LCFF is proud to post this article by local youth, Alanna Ramirez, as part of our hope to provide the personal stories and observations of those who call Lake City “home”.
Title: Knowing Reality – by Alanna ramirez
“For years the beauty industry has influenced many trends and beauty secrets; whether that’s to curl your hair with soda cans, or learning how to clear a blemish overnight. This industry has become a huge platform to showcase standards of beauty among many different races and cultures. Although this can be seen as a good way to inspire and educate young individuals, the beauty world has become a blindfold to cover up the true meaning of what beauty is. Especially towards women of color being affected by the racism and fake body image standards they are expected to obtain.
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Mariachi Comes to Albert Davis Park
December 16th at 3pm
Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation and
the Latino community of Lake City, for a wonderful
wintertime concert! Hot beverages and hand warmers
provided. Rain or shine. Dress for the weather and
Get ready to have some fun!
Volunteer support provided by Familias
Adelante and Lake City Young Leaders
CONCIERTO CON “EL MARIACHI MONARCAS”
3p.m. Parque Albert Davis
(Junto a la biblioteca de Lake City)
Seattle Parks and Recreation y la
comunidad latina de Lake City, ¡te
invitan a un maravilloso concierto de
Se ofrecerán bebidas calientes y calentadores para
manos. Llueva o truene. Vengan abrigados y alístense para
divertirse! Apoyo de voluntarios proporcionado por Familias Adelante y
Lake City Young Leaders ¿Sabías que en el 2011
la UNESCO inscribió al Mariachi en la Lista Representativa del Patrimonio Cultural
Inmaterial de la Humanidad?
World Dance Returns to LC
- Turkish, Lebanese and Persian dances
- Dances from Mexico, India, China, Ethiopia and the U.S.
- Children’s dances
- The Limbo and the Electric Slide
- The Cha Cha
- And other fun dances from around the world!
This event is organized by: Children’s Home Society of Washington/North Seattle Family Resource Center; Seattle Public Library; Hunger Intervention Program; Lake City Future First; Seattle Parks and Recreation, Lake City Youth Leaders, Lake City Seniors and community residents.
28th Avenue Street Murals are Going In!
Working through Seattle Department of Transportation’s “Pavement to Parks” program, 28th Avenue NE is receiving a vibrant street mural in addition to painted crosswalks to bookend the street to provide safer pedestrian passage.
A huge thank you goes to LCFF Planning and Development Co-Chair Ray Robinson for shadowing the project and providing the final designs as well as the incredible advocacy and support from Janine Blaeloch and Monica Sweet of Lake City Greenways. Thank you to Lake City Farmer’s Market director, Molly Burke and Two Dog Yoga owner Annie Stocker, for their engagement. Special thanks to Mark Mendez and his Lake City Young Leaders Program and all the residents that gave their time to have input on the design.
Lake City Future First brought additional attention to the potential project to SDOT through the Only in Seattle grant initiative in 2017 and was able to secure funds to make it a reality.
The project will improve pedestrian safety and enhance our collective experience in front of our Lake City Library and Community Center.
Over 700 Little Ghouls, Superheroes, Princesses & Pirates Descend Upon Lake City
Over 30 Lake City Businesses took part in the 25th Annual Trick-or-Treat Walk sponsored by the North Seattle Family Resource Center and LCFF. It was amazing to see LCW crowded with families on a gorgeous October evening. The turn out was more than we could have ever expected and was a sight to behold. Families had the opportunity to end the evening with the Lake City Lions at the LC Community Center for their annual “Fright Night Festivities” and some treats.
LCFF followed up the event on Sunday at the Kaffeeklatsch with partners; Hunger Intervention, EBB, Lake City Farmers Market, North Helpline and the Watershed Pub to hold the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Palooza. Volunteers from the businesses and organizations came together the night before to clean and prep over 100 pumpkins for the event. There was live music, healthy “Halloween themed” snacks, prizes and lots of creative pumpkin decorating going on. Big thanks to Annette and Brian from the Kaffeeklatsch, Chris with LCFF and Chuck Dickey from the Lake City Lions for procuring the pumpkins for this event and for kids at the North Seattle Family Resource Center. Don’t miss the event next year!