|Columbia City's Neighbor News|
Welcome to Week XI
of the Columbia Citizens' WikLi
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Live locally. Consult your community calendar.
- farmers market (Wed),
- trick-or-treat through the Landmark District (Wed),
- activities at the library (Wed, Thurs & Fri),
- Landmark District Review Committee (FriMON),
- Beatwalk (Fri),
- neighborhood brunch (Sun),
- election day (Tues),
- Gateway Project (Tues),
- CCBA meeting (Tues),
- and more.
Vote by November 6
- Open seats include:
- County Prosecuting Attorney,
- County Assessor,
- Port Commissioners,
- City Council,
- Seattle School Board
- Measures include:
- Read the voters pamphlet.
- Mail your absentee ballot, or visit your polling place.
At the Farmers Market
- Last market day of the season! Apples, pears, winter squashes, beautiful greens and lettuces and all kinds of fresh vegetables from local farms, plus cheeses, eggs, meats, breads, cut flowers, ciders and more.
- Celebrate Halloween at the Farmers Market! Free hot apple cider, mask-making and face painting for kids & honey sticks for kids in costume.
Trick-or-Treating in the landmark district
Don't miss tricks and treats along Rainier Ave on Halloween. Don your best disguise and enter to win Geraldine's costume contest. Take your kids to the Farmers Market for some freebies and mask-making. Stop by Retroactive Kids for a little collage-making and crafts.
For trick-or-treating, look for orange balloons outside participating businesses. It all happens on Wednesday from 3 - 6 p.m.
- The monthly book group will discuss Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert from 6:45-7:45pm on Wednesday, November 7.
- The same evening, the library will be hosting Author Molly Gloss who will be reading from her new book, Hearts of Horses from 7-8 pm.
- Also on November 7 there's a workshop on getting college scholarships. On November 7, from 4-5pm, the NELA Center for Student Success will show you how to apply for and win scholarship money for your education. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome!
Welcome to Seattle's oldest vaudeville theater at the heart of Columbia City's historic district. We are a live show venue, complete with the Hendrix Electric Lounge, a 230-person capacity theater & a state-of-the-art full recording studio! We welcome "to go" boxed dinners (say, from Tutta Bella just next door) into the theater during shows.
Check out our current regulars:
- Mondays — Karaoke, Lounge 9pm, free
- Tuesdays — Live Music Series (different artist each week), Lounge 8pm, $5 suggested donation
- Wednesdays — Origin Jazz Records (various artists), Lounge 8pm, $5 suggested donation
- Fridays — Columbia City Cabaret (new show every week), hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady, Theater 8pm, $20 advance/$25 door
- Saturdays — The Atomic Bombshells Burlesque (new show every week), Theater 9pm, $20 advance/$22 door
Big Night comin' up — Nov. 7th, Seattle Channel's Big Night Out, live variety show taping, Theater 8pm, $10
Landmarks Review Committee
The Columbia City committee meets FridayMONDAY. On the agenda:
- new signage,
- initial review of proposed development at the St Gobain site,
- follow-up briefing for demolition and new townhouses at 4729 36th Ave S.
On October 16 my new Mexican deli/take-out opened at 3829 S. Edmunds in the new Columbia City live-above lofts. Thanks to the many Columbia City merchants and residents for their warm welcome. I was amazed at how many people remember the take-out I used have on 34th Ave in Madrona. I'd been searching for a new location for four years, and it looks like I made the right choice in Columbia City. Villa Victoria is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11:30 am to 7 pm., serving tamales, burritos, daily specials, desserts, and my own fresh roasted Café Mocambo. Look for the white neon sign that says TAMALES.
Columbia City in the news
- Seattle Weekly explains some neighbors' anger toward the Southeast District Council.
- In the P-I, Angie's Tavern offers a perspective on local tradition and neighborhood change.
- 300 + 200 + 63 apartments = lots of new Columbia Citizens on the horizon.
… all in news.
Columbia City in the blogossiphere
- The Captain is back in port.
- A blog opposed to Roads & Transit feels our pain and says Light Rail's to blame.
- Well-deserved praise for the Wellington.
Columbia Citizens' posts
- A Citizen reports sexual assault by a stranger.
- The Gateway project meets Tues, Nov 6 from 6-8pm.
- Feeling dumped upon? Here's some good advice.
- A Citizen won't go whole hog, but prefers to share a pig.
- What to do about those little yellow land use signs?
- A Chinook Book direct to your door — a win-win-win fundraiser for Graham Hill School.
- Urban coyotes are on the prowl.
Wean the Wikli of its spamming ways.
Time to talk turkey, folks. One more week of Wikli alerts to neighborhood email groups. After that, alerts go only to neighbors who ask for them.
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Columbia Citizens wiki-updates:
|Columbia Citizens now have a news archives page, with links to articles over the past several years. It's a view on recent neighborhood change, and we could use your help to expand it.|
|Some new offerings in neighbor referrals — need a haircut? a tailor? Had your own positive experience? Add your local perspective.|
|New topics added to the Citizens' forum. Take a look and post your ideas and information.|
|Pumpkins and paperbacks in the Citizens' gallery. Share your images!|
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