Monthly Archives: December 2010

Esquire Magazine ranks Seattle Restaurants in Top 10



Esquire ranks Seattle the 10th best restaurant city in America.  It gives Seattle credit for its access to seafood and local vineyards allowing our restaurants to make great meals.  The article specifically mentions Queen Anne‘s Canlis as well as several other Seattle restaurants.

Seattle City Light Update

Seattle City Light, now under pressure to test city street lights for potential problems, has hired two companies to help them finish the project. Seattle City Light plans on checking nearly 20,000 poles across the city as over 6 problems have been found, stemming from the tragic electrocution of a Queen Anne family’s pet on Thanksgiving Day.  Another incidence occurred in West Seattle, and crews found voltage emitting poles around the Capitol Hill area as well.To date, Seattle City Light and employees from the other two companies (Davey Resources Group and Power Resources Corp.) have tested 600 poles . They expect to finish testing by March of 2011.

Seattle Center Winterfest

If you have yet to be in Lower Queen Anne to visit the Seattle Center this holiday season, make sure to do so soon as the Winterfest in Queen Anne is happening now until December, 31st.  Winterfest, presented by Komo 4 TV, is a free event filled with fun activities the whole family can enjoy.   Every day, attendees can enjoy the Winter Train and Village and the Ice Rink, two of the bigger attractions among others including musical performances, student showcases and cultural celebrations.  So head down to the Belltown/Queen Anne area and take your family to Seattle Center this year for some holiday fun.  Please visit the official website for more information.

Power Outages in Queen Anne and Magnolia

LightningThis past Saturday, a large power outage hit both the Queen Anne and Magnolia neighborhoods of Seattle leaving over 10,000 Seattle City Light customers in these areas without power.  The overnight storm that left many in the dark had crews working on the problem and by 1:00 pm only a little under 2,000 were still without power.  The windstorm that plagued the city caused resulted in downed power lines and a number of trees to fall which was undoubtedly the cause of most of the outages.  If this windy weather persists, it is more than likely that other Seattle neighborhoods could be facing power outages of their own.