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Published by the Laurelhurst Community Club … serving the Laurelhurst community since 1920                    July/august 2009

throw a Block Party:                       annual Meeting recognizes Neighbors
august 4 Night Out                         LCC president Jeannie hale and trustees welcomed about 80 neighbors
Take this opportunity to strengthen
                                           to the annual meeting June 17 at the Laurelhurst Community Center.
neighborhood spirit and police-            Trustee and Good Neighbor Award project coordinator Maggie Weissman,
community partnerships. Seattle            along with special guest City Councilmember Jean Godden, presented
Night Out is sponsored by the Seattle      Good Neighbor Awards to the following recipients:
Police Department. The registration        Jean amick, Wendy Becker, Justin
deadline to apply for a block party        Coughlin, Wendy Kelley, Kate
street closure is July 31. To find out     Lloyd, Brian McMullen, Don
more, contact your Block Watch             Nettelblad, heather Newman, Liz
Captain or visit the Night Out website:    Ogden, Dixie Porter, Dena schuler,            William smith, Dr. tanya
LCC encourages neighbors to                sorenson, Lucile P. townsend,
establish Block Watches. Block             and Marielle trumbauer.
Watch works using simple techniques        Appreciation for their service to the
to deter, delay, detect, and report        community was extended to retiring
crime. Promptly reporting all criminal
                                           board members Mark holden,
or suspicious activity to 9-1-1 helps
                                           heather Newmann, and Liz Ogden. M
the police assist neighbors in                                                    arielle Tr
promoting a safe and healthy               Five trustees were reelected to the with maintenance r, honored for her w
                                                                                                   of Water            ork volu
neighborhood. It’s a great way to get      board – emily Dexter, Cary Lassen,                               way No.
                                                                                                                    1, and Je nteering
                                                                                                                             an Godde
to know your neighbors, too. For           Colleen Mcaleer, stan sorscher, and
detailed information on how to start a     Leslie Wright. Three new trustees were elected: Len Nelson,
Block Watch for your block, visit LCC’s    recently retired from a technical and management career in aerospace
website or         electronics; Kirsten Curry Whitcomb, an attorney with expertise in tax
programs/blockwatch. n                     and ERISA laws, president of Rains Plan Group; and adrian Whorton,
                                           attending physician in the Emergency Department at Evergreen Hospital
                                           and medical director of Redmond Medic One.
 special appeal                            UW professor Kern ewing presented an update on the Union Bay Natural
 responses Move                            Area and invited neighbors to become involved. See article on page two.
                                           Seattle Department of Transportation Project Manager Michael Ward
 LCC Forward                               explained the planned NE 45th Street Viaduct Replacement Project and
 Thanks to the generous support            invited comments on the closure options.
 of neighbors, to date LCC’s special       LCC thanks the following businesses and city departments for their
 appeal for funding has resulted in        enthusiastic and generous support. Please patronize and thank them in
 donations that cover the budget           person for their support of our community: Great harvest Bread
 shortfall and provide seed money          Company, Maristella spa, Mrs. Cook’s, QFC, university Village
 for the Hearing Examiner hearing          starbucks II (by Crate and Barrel), university Village, the Department
 preparations.                             of Neighborhoods, and seattle Parks and recreation. n
 To support LCC’s goal that any
 expansion plan for Seattle                LCC responds to Motions to Dismiss appeal;
 Children’s must meet not only
 the needs of the hospital but
                                           hearing examiner hearing Begins July 14
 also must be compatible with the          On June 25, the City filed a motion to dismiss LCC’s SEPA appeal, which
 needs of our community, please            was filed in objection to the lack of public process in the preparation of
 make a special contribution to            the DPD’s “Revised Final Environmental Impact Statement.” On June 26,
 LCC at,             Children’s filed separate lengthy motion to dismiss. LCC responded to the
 or send a check to Laurelhurst            appeal motions and is proceeding with the combined appeal hearing.
 Community Club, PMB #373,
 4616 25th Ave. NE, Seattle,               The Hearing Examiner Hearing on Children’s EIS and Master Plan begins
 WA 98105.                                 Tuesday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hearing Examiner’s Office, 700
 Thank you for your contributions          Fifth Ave., Suite 4000. Written comments will be accepted until the close
 and continued support. n                  of the hearing and should be sent to Hearing Examiner, 700 Fifth Ave.,
                                           Suite 4000, PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA 98124-4729. n
  LaureLhurst Letter • July/august 2009

Walk on the Wild side: union Bay Natural area                                 New Laurelhurst Blog
sunday, July 19, 3 to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Join neighbors at the UW          Goes Live
Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture to explore Laurelhurst’s
backyard marvel: the Union Bay Natural Area (UBNA). Find out about the
history of this 74-acre wonder, learn more about the restoration and
transformation that has occurred at this former city dump, and see the        Check it out. News, events, issues,
vast array of wildlife that call UBNA home. With 4 miles of shoreline, this   restaurants, businesses and lots
is the second largest natural system left on Lake Washington. Considered      more. If you have a tip, story idea,
one of the best bird-watching sites in the city of Seattle, more than 200     pictures, know or see something
species of birds have been sighted here.                                      interesting in the neighborhood,
                                                                              email tips and ideas to:
Award-winning UW professor Kern Ewing, who was featured at LCC’s
Annual Meeting last month, shares stories about what makes this parcel
of urban nature so unique. Join us for a tour and exploration of this gem
and learn how you can get involved. Special activities are planned just for
children – an aquatic dip, a critter tour, and more!                                   CaLeNDar
Plan to enjoy this free event that’s open to the entire neighborhood.
Please RSVP by July 16 to Jean Robins at or          July 13 (Mon.) 7 p.m.
                                                                              LCC Board of trustees meeting
206-685-2590.                                                                 St. Stephen’s Church
UW Botanic Gardens is accepting public comments on its April 2009 draft       July 14 (Tues.) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
of the union Bay Natural area and shoreline Management Guide-                 hearing examiner hearing on
lines. This update to the 1996 management plan includes a number of           Children’s eIs and Master Plan;
guidelines and specific recommended management actions to achieve the         Deadline for written comments
                                                                              Hearing Examiner’s Office
long-term goals for the area. The new draft also assesses the conditions      700 Fifth Ave., Suite 4000
of different sub-areas, including sections of the Loop Trail and the Un-      July 16 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m.
managed Wildlife Area along Lake Washington. Recommendations include          2 scoops Combo
adding native plants, maximizing habitat diversity, and increasing and        Laurelhurst Park
coordinating teaching and research in the Union Bay Natural Area.             July 18 (Sat.) 9 a.m. to noon
                                                                              ravenna Woods Work Party
Review the guidelines at the Miller Library or download them at UWBG’s
                                                                              4701 Ravenna Avenue NE
website:           Information: Suzanne Anderson, 425-739-
Submit comments in July to n                           7977,
                                                                              July 18 (Sat.) 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                                                                              Wedgwood art Festival / Music
Bike smart seattle Debuts this summer                                         8200 35th Ave. NE
The Bike Smart Seattle program is designed to get more people riding          com/home
more often and doing so safely. Watch for a door                              July 19 (Sun.) 3 to 5 p.m.
hanger or a postcard advertising a bicycle infor-                             union Bay Natural area tours and Fun
mation packet that includes a Seattle bike map, a                             Center for Urban Horticulture
calendar of free events, and other biking informa-                            July 22 and aug. 26 (Wed.) 7 p.m.
tion. Visit the website www.cascadebicycleclub.                               Weed and sweep Brigade Work Party
org, or contact Serena Lehman, Cascade Bicycle                                SUN Park; Bring favorite garden tool.
Club Education Foundation, at 206-957-4439 or                                 July 23 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m.
                                                                              emerald City Jazz ensemble Bike                                    Laurelhurst Park
Smart is sponsored by the City of Seattle, Seattle Climate Action NOW,        July 30 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m.
and Bridging the Gap. n                                                       salmon Bake and anzanga Marimba
                                                                              Laurelhurst Park
                                                                              august 10 (Mon.) 7 p.m.
reeD Painting Gives Back to the Community                                     LCC Board of trustees meeting
                                                                              St. Stephen’s Church
REED Painting Co. approached LCC at the June board meeting and ex-
pressed interest in providing community service work around Laurelhurst.      august 14 (Fri.) 11 a.m.
                                                                              Laurelhurst Garden Club
“Refreshing the neighborhood” may include: pressure washing various           Laurelhurst Community Center
hard surfaces, painting curbs, posts, light poles, or projects at the el-     Call Cheryl for more info at 386-9106.
ementary school or community center. The motivation behind their offer        august 21 (Fri.) Deadline for
is appreciation for loyal Laurelhurst customers. Please contact Cole Palea,   Laurelhurst newsletter copy and
REED Painting Co., at 206.965.0504 or with your            advertising
suggestions on how they might help beautify Laurelhurst.                      suN Park’s Weed and sweep Brigade
                                                                              work parties: Second Saturday of each
Another way REED Painting Co. is supporting the community is by spon-         month, 10 a.m. to noon; fourth Wednesday
soring a “Paint Out Cancer” summer fundraising event benefitting Seattle      evening of each month, 7 to 8 p.m.
Children’s. REED has pledged $100 from each job more than $2,500 and          Master Gardener Clinic
encourages customers to match their contribution. n                           Mondays, 4 to 8 p.m.
                                                                              Center for Urban Horticulture Atrium
                                                                                   LaureLhurst Letter • July/august 2009
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ALL PAINTING SERVICES: Reed Painting                                 503 -789-5754.                                           STANDARD CAR SERVICE: To and from SeaTac,
Company, Laurelhurst’s Neighborhood Painter.                         FOR RENT: Laurelhurst/University Office Suite.           all other occasional needs. Efficient, reliable,
Craftsman painters for your home. info@reed-                         Great location: close to Burke Gillman Trail,            prompt. Fully licensed & insured. Visit www. 206.965.0504. Please help us Paint                        University Village, and UW. Share administra-   or call 930-0316.
Out Cancer!                                                          tion assistant, library, and conference room with        SUSAN’S CLEANING SERVICE: Cleaning special-
AVAILABLE: Responsible retired lady, qualified                       attorneys and CPA. Possible joint marketing and          ist. Dependable, reliable, efficient. Licensed/
home caregiver. Will also house sit and care for                     referrals. Contact Carol, 206-523-6470.                  bonded/insured. 781-8876.
animals. Excellent references. Call Millie 206-                      FOR RENT: Villa Pacifica, waterfront villa in a          WANTED: Styrofoam packing peanuts, air
293-2784 or Karin 206-829-9415.                                      secure gated community north of Puerto Vallarta          pillows, and bubblewrap. (No blocks, how-
AVAILABLE VARIETY SERVICES: Housecleaning,                           Typically $1600/wk, maid service. Sleeps 4+,             ever.) Please drop off in driveway at 3415 W.
laundry, ironing, alterations, cooking, etc.                         AC. 206-769-1300,                   Laurelhurst Drive NE.
Mary, 286-8093.                                                      HOUSESITTING: Responsible college student                YOGA/TAI CHI: Instruction for beginners.
COMPUTER HELP – RAPID RESPONSE:                                      with over five years of experience caring for            Gentle, simple fitness and relaxation to practice
Experienced teacher/tutoring. Hardware/soft-                         Laurelhurst homes, pets and gardens. Available           at home, any age, for the rest of your life. Call
ware installation. Microsoft certifications: Word,                   June-August. Eliza: or                  Karin 206-829-9415 or e-mail karin.fies@gmail.
Excel, Access. Laurelhurst refs. Matt, 525-8077.                     206-218-5022.                                            com for information.
COUNSELOR in your neighborhood: Licensed                             PAINTING: Joe the Painter. Joe Jabon. Cell: 383-
Masters-level counselor offering support to                          6725; Email: Affordable
seniors and adults struggling with depression                        residential painting... Small jobs and condos            The Laurelhurst Letter is published ten times
and life transitions, including family consults on                   welcomed… Licensed, Bonded and Insured...                a year. DISPLAY ADS cost $75 per space per
Dementia. Lindsey Hewes, 206-335-9995.                               Great references.                                        issue, with a five-issue commitment paid in ad-
CRYSTAL CLEAN: 15 years successfully cleaning                        PAINTING: Residential and small commercial.              vance. Laurelhurst-area businesses have prior-
Windermere and Laurelhurst homes. Special                            Licensed, insured and bonded. Pressure wash-             ity. Call Leslie at 229-1505. UNCLASSIFIED ADS
cleaning projects, laundry, ironing, etc.; party                     ing available. No job too small. Contact Rick            are free for PAID members of the Laurelhurst
cleaning; available weekends; quality guaran-                        Johnson, 206-427-0708.                                   Community Club, except that repeat ads or ads
teed. 425-745-5753.                           RELIABLE: College student available mid-June to          deemed commercial (including home business-
DOG WALKER: Experienced, honest, reliable dog                        mid-August for nannying, babysitting, housesit-          es, real estate rentals, and houses for sale) cost
walker with excellent references and reasonable                      ting, dogwalking, or to lend a hand around the           $20; 25-word maximum. Sorry, no unclassified
rates., e-mail walkdog-                          house/with a project. Lots of Laurelhurst experi-        ads taken by phone. Email copy to laurelhurst-, or call Erin Eskenazi at 384-                        ence, rates negotiable. stimson.claire@gmail.  , or mail it to 4721 47th Ave.
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            Laurelhurst Community Club                                                                                                       Permit No. 1793
           PMB #373, 4616 25th Ave. NE
                Seattle, WA 98105
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                OFFICers & trustees
               Jeannie Hale, President 525-5135

Stan Sorscher, Sec.   522-7660    Don Torrie             524-4316
Marian Joh, Treas.    985-9547    Mark Trumbauer         527-8350
Emily Dexter          526-2927    Maggie Weissman        527-6646
Colleen McAleer       525-0219    Kirsten Whitcomb       579-7219
Brian McMullen        367-9325    Adrian Whorton         729-3443
Cary Lassen           524-1928    Leslie Wright          229-1505
Len Nelson

 Newsletter:; 229-1505
 aircraft Noise hotline                         433-5393
 animal Control                                 386-7387
 Police emergency or reporting                  911
 Police, Non-emergency                          625-5011
 Community Center                               684-7529

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