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Resident shares objections to proposed new lighting and sound system at Bishop Blanchet

In November 2011, Bishop Blanchet High School (8200 Wallingford Ave N) submitted a Land Use Permit application which included a proposal for four new 70-foot field light poles and a new sound system. The school says the lights and sound system would be used at four or five football games a year. According to Lee Bruch, a neighbor of the school, the proposed changes to the school’s field would “essentially create a stadium.” “This will have severe detrimental effects on the immediate neighborhood and its residents,” Lee says. Lee asked us to share the following letter, which he sent to the Seattle Department of Planning & Development (DPD) yesterday…

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Bishop Blanchet to hold open house regarding proposed new field lights and sound system

UPDATE, Jan. 24: Kris Brynildsen-Smith, Principal of Bishop Blanchet, says that this open house is only open to neighbors of the school who submitted comments to the City of Seattle; the invitation is not extended to others. UPDATE, Jan. 25: Please see below the comments for a note from Principal Brynildsen-Smith stating that all are welcome at this meeting.       Bishop Blanchet High School (8200 Wallingford Ave N) is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, 7-8 p.m. At the event, school administrators and project designers will provide information about improvements that the school wishes to make to…

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“Dead Man Walking” author Sister Helen Prejean to speak at Bishop Blanchet High School

Sister Helen Prejean will be speaking at Bishop Blanchet High School (8200 Wallingford Ave N) tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 30, 2011) at 9:40 a.m. The community is invited to attend the event in the school’s Ernie Rose Gymnasium. Sister Helen is an internationally-acclaimed human rights activist and the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account Of The Death Penalty In The United States. “Dead Man Walking” is Bishop Blanchet’s fall play. Performances will be held Nov. 1 – 6 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Marge Bradburn Studio Theatre. The performances are part of The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project….

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SDOT crews begin work on Wallingford Ave N today, expect street to re-open Sept. 2

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews are replacing concrete panels on Wallingford Ave N, in north Green Lake. Work began today (Tuesday, August 23, 2011) and will be completed in two stages. The final stage has an expected completion date of Friday, September 2. Work is currently being done on the block of Wallingford Ave N between N 82nd St and N 85th St. The street is closed, and Seattle Police officers are directing traffic around the closed street. Work is expected to continue on this block through Friday, August 26. Metro Route 48 will be rerouted in both directions until midnight on Saturday, August 27. Reroute details can be…

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From a bench grows a garden: A tribute to Josefa Diaz Barrazona at Green Lake Park

By Erica Browne Grivas Have you ever wondered who is responsible for the crescent-shaped mini-oasis in the shadow of Aurora Ave N along the west Green Lake path near the crosswalk at N 68th St? We found a crew of four taking advantage of Saturday’s dry moments to get in some maintenance time. The garden, which is called the “Crosswalk Rockery,” started with the bench. Three family members of Josefa Diaz Barrazona bought the memorial bench for $500 in 2000 from Seattle Parks and Recreation, but decided to go all out with the garden, promising to maintain it themselves. Barrazona, who lived…

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