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Celebration Set for King And Queen of Rainier Beach

by Staff Writer

Plans are afoot for a royal celebration in Rainier Beach. on June 4, Hundreds of local residents are expected to join Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, city officials, and local business and community leaders on the corner of Rainier Ave S and 51st  (Barton Place) for a block party and dedication of the neighborhood’s new king and queen chess sculptures. The celebration of the king and queen is part of SDOT’s Safe Routes to Schools program. Continue reading Celebration Set for King And Queen of Rainier Beach

Japantown Trees Honor Seattle’s Legacy of Fruit Trees and Green Spaces

(This is a sponsored post)

City Fruit and the Seattle Green Spaces Coalition are joining forces to preserve fruit trees discovered in “Japantown” in the Yesler Hill area of Seattle’s International District. The apple and ume plum trees are decades old and reflect the legacy of Seattle’s fruit trees and green spaces. Local experts estimate the trees may be nearly 80 years old, dating from the late 1930s when Japanese immigrants possibly planted them. To preserve exact varieties, all fruit trees require grafting onto young rootstock.  This event will celebrate the discovery and preservation of the fruit tree varieties and the ongoing importance of urban agriculture and green space in Seattle. Continue reading Japantown Trees Honor Seattle’s Legacy of Fruit Trees and Green Spaces

Public Notice: Rainier Court Phase IV

(This is a public notice published as a courtesy to SouthEast Effective Development)

SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) requests the public’s review of the alternative cleanup actions being considered for the Rainier Court Phase IV site, located between 34th and 35th Avenues South and adjacent to South Spokane Street, in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. Much of these sites were formerly in industrial use and used as an unregulated landfill in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Due to possible levels of contamination, the sites were included in the King County Brownfields Showcase in 2001 and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has undertaken substantial environmental testing. SEED’s consultant, GeoEngineers, has conducted additional analysis of the data, including groundwater sampling. These studies have found landfill debris (glass, bricks, domestic garbage, charred debris, etc.) beneath the site at .5-10 feet deep. Continue reading Public Notice: Rainier Court Phase IV

Community Support Sought for Chess Park

(This is a community service announcement)

The Friends of Detective Cookie Chess Park are seeking community support to for a planning grant to develop an outdoor chess park with 6-10 permanent artist-designed chess tables and multi-functional community space in the SDOT right of way (ROW) at Rainier Ave S., S Barton Place and 51st Ave S. This will be a public play-space/garden to honor the hard work and influence of Detective Denise “Cookie” Bouldin’s decade-old chess club, and its positive impact on community youth.  The planning grant application is due February 1st. Continue reading Community Support Sought for Chess Park

Move Seattle Begins In Beacon Hill With Paved Trail For Students

(This is a public service announcement reprinted as a courtesy to the City of Seattle)

(Jan. 14, 2016) – Thanks to voter-approved funds provided by the Move Seattle levy, today the City of Seattle began construction on its first 2016 Safe Routes to School project at Mercer Middle School. Continue reading Move Seattle Begins In Beacon Hill With Paved Trail For Students

Rainier Beach Library to Reopen December 30th

The  Rainier Beach Library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. The library, located at 9125 Rainier Ave. S,  has been closed since August for renovations to its roof and floor. The Library will also featured a reconfigured interior layout to create flexible spaces for children, teens and adults. Continue reading Rainier Beach Library to Reopen December 30th

Hillman City Feast Hopes to Provide a Happy Thanksgiving To More Than 200 in The Community

by Marilee Jolin

They are expecting to feed at least 200 people at this week’s Collaboratory Thanksgiving Feast. But don’t ask Annette Jones, who organizes the annual event, how many of those are volunteers and how many are “attenders”. At this dinner, everyone eats together and no one differentiates between servers and served. Continue reading Hillman City Feast Hopes to Provide a Happy Thanksgiving To More Than 200 in The Community

The Beach Goes Boo on Halloween

This is a sponsored post

Rainier Beach corporate anchors, community organizations and businesses have joined with the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and local activists for the Second Annual “Boo Bash at the Beach”. Responding to a need for a fun, safe and interactive experience for families, Boo Bash combines the best of South Seattle’s efforts to affect positive change. More than 3,000 people are expected at this wonderfully photogenic event. Continue reading The Beach Goes Boo on Halloween

Rainier Beach Students Call For Town Hall Event

This is a community announcement

(Featured photo courtesy of the Rainier Beach Merchants Association)

The students of Rainier Beach High School invite you to join them for an inspiring, collaborative Town Hall event on education and transportation justice on October 22, 2015 at 6pm at Rainier Beach High School Performing Arts Center. This summer, as part of a six-week program of the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools, 130 Rainier Valley scholars ages 5-18 organized a march from Seattle Public Schools Headquarters to City Hall to draw public awareness to the lack of transportation access in their community (see Kiro7 coverage of the event here). The current 2-mile walk zone policy of the Seattle School District has a disparate impact on low-income, marginalized communities and compromises student safety. Rainier Beach High School is located in the most violent neighborhood in Seattle, and the school district’s walk-zone policy exposes students to constant risk. Continue reading Rainier Beach Students Call For Town Hall Event