First Place School Monthly Fish Fry Fundraiser: Friday, April 21--DELICIOUS!

Looking for an easy Friday night dinner at a decent price with profits to benefiting a worthy cause? Well, look no further than First Place School’s monthly Fish Fry Fundraiser. Pre-order your meal online ( and either pick it up to-go or stay and dine with your neighbors. Either way, the food is Delicious! Getchasome! Located at the corner of 20th & Spruce, First Place School is a primary school that provides culturally competent educational services to students from the Neighborhood and the Greater Seattle Area. Come for the food, get a tour of the historic building, and meet your neighbors. That's a win-win-win! See you there!



Mark Your Calendars -- SPRING SWEEP: April 22

Said a very wise person: “there is no greater joy in life than picking up someone else's trash.” 

That's right folks--this year's Neighborhood Spring Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 (aka Earth Day)! Winter is past us and spring is here, which means it’s a great time to tidy up the neighborhood. All those bits and pieces of trash on the sidewalks, curbs and streets--those things don't pick themselves up. They need your help! WE need your help. So, mark your calendars.  From 10:00am--1:00pm @ Centerstone (722 18th Ave), we will provide bags, gloves, garbage pickers, vests for all volunteers. All volunteers should be prepared for working in the rain, and don't forget that positive attitude. We will divide into teams and give our beautiful neighborhood the LOVE that it deserves. There will also be morning refreshments and a post-sweep Happy Hour at Chucks Hop Shop . All are welcome to join--as always, the more the merrier. See you there.


King County--Your Services Center Project UPDATE

In January, “End the Prison Industrial Complex” (EPIC) filed an appeal with the City’s Hearing Examiner challenging the validity of the City’s decision to grant a permit to King County for the construction of a new Youth Services Center courthouse, office building, and detention center on the site of the current facility at 12th Avenue and Alder.  The Hearing Examiner in early March dismissed that appeal, allowing the City’s permit to stand.

The opponents of the County’s plans to build a new facility continue to carry forth their argument in the political arena.  Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell and King County Councilmember Rod Dombowski have written an editorial published by “The Stranger” opposing the County’s plans.

A response to that position written by King County Superior Court judges, Laura Inveen and Wesley St. Clair can be found at

The county makes its case for the new center on the Capitol Hill Blog at




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