day. Space for these workshops is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

In 2015, Seattle Center Festál explores the “art of culture” in 23 celebrations on weekends throughout the year. The events, organized by ethnic/cultural organizations in partnership with Seattle Center, make use of indoor and outdoor spaces on the grounds and offer wide-ranging entertainment, food, visual displays and exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities. The annual series forms the bedrock of public programming at Seattle Center, captivating and enlightening festival-goers as they experience the distinct cultures that influence the character and course of our broader community.

Seattle Center Festál is a program of Seattle Center Productions. Admission is free-of-charge. For more information on Dia de Muertos – A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed and other Seattle Center public programming, click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200.

Hmong New Year Celebration Commemorates

“40 Years in America”

Seattle Center Festál:  Hmong New Year Celebration preserves the ancient Southeast Asian highland cultures of China, Laos and Thailand, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in Seattle Center Armory. This harvest celebration showcases Hmong musicians and artists in ways that illuminate this distinct culture.

The theme for this year’s festival is “40 Years in America,” marking the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the Hmong people in the United States. A video presentation entitled “40 Voices:  We are Hmong” plays throughout the day and features 40 Hmong individuals speaking about what it means to be Hmong, celebrating Hmong culture and offering perspectives on strengthening the community.

Bo Thao-Urabe, recently nominated by President Obama for the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, is the festival’s special guest speaker (http://aapip.org/bo-thao-urabe). Thao-Urabe hosts the workshop “Maximizing the Potential of Hmong-Americans to Solve Community Challenges,” from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., in Armory Loft 3.

Moua Classical Band, a Hmong cover band from Sacramento, headlines the festival. A fashion show at 3 p.m. features traditional Hmong dress. A New Year’s Night Party follows the festival from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. in Seattle Center Pavilion and includes performances by Moua Classical Band, Narrow Nimbus and Viem Lo. Tickets are $12 presale or $15 at the event.

A marketplace serves Hmong specialties including sausage with hot peppers and sticky rice, spicy green papaya salad, eggrolls and nam vam (tri-colored tapioca in coconut milk). Festival-goers may browse booths offering traditional Hmong attire, arts and crafts, jewelry, films and music.

Spiral Youth Club, an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between Hmong generations, offers children’s workshops, 12 p.m.-3 p.m., on the Armory balcony. Arts and crafts activities include making and decorating traditional Hmong hats.

In 2015, Seattle Center Festál explores the “art of culture” in 23 celebrations on weekends throughout the year. The events, organized by ethnic/cultural organizations in partnership with Seattle Center, make use of indoor and outdoor spaces on the grounds and offer wide-ranging entertainment, food, visual displays and exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities. The annual series forms the bedrock of public programming at Seattle Center, captivating and enlightenin

Notice of registered sex offender in Magnolia – address is near Fisherman’s Terminal

Jason Suydam is a level 3 registered sex offender who has recently moved to the 3900 block of 18 Ave W in Seattle and is no longer under Department of Corrections supervision.
Detective Stevenson is the detective responsible for verifying his address as long as he is living there.

To learn more about this offender and for additional safety tips please visit the website at www.waspc.org and search by his name.

If you have any questions please contact me
Thank you

Michelle McRae
Seattle Police Department
Sex Offender Detail Unit
ph – (206) 684-5581
fax – (206) 684-0217
michelle.mcrae@seattle.gov

Magnolia Queen Anne News Events!

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

October 15, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the building at 701 – 9th Avenue N on Wednesday, November 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor (Room 4060).

Watch the candidates forum live NOW!

Hello,

If you were not able to attend last nights candidate forum at Whole Foods the live video is now live on our website at MagnoliaCommunityCouncil.org

The meeting was well attended with over 50+ people.

Many thanks to Whole Foods in Interbay for giving us the room for the candidate forum yesterday evening. They are good friends to our community.

Thanks also to the candidates – Fred Felleman, Courtney Gregoire, Goddspaceguy, Marion Yoshino, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rufe Orr, Deborah Zech-Artis, Sally Bagshaw, Tim Burgess. Jon Grant, and Bill Bradburd.

Candidate forum is co-sponsored by Magnolia Community Council, Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council, Queen Anne Community Council, and Uptown Alliance.

Questions? email president@magnoliacommunitycouncil.org

Be sure to vote by 3rd November – ballots are in the mail.

Emergency Preparedness Survey 2015

Purpose of the Survey

PRR, in collaboration with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM), conducted research to:
•Measure the level of awareness and need for preparing for disasters with new and standardized measures for use in future surveys.
•Measure the level of preparedness for the residents of Seattle and the effectiveness of public education programs to educate and motivate people to take action to prepare.
•Compare the survey results to previous studies to determine if the level of awareness and preparedness has changed.
•Determine if there has been change in how people in Seattle receive their information and who influences them to take action.
•Identify if there are trends for particular demographics.
•Identify barriers to preparedness and compare to other research to see if there are new barriers that need to be considered in developing outreach campaigns or programs.
The results of the survey will be used to inform OEM future communication/outreach efforts to further improve the disaster preparedness of Seattle citizens

I have attached the results for us to see. This was sponsored by the Seattle Office of Emergency Managment (OEM)

Click Here!

Magnolia Queen Anne News!

  • Magnolia Queen Anne District Council Meeting – October 12
  • Heron Habitat Helpers Native Plant Sale – October 10 and 11
  • Queen Anne Helpline: Taste of Queen Anne – October 10
  • Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce Luncheon – October 15
  • Candidate Forum – October 15
  • PACE Workshop – Universal Design Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement
  • Pedestrian Master Plan and Trails Upgrade Plan Open Houses
  • Only in Seattle Initiative Request for Applications Available
  • 2015 Great Washington Shake Out
  • Seattle Announces Safe Routes to School Action Plan
  • Seattle’s Transportation Disaster Response Plan – October 22
  • Parks Superintendent Listening Tour @ Magnolia Community Center – October 15
  • Free Arboretum Tour – October 13
  • Seattle Center – TurkFest – October 17 and 18
  • Put Art in Parks Grant
  • Parks and Recreation Seeks Nominations for Volunteer Awards Program
  • American Legion Meeting in Magnolia – October 13
  • Seattle 2035 Community Meetings
  • Office of Emergency Management — Preparing for the Big One
  • Seattle Department of Transportation On the Move – Traffic Advisories

Magnolia Queen Anne District Council Meeting

October 12, 7:00 p.m. at Nordby Conference Center, Fishermen’s Terminal

Agenda highlights include:  Kathy Nyland, Director of Department of Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Matching Fund Magnolia Queen Anne Project Updates, October 15 Candidate Forum Update, Discussion of Ship Canal Bridge Opening Restrictions

 

 
Help herons and our environment by planting natives in your own garden!

Do you want to attract more birds and butterflies to your yard? Planting a rain garden or looking for drought tolerant plants? Not sure what to plant in a shaded or sloped yard?

Check out the wide variety of plants from Go Natives! Nursery. Native plant expert Don Norman will be on hand to offer advice and suggestions.

We can arrange to deliver larger plants and trees!

Your purchases also support Heron Habitat Helpers’ restoration and public education efforts.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this email!

 

The Taste of Queen Anne event is this weekend — Saturday, October 10.   Tickets are available at www.QueenAnneHelplne.org or by calling, 206-282-1540. All proceeds benefit the Queen Anne Helpline.

Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Networking and Let’s Talk about Halloween

www.QueenAnneChamber.org

Networking & Let’s Talk about Halloween!

Thursday 10/15 11:15-1:00 PM

Date:

  October 15, 2015
Time:   11:15 AM - 01:00 PM PDT
Location:   Best Western ‘Plus” Executive Inn
Email:   charley@QueenAnneChamber.org
Date/Time Details:   October 15th
11:15 AM ~ 1:00 PM

Want to know candidates’ positions on your issues?

Come to a candidate forum and find out – Thursday October 15

Whole Foods in Interbay — 2001 15th Avenue West

Doors open at 6.30 with information tables (pro and con) on Lets Move Seattle ballot measure.  Candidate forum starts promptly at 7 pm and continues to 9 pm.

Candidates for Seattle City Council  seats #7, 8, and 9; King County Council #4; and Port of Seattle #2 and #5 will be there.  The election is Tuesday 3rd November – come to the forum and find out where the candidates stand on your issues.

Candidate forum is co-sponsored by Magnolia Community Council, Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council, Queen Anne Community Council, and Uptown Alliance. Questions? email magnoliacommunityclub@gmail.com

SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS

PEOPLE’S ACADEMY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PRESENTS

Universal Design: Inclusive Outreach & Public Engagement

What is this seminar about?

Universal Design: Inclusive Outreach & Public Engagement is a way to provide outreach, access to meetings, events and creating an environment where all of our community members can

participate.

Who Should Attend

Leaders who are engaged in the community and want to acquire additional skills to be more  effective in empowering Seattle neighborhoods, including marginalized communities.

Program Details

Where: Capitol Hill Library

When: November 5th, 2015

Time: 6pm-7:45pm

http://www.spl.org/locations/capitol-hill-branch

Need interpretation, childcare or another accommodation? Please call 206-684-5667

Accommodations must be requested by October 20th, 2015.

Only in Seattle Initiative Request for Applications Available Now

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Seattle Investment Fund, LLC, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture (ARTS) to make approximately $1,600,000 available for the Only in Seattle Initiative in 2016. The Initiative provides grant funding and staff support to foster neighborhood business districts that allow small businesses to grow and flourish, make a positive contribution to the city’s economic health, reflect the unique character of the neighborhoods where they are located, contribute to their vitality, and empower business owners to organize around a common vision and attract investment.

Applications are due 11:59 pm PST on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 via the online grant system.

Review the links below to apply:

Apply today!

Public Meeting

Wednesday, October 14 at 4 pm
2100 Building
2100 24th Ave S, The Board Room
Seattle, WA 98144
Register here

For more information, contact:

Theresa Barreras, Business Districts Manager at (206) 684-4505 or theresa.barreras@seattle.gov

Heidi Hall, Business Districts Advocate at (206) 733-9967 or heidi.hall@seattle.gov

Mikel Davila, Business Districts Advocate at (206) 386-9748 or mikel.davila@seattle.gov

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You are invited to join millions of people worldwide who will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” on October 15th at 10:15 a.m. during the 2015 Great Washington ShakeOut!

More than 26.5 million people were registered in ShakeOut drills worldwide in 2014. Participating is an easy and fun way for your family and organization to become better prepared for earthquakes.

Visit the Great ShakeOut’s website to learn more about the drill and how you can participate.

What are the chances of an earthquake happening in Seattle?

Seattle has an 84% chance of experiencing a magnitude 6.8 or greater earthquake in the next 50 years, and a 14% chance of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake during that same time.

Knowing to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during an earthquake could help save your life. Practicing those three simple steps at home and in the workplace will ensure that when the ground starts shaking, you will be ready!

Visit Seattle Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) website to learn more about Seattle’s earthquake risk.

What else can you do to prepare?

“Drop, Cover and Hold On”  is an important part of protecting yourself during an earthquake. There are a number of other steps you can take to prepare BEFORE an earthquake happens. These include:

  • Developing a family disaster plan
  • Securing heavy furniture to walls to reduce the risk of injuries from falling objects
  • Knowing how and when to shut off utilities after an earthquake
  • Storing emergency food and drinking water
  • Signing up online for the City’s new emergency alert and notification system – AlertSeattle: alert.seattle.gov

To  learn more about what you can do to prepare yourself, your home, your family and your workplace, visit OEM’s website.

Public Outreach Section

Office of Emergency Management

City of Seattle | Seattle Police Department

105 5th Avenue South, Suite #300; Seattle, WA 98104

Seattle announces Safe Routes to School action plan

Sidewalks, safety education for elementary students, 6 more speed zone cameras

SEATTLE (Oct. 8, 2015) – Today Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Public Schools, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and community partners unveiled Seattle’s inaugural Safe Routes to School Action Plan.

Safe Streets, Healthy Schools and Communities is a five-year action plan that guides investments for engineering improvements, education, encouragement, and enforcement around schools in Seattle. It is a first of its kind document for Seattle, developed by a coalition of public agencies, parents and safety advocates.

“With children now back in school, and as the fall rains come, drivers must do more to keep kids safe,” said Murray. “Seattle continues to invest in the sidewalks, crosswalks and speed cameras that improve pedestrian safety and reduce speeding around schools. All children must have a safe walking route to their neighborhood school.”

Today’s announcement was made at Sacajawea Elementary School in north Seattle, one of 12 locations where SDOT completed Safe Routes to School projects in 2015, which include new sidewalks and crossing improvements.

The Mayor’s proposed 2016 budget allocates $5.8 million to support Safe Route to School projects at another 9 schools.

Over the past ten years, more elementary students have been walking and biking to school, growing from 15 percent in 2005 to 24 percent in 2015.

As part of the action plan announced today, every third, fourth and fifth grade Seattle public elementary school student will receive walking and biking safety education through their physical education class. A new partnership between SDOT, Seattle Public Schools and Cascade Bicycle Club will deliver that opportunity beginning next year. Today, only half of Seattle public elementary schools receive bike safety education, and no formal pedestrian safety education program exists.

“I’m excited to grow our partnership with SDOT and Cascade Bicycle Club to expand walking and biking safety education to more children through our physical education program,” said Superintendent Larry Nyland. “Making sure our students have safe and healthy ways to get to school will help them be poised to learn and contribute in the classroom.”

Safe Routes to School is funded by fines from the school speed zone camera program, state and federal grants, and the Bridging the Gap transportation levy, which expires this year. Seattle’s school zone speed camera program has generated $16 million for the Safe Routes to School program since 2012.

To protect more children walking and biking to and from school, SDOT and the Seattle Police Department recently installed school zone speed cameras near six additional schools, bringing the total number of Seattle school zones covered by cameras to 14.

Drivers are becoming more aware of new cameras. Over the last two years, the average number of traffic violations per camera per day has dropped 64 percent and average speeds in these zones have decreased by four percent.

“Nine out of ten drivers who get a school zone speeding ticket don’t get a second one,” noted SDOT Director Scott Kubly. “The cameras are protecting children and funding safety improvements near schools, resulting in safer streets for everyone.”

Safe Routes to School is a core component of Seattle’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

Download the full Safe Routes to School Action Plan at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/saferoutes_actionplan.htm.

For more information about Vision Zero, visit www.seattle.gov/visionzero. #VisionZeroSEA

Greetings SNAP Coordinators, Hub Captains, Neighborhood and Community Leaders –

Ever wonder how Seattle’s transportation network will be evaluated, prioritized and restored after a disaster?

If so, or even if you’re just curious, please attend this special presentation by Lawrence Eichhorn, Emergency Manager for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Hosted by the Seattle Emergency Hubs. No registration necessary. Everyone welcome!

WHAT:  SDOT Disaster Response Plans

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

TIME:    7-8:30 p.m.

LOC:      Downtown Seattle Central Library

4th Floor, Room 2

1000 4th Ave, Seattle

See attached flyer for more details.

Meet the Superintendent

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesus Aguirre for a presentation on the future of Seattle Parks and Recreation followed by a community discussion.

Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Avenue West

October 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

www.seattle.gov/parks/centers.asp

Tuesday, October 13, 5:30 – 7pm

UW Botanic Gardens – Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112

The Arboretum is one of the Seattle area’s best places to see fall color.  This tour will focus on some of the best plants for fall color that the Arboretum has to offer. See what grows well in Seattle’s climate, and what might work out in your own garden!

Ray Larson, UW Botanic Gardens Curator of Living Collections, will lead you on a journey through some of the most interesting plant collections in the Washington Park Arboretum. Learn about rare and unusual plants, collections based on genetics and eco-geographic habitats, and unusual stories of how these plants have made their way to us over the years.

Cost: Free! But your donation of $5 at the door is appreciated.

RSVP Online, or by phone (206-685-8033), or by email (urbhort@uw.edu)

Sasha McGuire

Education Programs Assistant

University of Washington Botanic Gardens

PH  206.685.8033  EM mcguires@uw.edu

uwbotanicgardens.org

TurkFest Celebrates “Trailblazers:  The Makers of Modern Turkey”

TurkFest underscores Turkish linkages to East and West with a bazaar, folkdancing and culinary delights, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, and 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17and 18, in Seattle Center Armory. Savor a cup of Turkish tea or coffee and taste Turkish cuisine, while learning how the Ottoman culture influenced Balkan food, music, dance, customs and language.

“Trailblazers:  The Makers of Modern Turkey” is the theme for the 15th annual TurkFest. Musicians from Turkey are the festival’s special guests, performing popular music that underscores contemporary Turkish music trends. Other performance highlights include music by Group Truva, folkdance by Anar Dana, Anadolu Youth Dancers, Anadolu Turkish Folk Dancers and belly dancing by Janelle. Students from Redmond-based American Turkish Academy perform “Famous People & Places.”

Lectures entitled “Greek and Roman Cities of Aegean Turkey” and “Archaeology, Historic Preservation and Museums in Turkey” connect the modern Turkish state to its ancient past. A demonstration of çini, Turkish tile art, showcases folk art traditions.

Children’s activites include a bouncy house, a toddler playground and arts and crafts projects.

A bazaar provides the opportunity to sample traditional Turkish cuisine, including donair, baklava and Turkish coffee and tea, and shop for authentic Turkish carpets, jewelry, wine and Turkish delights.

New grant program offered by Seattle Parks in partnership with the Office of Arts and  Culture.

It’s called “Put Art in the Parks” and it is for helping fund events and art installations that take place in a city park in 2016. The events can be art events, or community events with an arts element (like music or performances).  More details are below, and on the website for the program at:

http://www.seattle.gov/arts/put-the-arts-in-parks

Parks and Recreation seeks nominations for annual volunteer awards

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking nominations for the Denny Awards, which honor volunteer service to the city’s parks and recreation system. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

The awards will be presented at a recognition ceremony from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.1, 2015 at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field.

The Denny Awards acknowledge and honor the crucial role volunteers play in neighborhood parks, community centers and recreation programs throughout Seattle. In 2014, 36,633 people volunteered for Seattle Parks and Recreation, providing 257,152 hours of service. Though the volunteers’ efforts are invaluable to the department, the Corporation for National and Community Service estimates that the monetary value of a volunteer’s time in the U.S. as $22.55 per hour. That means in 2014, volunteers donated $5,798,777 worth of time to Seattle Parks and Recreation!

Our volunteers do everything from pulling invasive ivy and planting native trees in our parks to coaching kids’ sports to working as docents at selected parks to serving on various advisory councils and boards.

“Volunteers are one of our most important resources,” said Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, “Without the help of the community, we could not run the first-rate park and recreation system that Seattle loves and depends on.”

The name of the awards reflects the early commitment by the Denny family to the preservation of parkland and open space for public use and enjoyment. David T. and Louisa Denny donated land that became the first Seattle park, Denny Park, in 1884.

We encourage nominations of youth volunteers, groups serving in parks or recreation, volunteers from Associated Recreation Council, individual volunteers, Friends, community and service groups and business or corporate volunteers.

Denny Awards nominees should meet the following minimum qualifications. The volunteer(s) must have:

  • Demonstrated exceptional stewardship to parks and/or recreation;
  • Provided stellar leadership related to enhancing and preserving parks and/or recreation programs;
  • Demonstrated a significant personal commitment of time and effort to assist Seattle Parks and Recreation; and
  • Gained respect of community peers for efforts to help Seattle Parks and Recreation.

The nomination form for the award, specific criteria and related information are available by contacting Junior Kitiona, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-615-0780, or junior.kitiona@seattle.gov. To download an electronic version of the nomination form, visit: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/denny_awards/.

 

Issue #60, 10/08/2015
American Legion Post 123, Magnolia –

Meeting October 13th. 6pm!

We meet at Magnolia Lutheran Church. The Church is located on the corner of McGraw and 31st, the entrance that will be open is located on 31st.  Head down the stairs and we are in the Fireside Lounge directly at the bottom of the stairs.

$10 Adults ($5 Kids) suggested donation for dinner & beverages to support the posts dinner costs. There is a voluntary $1 bucket raffle for Post members.

All veterans and guests are always welcomed and encouraged!  When possible, please RSVP by 2pm (1400) the day of the meeting for the dinner order to Elizabeth.

Come find out how we plan to support our veterans and our community in the upcoming months.  AND come let us know if you have an idea of how to do so.

You do not need to be a Legionnaire to join us in supporting veterans and our community.  Veterans and guests are always welcomed!

See you Next Tuesday, October 13th 8th at 6pm!

Sincerely, Elizabeth A. Servey
Your Commander, American Legion Post 123, Magnolia
Email; elizabeth.servey@gmail.com & Cell phone & text; 206-909-6853

You’re Invited to a Seattle 2035 Open House

The Department of Planning and Development is hosting five upcoming community meetings to solicit public comment on the Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan. The meetings will include open house displays and a presentation to provide a broad overview of the Draft Plan, and will highlight major changes. We will also gather feedback on urban village expansion areas, especially areas near the meeting locations. Since the plan includes policies about affordable housing that will be implemented as part of the City’s proposed Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, there will be information and an opportunity for feedback at these meetings.

Open House Dates and Locations

  • October 19, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
    Miller Community Center (multipurpose room)
    330 19th Ave E. (Google Map)
  • November 5, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
    Leif Erikson Hall
    2245 NW 57th St. (Google Map)
  • November 7, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.(presentation at 10:00 a.m.)
    Filipino Community Center (ballroom)
    5740 MLK Jr Way S. (Google Map)
  • November 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
    Senior Center of West Seattle (Hatten Hall)
    4217 SW Oregon St. (Google Map)
  • November 14, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.(presentation at 10:00 a.m.)
    North Seattle College (Old Cafeteria)
    9600 College Way N. (Google Map)

What is in the Draft Plan?

  • Goals and policies to help achieve our vision for Seattle’s future. We are expected to grow by 120,000 residents and 115,000 jobs in the coming 20 years, so this document is how we plan to manage that growth.
  • A new Future Land Use Map, showing a pattern of growth that supports the City’s vision.

We are extending the comment period through Friday, November 20.

Here’s what you can do to join the conversation about Seattle’s future:

  1. Attend one of the community meetings in October or November
  2. Read the Draft Plan Summary and check out the Draft Plan
  3. Join the Seattle 2035 Online Community Conversation and discuss the potential pros and cons of proposed policies with other Seattleites
  4. Follow Seattle 2035 on Facebook and Twitter
  5. Send comments by November 20, 2015:
    1. Email comments to 2035@seattle.gov
    2. Mail comments to the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Attn: Seattle 2035, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019.

Your comments will help inform the Mayor’s Recommended Plan, which will be released in early 2016.

We hope to see you at one of our open houses. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this process.

Mark your calendar and be sure to register for a free preparedness workshop!

 

What to do when the ‘really big one’ hits

 

Are you prepared for the next big earthquake and other disasters Seattle could face? Attend a presentation at one of the below library branches to hear from local emergency management experts about what you can do to get prepared. Learn about the City’s new emergency alert and notification system – AlertSeattle – and bring questions to ask the City’s hazard specialist during an open Q&A session.

 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
    5:30 – 7 p.m.
    Columbia Branch
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
    10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Lake City Branch
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
    5:30-7 p.m.
    Southwest Branch
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
    5:30-7 p.m.
    Greenlake Branch

Register for a class by emailing your name and the presentation you plan to attend to snap@seattle.gov.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.

Public Outreach Section

Office of Emergency Management

City of Seattle | Seattle Police Department

105 5th Avenue South, Suite #300; Seattle, WA 98104

SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of several events happening around the city through the weekend that will affect area traffic. The International Auto Show runs Thursday through the weekend. President Barack Obama will visit Seattle Friday for a political fundraiser. The Saint Demetrios Greek Festival runs Friday through Sunday. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is Saturday, in and around Seattle Center.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8th – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th:

INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW: The latest makes and models of over 400 new automobiles are on display at the CenturyLink Events Center. Show hours are 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th:

PRESIDENT OBAMA VISIT: President Obama will visit Seattle to attend a fundraising event for Sen. Patty Murray at the Westin Hotel.  Please plan ahead as the interstate and city streets will likely be impacted by the visit.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th:

DEMETRIO’S GREEK FESTIVAL:  The 55th annual celebration at St. Demetrios features traditional Greek food, music, dance performances, and cultural items for purchase. Hours are Friday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. About 4,500 people are expected to attend over the weekend. Traffic in the Montlake neighborhood is likely to be heavier than usual, so please plan accordingly (some Baklava might help).

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th:

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK: This walk benefits the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research grants, and programs and programs for people undergoing treatment. The event starts and ends at the Seattle Center International Fountain at 9 a.m. The route heads east on Mercer Street, south on 9th Ave N through Denny Park, north on Dexter Avenue N, west on Mercer, south on 5thAvenue N, west on Broad at Denny Street returning back to Seattle Center on 2ndAve N. About 3,200 people are expected to participate.

Weekly Transportation Construction Coordination Update

October 9: President Obama will visit Seattle for a fundraiser at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Seattle.

October 9 – 12: 23rd Ave. & E. Union St. intersection closed.

October 9 – 12: The westbound lanes of I-90 between Bellevue and Seattle will be diverted to the express lanes.

October 10: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will close streets around the Seattle Center and in South Lake Union.

October 10 – 11: 1st Ave. fully closed between Stewart St. and Virginia St.

October 10 – 11: NE Banner Way/NE 80th St. on-ramp to northbound I-5 closed.  Access to NE 85th St. also closed.

October 17: Washington Huskies host the Oregon Ducks at Husky Stadium at 7:30PM.

October 18: Seattle Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers at 1PM at CenturyLink Field.

October 19: Lane restrictions begin on 5th Ave. between Terrace St. and S. Washington St.

Laurie Ames * Neighborhood District Coordinator

Central Team

( (206) 684-0320 * Cell (206) 510-3033 * Fax (206) 233-8561

Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods * 2301 S Jackson, Suite 208 * Seattle, WA  98144

Post your 2015 event to our online calendar. It’s easy!

If you have a community event or activity, make sure to post it to our online events calendar. Not only will it be on our calendar, but it will automatically appear on the seattle.gov citywide calendar which gets 12,000+ views a week! Visit the calendar submission form at: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/calendar/submissionform.htm

Public Disclosure/Disclaimer Statement
Consistent with the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW, all records within the possession of the City may be subject to a public disclosure request and may be distributed or copied.  Records include and are not limited to sign-in sheets, contracts, e-mails, notes, correspondence, etc. Use of lists of individuals or directory information (including address, phone or E-mail) may not be used for commercial purposes.

 

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