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


Entries from May 2014

Holman Road closure tonight through Saturday evening

May 30th, 2014 by Doree

A reminder that Holman Road NW will be closed to traffic in both directions between 7th and 9th Avenues NW from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday so road crews can repair the bridge deck. Drivers will be detoured via NW 85th Street and 3rd Avenue NW.

This is part of a larger paving project that will run through September.

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Live music, literacy, musical celebration and a garden party in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

May 30th, 2014 by Doree

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Laura Lagerstedt & Pink Camel and Alice Howe in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. On Saturday, Couth Buzzard presents Grimm’s Adult Fairy Tales at 7:30 p.m.

Phinney Neighborhood Association Garden Party — Plant Exchange, Garden Art Sale & Blueberry Plant Sale – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the PNA’s upper parking lot, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Free. Bring your extra plants to share with other garden lovers (please have a tag with plant identification). Master Gardeners and Composters will answer questions and there will be an Edible Landscaping presentation at 11:30 a.m. Five garden artists will be selling their wares, from stained glass to furniture.

First Book-Seattle Story Time from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at The Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake, 7312 West Green Lake Dr. N. Local celebrities will read from their favorite childhood books to help raise funds for child literacy. Admission is free but donations are used to buy books for King County children who need them most. (The suggested donation is $15, which buys six books.) Every person/family that attends will receive a new Elephant and Piggie book by wildly-popular author Mo Willems. Featured guests include Ride the Ducks Captain Bjorn Toorun, children’s author Nancy White Carlstrom, firefighter Jon Hernandez, children’s songwriter and entertainer Nancy Stewart, ice cream entrepreneur Molly Moon, Rat City Roller Girls Sintripetal Force & Mad ScrapHer, and other Seattle sports stars.

Music Center of the Northwest celebrates its 25th anniversary with an open house, barbecue and other events all day Saturday at 901 N. 96th St. In the evening, the center’s Festival Choir performs from 7-8:30 p.m.

Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., presents Acoustic Sundays Open Mic and Seattle Singer-Songwriter Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Have you seen Pascha the cat?

May 30th, 2014 by Doree

Pascha the cat disappeared from her PhinneyWood-area home on Tuesday night. If you’ve seen her, please call Will at 206-650-0042.


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Greenwood true crime author Rebecca Morris discusses her new book about Susan Powell case tonight

May 29th, 2014 by Doree

Greenwood author Rebecca Morris will discuss her new book about the Susan Cox Powell case, “If I Can’t Have You,” from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. Morris co-authored the book with Gregg Olsen.

Couth Buzzard Books will have copies of the book for sale at the event.

Morris has authored or co-authored several true crime books, including “Ted and Ann,” about serial killer Ted Bundy.

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UPDATE: SAD NEWS — Stella the dog ran away from Ballard, was seen in Greenwood

May 28th, 2014 by Doree

Update Friday: Sad news to report. According to the Facebook page set up to help the search for Stella, she was hit by a car and died earlier today.

Earlier: Stella, a Red Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog), ran away from 8th Avenue NW and NW 58th Street in Ballard last night. She’s been spotted at least twice near 85th and Greenwood. She is microchipped and has a collar with tags, but is very shy.


If you see Stella, call Casey and Chris at 512-627-0944.

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Informational meeting on $15 Now campaign at PRCC meeting Wednesday night

May 28th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council is hosting a special informational meeting on the $15 Now campaign at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and organizers from 15 Now will share information and answer questions.

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Weekend events in Phinney-Greenwood

May 23rd, 2014 by Doree

Not a whole lot of local events in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend, as many people will head to the Seattle Center for the big annual Folklife Festival. About 10,000 people are expected today, and another 25,000 each day for the rest of the weekend, meaning a lot more traffic and people on the buses, so plan accordingly.

Speaking of buses, Metro Transit will operate a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day. Metro bus routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 24, 33, and the RapidRide D Line go directly to the Seattle Center. Routes 5, 16, 26, 28 and the RapidRide E Line are within walking distance.

Northwest Clarinet Choir Free Concert from 4-5 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.

Acoustic Sundays Open Mic and Seattle Singer-Songwriter Showcase from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday at Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St.

On Memorial Day, Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home and Cemetery will host its annual Veterans Day Event, at 11111 Aurora Ave. N. Beginning at 7 a.m., flags will be placed on each of the 5,000 marble markers in the Veterans Section. A concert begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by a commemorative service at 2 p.m.

Garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup will be on a normal schedule on Monday. Put your containers out by 7 a.m. You can report a Monday missed garbage, yard waste or recycling collection after 8 a.m. on Tuesday by calling 206-684-3000 or online. The City of Seattle’s South Transfer Station is open extended hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week (remember, the North Transfer Station is closed for renovation). The South Transfer Station is at 130 South Kenyon Street in South Park.

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Vote on design for the new 63rd Street mural

May 21st, 2014 by Doree

A group of dedicated neighbors has been working hard to bring back a mural to the North 63rd Street underpass. The old mural was painted over by the city two years ago after problems with graffiti.

Gray wall-resized

The volunteer group put out a call to artists in March and received about 10 submissions. They’ve narrowed it down to the top three, and now they’re letting the community decide. See the designs in person at several community events over the next couple of weeks and vote on your favorite.

Stop by Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday (May 22-23) and again on May 29-30 to view and vote. You can also vote at Bingo Karaoke at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, May 30; or at the Phinney Neighborhood Association Garden Party, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. See the project website for a full list of voting opportunities (more will be added).

Here are the three finalists:

63rd Street underpass #2-resized


63rd street underpass #4-resized


63rd underpass #1-resized

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3 new businesses in the neighborhood

May 20th, 2014 by Doree

K&L Interiors recently opened at 7226 Linden Ave. N. The full-service interior design firm is co-owned by Kelly Lyons and Lauren Hockema, who handle projects ranging from furniture and accessory selection to remodels and new home construction.

Kristjan Olsen and his wife Rachelle recently opened Gold Comb Salon at 8628 3rd Ave. NW., just west of Fred Meyer. The salon provides women’s and men’s haircuts, color, foil, blowouts and formal styling.

Phinney Ridge resident Megan Janes recently launched her new company Seattle Pops, which sells all-natural, gourmet popsicles. The popsicles will be sold at local farmers markets and events (but not, unfortunately, at the Phinney Farmers Market).

Seattle Pops serves delicious creamy and fruity pops that are locally sourced and all-natural! We offer the classic frozen treat in a healthier, fresher, and tastier way. We achieve this by using only fresh and as many local ingredients as possible. We never use artificial colors or flavors, and never use high fructose corn syrup. Our flavors are innovative and also classic, we offer Strawberry Basil, Lime, Creamy Coffee, Chocolate Raspberry, Peaches and Cream, Watermelon, and more.

We are in the Fremont Sunday Market, Columbia City, Wallingford, Shoreline, Bellevue, Madrona, and U- District. Seattle Pops are also available for catering and bulk orders.

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