Health Fair at Harbor Church Sept 20th – 21st

Health Fair at Harbor Church
Harbor Church (9204 11th Ave NW) is hosting a health fair on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 am to 2 pm, and Sunday, Sept. 21 from noon-2.  Sponsored by Bayer and QFC, we’ll have flu, pneumonia, and whooping cough vaccinations available on-site, plus free nutritional help and information, free blood pressure checks, free blood glucose (sugar) monitoring, information and prizes to take home, and more.
Open and available to all, regardless of income and insurance.

Crown Hill Neighbors Board Meeting for July 28th, 2014 cancelled

The Crown Hill Neighborhood Association Monthly Board meeting scheduled for July 28th, 2014 will not be held. Stay tuned. We will post the next board meeting information soon. Thanks for your patience.

2014 Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale, July 26th 9AM-3PM

The 2014 edition of the Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale is upon us.

When: Saturday, July 26th 9 AM – 3 PM
Where: Garages and Yards all over Crown Hill
What: Great sales, great people and a great neighborhood

We’ll have printed maps available at 9 AM at Crown Hill Center in the Green Box to the left of the steps at 9250 14th Ave NW. As always the map and listings are available online at http://crownhillneighbors.org/gsale. A PDF version is available here: http://crownhillneighbors.org/gsale/gsale2014.pdf

This is a great chance to walk or bike or drive (slowly please) through the neighborhood to check out what treasures Crown Hillers have for sale. If you’re a Crown Hiller, then even better because you get to interact with your neighbors. We’ve got a lot of young entrepreneurs who’ll be out there hawking lemonade and other refreshments to slake your thirst and sate your palate. A few sales are held as charity benefits, so be sure to drop by those. We expect there will be many free sales as well.

Click on map to go to interactive map.

Click on map to see the live map.

Some scenes from previous sales:

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2014 Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale (8th Annual) — signups are open

gsale2014Signups are now officially open for the fabulous Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale to be held July 26th, 9AM-3PM this year. This is our eighth year of running the sale. Sign up here: http://crownhillneighbors.org/gsale/gsinput2014.html

It’s not too early to be checking your basement, attic, garages for stuff to go into your sale. Check with your neighbors to see if they might do a multi-family sale with you. Past years have seen some folk converting under-utilized stuff into cold hard cash, neighbors coming by and striking up conversations, and more.

As in past years, we especially encourage young entrepreneurs to set up lemonade and refreshment stands.

The map isn’t much to look at yet, but after a few signups it’ll start to be a hopping scene.

Schedule Slippage: Holman Rd Paving Update June 17th, 2014

We received this from Seattle Department of Transportation:

Hello!

You are receiving this e-mail as a subscriber to the Holman Road NW Paving Project updates. Due to weather, paving work that was originally scheduled for tonight, Monday June 16, has been rescheduled to this Thursday, June 19. Crews will begin work in the westbound lanes of Holman Road NW between 7th Avenue NW and Greenwood Ave N from 8 PM on Thursday, June 19, until 6 AM Friday, June 20. During this time, traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes of Holman Road NW, with one lane open in each direction.

Grinding and paving work will then switch to the eastbound lanes of Holman Road NW, and traffic will be shifted to the westbound lanes of Holman Road NW, where one lane will be open in each direction. Crews are scheduled to begin closing eastbound lanes for grinding the night of Wednesday, June 25 at 8 PM. Grinding will be noisy and is expected to last until 6 AM, Thursday July 26. Nighttime paving in the eastbound lanes will begin Wednesday, July 2, and is expected to be complete the following day, Thursday, July 3.

Paving is weather dependent, and these dates are subject to change. We will update you if there are any changes to the construction schedule.

Local bus access will be maintained for King County Metro’s Route 28, 40 and RapidRide D Line. For information on bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, see Metro Online, http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts, or call (206) 553-3000.

For more information about the Holman Road NW Paving Project, visit the project web page: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_holman.htm

Thank you!

 

Ballard and Crown Hill Discovery Day at Ballard Commons Park, June 14th, 10 AM

Call-to-Action-Flyer-Walk-With-Us-June-14From our friends at Groundswell Northwest. If you are unable to make this event at Ballard Commons Park, we will be walking the Crown Hill area a bit later please contact dennis@crownhillneighbors.org or (206) 250-0392.

Discovery Day Ballard Commons Park

Walk with Groundswell NW towards Ballard’s future on Saturday, June 14th in Ballard Commons Park at 10 AM. Join friends and neighbors for an inspirational urban adventure to consider the future of open space and discover other place making ideas in Ballard.IMG 0890-002

In an effort to build upon the 1996 Open Space Plan, Groundswell NW volunteers will inventory the existing assets and potential new assets for additional parks and open space in Ballard. Walking groups will be organized by neighborhood. Meet and work with your Neighborhood Open Space Captain and walk together to tell us what you think about open space.

You can use this flyer to pass the word along to friends and neighbors. We hope to see you there!

More information about the Ballard Open Space Plan is at our sister website.

Location: Ballard Commons Park, 5501 22nd Ave NW, Seattle
Contact: David Folweiler, david@folweiler.com

Ribbon Cutting for Pathway from 89th to 90th, Wednesday, June 18th

City Council-member Mike O’Brien will be on hand to cut the ribbon for the completion of the pedestrian pathway upgrade from 89th to 90th at 17th. This is an early bird event, meeting at 8 AM the pedestrian pathway.

Neighbors living in West Crown Hill put together a NPSF (Neighborhood Parks and Streets Fund) proposal a few years ago to upgrade the path, and remove the barriers to make it possible to pass a stroller through and connect to the Soundview Playfields and Whitman Middle School.

The project was completed a couple of years ago.

Efforts are underway to secure funding to complete a greenway on 17th from 58th to 90th. The greenway will use the pathway to the play fields and Whitman Middle School. Another NPSF proposal is presently under review for funding to put a pedestrian activated signal at 17th and 85th to allow safer crossings of 85th.

Grand Opening Ceremony for 8th and 100th Intersection, Tuesday, June 17th

We’ve all been driving, cycling, walking through the new vastly improved intersection of 8th Ave NW, NW 100th St, and NW 100th Place since August last year. Come celebrate with our 36th District State Legislator, Gael Tarleton:

  • Where:  8th and 100th
  • When: Tuesday, June 17th, 5-6 PM

A great chance to see some of your neighbors, say hi to Gael.

The intersection was revised to eliminate the free right swing for traffic northbound on 8th onto 100th Place. The Walkable Crown Hill effort identified this intersection as the number 2 priority for attention by the City.  The revision was dovetailed with King County Metro’s startup of the D-Line Rapid Ride service, which made 7th Ave NW one-way Northbound at Holman Rd, so the buses could use 100th Place and 3rd to turnaround back to Holman Rd. The intersection is  much safer now, that all northbound traffic on 8th must come to a full stop before proceeding.

New Crime Prevention Specialist in the North Precinct, Night Out Seattle 2014

Welcome aboard Elizabeth Scott, the SPD North Precinct’s new Crime Prevention Specialist. We received this e-mail yesterday.

Dear Community Friends,

As you now know, I was recently hired as the Crime Prevention Coordinator for all of North Seattle. My predecessor, Terrie Johnston will now be covering both the East and West Precincts.  Many of you have reached out to me welcoming me to my new job; I certainly do feel welcomed so THANK YOU!!!

The 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime is approaching, taking place on TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2014. The registration link for Night Out, 2014 is now active. Please go to: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/default.htm

Night Out is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Seattle has had a long history of supporting Night Out. The program has been growing every year, with over 1,400 neighborhoods participating in 2013. It’s fun, free and offers a great opportunity to reconnect with your neighbors, share information with one another all while learning more about crime prevention. You do not need to be in an active Block Watch to hold a Night Out event.  However, if you would like to form a block watch, please indicate that on your registration (we have a check box for that). 

Within the Night Out registration form, blocks are given the opportunity to close down the street. Please remember, in order to legally close the street a permit must be completed.

We look forward to seeing you at Night Out, 2014.

Regards,

Elizabeth Scott

 

 Seattle Police Department
10049 College Way N.

Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-684-7711
Elizabeth.scott@seattle.gov

Night time work on Holman Rd, June 9th and 18th, 8PM to 7AM.

Be prepared for at least a couple of noisy nights on Holman as the contractors on the repave are going to be grinding down the concrete. This was received yesterday from Seattle Dept. of Transportation. More information on their website.

You are receiving this e-mail as a subscriber to the Holman Road NW Paving Project updates. Crews finished repairing and paving the bridge this past weekend, and sidewalk work in Zone 1 (between 7th Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue N) is nearly complete. Preparations are now underway for grinding and repaving all lanes of Holman Road NW in Zone 1.

 The westbound lanes of Holman Road NW between 7th Avenue NW and Greenwood Ave N will be closed at 8 PM on Monday, June 9, with grinding scheduled for that night. Grinding will be noisy and is expected to last until 5 AM the next day. Paving work will follow and is expected to be complete on June 17. During this time, traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes of Holman Road NW, with one lane open in each direction.

 Grinding and paving work will then switch to the eastbound lanes of Holman Road NW, and traffic will be shifted to the westbound lanes of Holman Road NW, where one lane will be open in each direction. Crews are scheduled to begin grinding the eastbound lanes the night of June 18, and paving is expected to be complete by June 27.

 Paving is weather dependent, and these dates are subject to change. We will update you if there are any changes to the construction schedule.

 Local bus access will be maintained for King County Metro’s Route 28, 40 and RapidRide D Line. For information on bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, see Metro Online, http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts, or call (206) 553-3000.

For more information about the Holman Road NW Paving Project, visit the project web page: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_holman.htm

Thank you!

Holman Rd Closure Friday, May 30 8 PM to Saturday, May 31 6 PM, 2014

This is a reminder that Holman Rd will be closed from 8 PM on Friday to 6 PM on Saturday.

From the Seattle Dept of Transportation web site:

Full Closure of Holman Road NW: Holman Road NW will be closed to traffic in both directions between 9th Avenue NW and 7th Avenue NW from 8 PM on Friday, May 30, until 6 PM on Saturday, May 31, for bridge deck repairs. Drivers will be detoured via NW 85th Street and 3rd Avenue NW. Local bus access will be maintained during this closure. For the latest King County Metro updates, please visit http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/.

Open Space Plan

Groundswell Northwest has received a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Matching Fund grant to inventory open space in Ballard, and that includes Crown Hill. Are there open space, park, natural areas in Crown Hill, Blue Ridge, Olympic Manor, North Beach that you would like to see established, or improved?

There will be lots of opportunity for public input. The first opportunity is the open house, Thursday, May 29th at the Ballard Library at 6 PM.

This evening, we will be holding an open house to help shape the future of open space in the Ballard District.  Please join us on Thursday, May 29th at 6 PM at the Ballard Library.  The open house will run until 7:30 PM.

Funded by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Groundswell NW is assessing our community’s open space current capacity and future open space needs.  The Ballard Open Space Plan is a community-driven initiative that will improve livability in the Ballard and Crown Hill areas through fostering an open dialogue about public open space. We’re updating the 1996 inventory, which led to the creation of parks like Thyme Patch Park, Kirke Park, Ballard Commons Park, and Ballard Corners Park. 

At tonight’s open house, we’ll share the goals of the Ballard Open Space Plan, take input on your ideas for open space in individual neighborhoods within the greater Ballard community, and explain how you can get involved. 

We’re recruiting people for our Discovery Day on June 14th, where volunteers will hit the pavement throughout Ballard using smartphones and/or maps to identify opportunities for new parks and public spaces. Open space includes parks, trails, rights-of-way, public art, natural areas, spaces for events and festivals, and other green infrastructure . 

We look forward to hearing what open space means to you!

http://ballardopenspaceplan.org/

 

Crown Hill Neighbors — all neighbors meeting and more! May 17th.

Crown Hill Neighbors will be holding it’s combined monthly and annual meeting on Saturday May 17th from Noon to 1 PM in Room 4 of Crown Hill Center.

Agenda items:

  • Holman Road project update
  • Crown Hill Neighbors recruitment for new board members/ elections to follow in next month or so
  • Stephanie from Just Gardens
  • Designating the Blue Ridge Realty building at 15th & 100th as a historic landmark with the City of Seattle
Also happening on May 17th will be Just Garden Program’s Spring into Bed project to build 10 organic vegetable gardens and also an edible pathway at Labateyah Youth Home. Volunteers are needed. Please meet at 9 AM at Crown Hill Park (9220 14th Ave NW) for a quick meet and greet, light breakfast and instruction. Construction activities will take place between 10 AM and 1 PM. We do hope you can break off for our meeting at noon in the Crown Hill Center in Room 4. After 1 PM, volunteers return to Crown Hill Park for a celebration replete with food, music and fun.
More information on the Spring Into Bed project is here: http://www.seattleschild.com/article/family-volunteer-activity-help-build-food-gardens. The Just Garden Program is part of Seattle Tilth.

 

Holman Road construction

Take a drive up  Holman Road

 

No planned improvements.

Holman southbound @ 11th Ave NW

Pedestrian median @ 13th begins here

Shorten crossing distance with 2-step pedestrian refuge in Holman.

Designs have been prepared and construction will begin shortly.

Holman Road Project Page

Holman Road Communications Manager, Maribel Cruz at Maribel.cruz@seattle.gov or 206-684-7963 for more project information.

 

Help save the street trees from Ivy, the sequel, Nov 16, 2013

HolmanKP-16NovHelp save nearly 200 trees from an ivy infestation! Join us from 10 am to 1 pm on Nov 9th. Help Crown Hill Business Association and our neighbors, as well as a safety and technical team from SDOT to save our street trees along Holman road.  There will be a partial road closure of the curbside southbound lane for worker safety.  SDOT staff will be working alongside us! Many tools and gloves provided.  Bring shovels and loppers and if you prefer your work gloves, bring those too.   Meet behind the Key Bank on Holman Rd. Work will proceed from 7th Ave NW toward 13th Ave NW.

There will be food and beverages. Come for as long as you can.  Let’s get this project started!

Date: Saturday, November 16th 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 7th Ave NW and Holman Rd (behind the Key Bank)