Wikli for 10/31/07

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The Night Must Fall.

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Welcome to Week XI

of the Columbia Citizens' WikLi

Whatsa Wikli?
The Wikli is an informal e-flyer containing alerts and messages of interest to Columbia City neighbors. Anyone can contribute, and anyone can edit. Subscribe to the Wikli, Columbia Citizens' neighbor news. You'll get one email per week.
Past — there's a Wikli archives,
Current — the next Wikli is taking shape,
Future — to reserve a post in a future Wikli, use the Wikli tickler.

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.

In the calendar, you can click through to each event's online information.
If a local event is missing, please send a Citizen's alert.

Vote by November 6

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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.

At the library

library link
  • 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!

Nancy Pew

Columbia City Theater

theater link

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.

Villa Victoria


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 CafĂ© 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

Columbia Citizens' posts


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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