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Photos by Brandon Macz: Customers check out the Night Market at Chophouse Row on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Photos by Brandon Macz: Customers check out the Night Market at Chophouse Row on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:57 AM
Bar Ferd’nand owner Matt Dillon is connecting people to small farmers inside the Chophouse Row courtyard in Capitol Hill, but says he’s not looking to create a new farmers market to compete with the many that already exist in Seattle.
  • What is Love?

    Capitol Hill businesses SugarPill and Substantial teamed up earlier this year to create the Love is Action campaign, offering open-source designs for civic action.
    Now the neighborhood community council, chamber of commerce and First Covenant Church Seattle have co-opted the Love is Action message to build awareness and support in the community.

  • March for Science
    It was Saturday morning, and Sasha and Jeff Jones had decided to spend it standing on the Cal Anderson Park ballfield with signs to support funding for scientific research. Neither are scientists by trade, but they’re both big fans of astronomy and “pretty much anything that has to do with space,” Jeff said. But what really worries them is current policy on climate change, and potable water.
  • Residents talk Pike People Street

    The Seattle Department of Transportation has a new strategy for Pike People Street this year: all 10 events this summer will be at the same time.
    Attendees of the Capitol Hill Renters Initiative’s April meeting had a chance to weigh in on possible activities and issues SDOT should consider when planning the event.

  • Going beyond Capitol Hill

    Capitol Hill Housing is looking to expand its services outside Seattle, the affordable housing developer working toward financial sustainability.
    At the annual Capitol Hill Housing stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, April 18, CEO Chris Persons told attendees a name change is also being considered as the agency rethinks its service area.

  • PPUNC strategizes making conservation, mandatory housing affordability work together
    The Pike/Pine corridor doesn’t have many character structures left over from the ’40s and earlier, but preservation-minded Capitol Hill residents like Liz Dunn don’t want to see them come down over mandatory affordable housing requirements being developed by the city.
  • Historical society strategizes landmarks public project
    The Capitol Hill Historical Society held a brainstorming session Saturday, bouncing around ideas for a landmarks project that would highlight the history of the neighborhood.
  • Governor says America needs to make sure Trump is a 'temporary shadow,' not a 'permanent stain'
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week shared his insight into the latest controversial topics and addressed the importance of ethical leadership under the new presidential administration.
  • Put a lid on it

    With money on the table from the Washington State Convention Center Addition public benefits package, the Lid I-5 group continues to push for a feasibility study to cover portions of Interstate 5.

     
  • Pike People Street triples down

    From a summertime intro to a soggy fall varietal, this year’s Pike People Street program is a mix of what seemed to work for the first two.
    First tested over three Saturdays in August 2015, Pike People Street is a program that creates a pedestrian-only portion of East Pike while attempting to activate the space for socializing, entertainment, shopping and dining.

  • Community checks out Volunteer Park Amphitheater final design
    Owen Richards Architects presented the final schematic designs for a new Volunteer Park amphitheater during an open house last Thursday, April 6, where the public had a chance to weigh in on the project.
  • Pride and prejudice
    Plans for two local solidarity marches to coincide with a national pride and unity walk in Washington, D.C., have created tensions between Seattle PrideFest and Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally organizers.
  • Pillow Fight Seattle feathers Cal Anderson Park
    Flash mob organizers Seattle Deviants put together their annual Pillow Fight Seattle on Saturday, April 1, in Cal Anderson Park. Founder Gus Catalano dressed as Donald Trump, electing to be batted around by participants for nearly an hour. Many of the pillows were donated this year by a local hotel. Donations were collected for Compass Housing Alliance and the Downtown Emergency Service Center.
  • Country Doctor dental clinic nearing funding goal
    Ahead of a third go with the East Design Review Board, Country Doctor Community Health Center director Linda McVeigh shared plans for a new all-access dental clinic in Capitol Hill with community members on Wednesday, followed by an ask to help fill a gap in donor funding.
  • Tensions high in Central District
    Sara Mae, owner of 701 Coffee on 23rd Avenue, and a few Central District residents gathered Saturday afternoon to discuss some measures regarding gentrification and the recent shootings in the historically black neighborhood.
  • Central District runs through Tenant Rights Bootcamp
    Be: Seattle partnered with Legal Action Center for their second-to-last winter Tenant Rights Bootcamp session last Wednesday at the Hollow Earth Radio. The bootcamp was broadcasted live on the radio and sponsored by SAFE in Seattle (Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction).
  • Neighborhood gets educated about safe consumption sites
    Two pilot locations for safe drug consumption sites in King County haven’t yet been determined, but education and advocacy remains strong on the Hill.
  • Umoja rally plants seeds, turns into Ike's protest
    An anti-gentrification march Saturday night in the Central District ended in a brief confrontation with Ian Eisenberg, owner of Uncle Ike’s pot shop.
  • Coffee with a Cop: Part II
    For the second week in a row, community members had a chance to have Coffee with a Cop and chat with East Precinct officers in a casual setting, this time at the Starbucks at 824 E. Pike. 
  • Year One: Link ridership spikes with Capitol Hill, UW stations
    Sound Transit held a birthday party inside the Capitol Hill and University of Washington light rail stations Friday, celebrating the extremely popular first year of University Link ridership.
  • Update: Black Dot facing eviction at Midtown Center
    Less than a month ago, Africatown CEO K. Wyking Garrett stood inside the Black Dot business incubator and economic center he cofounded and told community members about plans to redevelop Midtown Center around the neighborhood’s needs. Now, Black Dot is facing eviction on 23rd and Union.
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