October in Lake City

Busy Times in the Neighborhood

There has been a lot happening this month with still more to come! We wrapped up our regular clean up schedule with the “Fall Clean” on Sunday, October 21st. A huge thank you to over 65 volunteers who came out and supported the effort. The event coincided with the Celebration of Life of a true Lake City hero, Chuck Dickey. It was great to see so many people from the community come out to honor one of our very best “Lake Cityzens”.

LCFF and Kaffeeklatsch delivered over 300 pumpkins to the North Seattle Family Resource Center (NSFRC), Family Works and in advance of the 3rd Annual Lake City Pumpkin Palooza coming up on Sunday, October 28th.

But before we get to that we have the 26th Annual Trick or Treat Walk sponsored by NSFRC and LCFF with Fright Night immediately following at the Lake City Community Center (Friday, October 26th starting at 5:15 at the Lake City Mini Park).

We hosted Senator David Frockt on Monday, October 22nd for a business luncheon. A big thanks to Hellbent Brewery for providing space and to Manoushe Express for the wonderful food.

Please do join us for the 3rd Annual Lake City Pub Crawl to benefit North Helpline (November 10th) Tickets here: click for info and tickets

Be sure to mark your calendars for the next Community Conversation on “Arts and Culture” in Lake City (November 13th from 6:30-8 at the Community Center.

From the Family of Chuck Dickey

Message from Chuck’s Daughter, Susan, Announces Memorial and Services

“Hello, you always wonder how to start an email such as this….know this to be true- 

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Charles / Chuck Dickey.  He passed away peacefully at his home September 23, 2018. 

He had been ill, yet not everyone knew that, he had completed a intense cancer treatment during April thru July. He had an amazing ability to “hide” things that were personal and focused his days on being active and part of the community. To all of you,  I am sorry to bear the news of his passing away.  Continue reading “From the Family of Chuck Dickey”

Don’t Miss the Next One

Crime and Safety Community Conversation

August 31 CC
Small Group Conversation

On August 31st about 60 of your neighbors came out to talk with various City and LCFF Partner Organizations about issues of Crime and Safety. Mary Amberg and Officer Gardea engaged people on personal safety and 911 calls. Randy Wiger from Parks, Christa Dumpys from Department of Neighborhoods and Officer Storm led discussions on Find It Fix It, park activation and general policing issues. Continue reading “Don’t Miss the Next One”

Lake City Murals

The World is Our Canvas

Do you know who painted those colorful murals around the Lake City Community Center? At the request of the community, and thanks in large part to efforts spearheaded by Chuck Dickey – a Lake City resident, volunteer, community advocate, and Chamber and Lion’s Club member – the Lake City Mural Arts Project employed 30+ Seattle Community Court defendants doing court-ordered community service to design and produce these beautiful public artworks in late 2009. The theme of the mural facing Albert Davis Park reflects the history and character of Lake City.

The next time you stroll by, take a moment to pause, look closely, and appreciate the vision, care, and elbow grease given by so many people.

Read Seattle Community Court News, December 2009 (PDF) for project details (page 2), including  awesome step-by-step photos that show the artists at every stage of work (page 9) and the dedication ceremony (page 8).