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Photos by Brandon Macz: Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce chair Jeff Pelletier gives the State of the Hill address at Queer/Bar on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Photos by Brandon Macz: Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce chair Jeff Pelletier gives the State of the Hill address at Queer/Bar on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:04 AM

“The chamber of commerce is evolving through what is called the Capitol Hill Alliance,” said Jeff Pelletier, chair for the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce.

  • Central Co-op taps Community Lunch on Capitol Hill for yearlong partnership

    Central Co-op and Community Lunch on Capitol Hill are partnering up this year to promote access to healthy food for low-income residents and people experiencing homelessness.


  • Yes to SCS campaign hitting the streets

    The process of discerning which neighborhood will host the first Safe Consumption Space and choosing a building is underway. Seattle City Council will address the implementation phase at the end of February.
    “I would be very surprised if on the 28th we will be announcing the opening of a facility,” Johnson said.

  • Sullivan House receives city landmark status
    The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board was divided about whether to designate Capitol Hill’s Patrick and Johanna Sullivan House at the start of deliberations on Wednesday, but ultimately granted the 120-year-old house landmark status in a 6-2 vote based on its historic style and neighborhood prominence.
  • Capitol Hill Pride organizers attempting another festival after denial last year
    Capitol Hill Pride has announced its plans to host another Pride Weekend festival in June, despite being denied a permit from the city last year and community stakeholders reinvesting in PrideFest as the new organizer of the annual event when it took over in 2017.
  • Seattle group working to restore, retrofit historic trolley cars
    The Friends of the Benson Trolleys is using the momentum of the Center City Connector line to campaign for the retrofitting of vintage trolleys to run on Seattle’s growing streetcar line.
  • King County celebrates peacemaking
    King County officials acknowledged the successes of the fairly recent addition of peacemaking circles as a form of restorative justice during the first Peacemaking Summit at Seattle University on Friday, Jan. 26.
  • Second wave of resistance at Seattle Women's March
    Women’s marches took place all across the United States following the inauguration of Donald Trump, with a call to not only secure and protect women’s rights, but also defend human rights wherever they were threatened.
  • People Street spreading out of Capitol Hill
    A three-year experiment in Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine corridor has the Seattle Department of Transportation ready to take specially timed pedestrian-only streets citywide.
  • Dreams of civil rights leaders continue
    Malcolm X’s third daughter Ilyasah Shabazz shared her memories about her father and civil rights leader the importance of knowing history and how it affects the future, and our responsibility as community members to continue the fight with injustice by any means necessary during the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day at First Baptist Church on Jan. 11.
  • Historic Galbraith House coming down
    Sound has no immediate plans for its 17th Avenue property where the historic Galbraith House is in the process of being salvaged and then demolished, its demise determined necessary due to safety concerns.
  • Seattle Clinic Defense watching out for Capitol Hill Planned Parenthood
    The Seattle Clinic Defense holds pro-choice rallies outside the Planned Parenthood offices in Capitol Hill each month, and last Saturday organizers had expected to be countering a decently sized anti-abortion group — only about five people ended up showing...
  • Activist sharing tools for protection in queer, femme communities

    Local environmental and LGBTQIA activist Brooke Wylie is offering a hands-on approach to defending one’s safety. She and the WildRose Bar have teamed up to offer free self-defense courses on the first Saturday of each month.

     
  • United front for Seattle's next women's march

    Organizers for the first Womxn’s March on Seattle had anticipated up to 80,000 people to show up on Jan. 21, 2017 — about twice as many participated. This year there is even more organizational support, a more easily accessible starting point, more early planning by government agencies and a lot of expectations.

  • Our Best campaign to give young black men tools for success
    The Our Best: Black Male Achievement Mentoring Campaign is an initiative to boost graduation rates and set young black men on a path toward future success through supportive mentorship.
  • Saying goodbye to 2017 on the Hill

    It’s been an interesting year for Seattle, one of changes, adversity and transitions. We even had four different mayors before the year’s end.
    But it’s finally time to say goodbye to 2017 and usher in the New Year. So, here’s a long list of places to go and things to do as the ball readies to drop and usher us into 2018.

  • Seattle gets trophy fever
    A piece of hockey lore paid a visit to Seattle on Thursday, marking 100 years since the Seattle Metropolitans became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup.
  • A short list of what's open for Christmas

    It’s almost the big day — Christmas — when many businesses settle in for a brief winter’s nap. So, what about folks in need of last-minute supplies, food and Christmas spirits? Here’s a very short list for those who need it.

     
  • Capitol Hill resident spreading love far and wide

    Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet are the colors of the rainbow. They are also a huge part of Tara Clark’s life.
    It’s what her dashboard is full of. And her trunk. And her back seats.

  • Community council remains focused on housing, harm reduction
    Natalie Curtis has been holding down the fort for the Capitol Hill Community Council for months, and she’s hopeful she’ll see renewed interest from residents in getting engaged with a number of neighborhood initiatives in 2018.
  • Estate executor opposes Sullivan House landmark nomination
    Ann Thorson regrets marketing her deceased aunt’s former residence as a restoration. If she hadn’t held out for the best price, maybe the sale would have gone through before a neighbor nominated the 119-year-old P.J. Sullivan House for preservation as a historic landmark.
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