Not into the night time trick-or-treat scene? The businesses of the Carkeek Plaza (the shopping center with QFC) and Holman Road Square just across the street will be hosting a festive trick-or-treat event on Halloween.
Halloween on Holman
Sunday, October 31
Carkeek Plaza and Holman Road Square
1 PM – 4 PM
Merchants will be supplying treats for costumed kids
Costumed adults will help people crossing the busy Holman Rd at the 6th Ave NW signalled crosswalk
Stores will be running specials or sales
Face and nail painting by Karin’s Beauty Supplies
Complimentary Chair Massage by Elements Therapeutic Massage
The Crown Hill Business Association is hosting a Summer Social for the businesses and residents of Crown Hill to get to know each other, and enjoy some of the fine summer weather (while it lasts). This is a free event, so come on out, enjoy free pizza and beverages, and meet some of the businesses in the neighborhood.
The social will be in the parking lot by the Edward Jones office, A Perfect Fit, and Juliano’s Pizza (formerly Pizza Time). This is on the East side of 15th Ave NW, and the parking lot can be accessed by the driveway just South of Edward Jones at 8327 15th Ave NW.
Upon moving to Crown Hill in 2002, I noticed many blank walls on buildings, often tagged with graffiti, painted out graffiti, re-tagged, re-painted out, etc. What is it about a blank wall that encourages vandals to leave their marks? Our major streets, 15th Ave NW, Holman Road, and NW 85th Street appeared quite tired, even dreary. As new businesses have moved in, old businesses and new alike have taken to spiffing up their storefronts with bright colors, and … murals. Most recently the Value Village relocated a couple of doors south on 15th, and engaged the services of Seattle muralist, Ryan “Henry” Ward. Henry’s murals drew much attention in the press (MyBallard article, and even some television and radio coverage). It has certainly sparked lots of discussions among neighbors and passerby (as I snapped photos early on a Saturday morning, 6 people volunteered their opinions, four very positive, one negative, one shrug).
A festive reception and fashion show on March 3 marked the opening of the Value Village at their new location near the corner of 15th Ave NW and NW 85th St. Crown Hill Neighborhood Association board members and representatives of Crown Hill businesses were invited as well as other community representatives.
Jane Mansfield, spokesperson for Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted, spoke about the partnership and benefits that Value Village has brought to funding that organization.
On the fashion runway, Jason shows the casual musician look. Can this be the same Jason who is the Neighborhood Association Board President?
Three great classes coming up at Swanson’s Nursery. The cold snap in December has probably kicked your cabin fever into high gear. Only problem is that was followed by record breaking warm weather in January which has you itching to get out in the yard. It’s still not safe to put in your spring garden, but our neighborhood nursery, Swanson’s has just the thing coming up in February. The first two seminars are put on by Laura Matter from Seattle Tilth (Planting your Edible Garden), and Crown Hill’s own Wendy Welch (Container Design). And we could use inspiration and help in selecting appropriate fruit trees for our yards. The seminars are FREE and no reservations are required.