Archive for December, 2010

Furry Neighbor Spotted Crossing Highland Park Way!

December 30th, 2010 1 comment

Urban Coyote

Urban Coyote

News from a neighbor coming home late last night from work-when what to her wondering eyes did appear-crossing Highland Park Way-Mr. Wiley Coyote!

We’ve been suspecting as such since several neighborhood cats have gone missing-now we can confirm! Highland Park has its own Coyote!

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Second Annual Not-So-Silent Night Parade – New Years Eve

December 27th, 2010 Comments off

From Dan Mullins, Chair of the Highland Park Action Committee

Hey Neighbor,

If you want to have some fun this New Years Eve, Highland Park is the place to be!
Bang on a drum or shake your tambourine as you travel along with the second annual “Not So Silent Night Parade”.
March along with us on a 20-30 minute trip through Highland Park, making just enough noise to remind our neighbors that it’s New Years Eve.

After the parade, watch as “Cirque de Flambe” performers entertain the crowd in the Highland Park Improvement Club parking lot with the exciting “Sage Comet” (thanks to West Seattle Blog!)

We will be passing out hot cider and cookies and have a little fire pit going to keep you warm.

Parade goers will meet at the HP Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden St. at 6:45 Friday night for a 7:00 sharp departure.
Everybody Welcome!
Return to HPIC at 7:30 for the performance in the parking lot.
Bring a noise maker (tambourine, bells, pots and spoons, etc).
Dress warm ’cause we are going, rain or moon-shine, and you may want to bring a flashlight and an umbrella! (or even better a flashlight taped inside an umbrella, so it glows!)
Bring the kids in their strollers and your friendly dogs on their leashes.

We need a few volunteers to help direct traffic and keep the parade marchers safe.
PLEASE VOLUNTEER to be a crossing guard by contacting Dan Mullins at: chair09 at

Watch videos of last years parade on youtube (thanks again to West Seattle Blog)

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Holiday in the ‘Hood, part 2 – Holiday Dinner & Dance, Saturday Dec 11

December 6th, 2010 Comments off

Don't miss it!

Don't miss it!

A Warm Tradition – The Holiday Potluck Dinner & Dance – Sat Dec 11
This is a time for a reunion with old friends and to meet some new friends,
while we gather gifts for neighbors in need.
Admission is a potluck dish for dinner, your beverage of choice,
plus donations for our local Foodbanks, and WestSide Baby and/or Toys for Tots.
Potluck dinner/byob cocktails begin at 6pm.
Dancing begins at 8, with music by old favorites Evan and Charlie Brown.

westside baby chart

For our local families.

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Cooking Class – Cookies! – Weds December 15th

December 6th, 2010 Comments off

It’s another Cooking Class with Sandy of The Dreaming Dane Catering!
We will use one basic cookie dough to create at least six different cookies. Filled, rolled, shaped and more! We will discuss decorating and the use and creation of frostings and icings. And as a bonus, we will make Chocolate Truffles! This is a hands on class, designed to get your baking juices flowing!
Bring a container to take home your cookies.
This class will be larger, but space is limited, so sign up now!
Weds Dec 15, 6:30-9:30pm. $50.
Please register in advance so that Sandy can plan for quantities.

Here are some pictures from the Appetizer class:

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Our first Holiday Bazaar

December 6th, 2010 Comments off

Here are some pictures from the Holiday Bazaar, thanks to Dina Johnson! And thanks to all the fabulous vendors and to the wonderful dancers (and Jenna!) from Gildenfire Dance.

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