Lake City Home Based Business Fair

Do you have a home based business in Lake City?

If you are interested in sharing your home based business as part of a free “Fair” with your neighbors please take this brief survey:

Survey

If you run a home based business in Lake City, Lake City Future First would like to connect with you. Plans are underway for a home based business fair in April of 2018 with details to be finalized soon. The brief survey above will help to determine interest and participation. LCFF would like to help the many home based business in our neighborhood connect with the broader Community. Those that complete the survey will be contacted before the end of January 2018 with event details.

 

Changes Coming To Lake City Library

In Early 2018 the Lake City Branch Will Close for Interior Remodel

The following is taken from The Seattle Public Library Foundation’s information regarding Lake City’s library remodel scheduled to begin in late February of 2018. The foundation anticipates that the Library will be closed for approximately five months during the work. LCFF will be working with the Library to keep you informed on how this will effect programs offered by the Library and how individuals and groups can help support this remodel through fund raising.

“In 2018, the Seattle Public Library plans a major renovation of its Lake City Branch, expanding the amount of public space to meet the needs of a dynamic neighborhood this is rapidly growing and changing. Lake City is one of the most heavily used libraries in the city with more than 220,000 patron visits last year. – There is high demand for use of the library’s computers and free WIFI as well as public meeting rooms. Mores students attend the Lake City’s after school Homework Help program often taking up most of the public seating. Continue reading “Changes Coming To Lake City Library”

Mariachi in Albert Davis Park

The Lake City Latino Community Brought Mariachi Music for All to Enjoy

LCFF was honored to play a small part in supporting Peggy Herandez and the Lake City Latino Community’s effort to bring live Mariachi music to Albert Davis Park on Saturday, December 16th. Over 100 neighbors came out on a beautiful Winter day to enjoy the music of  El Mariachi Monarcos . The event was supported by a grant from Seattle Parks and Recreation and warm beverages were provided by Molly with the Lake City Farmers Market and Annette from the Kaffeeklatsch. Nancy Pew from the library was there to hand out hand warmers for those that needed and Lake City’s own Monica Sweet once again provided amazing technical support for the group. Monica’s sound engineering continues to be top notch and always rising to the challenge of new instruments and configurations.

Congratulations to Peggy, the Lake City Young Leaders and Families Adelante for putting on a great show and treating us all to a very special event in Lake City.

 

Great Celebration and Great Community

LCFF Thanks All of You Who Joined Us and Helped Support a Great Year of Community Conversations

LCFF wrapped up our Community Conversations with a wonderful celebration including great food from Kaffeeklatsch and Manila Manila, the lovely piano work of John Garlington and the honoring of a few well deserving individuals. Several of our past Community Conversation participants were on hand to answer questions and engage with attendants.

In addition to a wrap up of the 2017 Community Conversation we also gave out awards to some of our stellar community members.

Sandy Motzer, LCNA chair, awarded Peggy Hernandez the “Chuck Dickey” Community Service award for all the amazing work Peggy has done in the Community.

LCFF awarded our “Small Business of the Year” award to Annie Stocker of Two Dog Yoga. LCFF also recognized the outstanding commitment and dedication of Molly Burke of the Lake City Farmer’s Market.

Please be on the look out for our Community Conversations in 2018 as we continue our dedication to informing, engaging and empowering the Lake City Community.

New “Small Business Advisory Council”

Mayor Durkan Signs Executive Order to Establish Small Business Advisory Council

Annette (owner of Kaffeeklatsch in Lake City) talks with Mayor Durkan at the signing

On November 30th, LCFF Executive Director along with LCFF Board Member and Kaffeeklatsch owner, Annette Heide-Jessen, joined new Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan as she singed legislation to create Seattle’s first Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC). The signing took place at Elliott Bay Book Company in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Mayor Durkan said that the new Council would help to ensure that small businesses have a role in informing policies and programs as well as access to resources. The council will provide input on impact of City decisions, make policy recommendations, and help increase access to tools and resources available to small businesses.

LCFF looks forward to working with the new Mayor and staff to ensure that issues and needs of our Lake City small businesses are being addressed.