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Welcome to Week XV
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Live locally. Consult your community calendar
- Southeast District Council (Wed),
- Washington Then & Now, an illustrated lecture (Thu),
- bilingual play & learn at the library (Fri),
- Santa, twice! (Sat),
- two free art classes (Sat),
- tree lighting (Sat),
- a neighborhood brunch (Sun),
- Grand re-opening, Rowing and Sailing Center (Sun),
- Columbia City Community Council (Mon),
- Columbia City Business Association (Tues),
- the Gateway Project (Tues),
- evening book group at the library (Wed),
- and more.
- Bilingual Play and Learn (English and Spanish) resumes this Friday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. For children from birth to age 5 and the adults who care for them.
- Look for the new suggestion box in the children's area. Teen Librarian, Kate Sellers, has been getting some great suggestions from teens in her box. I look forward to hearing from children and their families about what they would like to see at the library!
- Reading Marathon! Students, teachers and staff from Meany, Asa Mercer, Aki Kurose and Washington middle schools can come to the Columbia branch to eat free pizza and read books, comics and magazines — this Saturday, December 1st, from 11 am to 5 pm. The school that logs the most minutes of reading time wins a dance party with DJ Tony B from KUBE 93! The Douglass-Truth, Beacon Hill and New Holly branches will also be hosting the Reading Marathon.
Columbia City / Hillman City Gateway Project
Join us in person: December 4: 6-8 pm at SEED, 5117 Rainier Ave S. Everyone is welcome.
DESC's Rainier House starting construction
This new development is a permanent supportive housing project that will contain 50 studio apartments for men and women currently homeless and living with disabling conditions. The development includes a community meeting room and commercial storefront space, designed to help bridge the historic business districts of Columbia and Hillman Cities.
Rafn Construction will be the General Contractor, and construction is expected to last approximately 14 months. By November 21, Rafn will have fenced the site and and will have begun clearing and grubbing the site on Nov 26. Next, excavation and shoring work will take place.
If you have any questions during the construction process, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Cohen, DESC Housing Developer at (206) 515-1522.
Seen in the neighborhood
|pottery sale at Seward Park Clay Studio||
Have you seen Hermione?
She may be wearing a blue fabric collar with pink roses.
— posted by MissJenn
Columbia City in the news
- A local family's experience at the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
… in news.
Columbia City in the blogossiphere
- Erica at the Stranger thinks we're the coolest thing ever (and sends a minor tsunami of visitors our way).
- The Captain and Columbia Citizens share the limelight at Smarter Neighbors.
- The Admiral suffers mild disorientation, but finds relief in the Wellington.
- Goldy on the aftermath of school closures: a Graham Hill parent's perspective.
- La Medusa in Seattle Daily Photo — "…always packed with interesting people" — but of course.
- The Columbia City Bakery does everything well.
- Lola's South City Bakery: darling... getting raves...
Columbia Citizens' posts
Citizens had lots to discuss this week.
- Santa's arriving just in time: here are Citizens' wish lists.
- Attention to tone on Columbia Citizens.
- another lead on community supported agriculture
- Special cat seeks special cat-lover.
- a few great ideas for making Columbia Citizens even better
- Cafe Vita — first impressions
- Citizen questions about racial change in Columbia City
- Citizen needs advice: Should I rent my basement?
- A video about "intersection repair" in Portland.
Columbia Citizens wiki-updates:
|Citizens added Villa Victoria, Kate Quinn Organics, and Last Loft to Columbia City online.|
|ECB has charted a bike route from Columbia City to Capitol Hill.|
|maxabee has updated realtor referrals.|
|abundant new photos in the Citizens' gallery. Share yours!|
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