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By douglasparkcooperative

Families for Lake City has put together a post that explains the significant improvements Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 will have on Seattle Public Schools in Lake City. We are sharing their post here on Lake City Live.

The Building Excellence (BEX) Capital Levy (Prop 2) and the Operations Levy (Prop 1) will bring much-needed improvements to our neighborhood schools.

If approved, these two levies will be a continuation of expiring levies. If approved, these levies would cost the owner of a $400,000 home $13 a month over what the homeowner pays on the expiring levies. A simple summary of the two levies is available here.

Respective neighborhood groups Families for Lake City and Douglas Park Cooperative both ask you to vote YES for Proposition 1 and YES for Proposition 2 to help improve and invest in our public schools here in Northeast Seattle.

Below Families for Lake City explains how these levies will impact individual schools in Lake City.

What do these levies mean for Lake City area schools?

The Capital Levy... (more)

By douglasparkcooperative

On Wednesday, January 9th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be a meeting at the Lake City Community Center where Seattle's Department of Planning and Development will hold an open house for public comment and review of the Valor Apartments.

The proposed housing facility on 33rd Avenue NE is intended to house veterans with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and drug addiction.

The facility has some in Lake City concerned about concentrating people with substance abuse problems and mental illness in an area that is already housing vulnerable populations.

Here is a letter to Seattle City Councilmembers written by a member of Douglas Park Cooperative, one of the community groups that have highlighted concerns about the facility. The letter includes maps and information arguing against the proposal.

All are invited to the Wednesday meeting to share comments with planning officials about the proposed facility.

By douglasparkcooperative

On Sunday KOMO News published a story about a temporary, rotating winter homeless shelter run by Union Gospel Mission coming to churches in Lake City and Shoreline.

And according to the KOMO story the coming shelter is a surprise to some in the Lake City community —even after previous shelter plans that surprised the community prompted vows of more transparency with future shelter plans. People contacted for the story learned of the plan from the KOMO reporter.

The plan, according to the KOMO report, is part of a request by the Lake City Task Force on Homelessness to bring the rotating shelter to three area churches, beginning on Monday, January 7th.

The schedule for the shelter is below:

  • Jan 7 – Jan 27, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14514 20th Avenue Northeast, Shoreline
  • Jan 28 – Feb 17, Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th St., Seattle
  • Feb 17 – Mar 15, Lake City Baptist Church, 2441 Northeast 125th Street, Seattle

From the KOMO story:

According to [Paul] LaRose [of Union Gospel Mission], shelter organizers...
By Rhonwyn

A 55-year-old man was killed Wednesday evening when he was struck by a car.

The man attempted to cross Lake City Way NE in the 11000 block around 7 p.m. when he was struck by a northbound Saturn Ion, Seattle police said. The man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle but he died there a short time later.

The 23-year-old driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Police say there were no signs of impairment and the driver was interviewed and released.

The victim's name has not been released.


Read this this morning.  Anyone know anything more? 

By Rhonwyn

A little trouble in little ol’ Lake City

by: Aaron Burkhalter , Staff Reporter

Can a North Seattle neighborhood house the homeless and polish its image?



It seems fairly well balanced.

By Darlene Metzger

Join us at George Center for Community for a celebration of the Winter Solstice. On Saturday, December 22, we welcome Lake City residents, friends and family of all ages to join us, as we sip cider, munch cookies and create beautiful lanterns to take home. Those who would like to participate in a short walk around the property toward the end of the event, to show off their new lanterns, are welcome to do so.

Reservations are certainly not required, but if you plan to attend and can let us know, we would appreciate hearing from you, so that we make sure we have plenty of cookies and art supplies, please contact us at:

By douglasparkcooperative
Hopefully the Jolly Elf's visit will promote smiles.

On Saturday, December 8th, Santa Claus will be coming to Kaffeeklatsch (12513 Lake City Way).

The jolly elf will make an appearance in our neighborhood coffee shop for a photo session. And you are invited.

Santa's appearance is a fund-raiser for our own Lake City Community Center. Photos with Mr. Claus will cost $10 and will be shot by a professional photographer.

He will be seated in front of the neighborhood bakery/coffee shop's giant Christmas tree.

The photos start at 2 p.m. and continue until 5:30.

All proceeds will go the Lake City Community Center and its future Youth programming.

The professional photos will be put on a CD and you can walk next door to Bartell Drugs to make your holiday cards.

For more info please call 206.462.1059

By douglasparkcooperative

Its that time of year when people unpack their holiday decorations, decorate their homes and prepare to celebrate the traditions that make the holiday season such a special time for families and communities.

This weekend one of the most impressive displays of holiday decorations in Seattle is happening right here in Lake City.

On Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd, Nativity Exhibit Northwest and Lamb of God Lutheran Church are hosting the Annual Nativity Exhibit at Lamb of God church, 12509 127th Avenue N.E. The exhibit showcases more than 800 nativities from almost 100 countries. Some are intricate artworks, some are made from recycled items, some are made from food, some are funny, some try to make a point, all are fascinating.

"This is a great way to kick off the holiday season," said Ben Breeden, a visitor who has been coming to the see the display with his extended family for years.

The display moved from its previous location after the collection grew too large. For the past 20 years it was hosted... (more)

By Rhonwyn

Please support the Nathan Hale Horticulture Program by purchasing these beautiful red and white holiday plants from us.  Poinsettias were grown by students using sustainable methods.  Planning to place a large order of 10+ plants?  Please contact teacher Jessica Torvik at


:  Saturday 12/1 from 11 AM to 2 PM and Monday 12/3 from 1 to 5 PM


:  Nathan Hale Greenhouse (north of Jane Addams K-8 school-- 11051 34th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98125)


:  $8.50 per plant, or $8.00 each for 10+ plants

By Rhonwyn

Winter Faire

Saturday, December 1  •  10 am – 4 pm   (Crafts end at 3 pm)
Grade School Campus Map & Directions

2728 NE 100th Street, Seattle WA 98125

Join the festivities just in time for the holiday season! Shop for unique and hand-made gifts from an array of vendors. Make gifts with our craft activities and enjoy our holiday cafe.

Lots of great activities for kids.  A chance for them to make holiday gifts!

By douglasparkcooperative

Olympic Hills Elementary is hosting its 7th annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, December 1st, from 9-11 a.m. And you are invited to come enjoy some food with your community and help provide for our neighborhood school.

The fun event includes performances by the school's impressive Taiko Drummers, the Intermediate Choir and the Primary Choir.

You get all that entertainment plus a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee for 6 dollars, 4 dollars for the kiddos.

Proceeds from the annual event help fund classroom field trips for Olympic Hills students.

The breakfast will be held at the Lake City Community Center and is sponsored by the Lake City Lions Club.

  • 9:30 Taiko Drummers to perform
  • 10 Intermediat Choir
  • 10:15 Primary Choir 
By douglasparkcooperative

A new Northeast Seattle project is taking the concept of the lending library beyond just books.

The NE Seattle Tool Library, which plans to open in January or February, will be a place where library members can borrow an assortment of tools. And if you are a homeowner, you know how important proper tools are to upkeep you home.

The library, a project of Sustainable NE Seattle, is hosting an open house and pot-luck on December 1st at the location for the library, 2415 NE 80th St. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. and is a celebration before the tools and shelves move in. You can bring a snack or drink to share, and tools you'd like to donate. There will also be music and room to dance.

The library plans to provide free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. They plan to start lending tools at our the grand opening in January or February 2013.

Although not in our immediate neighborhood, this could be a resource for our own residents and a program that perhaps could be... (more)

By Darlene Metzger

Yoga for All at George Center for Community: 2212 NE 125

th St.

Join us for yoga classes Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Beginners and walk-ins welcome. Class fee is by donation. For questions or more information, contact Darlene Metzger: / 206-362-3325.


By douglasparkcooperative

Fright Night came to Lake City on Friday night. And along with it came plenty of zombies, unicorns and princesses.

The 20th annual event, organized by the Lake City Lions, Children's Home Society and the North Seattle Family Center saw a significant turnout. The Lions reported that they served pizza to over 500 people

Below are photos from the fun annual event.

Snow White, Strawberry Shortcake




Lake City Lions serving up slices of pizza with a side of fun!


The haunted house. Terrifying.


Mini golf and games


A cute little pumpkin


Mario Brothers


Candy, yum.


Darth Maul shows off the Dark Side of the Force


Michael Jackson and a cheetah


The craft table


A king cobra


Entrance to the haunted house


A cute mouse


Don't cast a spell on us!


The Beetles live!


Daughter, dad


Cutie pie


Trying to escape the haunted house


Face painting


Toy Story

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By landonyodq

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By douglasparkcooperative
One idea suggested at the meeting was to add security lighting and make the Albert Davis Park courtyard the front entrance of the Lake City Community Center. Better, more modern signage on the building was also suggested.

Wednesday night, and again on Thursday, residents of our community gathered to talk about the future of the Lake City Community Center.

Operation of the facility is shifting from Lake City LLC, which has operated the aging building for nearly 50 years. The newly renamed North Seattle Chamber of Commerce is taking over operation after the Chamber's Request For Proposal to operate the center was approved by the Seattle Parks Department. They take over in 2013.

During the meetings people brought with them ideas for the future of the facility. They suggested new programming, emphasis on already successful programming, building updates and modifications and more efficient communication with the community about events hosted there.

Below is the list of suggestions from the meeting brainstorm session.... (more)

By douglasparkcooperative

Have you ever seen a slug race? Well you have your chance this Saturday (October 20th) as Jane Addams K-8 hosts its first annual Fall Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fun-packed event is a fund raiser for the school's PTSA.

The environmental science-focused school's Fall Carnival will feature crafts, games, food, and the sure-to-be-popular live slug races and game of chicken poop bingo. There will also be a goat for the kids to pet, a squid dissection led by a Seattle Aquarium Educator and other activities.

The Fall Carnival will be held in the school's gyms (11051 34th Ave. NE) and outside if weather allows.

Access is at the SW exterior entrance. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Please come support Lake City kids by attending this fund raiser!

By northseattlechamber
Open To The Public!
Two Meetings Scheduled:
7:00 PM Wednesday, October 24
12:00 PM Thursday, October 25
Take this opportunity to brainstorm with your neighbors about  activities, classes and programming offered at your new community center!

12531 28th Avenue NE   Room 3
Parking available in the lot and on the street.
By Youth Tutoring Program
Meet your neighbors, and deepen your connection to your community - Volunteer for the Youth Tutoring Program! “What I like most about YTP is interacting with my neighbors! If it weren't for the program, I wouldn't know these kids or parents.”—YTP Volunteer The Youth Tutoring Program, a part of Catholic Community Services, serves students in grades 1st -12th, who live in Jackson Park Village in Lake City. Students come in to the Center for tutoring twice a week, and build up a relationship with their tutors. Volunteers support students in skill building, homework, and enrichment activities. Our program matches volunteers one-on-one with students to tutor and inspire them to succeed both academically and personally. We engage hundreds of volunteers each year, and this year, you could be one of them! Details The Jackson Park Center is open the following times Mondays and Wednesdays for three sessions each: 4:20-5:20, 5:30-6:30, and 6:40-7:40. Tuesdays and Thursdays for two sessions each: 5:30-6:30 and 6:40-...
By melissahead7

My dog went missing on 10/13/12.  He is a neutered male, Australian shepherd/retriever mix.  His color is rust and his eyes are yellow-brown.  He was last seen wearing a black leather collar with his rabies tag and an outdated id tag with the name "goya" on it.  He is a sweet-natured dog but scared of strangers. We just lost our older dog to cancer 2 weeks ago, so we are afraid he went looking for her. Last seen around 115th and 35th ave in north east Seattle, near lake city. A reward will be offered if he is found. Thank you!  

You can contact me either by phone 2063877082 or email at

By douglasparkcooperative

The Lake City Lions are hosting the 'Destination Reading' free youth book giveaway on Saturday, October 20th.

The program, a project of the 19B Lions Giving Library, Lions Clubs International, Lions of King & Snohomish Counties, & Lake City Lions Club offers new and gently-used books to preschool thru teenaged youngsters. The event will be held at the Lake City Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will also include refreshments and activities.

So come on down to the Community Center and help a kid discover the magic world that can be offered in a book.

For more info call 206-362-4378.

By marycpaterson

To all those who are interested in changing our neighborhoods, communities, and societies so that everyone can live with health and dignity and so that our children and grandchildren have a future on earth, please join Occupy NE Seattle (ONES). Come to a meeting or join one of our frequent protests:

  • Saturday, October 13, 10:30-1pm: protest the big banks, support credit unions and a public bank in Washington state! Start at Bank of America at 125th and 30th Ave NE. Sidewalk march to Wells Fargo on 130th at 11:15. Return to Lake City mini park at 125th and Lake City Way at 12:15 for a speak out. It is global pot banging day, so bring a pot and a metal spoon for banging: we will make homemade noise for credit unions and a public bank of Washington state!
  • Tuesday, October 16, 7:30pm-9pm, Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (8008 35th Ave NE: candidate forum hosted by University Unitarian Church Get Money Out of Politics and Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition. 46th District candidates Sarajane Siegfriedt, Jessyn Farrel,...
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