Nevzat Cankaya of Nevzat's Espresso in Skyway has gift cards available for purchase April 2020

Skyway Strong: Who’s Open for Business in West Hill

by Devin Chicras (with help from WHCA Directors)

ℹ️ NOTE: This post will be updated regularly (first published 3/23/2020)

We’re actively compiling a list of which stores, restaurants, and services are open and how their operations have adapted to the COVID-19 health crisis in the Skyway, Bryn Mawr, and MLK Business Districts of Unincorporated West Hill (98178).

Looking for other community, business, or worker support, or how to find the latest trustworthy news and information about COVID-19? Check out our roundup here.

While we’ll do our best to keep local business info up-to-date, please contact the business directly to confirm details. Continue on for our latest list…

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Takeout, checklist, and handwash icons imposed over a photo of downtown Skyway

Skyway Strong: COVID-19 Resources for West Hill

by Devin Chicras (with help from WHCA Directors)

ℹ️ NOTE: This post will be updated regularly (first published 3/23/2020)

Neighbors, we find ourselves in somewhat uncharted territory. We’re hyperfocused on the news, we’re figuring out childcare or homeschooling, we’re learning to work virtually or navigating unemployment. In this time of social distancing and quarantine, how do we find the resources we need to make it through, and if we have a tiny bit of bandwidth left – how do we help others to get through this with us? We’ve done our best to compile some resources, opportunities, and trustworthy sources of news below.

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Shape Your Future: Complete Count is Critical for April’s 2020 Census

by Devin Chicras

Whether you care about protecting the most vulnerable, attracting new growth, affordable housing, equal representation, funding roads, or emergency preparedness in our community, participating in the 2020 Census can have an impact on all of those issues and more – and every ten years, it’s also been the civic duty of every single person living in the United States since George Washington was President.

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West Hill Reads: Winter 2020

by Cindy Subjeck

Happy 2020 and welcome to our new feature, “West Hill Reads”! It is in the spirit of community that West Hill Community Association (WHCA) and King County Library System (KCLS) are working together to make literary recommendations featuring historically significant events that are important to our community. The goal is to inform, engage, and to educate the younger population of Skyway and the entire unincorporated West Hill area.

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How Prepared Are You for Winter Weather, West Hill?

by Devin Chicras

With plenty of winter weather on the way, let’s take a look at all the ways you can conquer anything the cold, snow, or ice can throw at us – from checklists and handy contacts to add to your phone to automatic alerts and more. How many of these tips did you already know about?

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WHCA Board Members in Photo booth by Derek Johnson Photographic at WHCA Halloween Takeover, October 28, 2019 - Caroline Walker Evans Photography

WHCA Presents: Some Things We Did in 2019

by Devin Chicras

WHEW, it’s been a YEAR. We’ve been super busy, and we’re glad to have been able to enjoy all the fun events and fight all the hard battles right alongside you, neighbor. We put together this roundup for you to chronologically lay out just what 2019 looked like for your all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association (WHCA).

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Gossett-Zahilay Debate Centered on Skyway at Our West Hill Voter Town Hall

by Devin Chicras

Nearly one hundred residents packed into the auditorium at Dimmitt Middle School on Thursday, July 18th to witness something not often seen in unincorporated West Hill: political candidates. Debating. On topics directly related to our neighborhoods, including Skyway.

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Check Your Mailbox – WHCA’s Summer Preview is Here

by Devin Chicras

An annual film festival, a community-wide yard sale and a high-profile political candidate debate are but a few things coming up this July and August in West Hill – and you can read all about ’em in our latest newsletter, set to hit mailboxes across Unincorporated West Hill from Bryn Mawr and Lakeridge down to Skyway and Campbell Hill this week.

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Audience listens to speakers at Skyway VFW Post #9430 on January 15th, 2019 for WHCA's Winter Quarterly Community Meeting.

WHCA Board Elections on Tuesday, April 16th – Here are Your Candidates!

by Devin Chicras

It’s that time of year… More daylight, blooms all around, warmer temperatures, and… your spring WHCA Community Quarterly Meeting! All the great info you’ve been waiting for, including updates from King County Parks and the Department of Local Services, will be delivered in unparalleled fashion Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00PM – 8:30PM at Skyway VFW Post #9430.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, you will be electing six (6) directors to the WHCA Board! We will be accepting nominations from the floor during the meeting. However, this year we put out a call for applicants ahead of time, and WOW did we get a response! Let’s check out your neighbors who answered the call…

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Join the WHCA Board!

by Devin Chicras

Are you a resident of the unincorporated West Hill and at least 18 years of age? Are you interested in serving your community by committing your time to leading informative and engaging events? Could you be a champion for productive community partnerships with county government and local resources? Are you able to listen, learn, problem-solve, and share your energy with others? Then you would be perfect as a new board member for the West Hill Community Association!

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