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West Hill Reads: AANHPI Month 2021

by WHCA Communications Committee

May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, which is extra special for Skyway-West Hill because over one-third of our wonderful neighbors identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander. We celebrate and recognize those who have made our community a better place to live – from the Japanese family who survived incarceration in a World War II internment camp to reclaim their business which turned into a local icon, to the Vietnamese immigrant whose hard work and talent eventually led to the opening of her own restaurant in the heart of Skyway which has recently exploded in popularity.

We asked Hailey (Public Services Assistant) and Jennifer (Teen Services Librarian) from Skyway Library to help us find some great books available at the library that showcase some incredible AANHPI authors, illustrators, and stories. They did not disappoint – see their excellent picks for readers of all ages below. And don’t forget, now that the library is open, Hailey wants to remind you that you can stop by the library and see all of the great AANHPI books on display inside, and check one out today without the wait!

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West Hill Reads: Earth Month 2021

by WHCA Communications Committee

Sure, you’ve been following our Meatless Monday suggestions and green tips on social media, and you already added your name to the 2021 WHCA Litter Challenge pledge, but now you need some fresh ideas for how to continue doing your part for Earth Month and beyond. Look no further than our own library! Let’s take a look at some of the books, ebooks, and audiobooks you can access for free with your library card to amp up your Earth Month know-how.

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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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18 Wonderful West Hill Moments from 2018

by Devin Chicras

In 2018, your friends at the all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association had a banner year. From successfully partnering with teens to boost voter registration and turnout to leading community cleanups, neighborhood forums and highly anticipated events like our annual Skyway Outdoor Cinema festival and Halloween party, the year just flew by.

So we paused for just a bit to take a look back at some of the most wonderful, surprising, and memorable moments of last year (in absolutely no particular order). How many do you remember?

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Partnering with Teens and Dinos to Maximize West Hill’s Midterm Turnout

by Devin Chicras

Our first year in King County Elections’ and Seattle Foundation’s Voter Education Fund cohort was full of memorable moments – from being blown away by the creativity and brilliance of our High School Voter Advocate partners at Renton High School and Talley High School to stopping traffic on election day with our T-Rex in front of Skyway Library.

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West Hill Community Association (WHCA) Summer Recap 2017

WHCA’s Skyway Summer Event Recap & Fall Preview

by Devin Chicras

We block partied. We paraded. We played the HECK out of some tabletop games.

And we experienced the best films both in and outdoors, always with fresh organic popcorn in hand.

Some folks underestimate how much fun we have in West Hill, particularly in our vibrant Skyway neighborhood. For those unfortunate folks that might not have paid close attention and missed all the fun, here’s a look back at some of our favorite highlights you can share with ’em.

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West Hill Moments We'll Remember 2015

West Hill Moments We’ll Remember From 2015

by Devin Chicras

From taking on mountains and tackling wetlands restoration to the crazy costumes at Skyway Outdoor Cinema, 2015 was packed with unforgettable moments in West Hill. We look back on a few of our favorites in this round-up:

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