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Neighborhood news: Preschool teacher needed, two businesses open, St. John teacher honored, PNA Village training, art needed, comment on city’s draft for environmental impacts of accessory dwelling units

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is still looking for a Ballard Preschool Coop Teacher.

Deep Roots Dance opened at 9728 Greenwood Ave. N. late last year. Director Shay Moore spent years teaching out of other spaces (including 12 years at the Phinney Center and many years at American Dance Institute) before finally opening her own space. Deep Roots offers two dance/movement studios, and also is the home of other practitioners offering massage and lash extensions.

TechReuse recently opened at 9801 Aurora Ave. N. It focuses on refurbishing old computers for resale and recycling electronics that can no longer be used. TechReuse provides free certified data destruction and will remove and destroy hard drives onsite. Nearly all household electronics are accepted: laptops, desktops, phones, printers, scanners, TVs, cords and more. Non-reusable electronics are recycled for free by a certified (R2) ewaste recycler. If you can’t bring your electronics to the store, call them for free pickup (minimum quantities apply).

There’s just about a week left to give your input to the Seattle Public Library about its current and potential services. The survey will be available through May 25. It is available in multiple languages.

“A lot has changed in our community since 2010, and it is important to ask residents if our services and resources are addressing their needs,” said Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner. Turner said in addition to offering an expansive print and digital collection, the Library offers nearly 10,000 annual educational classes, cultural programs and services, including tax help, health care enrollment, homework tutoring, citizenship preparation, Wi-Fi hotspot lending to tent cities, social service referrals and more.

Bluebird Ice Cream is looking for ice cream scoopers for Farmers Markets this summer, including Phinney Ridge. If interested, email greetings@bluebirdicecream.com.

St. John School kindergarten teacher Dana Barry was a 2017 Symetra Hero in the Classroom. She and other honorees recently got to visit CenturyLink Field, where each teacher had a personalized locker in the Seahawks locker room.

St. John School teacher Dana Barry (right) and Principal Bernadette O’Leary (left) with Seattle Seahawk C.J. Prosise in front of Barry’s personalized locker in the Seahawks locker room.

The PNA Village is holding a volunteer training from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 19, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Village volunteers provide services like transportation, help with small projects in and around the home, and social interaction. Make a difference in how your neighbors choose to age! Volunteering is easy and flexible. To attend, please RSVP to 206.789.1217 or village@phinneycenter.org.

Phinney Neighborhood Association members, volunteers and staff are invited to apply to the 2018 PNA Member and Volunteer Art Show, which runs July 11-Aug. 10 in the Phinney Center Gallery. Submission deadline is June 3.

4Culture, King County’s cultural services agency, is looking to purchase original, unframed photographs and works on paper — including drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, and more — for the King County Public Art Collection. Acquired works will rotate throughout publicly accessible areas of county-owned facilities. Diversity within the collection is highly encouraged and a broad range of styles and approaches will be considered. Deadline to apply is June 11.

The City of Seattle is accepting applications for its Seattle Youth Commission, a 15-member group of teens ages 13-19 that help the city address issues important to youth. Applications are due by July 16. Interviews for applicants will on Aug. 6 and 8. Questions? Contact seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov or call 206-256-5970.

The city is asking for comments on its ADU Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which will govern policies on accessory dwelling units in single-family zones. The deadline for public comment is June 25. You can use the online comment form or email comments to ADUEIS@seattle.gov. You also can attend the Draft EIS Hearing and Open House on Thursday, May 31 at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave, Bertha Knight Landes room. The open house begins at 5:30 p.m. and the public hearing begins at 6:30 p.m.

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