Capitol Hill Community Post | Community invited to learn more about Volunteer Park amphitheater replacement

From Seattle Parks
Seattle Parks and Recreation and Volunteer Park Trust invite the community to learn more about the Volunteer Park Amphitheater Replacement project on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E. The Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund provides $900,000 in funding to move the community-initiated Volunteer Park Amphitheater Replacement project forward through the final design phase and construction. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Public Health warns of overdose spike

From King County Public Health

Seven drug overdoses occurred today, January 17 in the north area of Seattle. None of the victims have died. Six of the seven individuals were transported to area hospitals for care. 

Public Health – Seattle & King County is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to track reported overdoses. At this point, we do not have information about the type of drugs consumed.

Public Health – Seattle & King County is advising people who use drugs to follow these steps to reduce the likelihood of overdose.

  • Have naloxone ready. You can get naloxone at needle exchanges and other community sites.
  • Do not use alone
  • Start low and go slow: Powders, pills and heroin may be contaminated with fentanyl that can kill rapidly. Start with a small amount and watch and wait before the next person uses. 
  • If you suspect an overdose, call 911 right away. The Good Samaritan Law protects you and the person overdosing from drug possession charges. More information on the Good Samaritan Law.
  • Seek treatment for drug use disorder to help stop using drugs – call the Washington Recovery Hotline for treatment resources. 1-866-789-1511.

If you suspect an overdose

  • Call 911 immediately and administer naloxone. Naloxone is a fast-acting drug that temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. 
  • When in doubt – administer naloxone. Naloxone is not harmful if given to someone who is not experiencing an overdose. Naloxone is a short acting drug and a person can go back into overdose so be sure to monitor the person for several hours after naloxone has been administered.
  • When you call 911, be sure to explain what is happening exactly. Dispatch will send resources based on the anticipated need. Stay on the line. 
  • While waiting for medical help to arrive, if the victim is not breathing, someone needs to breathe for the victim. A majority of overdose deaths are due to respiratory failure, so rescue breathing is critical and rescue breaths will help the person survive. Give mouth-to-mouth breathing to the victim every five seconds until emergency services arrive. CPR may be necessary if no pulse is detected. 
  • Driving someone to the ER is not recommended. In cases of respiratory failure, someone can die in the time it takes to get to an ER.
  • If someone dies as the result of a suspected drug overdose please call 911 to report the death.

Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund announces funding programs for 2019

From the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces the 2019 funding opportunities for community-initiated projects. Its two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund – support grassroots projects that build stronger neighborhoods and communities such as park improvements, public art, cultural festivals, community organizing, and much more.

The Community Partnership Fund will change for 2019 and 2020. Grant awards will be up to $25,000 per project. With this change, NMF will continue to: Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Hungarian Vizsla Lost in CD

I let my dog out last night (which I do everyday), I turned around, heard him dart and he was gone. Assuming he chased after a cat since he never leaves my side (velcro dog). We live at 26th and Cherry behind Twilight Exit. He is red, skinny, doesn’t have his collar on since we were washing it. He answers to Cass or Cassius. Super friendly. Please call 206-229-3265 and I’ll come get him or let me know where you spotted him. Again, super friendly. I’ll be up late waiting for phone calls.

Capitol Hill Community Post | 9-1-1 system down in Washington State — UPDATE: Still down

From King County

The 9-1-1 system in Washington State is down at this time. No calls are getting through to the 9-1-1 centers, either on landlines or cell phones.

People who are having an emergency in King County can call the ten-digit emergency number for the police or fire agency in their area on a landline or cell phone, or they can use Text-to-911 on their cell phone.

There is no estimate for restoration of 9-1-1 service. No additional details are available at this time.

From SPD: If you are having difficulty connecting to the Seattle 911 Center, please call 206 583-2111, 206 625-5011 or text 911

UPDATE 12/28/2018 7:55 AM: The 9-1-1 problems in Seattle and around the state have reportedly continued into Friday morning. KUOW reports a network malfunction at CenturyLink took out 911 service across Washington and in other states nationwide Thursday night.

UPDATE: 12/28/2018 10:26 AM: SPD says 9-1-1 calls are getting through — but be ready to call (206) 583-2111 just in case:

Capitol Hill Community Post | Moving Minds Dance aims to change the way children learn

Moving Minds Dance, a small but growing dance program in Central Seattle, is aiming to change the way children learn new ideas– by dancing about them. The program, started by Ciara McCormack Greenwalt in 2014, now offers curriculum-integrated dance classes. Just like other recreational dance classes in studios and after-school programs, young dancers will learn dance technique and combinations to prepare for showcases, but this program purposefully integrates every dance activity with its real-world applications. This format fosters students’ curiosity about their world and encourages them think creatively about what they’re learning.

“My teaching philosophy is that we can learn all things through dance,” said director Ciara McCormack Greenwalt, “I’ve been teaching curriculum-integrated classes in public school settings for years, but it’s very rare that recreational programs take advantage of the value that lies in pairing dance with other subjects.” There has long been discussion about the value of getting students moving, and how skills learned in dance classes have real-world applications in everything from making friends and getting hired to playing soccer or understanding math. Often, combining dance with an academic subject is the only way to convince schools to offer this vibrant art form. “I would love to see students in schools given the opportunity to just dance, but I also feel like it’s a disservice to teach dance without connecting it to the rest of a dancer’s life and the other things that are filling their minds.”

This school year, Moving Minds Dance is focusing on three big themes, one for each season. Throughout the fall, classes worked on building inclusive communities with social-emotional intelligence. Through movement, students honed their social and emotional skills, learned to establish strong relationships and take care of themselves and each other. This winter, students will dance about physical science, and discover how the laws of physics and the human anatomy are at play in the dance studio. In the spring, young dancers will dive into the magic of storytelling and literacy, exploring language through movement and creating dances inspired by the students’ favorite books.

The teachers at Moving Minds Dance are highly trained and capable of providing technical instruction on par with other professional-track training programs in the city, but the goal isn’t to turn out professional dancers. Their website states, “Our primary focus is to develop dancers who are humans first- assured of their own strength, intelligence, poise, and kindness. That’s why our classes focus on so much more than dance. We bring the rest of the world into the classroom.”

In Central Seattle, Moving Minds classes are available for students ages 2-9 years at Garfield, Miller, and Montlake Community Centers. These are all taught by McCormack Greenwalt, who has been developing her creative movement and beginning ballet curriculum since she began teaching in 2008 and boasts an impressive resume. In addition to running Moving Minds Dance, she teaches for the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Community Education department, Spectrum Dance Theater, and Evergreen City Ballet, serves as Vice President for the Dance Educators Association of Washington, and performs professionally with Intrepidus Dance.

Moving Minds Dance is a small dance education project led by dancer and educator Ciara McCormack Greenwalt with a mission to create and nurture a world of dance that encourages creative thought and joyful curiosity. McCormack Greenwalt has been teaching in the Seattle area since 2013 and founded Moving Minds Dance in 2014. The company currently serves over 100 students each year. By expanding its programming to integrate other topics into the dance classroom, Moving Minds Dance is furthering its mission to pique students’ curiosity and encourage them to creatively engage with their world through dance and movement. Those interested in learning more about the program are may visit or contact Ciara McCormack Greenwalt directly for more information by emailing

Capitol Hill Community Post | Coastal Kitchen Serves Breakfast for Dinner Thurs Dec 20th!

Do you LOVE Coastal Kitchen brunch and ever wish you could have it for DINNER?



One Night Only!

Thursday, December 20th 3pm – 10pm

FULL Breakfast + Lunch = BRUNCH menu for Dinner!

(normal dinner menu will not be avail on this night)

Not enough daylight?

Too little time for breakfast?

We just couldn’t let that happen.

It’s our third annual….


Breakfast for Dinner!

Thursday, December 20th

Coastal Kitchen will serve our
(Breakfast + Lunch = BRUNCH) Menu for Dinner!

“Don’t Judge Me Happy Hour” and the “Every Day Happy Hour”
will be served 3pm-6pm & 9pm-close

$6 Bloody Mary’s
$6 Mimosas
$6 Bellinis
$6 Irish Coffees
$6 Segura Viudas Sparkling Wine
$20 Segura Viudas Sparkling Rose Brut BOTTLE!
$7 Cosmos
$7 Whiskey Sours
$8 Rye Manhattans
$8 Martinis
$1.50 Fresh Shucked Oysters

Reservations are accepted, but not required.
(206) 322-1145 or via OpenTable

Thank You to @KFClovesyou on Instagram for the image

Capitol Hill Community Post | NW Film Forum – Nocturnal Emissions: The People Under the Stairs

Thu Mar 21: 7.30pm
Wes Craven, US, 1991, 1h 42m

One of director Wes Craven’s most unusual and subversively funny films delivers the thrills and gore one comes to expect from the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street, while also offering a scathing satire of conservatism, gentrification, inequality, and unchecked greed – in other words, a film possibly even more relevant today than when it was released in 1991. When 13-year-old Poindexter “Fool” Williams (Brandon Adams) and a criminal-minded neighbor (Ving Rhames) break into the sprawling suburban mansion of a pair of heartless slumlords (Twin Peaks stars Wendy Robie and Everett McGill serving up wonderfully over-the-top performances), they uncover a labyrinth of twisted, terrifying secrets – including a basement filled with cannibalistic children!

Our Mistress of the Macabre Isabella Price will kick the screening off with a frightful and stimulating live performance, and we’ll help you experience the delicious taste of human flesh with free gummy body part candy!

Capitol Hill Community Post | Art Plan Discussion for the AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway

From Michael Louella Community Engagement Project Manager / defeatHIV

You are invited to a special session meant to give people living with HIV the chance to look over and comment on the plans for an AIDS memorial to be built in Seattle, and to talk with the artist who has been commissioned to organize it all.

The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway will use public art to create a physical place for remembrance and reflection; utilize technology to share stories about the epidemic and the diverse community responses to the crisis; and provide a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma, and discrimination.

And it is important to us in this process to hear especially from the people living with HIV.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 19th from 12  to 2PM.
It will be held in ACTU Conference Room, which is located on the 2nd Floor of the West Clinic atHarborview (down the hall from Madison Clinic). Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle 911 center receives GPS location boost to help locate mobile callers

From the Seattle Police Department

The Seattle Police 911 Center has added some new capabilities.

While cellular telephones have offered our society with convenience and portability, they have surrendered a key benefit that is ordinary to landline technology: precise location services when calling 911.

That is, up until now.

RapidSOS, enabled late last month at no additional cost through the existing Rave 911 Suite interface, provides pinpoint location services to our 911 Center. Previous iterations of cell phone GPS provided latitude and longitude, but locations were generalized and lacked verticality, something common in our urban city. Continue reading