Police investigating after report of dead body found behind 11th/Spruce building — UPDATE

Seattle Police and Seattle Fire were called to the area behind a 11th Ave apartment building Sunday morning after a caller reported finding what appeared to be a dead body in a pool of blood next to a handgun.

According to East Precinct and Seattle Fire radio dispatches, the man was found behind a locked gate in an alley near 11th and Spruce. The victim was reported to be deceased on the ground with a Glock-style pistol nearby.

Police were cordoning off the area and closing some streets to traffic in the are for the investigation.

UPDATE 1:45 PM: SPD says the death is not believed to be suspicious. The coroner is now responsible for identifying the victim and investigating the death.

CHS respects the sensitivity of covering suicide and attempts to cover incidents by sharing the facts in a responsible manner that provides information about what is happening on the streets and in the community around you. Here are two resources to help those in need: National suicide-prevention hotline: 800-SUICIDE. Local Crisis Clinic: (206) 461-3222.

Gardening with the Seasons: Spring

As spring approaches and things start moving fast in the garden, it can be hard to keep up or decide what to do first. With a focus on seasonal growth patterns, and best tools and techniques, this session will help home gardeners determine what tasks will have the most effect for the progress over the next months. Key topics will include planting, seasonal care for shrubs, vines, and perennial plants, lawn care, mulching and preparing for summer irrigation.

 

About this series:
Plants and gardens don’t live by the written calendar, but by the seasonal cycles and cues of changes in daylight, temperature, and moisture. When gardeners become acquainted with the seasonal rhythms and life cycles in the garden, and learn to work in sync with nature, caring for the garden becomes more of a process and less of a battle with potential garden enemies. This series will help beginning and seasoned gardeners learn how to capitalize on optimal timing and sustainable practices to have a great garden all year long.

Exclusive Garden Tour

See some of the best and choicest plants for creating a lovely early season display. While strolling through the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, you will learn how the garden weaves early spring flowering bulbs and perennials in to the landscape. Join Richie Steffen, curator of the garden, as he shares his knowledge and expertise of these delightful garden gems.

Directions to the Miller Garden will be sent the week of the tour.Dryopteris-blanfordii-Trillium-chloropetalum-white-form-RASMillerGarden

Spring Ephemerals at the Miller Garden Tour

See some of the best and choicest plants for creating a lovely early season display. While strolling through the Miller Garden, you will learn how the garden weaves early spring flowering bulbs and perennials into the landscape. Join Richie Steffen, curator of the garden, as he shares his knowledge and expertise of these delightful garden gems.

Cost: $25
Register Online or call 206-685-8033

UW Botanic Gardens: Spring Ephemerals at the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden

Imperfect Perfectionist Spring Book Launch

Four Seattle-based, female business owners, and recovering perfectionists, have come together to pen a book about striving to do it all in life and what they’ve learned along the way. The Imperfect Perfectionist offers helpful seasonal tips to overachieving perfectionists looking for a more balanced life with home, work and nutrition.

Join the authors for their spring book launch on May 28th at 6:30 p.m. for bites and bubbly at the Seattle Tennis Club! The book is divided into seasonal chapters starting with spring, and the book event is all about spring cleaning of the mind, body and soul.

Tickets are $35 and include a copy of the book, appetizers, wine, author chats and seasonal advice. A portion of proceeds benefit Justice & Soul a local non-profit that focuses on awareness and elimination of sex trafficking. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/imperfect-perfectionist-spring-book-launch-tickets-16307849216

SCH & Capitol Hill Fruit Gleaners: Spring Blossoms Walk

Look up and enjoy Spring! Capitol Hill Fruit Gleaners will have our own version of the Japanese tradition of Hanami: enjoying the ephemeral beauty of spring blossoms. We will spend the afternoon walking around the Capitol Hill neighborhood, identifying fruit trees by their blossoms, and knocking on doors to recruit fruit donors for our Summer Gleaning.
For those of you only interested in the walk, Rita Smith, a fruit tree expert with City Fruit, will join us to talk about fruit trees, while others can knock on doors to inquire about fruit donation.
Click here for more information about the gleaning program.

We will meet at the corner of 14th and Denny, and continue our walk for approximately 1.5 hours, following the route here. (Please note that we may not make it all the way to the end of the route, depending on time.) Please check the event site for updates in the event of rain.

SCH & Capitol Hill Fruit Gleaners: Spring Blossoms Walk
Sunday, March 30, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Corner of 14th and Denny
Please RSVP so we know how many are coming.

Symphony of Spring Ephemerals

Come learn about those sweet little woodland gems, the earliest wildflowers to unfurl during the warmth and light of early spring. This is a delightful talk and PowerPoint presentation with many beautiful pictures of these wonderful spring ephemerals including unusual Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra), Wood Anemones & Anemonellas, Dodecatheon (Shooting Stars), Trout Lilies (Erythronium), and last but not least, Trilliums. You will learn all about them and how you can grow them in your own gardens.