Bah humbug. A week after CHS wrote about the loss of a space for its annual tee lot, Seattle Area Support Groups announced Monday that is will bring an end to the holiday tradition and fundraiser.
Calling the search for a new Capitol Hill location to host the annual sale “fruitless,” SASG executive director Joshua Wallace announced the decision in a letter to supporters. “SASG is very sad to share with you that this tradition appears to have come to an end,” he writes. Continue reading
It’s a Seattle holiday tradition that dates back nearly 30 years but change in the neighborhood around 15th Ave E has the annual SASG Christmas tree lot searching for a new home on Capitol Hill.
“Community engagement and support for our local neighbors is integral to our mission at Kaiser Permanente and we’re proud to support organizations working to improve health on Capitol Hill and throughout Washington,” a statement from a company representative sent to CHS reads — but here’s the bad news: Continue reading
The Buffalo Soldiers Of Seattle, 9th-10th Cavalry (Image: Karen Toering)
With reporting and photography by Alex Garland
Seattle is marking Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom and the end of slavery in the United States, with parties and events again in 2018 though it has lost one of its driving forces behind the holiday.
The King County Council issued a proclamation this week recognizing the importance of the celebration. “Juneteenth is now the closest occasion for there being a true ‘freedom day’ to celebrate in this country for people of African descent,” said council member Larry Gossett, the sponsor of the proclamation. “Now, more than ever, people of Martin Luther King, Jr. County should understand the significance of Juneteenth.” Continue reading
Pastor Kaleb, legend goes, gave his first sermon in the streets of Seattle’s WTO protests in 1999. This weekend, he returned to the pulpit of the Century Ballroom for his annual Easter service, “a tradition started many years ago, is for the open-minded of all age and kind.” Continue reading
After a few years of larger scale events in the city’s parks, Seattle is downsizing its Easter egg hunt efforts once again in 2018. Again there won’t be an egg hunt in Cal Anderson — and the Central District’s parks and community centers also won’t see the free egg hunts again this year.
Family with young egg hunters will have to plan a visit to nearby community centers or organize hunts of their own with family, friends, and neighbors. Here are two community center hunts to add to the list: Continue reading
Thanks for the inspiration, Seattle Walk Report!
(Image: Sun Liquor)
Last year, the hype was as thick as the nog and Sun Liquor couldn’t scale production to meet demand. This year, it sounds like the market has evened out for Sun Liquor’s aged eggnog and there are still bottles on the shelf at the Total Wine chain where it is distributed.
But, especially in its native Sun habitat, the eggnog remains a special drink.
As one of the lucky souls remaining on Capitol Hill this holiday weekend, you can take advantage of geography and stop in the original Sun Liquor Lounge for a glass with your neighbors Friday night through Christmas eve:
Our Aged Eggnog will be available by the glass at Sun Liquor Lounge this year Friday December 22nd through Sunday December 24th. We will be closed Christmas Day.
Also toast the longtime Summit watering hole after a big year of change for the company.
Last winter, we reported on Sun Liquor’s plans to move its distillery off E Pike to a larger facility near University Village. Its E Pike lounge shuttered along with the move of the production facility — the East Trading Company bar project from the Oasis Bubble Tea family of businesses is lined up to eventually open in the space.
Meanwhile, the E Pike Sun bottle shop — where people used to line up for a small release of bottles of the aged eggnog — is also being prepared for future plans. Merry Christmas.
Sun Liquor Lounge is located at 607 Summit Ave E. You can learn more at sunliquor.com.
Empty that Amazon shopping cart and head out Thursday night for a stroll through the Capitol Hill Art Walk and a collection of venues putting on special shows as part of the holiday edition of the monthly neighborhood event.
The weekend, meanwhile, brings another handful of holiday fun including the The Seventh Annual March of the Mistletomosexuals. You can check out the CHS Happy Hilladays Calendar for more.
FoodArt Collection: La Croix
Annual Hundred and Under Group Art Show Opening Reception
The Conservatory’s Holiday Express train always delivers
Volunteer Park Trust’s annual celebration of the holidays provided some seasons greetings warmth on a frosty Thursday night in Seattle. Now in its sixth year, the community group’s Holiday in the Park event again featured pathways lit with luminarias and plenty of caroling thanks to community sponsors. The trust continues its work on projects large and small across the park including new efforts to create safety fencing around the lily ponds and a lighting overhaul. This year, it can also celebrate the last steps before construction can finally begin on a $54 million overhaul of the park’s Seattle Asian Art Museum, a project VPT has supported.
Looking for more holiday spirit around the Hill including Santa appearances and the return of the Punk Rock Flea Market? Check out the Happy Hilladays section of the CHS Calendar, below: Continue reading
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the surest sign of the start of the holiday season on Capitol Hill appeared. Yes, it’s that time of year. The No Parking Baby Doll Tree is back on E Pike.
“I have read different theories about what different things represent on the tree and I find them pretty hilarious,” No Parking thrift shop owner Linda Young tells CHS.
But she says not to read too much into the bizarre holiday display that has helped make the thrift shop she runs with husband Billy Hutchinson a Pike/Pine season of light photo op. It was really a happy accident. A few years back, the couple’s seven-year-old son Liam had a great idea. Continue reading