Wikli 2009, 07/01

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fresh flower arrangements
for the 4th of July

by MissJenn

More colorful pics in the gallery.

Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • businesses meet in Hillman City (Wed),
  • farmers market (Wed),
  • Heritage Festival planning (Wed),
  • evening book group (Wed),
  • preschool story time (Fri),
  • Full Tilt opens? (Fri),
  • BeatWalk (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat),
  • a neighborhood brunch (Sun),
  • a summit on youth violence (Tue),
  • CCBA's monthly meeting (Tue),
  • Make a book at the library (Tue),
  • tennis league (Tue),
  • Dawn Mason's fish fry (Wed),
  • and Citizens post more events all the time!

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.

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Kick off the holiday weekend by heading out to the BeatWalk this Friday, July 3rd, from 7-10 pm. It's a great way to celebrate Columbia City and our nation's independence, and to keep some money in your pocket.

This month's bands include Hejira, Better World with Marc Smason, Afro Peru Trio, Larry Murante, Skywheel Band, The Wiretappers, Stanley Alleyne, and Pearl Django.

There's truly something for everyone at this month's BeatWalk …so don't miss it!

Complete info is online, and you can find us now on facebook with lots of band links and info. See you Friday!


Columbia City Cinema

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater

Starting today, 7/1, we've got Johnny Depp as Dillinger in Public Enemies, a movie Rolling Stone called one of the best of the year, and a lot of cute little animated critters in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, plus another week of toy-turned-movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

On facebook? Join the Columbia City Cinema group. Just another great way to stay on top of all that's happening at Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Cinema.

See you at the movies.

Cinema link

Columbia City Farmers Market

The fruit is finally here!!

Razey Orchards is back with their organic cherries and tree fruit, Tonnemaker Family Orchards will return with their organic orchard fruits, Billy's Organic Farm will have a bounty of sweet organic farm fresh tomatoes, and McPhail Berry Farms is back with the first of their amazing variety of field ripened berries.

Also be on the lookout for plums, apricots, and other delicious tree fruits!

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Preschool storytime Friday July 3rd from 10:30 to 11am. Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Make a Book Tuesday July 7th from 1 to 3pm. Instructors from the Seattle Center for Book Arts show you how handmade books can add a creative twist to traditional soft-cover and hard-cover books. All bookmaking materials and supplies provided. For ages 12 and up

Summer Reading Come to the library to sign up, find out about summer events, and win prizes!

Library programs are free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend

library link

Columbia City Theater

Hard to believe it's July already. Looking forward to some nice fireworks displays and BBQ this month. This Wednesday marks our first anniversary of new ownership. Come help us celebrate by stopping by sometime this week or weekend. Have a happy 4th of July!
  • Wed — private party, first anniversary C2M2 ownership of the Columbia City Theater: Ninth Gate, Monty Ray
  • Thu — (lounge) new art in lobby and acoustic performers in lounge
    (theater) benefit show: Metal Boyz
  • Fri — (theater) BeatWalk: The Skywheel Band
    (later, theater) Bilal, national R&B etiquette, JD Smoove, Godspeed, Nikki Wade
  • Sat — Reggae night
  • Sun — (lounge) nonprofit network event
    open mic night hosted by Martin G.
  • Mon — Sigler for Seattle Mayor, 3 bands, www.siglerforseattle.com

Here's the full list of events.

theater link

Rainier Valley Garden Tour

Save the date. The Rainier Valley Sustainable Garden Tour is coming on August 22. For more info: http://rainiervalleygardentour.org

We're also interested in knowledgeable and friendly people to help us "staff" the gardens on the day of the tour. Can you help? Know others who might be interested? If so, let us know: gro.ruotnedragyellavreiniar|reetnulov#gro.ruotnedragyellavreiniar|reetnulov


garden tour link

City identifies possible uses for Columbia School

Apparently the School District has asked the City's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to interpret how it can use the eight buildings subject to recent school closures. That includes Columbia School, where the Orca K-8 program used to be, and where the New School has operated for the past couple years.

Here's the notice for DPD's interpretation.

And here's the interpretation itself.



Columbia School

new 5-star rated coffee company

There's a new coffee company in town, North Star Fine Coffees. Hi, my name is Bryan-David Scott. I'm the founder and CEO of North Star Fine Coffees.

If you love great coffee, you're in for a surprise. We specialize in offering only premium grade one coffees, the finest in the world.

We'll be hosting a tasting event In July, DTBA. If you would like to see for yourself what a five star rated coffee is like, please plan to join us. You're welcome to call or write for more information: 722-3060 moc.seeffocenifratshtron|ttocsdb#moc.seeffocenifratshtron|ttocsdb


NSFC link

Friends of Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View

Participate in a special south-end story of urban forest restoration!

Neighbors and community members,

Our forest restoration work in Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View (10 acre section just south of Columbian) continues! Come over and walk in the woods, listen for the Red Tail Hawks and watch the sunlight stream through the ivy-free trees.

Our normally scheduled first-Saturday of the month work party for July has been cancelled due to the holiday weekend. However, please note that we will be hosting a work party on Saturday, August 1 from 10-2pm. We meet in front of our home (2809 S. Alaska Place) and provide all the tools.

Hope you will consider making it out and being apart of this transformative restoration!


Columbia City in the news

The neighborhood is well represented in this week's media:

Statistics students at Seattle University have spent several quarters comparing bills at local grocery stores and farmers markets and the results are the same each time: farmers markets not only provide better quality produce, but at a cheaper price, overall. One shopping trip to the Safeway on Rainier Ave. resulted in a purchase of $17.34, while the same organic produce was purchased at the Columbia City Farmers Market for $12.77.

ColorsNW link

… It'll be in news …eventually.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

Amber at the Rainier Valley Post says she doesn't want direct links from the Wikli's blogossiphere over her concern that gossip just isn't her brand. We still encourage you to check out her blog.

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