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Greenwood illustrator, graphic designer Frida Clements publishing new book, ‘Have a Little Pun’

July 2nd, 2015 by Doree

Greenwood illustrator and graphic designer Frida Clements will publish her new book, “Have a Little Pun: An Illustrated Play on Words,” on Aug. 11.


Clements’ work is well known in the local music scene, having been commissioned to produce artwork for local events like Sasquatch! and the Northwest Folklife Festival, and also designing posters for major touring acts like Sleater-Kinney, Modest Mouse, Wilco, Iron + Wine, Andrew Bird and others.

Chronicle Books will also release a line of 16 note cards featuring some of Clements’ illustrations from the book.

The book will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Chronicle Books.

Clements is having a book launch party from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 12 at 1927 Events, 222 Mercer St. Free tickets must be reserved here.

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Greenwood Community Council looking for outreach volunteers, paid help for website

July 2nd, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council is looking for volunteers to help with outreach and engagement, as well as a paid position to help with its website.

The new Outreach and Engagement committee will reach out to Greenwood neighbors and involve them in neighborhood activities and dialogue, participate in events representing the community council, coordinate plans for election forums, and add relevant content to the GCC website. The committee will probably meet monthly at a neighborhood coffee shop or pub.

If interested, please email GCC President Rob Fellows and fill in this Doodle poll to pick a meeting time.

The GCC also needs short-term paid help to improve its website. Email Fellows for more information.


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UPDATE: FOUND — Lord Bowler the cat is missing from Greenwood

July 1st, 2015 by Doree

Update Thursday 10 a.m.: Lord Bowler has found his way home.

Earlier: Zoe’s cat, Lord Bowler, disappeared from his Greenwood/Crown Hill home at NW 85th Street and 9th Avenue NW today.

This picture is from when he had a haircut. She says he’s a bit fluffier now.


She says he may bite so be careful.

If you’ve seen him, email her at Zoe.carpenter13@gmail.com or call 425-377-5126.

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Driver loses control of car on Aurora, crashes onto Green Lake pathway

July 1st, 2015 by Doree

Robert sent us these pictures of a car that lost control while driving on Aurora Avenue North and crashed onto the pedestrian/bike pathway around Green Lake today.


A car came to rest in the pedestrian and bike path on the west side of Green Lake after losing control while going north on Aurora. After hitting a tree and spinning 180* on the embankment it stopped short of the lake and miraculously avoided hitting anyone on the densely used path. The driver was the only one in the vehicle and was seen standing and talking to first responders. His air bag had deployed in the accident.

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New community radio station will put antenna on top of Phinney Ridge’s Norse Home

July 1st, 2015 by Doree

Fulcrum Community Communications has received a permit for its new low-power FM radio station that will reach residents of Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, Green Lake, Queen Anne and Magnolia. The station will be at 107.3 FM, and hopes to also webcast.

The station’s antenna will be located on the Norse Home, at 5311 Phinney Ave. N.

Fulcrum has been waiting for about a year and a half for its FCC permit. According to a press release, it will now spend the next year building a studio and installing the antenna, finding broadcasters and DJs, and organizing fundraisers. Fulcrum anticipates an annual operating budget of about $25,000.

The station’s first volunteer meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Salmon Bay Park, 2001 NW Canoe Pl., in the northeast corner. (Bring your own lawn chair.)

You can get Fulcrum Radio updates on their Facebook page.

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UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — Purse found at Woodland Park on Tuesday

July 1st, 2015 by Doree

Update: The owner of the purse has been found.

Earlier: Karleen says she found a purse at Woodland Park’s play area around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.


The only ID inside was a Lifetouch child safety card for a girl with the last name of Windelev. If it’s yours, please email us at tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with Karleen.

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UPDATE: FOUND — Ball python on the loose from Phinney Ridge

July 1st, 2015 by Doree

Update Wednesday 7:45 p.m.: Sharri was reunited with her ball python at the Seattle Animal Shelter.

I’m happy to tell you that, thanks to many kind people in the neighborhood, I’ve found my snake! He was indeed at the Animal Shelter. Thank you so much for your help, and please extend my deepest gratitude to the kind friends in the neighborhood and the Seattle Animal Shelter for taking good care of my boy. He’s home safe and sound!

Earlier: Sharri tells us her ball python escaped from her home at the bottom of North 59th Street in Phinney Ridge.

He’s entirely harmless…in fact he’s a curious and friendly animal. He’s known for escaping, that’s how I came to adopt him, actually. I’d just like a few more eyes around the neighborhood if they see him. My bet is that he’d head downhill if anything, and I’m at the bottom of 59th. He’s about 4.5 ft long, maybe 2-3 inches in girth. He has an eye wound on his right eye, which makes him pretty distinctive.

He’s black with brown turn-key patterns. He’s friendly, but shy, and should be fine to pick up. He’ll coil or ball up if people move very quickly toward him, and sometimes he hisses, but he’s all bark and no bite. He can go in a pillow case or carried for transport, but should be placed in a large, holed tupperware container or cardboard box lined with paper towels, somewhere quiet and probably a bit dark. Ball pythons are nocturnal, and he’s usually happy to sit in one place all day long. They like heat, but he should be fine for the time it’d take me to get to whoever finds him.

If you’ve seen it, please email her at sharri@u.washington.edu

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Verity Credit Union opening Greenwood branch in August

June 30th, 2015 by Doree

Verity Credit Union is opening at 8533 Greenwood Ave. N. sometime in August.

Momentum, a national plan-design-build firm, and SUM Design Studio are constructing the 1,700-square-foot space in a new building at the intersection of Morrow Lane and Greenwood Avenue North.


Verity has launched a new initiative to feature local artists’ work, physically or digitally, in their branches. Verity-Greenwood will be one of the first new branches to feature local artwork.

Verity, which first opened in the Seattle area in 1933, offers credit union membership to anyone who lives, works or attends school in Washington.

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17-year-old Phinney resident Rory Carlson wins Green Lake 1-mile open water swim

June 30th, 2015 by Doree

Phinney Ridge resident Rory Carlson, 17, won the 11th annual Green Lake one-mile open water swim on Sunday.

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Photo courtesy of the Carlson family.

The annual event is run by Seattle Parks and Recreation.

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