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Seattle Night Out
The FHA is happy to encourage participation in the upcoming Seattle Night Out. Our social committee chair is going to arrange some kegs for docks that want them for Night Out, which is planned for August 6th this year. If you would like free beer (and let's face it, who wouldn't!) please send Tom Campbell the following information:

  • Dock name/address
  • Contact name and phone# for drop offs

He will need a $75 deposit check at the drop off, only to be cashed in case of lost equipment or keg damage. Tom's email address is and his phone number is (970) 618-9442. You can find out more about Seattle Night Out on the city's website here.

SR 99 Aurora Bridge Painting and Paving
A message from Tom Pearce | WSDOT communications | 206-440-4696 

LIBERTY MAINTENANCE HAS FINISHED PAINTING THE BRIDGE! Well, actually they finished the major part of painting. They’ll still be doing touch-ups by hand, but that doesn’t require a containment system, so you’ll see that coming down in the coming weeks. That said, there’s still a lot happening with the project: 

Night work - The work on the underside of the bridge is winding down, which means all the equipment under the bridge and the platform are being removed. Over land, this is happening Mondays through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. to limit the effect on traffic. Once the crews are over the lake, the workers will remove the equipment during the day. There’s a lot of stuff up there, so it will take a few months.

Rivet busting - Yep, they’re back replacing rivets on the bridge during the day. It’s noisy, but the crews won’t bust rivets overnight. Again, once they replace a rivet, they hand-paint it, so they don’t need the containment system.

Paving - Lakeside Industries still needs to pave the north half of the bridge. With some big events during the next few weeks, the paving is scheduled to resume the weekend of Aug. 10-11. The crews will reduce the bridge to one lane in each direction beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and have all lanes reopened by 5 a.m. Monday Aug. 12. That’s all for now. If you have questions, please let me know.

Fairview Ave N Bridge Replacement Project - Aloha St detour prep work begins
A message from the project team:

We are writing to let you know construction along Aloha St begins the week of July 22, 2019 and is expected to last approximately 2 months. This work is necessary to prepare for the Fairview Ave N Bridge construction, which will begin this fall.  During the detour prep work, portions of Aloha St will be closed. You can learn more about the project work and schedule on our project webpage.  The project team will send regular email updates throughout construction. If you have any questions, please contact us at    

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride is Aug. 10
A message from Meg Zapalowski, Community Outreach Coordinator, Obliteride:
On behalf of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, I would like to remind you and local residents and businesses that participants in the 7th annual Obliteride will be riding through your community on Aug. 10. All routes start at the University of Washington campus E18 parking lot and end at Gas Works Park. We have worked closely with the City of Seattle to minimize the impacts on local residents and have secured permits to ensure we are honoring local regulations.  

  • Maps of each cycling route can be found here. 
  • Map of the 5K walk can be found here
  • The event details can be found here.   

6 a.m.: 100-mile riders start (Route map)
9 a.m.: 50-mile riders start (Route map)
10 a.m.: 25-mile riders start (Route map)
10:30 a.m.: 5K Walk start (Route map
10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Finish Line celebration at Gas Works Park open to the public

If you have questions or concerns, please let Meg know. You can reach her at 206.667.5770 or 

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Large Chamber Closure Schedule 2019 - 21

  • October 12 - November 30, 2020
  • February 12-April 2, 2020
  • October 12 - November 30, 2020
  • February 12 - April 2, 2021
  • November 9-24, 2021

Questions may be directed to Lock masters Larry Meyer or Vickie Shepard, at 206-789-2622 ext. 230, or Public Affairs Officer Bill Dowell, at 206-764-3464. For more information about Locks activities visit  or follow on Facebook,, or Twitter,

That's all for now. Reply to this email if you have news to share and I will be sure to pass it along!
All the best

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