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Community Meeting 5/16: Service Organizations that Serve Our Neighborhood

Our community meeting on May 16 will be all about the organizations that serve the most vulnerable amongst us. Their representatives will give us insight into what they do, who they serve, how to get assistance, and how we can help support them as community members. Stay tuned for a complete list of attendees!

Community Suggestions for Lake Hills Levy Project

At a recent Lake Hills Neighborhood Association meeting, residents offered their ideas for how the Neighborhood Enhancement Project levy money should be used. The projects are totally resident driven. We all submit out ideas, and then the whole neighborhood gets to vote. The city reviews each idea for cost and reasonableness, and to be sure that it doesn’t duplicate something already in the works, and then distributes a list of the ideas and the prices. We can have one big project for $500,000, or several projects that add up to that amount. Some things that don’t get voted in might become projects anyway, if the city agrees they should be done.

Clubhouse for us

Off-leash area for dogs behind Samena

Bat houses on trail by SE 4th

Improve trail between Phantom Lake Elementary and Lake Hills Park

Better streetlights

Improve walkway by Walmart

Bike racks and drinking fountains at Weowna

Sensor street lighting on 156th between Main and Lake Hills Blvd.

Bigger trash cans on trails / Solar (?)

Turn signal from 156th onto Main

Lit crosswalk at 9th and 156th

Pathway lighting on path behind Samena

Lights for Spiritwood Park

Park restroom signage

Park restrooms open year round

 

 

 

2018 Trunk or Treat!

 

The Lake Hills Neighborhood Association is pleased to bring back Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 27, 5:00-7:00pm! Friends and neighbors are invited to decorate their car trunks for the kids and a little friendly competition (prizes for top trunks!), or just bring a smile and be a part of our wonderful community! There will be general parking in the above and below ground lots at Lake Hills Village, trunk participants will be assigned parking spots on arrival and be given a number for voting. We’re bringing back the games, music, and hot cocoa for a fun family gathering. Kids and parents are all invited to dress up! For questions or more info on setting up a trunk, email Liz at LakeHillsHalloween@outlook.com. We hope to see you there!

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Place: Lake Hills Village, at Lake Hills Blvd and 156th Ave NE

2018 Candidate Forum

Don’t miss our 2018 Candidate Forum! Thursday, 9/13/18 at the Lake Hills Village, 2nd floor, across the courtyard from the library.

LABOR DAY PICNIC!

Please join us at the Labor Day Picnic @ Lake Hills Park sponsored by Lighthouse Christian Church from 11:00am to 3:00pm!

Food! Games! Music! Bouncy House! It’s family fun for all ages!

See you there!

We look forward to seeing you!

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING – THURSDAY SEPT. 8th

On Thursday, September 8th at 7pm at the Lake Hills Shopping Center, we’ll be addressing the pros and cons of the upcoming Sound Transit 3 measure that you’ll be voting on in November. Bellevue Mayor John Stokes will represent the pro ST3 position and Bellevue Councilman Kevin Wallace will be representing the con position. Each speaker will be allotted 15-20 minutes to present their side followed by Q&A.

For more information about ST3, go here: http://soundtransit3.org/

Grab your neighbor and lets discuss this important issue.  We look forward to seeing you!

LAKE HILLS CANDIDATE FORUM!

Mark your calendar: The Lake Hills Candidate Forum is on September 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, at the Lighthouse Christian Church offices at 15530 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue 98007.

Come meet all the Bellevue City Council candidates, ask your questions, and decide your vote! Refreshments will be served!

We look forward to seeing you!

3rd Annual Lake Hills Neighborhood Picnic

What a great turnout for our 3rd Annual Lake Hills Neighborhood Picnic! Thanks to all who attended! And a big thanks to our sponsors! Please stay in touch and stay involved. ‪#‎WeAreLakeHills‬

COME MEET YOUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS!

Come meet your Muslim neighbors on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM @14230 NE 21st St, Bellevue, WA.

The program starts at 10 am with a brief presentation on Islam followed by a Q&A session. The social hour then comprises of a BBQ lunch.

For more information and to RSVP, please go to: www.eastsidemosque.com

LAKE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD PICNIC

The 3rd Annual Lake Hills Neighborhood Picnic is coming up on July 23rd. Just like last year, we’ll be at Evergreen Park once again, at 15655 Lake Hills Blvd, from 11:00AM – 3:00PM. We’ve invited our local restaurants to show off their cooking skills, and we will be serving traditional hot dogs as well. Barring any last minute emergencies, the Fire Dept. and Police Dept. will make another appearance this year.

Additionally, we’ll have a drawing for a couple of sets of Mariners Baseball tickets to people who bring canned food for Hopelink, and you’re welcome to bring a donation for the Lake Hills Neighborhood Association too if you wish, but neither is required!   Just be sure to come to the picnic!  And bring your neighbors who haven’t come in the past!

We look forward to meeting all of you!

DON’T FORGET! PICNIC THIS SATURDAY!

The 4th Annual Lake Hills Neighborhood Picnic is coming up on July 15th! We’ll be at Evergreen Park once again, at 15655 Lake Hills Blvd, from 11:30am-3:00pm. We’ve invited our local restaurants to show off their amazing food, and we will have the traditional hot dogs and picnic fare as well. So grab a neighbor and join the fun this summer!  See you there!

Attention Lake Hills Neighborhood Gardeners

Exciting news! The Neighborhood Association now has a gardening group which is being chaired by Liz Baze. Whether your flower beds are sunny or shady, whether you prefer container gardening on the patio or fantasize about turning your entire yard into a vegetable garden, this is the group for you! It is open to gardeners of all ages and skill levels; no registration or membership fee is required to participate, though we do ask that folks RSVP if they plan to attend. We will:

~Learn how to grow veggies or flowers, or both!

~Learn water conservation techniques

~Learn how to plant low maintenance gardens

~Grow a garden to support pollinators

~Identify invasive weeds and common pests; learn how to stop them (or at least slow them down!)

~Get ideas for garden DIY projects

~Get ideas for kid-friendly learning gardens

~Trade seeds and plants

~Help neighbors in need with their garden beds

~Lend a hand with neighborhood beautification projects (i.e. planting in traffic circles)

~Explore garden sharing

~Contribute to an entry for the Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant

~Get to know our neighbors!

While we will have some expert speakers, we will also be learning from each other and taking advantage of the wisdom of our neighbors who have experience gardening in this climate and region.

LHNG will meet once a month on Saturday afternoons. The date, time, and subject matter will be posted on WeAreLakeHills.org, the group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Lake-Hills-Neighborhood-Gardeners-520851438304525/, and Nextdoor. Outside of the monthly meeting, or perhaps sometimes in place of, we will schedule work parties to help our neighbors who struggle to care for their own flower beds. Everyone is welcome to join!

Our kick-off gathering is May 13, 1:00-2:00 at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger’s Station (at the Demonstration Garden), where attendees will help choose topics for the summer. If you have ideas but can’t attend, or would like to assist Liz with running the group, please email her at elbaze@live.com.  Please RSVP on Facebook or Nextdoor.com if you plan to join us on May 13. If you’d like to make an afternoon of it, stick around afterward to attend the Ranger’s tour which starts at 2:00!