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


Entries from September 2013

Tony’s Coffee celebrates first anniversary in Phinney on Friday

September 30th, 2013 by Doree

Tony’s Coffee Bar is celebrating its first anniversary at 7001 3rd Ave. NW with a party on Friday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. with free food and drinks, and live music by Nu Klezmer Army.

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Ford escort stolen from Greenwood Saturday night/early Sunday

September 30th, 2013 by Doree

Heather tells us her red Ford Escort was stolen from North 95th Street and Greenwood Avenue North sometime between 10:30 p.m. Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The license plate is 543ZUY. If you’ve seen it, please email Heather at heatherguzha@gmail.com.

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Live music, farmers market, Bite of Broadview, bus changes in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

September 27th, 2013 by Doree

Here are highlights of what to do in and around Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Phinney Farmers Market is from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Bite of Broadview is from 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 405 N. 117th St. (North 117th Street between Dayton Avenue North and Phinney Avenue North will be closed from now until 6 p.m. Sunday.)

Friday Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. at the PNA, in the Brick Building.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Debra Cowan in concert (Mark Graham opens) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $15 general, $13 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids are half price. Reserve seats online or call 206-528-8523.

With a voice that blends Celtic and Appalachian styles, Debra Cowan performs a cappella and with guitar, interpreting a wide range of traditional and contemporary folksongs. Her performances give listeners old and new story-songs, reflecting human experiences – and sometimes offering short, comedic ditties – all the while encouraging the audience to join in on choruses and refrains.

Matt The Electrician in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Randy Bowles and Rebecca Cohen in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project concert fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Girl Genius Comics — Phil & Kaja Foglio (readings, signings, meet and greet) at 6 p.m. Sunday.

And don’t forget that Metro’s fall service revisions begin Saturday. In our neck of that woods, Route 5 is adding two trips on Saturdays; Route 48 is adding and changing some trips; and Route 358 is getting added trips mid-day to increase service frequency to every 12 minutes. Check out Metro’s website for details.


Vision Greenwood Park needs volunteers to help create park expansion

September 26th, 2013 by Doree

The all-volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park has helped dramatically reshape Greenwood Park at 602 N. 87th St. over the last several years, including adding a community garden and a multi-use sport court. Now, the City of Seattle has purchased an adjacent site that will be incorporated into the park (in green in the image below).


Aerial image courtesy of Vision Greenwood Park.

VGP is applying for a Small and Simple Project grant from the city for the planning stage, and needs a certain amount of volunteer labor, donated materials or professional services, or cash as a match. If you can help them out in any way, please take the volunteer commitment survey.

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All branches of Seattle Public Library closed on Wednesday, Oct. 2

September 25th, 2013 by Doree

All branches of the Seattle Public Library, including the Greenwood Library at 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 2, for an in-service day.

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NW District Council meets Wednesday

September 23rd, 2013 by Doree

The Northwest District Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

On the agenda:

  • Update on city’s approval of Bridging the Gap proposals
  • Updating Seattle’s Bike Master Plan, Kevin O’Neill – Project Manager, Seattle DOT
  • A Chat with City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw — She chairs the Council’s Parks and Neighborhoods Committee, and is vice-chair of the Committee on Housing, Human Services, & Health. She also serves on the Council’s Libraries, Utilities and Seattle Center Committee and the Special Committee on Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Project and Central Waterfront Planning.

For more information, contact Northwest District Council staff Rob Mattson at Rob.Mattson@seattle.gov or 684-4051; or NWDC Chair Eugene Wasserman at NWDistrictCouncil@gmail.com.


City to fund two Greenwood sidewalk projects

September 20th, 2013 by Doree

The City of Seattle has approved two neighborhood projects that were requested by citizens to make walking safer.

Bridging the Gap funds of $1,070,000 will be used to build sidewalks on Greenwood Avenue North between North 92nd and North 97th streets, and from North 104 to North 105th streets.

School zone camera revenue of $505,000 will be used to build a sidewalk on the west side of 3rd Avenue NW between NW 105th and NW 107th streets, by Viewlands Elementary School.

The projects should be designed in 2014 and constructed in 2015. You can the full list of 16 city-wide projects here.

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Farmers market, life music, theater in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

September 20th, 2013 by Doree

Here are highlights of events happening in and around Phinney-Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Phinney Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the upper parking lot.

Friday Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. at the PNA, in the Brick Building.

This weekend Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Jump Ensemble Jazz Concert — Mark Filler, Gregg Robinson, Marty Hasegawa at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Pint & Dale — Music and Stories From The Seven Seas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Northern Tunes Session with the Rhythm Rollers at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Folklore Society hosts Uncle Bonsai at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, in the Brick Building. Reserve seats at Brown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006.

Taproot Theatre begins its four-week run of “The Matchmaker” this week, 204 N. 85th St.

Seattle Parks and Recreation has its last life jacket sale of the season at Green Lake’s Evans Pool from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Life jackets are available in sizes from infant to youth large for $20 and for teens to adult size XXXL for $30.


Taproot Theatre opens ‘The Matchmaker’ this week

September 20th, 2013 by Doree

Taproot Theatre‘s latest production, “The Matchmaker,” opens this week.

The Matchmaker promises a story of love, adventure and humor with heart. Thornton Wilder’s hit comedy about love, money and the love of money has matchmaking busybody Dolly Levi brokering true love for a wealthy businessman. Will anyone get what their heart desires? Unlikely circumstances and hilarious complications bring surprises at every corner in this play that inspired Hello, Dolly!