Celebrate May Day in Victory Heights

On Saturday, April 25th, neighbors in Victory Heights can gather for a morning of fun and neighborliness to make simple baskets out of paper, attach a handle, and a few decorations.  On May Day (May 1st) you’ll be able to fill your baskets with a few flowers and hang them on your neighbors’ doors as a nice surprise. Organized by Ann Forrest, people can meet up at her house, 10540 19th Avenue NE (across from the park) starting at 9:30 AM on the 25th for the basket making.  Please RSVP to help her prepare, either via email or phone 360-550-2234.  We hope to see you there!

Help Spring Clean Around The Neighborhood Saturday

Volunteers paint over graffiti during the 2013 Spring Clean

Volunteers paint over graffiti during the 2013 Spring Clean

This Saturday, April 4th, help participate in the annual neighborhood Spring Clean. Volunteers will go around Victory Heights to paint over graffiti and pick up trash.  Equipment will be provided for all the jobs, just bring yourself (and a friend!).  Meet up in Victory Heights Park at 9 AM Saturday.

Victory Heights Park Playground Needs Your Support

Robin from the Victory Heights Co-op Preschool wants us to know:

In February, Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool applied for a City of Seattle neighborhood grant for park and playground improvements at Victory Heights. Great news: the City has invited us to make a presentation at the North District Community Council meeting on April 1st – no foolin’! :)
To help show your support, please take two minutes of your time to answer a 5-question survey by March 31, 2015. Link to the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MGGM5DT

 

 

Meetings: Pedestrian Bridges, E. coli in Thornton Creek, Solar Workshops and more

Upcoming events calendar:

Saturday, February 21st, Northgate Pedestrian Bridge Project Meeting, North Seattle Community College cafeteria, 10 AM. The proposed bridge across I-5 to link the school with coming Link Light Rail station is still looking for funding. The Licton Springs Community Council is sponsoring this meeting to help raise awareness. More here.

Thursday, February 26th, Thornton Creek Alliance meeting, Meadowbrook Community Center, 7:15 PM. Seattle Public Utilities staff and scientists will discuss E. coli pollution in Thornton Creek, including results of a two year study and further action that will be taken.

Tuesday, March 10th, NW Solar Now workshop, Northgate Community Center, 7:15 PM.

Tuesday, March 17th, Victory Heights Community Council Meeting, Co-op Preschool Building in Victory Heights Park, 7 PM.

Wednesday, March 18th, Department of Neighborhoods Large Project Fund Applicant Workshop, Northgate Community Center, 6 PM. Up to $100,000 in matching grants is available for neighborhood projects, but you need to attend a mandatory meeting to get all the details. To attend a workshop, RSVP at surveymonkey.com/s/LPFWorkshop2015 or contact us at NMFund@seattle.gov or 206-733-9916.

Community Council Meeting February 17th

VHsignThe monthly meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council is Tuesday, February 17th, starting at 7 PM at the Co-op Preschool building in Victory Heights Park.  Among the topics for discussion will be the house on NE 105th Street that has recently been the subject of police activity and this story that ran on KIRO TV earlier this week. Everyone in the neighborhood is encouraged to attend. Bring your own chair if you don’t want to sit in the small children’s chairs at the school.

 

Youth Baseball Open House Saturday

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Spring is on its way, and so is baseball season! Come learn about the north end’s premier youth baseball league, North Seattle Baseball, at their winter Open House, happening this weekend at their North Seattle Batting Cages.
 
– Meet NSB board members and coaches;
– Explore the new-and-improved North Seattle Batting Cages facility;
– find out what’s in store for NSB’s young ballplayers this spring and register on-site
 
This event is open to all – new and returning families – or just those who wish to check out the area’s only indoor batting cage facility.
 
Date: Saturday, Jan. 31
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: North Seattle Batting Cages (home of NSB) – 8512 20th Avenue Northeast, just off Lake City Way NE [located on the lower level; use street-level stairs located to the left of Two Cranes Aikido]
More information can be found on …
or by emailing contactnsba@gmail.com 

January Events Calendar

Here’s a look at upcoming events of interest to residents of Victory Heights:

UPDATED JANUARY 16TH

Tuesday, January 6th: Legislative Town Hall Meeting. 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Nathan Hall High School, 10750 30th Avenue NE. Join Representative Jessyn Farrell, State Senator David Frockt, and Rep. Gerry Pollet, our state representatives to the Washington Legislature, as they preview the upcoming session down in Olympia.

Tuesday, January 6th: Cedar Park Renovation Project Public Meeting. 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM, Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd Street. Seattle Parks and Recreation invite the community to join this third community meeting on the Cedar Park project.

Saturday, January 10th: Lake City Emergency Communication Hub. 9 AM – Noon, Lake City Fred Meyer parking lot. See this demonstration of the communications set up that volunteers would be manning in case of a city-wide emergency.

Sunday, January 11th: “The Hundred Foot Journey” screening, 1 PM, Northgate Library. Rated PG-13.

Tuesday, January 20th: Victory Heights Community Council. 7 PM – 8 PM, Pre-school building in Victory Heights Park. Monthly community meeting that will feature elections of board members and officers.

Thursday, January 22nd: Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting. 7:15 PM, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Avenue NE. Special guest John Marzluff (“Welcome to Subirdia”) will be the speaker.

Tuesday, January 27th: NW Solar Now Workshop. 6 PM – 7:30 PM, Laurelhurst Community Center. Learn more about equipping your house with solar energy.  Registration can be done on the phone at (866) 376-5272 or online at http://www.nwwindandsolar.com/registration/

 

Rains Don’t Deter Carolers

caroling2014Despite steady rain Tuesday night, the annual Victory Heights caroling party went ahead. Fourteen people (plus a few infants) met up at Monica Harris’s house at 6:30 for cookies, apple cider, and a quick rehearsal. Then, umbrellas deployed, they headed out into the streets, this time along NE 107th Street going east, and a section of 23rd Avenue NE. They chose houses to sing for on the basis of how many Christmas lights were on display and the likelihood that someone was home. In a few cases, the carolers sang to a closed door, only to have someone appear after they were finished! At the houses where the residents answered the door there was surprise and joy, and it was nice to hear applause. The worst thing about the rain was it resulted in soggy song sheets, but next year Monica says she’ll have them laminated! Thanks to everyone who participated.

December Events Calendar

Here are activities happening around the area that might be of interest to Victory Heights residents:

Wednesday, December 3rd: Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lake City Community Center, 7 PM. Caroling, cider, and Santa.

Saturday, December 6th: Tree Walk, Lake City Library, 10 AM – Noon. Walking tour of Lake City’s interesting evergreen trees. You can RSVP Here.

Sunday, December 7th: Free screening of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Northgate Library, 1 PM.

Sunday, December 14th: Nathan Hale Urban Farm First Design Meeting, Jane Addams Middle School & Nathan Hale High School, 9 AM – 2 PM. RSVP here.

Sunday, December 14th: “It’s a Wonderful, Improvised Life,” Lake City Community Center, 7PM. Taproot Theatre’s own version of the holiday classic. Tickets available here ($10 adults, kids under 12 are free).

Tuesday, December 16th: Victory Heights Community Council Meeting, Pre-School Building in Victory Heights Park, 7 PM.

Sunday, December 21st: Free screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Northgate Library, 1 PM.

Plus neighborhood caroling will happen again this year (read about last year’s event), stay tuned for details!

SPD Neighborhood Safety Rep To Speak Tuesday

The November meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council will include an appearance by Elizabeth Scott, the Neighborhood Safety Representative from the North Precinct of the Seattle Police Department. Come and hear what she has to say about the current policing situation in our neighborhood.

It meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 18th starting at 7 PM at UPDATED the usual location, the pre-school building in Victory Heights Park.  Remember to bring a chair if you want an adult-sized one.

We hope to see you there.