Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bite of Greece: May 30 to June 1st

 This weekend is the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption’s Second Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! This is an awesome event, with all the delicious and authentic Greek foods you love: Gyros, Souvlaki, Tiropita, Greek Salad and much more!  And don’t forget about our famous Greek Pastries!  All of these delectable delights are made by our parishioners from ages-old top secret recipes from their ancestral homes in Greece.
So come, enjoy the food, drink some wine and listen to live music in our Taverna. Our Greek dancers will perform and might get you up to dance! No experience necessary!

Don’t forget to visit our Import and Gift Marketplace featuring imported Greek deli items, imported gift and jewelry items!

  • FRIDAY, MAY 30, 4:00 to 10:00
  • SATURDAY, MAY 31, 11:00 to 9:00
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 12:00 to 6:00.

1804 13th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Takeout is available!


Stephanie Tschida

Monday, May 12, 2014

Miller Fountain opens May 24th; Volunteer Park wading pool opens June 21st

Your little ones will love the cool, shallow water and you can cool your own grown-up toes too. We
will operate 15 wading pool sites this summer, and there are 10 parks with spray features to enjoy. Please note that the pools take about an hour to fill and drain each day, as required by law. Some wading pools are open on June 21 and the rest will be open the following week. Closing dates vary from mid-August to Sept. 1. See pools are open on days with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Call the hotline at 206-684-7796 by 9 a.m. each day for find out whether pools will be filled. All spray features are open from May 24 to Sept. 1.

Daily Wading Pools (all are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted):
  • Volunteer Park, 1400 E Galer S

Daily Water Spray Parks (all are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.):
  • Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Monday 5/12/14 presentation about virtual village for elders

Denise Klein will be at the East District Council meeting (6PM Monday May 12th at Capitol Hill library) to discuss this intriguing new venture.

Links from the poster (below):

Friday, May 9, 2014

Chance to testify about proposed Metro bus cuts

King County Council seeks public testimony on Metro cuts
Metro and county leaders have been working for more than five years to reduce costs and achieve stable funding to preserve transit service. However, given our current finances, we have no choice but to reduce service levels to balance our budget. County Executive Dow Constantine recently sent the County Council a proposal to delete 72 bus routes and reduce or revise another 84 routes. (Learn more)
This proposal is now being reviewed by the Council, whose Transportation, Economy and Environment (TrEE) Committee will host three public hearings beginning next week:
Tuesday, May 13 @ 5:30pm – Union Station (Ruth Fisher Boardroom) 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle
Thursday, May 15 @ 5:30pm – Bellevue City Hall (City Council Chambers) 450 110th Ave. NE., Bellevue
Tuesday, May 20 @ 5:30pm – Renton Pavilion Event Center 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton.

In addition to hearing public testimony at these events, the Council is accepting online testimony via a web form from residents who can’t come to a hearing. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Community Budget Workshops: one at Garfield CC on Weds May 7th

I  am writing as Chair of the City Council Budget Committee to invite you to Community Budget Workshops to help the City Council develop priorities for the 2015-6 budget. The Council will hold four meetings from May 6 to May 14, as listed below. All meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m.

Holding the meetings during the Spring will allow Councilmembers to take the information and encourage the Mayor to include it in the budget he proposes to the City Council in September.

Each meeting will have a dual focus. First, we’ll focus on the budgets of specific departments as listed below.  In addition, you’ll also be able to tell Councilmembers whether your neighborhood has specific needs and priorities. City government will transition to having seven district Councilmembers in 2016, as seen in the recently completed official districts map.

After brief presentations of each department’s budget, constituents will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions with Councilmembers, and to list their priorities for the featured departments. The summaries of those priorities will be reported to those attending the Community Budget Workshops. Each meeting will have three Councilmembers in attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact my aide Newell Aldrich at Please forward this to anyone who might be interested in attending.

DATE/TIME: Tues., May 6, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Human Services/Housing/Economic Development
LOCATION: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S, Multipurpose Room (Columbia City)

DATE/TIME: Wed., May 7, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Transportation/Land Use
LOCATION: Garfield Community Center, 23rd and Cherry, Multipurpose Room (Central District)

DATE/TIME: Thurs., May 8, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Parks/Neighborhoods/Libraries/Arts
LOCATION: University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way NE, Room 209 (University District)

DATE/TIME: Wed., May 14, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Public Safety/Civil Rights
LOCATION: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Room 111 (Delridge)


Nick Licata, Chair

Seattle City Council Budget Committee