Neighborhood Groups

The third annual Relay For Life of Highline will launch this year's fund-raising drive for the American Cancer Society with a Kick-Off Party on Thursday, Jan. 31.

Anyone in the community who is interested participating as an organizer, team captain or team member or in learning more is invited to attend the party.

The 7 p.m.

01/21/2008

A frequently used buzzword these days is sustainability, which refers to methods for perpetuating the lifespan of everything from plants to architecture.

Megawatt is a nonprofit organization that was established four years ago to bolster the sustainability of West Seattle. Although it helped the broader community, the group realized it cannot sustain itself.

01/08/2008

The annual Community Food and Toy Drive for Des Moines and Federal Way is now in high gear, and South King Fire and Rescue is asking for the public's generosity once again.

Donations of canned goods, non-perishable (dry) food items and new, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals, please) will be accepted at each fire station from now, through Dec. 12.

Donations of cash or checks made out to the "Community Food and Toy Drive" will also be collected.

Delivery of food and toys to needy families is set for Dec.

11/20/2007

The annual Community Food and Toy Drive for Des Moines and Federal Way kicks into high gear this weekend, and South King Fire and Rescue is asking for the public's generosity once again.

Donations of canned goods, non-perishable (dry) food items and new, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals, please) will be accepted at each fire station from Saturday, Nov. 17, through Dec. 12.

Donations of cash or checks made out to the "Community Food and Toy Drive" will also be collected.

Delivery of food and toys to needy families is set for Dec.

11/12/2007

Last week's West Seattle Herald article "Port Cool on condos near Terminal 5" (Oct. 10) may have left the wrong impression with West Seattleites about the proposal by Sound Legacy Partners to develop the former CEM site on Harbor Avenue in Alki.

This project is about much, much more than condos; it's about creating a valuable asset that fosters public access, local business development and job creation, and environmental best practices.

10/16/2007

The completion of several projects listed in West Seattle's neighborhood plans resulted in major improvements to neighborhoods, but with a loss of city support the plans have faltered, an independent city audit has found.

Nearly 900 residents were surveyed for the audit ordered by Seattle City Councilwoman Sally Clark to review the mid-life progress of the 20-year plans. It included people who helped craft the plans in the late 1990s and some who did not, said assistant city auditor Mary Denzel.

The review, released Sept.

10/02/2007

Ballard will not gain anything, in my opinion, from reelecting Jean Godden to the Seattle City Council.

10/01/2007

The new Crown Hill Neighborhood Association is gearing up to tackle some of the biggest issues in the community, from the future of an old school building to the unwanted Safeway discount gas station.

The group aims to build a unified voice in a neighborhood where residents are often detached from each other, said Molly Hanson, president of the group.

One of its biggest goals is to find a way to purchase the old Crown Hill School, preserve its current services and create a community center for the neighborhood.

"There's a disconnect here - there's no center," H

05/08/2007
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BIG HAT FUN. Little boy at Small Faces Development Center at leased Crown Hill School enjoys fun with a hat. The Seattle School District may sell unused school buildings and tenants are seeking way to buy the structures to keep them from developers. Amber Trillo photo.

West Seattle is fondly remembering Charlie Chong, the diminutive Admiral district resident who led a West Seattle uprising against the city's 1994 "urban village" vision of the future, was elected to the Seattle City Council, and made three runs at mayor.

Chong died April 26 of post-operative complications unrelated to surgery. He was 80.

05/01/2007
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Charlie Chong

Seattle School Board members have asked district staff to come up with alternatives to a proposal that would alter the districts' youth and family policy for tenants in surplus buildings.

04/03/2007
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