Music and Community Jared Cortese talks about music, community, and living the dream. Jared Cortese: Musician, mentor, dad, neighbor Jared: Guitarist, Music Teacher, and member of the local band, Warren Dunes. He teaches guitar, ukulele, songwriting, and music theory out of his home in Whittier Heights. Warren Dunes plays PNW Tropicalia: "A style of Beach Rock born from the cold waters and grey sky beaches of the Salish Sea." Their debut album was voted KEXP’s #20 album of 2021: Listen to “Get Well Soon.” They have performed at a variety of local [...]
Holman Road Mural Project The Crown Hill Village Association (CHV) is working to create a vibrant cultural, economic, and social hub in the heart of the neighborhood. We are looking to hire an artist to design a mural for the underside of the Holman Road overpass, and perhaps incorporate the stairs and deck of the overpass. The overpass is a focal point and a perfect location to celebrate the neighborhood, their past work to encourage smart growth, and their future as a growing community. Click for details on the project, compensation, and timeline. Quick Overview The project: [...]
Coffee and Disaster (Preparedness) "Is the city ready to respond to a disaster?" one neighbor asked. Carl, a representative of Seattle's Office of Emergency Management and Crown Hill neighbor, assured the group that The City has an extensive disaster management plan. Before the group completed their sigh of relief, Carl went on to explain why, even with that all of that planning, neighbors will need to depend on each other in the first days after a major earthquake. Not exactly the conversation you'd expect on a mild and sunny Saturday - but a very important one. In [...]
Join us all month for fun around the neighborhood. Find the details on our events page. The Crown Hill Village Association is a group of neighbors who work together to help Crown Hill blossom into its full, funky potential. What do YOU want to make happen in Crown Hill? Let us know! The trees are budding and our community is blossoming! March is a great month to welcome all of our new neighbors to the Crown Hill Village. The Crown Hill Village Association is kicking off the spring season with a landslide of community events. Let’s help [...]
Phillustrate Your Day Neighbor, Illustrator, Business Owner Phil Scroggs talks branding and public art. Phil Scroggs: Graphic Designer, illustrator, and the brains behind Crown Hill Village Instagram. Solopreneur: at Phillustrations since 2002. Worked From Home before it was cool: Telecommuting made it possible to relocate to Seattle while still working full-time for an Atlanta web design team. Then, the 2001 tech crash was a sign to do my own thing. Simply hustling: Cold calling, e-mailing, asking people for referrals - it worked. I found new clients. I have to keep at it though, you gotta keep going. [...]
Crown Hill Holiday Market Returns! So good to be back in person for the Crown Hill Holiday Market. With 24 vendors, live music, Santa photo booth, and a food truck we packed the venue inside and out with activities and shoppers. New neighborhood business Pups-a-Daisy threw open their doors and were fantastic partners in making this event happen. The previous two years the market was online so it was fantastic to get to walk through and see all the talented neighbors doing interesting things. The sun was shining and there was a steady stream of shoppers [...]
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