≡ Menu

News roundup: Neighborhood matching funds, business recognition, PNA jobs, library tours and music

The city recently announced $417,000 in matching fund awards for neighborhood projects, including $15,408 to a team of North 137th Street residents to identify solutions to increase pedestrian safety and traffic calming on North 137th Street between Greenwood and Linden avenues.
A group of neighbors has created a new Greenwood/Phinney community Facebook page. This new group is not specific about boundaries so anyone who considers themselves part of the neighborhood may join.
Royal Cause is a Seattle company that has been giving out Community Partnership Awards, to provide recognition for businesses that support local nonprofits. So far, Phinney-Greenwood businesses receiving awards include: Mud Bay, Naked City Brewing and Chuck’s Hop Shop.
The Seattle Public Library is offering monthly tours of its Seattle Room and Special Collections at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 10, The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room. Registration is required. Find the tour’s calendar listing on the website and click on “Sign Up” or “Registration is Required.”

  • House and Building History – Join us for a look at the resources to uncover your building’s past; 10:30-11:30 am. Thursday, Aug. 25.
  • Taste the Town – Explore the history of food and drink in Seattle through menus, cookbooks, restaurants and more; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.
  • Odds, Ends and Curiosities – What’s the oldest, the smallest, the biggest, the weirdest, and the wackiest thing in Special Collections? Join us for a mash-up tour of the Seattle Room, when librarians choose their favorite—or not-so-favorite—items for you to explore! 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

The Library also has launched its Seattle music collection, PlayBack, with music from 50 local artists, including Tomo Nakayama, Fly Moon Royalty and The Not-Its! Anyone can stream the albums for free, and Library cardholders can download and keep any music in the PlayBack collection.
The Phinney Center is currently hiring for three positions, See their Employment page for details of each position and how to apply.

University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences is looking for babies and children to take part in social and cognitive development studies.

We explore questions such as: why do infants enjoy social interactions? How do toddlers learn about the emotions and goals of others? And what makes children enjoy math?
We also share new research discoveries with families, teachers, and policymakers. Our goal is to help unify the science and practice of learning. We hope our findings will grow into programs and activities that will help children flourish.
By volunteering to for studies, your child can play different kinds of fun and interesting games.
Contact UW I-LABS to learn about opportunities to participate in exciting child development research. We are looking for infants and children in the age range of 0 to 9 years. For more information to go our website at https://ilabs.uw.edu/joinonline.

The City is asking for input on its new approach to outreach and engagement about City projects, events, opportunities and issues. Check out the online tool to weigh in and share your views, take a short survey, or email comments to [email protected]