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Here’s what’s on the menu at UK restaurant that named itself Pike & Pine

The Seattle Times this week reported on the city’s ongoing restaurant boom — 2,696 tallied earlier this year, up 25% from a decade ago. Many of those opened on Capitol Hill — CHS has counted somewhere around 172 new Hill openings since 2012. And many of those Hill openings came in the Pike/Pine neighborhood as the area’s auto row bones were put to new, high-ceilinged, wood-beamed uses.

    Here's what's on the menu at UK restaurant that named itself Pike & Pine
    The Seattle Times this week reported on the city's ongoing restaurant boom - 2,696 tallied earlier this year, up 25% from a decade ago. Many of those opened on Capitol Hill - CHS has counted somewhere around 172 new Hill openings since 2012.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

9 hours ago

Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more

NOV. 18-29 Display of designer-decorated trees, Nov. 18-29; Festival of Trees Celebration with cookies, storytelling, holiday sale, Santa photos, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle (seattlefestivaloftrees.com).

NOV. 24 Marching bands, holiday-themed groups and displays, Santa, 9 a.m., Seventh Avenue and Pine Street to Fifth Avenue to University Street, to Fourth Avenue, ends at Macy’s on Pine Street, Seattle (macys.com/social/events/event/?id=21280).

DEC. 1 Celebrate Freeway Park illuminations with hot chocolate, bonfire, Dickens Carolers, 4:30 p.m., parade to Figgy Pudding event at Westlake Park at 6 p.m.; Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).

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NOV. 18-19 Arts and crafts vendors, traditional Scandinavian Christmas food and drinks, music and dancing, Santa; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5, ages 5 and younger free (nordicmuseum.org/events).

THRU DEC. 24 See Santa’s reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., “Meet the Reindeer” photo ops, 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

NOV. 23 5K benefiting Ballard Food Bank, 9 a.m. from Northwest 85th Street 32nd Avenue Southwest to Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; $15-$40 (seattleturkeytrot.org).

...in Snowmazium performing with faux snow balls and mini basketballs, Dec. 13; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (zoo.org/wildlights...

...to light holiday tree and lights throughout the Market, 5 p.m. Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/events/magic-in-the-market-holiday-celebration...

...and craft activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; MOHAI admission $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free, $2 off admission...

NOV. 25 Holiday entertainment for all ages, snacks, Santa visits, 3-5 p.m., Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-9705 or visitballard.com/events/ballard-holidayfest/).

NOV. 25 Phinney Center tower set aglow with lights and monkeys; refreshments, activities, caroling, 5 p.m., Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).

DEC. 1-3 26th annual exhibit of hundreds of Nativities from 100 countries and territories around the world, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3, Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-0024).

DEC. 2 Decorate cookies, make winter crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; guided nature walks at noon, 1 and 2 p.m., preregister; Christmas Ship arrives at the park at 3:10 p.m., Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (sewardpark.audubon.org).

DEC. 2 Tree lighting, eggnog, festivities, 5 p.m., California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org/events/hometown-holidays-tree-lighting-2/?evtmonth=12&evtyear=2017).

DEC. 7 Five choral groups, free cookies and hot chocolate, kids’ activities, holiday lighting including hundreds of luminaria, 6-8 p.m., Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (volunteerparktrust.org/events).

DEC. 7 Ice sculpting, carolers at First Thursday Art Walk, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/holidays).

DEC. 8 Free trolley rides, art walk, specials at participating businesses, pub crawl; 6-10 p.m., Phinney Avenue North and Greenwood Avenue North, from the Zoo to North 87th Street, Seattle (phinneycenter.org).

DEC. 9 Luminaria, music performances around the lake, bring your own lights to add to the ambience, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-784-0780 or facebook.com/pg/GreenLakePathwayofLights/about/?ref=page_internal).

DEC. 9 Excursion to see holiday lights in fleet of historic trolley and motorbuses; 7 p.m., Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, children age 5 and younger free; ORCA, Metro transfers, tickets, or passes not accepted (mehva.org).

...treats including kringle and glögg, Santa, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle; $5-$15 (206-523-3263 or northwestdanish.org/julestue...

...Pavilion, food trucks, all ages and pets welcome, 6-9 p.m., Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle; free, preregister (seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?eventid=57437...

DEC. 16 Empathy theme to brighten the world, celebrate humanity’s accomplishments, reflect on our past and consider the future with food, light, song, camaraderie, 4-9 p.m., University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/294609727722923/).

DEC. 17 Food-truck festival, food and craft vendors, holiday themed activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., North 34th Street and Evanston Avenue North, Seattle (facebook.com/events/1953770621615268/).

...m. Dec. 31 and 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 1, St. John the Baptist Church, 3050 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (emeraldcitywanderers.org...

    Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more
    From Turkey Trots to New Year's Eve bashes, the holidays are upon us. Use this guide to parades, fairs, festivals and more to plan your season. And remember, one reindeer gets injured and all plans can change, so call or check details online before heading out into the cold.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

9 hours ago

King County to ‘reorg’ a public health approach to juvenile justice

King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Thursday directing the health department to make a plan and timeline for juvenile justice reform. Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O’Toole supports the order.

    King County to 'reorg' a public health approach to juvenile justice
    King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Thursday directing the health department to make a plan and timeline for juvenile justice reform. Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O'Toole supports the order. "I wholeheartedly support this bold step to transform the way our community handles juvenile offenders," O'Toole said in a statement.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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Moving past Paseo, Bok a Bok landing next to Neumos with Korean-style deep fried chicken

Neumos has a rocking new partner to provide chow in its adjacent restaurant space and to accompany the cold brew and cocktails it serves at its sibling bar The Runaway and inside the live music venue itself.

    Moving past Paseo, Bok a Bok landing next to Neumos with Korean-style deep fried chicken
    Neumos has a rocking new partner to provide chow in its adjacent restaurant space and to accompany the cold brew and cocktails it serves at its sibling bar The Runaway and inside the live music venue itself.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

29 hours ago

Central District artist’s sculpture will be part of 23rd/Union redevelopment

James Washington, Jr. (Image courtesy James & Janie Washington Foundation)

    Central District artist's sculpture will be part of 23rd/Union redevelopment
    A work by an important Central District African American artist will be restored in the midst of coming redevelopment set to reshape the corner of 23rd and Union. The James and Janie Washington Foundation, a museum and art gallery to commemorate and preserve the work of James Washington Jr, announced the planned restoration of the "Fountain of Triumph" sculpture that has called the MidTown shopping center home since the 1990s.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

33 hours ago

Two big items on Sound Transit’s agenda for lots of affordable housing on Broadway, First Hill

Sound Transit’s board is scheduled to make two key decisions on property it owns across First Hill and Capitol Hill that will potentially open the way for big deals around affordable housing and and expanded Seattle Central.

    Two big items on Sound Transit's agenda for lots of affordable housing on Broadway, First Hill
    Sound Transit's board is scheduled to make two key decisions on property it owns across First Hill and Capitol Hill that will potentially open the way for big deals around affordable housing and and expanded Seattle Central. The Sound Transit Board will vote Thursday whether to move forward with two land deals.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

42 hours ago

Capitol Hill Pets | Jeremy and Doctor on Broadway

Jeremy, a huge Dr. Who (David Tennant version) fan, was hanging out near Seattle Central with his pup Doctor when we stopped by to say hello. “He loves to run, play, and get into mischief. We are *his* companions. People think he’s a miniature Rottweiler, but you can’t do that,” Jeremy tells us. Doctor is a four-year-old Carlin Pinscher, which is a mix between a pug and a mini-Pinscher. “Our previous dog was a German Rottweiler, and after he passed away we had to downsize for the city,” Jeremy said. “The German Rott was a lot nicer, Doctor’s nice too, but he’s a little putz sometimes.”

    Capitol Hill Pets | Jeremy and Doctor on Broadway
    Jeremy, a huge Dr. Who (David Tennant version) fan, was hanging out near Seattle Central with his pup Doctor when we stopped by to say hello. "He loves to run, play, and get into mischief. We are * his* companions. People think he's a miniature Rottweiler, but you can't do that," Jeremy tells us.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

A new item for your Capitol Hill first aid kit — overdose antidote

As Seattle officials spar over how to pay for safe consumption sites and where to put them, you might consider a new tool to add to your Capitol Hill safety and first aid kit. In late October, drugstore chain Walgreens announced it would begin stocking naloxone in its stores across the country. CHS bought a kit to find out what’s inside — and, hopefully, be ready to help.

    A new item for your Capitol Hill first aid kit - overdose antidote
    As Seattle officials spar over how to pay for safe consumption sites and where to put them, you might consider a new tool to add to your Capitol Hill safety and first aid kit. In late October, drugstore chain Walgreens announced it would begin stocking naloxone in its stores across the country.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

How Seattle ‘shared parking’ proposal could help renters — even if you don’t drive

Rendering of the future parking garage entrance to 11th Ave’s under-construction Kelly Springfield building

    How Seattle 'shared parking' proposal could help renters - even if you don't drive
    With a push from Capitol Hill and the neighborhood's seemingly insatiable appetite for parking, Seattle is moving forward with a plan that could create pools of shared parking in buildings across the city, reducing the need for developers to create large parking structures, and allowing more buildings to offer parking on the open market.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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Community crime meeting takes on Capitol Hill, Central District package thefts

There are so many package thefts on Capitol Hill that we only mention the interesting ones in CHS blotter reports. With online ordering about to peak for the season, find out how you can keep your packages safe and how you can help your building be more secure at the next meeting of the East Precinct Advisory Council, Thursday night:

    Community crime meeting takes on Capitol Hill, Central District package thefts
    There are so many package thefts on Capitol Hill that we only mention the interesting ones in CHS blotter reports. With online ordering about to peak for the season, find out how you can keep your packages safe and how you can help your building be more secure at the next meeting of the East Precinct Advisory Council, Thursday night: Experts from the SPD's burglary unit will be on hand to give you tips and answer questions.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

CHS Comics | What we did during the power outage

    CHS Comics | What we did during the power outage
    Visit the post for more.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

$2.75 — Metro will have simplified fare structure starting next summer

If the complicated pricing of transit zones and peak fares were keeping you from enjoying the services of King County Metro, boy is 2018 going to be a good year for you.

    $2.75 - Metro will have simplified fare structure starting next summer
    If the complicated pricing of transit zones and peak fares were keeping you from enjoying the services of King County Metro, boy is 2018 going to be a good year for you. The King County Council Monday voted on a new flat pricing for Metro transit fares - $2.75.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Seattle ‘Employee Hours Tax’ at center of budget debate

Seattle City Council budget chair Lisa Herbold’s job is to take the mayor’s budget proposal and shape it for the city’s most important priorities. This week, her committee will put the final touches on Seattle’s budget “balancing” process.

    Seattle 'Employee Hours Tax' at center of budget debate
    Seattle City Council budget chair Lisa Herbold's job is to take the mayor's budget proposal and shape it for the city's most important priorities. This week, her committee will put the final touches on Seattle's budget "balancing" process. A new employee hours tax - sometimes referred to as a head tax - stands at the center of the effort.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Seattle passes ‘Airbnb’ short-term rental tax

In an effort to raise funding to lift the city from an ongoing affordability and homelessness crisis, Seattle will tax short-term rentals like Airbnb.

    Seattle passes 'Airbnb' short-term rental tax
    In an effort to raise funding to lift the city from an ongoing affordability and homelessness crisis, Seattle will tax short-term rentals like Airbnb. The City Council passed the new tax Monday with plans for the cost to be tacked onto guest bills starting in 2019.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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4 days ago

Blotter | Driver OK after bat thrown off Pike overpass smashes through windshield

(Image: WSP)

    Blotter | Driver OK after bat thrown off Pike overpass smashes through windshield
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Bat through windshield: The Washington State Patrol reports that a woman suffered minor injuries after a bat apparently thrown from the Pike overpass slammed through her windshield Saturday.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

More tough times for Tully’s: 19th/Aloha cafe to close

As can be the usual around Capitol Hill, smaller local changes around big coffee can be the harbinger of things to come.

    More tough times for Tully's: 19th/Aloha cafe to close
    As can be the usual around Capitol Hill, smaller local changes around big coffee can be the harbinger of things to come. People familiar with the situation say the longtime Tully's cafe at 19th and Aloha is set to close later this month.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

‘High Wind Warning’ — Forecast says gusty Monday in store for Seattle

Batten down the hatches. And charge your mobile devices. The National Weather Service says wild winds will whip western Washington Monday afternoon:

    'High Wind Warning' - Forecast says gusty Monday in store for Seattle
    Batten down the hatches. And charge your mobile devices. The National Weather Service says wild winds will whip western Washington Monday afternoon: Winds have eased this morning but will increase again this afternoon/evening. Peak winds coast midday/early afternoon to 65 mph, interior from Blaine to Toledo later this afternoon/evening to 65 mph.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

Rule #1: No ugly buildings — Capitol Hill design guidelines up for review

Boxy. Monotonous. Ugly. We’re not sure changing the process will change the results but the City of Seattle wants to hear from you at this Thursday’s open house on changes to the Capitol Hill Design Review Guidelines.

    Rule #1: No ugly buildings - Capitol Hill design guidelines up for review
    Boxy. Monotonous. Ugly. We're not sure changing the process will change the results but the City of Seattle wants to hear from you at this Thursday's open house on changes to the Capitol Hill Design Review Guidelines. "It's been ten years. A lot of development has happened since then.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

Melrose community group ideas include one-way between Pike and Pine, festival street

In October, CHS reported on new colorful crosswalks coming to Melrose as part of $90,000 in improvements to the street. The community group behind that project is looking ahead to what’s next for Melrose as it continues to focus on the street’s core in front of the Melrose Market and surrounding businesses including the Starbucks Reserve Roastery.

    Melrose community group ideas include one-way between Pike and Pine, festival street
    In October, CHS reported on new colorful crosswalks coming to Melrose as part of $90,000 in improvements to the street. The community group behind that project is looking ahead to what's next for Melrose as it continues to focus on the street's core in front of the Melrose Market and surrounding businesses including the Starbucks Reserve Roastery.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

CHS History | Woo! Girls, Sawant pulls ahead, Prop 8 rally

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:

    CHS History | Woo! Girls, Sawant pulls ahead, Prop 8 rally
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2016 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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