Sehome Neighborhood Association
Creating Community, Representing Residents, and Informing You
October 31 – Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Decorating Contest and Gathering
At 5PM we will gather, drink hot cider and snacks. Everyone will judge pumpkins starting at 5:15 and then we will award prizes at 5:30 and be wrapped up just as the sun sets. You’ll be back home in time for trick or treaters, and dinner! Location will be announced soon.
General Meeting October 5th–social starting at 6:30 and meeting at 7-8PM
We had a lot of new folks along with some of our longest residents attend the zoom meeting. Mayor Fleetwood answered questions of concern from our neighborhood for most of the meeting, and Sage Jones did a very concise 15 minute presentation about the upcoming initiatives on our ballots. Link to the recording coming soon.
Sehome Neighborhood Garage Sale
SAT. AUGUST 28, 2021, 10-2
Jersey St to Newell St, and from E. Maple St to the Arboretum
We had a fabulous garage sale this year, after many years of hiatus. There were a great variety of offerings, from folks with a single “free” table, to people that really sold alot of goods. The neighborhood was alive and busy for a few hours. Timing was the weekend before student move out, perhaps we’ll try for a sale when our new neighbors are getting settled in. Thanks for everyone that participated, it was fun to see everyone!
Sehome Neighborhood Meeting June 14th at 7PM
We met on a Monday night with guest speaker Chris Comeau, Director of Transportation speaking about the Lincoln/Lakeway Transportation changes, updates on the Samish Way Urban Village (you’ve all seen the new buildings!) and an update on a new food pantry. You can find the zoom link to the recording in the News section of this website! Sorry for all of you that either had trouble with links, or just could not make it!
Easter Egg Hunt in the Historic Neighborhood
Saturday April 3 from 11AM to 1PM
We had a fabulous day of visiting with neighbors, exchanging seeds and plants. Everyone was so creative! Folks set up games on the sidewalk or yard and there were lots of eggs and candies for the kids. Sidewalk chalk, cookies, giant bunny rabbits with their imaginary friends… Thanks so much for everyone that participated! This was our first year and the reception was great, so expect to celebrate spring again with your community next year.
Our winter meeting was held on Zoom on Tuesday, February 23rd. If you missed us you can hear about housing issues by watching the recording of the meeting. These were the presentations:
- Historic home presentation from city representatives
- Homelessness in our community from the Homeless Outreach Team
- Renting in Bellingham from the Tenants Union
- Presentation from Bellingham Police Outreach
Our Neighborhood in Numbers
Why You’ll Love Sehome
With over 70% of our neighborhood within 1/2 mile of a grocery store and 1/4 mile from a park, we have one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city.
- Community engagement
- Diversity in home type
- Proximity to Sehome Hill Arboretum
- Access to beautiful university campus
- Future Samish Way Urban Village development