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Archive for September, 2011

September 23rd, 2011 in Community, Culture, Education, Employment, LEADERSHIP, News, People, Promise Neighborhoods, Youth | No Comments


You have a say on the qualities and characteristics you want Highline’s next superintendent to possess.  What qualities and characteristics should our next leader have?

Voice your opinion at Next Tuesday’s Community Meeting.

Where: White Center Heights Elementary
Address: 10015 - 6th Avenue SW
Seattle, Wa 98146
Date: September 27, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information refer to the Highline Public School’s website.


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September 19th, 2011 in Community, Politics, White Center CDA | No Comments


Participate in this online Opinionnaire® survey about creating a sustainable budget for King County: http://ccfkc.communityforums.org/en/index/survey/


Your responses provide valuable insights to the King County Council and the County Executive on long-term budget solutions. In addition, when you select White Center CDA from the list, you will help White Center CDA earn a grant (from $250 - $5,000!) Please remember you can take this survey once, and we encourage you to tell your friends, family, and neighbors to participate as well.


Things to remember:

-The final date to complete this survey is October 16th
-You must either live, work, or go to school in King County to take this survey
-Optional background information and topic video are provided within the survey
-Questions with an (*) are required
-The video is 10 minutes and the survey takes 10-15 minutes


Background:

Countywide Community Forums (CCF) is a volunteer-based organization that promotes public engagement and community discussions about issues impacting King County. Previous CCF forum topics have included Public Safety, Equity & Economic Opportunity, Budget, and Public Transportation. CCF’s mission is to reach out to diverse communities and promote citizen participation and eduation in government. CCF is overseen by the King County Auditor’s Office, and receives no tax dollars. The program is privately underwritten by individuals, businesses, foundations, and Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants as part of their commitment to community service.

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September 19th, 2011 in In Motion | No Comments


There are four weeks left to earn rewards and prize raffle entries for switching your trips from driving alone to a healthier, more affordable option. Log your trips each week to earn the most rewards!

There’s still time to enter to win a taste of White Center!
Log at least two trips for 9/11-9/17 by Wednesday at noon, and you could win a $25 gift certificate to one of the following White Center establishments:
- Golden House Bakery
- Huong Xua White Center Deli
- Queen’s Deli
- Rosticeria y Cocina El Paisano
- Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant
- Zippy’s Giant Burgers

Switch two or more trips this coming week (9/18-9/24) to earn your free ride tickets and get entered to win one of the following:
- Fresh, local produce delivered to your home
- $30 in Safeway gift cards
- A family pack of 4 Zoo passes

Log your trips here:
http://216.182.94.151/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&programid=78

Don’t lose your momentum now - stay In Motion!

Your White Center In Motion Team,
King County Metro, White Center Community Development Association
In Motion hotline: 206-296-3455
inmotion@kingcounty.gov

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September 8th, 2011 in Arts, Business | No Comments


Parking and traffic restrictions for filming activity in White Center

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9th
“Eden,” an independent feature film directed by Seattle’s Megan Griffiths, will be filming scenes in the White Center area on Friday, September 9th. Filming will occur in the vicinity of 16th Avenue SW and SW 98th Street in the afternoon and into the night.

Sections of street parking on 16th Avenue SW and SW 98th Street will be reserved for production vehicles. With the assistance of the King County Sheriff’s Department, vehicle traffic on 16th Avenue SW between SW 98th Street and SW 100th Street will be rerouted between 7 pm September 9th and 5 am September 10th. The production company is coordinating with King County and the White Center Community Development Association regarding these parking and traffic revisions. Questions regarding the filming activity can be directed to Location Manager Dave Drummond at dave@drummondmedia.com.

“Eden” is a proud recipient of funding assistance from Washington FilmWorks, which creates economic development opportunities by enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington State’s film industry. For more information on the program, please visit www.WashingtonFilmworks.org.

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September 7th, 2011 in Community, Partners | No Comments


King County is interested in how best to engage with our communities, especially unincorporated areas like White Center. Fill out this survey and let your voices be heard!

From the survey site: Your responses provide valuable insights to the King County Council and the County Executive on how to engage with UKC residents more effectively. In addition, when you select a CCF partner from the list below, you will help that partner earn a grant (from $250 - $5,000)!

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/615422/UKCRound

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September 1st, 2011 in Business, Environment, Health, In Motion, Transportation | No Comments


Not a part of In Motion? Click here now to be a part of the free program and receive 8 free bus tickets and a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream from Full Tilt! Read below for the weekly raffle prizes to be given away for all those who continue to log in their trips via In Motion.

White Center: You’ve done a great job getting In Motion. Keep up the great work to continue earning free transit fare and prize raffle entries!

It’s easy to log your trips online:
http://216.182.94.151/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&programid=78

So far, you and your White Center neighbors have switched 2,374 trips from driving alone to a healthier option, saving more than 35,000 miles of driving, 1,700 gallons of gas, and 34,000 pounds of CO2.

Be one of three weekly winnersSpecial Raffle Week 1: Picnic Prize Packages
Week that 2+ trips must be taken: Sunday, 9/4 - Saturday, 9/10
Date by when the trip log must be complete (online or postcards must be received by): Wednesday, 9/14 by noon


Prizes:
1. Picnic Delivered to Your Door: CSA share home delivery with bonus deluxe picnic blanket
2. Picnic Adventure: $25 gift certificate to Bicycles West + $20 in Safeway cards
3. Picnic at the Zoo: Zoo passes + $20 in Safeway cards

Special Raffle Week 2: Get a Taste of White Center!
- Week that 2+ trips must be taken: Sunday, 9/11 - Saturday, 9/17
- Date by when the trip log must be complete (online or postcards must be received): Wednesday, 9/21 by noon
- Prizes: Gift certificate to one of the following:
1. Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant
2. Queen’s Deli
3. Rosticeria y Cocina El Paisano
4. Huong Xua White Center Deli
5. Zippy’s Giant Burgers
6. Golden House Bakery

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