Posts for June, 2011

Lake Union Cleanup returns July 5th

June 30th, 2011

Independence Day draws near, and it’s a great time to gather with friends and family to celebrate. But it’s something else when you show up on a weekday morning to meet with like-minded folks and get down to the business of cleaning up after everyone else’s good time the night before. On July 5th of […]


Four is the magic number: scofflaw program boots up July 5th

June 24th, 2011

Seattle Municipal Court has extended their collections reduction event.  Through July 15th, 2011, Seattle Municipal Court will allow citizens to pay their unpaid tickets and fines at a reduced cost. During this extended period, defendants can pay certain delinquent accounts directly to the Seattle Municipal Court rather than to the Court’s collection agency. July 5th marks the start […]


Seattle Center debuts Flavor of the Fair

June 23rd, 2011

Today’s drizzly conditions don’t exactly reaffirm the arrival of summer and the trappings that come with it. At least Seattle Center has news on some new “tastes of summer” that honor the legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair. It’s part of the effort leading into next year’s 50th anniversary of the event, called The Next […]


Positive Motion: Putting us in our Places!

June 15th, 2011

For decades in Seattle we have argued over road real estate. We all want our space on the road, whether we drive a truck or bus, commute by car, walk to work, or ride a bike. Sharing that space — especially when we are in a hurry — brings out our cranky side, and our […]


Let’s maximize the effectiveness, efficiency and value of our community centers

June 14th, 2011

Last fall, City Council spent weeks trying to adopt a balanced budget that reflected our City’s values. This was no easy task as we faced millions in cuts. As you may know, I chair the Parks and Seattle Center Committee and, historically, when budget cuts are made, Parks takes a large portion of those reductions. […]


“Best of Belltown” event tomorrow highlights future Bell Street Park & more

June 13th, 2011

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a special event tomorrow night to highlight two big projects.   Seattle Parks and Recreation is working on two projects for the Belltown community that will have a significant impact on the neighborhood: Bell Street Park and Belltown Community Center. Parks staff will provide project updates at the “Best of […]


Playground funding opportunity needs a Seattle community partner

June 10th, 2011

Earlier this week, Mayor McGinn announced the creation of an online portal that organizes citywide funding opportunities in the forms of grants and other programs that support community projects. By visiting one site, you can evaluate eligibility, timelines, workshops, and other aspects of every funding opportunity the City of Seattle provides. Opportunities outside of City […]


Share your 1962 World’s Fair Story

June 9th, 2011

Piggybacking on yesterday’s plug for the upcoming Seattle Center art, culture, and design meeting, I wanted to touch on another intriguing aspect of the lead-up to The Next Fifty. Seattle Center is seeking stories related to the Century 21 Exposition, and they’re collecting them via a cool website where people can share their personal stories […]


Share your art, culture and design ideas with Seattle Center for The Next Fifty

June 8th, 2011

2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair, otherwise known as the Century 21 Exposition. Nearly ten million people descended upon the fair site over the course of six months; the grounds of the spectacle became Seattle Center, and a few of the icons from the fair remain, including the Space Needle, Monorail […]


For the dogs: Furry 5K and the great work of Citizens for Off-Leash Areas

June 7th, 2011

Leash your pooches, lace your sneakers, and stuff your pockets with baggies and treats!  On Sunday, June 12, hundreds of doggies and their human friends will descend upon Seward Park for the annual Furry 5K.  The walk, Seattle Animal Shelter’s biggest fundraiser of the year, supports the shelter’s Help the Animals Fund. Registration ends Wednesday […]


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