Friday, September 14, 2012

Photos: Fun Meet at the Market brings out community organizations

Thursday's Lake City Farmers' Market had a special addition. More than a dozen groups working in our community to make Lake City a vibrant, pleasant place to live were there recruiting, informing and listening.

Organizations that hosted tables at the market have been working in unison to improve our neighborhood and make it a more pleasant place to live.

Almost all the groups are made up of volunteers and community members that care about Lake City.

You are welcome to get involved with any of the groups that attended the event.

Lake City Lions Club

Pierre Visioning Project

Families for Lake City

Hunger Intervention Program

North Helpline

Douglas Park Cooperative

North Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Lake City Community Council

Lake City Greenways and Sustainable NE Seattle

Alpha Supported Living Services

Cedar Park Neighborhood Council

Olympic Hills, Lake City History

Emergency Communication Hub Project, Victory Heights Neighborhood and Lake City Neighborhood Alliance

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Road alert: New stop sign by Fred Meyer

Monday night a car was seen running a stop sign in front of Fred Meyer on NE 130th Street. The driver seemed to notice the red stop sign at the last minute and briefly hit the brakes in the middle of the intersection and swiveled his head around before letting off the brake pedal and continuing in an eastbound direction of travel.

Fortunately no one else was in the intersection at the time.

Usually we wouldn't write about a driver running a stop sign, but the sign on NE 130th at the intersection with 33rd Avenue NE in front of Fred Meyer is new and easily catches drivers off guard. The signs are also in an intersection busy with cars and pedestrians.

So next time you are running to the store for milk or bananas please pay attention to the new signs and avoid an accident.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fun Meet this Thursday

Join Lake City in a special “Fun Meet” expansion of the Lake City Farmers Market this Thursday, Sept. 13th from 3:00-6:00pm. Representatives from a wide variety of neighborhood groups will be there to answer questions, offer information, and provide fun activities too!
  • Give input on the Pierre Visioning Project
  • Learn about changes to the Lake City Community Center
  • Talk with community leaders
  • Free Popcorn
  • Free Apple Tasting
  • Bilingual Storytime
  • Crafts & Games for all ages
  • Win Market Bucks gift certificates to spend at the market
  • Bring your bicycle helmet for a free fitting with Lake City Greenways
  • There’s something for everyone!
It’s also apple season at the market and there’ll be apples galore. Come play a round of apple checkers. See and sample dehydrated apples from Lake City’s Emergency Hub group. Try your hand at apple printing, apple collage or sumi painting. Participate in this event and win “Market Buck” gift certificates to spend at the market!
This event funded by a Small Sparks grant from the Department of Neighborhoods.