Saturday, October 13, 2012

'Drinking Club With a Running Problem' passing through neighborhood today

Today, Saturday, you may notice packs of runners, some decked out in silly costumes, running through the neighborhood.

The Hash House Harriers, a running club where participants also drink beer, was participating in a run and scavenger hunt in our neighborhood. The runners ultimate destination was Elliott Bay Brewery for post-run festivities.

So if you come across a pack of mildly rowdy runners, some trying to coax you into an awkward position for extra scavenger-hunt points, don't worry (too much).

The objectives of the Hash House Harriers as recorded on the club registration card dated 1950 are:

  • To promote physical fitness among our members 
  • To get rid of weekend hangovers
  • To acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it in beer
  • To persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel 

Runners on 25th Avenue NE.
A runner shows some of the things they are looking for during the event.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Costume Repair and Swap on October 13th at Lake City Library

It's about time to start hunting for that perfect Halloween costume and an event at the Lake City Library on Saturday is a mandatory stop as you make the decision to be a princess, superhero or monster.

Sew-Up-Seattle will assist as you repair or remake existing costumes or you can bring that old costume to swap for another during the costume swap.

During the event you can get tips and secrets for easy, reusable, cost-effective ideas to get ready for Halloween.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.

More info: 206-684-7518, or here.

Farmers Market comes to a close today, October 11th

Every Thursday afternoon since June our community has been graced with tasty and healthy fruits and vegetables, colorful flower arrangements, baked goods, homemade ice cream, fresh eggs, buskers, and neighbors.

Unfortunately our Lake City Farmers Market is coming to a close for the year. Today is the last day to get out and buy some fresh produce, support area farmers, and see your neighbors at the market.

So come on out and let's have a strong showing to thank the farmers and vendors for bringing their products to our neighborhood.

The market runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. next to the Lake City Library.

Some of the food sold at the Lake City Farmers Market during the 2012 season

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vandals apparently 'shoot hoops' with public benches at Virgil Flaim Park

It appears someone was unable to keep their composure at Virgil Flaim Park Tuesday night. We assume that after losing at basketball they desperately needed a way to impress their buddies —perhaps drug use was involved, see evidence below.

A wooden bench near the basketball court was torn apart and it appeared the perpetrator that destroyed our community property tried to shoot some hoops with the bench parts, as evidence suggested Wednesday morning. It appears the vandal was at least able to make a basket with one of the boards.

The following photo shows where boards were forcibly ripped from one of the benches in the park.

And of course a couple of these drug bags sold at stores such as 99-cent Etc. were  scattered around the scene, leading one to believe that aside from obvious anger management problems, drug use was likely involved.

If you have information about who damaged the benches or if you see general mayhem in the park please call 911. Not only does it give an officer a reason to interact with those present, it also creates a data set about activity in our neighborhood that can later be used to increase patrols or enforcement.

Note: If you read sarcasm into part of this it was intended because some of the behavior exhibited in our Lake City public spaces is absurd.

'Destination Reading' youth book giveaway coming October 20th

The Lake City Lions are hosting the 'Destination Reading' free youth book giveaway on Saturday, October 20th.

The program, a project of the 19B Lions Giving Library, Lions Clubs International, Lions of King & Snohomish Counties, & Lake City Lions Club offers new and gently-used books to preschool thru teenaged youngsters. The event will be held at the Lake City Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will also include refreshments and activities.

So come on down to the Community Center and help a kid discover the magic world that can be offered in a book.

For more info call 206-362-4378.