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Arts & Crafts Vendor Call for SalmonFest Seattle!

LOGO dancing-fishwebcolorssmallSalmonFest Seattle Street Fair August 2-3, 2014, Seattle’s best NEW summer event!

o Hot local bands with large followings on our main stage
o “Petapalooza” — a specially sponsored area for demonstrations and contests
o Juried arts and crafts vendors
o Salmon Bake plus our favorite food vendors
o Festival footprint designed to increase attendee flow
o Health and Wellness section

Kid’s activities, Vintage Car Show and much, much more!

Visit our website to view and download an Arts & Crafts Application today! www.salmonfestseattle.com

EarthCorps organizes vounteers for Jackson Park Trail cleanup

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Volunteers gather up ivy and invasive species along the Jackson Park Trail.

Local volunteer groups, including Girl Scouts and area church members, joined with EarthCorps members and the Green Seattle Partnership to clean up and restore areas around the Jackson Park Tail on Saturday.

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A side trail from the Jackson Park Trail to the Jackson Park P-Patch is shown.

The community-based group Friends of Jackson Park Trail has been working hard to maintain the new urban trail and improve the health of the forest with monthly cleanup events every third Saturday. But their efforts were joined by dozens of new volunteers during the April 12th cleanup.

The Jackson Park Trail includes approximately 2.2 miles of off-street trail along the perimeter of the publicly-owned Jackson Park Golf Course. About 50 bird species have been seen along the trail that features an area along Thornton Creek.

EarthCorps has started a program to manage volunteers helping along the trail. Their first year of work in 2014 will include removing invasive plants and later planting native plants in the wintertime.

EarthCorps supplied gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education during the work party.

Another pair of Earth Day weekend work parties have been organized for April 19th and April 22nd.

You can find more volunteer opportunities at the park by checking here.

Meeting to discuss relocating bus stop in front of Romio’s scheduled for April 16th

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and King County Metro Transit (Metro) are seeking community feedback on a proposal to relocate the bus stop currently in front of Romio’s Pizza. SDOT and Metro will present this proposal at the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s public lunch meeting, April 16th, 1pm at the Elliott Bay Brewery on Lake City Way.
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This proposal responds to outreach from the Lake City community to the City of Seattle and King County regarding loitering and safety concerns at the northbound bus stop on Lake City Way in front of Romio’s Pizza.

This led to conversations between SDOT and Metro with representatives of the North Seattle Chamber regarding bus stop relocation. SDOT and Metro recognize that relocating the stop could improve access to transit and pedestrian safety as well as alleviate the loitering and safety concerns highlighted by the Chamber.

At the meeting on the 16th, SDOT and Metro will discuss the factors that influence selection of bus stop locations, including:

• Stop spacing (Are stops placed at regular intervals along the corridor?);
• Transfer points (Are stops placed to facilitate transfers to intersecting routes?);
• Lane position (Do buses stop within a travel lane, or do buses pull out of traffic to stop?);
• Lighting
• Adjacent businesses
• Shelter
• Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
• Pedestrian safety
• Law enforcement
• Art

Metro and SDOT want to coordinate effectively with business and community interests, as they assess whether relocating the stop will alleviate some of the concerns that have been raised with the current location. Please encourage everyone you can to attend this meeting.>

Lake City awarded funds, welcomed into ‘Only in Seattle Initiative’ program

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray makes the announcement on Tuesday. (courtesy photo)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray makes the announcement on Tuesday. (courtesy photo)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday that Lake City will become part of the Only In Seattle Initiative.

Lake City was awarded $30,000 by the program to hire Brian Douglas Scott consulting to formulate a strategic plan for the Lake City business district. The Only In Seattle Initiative is a multi-year program with multiple steps for Seattle neighborhoods to strengthen and improve their business districts.

“This investment in neighborhood business districts is critical to our city,” said Mayor Ed Murray in a statement. “Healthy business districts equate to thriving businesses, stable jobs and overall success for our city.”

City data shows that small businesses employ 72-percent of the local workforce and contribute 35-percent of the city’s business tax revenues, totaling $55.4 million. Local neighborhood business districts are the incubators for many of the city’s small businesses, the statement said.

Some of the strategies used by the Only In Seattle program include:

  • Business and retail development (supporting businesses, enhancing business mix);
  • Marketing and promotion (events, social media, district advertising);
  • Clean and safe (graffiti removal, dumpster free alleys, lighting);
  • Streetscape and appearance (catalytic development projects, façade, public art); and
  • Business organization development to sustain the effort, including participation of an existing
  • Business Improvement Area (BIA) or exploration to form one.

New funding was also announced for other neighborhoods involved in the program. Including Lake CIty’s $30,000 award, the total award across the city announced Tuesday is $2 million.

The goal of the program for Lake City would be to create a self-sustaining Business Improvement Area (BIA) and to strengthen Lake City businesses.

You can read more about the program below:

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PHOTOS: Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project kickoff

The Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project sign is unveiled. (LCL photo)

The Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project sign is unveiled. (LCL photo)

The Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project kicked off on Friday, March 28 with a safety walk and sign unveiling at the intersection of NE 125th Street and Lake City Way.

The Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project is a joint effort between agencies and citizens to improve safety along Lake City Way from Northeast 78th Street to NE 145th Street. The team is comprised of three teams —engineering, enforcement and education— that will identify problems and develop action plans using short term, low cost solutions to reduce serious injuries and deaths.

The Friday event featured officials from the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Seattle Police Department, Washington State Patrol, and Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark.

Community members marched with signs, socialized and unveiled a large street sign that will inform drivers of the project and enhanced traffic enforcement. Probably the most exciting moment was when two dozen motorcycle cops and officers in cruisers launched form the event to begin a blanket of traffic enforcement. You can see photos of the event below.

Marchers are pushed to the edge of the crosswalk by a car. (LCL photo)

Pedestrians are pushed to the edge of the crosswalk by a car during the event. (LCL photo)

Members of the Free Wheelers participate. (LCL photo)

Members of the Free Wheelers participate. (LCL photo)

Students from Nathan Hale High School participate. (LCL photo)

Students from Nathan Hale High School participate. (LCL photo)

Washington State Patrol Troopers pose for a photo at the event. (LCL photo)

Washington State Patrol Troopers pose for a photo at the event. (LCL photo)

Nathan Hale students and other community members participate. (LCL photo)

Nathan Hale students and other community members participate. (LCL photo)

A sign written in Arabic is held up. (LCL photo)

A sign written in Arabic is held up. (LCL photo)

A sign in Spanish is held up. (LCL photo)

A sign in Spanish is held up. (LCL photo)

Nathan Hale students and other community members participate. (LCL photo)

Nathan Hale students and other community members participate. (LCL photo)

City Councilmember Sally Clark speaks. (LCL photo)

City Councilmember Sally Clark speaks. (LCL photo)

Washington State Patrol troopers and Seattle Police officers begin enhanced traffic enforcement. (LCL photo)

Washington State Patrol troopers and Seattle Police officers begin enhanced traffic enforcement. (LCL photo)

“Good Morning, North Seattle!” hosted by North Seattle Chamber

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Wednesday, March 26!

Click here to register for Good Morning, North Seattle and save 50% on admission.

Friday, March 28, 2014
7:30AM-9:15AM
Hotel Nexus
2140 N Northgate Way

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  • Freestyle networking
  • Round-robin networking
  • Bonuse Pre-Event:  Free Coaching with
    Sandy Bjorgen, 7-7:30AM 
  • Continental Breakfast
  • New Contacts
  • Door prizes and drawings! Bring a door prize to have your name mentioned in the program.

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For more information, please call 206.363.3287 or email Diane Haugen, North Seattle Chamber of Commerce, northseattlechamber@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project kickoff scheduled for Friday, March 28

Flyer announcing the Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project.

Flyer announcing the Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project.

You may have already noticed the billboards, flyers or walkers carrying signs in recent months along Lake City Way. But on Friday, March 28, The Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project will formally kickoff with an event on Lake City Way.

Neighborhood residents march on Lake CIty Way on November 12, 2013. (LCL photo)

Neighborhood residents march on Lake CIty Way on November 12, 2013. (LCL photo)

The project is a coordinated effort between the community, the City of Seattle, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and the Washington State Department of Transportation. The project will bring engineering improvements, extra enforcement, and greater safety awareness to the busy Lake City Way traffic corridor.

Corridor Safety Projects are one of the tools employed by the WTSC to achieve the agency goal to end traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. There have been two other traffic safety projects in Seattle, Rainer Avenue South and Aurora.

Data compiled for Lake City Way from Northeast 78th Street to NE 145th Street between January 2007 and December 2011 show that on this 3.7 miles stretch of roadway there have been:

  • 717 crashes (143 per year)
  • 21 serious and fatal crashes (4 per year) and
  • 438 total injuries (88 per year)

At 3:30 p.m. there will be a walk along the street and at 4 p.m. the project will launch at Chase Plaza on the southwest corner of 125th and Lake City Way.

The LCW Traffic Safety Project task force is organized into three teams —engineering, enforcement and education— to identify problems and develop action plans using short term, low cost solutions designed to reduce serious injuries and deaths.

You can learn more about the project by clicking here.

Lake City Community Center March Weekend Events

Enjoy these events right in your own neighborhood at Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Avenue NE. For information on these and other events at the center, please visit www.lccommunitycenter.org.

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  • March 15-16  North Seattle Rock & Gem Show  (visit the food trucks for lunch)
  • March 22 Very Vintage Market  (Owner Angela Mordy runs a small cafe during the show)
  • March 23  Toy Show – Buy, Sell, Trade!

The Lake City Community Center is operated by the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce. For information on space rentals for meetings, business events or family celebrations in our newly improved rooms, please call 206.362.4378.

 

Olympic Hills Greenway project open house Thursday, March 13th

Olympic-Hills-Save-the-Date-Web-GraphicProgress and proposals for the planned Olympic Hills Greenway on 27th Avenue NE will be unveiled during an open house, Thursday, March 13 at the Lake City Library.

The open house starts at 6 p.m. and a presentation begins at 6:30.

The City of Seattle elicited responses to the intial proposal for the greenway. A greenway basically takes an existing roadway and puts bikes and pedestrians on par with automobiles via design and safety enhancements. A greenway is planned for 27th Avenue NE and parts of 25th Avenue NE.

Last summer SDOT hosted a public meeting and gathered input on building the greenway, and input received then has influenced the project. “Based on feedback and our evaluation we have identified the most promising route and are excited to share recommended traffic safety improvements with you,” said an announcement received by neighborhood residents.

The proposed Olympic Hills Greenway

The proposed Olympic Hills Greenway

Chinese New Year Celebration in Lake City!

Lake City Community Center, (LCCC) will hold its first Chinese New Year Celebration and Lion Dance on the first day of the Lunar New Year, January 31, 2014,7 PM to 9PM.

The event will include a broad display of demonstrations and education by Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts, which just celebrated its first anniversary in Lake City:

  • Tuina- Therapeutic bodywork. A vigorous style of bodywork that looks a little like sports massage.
  • Chun Kuo Kung Fu- Training is centered on fitness, self-defense, traditional weapons, and empty hand forms.
  • Tai Chi-  “Yang-style” of tai chi.  Gentle, slow moving Asian exercise system that teaches breathing and relaxation techniques.
  • Qi Gong- A practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation.  Qi Gong will be interactive with guests. Please join in!

Practitioners from Bastyr University will be on site to demonstrate natural healing as it relates to sports injuries.

At 8 PM the Chinese Lion Dance begins! The Lion Dance is one of the most widely spread folk dances in China. Lion is king of the animals. In Chinese Tradition, the Lion is regarded as a mascot which can bring good luck.  The Lion Dance has been performed for over 2000 years.

Location: 12531 28th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125, next to the Lake City Library.

The Lake City Chinese New Year Celebration is sponsored by North Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Lake City Community Center and Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts. For more information, please call 206.362.4378. www.lccommunitycenter.org

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