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Lake City News

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.

LCFF Has Strong Start to 2018

Good News to Share

LCFF is excited to continue to expand our ability to better serve our local businesses and build Community in Lake City. On February 12th Mayor Durkan announced the recipients of the 2018 Only in Seattle grant initiative. Lake City future first was one of several neighborhoods that received funding from this program through the Office of Economic Development. The grant will help to continue to support local small businesses, convene community and help to establish opportunities throughout the Lake City Community. For additional information on the grant and allocations please visit: Only In Seattle.  Within the grant is $5,000 to help support outreach within our immigrant and refugee populations to build capacity to help ensure that the voices of our diverse Lake City are at the table.

  • LCFF received $15,000 dollars from the City and private foundations to continue and expand the work of our Lake City youth and local artists mural projects.
  • LCFF was able to secure office space on the LCW corridor just north of Elliott Bay Brewery to increase our presence and make information more available – Look for us to open sometime in March of 2018.
  • LCFF also received funding from the “Put Arts in the Park” program to once again provide entertainment in our 125th Street Mini Park as well as Albert Davis Park this spring and summer. This program is funded through the Office of Arts and Culture and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

LCFF is excited to be able to continue and improve our service within the community and are very proud of the investments being made in our work. There is much more on the horizon and we hope to share more good news soon. Thank you to all our partners and supporters and all those that live, work and recreate in Lake City.

LC Library – Lunar New Year Celebration

LCFF Is Proud to Help Sponsor SPL’s Lake City Branch Celebration

Event type Library Program
Where Lake City Branch
Room Location Meeting Room
Audience Kids & Families
Language English
Summary Join us for a family friendly celebration of Lunar New Year–the year of the Dog! Enjoy stories and crafts and treats. Traditional dress is encouraged! Potluck dishes encouraged, too.
Description Lake City Future First is our partner in this. Community members are invited to help plan the event, bring food, and help with decorations. Contact Librarian Nancy P to participate in planning!
Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Info Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian
Room Capacity Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

 

Mandatory Housing Information

Upcoming Events: Learn more about MHA

and other City services that promote equity

Specific to District 5

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and other City departments are coming to your District to share programs, get feedback, and provide opportunities to see updated maps for Mandatory Housing Affordability. We’d love to talk with you.

District 5 + 6 Open House: February 28, 6-8pm  at Whitman Middle School Gym

Public Hearings and Council Meetings

Districts 5 + 6: March 12 at Northgate Community Center

Citywide: June 25 at Seattle City Hall

Dates and times are subject to change. Click here to go to City Council’s home page.

Q&A with Annette Heide-Jessen, Owner of Kaffeeklatsch

Kaffeeklatsch, the Coffee Shop & Bakery in the Hearts of Lake City

Annette Heide-Jessen, Owner of Kaffeeklatsch

Enjoy Lake City (ELC) visited Annette Heide-Jessen at her Lake City Way bakery and coffee shop to talk about social gatherings around coffee, cake stung by a bee, and the power of working together for a better future. Annette was recently named to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkans’ newly formed Small Business Advisory Council, which will provide policy recommendations and recommend resources to help small businesses thrive amid Seattle’s current growth and affordability crisis.

  

And don’t miss our Mystery Diner’s

“Rapid Restaurant Review”

following the interview!

 

ELC: How did you get into your own business?

I was born and raised in Berlin. I had two degrees as a registered nurse and a pediatric nurse.

When I got to the States, I was 27 and I had to refresh my degrees. I got an associate’s degree, then ran out of money, so I couldn’t do it. Then I volunteered at a local hospital and I did not like the system here at all! The way it’s run, the hierarchy, the 20 people that go through a room with one patient and I thought “I don’t want to do this”.

I tried a number of jobs and ended up at Columbia City Bakery as the retail manager. I was laid off in 2009, could not find a job for the life of me. My boyfriend Brian had also been laid off from his job in construction. We were thinking “what do we do now?” We started planning Kaffeeklatsch and opened the doors in 2011.

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North Helpline Needs Your Support

Empty Bowls Event and the Impact of Sam’s Club Closure

Join North Helpline for their ninth annual Empty Bowls Silent Auction Fundraiser on Sunday February 25th, from 1:00-4:00pm, at St Matthew’s Parish (1240 NE 127th St, Seattle, WA 98125).

Tickets are available: Purchase Tickets Here

“North Helpline is proud to host its 9th annual Empty Bowls silent auction fundraiser. All profits raised from the event support the efforts of our Emergency Services and Food Bank to make sure our neighbors have food on the table and a roof overhead.

Select a hand crafted bowl created by local students and artisans. Enjoy live music while savoring a meal of soup, salad, bread, and dessert from local restaurants. Purchase a unique gift for a friend or loved one in our silent auction. All this while helping keep our neighbors in need housed and fed.

It may come as a surprise to some to learn that the impact of the closing of Sam’s Club will have a significant effect on North Helpline and our neighbors in need.

North Helpline Director, Kelly Brown, indicated that the loss of food source and funding from Sam’s Club is the biggest single setback they could have encountered.

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