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Entries from August 2008

A Muse artstamps moving onto Greenwood Ave.

August 26th, 2008 by Doree

The old building near the corner of Greenwood Ave. N. and NW 72nd St. that used to house an accounting business is being remodeled into A Muse artstamps. A sign in the window says it also will offer other “paper crafting goodies.”

Construction has been ongoing for months. It’s scheduled to open sometime in October.

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Raccoons attack cat

August 25th, 2008 by Doree

A tipster tells us they took a cat to the animal ER last night after it had been attacked by a group of raccoons. She didn’t think the cat would survive.

This is a good reminder to keep small pets inside at night, as we seem to have quite a large raccoon population in the neighborhood.

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Meeting on ‘Building Green’ permitting problems

August 25th, 2008 by Doree

The NW EcoBuilding Guild is holding a meeting from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (brick building) to discuss problems getting city permits for “green” building projects.

Builders, architects and city permitting staff will join the discussion on code barriers to building green. The City of Seattle has recently begun reviewing its permitting operations to see if it’s inhibiting green building, so this is a good chance to help “fix” the system if you think it’s broken.

It’s free for Guild members; a $5 donation is suggested for non-members.

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Frock Shop makes national news

August 25th, 2008 by Doree

The tiny Frock Shop at 65th & Phinney got a shout out from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as its online shopping site of the week in Saturday’s edition.

The author of the article on STLtoday.com noted the two-year-old shop’s great colors and designs, and also commented on its handbags, shoes and jewelry.

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Pair of black dogs running loose

August 24th, 2008 by Dale

If your dogs are missing, you might be interested in this mention from Chris a short time ago:

“There are a couple of black dogs running loose in our neighborhood (84th between 6th and 8th NW).  They seem to be very freaked out so we are afraid they are lost and too scared to let us approach them.  The one that let us get a little close to it had a red collar on but we were not able to get close enough to him to see a name.  We chose to call animal control to see if they can capture them and read the tag on the collar.”

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What’s your favorite breakfast/brunch spot?

August 24th, 2008 by Dale

Aaron, a Phinneywood reader who lives on Greenwood’s north end, is looking for a good breakfast or brunch spot. What do you suggest?

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Paint the tool of choice for car vandal

August 24th, 2008 by Dale

A Phinneywood tipster writes about a Saturday morning incident near the corner of North 61st and Evanston, saying a neighbor, “woke this morning to find that his nice new cream-colored car parked in his driveway was ruined. Someone had dumped 2 gallons of dark colored paint (oil based, from the looks of it) all over the back half of the car and then spraypainted “F**k You” on the side of the car in big letters.

“The police were called and took a report, and that’s all I know. Don’t know if it was random or personal, but it sucks nonetheless.”

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‘Closed’ Couth Buzzard still open, for now

August 23rd, 2008 by Geeky Swedes

We noticed that the Couth Buzzard used bookstore next to Ken’s Market was open today. You may remember that the Buzzard said that last weekend was its last, but it looks like they’re trying to sell the remaining inventory at reduced prices. So if you haven’t already, stop on by. The Buzzard must be cleared out of its space for the Ken’s Market expansion by September 1st.

Update: The Seattle Times has a story on the Buzzard today.

By the way, the Phinney Market closed for good last night as promised. One of the signs on the door confirms that financial troubles were to blame.

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By Henry, it’s a mural on 8th!

August 23rd, 2008 by Dale

Artist Ryan Henry Ward is trying to paint 50 murals in different neighborhoods in Seattle. He recently told MyBallard he’s doing it to get his name out there, as well as discourage graffiti. Here’s one he did earlier this week at the corner of 8th Avenue NW and NW 67th Street.

And you can see a shot here of Ward painting it.

If you like his work, you can see his paintings at the Orange Splot Gallery in Fremont. And if you’d like to contact him about a mural, e-mail him at ryan@lucibelle.com.

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