March 14, 9AM-3PM Lake City Lions Flea Market
Always a fun hunt! Old, new…COOL! Admission is free.
March 28 9AM-5PM A Very Vintage Market
Shabby Chic at it’s finest. Very Vintage is a beautiful market of renewed and revitalized items from our past. Don’t miss it!
SalmonFest Seattle Scheduled One Week Later This Year
This years event will be held on the 2nd weekend in August, kicking off with the Salmon Bake on Friday, August 7 (it runs all weekend) joined by the Community Street Festival Saturday and Sunday August 8-9. Vendors, Kid’s Activities, Beer Garden, LIve Music, and Car Show!
New this year is the Emerging Artisans Market. Emerging Artisans are those who are taking their hobby and turning it into a business, or have been selling their own, handmade items for less than a year. Please contact us for details, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendor Applications are being accepted now for SalmonFest Seattle 2015! Sign up online at www.salmonfestseattle.com.
“Private property” signs were recently staked into the ground of a piece of waterfront property that for nearly 80 years was used as public access to the water of Lake Washington. Marks on the ground show where a sign that was announcing improvements planned by the City of Seattle was dragged away.
Lake City Live has been following the controversy and the court’s ruling that gave ownership of the property at the end NE 130th Street to the adjacent property owners. You can see our coverage here and here.
Neighbors advocating to keep the land public have been organizing via a Facebook group. They are asking the City of Seattle to condemn the property so it can be returned to public use. And in a Wednesday report, KIRO/7 said that the effort seems to be gaining traction with City of Seattle leaders.
KIRO/7 visited the site on Wednesday and filed this report. In the video below they try to talk to one of the property owners without success.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Council members and officials from the Seattle Police Department and Department of Transportation announced “Vision Zero Seattle” during an event outside of the Lake City Library on Thursday afternoon.
Vision Zero Seattle is a program with the aim of ending traffic deaths and injuries in Seattle.
From the Mayor’s office:
While Seattle is consistently recognized as one of the safest cities in the country, more than 10,000 traffic collisions occur each year. In 2014, 3,449 injury collisions were reported to the Seattle Police Department. Fifteen people died in traffic crashes, including five who were walking or riding a bike.
At the core of Vision Zero is the belief that death and injury on city streets is preventable. The Vision Zero approach emphasizes smarter street designs – forgiving streets that account for human error. When paired with targeted education and enforcement, the effort will save lives.
The effort will include:
- Reduce the speed limit in the downtown core to 25 mph by the end of 2015.
- Improve safety at 10 high-crash intersections downtown by eliminating turns on red lights, installing leading pedestrian intervals to give walkers a head start, eliminating dual turn lanes and other engineering improvements.
- Install 20 mph zones on residential streets in up to ten areas near parks and schools with documented collision histories.
- Enhance safety on arterials — like Rainier Avenue S, 35th Avenue SW, Fauntleroy Way SW and 5th Avenue NE where 90 percent of serious and fatal collisions occur — by installing speed reductions, radar speed signs and enhanced street designs.
- Add twelve new school zone safety cameras in six school zones to improve safety for kids as they make their way to and from school.
- Add seven miles of protected bike lanes, more than 40 crossing improvements and 14 blocks of new sidewalk to make travel safer across all modes.
- Conduct targeted enforcement throughout the city for school, pedestrian and bike safety, along with enhanced DUI enforcement.
- SDOT and SPD will work together to educate people in advance of these patrols, so everyone will expect enforcement and better understand the rules of the road.
The Seattle Bike Blog reports that this is the second time City of Seattle leaders have gathered press for an announcement to end traffic injuries and deaths. The previous plan announced, the Road Safety Action Plan, had a similar goal. From the Seattle Bike Blog:
Since that plan, the city has launched a brilliant and successful school zone speed camera program, which slows down traffic and helps to fund safety projects like Safe Routes to School. The city also crafted a new Bicycle Master Plan.
But more must be done. Will the new Vision Zero plan be bolder? Will there be serious funding? Stay tuned for details.
Want to see some “groundbreaking Hip Hop performances” and eat a healthy meal?
Lake City Presbyterian Church is hosting a Hip Hop Green Dinner on Tuesday, February 10th at 5 pm.
What Happens at the Hip Hop is Green Dinner?
The Green Dinners serve as a unique way to reach out to the community to deliver a vegan dining experience geared towards urban youth and young people who identify with Hip Hop culture. The dinners are designed to be a perfect combination of information and entertainment. By breaking bread and sharing information in a relaxed and entertaining environment, the Hip Hop Green Dinners help youth and their families make the connection between their diet, lifestyle and their health.
1. A beautiful dining presentation
2. To taste some of the best vegan food available in their area
3. To witness some groundbreaking Hip Hop performances and meet the artists involved
4. To meet and learn about healthy eating and living from leading health professionals
5. To network with agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals in their area who can help them transition to a healthier lifestyle
Click here to register and learn more. The Green Dinner will be held at the Lake City Presbyterian Church (3841 NE 123rd Street). There is only room for 150 people, and seats are limited.
Here is a video explaining previous Hip Hop Green Dinners.
February 6 7PM-9PM Lunar New Year Celebration!
We are pleased to announce our 2nd annual event will include a Lion Dance by the Northwest Kung-Fu and Fitness Club and Martial Arts demonstrations by SAMMA (Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts). SAMMA and John Bastyr Naturopathic College will offer information on Asian Medicine. Join in for the interactive Qi-Gong! Tea and Fortune Cookies will be served. Be sure to arrive early. We open with the Lion Dance!
February 14 9AM-4PM Lion’s Flea Market
If you love garage sales, you’ll love our Flea Market. Come down and sort through the treasures. We think this is the longest running, indoor flea market in Seattle. Grab your Sweetie and stroll through the show!
February 20 5-8 PM North Helpline’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner
North Helpline’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner is a fun, fundraiser to attend! The Lake City Lions are cooking again, serving Spaghetti, Salad, Roll and Dessert. There will be raffles and activities. Bring the kids to dinner for a good cause! $10/Adults, $5 Kids under 12.
February 28 9AM-5PM A Very Vintage Market
Shabby Chic rules! This is a beautiful show, a must attend for anyone who loves a fancy flea market. Lovely items for sale at great prices. Very Vintage is a featured exhibitor at the Northwest Home and Garden Show February 11-15, 2015.
Lake City Community Center Center is managed by the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce, 12531 28th Ave NE, between the Lake City Library and Two Dog Yoga.
We’ll be taking pics of Hawks fans at the community breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 21, 9AM-11AM. Bring your ideas for programming at the community center!
After a seven-month closure, 35th Avenue NE has reopened to traffic. The road will still have periodic lane closures as finishing touches are put on the Thornton Creek Confluence Project. The reopening of the road will allow for the return to normal of Metro routes 64 and 65.
We drove the route soon after it was announced that it was reopened. The road surface still needs some obvious work as uneven surfaces make for a rough ride in spots. But the project significantly transformed and improved the route for Thornton Creek. The new culvert and flood plain will be put to the test on Saturday evening after the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for King County
The project included:
- Completion of a new two-acre floodplain and meandering channel for the creek.
- A new bridge where 35th Avenue NE crosses Thornton Creek.
- Improved fish and wildlife habitat.