Upcoming Events This Spring & Summer in Victory Heights

At last night’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Center (see full minutes of the meeting) the following events were announced:

Saturday, April 28th: Emergency Communication HUB Drill. We will setting up and testing our new HUB and participating in a city-wide drill to simulate a widespread power grid outage. Come volunteer, no experience necessary.  9 AM in Victory Heights Park.

Saturday, June 9th: Spring Clean. Still in the planning stage, but a chance to walk around and clean up the neighborhood.

Saturday, June 16th: Victory Heights Neighborhood-wide Yard Sale. We’ll be advertising and putting out signs.  Set up at your house or at a central location near the park.

Tuesday, July 17th: (new date) Victory Heights Potluck and Ice Cream Social.  Our annual party to get together and meet neighbors, eat, have free ice cream and maybe even tour a fire engine. 6 PM on the west side of Victory Heights Park.

Don’t forget upcoming meetings of the Community Council (everyone welcome): Tuesday, April 17, and Tuesday May 15th. 7 PM in the Victory Heights co-op preschool in the park.

Please take a moment to “Like” our Facebook page.

Handy Links For Emergency Preparedness

Here are useful links for emergency preparedness:

Seattle Hazard Explorer

King County Hazard Explorer

Texting apps when you don’t have wi-fi or data:
https://www.geckoandfly.com/22562/chat-without-internet-connection-mesh-network/

Emergency Alerts and Notifications

Seattle:            http://alert.seattle.gov

King County:    http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/emergency-management/alert-king-county.aspx

Navigation apps when you don’t have wi-fi or data:
https://www.wired.com/2015/04/offline-gps-apps/

Neighborhood resources – find them now or start one

Emergency HUB – or – Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) group:
http://seattleemergencyhubs.org/seattle-emergency-neighborlink-map/

Smart911

Adding your ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact number to your phone’s locked screen:
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2489237,00.asp

Take Additional Classes:
http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/training

 

 

 

Learn Disaster Preparedness 101 on March 18th

Disaster Preparedness 101
DON’T TUNE OUT! I know the subject feels daunting but I can almost guarantee you will feel better after this class. Knowledge is Power!

On Sunday, March 18 from 2 – 3pm at the Victory Heights preschool (1747 NE 106th Street), some of the things we’ll cover: – how to ride out an earthquake in bed – what to do with electricity, gas, and water – what’s the most important thing to stock up on – and much more! 

No need to bring anything except maybe an adult size chair.
Questions? Contact Ann @ VictoryHeights.Seattle@gmail.com.

Northgate Pedestrian Bridge Drop-In Sessions This Month

The Seattle Department of Transportation has announced three “drop-in sessions” this month to show off the latest design of the proposed Northgate pedestrian bridge over I-5 that will hook up with the Link Light Rail station there.  Working with their partners at North Seattle College, they recently refined the west approach to the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge. Stop by a session to learn about:

  • Bridge design updates
  • 1st Ave NE protected bike lane
  • Public art
  • Upcoming State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) environmental review and how to provide feedback during the public comment period

Monday, March 19: 12 – 1:30 PM
North Seattle College, The Grove
9600 College Way N

Tuesday, March 20: 8 – 9:30 AM
Aljoya Thornton Place
450 NE 100th St

Wednesday, March 21: 5 – 6:30 PM
Neighborcare Health at Meridian, Room 110
10521 Meridian Ave N

Drop-in sessions are open, informal opportunities for you to come and go as fits your schedule and speak with project staff. Can’t make one of these events? Information will also be posted on their project webpage.

 

Interested In A Victory Heights Yard Sale?

Let’s have a yard sale in Victory Heights!

We would like to plan a neighborhood-wide yard sale this summer. If you think you might be interested, please take this poll:

https://doodle.com/poll/ssebsagfin82rct8

Each home would sell items on their own property but we would publish a map of participating households. If you are 70% sure you would have items to sell and would like to participate, please indicate what date would work best for your household. Any questions, please contact Ann Forrest @ VictoryHeights.Seattle@gmail.com.