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Business news, business district survey, St. John teacher honored, civic leadership program application

Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., has expanded its hours and is now open for lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. seven days a week, and is partnering with Caviar for food delivery within five miles. It’s also got a new permanent art exhibit of iconic film-noir themed movie posters by artist Tasha Reidman.
The Olive and Grape restaurant is celebrating its 7th anniversary at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.
The North Star Diner, 8580 Greenwood Ave. N., has opened a back patio, which is accessible through the restaurant.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is working with the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development on a multi-year project to support our local business district. Take the online survey to provide your opinion on what the business district does well and what it more it needs.
The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas’ annual Dance Your Cash Off fundraiser is set for Oct. 21 at Hale’s Palladium in Fremont. Start getting your team together and register here.
St. John Catholic School kindergarten teacher Dana Barry was honored recently as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Symetra partnered with the Seahawks to provide Barry with a $2,000 donation for classroom books and supplies and tickets to a Seahawks home game. She will be acknowledged during an on-field presentation during this Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.
“Dana Barry is the kindest, most patient teacher — one who takes the time to know each individual student and ensure that each child is heard, understood, and validated. She knows what motivates them, what encourages them, and how to keep them confident in themselves and their work,” school parent Melissa Herron said in a press release. Herron nominated Barry for the award.

Photo courtesy of Symetra.

People’s Academy for Community Engagement, a civic leadership program through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is accepting applications for fall quarter until Sept. 18. Classes begin Saturday, Oct. 7, and run through Nov. 4.

During the five-week program, 25-30 emerging community leaders (18 years and up) will get an introduction to the structure and fundamentals of city government, with a strong focus on how communities and local government can work together. Participants of PACE get the chance to build relationships with key City staff, City Councilmembers, and expert community facilitators.
Fall classes will occur on five consecutive Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Yesler Community Center. Topics include: Accessing City Government, City Budget 101, Land Use in Seattle, Community Organizing, Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement, Public Speaking, Skillful Engagement in Conflict, and more.
Tuition for the five-week program is $100. Tuition assistance is available to those who qualify. To apply, visit seattle.gov/PACE. The application deadline is Monday, September 18 by 5:00 p.m.