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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.

Night Out celebrations, August 6, 2013

This year’s Night Out celebrations are slotted for August 6. Night Out is sponsored by the Seattle Police Department and is an opportunity to get to know your neighbors. There is nothing better than getting out on a warm August night, blocking off your street, and having a party with barbecue, grills, and great food provided by you and your neighbors.

Last year, Crown Hill had quite a number of parties. There was even one with a bouncy house and live music.  Other popular activities are bike rodeos, street art (chalk) contests, face painting, basketball,

If your block is not registered, you can register now (less than 3 minutes) at the Night Out Seattle website.

Think Green Recycling Challenge Grand Prize Winner

Waste Management’s Think Green Recycling Challenge grand prize winner for Seattle is the Wednesday North pickup area!  This area includes Crown Hill and Greenwood.

The grand prize is $40,000 to be distributed through Phinney Neighborhood Association. The celebration will be:

Thursday, June 13th, 11 AM
Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building)
6532 Phinney Ave N
Illuminati attending include: Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle Public Utilities Director Tim Croll, and representatives from Waste Management and the winning neighborhoods.


From the press release:

It’s time to celebrate the
Think Green
Recycling Challenge

  • Six months ago, Waste Management challenged ten Seattle communities to reduce their waste by encouraging neighbors to work together to recycle more and model waste reduction activities. Neighborhoods performed recycling carols, organized Halloween costume exchanges, and wrote about why they love recycling.
  • We are proud to honor the four winning neighborhoods of this year’s Think Green Recycling Challenge.
  • Our Wednesday North neighborhood (Crown Hill/Greenwood) is the grand prize winner for their efforts to decrease the overall amount of garbage sent to the landfill. They will receive $40,000 to donate to the non-profit(s) of their choice.
  • With their spirited community outreach, Tuesday North (Ballard), Wednesday South (South Park/Georgetown/Delridge), and Friday North (Wallingford/Green Lake) earned $3,300 each to donate to a local non-profit of their choice.
  • Each of the ten communities has something to be proud of: the average increase in diversion rate –the amount of material kept out of the landfill — increased 1% across all competing neighborhoods, and collectively the neighborhoods composted and recycled over 3,000 tons more than the previous year!

Join us to celebrate the outstanding efforts of this year’s Think Green Recycling Challenge four winning neighborhoods:
When: Thursday, June 13th 11 am
Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center (lower brick building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Who: Seattle Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Director, Tim Croll, representatives from the winning neighborhoods and Waste Management

Crown Hill Neighbors Annual Garage Sale, July 27, 2013

Sign up today!  The 7th Annual Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale is happening on Saturday, July 27th, 2013.

It’s not too early to be thinking about what you’ll be selling. You’ve probably been tripping over it for months now. Remember what’s junk to you is likely going to be someone else’s treasure!

Last year we had more than 55 participating households, and folks moved a lot of stuff out of their houses and garages on to new owners. It was a great opportunity to talk to neighbors, to cruise other sales, and maybe score a couple of prize finds.

As always, we encourage young entrepreneurs (of all ages) to set up lemonade and cookie stands.

We have an online map and printed maps on the day of the sale.

Sign up here, and happy garage sale-ing!