Neighborhood news: businesses expanding, trees, crime, community supported agriculture

by | Mar 3, 2014

Lynda tells us her red and blue TREK mountain bike was stolen from her back yard on North 80th and Greenwood Avenue North on Feb. 17th. It was lying on the ground and had two flat tires. If you have any information, call Lynda at 206-7156-3787.

Laura says a man on a motorcycle rode up to her home on NW 53rd Street early last Tuesday and stole her Amazon Fresh order off her front porch. Her home security video recorded the whole thing, but the man left his helmet on, so there’s no picture of his face. He was wearing a dark jacket and had a large light color backpack on his back.

There’s a new service in the area that provides free wood chips for arborists, called Chip Drop.

Katrina’s Kitchen at 7220 Greenwood Ave. N. has expanded its hours and its kitchen team, hiring another chef. Weekend kitchen hours are now 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekday hours remain 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Katrina’s Kitchen offers a rotating menu with vegan and gluten-free snack, dining, and dessert options.

Happy first anniversary to Ladywell’s Vitality Spa and Sauna, 8538 1st Ave. NW (in Piper Village, next to Mud Bay Granary and across from School of Rock). Ladywell’s is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Madison Thomas of Phinney Ridge, who is a junior at Holy Names Academy, served as a page with the Washington State Senate in Olympia last month. Thomas was sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle.


The Buy Nothing Project has a new Phinney Ridge/Green Lake group.

The Boardroom Café at 8314 Aurora Ave. N. is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion. They’ve set up a crowd-funding site for people who want to help them out (there are various rewards for donating, including gift certificates). Katie Clack, who owns the café with her husband, Jason, said their customers have been asking for them to stay open later to offer dinner and drinks, but they couldn’t do it with their small kitchen and dining space. Now that their former neighbor, the Guitar Store, moved a couple doors down, they’re moving into that space. They’re building a wood-fired pizza oven and will serve local microbrews on tap and their favorite wines. The new space also will allow them to host live music and open mic nights.

City Grown Seattle is expanding its community supported agriculture program to Crown Hill (they’ve been in Wallingford for three years). Pickup will be at Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave. NW, from 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays starting in June. Sign up by April 1 online at or call 206-604-7241. They’re also teaching a veggies class on from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, March 21, or from 12-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Crown Hill Center in Room 4. Suggested donation is $5. Learn more about soil preparation, watering, garden planning, and the best vegetables to grow in our region. RSVP by email at [email protected]

Bartell Drugs’ is hosting a “Spring Health & Beauty Event” from now through March 15, including at the Greenwood store, 120 N. 85th St., with health clinics, free beauty makeover demonstrations and product samples.

  • Health Clinic: March 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Free, or discounted fees. Services include blood glucose testing, blood glucose meter exchange and meter education, cholesterol testing, bone density screenings for osteoporosis, blood pressure testing for hypertension, and others.
  • Cosmetic Demonstrations — March 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Hair styling tips by Conair — March 14, 3-6 p.m.
  • Radio Remote — March 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with KIXI AM 880.

The City of Seattle’s reLeaf program is looking for new Tree Ambassadors to help care our urban forest.

Volunteers are trained within a project area and have the opportunity to attend a variety of fun and informative workshops on topics like pruning, tree identification, and community engagement. Tree Ambassadors also get opportunities for unique experiences like learning to climb trees with professional rigging and tours of local botanic treasures. Volunteers who complete a project training get a free t-shirt and name tag.

Seattle reLeaf is currently recruiting new Tree Ambassadors in three project areas:

Tree Walks: Show off your favorite trees in your favorite part of Seattle. You’ll learn the basics of making maps, identifying trees, and creating walking routes to engage your neighbors and coworkers in the urban landscape. Check out the tree walks created by current Tree Ambassadors here! Next training: Wednesday, March 12 and Saturday, March 15 (attend both)

Landscape Renewal: Does seeing a tree choked by ivy drive you crazy? This project track is for you. This project track will teach you to plan and organize small-scale renovation projects. Renovation work includes removing invasive plants, planting trees and understory plants, and mulching. You’ll learn how to develop a plan, recruit volunteers, and lead work parties. Next training: Wednesday, April 2 and Saturday, April 5 (attend both)

Street Tree Stewardship: Never fear young street trees, the Tree Ambassadors are here! Volunteers in this project area adopt street tree plantings and help the City’s young street trees thrive. Tree Ambassadors learn to plan work parties and recruit volunteers to mulch, weed, and care for the trees that are essential to making Seattle’s neighborhoods walkable, sustainable, beautiful, and healthy. Next training: May 17.

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