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Saddle up the kiddos and bring the family for a short 30-minute outing of socially-distanced and masked cheer, free refreshments, and caroling with the OK Chorale. This will also be the debut of a new holiday tradition, the Phinneywood Winter Lights, which will flood our business district with lighted animals that you have all considered and voted on throughout the year.

Location: Heart of Phinney Park Air Raid Tower, Phinney Center – 6532 Phinney Ave N
Date: Saturday, November 27
Time: 5pm – 5:30pm

Join The Rascal Cook for their first public outing! They will be partnering with local artists and artisans for a delightful Small Business Saturday event that will benefit WELDSeattle, a local nonprofit that helps people returning home from jail or prison rebuild their lives after they have fulfilled their sentence.
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THE EATS: Thanksgiving burritos and sweet treats provided by The Rascal Cook: a Thanksgiving feast wrapped in a tortilla! Veggie option also available. Food items will be Pay-What-You-Can with a suggested $8 donation for burritos and $3 for dessert. All proceeds after cost will be donated to WELDSeattle.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

THE BREWS: Try the curated selection of coffees, teas, and local beers on offer at host Makeda & Mingus⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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THE BOOKS: Free book exchange! Bring a book, take a book. Leftovers will be distributed to tiny libraries in the neighborhood.⠀⠀⠀

The 36th annual Green Lake Elementary Holiday Tree Sale will continue for another year at the Phinney Center lower lot this year. The Tree Sale holds many special memories for our neighborhood families, and is a beloved community-building event. The sale runs 3 weeks and is entirely staffed by the school families, students and friends.  All proceeds from the sale support a wide range of school programs for GLES students.  

You are invited to this festive tree lot staffed with friendly volunteers. They will help you find your perfect tree, give it a fresh cut, and even load it onto your car. Offering touchless pay options and online ore-ordering as well!  Hours are:  

  • Monday-Friday, 4-8pm
  • Saturdays 9am-8pm
  • Sundays 10am-7pm  

Location:  Phinney Center Lower Parking Lot (the second parking lot entrance if you are going east, down the hill, on 67th St)

Illumination Learning Studio is partnering with Verity Credit Union and the Nutty Squirrel for this year’s Warm Outerwear Clothing Drive. Please bring *new* hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks to participating businesses which can be found on our map!

All donations benefit our neighbors served by FamilyWorks Seattle. You can find a map of participating businesses HERE, or refer to the list below:

  • Illumination Learning Studio (both locations)
  • Nutty Squirrel (both locations)
  • Verity Credit Union (several locations)
  • Phinney Neighborhood Association
  • Woodland Park UMC
  • Greenwood Pencil Box
  • HomeStreet Bank – Phinney
  • Greenwood True Value Hardware

Ever noticed the magnificent lighted display on the air raid tower outside of the RidgeWood Bottle & Tap? Why, that’s the neighborhood GloCone, created by a group of our community members in 2014 to brighten up our evenings and kick off the holidays. Since then, these folks have upgraded the technology with 3200 lighter, brighter, and completely programmable LEDs. On Saturday November 27th, GloCone 2.0 will officially light up for the winter!

Bring the family for an evening of socially-distanced and masked cheer, free refreshments and caroling with the OK Chorale. This will also be the debut of a new holiday tradition, the Phinneywood Winter Lights, which will flood our business district with lighted animals that you have all considered and voted on throughout the year.

Location: Heart of Phinney Park Air Raid Tower, Phinney Center – 6532 Phinney Ave N
Date: Saturday, November 27
Time: 5pm – 5:30pm

Please join Nightshade Botanicals this Saturday, November 20 for a special holiday plant pop-up to kick off the holiday season. There will be holiday cookies, gingerbread house kits made locally by The Cookie Jar in Everett, holiday wreaths, festive plants, hot cider, and more. The Holiday pop-up is from 1pm-6:00pm and is at the shop on the corner of Phinney Ave N and 63rd (400 N 63rd St). Come for the plants, a beverage, or just to have some festive fun! 

Volunteer in Greenwood!  Help bring LIVE theater back: Sign-up now to usher at Taproot Theatre Company and see a play for FREE.  Email volunteer@taproottheatre.org for more information. Babette’s Feast runs now thru December 30, and many more opportunities in 2022 as well, at Taproot Theatre Company. 

The famous PNA Tool Lending Library cider press needs a friend: help us fundraise for a second press! Purchase fresh-pressed cider, tasty doughnuts, and freshly made jams and jellies from our sponsor City Fruit this Saturday, November 20th between 9:30 am and12:30 pm. Bring apples and a container to take home some yummy cider and keep toasty under canopies with outdoor heaters.

Event will be held at the PNA Tool Library, 6615 Dayton Ave N.

This is a periodic contribution to the Blog by local realtor Doron Weisbarth

The big story in our PhinneyWood neighborhood, as well as in the greater region, is the declining number of homes that are available for sale. A dramatic decline in the number of new listings, combined with the continued appetite by the buyers, who seem to devour almost everything that is put out for them, has been driving our market for a while. While in previous years we would see inventory climb during the Fall sale, this year had bucked that trend. It seem that sellers have decided to hunker down in their existing homes for the foreseeable future.

But what is also an interesting story is the selective nature of many buyers. Homes that are updated, well maintained, and move-in ready are getting significantly more attention and stronger offers than those that will require the new owner to invest more money after the sale is closed. Many buyers are putting all of their available cash towards the purchase and are worried about having sufficient funds to do the upgrades and repairs. At times it almost seems like two markets that are running in
parallel.

Do you need some professional hand-holding to navigate a purchase or sale of a home? Call me for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can reach me directly at 206-779-9808.