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Neighborhood news roundup: Ted talk, beer, crime, transplant recipient celebrates

Here’s a roundup of neighborhood of news.

Greenwood resident Turner Prewitt, a heart transplant recipient, signed the U.S. Transplant Games flag when it stopped in Seattle Thursday on its nationwide tour before the 2014 Transplant Games in Houston next July.


Prewitt received a new heart in August 2008, then won silver in men’s doubles tennis at the 2010 U.S. Transplant Games. The games are held every other year to recognize those who have received eye, organ and tissue donations. More than 3,000 transplant recipients will participate in 10 different competitions during the five-day event.

Made Sewing Studio has moved from 8408 Greenwood Ave. N. to 101 N. 85th St., Suite 201, directly above Mori Japanese Restaurant.

Teri Hein, executive director of non-profit writing and tutoring center 826 Seattle in Greenwood, is one of 23 speakers at the TEDxRainier Conference at the 5th Avenue Theatre in downtown Seattle on Saturday. Hein is one of seven speakers scheduled in the 1:30-3:30 after-lunch time slot.

Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the independently organized TEDx events bring together fascinating ideas and people for dynamic talks by some of the area’s leading thinkers and doers.

With more than 1,100 tickets sold, this will be the largest TEDx event ever held in the Northwest United States. The full-day program of talks on innovative and exceptional ideas will challenge the audience to “ReThink” our world.

Liz tells us her bike was stolen out of her secure building’s garage in the 7700 block of Greenwood Avenue North. It’s a 2006 Schwinn Supersport GS sold by Performance Bike, with flat handlebars and bar ends, hybrid flat and clipless pedals, a bell on the handlebars, and an open slot to attach a computer. If you’ve seen it or have any information, please email her.

The Park Pub is hosting a 20th anniversary of Mac & Jack’s party on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. The company’s co-founder Mac Rankin will be there, and the pub will have the entire Mac & Jacks portfolio on tap, and they’ll be giving out gifts and prizes. Mac & Jack’s African Amber started as a house beer for The Park Pub nearly 20 years ago.