Trash Collection on Fridays For Two Weeks

If you are in Victory Heights, the trash pickup for the next two weeks will be Fridays instead of the usual Thursday.  Per a SPU press release:

Due to back-to-back Monday holidays, all garbage, food and yard waste and recycling in Seattle will be delayed by one day for a duration of two weeks, starting Monday, Dec. 25, 2017.

There will be no solid waste collections on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Collections will be delayed by one day from normal schedules (e.g. collections for Monday will occur on Tuesday, Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday, and so on). Customers should set containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

Customers can report missed garbage, food and yard waste, or recycling collections after 5 p.m. on their rescheduled collection day by calling (206) 684-3000, or filling out a report at www.seattle.gov/util/MissedCollection.

Build Gingerbread Houses on Dec. 23rd

Gingerbread House Decorating Party!!

On Saturday, December 23rd  join us from 10am – 11:30am at the Victory Heights preschool (1747 NE 106th St) for a gingerbread house decorating party.

                  FOLKS with HOLIDAY SPIRIT, please…

  • – Pre-Order a house at VictoryHeights.Seattle@gmail.com
  • – Bring $5 (cash) to pay for your house
  • – Bring a Large plate, tray, etc. to transport your house

WE provide:

Gingerbread house  (4” x 4” square house, 5½” tall, large roof)
Colored icing and piping bags for decorating
Sprinkles, candies, etc. for decorating
Icing that dries quickly and experienced home builders (decorate then build)

ALL AGES WELCOME!!              Questions?  Contact Ann @ (360) 550-2234

 ** If you can’t make it on the 23rd but would like a house, email us at VictoryHeights.Seattle@gmail.com to coordinate.

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Victory Heights Caroling Sunday the 17th

Caroling in December 2014

For the past several years, neighbors from around Victory Heights have gathered to walk around and sing Christmas carols wherever we can find people at home.

This Sunday, December 17th, we’re gathering at the Victory Heights preschool at 5pm. Enjoying cookies & hot cider then off we go. We’re headed north of Northgate Way this year; stopping by the Sunrise Memory Care Center and then around the streets. Jingle bells and holiday garb appreciated. Flashlights are most helpful. Please be at the preschool at 5pm so we can begin together but you’re welcome to head home whenever you need to. Rain or shine!

All ages welcome!

December Events Calendar

Here are events in and around Victory Heights this month (note: no community council meeting this month):

Saturday, December 9th – the North Seattle Rotary hosts “Bingo Karaoke” – http://www.lakecitybingokaraoke.org/

Wednesday, December 13th: Lake City Future First Community Conversation.  https://enjoylakecity.org/last-community-conversation-2017/ 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Avenue NE.

Saturday, December 16th: Free concert, as Mariachi comes to Albert Davis Park. Starting at 3pm – https://enjoylakecity.org/el-mariachi-monarcas-concert/

Sunday, December 17th: Victory Heights Caroling.  Our annual event to walk around the neighborhood and sing at random houses.  Meet up at 5 PM at the co-op preschool for a quick rehearsal and something to warm you up.

Saturday, December 23rd: Gingerbread House Decorating Party. Order a house at VictoryHeights.Seattle@gmail.com Bring $5 (cash) to pay for your house​​​, Bring a large plate, tray, etc. to transport your house.  WE provide: Gingerbread house  (4” x 4” square house, 5½” tall, large roof), Colored icing and piping bags for decorating, Sprinkles, candies, etc. for decorating, Icing that dries quickly and experienced home builders (decorate then build).  10 AM – 11:30 AM, Victory Heights Co-op preschool.

Post Office Offers Daily Mail Notifications

At the November meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council, we heard from Seattle Police Department representatives Mary Amberg and Officer Bryan Kennedy about a great new program offered by the postal service that will notify you daily of the contents of your mail delivery so you can be sure it arrives safely.

Read the complete minutes of the November meeting.

Called “Informed Delivery,” once you sign up it will, “Digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive soon.” Officer Kennedy reminded us that, “Seattle has a huge problem with property crime,” especially this time of year when everyone is getting packages. With Informed Delivery, you know exactly what to expect in your mailbox (or door) every day in case something should go missing.

We were also reminded not to leave your items in the car when shopping at the mall this season.

In other news at the community council meeting, we heard from Katie Bang from Seattle Parks about the playground renovation project.  Originally scheduled for completion last September, due to a concrete strike, a water runoff redesign, and the weather, the playground portion of the project is now expected to be finished in mid-December (ribbon-cutting in January?).  In the spring the contractors will begin work on the walking path around the field and finish the basketball court.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, December 19th at the co-op preschool building in Victory Heights Park.