Hello fellow residents,
Wow, what an incredible summer we have had, culminating as I write this, with extensive smoky air from the fires in British Columbia. In many ways the glorious sunny weather made us forget our late, wet winter weather.
Saturday, September 8 is our seventh annual Leschi Art Walk. Each year the venue draws more neighbors to view the talents of our local artisans. We will have inflatables for the children in the park, live music, dance lessons, and of course, our artists. This is a wonderful opportunity to get out and engage with the neighborhood.
Last month, Robert Pfaff, the beloved butcher from the Leschi Market, passed away and a fabulous Celebration of Life was held in Leschi Park, with 200 people attending. A lovely buffet was provided by our Leschi Star, Bart Evans from BluWater Leschi. (Everyone commented what a wonderful ambiance our little village exudes and how unique it really is—discussion has begun to create an annual Leschi Picnic in the Park.)
Don’t forget our first meeting is Wednesday, September 5 at the Central Area Senior Center (aka The Central) at 500 S 30th Ave S, at 7pm. Our special guest will be Kshama Sawant, our City Council voice. She will be answering questions on a variety of topics posed by neighbors.
Opportunities abound to become involved with the Community Council and I encourage you to become an active participant. Our meetings are lively and we always are open to ideas of programs we can offer that pique the interest of the neighborhood.
As school begins and you put away your summer toys and contemplate fall sports, homework and activities for your children, remember to stay safe. Reach out if you need help. Ask a neighbor if they need assistance, walk with a smile on your face and touch those you encounter with kindness.
Janice Merrill Brown