Bus Service Downtown Changes Effective Saturday

Bus signWith the Link Light Rail station open at Husky Stadium last Saturday, Metro Transit will be implementing changes to bus routes around Victory Heights that will eliminate direct bus service downtown except for commuter routes beginning Saturday the 26th.

The 72, which offered service from Lake City to downtown, will have its last run on Friday. After that, the 372 will have added runs but will only take you as far as Stevens Way at the University of Washington. From there you will have to walk 1/4 mile to the Husky Stadium Link Light Rail station in order to get downtown.  The 309 and 312 will continue to offer direct service during the morning and afternoon commutes Monday to Friday.

Over on 15th Avenue NE, the 73 will now only go as far as Husky Stadium. And service is eliminated completely on Sundays on 15th Avenue. Too bad if you want to go to any Seahawks or Mariner games, plays, events, work, or anything else you might have to do on a Sunday. You’ll have to walk over to Roosevelt and catch a bus there.

When Light Rail finally opens at Northgate in five years, hopefully east-west service will be improved on Northgate Way to make it convenient to use that station. Nevertheless, that is five years away.

Let us know if you have any alternatives to getting downtown via buses.

Easter Egg Hunt in Park on March 27th

Easter Egg HuntAn Easter Egg hunt will be held in Victory Heights Park on Sunday, March 27th at 11 AM, it was announced at last night’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council.

Read the complete minutes of the March meeting.

Here’s how the hunt will work: If you want to participate, bring some eggs to hide in the park the morning of Easter Sunday, before 11 AM.

Kids will arrive at 11 AM with their basket to hunt for the number of eggs that was brought and hidden by their family earlier (so if you hide 12 eggs in the morning, your child should go home with 12 eggs).  Remember, they won’t have to be the same eggs.

Plans are afoot for some sort of May Day family event in the park. Come to the next meeting of the community council on April 19th to learn more.

New Little Free Libraries Added To Neighborhood

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UPDATE: There’s a 5th library on 14th Avenue NE just north of NE 107th.

Two new Little Free Libraries have been added to Victory Heights in addition to the two existing libraries installed in 2013. The first one is on the south side of NE 105th Street just east of 20th Avenue NE (pictured left). This was funded from the CleanScapes fund that was awarded to our neighborhood in 2013.

The second Library is up on the west side of 15th Avenue NE just north of the mosque on Northgate Way. The previous libraries are on NE 106th, a block west of Victory Heights Park, and on the corner of 23rd Avenue NE & NE 104th Way. Be sure and check them out as you wander around the neighborhood.  Here’s a compete map:
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March Events Calendar

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

Sunday, March 13th: Pi Day At The Library. The Seattle Public Library will celebrate “pi” which is expressed in numerals as 3.14159…Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and art projects using circles and the mathematics of circles. Fun activities will be available for children ages 3 to 12, with special activities for ages 0-2. 1:30 PM, Lake City Branch.

Tuesday, March 15th: Victory Heights Community Council Meeting. Everyone is invited to this public meeting to discuss issues important to our neighborhood. 7 PM at the co-op preschool building in Victory Heights Park.

Sunday, March 20th: “Inside Out” Fundraiser Screening. $5 suggested donation to support ERASE, a youth arts drop in program. 3:30 PM, Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 NE 100th St.

Thursday, March 24th: Thornton Creek Alliance meeting. Find out about “Hazard Trees” from Sue Nicol. 7 PM, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Avenue NE.

Saturday, March 26th: Democratic Caucuses. Hillary or Bernie? Now is your chance to be heard. For those of you in Precinct SEA 46-2309, you will caucus at Wedgwood Elementary School, 2729 NE 85th St., at 10 AM.  Visit Washington Democrats to learn more.