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Celebrate Seattle Public Library’s ‘Booktoberfest’ at local bars and pubs

September 27th, 2016 by Doree

The Seattle Public Library is celebrating Oktoberfest in its own special way, with Booktoberfest events at bars and pubs.

Readers can join in for literary happy hours, librarian-hosted trivia nights, spooky stories in bars and libraries, a “Stranger Things” ’80s film fest, literary mixology and more. All library events are free, although you’ll need to buy your own drinks. Registration is not required. Most events are for ages 21 and over.

The only Booktoberfest event in our neighborhood is “Bookish Happy Hour” from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, 8570 Greenwood Ave. Buy a drink and chat with fellow book lovers about what you’re reading, as well as your favorite books and authors.

See the Booktoberfest website for the full schedule of events citywide.

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Greenwood Avenue will be repaved between North 112th and 125th streets Tuesday and Wednesday nights

September 26th, 2016 by Doree

Seattle Department of Transportation will repave Greenwood Avenue North between North 112th and 125th streets on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Work will start at 7 p.m. both nights and last until 6 a.m. One travel lane in each direction will be maintained.

  • Tuesday night, September 27, the southbound lanes between N 112th and N 125th streets will be paved.
  • Wednesday night, September 28, the northbound lanes between N 112th and N 125th streets will be paved.
  • Motorists will NOT be able to enter or exit driveways for several hours, until the newly laid asphalt has had time to cool. For motorists who are impacted, please consider parking on side streets if you need to come and go during the affected time period.
  • In some locations, on-street parking adjacent to the paving will be prohibited until the repaved lanes have reopened. (A-frame signs will be placed in these locations in advance of paving to inform impacted motorists.)
  • On Tuesday night, it is estimated that the southbound driveways between N 120th and N 125th streets will be closed from 7 p.m. until midnight, while the southbound driveways between N 112th and N 120th streets will be closed from midnight until 6 a.m.Wednesday morning. These hours are estimates that could change depending on how the paving process progresses.
  • On Wednesday night, it is estimated that the northbound driveways between N 120th and N 125th streets will be closed from 7 p.m. until midnight, while the northbound driveways between N 112th and N 120th streets will be closed from midnight until 6 a.m.on Thursday. These hours are estimates that could change depending on how the paving process progresses.
  • The work is expected to create noise, dust, vibration, light, and asphalt odor.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access if needed.

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Turntables & Trails opens at 8th & 83rd, selling new and second-hand audio and outdoor gear

September 26th, 2016 by Doree

Turntables & Trails has opened at 8314 8th Ave. NW (just south of Seattle Electric Bike), selling new and used audio equipment and outdoor gear.

“I love giving people bargains and/or trading to get someone out the door with a new (to them) turntable for the first time, or a backpack for their first camping trip,” Owner Spencer Carson said by email. “I also carry some toys, Legos, and games for the kids! The location is one block from Chuck’s Hop Shop which means I’ve already had several parents and kids stop in to grab Legos or toys before heading to Chucks.”

Turntables & Trails is open from 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 1-7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Woodland Park Zoo hosts Youth Climate Action Summit for teens to tackle climate change

September 26th, 2016 by Doree

Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network are hosting the second annual Youth Climate Action Summit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 2, at the zoo. Seattle-area teens will discuss climate science and how to combat climate change with local climate professionals during interactive workshops.

All teens in the greater Seattle area are encouraged to attend. The summit is at the zoo’s Education Center, inside the zoo near the South Entrance at North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North. The summit is free. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Register online.

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Reminder: Second Design Review Recommendation meeting for Phinney Flats is tonight

September 26th, 2016 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Northwest Design Review Board will hold its second Recommendation Meeting for the Phinney Flats project at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. at 8 p.m. tonight (Monday) at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

A previous recommendation meeting was held on Aug. 1. According to the Design Review Board’s report from that meeting, Board members decided there were too many unresolved issues to discuss, so they added this second recommendation meeting.

Phinney Flats would demolish the building currently housing Stumbling Goat Bistro (which closed at the end of August) and Ed’s Kort Haus  and replace it with a four-story building containing 55 small efficiency dwelling units above two live/work units and 2,900 square feet of commercial space. No parking will be provided, but the project will have 23 bicycle spaces.

You can still email comments on site planning and design issues through today to PRC@seattle.gov.

Click here then type in 6726 Greenwood in the address search box or 3020114 in the project number box for a list of all public documents relating to this project, including reports from past Design Review meetings, the report from a public meeting held on July 25, written comments from neighbors, and the updated design proposal.

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Fire in detached garage on NW 76th Street, 3rd Avenue NW is blocked at 76th, no injuries

September 25th, 2016 by Doree

A fire in a detached garage on NW 76th Street near 3rd Avenue NW this morning caused no injuries. As of 7:15 a.m. 3rd Avenue NW is blocked in both directions at NW 76th Street.

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A firefighter on scene tells us there were no injuries and the fire is confined to the garage.

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According to Seattle Fire Department’s Real Time 911 Log, the call first came in at 6:53 a.m. As with all calls for a fire in a single family residence, a massive response of emergency vehicles is initially called.

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Farmers Market Happy Hour, folk, jazz and kids gear sale in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

September 23rd, 2016 by Doree

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in and around the neighborhood this weekend. See our Events calendar for more.

Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St., hosts “The Cup,” a weekly open house from 2-5 p.m. Fridays for community interaction, talking, sharing, praying, doing a hobby, meditating, playing music, etc. Open to all.

Beppa Studios’ fall sale is from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 7700 6th Ave. N.

The Phinney Farmers Market is from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh fruit, berries, veggies, bread, meat, eggs, flowers, cider, ice cream, popsicles, and lots of dining options. From 5-7:30 p.m. tonight is the Farmers Market Happy Hour, with $5 drinks from local brewers, wineries and distilleries in a designated bar area that will be covered and heated (21 and over only). Beer from Lowercase Brewing, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse and Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery; wine from White Heron Cellars; cider from Schilling Cider House; cocktails from Old Ballard Liquor and Timber City Ginger Beer.

It’s opening weekend of “Joyful Noise” at Taproot Theatre, which runs through Oct. 22.

Ballard Preschool Co-ops’s Gently Used Kids’ Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the PNA’s Brick Building.

Soccer Saturdays presented by the English Premier Soccer Academy from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Saturday at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave. N.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Eliza Gilkyson with Nina Gerber at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $20 general; $17 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price. All tickets are $2 more day of the show.)

SFS kicks off its 50th-anniversary concert season with Eliza Gilkyson, a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in the folk, roots and Americana scenes. She has released 20 recordings of her own, and her songs have been used in films, PBS specials, and on prime-time TV while also being covered by the likes of Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush, and Rosanne Cash, to name a few.

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Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell from 2-4:15 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Events around town this weekend that will affect traffic:

  • The Montlake Bridge will be closed Saturday and Sunday, and Metro routes will be rerouted.
  • Bite of Broadview is Friday through Sunday at Christ the King Church at North 117th Street and Phinney Avenue North.
  • Fremont Oktoberfest runs Friday through Sunday on North Canal Street and North 35th Street between 1st Avenue NW and Phinney Avenue North.
  • Ballard’s Fishermen’s Fall Festival is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Fishermen’s Terminal, 3919 18th Ave. W., with free family fun, boat tours, kids’ activities, and salmon barbecue.
  • Seahawks play the 49ers at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Looking ahead to next week:

  • Coriolis Dance presents the premiere screening of the 15-minute dance film “Voluntary Caesura,” with gallery showing and celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N. Tickets are $10 online, $14 at the door.

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Le Merde hosting pop-up art fundraiser Friday

September 22nd, 2016 by Doree

Le Merde, a “lifestyle shop” selling art and clothes at 7315 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a pop-up art fundraiser this Friday, to help the shop stay afloat after a dispute with the owner of the adjoining business, Ludlow, which is now closed. Le Merde is now responsible for rent on both spaces. (Ludlow’s owner has not responded to a message for information about the closure of his shop.)

Artists at Friday’s fundraiser pay $25 per art piece (no commission on top of that), with artists setting their own prices. Contact Le Merde through direct message on its Facebook page or stop by the shop. Art will be accepted until 2 p.m. Friday.

Debi Boyette opened Le Merde in July 2014, and moved from 65th & Phinney to its current location in January. Le Merde has “members” who pay $200 a month to bring in whatever they want to sell (vintage clothes, jewelry, home décor, etc.) Members then keep all their profits, and are asked to work in the shop three to six hours per week, to make sure all merchandise is properly stocked and displayed. Some members just use the space as a studio during closed hours, and don’t need to put in shop hours.

“Le Merde is a starting point for entrepreneurs, artists, stylists and visionaries who want to test their ideas without committing to, or being locked into, a lease and all the financial responsibilities that are attached to owning your own business,” Boyette said. “There is no long-term commitment at Le Merde, we just ask for a 30-60 day written notice prior to leaving.”

She is hoping to turn the former Ludlow half of the space into a gallery and working artist space, with workshops and community gatherings.

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Carkeek Park’s Piper’s Orchard is part of City Fruit’s annual Orchard & Harvest Tour on Oct. 2

September 22nd, 2016 by Doree

City Fruit is hosting the second annual Orchard & Harvest Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. The self-guided tour of Seattle’s public orchards costs $10-$25 (buy tickets online), or it’s free with a membership to City Fruit.

Tour-goers can participate in orchard activities, sample apple varieties, learn the history behind some of Seattle’s oldest fruit trees, and speak with orchard advisers, volunteers, and staff to learn about gardening tips, orchard care, and see how all of the orchards maintain their trees year round.

The tour includes 12 public orchards, including Carkeek Park’s Piper’s Orchard, plus tour sponsors (Greenwood Hardware, Whole Foods Market and Full Tilt Ice Cream) which will have special treats and discounts for tour participants.

The Orchard & Harvest Tour gives Seattle residents the opportunity to explore Seattle’s urban canopy and learn more about how City Fruit works to preserve these historic orchards. The proceeds from ticket sales help support the continued maintenance and preservation of the orchards. To learn more about City Fruit’s efforts, please visit www.cityfruit.org.

City Fruit promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community and protect the climate. We help tree owners grow healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving fruit, promote the sharing of extra fruit, and work to protect urban fruit trees.

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