Greening BH – in the ground and in your home

Help put new plantings in the ground…

Saturday 11.22.14 from 9am to noon
Bayview Triangle Planting Party

Bayview Triangle Planting Project

A green work party sponsored by Beacon Arts, Beacon Hill Merchants, Forterra, the Tree Ambassador program… and you! Just grab your gloves and join us by the green triangle just south of the Shell Station at the Beacon Junction anytime between 9am to noon. You will be welcomed and put to work (note there may be cheering when you arrive). Thanks to Forterra for supplying tools and volunteer project lead Marina King for ongoing everything!

Learn more and register for this event online: or simply show up ready to help other community members beautify this central location of our hill.

If you can’t make it on Saturday take a moment to stop in and say thank you to the folks at the Shell Station who have been been doing upkeep, including throwing out trash, cutting down bushes and mulching for the past several years. We hope to bring every little and big effort to boost attention to this area.


 …and greenify your home for the holidays:

Christmas Trees on Sale Now at El Centro de la Raza!

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Make this holiday season special by purchasing your Christmas tree from El Centro de la Raza and help thousands of low-income families receive the services they need!

You can also make this holiday season special for someone else by purchasing a tree and donating it to a low-income family.

When you purchase your tree, wreath or garland from our sale, you can support both El Centro and a local small business! Our fresh selection is stocked with locally grown trees from the forests near Chehalis, Washington supplied by a Latino-owned small business. The tree farm is owned and operated by Adrian and Evencio Gonzalez, brothers from Oaxaca, México.

Receive a discount when you pre-order your tree by November 26th and bring your family to pick it out on the day of your choice!

Our lot will be open from November 28th through December 23rd and will be open Thanksgiving weekend from Friday – Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm so bring your family and make this a season to remember!

The lot will be open this season from Monday – Friday 4-8 PM and Saturday and Sunday 12 – 8 PM and is located at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle (at the kiosko on south side).

To order by phone or for more information call (206) 957-4605 or email us to place an order. You can view the complete price list by clicking here.

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Networking Luncheon set for 11-19!

Hoping to grow your business community contacts on Beacon Hill? Are you thinking about taking your current business to a new level? What is your role in supporting equitable economic development in Southeast Seattle? Come join the conversation.

Bring your business card, event or company flyers and come prepared to introduce your business or group. This is an opportunity to meet&greet, learn the latest ‘Happenings on the Hill’ and share your news.

Date:   Wednesday, November 19th
Time:  11:30am – 1:30pm
Place: Kusina Filipina – 3201 Beacon Ave. South, 98144

Note: If you plan to attend please RSVP to (206) 459-1430 or [email protected]

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Celebrate Community Beacons 10-23 6pm

Come celebrate our Community Beacons!   A photography show exploring long term residents of Beacon Hill and their relationship to place,  by Beacon Hill resident Nina Greenblatt.  Photos are up now until November, with an opening celebration on October 23rd at 6 pm.  RSVP for the opening here.
At Victrola Coffeehouse,   3215 Beacon Av S

A few other events coming up:


Friday, October 31st    9 pm
Beacon Hill Halloween Bash: Three Bands Five Bucks!
At the Phoenix Cafe, 4864 Beacon South: an excellent new venue on Beacon Hill!

Friday November 7th 8pm
Garden House Concert: Songster Showcase
At the Garden House, 2336 15th Av S

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Day to play: It’s the Jefferson Park Jubilee 9-13!

Saturday, September 13th, 12 pm – dusk
Jefferson Park Jubilee

OpeningCelebration_Poster2014_webCome on out to the park to play with us–can’t beat the sunny forecast for today’s Jefferson Park Jubilee! We’re bringing you a world music stage, community dance groups, food trucks and booths, craft vendors, informational tables, speakers and tours, kids projects and games. This year the Jubilee is proud to collaborate with the Beacon Food Forestʼs Opening Celebration, making ‘official’ the creation of permaculture gardens in Jefferson Park. At nightfall there will be an outdoor cinema showing “The Avengers” sponsored by the Jefferson Advisory Council. This popular community festival, produced by the Beacon Hill Merchants Association, will begin at noon that Saturday and run until the park closes. Jefferson Park is located at 3801 Beacon Av S. and is just a ten minute walk from the Beacon Hill light rail station.

For schedule information and vending inquiries visit and  Follow us!

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Celebrating our Newest Retail Business—inside one of the hill’s oldest businesses

Approximately 32 years ago property owners Maura Shapley and Jack LeNoir started Day Moon Press on the ground floor of their building at 3320 Beacon Ave. South. Jump forward to 2014 these two still maintain a busy printing schedule, housing an impressive number of working letterpresses and a large library of metal type. Today Day Moon Press has spiced things up by inviting a new business to share the footprint. BHMA paid a visit to see the newest evolution of the space, understand a bit more how the partnership happened, and to officially welcome Mia Fioravanti to the hill.

It’s about timingMia has worked as a clothing designer for many years. Her focus has been on women’s wear and wedding dresses. She previously had been working out of her home studio just a few blocks from Day Moon Press. When the need for business cards, hang tags and marketing materials arose she came to Maura because of the quality and Maura’s incredible attention to detail. When Maura decided to open some of her space up, Mia just happened to be in the right place at the right time and the collaboration began. It has now been just about two months and both have concluded that it works, and beautifully at that.

It’s about reactivating space:
Maura Shapely comments on the new arrangement: “I’ve reduced my footprint to be more efficient than before, and easily opened up this space that she (Mia) needed for her sewing. It was very invigorating to get rid of a few things, and really focus on what I enjoy doing the most, and the equipment I exactly need. So she is doing very much the same thing that we’ve always done. She is producing, selling and greeting her clients in that space. It’s working out, I think, very nicely.”

Our visit was timely, finding both Beacon Hill business women in the shopand not too busy to accommodate our questions.  We left dreaming of potential projects and customers we might bring back one day (anyone getting married? Here you’ve got the dressmaker and the invitations all in one, done!). Maybe this post will catch you at the right time…

  • For views of the new space check out Mia’s blog
  • Read about Mia Fioravanti in Seattle Magazine’s “Seamless in Seattle”:
  • For information about design and printing services with DayMoon Press:
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