Category Archives: Crown Hill Neighbors

Emergency Preparedness Class

What:  SNAP Course
When: Monday, Nov 17th, 7 PM
Where: Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW, Room 4

SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) is a program designed to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters. We are all pretty familiar with earthquakes, at least those of us who were around in 2001 for the Nisqually Earthquake. But we’re not all that prepared for a big earthquake like the 1700 Cascadia quake which is thought to be the largest earthquake in historical times in North America and one of those quakes is due to occur every 300 to 500 years or so. Emergency preparedness extends to other situations as well from the very small scale to the very large scale. Imagine a very large windstorm, or a freak snowstorm and power outage (like the one in 2006 that left much of Northern Seattle without power and passable roads for three to ten days), or a landslide or a massive eruption of Mt. Rainier or…. As recent disasters in other countries have shown, emergency preparedness can mean the difference between life and death.

We are truly lucky to live in a city with such a massive infrastructure of emergency responders, and facilities. However, in a large scale emergency, our response systems will be completely overwhelmed and we will be largely on our own for a few days to a week or more before the response can be effectively mobilized with help from the feds, the state, the military and surrounding areas.

You don’t need to acquire a massive diesel generator or amass a 1 year supply of emergency rations in your basement. Small, easily accomplished, simple steps can make the difference. The problem is we all put off doing the easy stuff (or even finding out what stuff is easy and effective) until another day.

We’re partnering with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management to offer a course in preparedness for everyone. This course has been honed over the years to include what makes sense in Seattle. This course is focused on what you can do in your home, and with your immediate neighbors to be actively prepared. There is an active community of volunteers who teach the course, and we have arranged for Cheryl Dyer from Loyal Heights to teach us. Cheryl has been active in emergency preparedness for several years, most recently spearheading a grant to create six emergency communication hubs in Ballard and Crown Hill.

This class will immediately follow our monthly Crown Hill Neighborhood Assn Board Meeting. The board meeting will be abbreviated to accommodate the class. You are welcome to come to the board meeting as well, and that begins at 6:30.

Crown Hill Garage Sale, Saturday, July 28, 2012!!!

Good Weather

The 6th Annual Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale is shaping up to be a fantastic event. Good weather (not too hot, not too cold, no rain). Lots of great stuff out there. Whether you’re looking to outfit a “man-cave” with a free 5 piece sectional couch (pink), or looking for treasures on a budget (“nothing over a dollar”), or browse the (in)famous West Crown Hill 16th Ave sales, there is something for you!  Harbor Church and Literacy Council of Seattle are participating with proceeds to their charitable works.  Lots of lemonade and refreshment stands are there (see the yellow dots on the map).  And if you’re interested in showing off that Crown Hill Pride ™, we’ve got our fabulous Crown Hill t-shirts available (kids: $5; old design: $10; new design: $15) for purchase at the sale at 9020 12th Ave.

You can still sign up until 5 PM today (July 27th).  Signups are now closed. Map and listing is available here and a limited number will be available (after 8:30 AM on Saturday) by the West entrance of Crown Hill Center (9250 14th Ave NW).

Happy Sale-ing to all, buyers and sellers!

Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale Map
Click on map to view listings.



New Crown Hill T-shirts Are Here!

Crown Hill Neighbors has received new Crown Hill T-shirts in a variety of sizes and colors, just in time for the holidays.

You and members of your family or block can show your Crown Hill pride in navy shirts with green lettering or charcoal shirts with light grey lettering. We still have many children’s tees in pale blue with chocolate lettering and a very limited number of the adult T-shirts in chocolate with blue lettering.

Crown Hill T-Shirts

These are one-of-a-kind tees that you can’t get anywhere else!

These T-shirts are wonderful stocking stuffers or perfect presents for friends or good neighbors. And you can get them one of two ways. You can buy them for only $20 for adults /$10 for children OR you can get one free when you sign up to become a member of Crown Hill Neighbors.

Crown Hill Neighbors Annual Membership* is tax-deductible and provides your neighborhood association with the funding to advocate on your behalf for better community services , as well as to host and participate in a variety of community events.

We’re including a free T-shirt in our $25/year annual membership fee through December 31, 2011.

For only $25 you can make a real difference in the Crown Hill community—whether it’s successfully advocating for our new Crown Hill Park (across from Dick’s), which will be open to the public this spring, or organizing the Crown Hill Community Garage Sale—your membership dollars are spent on making your community a better place to live.

You can reach Deb Jaquith at or 206-660-1552 to check on availability and arrange for purchase of the tees. She can also take membership requests, or you can join online.

Already a member? You can take advantage of the free T-shirt promotion by extending your membership for another year. Visit our website and renew today.

*The fair market value of the T-shirt will be subtracted from your donation for tax deduction purposes.

NOTE: The T-shirts were screenprinted at Blue Rhino Graphics, a Crown Hill business.

Crown Hill Neighbors Annual Meeting

Save the date, Saturday morning, May 14, 2011. 10 a.m. to Noon. 9250 14th Ave NW.

Annual meeting for the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association. Mark your calendar today!  Open to the entire community.

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Self-reliance and neighborhood support will be important when a big event overwhelms our City services. Let’s get ourselves informed and motivated to make emergency kits: food & water items, blankets, phone numbers, crank flashlights, etc. Make a plan with your family on meeting places and points of contact after a disruptive event whether power outage, earthquake, or other emergency. JoAnn Jordan from the SPD Office of Emergency Management will speak.


  • Update on Community Activities: 1) renovation of Crown Hill School building; 2)  construction of new Crown Hill Park; 3) paving of NW 85th Street;  4)  tree walks and ‘hood hunt
  • Election of Board Members for 2011


  • Emergency Preparedness Workshop from Seattle Office of Emergency Management