Wikli for 11/28/07


heading to the party,
by dailymare

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of the Columbia Citizens' WikLi

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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.

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.

At the library

library link
  • 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.

Nancy Pew

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

DESC link

DESC is excited to announce the forthcoming construction of its Rainier Housing project, located at the corner of Rainier and 42nd Aves S.

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

BHN/SDJ link

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

Stranger link

Columbia Citizens' posts

Citizens had lots to discuss this week.

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! flickr:496431850 flickr:1956469595 flickr:2063678509 flickr:2063678951 flickr:2064472826 flickr:2064472732 flickr:2063678353 flickr:2064471482 flickr:115955624 flickr:768219766 flickr:767543800 flickr:771631621 flickr:772367398 flickr:773437158 flickr:2069998884 flickr:2069203361

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