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Neighborhood news roundup: city grants, student artwork, transit alerts, business name changes

December 6th, 2013 · Comments

Here’s a roundup of miscellaneous neighborhood news.

The City of Seattle has awarded Neighborhood Matching Fund grants to 36 community groups, including two in our neighborhood. Greenwood P-Patch will receive $24,000 to add 11 garden plots, ADA accessibility, children’s play area, columnar orchard, and larger community gathering space. The North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood will receive $20,000 for North Seattle Disaster Planning and Preparedness. The money will go towards disaster planning workshops, emergency kits and installation of two Emergency Hubs.

Congratulation to Viewlands Elementary third-grader Kaliyah, one of 12 student artwork winners for Seattle City Light’s 2nd Annual Shrinking Bigfoot Calendar. Students in grades 3-6 were asked to illustrate how they can save energy and shrink their carbon footprint (Kaliya’s artwork is below). Calendars are $10; all proceeds benefit Project Share, a one-time emergency assistance program that helps customers with their electric bill.

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Mexican restaurant Hecho (initially called Vecino) is hoping to open sometime in early 2014 in the former Carmelita vegetarian restaurant spot at 7314 Greenwood Ave. N.

Sweet Lou’s Tavern at 820 NW 85th St. has changed its name to The Lamplighter.

Seattle Public Utilities provides 50 percent off utility bills for income-qualified customers through its Utility Discount Program. (For example, a family of four making less than $4,819 a month may qualify.) Check out information online or call 206-684-0268.

Seattle Department of Transportation has released its updated Bicycle Master Plan, including a link to the Northwest Sector map.

As the weather gets colder and snow is possible, bus riders should sign up for Metro Transit Alerts to receive email or text messages warning about significant disruptions to Metro bus service.

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