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Neighborhood news roundup

Here’s a roundup of all kinds of news in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood:

The big annual Garage Sale Day in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge is this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 100 yards sales have registered. Plus there’s a flea market and tool sale at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. An online map will be available after 3 p.m. Friday. Printed maps will be available at the Phinney Center, Greenwood Senior Center (525 N. 85th St.) and the Greenwood Library (8016 Greenwood Ave. N.) after 3 pm Friday.

School of Rock will celebrate its move from Lake City to Greenwood with its Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 29.

Greenwood resident Naomi Bishop (a.k.a. “The Gastro Gnome”) has launched a new app that highlights 45 unusual and exceptional restaurants in the Northwest, from Salem, Oregon up to Whistler, B.C. The idea is to let people know where to eat besides McDonald’s when they’re on the road. “Unique Eats of the Northwest” costs $1.99 in the iPhone App Store (Android version coming soon).

Sonny Newman, owner of Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall on North 85th Street was recently profiled in The Seattle Times. The dance hall will close at the end of May when Sonny retires, because the building was recently sold.

Seattle Knife Sharpening and Supply is moving into the space formerly occupied by Cowboys & Angels hair salon, at 7421 Greenwood Ave. N.

UW Professor Woody Sullivan, who lives in Phinney Ridge, was the focus of a Seattle Times article yesterday on his unique garage ceiling sundial.

Tickets are already on sale for the 2nd Annual Northwest Tequila Fest at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., on Aug. 24. The 21-and-over event features Tequila and Mezcal tastings, beer garden and live music. Admission starts at $40, with VIP packages featuring early entry, exclusive tastings, and more. Northwest Tequila Fest benefits The Benevolent Guild.

Registration is open for the Ballard Youth Soccer Club for the fall season for players ages 5-18.

Youth teams typically practice once or twice per week, with a game on the weekend. Practices are coached by a parent/volunteer, plus teams have a weekly academy style individual skills session with a professional trainer. Practices generally start in late August, with fall league play beginning in September and running through November.

The city recently installed new speed bumps on Third Avenue Northwest in front of Viewlands Elementary School. (Thanks to Stewart for the photo.)


The Hunger Intervention Program is hosting a screening of “A Place at the Table,” a film of personal stories of hunger’s far-reaching effects, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St. Suggested donation is $10. HIP provides nutritious food packages to eligible children at Viewlands Elementary School, so they have enough food to eat at home on the weekends.

Komen Puget Sound has awarded $1.6 million total to 11 local organizations to help fight breast cancer, including $247,200 to Phinney Ridge’s Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave. N., which provides assistance and support for low-income patients while they are in treatment for breast cancer.

Seattle Eater has a story on the new Teachers Lounge bar coming to Greenwood sometime next month.

Don’t forget that Metro Transit will stop selling ticket books at the end of June; in favor of prepaid ORCA cards and cash. (Metro will still provide tickets to human services programs.) ORCA cards can be used on all transit systems in the Puget Sound region. Tickets do not expire and will still be accepted.