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Neighborhood news roundup: Farmers market, Beth’s anniversary, businesses moving

June 6th, 2014 · Comments

Here’s a roundup of various news from the neighborhood.

The Phinney Farmers Market opens for the season this Friday and runs from 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 3 in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh produce, flowers, bread, ice cream and more, plus food trucks.

Beth’s Café, 7311 Aurora Ave. N., is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this week with a blast-to-the-past menu featuring 1950s prices, contests and fun. Customers can draw something that represents the spirit of Beth’s and enter to win a $50 certificate to the café and a T-shirt. Drawings must include the terms Beth’s Café, 60th Anniversary or 1954-2014. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 9. This Saturday, customers are encouraged to dress up in ’50s wear for a best-dressed contest, starting at 8:30 p.m. An after-party at Duck Island Ale House next door will have a photo booth and cocktails with a 1950s theme.

The Guitar Store, 8300 Aurora Ave., has opened a second store in Bellevue, which will be open by appointment only for customers to try out certain instruments. The store also offers private guitar lessons and repair service. The new Guitar Store is at 14320 NE 21st, #1, Bellevue. Phone is 206-397-4438.

Northwest Pediatric Dentistry is moving its Ballard office, 1421 NW 85th St., to Greenwood in the fall. The office plans to move the first week of September to 10201 Greeenwood Ave. N.

Saltbox Designs, which builds chicken coops, sheds, raised planters and greenhouses, has moved to the corner of NW 65th Street and 3rd Avenue NW. Founded in 2009, Saltbox Designs uses local Western Red Cedar to hand make all of their products here in the neighborhood. Their products are also available through Williams Sonoma.

The PNA is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator & Fall Prevention Lead for an AmeriCorps position, from Sept. 1, 2014, through July 15, 2015. Compensation is a $1,155 monthly stipend, health insurance coverage, bus pass and $5,645 education award at completion.

The Volunteer Coordinator, based at our site in North Seattle, engages a variety of community volunteers who contribute their time and talent to provide services to members in our Village. As the Fall Prevention Lead, you will be responsible for research, attending and completing Matter of Balance (MOB) training, delivery of classes to members, and assessing the efficacy of MOB classes.

The PNA Village, a program of the PNA, is an aging- in-place membership program. The PNA Village provides support, expertise, and services to members who want to have the practical means and confidence to live safely and comfortably in their own homes and neighborhoods.

To apply, complete the AmeriCorps application.

Phinney Books, which purchased Santoro’s Books at 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, June 21. The bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with refreshments, storytelling, and a 10 percent discount on everything for that day.

Sue has created a special Facebook page dedicated to the history of the West Woodland area. It’s called Vintage West Woodland – Seattle, and anyone can post pictures, videos and stories of the micro-neighborhood’s history.

And Joey posted on our Facebook page that he’s looking for the owner of a dog that bit him a few days ago.

I’m reaching out to anyone on this page that might know the person that had a dog encounter with my dog and myself on Monday June 2nd around 3pm. We were walking along the trail behind the zoo and your golden lab lunged at my dog but got me instead. I really should have gotten your info!! So far things are OK but i did have to go to a clinic for a shot and antibiotics. I know the dog wasn’t be vicious toward me or my dog it was just an accident but it would be nice to know the dog history and all that. If anyone on here can help me get in touch with the person it would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you! Joey Boothe

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