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Fix broken electronics at ‘Repair Café’ at Greenwood Library on Sunday

October 24th, 2016 by Doree

The PNA Tool Library’s Fixers Collective will help you repair broken electronics at its “Repair Café” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

“Children, teens and adults are invited to learn how common household items work and save money while exploring the lost art of DIY fixing,” according to the press release.

Free; no registration required.

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Early Design Guidance meeting for North 132nd Street & Greenwood Avenue development is Nov. 7

October 24th, 2016 by Doree

An Early Design Guidance meeting for a proposed development at 147 N. 132nd St., near the corner of Greenwood Avenue North and North 132nd Street, is set for 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The project would demolish the west wing of the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church and replace it with a three-story, 63,000 square foot apartment building with 59 units and below grade parking for 23 vehicles.

You can comment on the project by emailing PRC@seattle.gov or mail to City of Seattle, Seattle DCI – PRC, 700 5th Ave., Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.

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Movie Marvels, theater, concerts in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

October 21st, 2016 by Doree

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Professor Fred’s Movie Marvels – “Giant From the Unknown” at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Jim Page and Grant Dermody in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:15 p.m. Sunday.

Taproot Theatre’s production of “Joyful Noise” plays on the mainstage through Oct. 29, at 204 N. 85th St. “The God Game” plays in the Isaac Studio Theatre through Oct. 29.

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

Seattle Folklore Society presents Kenny White at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more day of the show).

Traffic wise:

  • The Huskies play Oregon State Beavers at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Husky Stadium.
  • The annual Dawg Dash 10K and 5K run starts at 9 a.m. through the UW campus and nearby neighborhoods to the north of campus.
  • Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake at 1 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Coming up next week:

Luso Food & Wine, 8218 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a book release party for “Walking the Medicine Wheel: Healing Trauma & PTSD,” written by David Kopacz and Joseph Rael, from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Kopacz will be present to discuss the book and read a few passages. Snacks provided; beverages available for purchase. The book will not be available for purchase at the event, but is available on Amazon and will be available for purchase at the book signing at the UW Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. RSVP by emailing davidkopacz369@gmail.com.

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Take old prescription drugs to any police precinct Saturday for National Drug Take Back Day

October 20th, 2016 by Doree

Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day, when you can take expired or unwanted prescription drugs to any of Seattle’s five police precincts and they’ll properly dispose of it. The semi-annual event is a cooperative effort between SPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Drop off prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Precinct, 10049 College Way N., by North Seattle Community College. This free service is anonymous, with no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—more than 3,200 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

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First design proposal meeting for new park coming to 81st and Greenwood is Nov. 2

October 19th, 2016 by Doree

Learn more about the new park coming to North 81st Street and Greenwood Avenue North and review initial design proposals at a community meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Check out the project’s webpage for links to community input from an online survey and open house at the June Greenwood Car Show.

The two buildings on the east side of Greenwood at 81st are scheduled to be demolished before the end of the year. The south part of the block (where the small strip mall of restaurants and convenience store was) will be developed in 2017 with funds from the Seattle Park District. The north parcel (where Bleachers Pub used to be) will be open lawn until more funding is received for development.


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Ada’s Restaurant and Bar opens at 59th & Phinney

October 18th, 2016 by Doree

Ada’s Restaurant and Bar has finally opened at 5910 Phinney Ave. N., in the old Santa Fe Café space.

Ada’s serves what it calls “social plates” (appetizers or small plates) like Bacon and Blue Cheese Fries, Smoked Salmon Cakes, Crispy Skin Pork Belly and Grilled and Chilled Pawns. Main dishes include seafood, steak, chicken and burgers, plus several pastas and salads.

Many options are labeled as gluten free and/or vegan.

Ada’s is open for dinner from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, plus brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Phone is 206-397-3253, and yes, they do take reservations and are family-friendly.

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Naked City Brewery celebrates its 8th anniversary Saturday with live music and petting zoo

October 17th, 2016 by Doree

Naked City Brewery will celebrate its 8th anniversary from noon to midnight Saturday with live bluegrass and folk music from 3-Play Ricochet and Simon Kornelis, plus a petting zoo with Madison Grove Farms.

The petting zoo will run from 12-3 p.m. with miniature horses, goats, rabbits and a small donkey. Bluegrass band 3-Play Ricochet takes the stage in the Screening Room at 3 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by folk singer-songwriter Simon Kornelis.

Founding Brewer Don Webb brewed 19 tasty draft beers for the day including three headliners: The Grapes of Wrath, a Belgian Style dark cherry sour ale aged in Temperanillo wine barrels for 15 months; The Big Lebrewski, Naked City’s award-winning white Russian imperial stout, and The Can in Black, a black malt liquor inspired by Johnny Cash and brewed in collaboration with Cash Brewing.

Naked City is at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. and is open to all ages.

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FlintCreek Cattle Co. to open on Oct. 24

October 17th, 2016 by Doree

FlintCreek Cattle Co. will finally open its doors at the corner of 85th and Greenwood on Oct. 24.

If you walked by Saturday night, like we did, you would have seen the place packed for a private event.


The restaurant had hoped to open in the spring, but was damaged in the March 9 natural gas explosion.

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Seattle University asking for your thoughts on public safety

October 17th, 2016 by Doree

Seattle University is conducting a citywide online Public Safety Survey, to find out your safety and security concerns, whether you live or work in Seattle.

The survey will provide Seattle Police Department with detailed reports of concerns in each neighborhood, so police can update community policing plans.

The survey is available now through Nov. 30, and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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