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Neighborhood news: food truck, food club, Coyle’s adding a day, transit, happy hour

May 1st, 2015 · Comments

Here’s a roundup of various neighborhood news.

The Real Food Buying Club, which sells organic and sustainable food boxes, is available for home delivery in our neighborhood beginning today.

Coyle’s Bakeshop, which opened in March at 8300 Greenwood Ave. N., and is currently open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, will be adding Wednesdays as of May 13.

Anchor End Pretzel Shoppe is hoping to open up a food trailer in our neighborhood. Twin sisters Jessica and Amanda Lewis are converting a 1969 Shasta into a food trailer that will serve sandwiches on soft pretzels. They plan to bake their own pretzels, roast their own meats, and make all condiments from scratch. They will have vegan and gluten-free options, and will focus mainly on catering, but will be parked curbside at least three days a week. They have a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the trailer conversion.

The City of Seattle has received $15.5 million in federal and state grants to improve walking, biking, transit and street operations in Seattle, including $600,000 for the design and construction of sidewalk improvements on Greenwood Avenue North, between North 136th and North 145th streets.

Kaylyn wrote us concerning all the package thefts that occur in the neighborhood. She’s wondering if anyone has good ideas on how to combat this. Please let her know in Comments.

In-Season Fresh Take-Away & Cafe has instituted a happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday at the café at 6412 Phinney Ave. N. Happy hour includes bottled craft beers, hard ciders, wine and sake cocktails ranging in price from $3.50 to $6, plus an extensive cooked-to-order appetizer menu (including vegetarian options).

The American Lung Association’s Master Home Environmentalist Program is offering free home health assessments to improve your air quality. They’ll provide advice, recommendations and resources, plus a free high quality walk-off mat and a free green cleaning kit.

A new transportation service called Snap Transit is finalizing which routes to provide between South Lake Union and the Central Business District and outlying neighborhoods. Snap Transit will use 14-25 passenger shuttles with free wi-fi and USB power hookups. The on-demand service will be available using a mobile app with regularly scheduled routes. They’ll finalize routes based on customer interest, so if you want to try it in our neighborhood, register here. Snap hopes to start service on June 1.

Low-income seniors can now apply for $40 in vouchers from the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, to use to purchase fresh produce at participating farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs throughout King County.

King County residents, age 60 or older (age 55 or older if American Indian/Alaska Native) with incomes at or below 185 percent of Federal Poverty Level are eligible to apply. To qualify, an older adult living alone must earn a monthly income at or below $1,815. A household of two must earn less than $2,456 per month. A chart containing the 2015 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines by family size can be found here.

Completed applications must be postmarked on or before May 15, 2015. Due to limited funding, qualified applicants will be selected through a random process. All applicants will receive mail notification of the status of their application on or before July 1, 2015.

Applications are available online or by calling any of the organizations listed below:

  • African American Elders Program: 206-328-6840
  • Asian Counseling & Referral Service: 206-695-7510
  • Chinese Information & Service Center: 206-624-5633 ext 4178
  • Latino Information & Assistance: 206-764-4700
  • Neighborhood House: 206-571-5080
  • Russian Information & Assistance (Irina at JFS): 206-861-8787
  • Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens: 206-684-0500
  • Senior Information & Assistance (206-448-3110 or 1-888-4ELDERS)

A searchable list of local markets that may accept the vouchers can be found on the Washington State Farmers Market Association website.

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