Let’s Reunite Deuce with his Family!

Picture of DeuceDeuce is a dearly beloved brindle-colored English Bulldog missing now for a month. He was last seen in his yard on NW 101st near the QFC. He is about 58 pounds, and has very distinctive markings on his face. He is friendly. We’re hoping for a happy reunion with his family. This is the most recent post on the Bring Deuce Home Facebook page: www.facebook.com/deucepodhola

We need help. We are going to be putting up more posters, everywhere! 
How you can help: 

  • Put a sign in your YARD! Especially if your yard is easily visible to traffic. We will make sturdy signs for those that can and deliver!
  • If you work for a business that will allow a poster in the window, we will bring a nice laminated poster to hang and flyers for people to grab.
  • Tag your car!
  • Help hang signs in shoreline, west Seattle, south Seattle, university dist, capital hill, greenlake, Ravenna, Northgate. Basically, if you’re on an area in or immediately around Seattle with no missing Deuce posters we need your help. 
  • My goal us to let everyone and their far away cousins know Deuce is still missing and we are still looking for him.
  • I will be working in new posters and yard signs today, if you can help send me a message or text (206-351-5304), no comments please, they can get lost in the shuffle.
  • Also, if you have time to assist going door to door in crown hill/Ballard/greenwood/phinney, let me know – I can get you mini flyers.

Let’s do this, I want my dog back and I need your help.

Save Trees From Ivy, November 9th, 2013

Help save nearly 200 trees from an ivy infestation! Join us from 9am to 1pm 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 and NW 86th.  There will likely be a partial road closure for worker safety.  SDOT staff will help! Many tools and gloves provided.  Bring shovels and loppers and if you prefer your work gloves, bring those too.   Meet at Crown Hill Park NW 92nd and 14th ave NW.

There will be food and beverages. Come for as long as you can.  Let’s get this project started!
If possible please RSVP to Catherine.Weatbrook@gmail.com so that we may better plan tools, project reach tab day, food, and beverages.

Date: Saturday, November 9th 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Crown Hill Park NW 92nd and 14th ave NW

Technology Matching Fund award ceremony

DSC04191 by City of Seattle
DSC04191, a photo by City of Seattle on Flickr.

Crown Hill Neighborhood Association received funds for 1 year of on-site digital training classes to be held at, and benefit the underserved residents of, United Indians Youth Home (big white building on NW 90th Street & 13th Ave NW). The curriculum includes Word, keyboarding, Internet safety and social media. Instructors are from North Seattle Community College and classes are open to Crown Hill neighbors.

$5000 grants for projects/programs Doing Good Now

Thanks to the Recycling Challenge hosted by Waste Management (WM), eight Crown Hill/Greenwood charities or community organizations will be awarded $5000 each.   Deadline to apply is September 16.

Last fall the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) agreed to be the community partner with Waste Management.  They will be facilitating the grant process but all eligible applicants will be selecting the recipients.

To be eligible, recipients must be:

1.       A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be a community group with a current (pre-existing) fiscal sponsor

2.       Serving all or part of the Greenwood/Crown Hill– Waste Management’s Wednesday North Service area (ie garbage pick-up is Wed).

3.      A program or project already in progress or at least “shovel ready”

4.      Able to spend the grant  by July 1, 2014

5.      Participate in the selection committee and attend two meetings (Sept 26 and Oct 10) .

Application

Contact Ann Bowden ann@phinneycenter.org

Garage Sale Map, July 27, 2013

UPDATE: the 2013 sale is over. The 2014 Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale will be held on July 26th this year. Signups will open in the last week of June 2014.

Signups for the Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale on July 27th are now closed. The final map and listings are available here: http://crownhillneighbors.org/gsale/

Thanks for participating in our sale whether you are selling or buying. Best of luck to all in finding or selling those special treasures. Take care and  drive safely.

Garage  Sale Map and Listings 2013

Click for map and listings

Burke Gilman Trail Missing Link Meeting, August 8, 2013

There will be a meeting on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement for the completion of the “Missing Link” of the Burke-Gilman Trail. The meeting is August 8th at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th St, 6-8 PM.

The full text of the notice from Seattle Dept. of Transportation:

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON THE SCOPE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
BURKE-GILMAN TRAIL EXTENSION PROJECT

 

Proposal:

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) proposes to complete the “missing link” between two existing segments of the Burke-Gilman Trail. The project will construct a marked, dedicated route for pedestrians and cyclists through the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, between the intersection of 11th Avenue NW and NW 45th Street and 30th Avenue NW at the Hiram M Chittenden (Ballard) Locks. Construction may include the addition of new and replaced impervious surfaces, landscaping, new and replaced stormwater drainage facilities, driveway improvements, street lighting, wayfinding signs, and traffic controls.

Continue Reading: Burke Gilman Trail Missing Link Meeting, August 8, 2013

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.

Signups are now open for the 7th Annual Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale!

Click on sign to see this year’s map.

UPDATE: signups are now closed. The map is available here: http://crownhillneighbors.org/gsale/

 

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

UPDATE: Crown Hill United Methodist Church (14th and 85th) will be participating and has generously offered tables (at no charge) to folk who don’t have a garage or yard they can use. These tables are on a first come, first served basis, and you need to sign up in advance, by calling the church office on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 1:30 and 4:30. The church phone # is 206-784-2387.

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 there will be printed maps on the day of the sale.

Sign up here, and happy garage sale-ing!

 

Crown Hill Neighbors Meeting, June 24, 2013

Monthly board meeting, Room 4, Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW,  7:15 PM

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.

TGRC-Celebration-Event-Invitation

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!

Crown Hill Neighbors Annual Meeting May 18th, 2013

COMING! SATURDAY MAY 18TH

Crown Hill Neighborhood Association’s Annual Meeting

Crown Hill Center
Room 7

10-11:30AM

Join Peter Steinbrueck for a “ Complete the Crown Hill Neighborhood” workshop! This will be a golden opportunity to come together as a neighborhood to better understand Crown Hill’s opportunities and challenges and get the most out of working with City of Seattle.

11:30-12:30PM

Crown Hill Neighborhood Association news and updates by King County Metro – D Line and Catherine Weatbrook from Crown Hill Center.

12:30-2PM

Crown Hill Neighborhood BBQ and Family Activities. We will be on the Small Faces play yard with a Safe Routes to Schools bike rodeo. Gilbert & Sullivan are scheduled to perform and Crown Hill Neighborhood T-shirts will be on sale!

 

Join Peter Steinbrueck for a “ Complete the Crown Hill Neighborhood” workshop! This will be a golden opportunity to come together as a neighborhood to better understand Crown Hill’s opportunities and challenges and get the most out of working with City of Seattle.

10-11:30AM

 

Crown Hill Neighborhood Association news and updates by King County Metro – D Line and Catherine Weatbrook from Crown Hill Center.

11:30-12:30PM

Crown Hill Spring Cleanup, April 27, 2013

The Crown Hill Business Association is once again sponsoring it’s annual Crown Hill Spring Cleanup, on April 27th from 9AM – Noon.  There will be litter cleanup and graffiti paintout activities, plus a great chance to meet some of our local businesses. Cleanup supplies will be available, so bring yourself, comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes! Meet at the Petco parking lot at 9 AM

Greenways in Crown Hill? Presentation April 22nd, 2013

Crown Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting a speaker from Ballard Greenways at the monthly meeting on Monday, April 22 at 7:15pm.  There will be a short presentation followed by Q & A.

Seattle Greenways is a volunteer organization representing 19 neighborhoods. Their goal and mission is to plan and advocate for safe and healthy streets for all users.  Come to the presentation on the 22nd to see how Crown Hill can become part of the coalition to make our streets safer for everyone!

Monday, April 22nd, 7:15 PM
Room 4 Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW

Personal Safety Warning from Seattle Police Department

Received today from Terrie Johnston at Seattle Police Dept:

Dear Block Captains/Contacts:

We wanted to notify you that there have been three separate sexually-motivated attacks on women across the North Precinct. The descriptions of the suspect vary, as does neighborhood, time of day and day of the week. The common threads have been that the women were either walking or running by themselves, and were approached by an unknown male. Two of the incidents occurred next to wooded areas. SPD Patrol officers and Detectives are doing all they can to identify and apprehend the suspect(s). I will keep you informed of our progress. In the meantime, please review these personal safety tips:

  • Awareness and avoidance: Keep alert and tuned in to your surroundings.
  • Do you know your location? Do you know the street names, hundred block? East, South, West, North? Could you tell the 9-1-1 call taker to where they need to dispatch responders?
  • Trust your instincts! If you have an uncomfortable feeling-honor it! Leave, cross the street, double-back. Forget “being nice”. If you feel uncomfortable, move! Don’t hesitate to make a scene or scream if necessary.
  • Try to get good descriptions of anyone acting suspiciously or threatening. Start from the head and work down. Most likely you know your height, so use this to gauge theirs.
  • Try and stay on streets where you can be easily seen by others. Well-lighted streets are best.
  • If traveling alone, take a charged up cell phone with you if possible. Know what is available to you along your route. What time does that store open or close? Does that apt.bldg. have a security guard? Is there a payphone?
  • Ipod earphones, etc. may prevent you from hearing someone approaching. As does texting while you are walking, waiting for the bus, etc. You need to be aware when out if public spaces.
  • Traveling with another person, is tried and true in reducing street crime. Going with two others reduces the risk even more.
  • Carrying a minimum amount of possessions is advised when out and about. It isn’t necessary to carry all your credit cards, check book, cash, and so on, every time you go out. Take what you need for this trip. Keep valuables close to the body, in inside pockets. This frees up your hands and does not invite pickpocketing.
  • Body Language: Stand tall, walk confidently with your head up, eyes open and constantly scanning the surroundings.
  • Try not to show fear. Keep a neutral face that shows you are “in charge”.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the street. Shoes that are comfortable and allow you to run if necessary. Choose clothing that allows you to move, and does not block your vision.

And as always, please call 9-1-1 for anything suspicious or to report a crime in progress.

Do not hesitate to call me at the North Precinct if you need more. Also, please check our website for more info.http://www.seattle.gov/police
Thanks for sharing this information with others on your distribution list.

Terrie Johnston
Seattle Police Crime Prevention
206-684-7711