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News roundup: sweet shop closes, resident running for 7th District, Little League registration, PNA needs new Program Director

Violet Sweet Shoppe, at 6410 Phinney Ave. N., closed on Dec. 31. Co-owner Crystal Rice had a baby and told me she wants to concentrate on her family and not have to work seven days a week.
Greenwood resident Jeff Stilwell has thrown his hat in the ring for the 7th Congressional District, now that long-time Congressman Jim McDermott is retiring. We plan to publish a profile on Stilwell in the near future.
North Central Little League registration is now open for little league baseball and girls’ softball. The league coaches more than 600 kids each year. NCLL also is expanding its Tee-Ball program, and is looking for players, managers, coaches and umpires. Eligible players for Tee-Ball are boys and girls ages 4-6. Kids joining any of the programs as well as volunteers can register here.
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for a new Program Director, who oversees all of the community programs, including the PNA’s art program, tool library, hot meal program, and the annual Home Design and Remodel Fair.

In addition to this core concentration, the Program Director also facilitates Phinney’s celebrated Farmers Market with Seattle Neighborhood Farmer’s Market, coordinates the Difficult Conversations Series, develops new programs and continually explores community partnerships like Ridge Romp, while ensuring that PNA remains a leading source of both regional programming innovation and local community support. The Program Director reports to the Executive Director, and as a member of the organizations’ s leadership team, is involved in implementing strategic goals, shaping organization direction, and policy development. The Program Director will supervise a team of three part-time staff and join a deeply committed and spirited staff and Board that are dedicated to building a strong community.

You can see the full job description and application process here.