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Neighborhood news roundup

Here’s a roundup of all kinds of recent neighborhood news:

Phinney Ridge swimmer Rory Carlson, a freshman at Ballard High School, was a member of the 200-meter relay team that placed 15th at the state meet two weekends ago. Congratulations, Rory!

Seattle Parks and Recreation is replacing the lighting at the Lower Woodland Park tennis courts. Daytime use of the courts will continue, with a few courts being closed intermittently. The work will last through March.

The Greenwood Senior Center’s Alzheimer’s Café was featured on KUOW recently. The event lets those with memory loss and their caregivers get together in a supportive environment. It meets from 3:30-5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, at Ampersand Pantry and Café, 424 N. 85th St.

Works Progress recently opened a co-working space in Greenwood, at 115 N 85th St., where independent workers can set up at a desk for the day. They hope to also open up a childcare for infants and toddlers, but are having a hard time finding a space that meets stringent fire code regulations required for childcare centers. If you know of any appropriate space in the neighborhood, please contact Marnee Chua at [email protected] or Jessie Rymph” <[email protected]

Phinney-Greenwood resident Kate Martin is running for Mayor of Seattle. For more information about her candidacy, see her website.

Woodland Park Zoo recently launched a 24/7 roving animal cam to document the daily activity of baby animals and behind-the-scenes dens.

Gigabit Seattle has teamed up with the City of Seattle to bring high-speed fiber Internet that is 1,000 times faster than the typical high-speed connection to 14 demonstration neighborhoods. They recently added a portion of Ballard to the plan. Phinney-Greenwood is not included, yet, but they’re gauging interest by asking people to sign up to be notified when it comes to their neighborhood.

Solarize Seattle: Northwest recently installed the solar panels on a Phinney Ridge home, the first area installation under a new program that offers discounts and pre-approved contractors to homeowners adding solar panels.


Photo by James McFarlane.

Solarize Seattle: Northwest is hosting another workshop for interested homeowners on March 16 in Bitter Lake/Broadview, and on April 6 in Wallingford.