A roundup of various neighborhood and city news:
Naked City Brewing,8564 Greenwood Ave. N., is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with 10 months of collaboration beers and charity concerts. In partnership with other local brewers, including Flying Bike right next door, Naked City will release one new beer each month from January to October, and a series of Naked Sessions concerts to benefit charities chosen by the artists. The first concert is at 8 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 27, by Tomo Nakayama and Little Spirits; it will benefit Facing Homelessness. Tickets are $10.
The Phinney Neighborhood Association has two job openings:
An environmental studies researcher at the University of Washington is asking for participants for a survey “aimed at identifying trends between demographic factors, attitudes about the environment, and participation in the legislative process.”
The survey is only 14 questions and shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to complete. All questions are optional and the survey is completely anonymous. Your responses will be used to compile a report on the relationships between demographic factors, attitudes about the environment, and participation in the legislative process. This report will be shared with my professors and the organization I’m currently interning with, Washington Environmental Council.
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is looking for people to serve on an advisory committee that will recommend whether to grant zoning modifications requested for Daniel Bagley Elementary School at 7821 Stone Ave N. Committee volunteers will make recommendations to the City of Seattle, with public input, on requested modifications to building heights and on-site parking for the school’s expansion and renovation. To learn more about the project, search the status for Project # 3026810 on SDCI’s website. Those who can apply to be on the committee are neighbors who live or own a business within 600 feet of the school, residents in the surrounding neighborhood, representatives of city-wide education issues, PTA members and parents of the school. Other committee members will include a representative from the Seattle School District and City of Seattle. Apply by Jan. 30 with a letter of interest to Maureen Sheehan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Maureen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seattle Public Utilities is accepting applications through Feb. 23 for its new Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant, which will provide a total of $100,000 for community projects focused on waste prevention, which includes creating less waste by buying and using less, reusing items, and sharing or donating items. Applications must have a 50 percent match. Funding amounts can range from $2,000 to $15,000.
Seattle Parks and Recreation has launched its 2018 Major Project Challenge Fund, which seeks community proposals on how to renovate, expand or upgrade a Parks and Rec facility or park. This Seattle Park District funding initiative will provide a funding match to a community-initiated “major project” that is not otherwise covered by a Parks and Rec funding source. The fund will provide up to $1.6 million per year as a match to a significant improvement or expansion at an existing park or facility. Community groups can submit a four-page proposal letter that outlines their project and funding needs by March 30. Click here to view funding criteria.
Seattle Public Library now has 1,200 issues of Seattle’s old “The Town Crier” newspaper digitized. “The Town Crier” was a weekly magazine focusing on local news, arts and culture between 1910 and 1938, including mustache styles, hospital scandals, hotel menus, jokes, and opinion pieces on male and female smoking habits. You can browse by volume or check out the list of 1,700 subject headings, including hatpins and Hooverville.
This year the Central Library, along with several dozen local organizations, will present a series of events and exhibits around Native Americans and First Nations People, and the work of photographer Edward S. Curtis, during the 150th anniversary of Curtis’ birth, called “Beyond the Frame: To Be Native.” The first exhibit, “Living Cultures,” is 24 photographs of Pacific Northwest Native and First Nations cultures, taken over the last 20 years by photographer Sharon Eva Grainger. The photos are on display now through April 30 in the Central Library’s Norcliffe Foundation Living Room on Level 3. All library events and exhibits are free; no tickets required.