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Evanston P-Patch needs volunteers to help replace old fence

October 16th, 2017 by Doree

Evanston P-Patch, at 604 N. 101st St., is undergoing renovation and needs volunteers to help out. A group of neighbors has received a grant from the city’s Department of Neighborhoods to replace the fence, but they need more volunteers to remove the old fence.

Fence removal will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. Neighbors are planning a “stone soup” celebration that day, to feed volunteers soup made from the garden’s vegetables.

If you can help out, bring your own gloves and shovel if you have them (they’ll have some tools available). RSVP by email to carol.cooper10@gmail.com.

Evanston P-Patch is the second oldest community garden in the city.

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Artwalk, folk music, ‘Twilight Zone’ marathon, candidates forum in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

October 13th, 2017 by Doree

Here’s what’s happening in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Twilight Zone Marathon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Art Up Chow Down Artwalk at dozens of galleries and other businesses in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge from 6-9 p.m. Friday. See the Artwalk website for a full list of participating venues and artists.

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society presents Rick Fogel at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Tim Grimm Family Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and Molsky’s Mountain Drifters at 7 p.m. Sunday, both at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building in Community Hall.

The Greenwood and Broadview community councils are sponsoring a Mayoral and City Council candidates’ forum at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St. The forum will be moderated by freelance journalist Steve Scher, host of Town Hall’s podcast “In the Moment,” and will be followed by a question and answer session. Candidates attending: Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon; City Council Position 8 candidates Teresa Mosqueda and Jon Grant; City Council Position 9 candidate Pat Murikami.

Traffic-wise this weekend:

  • Eastbound State Route 520 will be closed this weekend while road crews extend the eastbound HOV lane closer to Montlake Boulevard; westbound traffic will be unaffected. All eastbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. Friday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace from Colman Dock to Occidental Park and then City Hall, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.
  • Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Seattle Center.
  • SODO Flea vintage flea market will close Occidental South between South Hanford and South Forest streets, and South Forest Street between 1st Avenue South and Occidental Avenue South from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • No Muslim Ban Ever starts with a rally at Westlake Park at 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by a march.
  • Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
  • Arcade Fire concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at KeyArena.

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Reminder: Mayoral and City Council candidates forum Saturday at Taproot Theatre

October 13th, 2017 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Greenwood and Broadview community councils are sponsoring a Mayoral and City Council candidates’ forum at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday (Oct. 14) at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

The forum will be moderated by freelance journalist Steve Scher, host of Town Hall’s podcast “In the Moment,” and will be followed by a question and answer session. Bring your questions or email in advance to info@greenwoodcommunitycouncil.org.

Candidates attending: Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon; City Council Position 8 candidates Teresa Mosqueda and Jon Grant; City Council Position 9 candidate Pat Murikami.

And remember there will be a mayoral candidates forum from 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) It will be moderated by David Hyde from KUOW.

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Seattle Public Library providing free after-school meals for kids at three branches, including Broadview

October 12th, 2017 by Doree

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with Food Lifeline, Boeing and the USDA to provide free after-school meals to any youth aged 18 and under from now until the end of the school year.

Kids Café meals are healthy and kid-friendly. All kids are welcome — no proof of income, address or citizenship is required.

Kids Café is available every weekday:

  • From 3-4 p.m. at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • From 2:45-3:30 p.m. at the High Point Library, 3411 S.W. Raymond St.
  • From 3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. at the South Park Library, 8604 Eighth Ave. S.

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SPD: Man arrested for burglarizing Greenwood restaurant early Wednesday

October 12th, 2017 by Doree

From the SPD Blotter:

Officers arrested a man (Wednesday) morning after he was spotted breaking into a Greenwood neighborhood restaurant.

A witness called 911 just after 12 a.m. Wednesday when they saw a man break into a restaurant in the 8500 block of Greenwood Avenue North. The witness said the man approached the doors and repeatedly pulled on the handles until the doors opened. Officers converged on the area and surrounded the building while additional officers went to investigate. Officers spotted a 26-year-old man matching the witness’ description and stopped him as he attempted to walk out of the area. After confirming they had stopped the correct person, officers searched the man and found two tablet computers in his pockets that had been taken from the restaurant.

Officers booked the man into King County Jail for investigation of burglary. North Precinct burglary detectives are now working to determine if this suspect is connected to any other burglaries in the area.

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Ballard Preschool Co-Op Gently Used Kids’ Gear Sale is Oct. 21

October 11th, 2017 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Co-Op’s Gently Used Kids’ Gear Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building in Community Hall.

High-quality gently used clothing, toys, shoes, strollers, gear, maternity wear and more. Bring your own shopping bags; strollers must be parked at the door.

If you’d like to sell your gently-used items (sellers keep 75 percent), email bpcgentlyusedsale@gmail.com for more information.

All proceeds support for the Ballard Preschool Co-op.

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Taproot Theatre extends ‘Relativity’ by one more weekend

October 11th, 2017 by Doree

Taproot Theatre has extended its run of Mark St. Germain’s period drama about Einstein, “Relativity,” by three performnces.

The added shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27; and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Candace Vance and Dennis Bateman. Photo by Erik Stuhaug, courtesy of Taproot Theatre.

 

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Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat at neighborhood businesses is Oct. 28

October 11th, 2017 by Doree

The annual Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat at neighborhood businesses will be from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

Frankenstein’s Monster always greets trick-or-treaters at 74th St. Ale House.

As always, it’s also a fundraiser for our local food bank, so everyone is encouraged to donate $2 or a can or two of food for the FamilyWorks Greenwood Food Resource Center. Those who donate at donation stations along the route will get an official Hunger Goblin’ sticker, but anyone is welcome to trick or treat. You can also donate and get a sticker the week before at Phinney Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N.

The event is hosted by Phinney-Greenwood businesses; look for the official Goblin’ Hunger posters at participating businesses.

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Seattle Public Library offering college financial aid help at two branches this fall

October 10th, 2017 by Doree

The Seattle Public Library is offering free drop-in help to navigate college financial aid at two branches in October and November.

Trained volunteers will help students apply for scholarships, and financial aid experts provide support for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).

The closest location to our neighborhood is the Northgate Library, 10548 5th Ave. NE. Drop-in help is available from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Nov. 18, and Sunday Oct. 15.

Help also will be available at the Southwest Library, 9010 35th Ave. SW, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.

To fill out the FASFA and WASFA, students should bring the following items:

  • Driver’s license or identification card.
  • Social Security number or Green Card.
  • Income information. This includes bank statements, a W-2 or pay stub, and a past tax return.
  • Additional financial information. This might include child support statements, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or welfare information, real estate, investments, family business or farm information.

Students who are age 24 or under must also bring a parent or legal guardian with them, along with the following items:

  • One parent or guardian’s Social Security number or Green Card.
  • Parents’ or guardians’ financial information. This includes a copy of their 2016 tax return.
  • Parents’ or guardians’ additional financial information. This might include child support statements, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or welfare information, real estate, investments, family business or farm information.

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