5 hours ago

CHS Pics | Getting medieval in Volunteer Park — Plus, Capitol Hill Memorial Day things to do

CHS found the kids from Capitol Hill’s Bright Water Waldorf School holding their annual Medieval Games Thursday in Volunteer Park. Let their archery, swordplay, and sunshiny jousting be inspiration for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Below, you’ll find a few highlights from the CHS Calendar for things to get out and do and see this weekend starting Thursday night with a celebration of five years of the greenest office building in the world, a Saturday party for Eritrean Independence Day that fills Volunteer Park annually with its colorful celebration, and a Memorial Day Monday filled with remembrance — and free hamburgers. Details, below.

    CHS Pics | Getting medieval in Volunteer Park - Plus, Capitol Hill Memorial Day things to do
    CHS found the kids from Capitol Hill's Bright Water Waldorf School holding their annual Medieval Games Thursday in Volunteer Park. Let their archery, swordplay, and sunshiny jousting be inspiration for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

10 hours ago

Mexican consulate makes July plans for Capitol Hill move-in

The flag still flies over 3rd Ave but will soon be coming to E Roy (Image: Consulado de México en Seattle)

    Mexican consulate makes July plans for Capitol Hill move-in
    The Consulate of Mexico in Seattle has announced its plans to move onto Capitol Hill this summer. CHS broke the news in February that a new facility for the country's diplomats was under construction in the E Roy building previously home to the Harvard Exit movie theater.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

14 hours ago

Search for new Seattle Department of Transportation head begins

Mayor Jenny Durkan is searching for a new director to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation. “From filling potholes to paving streets to modifying traffic signals and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities, the next director will lead the agency at a critical time,” the city announcement for the search reads.

    Search for new Seattle Department of Transportation head begins
    Mayor Jenny Durkan is searching for a new director to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation. "From filling potholes to paving streets to modifying traffic signals and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities, the next director will lead the agency at a critical time," the city announcement for the search reads.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

31 hours ago

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church announces it is ending congregation

A sidewalk baptism on Harvard Ave (Image: Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church)

    Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church announces it is ending congregation
    It's not the typical Capitol Hill landlord and tenant situation we're used to reporting here on CHS. The Presbyterian church that has stood at the corner of Harvard and Howell for 95 years will soon be in search of a new congregation.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

38 hours ago

Blotter | Carjacking pursuit ends at 16/Spring, 12th Ave office dog fight, 15th Ave E boombox knife assault

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.

    Blotter | Carjacking pursuit ends at 16/Spring, 12th Ave office dog fight, 15th Ave E boombox knife assault
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Carjacking pursuit: Police swarmed the area around 16th and Spring just af...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Capitol Hill Pets | Huxley — sitting — on E Madison

We met Jen and Huxley out for a walk on E Madison. Huxley is a big ol’ Bernese Mountain Dog who spends a lot of time at a shop in Fall City where they make tree houses. We did not make that last part up. But for a dog who spends so much time around tree houses, Huxley would prefer — very much — to be on the ground. “If you sit on the ground, he will sit on your lap,” Jen tells CHS about her 125-pound sitting companion. “Even when you are on the ground trying to do other stuff…”

    Capitol Hill Pets | Huxley - sitting - on E Madison
    We met Jen and Huxley out for a walk on E Madison. Huxley is a big ol' Bernese Mountain Dog who spends a lot of time at a shop in Fall City where they make tree houses. We did not make that l...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Youth jail construction site targeted in overnight ‘molotov cocktail’ attack

An attempted arson attack early Tuesday morning on the under construction expansion of the county youth jail facility was thwarted by a Seattle Police officer at the 12th Ave site and “molotov cocktails” that failed to explode.

    Youth jail construction site targeted in overnight 'molotov cocktail' attack
    An attempted arson attack early Tuesday morning on the under construction expansion of the county youth jail facility was thwarted by a Seattle Police officer at the 12th Ave site and "molotov cocktails" that failed to explode. All information in this report has not yet been confirmed by police and is based on East Precinct radio dispatches.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Plans underway for new Yesler Tiny House Village in the Central District

A tour of the 22nd and Union village in 2016

    Plans underway for new Yesler Tiny House Village in the Central District
    People living near 18th and Yesler will gather Tuesday night to learn more about a plan to bring more neighbors to the area in a new Tiny House Village project from the Low Income Housing Institute. "This new village will shelter homeless families, homeless students, seniors, veterans, singles and people with pets," the announcement from LIHI says.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Central District’s Williams remembered as business — and neighborhood — leader

Williams in a Juneeteenth parade (Image: CHS/Central District News)

    Central District's Williams remembered as business - and neighborhood - leader
    DeCharlene Williams, one of the most visible advocates of preservation and inclusive growth in the Central District in her decades heading the Central Area Chamber of Commerce, has died, her family announced this weekend. "This morning at 9:06 AM I lost one of my best friends, my mom DeCharlene Williams to uterine sarcoma cancer," her daughter Rita Green posted Sunday.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

CHS Pics | A new trailhead on Broadway

The start of a pleasant Saturday hike

    CHS Pics | A new trailhead on Broadway
    Every hour or so Saturday and Sunday morning starting this weekend, hikers could set out from Broadway on their start of a climb up the most popular trail in the region. The Trailhead Direct service Saturday celebrated its expansion to Capitol Hill Station with a bus breaking through a ceremonial banner and a collection of urban hikers ready for a day on the mountain.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Up against a wall of *if*, here’s *how* Seattle head tax money would be spent on Capitol Hill

If it survives a voter referendum cooked up this week by business and economic groups opposing the plan… And if the spending plan put forward by the City Council somehow can survive mayoral opposition…

    Up against a wall of *if*, here's *how* Seattle head tax money would be spent on Capitol Hill
    If it survives a voter referendum cooked up this week by business and economic groups opposing the plan... And if the spending plan put forward by the City Council somehow can survive mayoral opposition... How much of the roughly $237 million in head tax revenue will come to Capitol Hill?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

4 days ago

94-year-old Highland Apartments lined up for seismic overhaul — But first, is it a landmark?

One of the next Capitol Hill buildings to be considered for City of Seattle landmark protections this summer is going through the process before it can also get another sort of important protection — from earthquakes.

    94-year-old Highland Apartments lined up for seismic overhaul - But first, is it a landmark?
    One of the next Capitol Hill buildings to be considered for City of Seattle landmark protections this summer is going through the process before it can also get another sort of important protection - from earthquakes.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 36,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

    CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures
    The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 36,000 photographs - most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill - and nearby - shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

CHS History | Inclusive development at 23rd and Union, massive 20th Ave E house fire, Cal Anderson Park rangers

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

    CHS History | Inclusive development at 23rd and Union, massive 20th Ave E house fire, Cal Anderson Park rangers
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

6 days ago

Hope of revived plan for a First Hill light rail station is buried… again

From Sound Transit’s “Background Information for Section 4.10, Geology and Soils” appendix before First Hill Station was cut from U-Link planning

    Hope of revived plan for a First Hill light rail station is buried... again
    Any hope of a First Hill light rail station being part of Sound Transit 3 appears to have been left in the dust after deliberation by the transportation agency's Elected Leadership Group Thursday afternoon.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle evaluates options to encourage backyard cottages, in-law apartments

From the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development

    Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle evaluates options to encourage backyard cottages, in-law apartments
    From the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development The City of Seattle continues to seek public input on the environmental review of options to encourage the development of more in-law apartments and backyard cottages that would allow for more rental housing in the city's single-family zones.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Premiering at SIFF, The Most Dangerous Year documents frontline struggle for trans rights in Washington

Images from The Most Dangerous Year, a documentary that follows a group of Washington State families with transgender kids who joined the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation

    Premiering at SIFF, The Most Dangerous Year documents frontline struggle for trans rights in Washington
    In December of 2015, Vlada Knowlton and her family were adapting to the realities of their five-year-old daughter Annabelle's transgender identity, and after a difficult period of adjustment things were going great. Then she got a phone call.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

May 17

Police chase down suspect in Cal Anderson gun threat inside Broadway smoke shop

Police made one arrest and there was quite a scene Wednesday afternoon as cops flooded the block of Broadway between Pike and Pine after a man who had reportedly made threats with a handgun in Cal Anderson Park ran inside a nearby business.

    Police chase down suspect in Cal Anderson gun threat inside Broadway smoke shop
    Police made one arrest and there was quite a scene Wednesday afternoon as cops flooded the block of Broadway between Pike and Pine after a man who had reportedly made threats with a handgun in Cal Anderson Park ran inside a nearby business.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 17

Seattle Bike Everywhere Day includes City Hall rally for safer routes to downtown

It’s not Bike to Work Day any longer. Friday brings brings Bike Everywhere Day to Seattle and bicycling advocates are marking the day with a rally at City Hall:

    Seattle Bike Everywhere Day includes City Hall rally for safer routes to downtown
    It's not Bike to Work Day any longer. Friday brings brings Bike Everywhere Day to Seattle and bicycling advocates are marking the day with a rally at City Hall: Friday, May 18 is Bike Everywhere Day. This year people on bikes will ride together, demonstrating demand for a safe and protected network of places to bike in Seattle.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 17

With or without head tax cash, businesses make push for homelessness outreach on Broadway

(Image: Alex Garland/CHS)

    With or without head tax cash, businesses make push for homelessness outreach on Broadway
    Even with the city's new head tax on the books, a group of Broadway businesses have decided not to wait for new funding streams to start - and their decision on how best to put the money to use shows how the priorities to the issue can differ in the distance between City Hall and Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 16

Slow news week: ‘Actively falling’ Volunteer Park tree #399-176094 removed

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    Slow news week: 'Actively falling' Volunteer Park tree #399-176094 removed
    Rest in pieces, er peace, Volunteer Park tree #399-176094. You will be missed. Monday, a Seattle Parks crew responded "after hours" to remove the 40-foot, " actively failing " fir tree that was reported leaning over the road inside Volunteer Park. The 24-inch-trunked white fir started to fall because its roots failed, the tree folks say.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 16

First Look: Junkichi centers on fine meats, fresh fish skewered and grilled on Broadway

With several openings around the neighborhood taking on Asian flavors this year, here is the latest new example on Capitol Hill.

    First Look: Junkichi centers on fine meats, fresh fish skewered and grilled on Broadway
    With several openings around the neighborhood taking on Asian flavors this year, here is the latest new example on Capitol Hill. Junkichi debuted last month on Broadway but CHS wasn't able to attend the grand opening so here's a look inside.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 16

On a Capitol Hill campus, a training ground for social justice

Vero Berrero-Kolb at work

    On a Capitol Hill campus, a training ground for social justice
    Students at Seattle Central College got what they've been asking for this school year when the campus inaugurated a degree emphasis in Equity and Social Justice (ESJ). "Students wanted to get credit for emphasizing on these issues," said faculty member Vero Barrero-Kolb, who helped create the program.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 16

Police investigate reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine tattoo shop

Seattle Police were investigating Tuesday night after a reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine’s Supergenius Tattoo shop.

    Police investigate reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine tattoo shop
    Seattle Police were investigating Tuesday night after a reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine's Supergenius Tattoo shop. Police were called to the shop around 9:45 PM to a report of a robbery involving a teen male and woman. It's not clear if the shop was held up or if a customer was robbed in the 1400-block 10th Ave incident.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 15

Central District council says SDOT went rogue with community-driven street improvements

The Judkins Park Community Council says its solution for the stretch of Jackson SDOT focused on would cost $500 (Image: Judkins Park Community Council)

    Central District council says SDOT went rogue with community-driven street improvements
    A Central District neighborhood group had the strange experience earlier this month of asking the city to stop work on improvements Seattle Department of Transportation claimed it asked for. "It is heartbreaking as we were so excited to get a grant to have improvements in the Jackson Street Business District," organizers for the Judkins Park Community Council posted about the situation.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 15

Ignite Seattle comes to Capitol Hill’s The Egyptian

Thursday night at The Egyptian Theatre will bring the latest in a fast-spaced series of speaker events designed to inform in five minutes — or less.

    Ignite Seattle comes to Capitol Hill's The Egyptian
    Thursday night at The Egyptian Theatre will bring the latest in a fast-spaced series of speaker events designed to inform in five minutes - or less.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 15

‘Chinese, Korean, things that I grew up eating’ — East Trading Co. prepares for E Pike arrival

I-Miun Liu is the perfect creator for this moment in Capitol Hill food+drink history when new opportunities are rare and permitting, construction, and design moves at an even more glacial pace.

    'Chinese, Korean, things that I grew up eating' - East Trading Co. prepares for E Pike arrival
    I-Miun Liu is the perfect creator for this moment in Capitol Hill food+drink history when new opportunities are rare and permitting, construction, and design moves at an even more glacial pace. "It's mainly that we're busy," Liu tells CHS of the long, deliberate process he seems to undertake when opening new spaces on Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 15

It’s harvest time for Capitol Hill and Central District ideas for urban gleaner City Fruit

With warmer days, those neighborhood blossoms will soon be neighborhood plums. But City Fruit, the urban fruit gleaning community dedicated to putting the bounty of Seattle’s edible forests to good use, is coming to the area later this month to harvest something else.

    It's harvest time for Capitol Hill and Central District ideas for urban gleaner City Fruit
    With warmer days, those neighborhood blossoms will soon be neighborhood plums. But City Fruit, the urban fruit gleaning community dedicated to putting the bounty of Seattle's edible forests to good use, is coming to the area later this month to harvest something else.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 15

May 14

Seattle approves plan for ‘reasonable’ tax on its largest businesses to help pay for housing, homelessness

Activists from both side of the issue wait in line at City Hall for City Council final vote on Employee Head Tax. @jseattle pic.twitter.com/H3E898Lh6g

    Seattle approves plan for 'reasonable' tax on its largest businesses to help pay for housing, homelessness
    Activists from both side of the issue wait in line at City Hall for City Council final vote on Employee Head Tax. @jseattle pic.twitter.com/H3E898Lh6g - Alex Garland (@AGarlandPhoto) May 14, 2018 The Seattle City Council Monday afternoon chose a smaller, simpler, "reasonable" compromise to create a new tax on the city's largest companies to help pay for affordable housing and homelessness services.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 14

With fewer Capitol Hill stories, Capitol Hill Times still printing

After a relatively robust three years, these are quiet days at the Capitol Hill Times.

    With fewer Capitol Hill stories, Capitol Hill Times still printing
    After a relatively robust three years, these are quiet days at the Capitol Hill Times. "Serving Capitol Hill since 1926," the paper has been part of a small chain with a dedicated California-based owner for the past three years after vertically integrated foreclosure company Northwest Trustee Service exited the journalism business a few years back.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 14

What we heard at the ‘March on Amazon’ as Seattle business tax fight comes to a head

With reporting and photography by Alex Garland

    What we heard at the 'March on Amazon' as Seattle business tax fight comes to a head
    With its planned vote on a new tax on its largest 3% of Seattle businesses, the city will be up against history Monday afternoon, District 3 representative and Socialist Alternative firebrand Kshama Sawant said Saturday as she prepared to lead her "March on Amazon." "This will be a historic victory," Sawant told CHS.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 14

May 13

Pikes/Pines | A few local mothers we should admire

Sometimes I think we just need to slow down, and recognize that the organisms around us are just trying to survive. We may be self-centered as a species (which aren’t?), but we also have the ability to look beyond ourselves and have empathy. As I write this I have Vaux’s Swifts roosting in my chimney and to be quite honest, they are only partially welcome (imagine chirping birds in your bedroom wall in the middle of the night). This is exactly the point, these birds aren’t thinking about me or my need to wake up at five. They are just finding their own space, particularly where we’ve taken up far too much.

    Pikes/Pines | A few local mothers we should admire
    Sometimes I think we just need to slow down, and recognize that the organisms around us are just trying to survive. We may be self-centered as a species (which aren't?), but we also have the ability to look beyond ourselves and have empathy.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 13

CHS History | 15th Ave E land deal, Captain Black’s, Roanoke loses lease (but don’t worry, it turns out OK!)

Captain Black’s, under construction in 2009 (Image: CHS)

    CHS History | 15th Ave E land deal, Captain Black's, Roanoke loses lease (but don't worry, it turns out OK!)
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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