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

 

PNA to simulcast Boston broadcast celebrating 15 years of the Village Movement

September 18th, 2017 by Doree

The Village Movement, which allows people to “age in place” through community help, is celebrating 15 years with a special conversation by Dr. Atul Gawande, author of the 2014 book “Being Mortal.”

The live event from Boston will be simulcast from 1:30-4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Brick Building, in Community Hall.

The PNA runs the PNA Village, where members can receive help with errands, house and yard work, social engagement, and more.

The Sept. 25 public forum will be moderated by Robin Young, host of NPR’s “Here & Now.” Dr. Gawande’s keynote speech is titled “Being Mortal’s Villages: The Value of Community and Choice as we Grow Older.” The live event begins at 2 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) and will be simulcast from Boston to more than 150 of the 350-plus villages open and in development across the country.

Phinney Books will be at the event selling copies of “Being Mortal,” which is now in paperback.

Anyone is welcome to join the viewing party and following conversation around aging in our community. Bring a snack or dessert to share if you can. You can RSVP at 206-789-1217 or village@phinneycenter.org.

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Second public meeting on Phinney Center hillside redesign is Aug. 18

August 10th, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Center will hold its second public meeting to redesign the hillside between its Blue and Brick Buildings at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the Blue Building, Room 1.

The landscape architects will have a table to present the final schematic design during the Sept. 15 Phinney Farmers Market, from 3:30-7 p.m.

You can find out more on the Hillside Development Project webpage.

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Apply by Aug. 18 to be a vendor for PNA Winter Festival in December

July 27th, 2017 by Doree

We’re in the middle of summer, but the Phinney Neighborhood Association is already thinking about its Winter Festival, set for Dec. 2-3.

All artists and craftspeople interested in being a vendor for the annual event, need to apply by Aug. 18.

About 115 vendors will be chosen.

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PNA Beer Taste Saturday celebrates ‘Summer of Beer’

July 17th, 2017 by Doree

Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual Summer Beer Taste is from 4-7 p.m. this Saturday. The “Summer of Beer” theme harkens back to the Summer of Love 50 years ago, so tie-dye and flower power attire is recommended. This event is for ages 21 and over only.

PNA members pay $25, non-members pay $30, and designated drivers pay $10. For that you’ll get 10 tastes from among more than 30 local microbreweries and cideries (or all the soda and water you can drink, if you’re a designated driver), plus brat bites from Barking Dog Alehouse and other pub snacks.

You can buy tickets online, plus see a list of all participating breweries.

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Phinney Center hosting discussion on ‘How to Be an Ally to Immigrants and Refugees’ this Sunday

May 18th, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting a free panel discussion titled “How to Be an Ally to Immigrants and Refugees” at 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 21, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 7.

Many of us feel an urgency to do “something” to support our neighbors, friends, and family who are immigrants or refugees. But we don’t know what to do. Come learn from a panel including immigration lawyer Stefania Ramos, immigrants and refugees, and advocates from organizations including Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA).

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5 days left to register for Garage Sale Day

May 15th, 2017 by Doree

May 20 is the deadline to register your garage/yard sale for our neighborhood’s huge annual Garage Sale Day. Registration is $15 for PNA members, $20 for non-members. Or you can rent a flea market space in the lower parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., for $25/$30.

Garage Sale Day is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

Registering gets your sale and a brief description of items you’re selling on the printed and interaction online map of more than 100 neighborhood yard sales. Register here.

The PNA Tool Library also will be selling off some old tools, and there’s a plant exchange for plants, pots, gardening tools and picks.

Whatever you don’t sell that day, you can bring to the PNA and load it up into the Goodwill truck (along with electronics recycling), plus Seadrunar Recycling’s shredding truck will be there from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (up to four boxes of paper).

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Free notary services at Phinney Center for immigration services

March 28th, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is offering free notary services for certain immigrants:

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is now offering free notary services for immigrant families who are filling out paperwork to establish dual citizenship for children, or who need to create a Temporary Parental Consent Agreement in case parents are taken into custody by immigration enforcement.

This service is available Mon-Fri, from 9am-9pm. There is no appointment necessary, just walk in to the Phinney Center at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. We will never ask about immigration or citizenship status.

(Aside from this free notary service for immigration issues, notary services are always free for PNA members; non-members pay $3 per stamp.)

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Puget Sound Energy representatives will discuss safety with residents and businesses tomorrow on the anniversary of the devastating natural gas explosion

March 8th, 2017 by Doree

Puget Sound Energy representatives will be in our neighborhood tomorrow providing safety information to residents and business — on the anniversary of the natural gas explosion that demolished three businesses and damaged another 50 in the heart of Greenwood.

Dom Amor, PSE local government affairs and public policy manager, and Wendy Weiker, PSE outreach manager for King County, attended the Phinney Neighborhood Association Business Group’s quarterly lunch today. Amor said PSE will be stepping up its partnership with the PNA, and plans to join the PNA Business Group to become more involved in the community.

PSE representatives will set up an information table in the Fred Meyer parking lot beginning around 10 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday), and will visit neighborhood businesses to discuss safety issues. Later in the afternoon, somewhere around 2-6 p.m., representatives will be walking neighborhood streets, checking in with homeowners about natural gas safety.

“We take this anniversary very seriously,” Weiker said. “This is kind of an all-hands-on-deck event. Safety is the bottom line.”

Amor said after the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission’s department of Pipeline Safety released its September report saying the explosion was the result of an improperly decommissioned gas line that was later damaged, PSE checked all other decommissioned lines in the neighborhood to make sure they had been properly decommissioned.

The UTC investigation is ongoing, with a settlement meeting scheduled for July 6.

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PNA hosts ‘Know Your Rights’ training for immigrants this Saturday

March 7th, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting a free “Know Your Rights” training for immigrants and their families by Colectiva Legal del Pueblo at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The presentation will be in Spanish; there will be time for questions. Food and drink will be provided, with childcare provided by the PNA’s Spanish-language preschool co-op.

Any questions can be sent to Emilia Jones at emiliaj@phinneycenter.org.

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