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Docktoberfest is happening October 18, and the start time has been brought forward an hour. Its now starting at 6 pm at the Center for Wooden Boats in South Lake Union. Live polka music! Beer and wine! Sausages, bratwurst, veggie dogs  and sauerkraut! Door prizes if you bring a neighbor from your dock! Lederhosen optional.

BOREALIS, a festival of light is coming to Seattle’s South Lake Union Park Oct. 11-14. Walk down to this event in South Lake Union celebrating the new frontier in art and technology. See inspiring video mapping projections on the façade of MOHAI and enjoy the festival. Novel works from artists from around the globe and 25 local artists showing light art works on throughout the South Lake Union neighborhood. Visit for more information.

FHA Tour Wrap-Up Correction - our ticket & brochure maven is actually Courtney Cooper, not Campbell - sorry Courtney!

Aurora Bridge Crews Take Brief Sandblasting Break Update from Marqise Allen - I have a few notable updates this week on top of the usual status report. I’ll start with where Liberty Maintenance is with their work. Right now, crews are almost done sandblasting the section of the bridge above Westlake Avenue, while painting in the same area. Liberty will be bringing in a second crew sometime during the next couple weeks to help wrap up painting and put the finishing touches on the earlier sections and work northward. No blasting until next week

Liberty is in the process of relocating some of their equipment as they get ready to blast the portion of the bridge over Lake Union. This means they won’t have to blast for the rest of this week, and into some of next week. They don’t have a firm date on when they’ll start up again to finish out the area above Westlake Avenue, as it depends on how long it takes to get their equipment into place. But for now, there’s a brief break from the noise. Also, there's no night work for a few weeks. As I mentioned in last week’s update, Liberty will put a pause on all of the night work for a couple weeks to a month. They will hold off on continuing to set up platforms and containment system over the lake as to not get too far out in front of the painting and sandblasting work. 

That’s everything. However, before signing off for this week, I would like to take a moment to clarify a previous comment regarding paint fumes from the project, any potential associated risk and what to do if you have a concern. Please note that the project's air quality monitoring does not monitor for the smell of drying paint. While there is little known health risk at the distances accessible by the public, it would be difficult to show that there is absolutely no risk. If you smell paint from the project and have a concern, please do not hesitate to contact us. Feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns I didn’t touch on this week. AuroraBridgePaintProject@WSDOT.WA.GOV 

That's all for now. As ever, let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.
All the best,

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