Neighborhood Night Out One Week Away

Attendees at the 2014 Neighborhood Night Out

Attendees at the 2014 Neighborhood Night Out

For the third year in a row, Victory Heights will hold a neighborhood-wide National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th on NE 106th Street next to Victory Heights Park starting at 6 PM. This family-oriented event will feature potluck food (we’ll provide plates, cups and silverware), free ice cream, and information tables about various community projects. Last year we received a visit from a Seattle Police Department patrol vehicle, as well as a firetruck that parked for an hour. The weather promises to be nice again this year, and this is great chance to meet your neighbors and participate in a great community activity. We hope to see you on Tuesday the 4th!

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Microsurfacing Scheduled For August & September

It was announced at this month’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council that Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) microsurfacing paving project in Victory Heights would occur in August or September.

Read the complete minutes of the July council meeting.

Victory Heights residents have probably noticed SDOT crews throughout the neighborhood preparing road surfaces by putting in asphalt patches as needed in the past few weeks. However, the contractor responsible for the microsurfacing won’t get to our neighborhood until projects in Arbor Heights and North Rainier Valley are done first. Those on affected streets will receive written notices before work begins and their street is closed for the day to allow the new road surface to cure.

In other news, the Neighborhood Night Out (NNO) will be Tuesday, August 4th starting at 6 PM on NE 106th Street next to Victory Heights Park. For the third year in a row, this event will feature pot luck food, free ice cream, and information tables. You should be receiving a flyer delivered to your front door in the next week or so. We hope you will attend.

Because of the NNO, there is no August meeting of the community council, the next meeting will be Tuesday, September 15th back in the co-op pre-school in the park.

Volunteers Needed Tuesday To Distribute Neighborhood Night Out Flyers

The July meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council will be Tuesday, July 21st in Victory Heights Park at 7 PM at the picnic tables. This will be a planning meeting for the annual Neighborhood Night Out which will be held August 4th next to the park on NE 106th Street. At Tuesday’s meeting flyer packets will be distributed to volunteers who will be tasked to take them door-to-door to specific blocks around the neighborhood.  If a lot of people turn up, then each person only has to do a single street. Flyers are the best way of letting everyone know about this great neighborhood event which will again feature pot luck food, free ice cream and tables promoting various local organizations. Help make the Neighborhood Night Out a success by turning up this Tuesday to help distribute flyers (we’ll give you the flyers and a map on Tuesday, but you have a week and half in which to deliver them).

Meanwhile, Victory Heights had a small article in this week’s Seattle Weekly about our neighborhood.

And, if you want some really sobering reading, the current issue of The New Yorker has an article about how most of Seattle is doomed when the big 9.0 earthquake hits.

July Events Calendar

Here are some upcoming events in and around Victory Heights this month:

Saturday, July 4th: Holiday! (for most of us). Fireworks (be safe) and do-it-yourself BBQs.

Wednesday, July 8th: Northgate Community Center 9th Birthday. “There’s live music, hot dogs, cake and more.” 10510 5th Avenue NE, 6 PM – 8 PM.

Thursday, July 9th: Seattle Public Library’s “Day of Learning, Day of Fun” In conjunction with the Lake City farmer’s market that day, an entire afternoon of activities for the kids. Albert Davis Park, 12526 27th Ave NW, Noon to 7 PM.

Wednesday, July 15th: Disaster Preparedness Seminar. “We have an awesome speaker from OEM (Office of Emergency Management) who is a FEMA trained Communications Unit Leader, and a Department of Homeland Security trained Communications Unit Technician, and has 25 years experience with King County Search and Rescue. The main topic of the meeting is how to set up a neighborhood SNAP group and how your local Block Watch group is a natural place to begin.”  Lake City Library, 6:30 PM to 7:50 PM.

Saturday, July 18th: Pinehurstfest Music 2015. “A free family outdoor celebration for everyone in the neighborhood.” Kids activities, music, refreshments. Pinehurst Playfield, 12029 14th Avenue NE, 2 PM – 5 PM. There will also be a “Buy Nothing Project” where you can donate/take toys and books for kids.

Tuesday, July 21st: Victory Heights Community Council meeting. This month will be the planning session for the August Neighborhood Night Out. Please attend to help distribute flyers throughout the neighborhood. Victory Heights Park picnic table area, 7 PM – 8 PM.

Don’t forget the Lake City Farmer’s Market is every Thursday, right next to the Lake City Library.