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


Entries from May 2015

What’s happening: Phinney farmers market opening day, Phinneywood garage sale and more…

May 29th, 2015 by Robin Donovan

Phinney Farmers Market Opens Today

Fridays, 3-7 pm
May 29 – September 25



Meet your neighbors, your farmers and new friends this summer at the Phinney Farmers Market.

Your Friday ritual can once again include your unique neighborhood Phinney Farmers Market. We are lining up the tried-and-true offerings, some brand new farms and more prepared food vendors for you as you gather to shop with friends and neighbors. Get a jump start on your weekly shopping, eat dinner while planning seasonally inspired brunch for the weekend, and let’s not forget about keeping picnic supplies at the ready for swimming at Green Lake and attending Zoo Tunes.

Meet new people as you both grab for that flat of perfect juicy berries. Allow time for double takes…wait, did you just see fresh ginger?! Let your kids meet and question the Washington Farmers that grow your healthy, delicious food. For more information, please visit the Phinney Neighborhood Association webpage.

PhinneyWood 22nd Annual Garage Sale

Saturday, May 30,  9 am-3 pm



Shop, sell, salvage and shred! Score a bargain at this community-wide event.

Shop: Peruse more 100 yard sales throughout the neighborhood, aided by an official printed or online interactive map. Check out the flea market in the Phinney Center’s lower parking lot and visit the tool sale at the PNA Tool Library.

Sell: Sorry, the deadline has passed to officially register your sale.

Salvage: Donate to Goodwill and recycle electronics with InterConnection at the Phinney Center until 5 pm.

Shred: New this year–shred up to four boxes of paper with Seadrunar Recycling’s shredding truck from 10 am-2 pm.

Celebrate the Green Bean’s 10th Birthday

Saturday, May 30, 6-8 pm


The Green Bean is turning 10 years old and are inviting the community to come celebrate with them! Hangout, bring stories to share and bid on a dessert auction from 6-7pm. A short program will follow. Stories, photos, and poems about the Bean will be added to a scrapbook that will be made for the coffeehouse.

 Couth Buzzard Book Events

Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30



Tonight @ 7:30 pm Spend an evening exploring the many shades of Jazz. Stacey Israel and the Yogi McCaw Jazz Quartet will sing and play the songs of Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson and others. Yogi is a talented musician in several styles including standards, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and even Middle Eastern and Indian Classical styles. They will be joined by Kevin McCarthy on bass, and Ed Mays on drums. Free, donations strongly encouraged.

Saturday, May 30 @ 7:30 pm– Get ready to sing-a-long and laugh. An evening of Maritime and Folk music, stories of the seas and more. Come early, there will be homemade food and hot and cold drinks. Hear Pint and Dale’s music. Free, donations strongly encouraged.

For more information, please visit: http://www.buonobuzzard.com/.

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Stolen: White GMC Jimmy on Evanston and North 64th

May 29th, 2015 by Robin Donovan

Early Wednesday morning on May 27, a white GMC Jimmy truck was stolen from in front of the owner’s home on Evanston at N. 64th.  The truck is small and no windows were broken. If spotted, or additional information can be given, please email tips@phinneywood.com. Thank you.

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Northwest High School Film Festival Honors Student Filmmakers

May 26th, 2015 by Robin Donovan

Students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program led the pack of winners at the Northwest High School Film Festival on Tuesday, May 19th.  Twenty-five high schools were in competition for awards in twelve different production categories. Among the winners, Leo Pfeifer of Greenwood, received three awards. BHS film students won 15 awards and honors across seven categories.  The awards were presented, and the winners screened, at the Cinerama Theater in downtown Seattle.

Students of the Digital Filmmaking Program, led by instructor Matt Lawrence, will have their works shown at the Ballard Film Festival on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 pm in the Ballard High School auditorium. The public is welcome.

The Northwest High School Film Festival is the largest and longest running festival for high school filmmakers in the Puget Sound region.  It is judged by a panel of industry professionals and college media professors.  In addition to awarding films, they identify promising filmmakers for college scholarships.

This year, BHS film students Coleman Andersen, Duncan Boszko, Rachel Cole, Jaya Flanary, Duncan Gowdy, Leo Pfeifer & Meagen Tajalle all received $5,000 scholarship offers from festival sponsors Cornish College of the Arts and/or The Seattle Film Institute.

The event was organized by the Media Educators Excellence Team (MEET), an inter-district organization of high school media production teachers.  Additional sponsors Adobe, the Cinerama Theatre, Highline Community College, and Vulcan Enterprises helped pave the way for this 17th annual event.  For more information on the festival, visit the Northwest High School Film Festival website.


Credit: http://bhsvideo.blogspot.com/2015/05/northwest-high-school-film-festival.html

Credit: http://bhsvideo.blogspot.com/2015/05/northwest-high-school-film-festival.html

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UPDATE: FOUND — Lost Photos Near Phinney Neighborhood Center

May 26th, 2015 by Robin Donovan

Update: The photos have been found.

Earlier: Two plastic sleeves and an 6×9 white envelope of irreplaceable photos were lost when a local resident pulled out of the Phinney Neighborhood Center at 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 on Friday, May 22. The plastic sleeves have since been recovered but the envelope containing the photos is still missing.

The photos are class photos through the years of the Phinney Neighborhood Cooperative Preschool.

If found, please email tips@phinneywood.com, thank you.

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PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day is Saturday

May 26th, 2015 by Doree

The huge annual PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day, is coming up this Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coordinated by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the sale features more than 100 garage sales throughout the neighborhood, attracting bargain hunters from throughout the city (so be careful of extra traffic and pedestrians).

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You can check out the online interactive map to see what each seller is hoping to unload.

The PNA also hosts a flea market in the lower parking lot, at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., plus a tool sale at the PNA Tool Library at 6615 Dayton Ave. N.

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18th Annual Seattle Works Day on June 6, give back and kick back with Seattleites

May 25th, 2015 by Robin Donovan

On Saturday, June 6, volunteers and local companies will come together at over 50 nonprofits, schools and parks around the city to get some serious work done at local nonprofits like Nature Consortium, North Helpline, Operation Nightwatch, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, and Seattle Public Schools.

Organized by local nonprofit Seattle Works, this year’s event will be more impactful than ever with more volunteers and a team from Mayor Ed Murray’s office.

From noon to 3:30 p.m., teams will roll up their sleeves at neighborhoods around the city. When the work is done, the celebration begins. Teams will gather at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall for an after party, with lunch provided by Tutta Bella, beer by Stoup Brewing, and cider from Neigel Vintners.


Noon to 3:30p.m.: Volunteer projects around the Puget Sound

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: After party at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Sounders match after-after party with Gorilla FC at Buckley’s in Queen Anne


“Seattle Works Day is epic! Research shows that individuals who volunteer are happier and less
stressed; and companies who support volunteerism see higher morale, less turnover and better time management from their employees,” said Seattle Works Executive Director Ben Reuler.

“Seattle Works Day is about building a stronger Seattle by rolling up our sleeves and sharing in what makes Seattle a great city: engaged people who truly care about their community. Seattle Works is proud to help drive Seattle’s excellent civic health.”

For details on how to register for Seattle Works Day, visit: http://www.seattleworks.org/swd.

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Reminder: All public library branches closed today

May 25th, 2015 by Doree

This is a reminder that all branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed today, Monday, in honor of Memorial Day.

Both the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., and the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., will reopen at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Seattle, Memorial Day Weekend

May 22nd, 2015 by Robin Donovan

This Memorial Day weekend there are a number of great (and free) ways to enjoy the holiday while honoring those who made sacrifices serving in the U.S. armed forces. Below are a few events city-wide.

Northwest Folklife Festival

One of the largest free folk festivals in the country, this annual festival features over 7,000 diverse performers, participatory dances, workshops, arts and crafts and food booths galore! There is something for every age and appetite at this festival. Fri., May 22 through Sun., May 24 from 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Mon., May 25 from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. (Discovery Zone open daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Credit: http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/

Credit: http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/


Memorial Day Ceremony, Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight honors military service on Memorial Day, May 25. This ceremony will feature a performance by the Boeing Employee Concert band. Veterans and active U.S. Military personnel receive free admission to the Museum with identification. Monday, May 25 @ 10:30 am–12:30 pm am located in the side gallery. Free. All ages.

Some experts regard The Museum of Flight's B-17F as the world's finest example of this type of aircraft.

Credit: www.museumofflight.org/event/memorial-day-ceremony

Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF’s mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. This year’s festival runs from May 14- June 7. Full calendar can be found here.


Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation manages a 6,200-acre park system of 465 parks and extensive natural areas. Parks provides athletic fields, tennis courts, play areas, specialty gardens, and more than 25 miles of boulevards and 120 miles of trails. There are many free events throughout the year and as summer approaches, there is something for everyone found in every neighborhood. Full calendar of events can be found here.


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All library branches closed on Memorial Day

May 20th, 2015 by Doree

All branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.

Both the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., and the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.

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