A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Norse Home celebrating 60th anniversary with open house Saturday

June 12th, 2017 by Doree

The Norse Home, at 5311 Phinney Ave. N., is celebrating its 60th anniversary this Saturday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. with music, cake, an art show, history presentation, photo booth and special ceremony.

The festivities at the retirement and assisted living home begin at 2 p.m. with traditional Norwegian tunes by Seattle band Skandia Kapell. The Norwegian Ladies Chorus performs at 2:30 p.m., followed by the Norwegian Male Chorus at 3:15 p.m.

At 5 p.m., guests can pay $25 for a salmon barbecue dinner. Call 206-781-7400 to purchase dinner tickets. For questions, call or email Jeremy@norsehome.org, or send a Facebook message.

The following day the Norse Home will host a Father’s Day brunch with Swedish pancakes and traditional breakfast items from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for kids ages 5-12.

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New community radio station will put antenna on top of Phinney Ridge’s Norse Home

July 1st, 2015 by Doree

Fulcrum Community Communications has received a permit for its new low-power FM radio station that will reach residents of Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, Green Lake, Queen Anne and Magnolia. The station will be at 107.3 FM, and hopes to also webcast.

The station’s antenna will be located on the Norse Home, at 5311 Phinney Ave. N.

Fulcrum has been waiting for about a year and a half for its FCC permit. According to a press release, it will now spend the next year building a studio and installing the antenna, finding broadcasters and DJs, and organizing fundraisers. Fulcrum anticipates an annual operating budget of about $25,000.

The station’s first volunteer meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Salmon Bay Park, 2001 NW Canoe Pl., in the northeast corner. (Bring your own lawn chair.)

You can get Fulcrum Radio updates on their Facebook page.

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