Archive for March 2011
This year is the 100th Hillyard Festival celebration and the good folks on the festival committee are looking for some creative people who can design a killer centennial logo, and a new design of a hobo mascot.
The best of each will win $50 - deadline is April 12 at 4 p.m.
Follow this link for more information.
Hurry up and nominate your favorite Hillyard person by using this link or by picking up a nomination form at the Outlaw Cafe, fill it out and drop it in the box there.
The Outlaw Cafe is also where Hillyard's Annual Community Recognition Banquet will be held on April 9 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are only $5 - get them at the cafe or by e-mailing Luke Tolley at Luke.Tolley@gmail.com
There's a proposal being floated by Hillyard Futures (and supported widely by local business organizations) that would allow golf carts on streets posted at 25 mph within the area between Division and Havana, and Francis and Euclid.
The carts would not be allowed on Division, Nevada, Lincoln Road or any other arterials within that area.
Liberty Park has had a golf cart ordinance since 2006 and Deer Park added one a bit later.
Included in the proposal are seperate lanes, painted on the roads that are wide enough, to be reserved for the carts.
Thoughts? Is this a good idea? How do you feel about neighborhood cart zones?
There is some conversation this morning about a new slogan for Hillyard. An old bumper sticker full of misspellings (on purpose) is still around. It reads something like: “I'm from Hillyard an I voat”.
One new slogan suggested is:
“Moving at the Speed of Hillyard”
What do you all think? Good? Bad? Suggestions for another slogan? Please leave them here.
It's a bit of a quiet morning in Hillyard today - here are a few highlights from the Historic Merchant Committee Meeting:
The Hillyard Festival really, really needs volunteers. It's the 100 year anniversary of the festival and where many people have great plans, volunteers are needed to carry out the work during the festival. The festival is on Aug. 5 through 7.
As part of the north-south freeway project, a pedestrian bridge will be constructed over the tracks between east and west Hillyard. The Washington State Department of Transportation will construct the bridge, but not maintain the sidewalks during winter - the question remains as to who would do that?
The Chalk Art Walk will be happening again this year. It's a very popular event and businesses are trying to find a uniform way to keep the entry to their stores open (kids paint there, too). Other than that, people are looking forward to it. The Chalk Art Walk is on June 11 and this year it includes a community yard sale.
Third District legislators Senator Lisa Brown, Representative Timm Ormsby and Representative Andy Billig are having a town hall meeting on Saturday March 12 at Northeast Community Center (4001 N. Cook)
The meeting begins at 10 a.m. You may RSVP at 3rdDistLegis@leg.wa.gov
The forum will be repeated at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (2316 W. Frist Avenue) at 2 p.m. the same afternoon.
This meeting is held at Beacon Hill Events Center (4848 E. Wellesley) on March 2 from 4-5 p.m. I don’t have an agenda to post with this meeting announcement but am thinking it must have to do with the Beacon Hill development and perhaps some of the plans for the industrial area on the east side of the tracks, in Hillyard.
Here's a link that explains a bit more about the process and the projects.
Teri Stripes at City Hall is the official contact: (509) 625-6597