Salmonfest in Lake City August 1-3

dancing-fishwebcolorssmallSeafair weekend is coming. Hydros! Blue Angels! Sunshine! (we hope). And up in Lake City, the event formerly known as Lake City Pioneer Days is now Salmonfest. They’ll still have a parade and activities, but it now includes a three day Salmon Bake at the Lake City Community Center beginning at noon Friday.

The Street Festival runs Saturday and Sunday plus there’s a Kid’s Parade at 6PM and Grand Parade at 7PM Saturday night. They’ll have great bands and a beer garden, vendors, and a pet area…it’s bound to be a great time right here in North Seattle! Most of the action will take place on 28th Avenue NE and NE 125th St.

Don’t forget the vintage car show on Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM.

This Lake City tradition has celebrated peace, culture and community for 73 years! Come be part of it this year.

Free Movies At Northgate Library

Catch a free screening of popular movies, including “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Divergent,” and “Frozen” through the end of August at The Seattle Public Library, Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.

The Library will be showing different films that separately will appeal to adults, teens and families.

For more information, call the Northgate Branch at 206-386-1980, visit or Ask a Librarian.

Victory Heights Community Council Meeting July 15th

It’s that time again, the meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council on Tuesday, July 15th. This month it will be held at Heidi Smeller’s house, 1717 NE 105th Street, the street that runs just south of the park. In addition to planning for the Neighborhood Night Out (August 5th), we will hear from Janine Blaelock about neighborhood greenways.

The meeting begins at 7 PM. We’ll also be looking for volunteers to distribute flyers on their block to promote the NNO. We hope to see you there!


Upcoming Events Calendar

Here are various activities in and around our neighborhood:

Saturday, June 21st, 1 PM. Northgate Library. Fire Extinguisher 101 Learn the PASS-word and stay safe putting out small fires. In this free 30 minute course, learn the anatomy of a fire extinguisher, how to choose the right one for your household, review the do’s and don’ts of fire safety, and gain hands-on practice with a demo extinguisher.

Thursday, June 26th, 9 AM, Northgate Library. Watch the U.S. versus Germany World Cup match at the library. Cheering encouraged!

thorntoncreekalliancelogoThursday, June 26th, 7:15 PM, Meadowbrook Community Center. Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting. Topics will include a stormwater primer, SPU’s draft integrated stormwater plan, the Northgate pedestrian bridge project, and an update on the Meadowbrook confluence project.

Don’t forget the Lake City Farmers Market is each Thursday afternoon as well, next to the Lake City library on NE 125th Street.

June Community Council Meeting Moves Location

The Victory Heights Community Council meeting on Tuesday, June 17th will be held at Ardith Lupton’s house, 10408 23rd Avenue NE (where the Little Free Library is located).  The regular meeting place, the Co-op Preschool in Victory Heights Park, is not available during the summer. While we will be discussing the upcoming Neighborhood Night Out (coming August 5th), the main topic will no doubt be the recent drug bust on 19th Avenue and the abandoned house on Northgate Way. Everyone in the neighborhood is invited to attend the meeting which will begin at 7 PM.  We hope to see you there.

Lake City Farmer’s Market Opens Thursday

LakeCityFarmersMarketPosterThe Lake City Farmer’s Market opens this Thursday, June 12th from 3 PM to 7 PM. It will continue each Thursday until October. This is a real make-or-break year for the market which is hoping for real support from the community. There’s plenty of free parking, and in addition to fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and other made-in-Washington products, there will be live music on certain dates, special events, and activities for the kids.

The market is located at the intersection of NE 125th Street and 28th Avenue NE, next to the Lake City library.

Spring Clean Work Party May 24th

At last night’s Victory Heights Community Council meeting (full minutes here), the annual neighborhood Spring Clean was announced. We welcome everyone from Victory Heights to come together to beautify our neighborhood this Saturday, May 24th starting at 10 AM. Meet up at the park in front of the preschool to get your supplies (vests, gloves, paint and brushes, bags and pickups will be provided). Last year’s graffiti removal was quite successful. If you know of any spots that need graffiti covered over or trash picked up, please e-mail Ardith Lupton before Saturday.

In other news, no word yet from CleanScapes about who will be receiving awards that were submitted last month. The Neighborhood Night Out for August 5th is moving full-steam ahead. It will be held the same place as last year on NE 106th Street right next to the park, with pot luck, ice cream, games, and flyer tables.

On May 29th, residents near Thornton Creek can meet up with Seattle Public Utility members to learn more about the Knickerbocker Floodplain project construction that begins this summer.

On June 3rd, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be holding an Open House about the proposed pedestrian/bike bridge across interstate 5 at Northgate. That meeting starts at 6 PM at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 NE 95th Street.

Watch out for construction on 35th Avenue NE near Meadowbrook as the road is closed for several months while the bridge is replaced, and Lake City Way will see a lot of changes this year including intersection rebuilds and signage.

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held at 10408 23rd Avenue NE at 7 PM on June 17th.


Victory Heights Community Council Meeting May 20th

The May meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council will be this Tuesday, May 20th, starting at 7 PM at the Preschool Building in Victory Heights Park. As usual, all residents are welcome to attend, remember though the chairs are all scaled for children.

Discussion topics will include planning for the Neighborhood Night Out in August, emergency preparedness (including a report of the May 17th drill), and promoting the Lake City Farmers Market.

We hope to see you there!