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


Free movies at Seattle Public Library in September

September 1st, 2015 by Doree

Seattle Public Library is hosting free movies in September at seven libraries, including Greenwood and Broadview.

Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.

  • 1-3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 –”Little Women” (PG)

Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

  • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 –”Frida” (R)
  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 – “Hair” (PG)
  • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 – “Jesus Christ Superstar” (G)
  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 – “Tommy” (PG)
  • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 – “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (R)

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Many Parks and Recreation facilities closed on Labor Day

September 1st, 2015 by Doree

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7, including:

  • Community centers
  • Environmental learning centers
  • Indoor swimming pools
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center
  • Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
  • Amy Yee Tennis Center

The following facilities will remain open on Labor Day:

  • Golf courses
  • Boat ramps
  • Beaches (Matthews, Madison, Mt. Baker, Seward, West Green Lake)
  • Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool
  • Colman Pool
  • Wading pools (Green Lake, Lincoln Park, Van Asselt, Volunteer Park)
  • Spray Parks

Also, Labor Day is the last day of operation for all outdoor swimming pools, spray parks, wading pools and beaches. (Any outdoor aquatic facilities not listed above will have already closed for the season by Labor Day.)

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Phinney Co-op Gently Used Kids Clothing & Gear Sale on Sept. 26

September 1st, 2015 by Doree

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s twice-annual Gently Used Kids Clothing and Gear Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

This is for families with kids up to age 10 (and expectant parents).

The sale features gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, sports gear, car seats, swimwear, maternity wear and more. All clothes are hung by size and gender (newborn-10 yrs). Many items are half off starting at 12 p.m.

If you’re looking to offload your own items for the sale, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the PNPC by Sept. 19. Email pnpckidssale@gmail.com for information about donation drop-off.

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PNA’s Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings for the fall

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Ballard Preschool Cooperative, located in Loyal Heights, has openings for the 2015-16 school year. The preschool offers a part-time play-based curriculum, with an in-house parent educator to support parents.

Openings are in the Parent/Infant class, which meets from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays (child must be born before Sept. 1, 2015, but may not have turned 1 year by that date); and the 3-5’s class, which meets from 12:15-3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus Friday.

For more information, contact the registrar at bpc.registrar@gmail.com.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss development, land use, zoning

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

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Neighborhood earthquake response meeting at PNA on Wednesday

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

Phinney Hub is hosting a public meeting about neighborhood earthquake response from 7:30-8:45 p.m. this Wednesday (Sept. 2) at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building.

Experts will share information on how to prepare your household, and how to cooperate with your neighbors to protect lives and property in the aftermath of a major earthquake.

Phinney Hub is beginning a new focus on helping individuals become “block leaders” to reach out to their neighbors. If you want to receive support and education to become a leader on your block (or in your apartment building or other community), please attend this meeting!

For more information, please visit or email phinneyhub@gmail.com.

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Bike and set of keys found

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

Monica tells us she found a black Raleigh hybrid style bike propped against her house this weekend. If you think it’s yours, email her at momicajoy@gmail.com.

And Jeff found a set of house and car keys on the sidewalk at the corner of 3rd Avenue NW and NW 80th Street on Saturday evening. If you think they’re yours, please put a comment below or email tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with Jeff.

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Small efficiency dwelling units to replace Toepfer construction’s building at 65th & Phinney

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

The small building that currently houses Toepfer Construction’s office at 6528 Phinney Ave. N. will be demolished and replaced by a three-story building with eight Small Efficiency Dwelling Units and two one-bedroom apartments, plus 670 square feet of commercial space at ground level. No parking is proposed. Toepfer is listed as the project’s contractor.

The building is directly south of the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

The Department of Planning and Development has approved a Streamlined Design Review Application. Comments regarding site planning and design issues will be accepted through Sept. 13. Email comments to PRC@seattle.gov, and reference project #3020424.

Following the public comment period, the Department of Planning and Development will issue a written design guidance report. This report will consider public comment and the applicable city-wide and neighborhood specific Design Guidelines and will serve as the basis for further review of the building permit. Once the applicant has incorporated the design guidance into the proposal they may apply for a building permit. No public notice of the building permit application will be provided.

You can see all DPD documents relating to the project here, including a PDF of the design proposal, by typing in project #3020424.

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High winds causing power outages all over town

August 29th, 2015 by Doree

If you look at Seattle City Light’s outage map, you’ll see that much of Fremont and parts of Ballard are without power. However, so far Phinney Ridge and Greenwood appear to have few problems.

But because of continuing high winds, Woodland Park Zoo is closed for today.

Please let us know in Comments or email us at tips@phinneywood.com if you’ve lost power or had other problems because of the high winds.

To report an outage to City Light, call 206-684-3000 or 206-684-7400.

Washington State Department of Transportation is reporting many blocking incidents on freeways.

KING 5 is reporting High Wind Warnings in 11 counties, and reports that two people are dead after being hit by falling trees or branches.

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