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Oct 09
  • 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

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