A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

GreenwoodBlastsOff summer concert Sunday at Fred Meyer

August 22nd, 2016 by Doree

Greenwood’s School of Rock and Fred Meyer are teaming up for the GreenwoodBlastsOff Community Summer Concert from 12-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Fred Meyer.

It’s a free, all-ages event featuring The Not-Its!; School of Rock Seattle’s House Band of teen musicians; Amos Miller with Coyote Central youth; EMP Sound Off! 2015 winners One Above Below None; Tom Nook; poetry readings by Seattle Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna; hands-on youth art activities facilitated by Seattle ReCreative; and live art by Greenwood muralists.

The idea is empower youth artists and musicians to help contribute toward relief and rebuilding efforts as our neighborhood continues to recover from the March 9 natural gas explosion that destroyed three businesses and damaged another 50.

Information booths will provide help with household and neighborhood preparedness and safety, relief and rebuilding efforts, and local resources. Vendors include Puget Sound Energy and the Phinney Neighborhood Association (which administered the Greenwood Relief Fund after the explosion).

North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood will be showing off air rockets designed by K-12th graders, in partnership with Starfish Education and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Pacific NorthwestSIXR will let youth explore virtual reality technology by capturing and sharing 360 images/videos, interviewing performing artists and musicians, and hosting a photo booth.

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Dinner and Movie in Greenwood Park tonight

August 29th, 2015 by Doree

Come to Greenwood Park tonight (Saturday) for dinner and a showing of “Toy Story.” A pizza food truck arrives at 6:30 p.m.; movie begins at 8 p.m. at the north end of the park. North Seattle Boys & Girls Club is providing popcorn and snocones.

In case of rain, dinner and a movie moves to the Boys & Girls Club right across the street.

Suggested donation to the all-volunteer Vision Greenwood Park is $8 for a family, or $4 per person.

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Emergency Shake-Up Fair this Saturday

December 4th, 2014 by Doree

A group of neighbors has been working to create an Emergency Hub in Greenwood that could be activated in the event of a catastrophe, such as an earthquake.

Learn more about the effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday during the Emergency Shake-Up Fair at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave. N.. Meet with representatives from the Red Cross, get child photo safety cards, free blood pressure readings by Seattle Central College Nursing Students, check out a fire truck, receive a flu shot from a Bartell Drugs pharmacist ($25 cash or check), purchase an emergency kit, learn how ham radios work, learn about CPR and first aid, have a free lunch, enter a raffle, and let the kids bounce in the bouncy house.

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Emergency Shake-up Open House at Boys & Girls Club Dec. 6

November 13th, 2014 by Doree

The Greenwood neighborhood has received a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to provide emergency preparedness programs and to establish two emergency communication hubs: at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., and the Salvation Army, 9501 Greenwood Ave. N.

An Emergency Shake-up Open House is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave. N. to help people learn more. The open house includes a free lunch, kid’s activities, raffle prizes, and representatives from Seattle Fire Department, City of Seattle, the Red Cross and more. Emergency kits will be available for purchase.

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Help Boys & Girls Clubs of King County raise $48,000 in contest against Denver clubs

January 27th, 2014 by Doree

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, including the North Seattle club in Greenwood, are trying to raise at least $48,000 in a Super Bowl-inspired contest with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Metro Denver. On the line? Not only bragging rights, but if the Seattle-area clubs lose the contest, club members will have to wear Denver team colors for a day. If Denver loses, their club kids have to wear Seahawks’ blue and green.

The contest runs through 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, two days after the Super Bowl. You can donate online.

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King County Council recognizes Boys & Girls Club for 70 years in Greenwood

October 31st, 2013 by Doree

The King County Council this week recognized the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club in Greenwood for its 70th anniversary.

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Pat Murray, Regional Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, and Calvin Lyons, President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, with the members of the Metropolitan King County Council.

According to the press release, the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club became the first Boys and Girls Club in King County in 1943. It was created to address the problem of juvenile crime after a riot involving more than 100 teens on the corner of North 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue North.

The club provides athletic programs, after-school programs and day camps when school is out.

The council also donated a used Metro Transit Vanpool van to the club, to transport kids between school and the club, on field trips and during summer break.

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North Seattle Boys & Girls Club celebrates 70 years in Greenwood

July 15th, 2013 by Doree

North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood is celebrating its 70th anniversary at 7 p.m. Saturday with a party for ages 21 and over with appetizers, music, dancing, a silent auction, local wine and beer, alumni speeches and memorabilia displays. Tickets are $25 online.

The North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, at 8635 Fremont Ave. N, is the oldest Boys & Girls Club in the state.

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large had a great story about the club and its history a few days ago.

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Fred Meyer reopens to huge crowds, donates $25,000 to 5 community organizations

February 2nd, 2013 by Doree

Fred Meyer reopened its Greenwood store on Friday to huge crowds, which continued through Saturday. The remodeled store added 55,000 square feet, for a total of 192,000 square feet on two levels.

Neighbors turned out for the grand opening ceremony, complete with hundreds of cupcakes, on Friday afternoon.

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And Fred Meyer donated $5,000 each to the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Food Bank, Greenwood Library, North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood, and PAWS.

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Store Director Pete Laudadio presents a $5,000 check to Greenwood Senior Center Director Cecily Kaplan (right) and PNA Board President Kris Cummings (left). (Photos courtesy of Phinney Neighborhood Association Business Membership Group.)

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Volunteers pitch in at Boys & Girls Club to paint, organize, build new bathroom

May 17th, 2012 by Doree

Volunteers from BlackRock and Rebuilding Together Seattle made some improvements today at the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club in Greenwood.

They painted, organized, made one bathroom ADA compliant and built a new bathroom at the club, at 8635 Fremont Ave. N.

Rebuilding Together Seattle is a nonprofit organization that provides free home repairs for low-income homeowners and nonprofit facilities. (Photos courtesy of Rebuilding Together Seattle.)

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