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Know what’s happening now in Lake City. We keep you up-to-date on local activities, LCFF committee work, and other good things to enjoy about your neighborhood.

Spring Planting In Lake City

Lion’s, Youth and LCFF Partnering on Lake City Way Planters

On May 25th, Mark Mendez’s Lake City Leaders, the Lake City Lion’s Chuck Dickey and I joined up to freshen up the soil and put some bright colored perennials to augment the annuals in the concrete pots that line both the east and west sides of LCW from 120th to 125th. The LC Leaders (participants of a program through the Lake City Community Center and Meadowbrook Teen Center) put on their “Something Is Happening In Lake City” Clean and Safe shirts and got a quick lesson from Chuck on proper planting techniques.The Lake City Lion’s, through Chuck’s dedication, have been helping to maintain these planters for many years. It was great to see the youth working along side Chuck in this effort that provides a simple amenity that brightens up the corridor a bit. The Lion’s and LCFF provided the flowers and soil and the youth provided the elbow grease. A little something we can all be proud of here in the neighborhood.

The Lake City Lion’s have and continue to do so much within the Community. Their work often goes unnoticed in the world of social media that is a primary mode of acknowledging and promoting positive community work. Next time you run across one of our Lake City Lions, often working out of the Community Center, be sure to thank them for their service and commitment to the Community.

Lake City Lions Website

 

Conversation on Homelessness

Great Turnout for Community Conversation on Homeless in LC

Thank you to all who came out on May 24th to listen to insights from our panelists on the current state of homelessness in our Community. It was a very respectful evening and we hope that all who attended felt inspired to continue the conversation about this issue that effects us all. Lake City Future First would like to extend our gratitude to our panelists and our wonderful moderator, Pam Russell. Pam is the pastor at Prince of Peace  Lutheran Church and did a great job of keeping the evening on track and posing important questions to the panel. For those unable to attend, you missed out on piroshki and pickled vegetables from Lake City’s own Korochka Tavern.

Please be sure to join us for the next Community Conversation on Wednesday, June 21st where we will be sharing results from the Imagine Lake City Together grant process.

Imagine Lake City Together Page

Farmers Market is Just Around the Corner

June 8th is Opening Day!

 

The Lake City Farmers Market was opened in 2002 and has been bringing delicious, local food to the community every year since. It is a popular local destination with over 30 farmers and food artisans who offer a great selection of delicious seasonal fruits, berries, organic produce, eggs, local baked goods, pasture raised meats, ciders, honey, preserves, ready-to-eat foods and more throughout the season. Activities for kids, free cooking classes, and other events schedules EVERY week. Next to a lovely park with picnic area, seating and shady trees. Free market parking in the underground Lake City Library lot. See you there!

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market

THURSDAYS

Location: NE 125th st and 28th Ave NE, next to the Lake City Public Library

Market dates: June 8-October 5

Market Hours: 3pm-7pm

 

Homeless In Lake City

A Community Conversation

 Lake City Future First will host a free conversation on Wednesday, May 24th about the state of homelessness in Lake City. The Community Conversation will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle.

Join us for food from Korochka Tavern, information from local agencies servicing the ­­homeless and moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.

 

The panel, moderated by Pam Russell, Pastor, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, includes: Chuck BrillResident McDermott Place; Lieutenant Kevin Grossman, Seattle Police, North Precinct Operations; Melanie Neufeld, Pastor at Seattle Mennonite Church; George ScarolaCity of Seattle, Director of Homelessness; and Dave Warner, Peer Support Specialist, Valley Cities Behavioral Health.

The panel will discuss how their agencies and organizations are working locally to assist the homeless, where they see improvements, where there are gaps in services, where individuals, businesses and agencies can support efforts, and we will hear first-hand from a formerly homeless individual about his experience in Lake City. Community members are encouraged to attend and ask questions of our panel.

Korochka Tavern Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/korochka/

Great Event to Talk About the 125th Street Park Space

Thanks to All Who Participated

Fifteen Lake City Neighbors came out on a beautiful sunny Saturday to give their time and energy to ideas around the concrete plaza known as the Lake City Mini Park. We received wonderful support from participants attending  the national Congress for New Urbanism conference. I met about 20 of the CNU folks downtown and we loaded a bus to come up to Lake City and meet our Lake City group at the Mennonite Church for a lively discussion about the possibilities for the space. We look forward to sharing some of the ideas that came out of the event at upcoming events including our concert series starting on June 7th and our Farmers Market booth this summer.

It was really wonderful to get outside perspective from the CNU participants and their ideas and enthusiasm were matched by our own dedicated community members. We did not solve the issues that the plaza has but I believe it helped reinforce the concept that this is an important space and that it has the potential to be an asset.

Enjoy Lake City!