Love Licton

The Licton Springs Blog

You're invited to the "Aurora Bright Dawn" Art Dedication!

Come join ALUV and artist Vicki Scuri for the dedication of “Aurora Bright Dawn” on Saturday, April 27th!

Aurora Bright Dawn was commissioned by the City of Seattle’s Arts & Culture as part of the Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. The NSF program funds projects requested by the community and is helping achieve ALUV’s goal of building community together- A safe, pedestrian-friendly, inclusive urban village that works for everyone.

Where: Oaktree Plaza Pedestrian Crossing Aurora Ave N at N 102nd St.
When: April 27th 12:00 pm-1:00pm
Who: Open to everyone.
What you can do: Although completely voluntary and not necessary to attend, Vicki Scuri is asking neighbors who would like to participate to donate solar LED globes that change colors. This donation will help by not only bringing a splash of color and light but also a sense of building community together.

Aurora Bridge Art


Community Input Wanted: Vote for Neighborhood Street Fund Projects

Vote for Neighborhood Street Fund Projects

It's time to vote for the Neighborhood Street Fund projects your community needs most! Voting will be open now through May 5, 2019. Your vote will determine which projects in your district move forward for final selection by the move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee.

Please consider supporting improvements to help make Licton Springs more connected to Green Lake:

  • Wallingford Ave N crosswalk (#2019-114). This project is listed as part of District 6 but would benefit both District 5 and District 6.

Vote for Licton Springs

There are three ways to vote:

Voting is open to anyone age 11 and up who lives, works, goes to school, worships, receives services, volunteers, or is part of a program in the City of Seattle. Each Voter may cast one ballot per City Council district and may choose up to five (5) projects per district. If you mark more than 5 projects, your vote will not be counted.


April Community Happenings

LoveLicton Sponsored Events:

Open Source Hackathon meetups provide an opportunity to work with others on Open Source Projects. There will be a variety of projects to work on, including some that do not require programming knowledge at all. All contributions, from code to graphic design and documentation are welcome. If you've always wanted to get involved in Open Source or work on projects with other developers in the community, this is a great way to start!

Social Events:

Community Engagement Events:

  • Tuesday, April 2nd, @ 5:45PM-6:45PM, April Mineral Springs Park Community Meeting, Meridian Center for Health
    Discuss Mineral Springs Park events, work parties, and community engagement.
  • Wednesday, April 3rd, @ 7PM-8:30PM, SPD North Precinct Advisory Council, Cascadia Elementary School’s library, 1700 N 90th St.
    Questions and informal networking with law enforcement and community members follows the agenda for about 15 minutes. NPAC meetings are open to the public and people concerned about public safety are encouraged to attend.
  • Monday, April 8th @ 7PM, Neighbors of Nesbit: SNG Community Meeting, Epic Life Church
    Interested in public safety and community building in your neighborhood? Join SNG and neighbors in planning BBQ's, block parties, clean-ups and more! Refreshments provided, children are welcome! To learn more, contact Jordan Haselnus, [email protected]
  • Thursday, April 11th @ 7PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church 10510 Stone Ave N
    ALUV stands for Aurora Licton Urban Village and seeks to build a pedestrian-safe, visually vibrant, economically sound, livable, and welcoming urban village using sustainable-growth principles.
  • Saturday, April 13th @ 10AM, Friends of Licton Springs Park Clean Up,
    Licton Springs Park Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.
  • Wednesday, April 17th @ 6:00PM-7:45PM, Licton Springs Community Council Monthly Meeting, Northgate Community Center 10510 5th Ave NE
    Licton Springs Community Council Meetings are open to the public and represent the interests of the residents and the owners of commercial and professional businesses in the Licton Springs Neighborhood of the City of Seattle, Washington, to improve community welfare and happiness, and to promote a quality of life consonant with an urban, residential community
  • Saturday, April 27th @ 12:00PM-1:00PM, Dedication “Aurora Bright Dawn”, Oak Tree Village
    Join ALUV and artist Vicki Scuri for the dedication of the art installation on the N 102nd pedestrian bridge. Through SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund Grant program, ALUV members were able secure funds and select an artist to bring color to Aurora Ave.

To stay up to date on other activities coming up, check out LoveLicton's calendar.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected]


Join Neighbors to Reclaim and Restore our Urban Forest

Trees Reaching

This Saturday be part of a community effort to restore a forgotten neighborhood greenspace! Trees for Seattle needs our help to continue their work with the community to reclaim our forgotten greenspace by spreading mulch and removing blackberry. The weather looks excellent for the event, but please don’t forget to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and appropriate layers to keep you warm and dry. Make sure you bring your rain gear just in case - we will work rain or shine!

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019; 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Look for the event on the northeast corner of N 85th St and Meridian Ave N.

What: Blackberry removal, spreading mulch and freeing trees!

Where to park/how to get there: Near the bus stop for the 45, 355, and 994. There is street parking in the neighborhood where we are working, and Bishop Blanchet, the high school directly across the street, has generously opened their parking lot our volunteers, which can be accessed from 82nd Street. The school will also be hosting a sports event, so there may be limited spots. Please use the crosswalk at 85th and Wallingford to safely cross 85th Street. Trees for Seattle should be easy to spot - the group with hot coffee and lots of shovels!

At the event, there will be coffee, water, light snacks, tools, gloves and instructions for everyone.

Together we can improve our neighborhood greenspace!


comments Celebrates One Year

One year ago today, with a simple post highlighting the beauty of the Licton Springs park as spring came into view, my wife and I started Licton Spring's first community blog; Since that time we've met so many wonderful neighbors and inspiring community groups. We've helped to host countless events, and joined all of you to fight for causes important for our neighborhood. We couldn't feel more lucky to be a part of this community and hope to continue to do our part to keep it a great place to live.

We hope this is the first of many years!

You're neighbors,

~Timothy and Amanda Crosley