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December 17th, 2009 · Comments

Here are a few things from the neighborhood you might want to know about:

Music Center of the Northwest’s “Messiah Sing/Play Along” last Sunday night raised 240 pounds of food and $632 for FamilyWorks Food Bank.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting another public meeting to plan and design the new 9th Avenue NW Park. The meeting is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday (tonight), at Whittier Elementary School, 1320 NW 75th St. The 39,000 square foot property was purchased with funding from the 2000 Pro Parks Levy and is being developed with $800,000 from the Parks & Green Spaces Levy.

Woodland Park Zoo is offering one free child’s admission with a paying adult if you mention the offer “Winter Fun” at the entry gate during schools’ Winter Break. The offer runs Dec. 19 through Jan. 3.

Someone witnessed a hit-and-run accident last Friday, and wants to know if the victim needs a witness.

My husband witnessed a hit and run at the intersection of 3rd NW and 65th Friday around 6:50pm. He didn’t stop for the victim because he saw an opportunity to follow the perpetrator. Unfortunately he was unable to keep up with the guy. We did call the Seattle PD N Precinct to report what he saw, but also wanted to send his contact info to PhinneyWood in case you hear of someone looking for a witness to the accident. The victim car was a black Prius and the perpetrator was a light blue Honda.

If you need to speak to this witness, please email us and we’ll put you in touch.

Time is almost up for the Greenwood-Phinney Historical Society’s contest to find the oldest house in our neighborhood.

We do have houses built before 1906. Perhaps we still have a few houses that were built before 1900? Hint: if you find a construction date of 1900 in King County Tax Records keep digging! The house might actually be older than that. Building permits will give you a more accurate construction date.

Houses must be within the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhood (50th to 105th Streets, Aurora to 8th Avenue NW) but contest entrants need not live within the neighborhood. The house does not need to be yours! You can enter any house in the neighborhood that you feel might be the oldest! More than one entry per person is acceptable. Please include your name and contact information so that we may contact you if you are the winner!

When you’ve found your “contestant” take a photograph of it and photocopy your documents identifying the construction date of the house. Winning entry will be determined by oldest construction or building permit date of all entries received. Entries must be received by January 15, 2010. Send your photo(s) and documents to: GPHS Oldest House Contest, c/o Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103.

Winner receives a copy of “Seattle’s Greenwood-Phinney Neighborhood” signed by author Ted Pedersen and breakfast for two at Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café.

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