Archive for August, 2012

Planning for the Future of McNeil Island

One of many historic resources on McNeil Island / Photo: Dept of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

A message from the State Office of Financial Management regarding historic McNeil Island

The Washington State Legislature has directed the Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM) to prepare a REPORT to use to initiate a comprehensive, long-range planning process for the future of McNeil Island during the 2013-15 Biennium. The report is due to the Governor and Legislature by October 1, 2012.

One of the report components is a summary of consultation with interested parties. OFM and its consultant team, BERK, are hosting two open houses in late August that are open to all. The open houses are designed to provide more information about the project underway and gather thoughts on planning for the Island’s future. These open houses will be held:

Monday, August 27, 2012
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Legislative Building
Columbia Room
416 Sid Snyder Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98504

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pierce County Environmental Services Building
East and West Meeting Rooms
9850 64th Street W
University Place, WA 98467

Please see this flyer for more information on these open houses. If you are unable to attend an open house and want to share your thoughts about planning for the future of McNeil Island, please send your comments to: Please also forward this on to other people that might be interested.


4Culture Grants Available for Arts and Heritage Cultural Facilities

The deadline to apply for an arts or heritage cultural facilities grant from 4Culture is September 12, 2012. This grant is a great resource for capital improvement projects for arts and cultural facilities. Check out this blog post from 4Culture about the grant program.

Details can be found on 4Culture’s website.

Nihonmachi Nite: Celebrate Summer in Seattle’s Japantown – August 11


Volunteer Park Conservatory Celebrates 100 Years with “Victorian Day”

Vintage postcard, 1914, of Volunteer Park Conservatory / Source: UW Special Collections

Join the Friends of the Conservatory as it celebrates the Conservatory’s 100th year with an old-time celebration in Volunteer Park. Come dressed in your best finery from yesteryear or come as you are. An afternoon of festivities is planned. Pack a lunch or choose from several food trucks. Tickets are REQUIRED for the Croquet Tournament fundraiser ($60; $50 Friends of the Conservatory members) but most other activities are free!

WHEN: Sunday, August 12, 1:00 to 6:00 pm

WHERE: Volunteer Park, 1402 E. Galer St., Capitol Hill, Seattle

For details, go to the Volunteer Park Conservatory website.

The Friends of the Conservatory is actively raising funds to renovate the east wing of the conservatory building. More information on the condition of the structure and efforts to save the building can be found here.

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