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Three Phinney-Greenwood residents dancing in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Hansel & Gretel”

March 20th, 2013 by Doree

Three Phinney-Greenwood residents are dancing in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s current production of “Hansel & Gretel.”

Brothers Andre and Dante Alabastro attend the Center School downtown. Andre is one of four dancers playing the part of Star Catcher.


Photo by Lindsay Thomas; courtesy PNB.

Dante is one of five dancers playing a Cat.


Dante Alabastro getting fitted for his Cat costume. Photo by Adrienne Woods; courtesy PNB.

PhinneyWood resident Ivy JaNayah, also a student at the Center School, plays a Gingerbread Soldier. (Photo not available.)

Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s production of “Hansel & Gretel” is a narrated, hour-long version of the classic tale, with more than 90 roles danced by professional dancers and students. It began last weekend and continues through this weekend. See the PNB website for ticket information.

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3 Phinney Ridge girls in PNB’s ‘Nutcracker’

November 16th, 2012 by Doree

Three Phinney Ridge girls have roles in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” which runs from Dec. 7-29 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

Ivy JaNayah, a 9th grade student at the Center School, and Annika Greenig, an 8th grader at Hamilton International Middle School, will both play the role of “Chinese.”

JaNayah Ivy; photo by Adrienne Woods, courtesy of PNB.

Annika Greenig; photo by Adrienne Woods, courtesy of PNB.

Alice Rupp, a 4th grader at Pacific Crest School, plays the role of “Small Servant.”

Alice Rupp, left, trying on her new costume of Small Servant; photo by Lindsay Thomas, courtesy of PNB.

PNB’s famed “Nutcracker” was created by PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and world-famous author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. It features more than 200 roles danced by professional dancers and PNB students.

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Neighborhood news

December 7th, 2011 by Doree

Bluebird Microcreamery’s Phinney Ridge ice cream shop, at 7400 Greenwood Ave. N., is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. And they’ll give you one free scoop of ice cream for every toy donation.

Waste Management has a new series of public service announcements that is focused on recycling. Greenwood resident Lowell Deo plays the dad. (Deo is also the host of “Neighborhood News” on the Seattle Channel.) He’ll be in the four videos that will be released each Monday in December.

Waste Management presents ‘Waste Management Joe’ – he’s a driver and a psychiatrist. Follow along with the Smith family as they work with Joe to improve their recycling habits. In this episode Jimmy helps his parents figure out what to do with their food scraps and food-soiled paper.

The videos can be found here. For recycling tips, click here.

Greenwood resident JaNayah Ivy, a 9th grader at the Center School, is playing the role of Scrim Mouse in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of “Nutcracker.”

PNB School students as Scrim Mice in Stowell/Sendak “Nutcracker.” Photo by Angela Sterling.

Polly-Glots children’s foreign language classes, created by a Phinney Ridge mom, will be offering Hindi language classes beginning next year. Classes will be at 4 p.m. Mondays at the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Start date has yet to be determined; email them at  info@polly-glots.com if you’re interested.

Polly-Glots is also looking for a Seattle or Eastside organization for needy kids that would benefit from a free language program. Email them suggestions.

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