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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Our next Lake Hills Neighborhood Association meeting, is on March 2nd at 7:00 pm. Our main topic will be the upcoming Neighborhood Plan for Lake Hills that the city is starting work on! We want input from all of you!
Congratulations to all the appointees!
President: Mindy Garner
VP: Steve Kasner, Stephanie Walter
Treasurer: Gerry Hughes
Secretaries: Sandra Hughes, Cynthia M. Cole (New!)
Programs Committee Chairs: Barb Benson, Irene Fernandes
Communications Committee Chair: Jared Nieuwenhuis
Gardening Committee Chair: Elizabeth Baze (New!)
At Large Board Members: Faye Williamson, Graham Siebe, Jan Benson
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!
APRIL 19TH, MAY 17TH, JUNE 14TH 2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
BELLEVUE COLLEGE, ROOM#L100
3000 LANDERHOLM CIRCLE SE, BELLEVUE, WA 98007
Bellevue College, we’re your neighbor and we’re on the move.
Join Vice President Ray White to learn what’s happening on campus, share your comments, and ask questions about: Growth / Events / Programs / and more. These informal conversations are designed to improve communication and create connections with our surrounding residential and business communities. There are no set agenda for these sessions, just open Q&A. We will begin in the lobby of our L Building. Then we may visit other sites or tour campus as appropriate. Parking is free in the evening. http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/
Our next meeting is on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00pm at the Lighthouse Church offices in Lake Hills Shopping Center. We will have speakers from Bellevue Code Compliance and the Bellevue Police Department. They will address what they do, and when to call them. In addition, they will be covering the following:
What issues typically come up?
What’s legal with Airbnb, VRBO?
What’s happening with room rentals and enforcement?
What are the criminal activity trends in Lake Hills?
How is our community policed?
How many officers are in Lake Hills?
Do they use cars? Bikes? Walk the area?
We will also be electing officers for 2017/2018.
We hope you can make it. See you there! #WeAreLakeHills
Hello, Lake Hills Neighbors!
There is news about the Puget Sound Energy project to run taller power poles and lines down 148th Avenue, to connect the two sub-stations at SE 16th/156th Ave SE with NE 8th/164th Ave NE. East Bellevue Community Council studied the plans thoroughly, and decided that they will severely damage the Urban Boulevard that is 148thAvenue. The plans included removing several hundred trees along 148th, and putting up power lines where we currently have wide open sky and views. Puget Sound Energy will be able to charge us all for decades for the upgraded power lines. There are less expensive ways for them to achieve the same power-reliability goals, but they won’t provide the same profits for PSE.
I know that some of you want the more reliable service that PSE says this will give us, while some of you want the beautiful boulevard that we now enjoy. Our City Council will vote on Monday evening on this issue. If you want your opinion heard on this, it’s time to send a letter to the City Council at email@example.com. East Bellevue Community Council went to court on this issue, and won their suit. PSE appealed, and won a part of the appeal. Now EBCC is asking for the City Council to fund their appeal to the Washington Supreme Court. Currently the City Council leans toward not providing the financial support for this suit. Your email to the City Council should offer your support for the appeal, or your lack of support for the appeal. Both Jennifer Robertson and Conrad Lee voted for the continued appeal, while the other members of the council voted against it.
Note that there are other solutions provided in a report the City commissioned for $300,000 that will solve the redundancy issue without putting wires down 148th.
Let your voice be heard!
We have a date for the Lake Hills Candidates forum. Plan on October 8th, with the venue most likely to be Lake Hills Shopping Center.
We will be questioning King County candidates Jane Hague and Lake Hills’ own Claudia Balducci, plus candidates from all the city council races, Stokes, Chelminiak, Davidson, Hillhorst, Slatter, Robertson and finally Lake Hills resident and champion Lyndon Heywood.
After recently installing projects in Bridal Trails and Newport Hills, the City’s Arts Commission have decided to fund a public art project on the communications poles outside Lake Hills Library on 156th and Lk Hills Blvd.
Right now, ideas are being sought in preparation for a small steering group who will select the artist and firm down some suggestions for the project.
It looks like exciting stuff, for more information, contact Scott MacDonald at the city on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you missed the picnic today at Evergreen Park in Lake Hills, you missed a really great time! Neighbors from the community met for hot dogs, salad, and dessert at the park, and to meet each other people from the area. We had neighbors who moved her in the last year, and neighbors who arrived when the homes were built in the 1950s! People shared salads and desserts, fruit and drinks, and the association provided hot-dogs, watermelon, chips, water and lemonade, and cake. Neighbors also pitched in to help!
The highlight of the day was the arrival of the two fire trucks. The firemen turned on the water from one of the trucks and a hydrant, and sprayed all the kids at the picnic. The kids running through the water ranged in age from 3 to 63, and the cool spray felt fabulous!
The Lake Hills Neighborhood Association thanks not only all the neighbors who helped and who attended, but the following groups and people that contributed funds and supplies for the picnic:
The City of Bellevue
The Seattle Mariners
Brown Bear Car Wash
Mindy Garner, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Bain
Nick Sooy, Farmer’s Insurance, 425-458-3061
Laura Taylor, Personal Chef at Honest To Goodness, 206-930-8686
Enjoy the photos, and be sure to join us next year for the 3rd Annual Lake Hills Picnic!
The 2nd Annual Lake Hills Picnic!
July 18, 11-3. Just like last year, where we supply the hotdogs and drinks, and people can bring salads. Also, donations of canned goods for Hopelink.
We can confirm the LHNA board for 2015:
President: Mindy Garner
VP: Steve Kasner
Treasurer: Jerry Hughes
Communications: Lyndon Heywood
Programs: Barb Benson and
Secretary: Anne Bruskland