CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

New favorite t shirt! (GettingUnlocked.com)

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.
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Capitol Hill Community Post | Santa Breakfast Mini Nutcracker at WA Hall

From DASSdance

Tickets are now available for local Holiday event Mini Nutcracker!
Dec. 10, 16, 17 – 9:30am and 12pm
https://mininut2017.brownpapertickets.com

The Nutcracker – It’s always a family affair! This season DASSdance rings in the holidays with a traditional spirit. Meet Santa Claus while DASSdance professionals and kids perform the story of The Nutcracker.

Together with a delicious Continental Breakfast, door prizes, Balloon Twisting, and pictures with Santa and the Nutcracker characters, this local holiday line-up will please, inspire, and leap into your heart.

Help set the table local style with Melrose Market Turkey & Trimmings party

Whether you are planning to spend the day with family or at a classic Capitol Hill “orphan’s Thanksgiving” with friends, you can get your fixings local style this year (complete with slow-growth turkeys imported all the way from NorCal, if you act quickly) as Melrose Market will host a Turkey & Trimmings party on Sunday, November 19th:

Melrose Market Turkey & Trimmings Thanksgiving Event

Capitol Hill butcher Rainshadow Meats is already sold out of some sizes but still had small and EXTRA LARGE turkeys available for sale as of Thursday afternoon.

Customers picking up their birds will be part of the show on the 19th. You can also check out a live jazz quartet and enjoy a cocktail while you shop. Melrose Market’s new Marseille Bottle Shop will also be ready to help you pick out a bottle to bring to Turkey Day.

The Hill’s restaurants, cafes, and shops also offer a cornucopia of Thanksgiving-worthy trimmings, pies, and desserts. You can let others know about any favorites in comments.

 

Big branch smashes car in Arboretum

(Images courtesy CHS reader Thomas)

E Pike wasn’t the only location for oddly smashed cars this weekend. CHS reader Thomas sent us these pictures including a scene of triumphant jubilation from a man who narrowly avoided injury in what must have been a surprising greeting in the parking lot of Washington Park field next to the Arboretum’s Seattle Japanese Garden.

According to Thomas, a man and woman said they were inside the car when the giant maple limb crashed down Sunday around 9 AM. The occupants of the car emerged unscathed, Thomas reports. A photograph of the adrenaline-boosted triumph of survival also created some buzz on Reddit over the weekend.

A Seattle Parks spokesperson tells CHS the city had “quite a few trees fall” over the weekend. In fact, as a crew arrived to assess the damage Sunday morning, they were called away to an incident involving a tree falling on a house elsewhere in the city. The spokesperson said the owner of the car was able to remove enough debris to move the vehicle. As for paying for the damage, “We have spoken with the owner of the car, and directed them to the City’s claims process for accidents such as these,” the spokesperson said.

She also said it’s the time of year to take note of precarious limbs and tree trunks. “It’s the season where we see a lot of trees falling, so if there is a tree that is threatening to fall, or a has fallen, please give our team a call,” she said.

CHS Ink | A special edition with Hugh, a Broadway regular

(Image: Tiffany Fetters)

Frequent CHS Flickr Pool contributor Tiffany Fetters shared some details of a recent Capitol Hill tattoo session that makes for a very “special edition” of CHS Ink. Meet Hugh, a Broadway regular who recently got his first tattoo after decades on Capitol Hill. Continue reading

CHS History | Trump election protests, Comet takeover, R74 celebration


Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:

2016

 

Seattle responds to President-Elect Trump with rallies, protests — UPDATE: March on Capitol Hill

Election 2016 | Election Night on Capitol Hill — UPDATE: Strong showings for Jayapal, Macri, ST3… and worries about Trump

Popular: Sound Transit 3’s big win celebrated


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CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

Broadway at Roy, circa 1970s

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.
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Qin brings Biang Biang noodles to Capitol Hill

We’re not exactly sure about the details of the transition but we do know this — Baguette Box is departed from lower Pike/Pine. In its place, you can find the Xi’an style noodles of Qin.

The sibling of the Eastside’s Miah’s Kitchen and the original Qin in Edmonds, the former sandwich shop still has drunken chicken on offer but the hot oil noodles are more and more why people stop in at the Pine below Melrose shop. Continue reading

Novemberrrr 3rd? Morning snow on Capitol Hill

Snow fell on Capitol Hill this year before the leaves did. Here is what it looked like just before 6 AM Friday morning:

With surface temperatures mostly too warm for sticking, any morning accumulation was mostly limited to grass and Halloween decorations. Just for example, here is what happened the last time Seattle experienced early snowfall in October of 1971:

The National Weather Service expects this current cold snap to last the weekend with the snow level occasionally dropping to 500 feet or lower around the Puget Sound. You can check out hyperlocal conditions on the CHS weather page and get a look at the streets around Capitol Hill on the CHS Traffic Cams page.