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PNA looking for Lead Teacher and on-call Associate Teacher for Whittier Kids program

October 12th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for a Lead Teacher and a part-time, on-call Associate Teacher for its Whittier Kids program at Whittier Elementary School in Ballard.

The Whittier Kids Associate Teacher position is a part time on-call position responsible for coordinating with the Whittier Kids teaching staff in education and general supervision of children enrolled in Whittier Kids. This program serves children from preschool through fifth grade in five separate classrooms at Whittier Elementary in Ballard. Some shifts are scheduled in advance to cover for planned absences and some shifts are emergent as daily needs reveal themselves.

The on-call teacher may be called upon to work a variety of shifts between the hours of 6:45am – 6:00pm in preschool (3-5 year olds), K-1 st , 2 nd – 3 rd , or 4 th – 5 th grade classrooms. Top candidates will have experience with a range of age groups and have a relatively flexible schedule.

Compensation $15.00/ hr, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a part time, on-call, hourly position and is not eligible for benefits.

You can see the full job description here.

The Whittier Kids Lead Teacher position is responsible for coordinating with the Assistant Director of Programming on curriculum and classroom management at Whittier Kids Afterschool Program. This position also plays an important role in mentoring and collaborating with associate teachers and classroom parents and does two hours a week of tutoring at Whittier Elementary.

This is a 22 hour per week Monday through Friday position paying $16-$17/hour DOE. Benefits include: health insurance; 401(k) plan with employer match; long‐term disability insurance; self-paid Aflac products; self-paid ORCA pass; a flexible spending account; three weeks personal time off the first year, increasing annually; and paid holidays.

You can see the full job description here.

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R&R Studio replacing Varnish Salon at 7407 Greenwood Avenue

October 12th, 2015 by Doree

R&R Studio, a hair and beauty salon, hopes to open in early November in the space formerly occupied by Varnish Salon at 7407 Greenwood Ave. N.

Owners Sarah Francisco and Tiffany Waldrop have been in the salon industry for more than 15 years. They hope to start renovations next week. They will be joined by Audrey Ferrin and Thomasin Levin.

You can follow the R&R Studio on Facebook. Once they’re open, clients can book online through Schedulicity.


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City: No significant environmental impact from proposed 41-unit micro-housing development

October 12th, 2015 by Doree

The Department of Planning and Development has determined there will be no significant environmental impacts from a proposed development with 41 small efficiency dwelling units with no parking at 714 N. 95th St. The project will replace a building with three housing units.

714 N 95th St-exterior-resized

You can read the full decision here.

The decision can be appealed. Appeals must be received by the Hearing Examiner by Oct. 26.

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City Council Districts 5 and 6 candidates forum is tonight at Taproot Theatre

October 12th, 2015 by Doree

A reminder that tonight (Monday) Greenwood Community Council is hosting a candidates forum for City Council Districts 5 and 6 beginning at 7 p.m. at Taproot Theatre‘s Isaac Studio, 212 N. 85th St. District 5 generally covers Greenwood north of 85th Street, while District 6 generally covers the area south of 85th Street.

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Avanti Art and Design moving out, Revel Athletics moving in

October 10th, 2015 by Doree

The owner of CrossFit Phinney Ridge, at 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 100, is taking over the space currently occupied by Avanti Art and Design right next door and will open a separate fitness studio called Revel Athletics, offering yoga and barre classes.


Avanti Art & Design at the corner of 76th & Greenwood. The sign for CrossFit Phinney Ridge is just behind and to the right.

Emily Shubin and Revel Athletics will take over the space on Oct. 20, with plans to open in late November. CrossFit Phinney Ridge opened in March 2013.

Avanti, a custom frame shop and art gallery which opened in 2007 a few blocks south before moving to its current location about three years ago, is looking for a new space in the neighborhood. The gallery is having a sale from 12-4 p.m. today (Saturday) on most everything, including furniture, frames, art and fixtures.

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Artwalk, book exchange, drag show, music in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

October 9th, 2015 by Doree

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Art Up PhinneyWood Artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday at dozens of galleries and other businesses throughout the neighborhood. Check out the Artwalk website for a complete list of all participating businesses and artists. The Phinney Center Gallery is hosting opening night of the Northwest Fine Arts Competition.

PNA Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Exchange from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Then the Mystery Book Exchange is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Flying Bike Ghoul Gallery & Pumpkin CDA Release from 6-10 p.m. Friday during the artwalk, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N.

Bust’d: An All Ages Drag Show at 7 p.m. Friday at The Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N.

“Dracula” continues at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St. (and has been extended a week, through Oct. 31).

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Hank & Claire — Pacific NW Folklore Society coffeehouse concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Community Sing with Pacific NW Folklore Society at 12 p.m. Saturday; Threshold Ensemble — Playback Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell at 2 p.m. Sunday; and Kenny Mandell’s Music Improv Session with Randy Doak and Lamar Lofton at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Danish folk duo Jensen & Bugge at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA in the Brick Building.

Over in Ballard, a life-size Street Scrabble tournament will happen from 4-6 p.m. at the intersection of 17th Avenue NW and NW Dock Place.

And don’t forget that President Obama is expected to touch down at Boeing Field at 3:45 p.m. today for two events at the Westin Hotel downtown. So, plan your commute accordingly. He’s expected to leave at 7 p.m.

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K-9 unit catches armed robbery suspect in Greenwood

October 9th, 2015 by Doree

Seattle Police Department says a police dog tracked down a man suspected of robbing a man at a Greenwood ATM on Wednesday night.

From the SPD Blotter:

A 38-year-old man was tracked down by an SPD K-9 and arrested after robbing a man at an ATM in North Seattle.

Police responded to an armed robbery outside of a bank in the 400 block of N 85 Street just before 10 PM on Wednesday night.

The victim told officers he was approached by the suspect as he walked up to use the ATM. The suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded he withdraw cash from the machine, which he did.

The suspect snatched the money as well as additional cash from the victim’s wallet and ran off northbound.

Officers set up containment and SPD K9 Jaeger and his partner Officer Rory Smith were able to track the suspect to a backyard in the 700 block of N 88 Street where he was found hiding behind a shed.

The suspect was positively identified by the victim and the victim’s money was found in his pocket.

The suspect told officers he threw the gun he used in the robbery in some bushes. Officers located the gun in a nearby park, which turned out to be a realistic looking pellet gun that had its orange tip painted black.

The suspect was booked into KCJ for investigation of robbery.

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Neighborhood news roundup: Theater, low-power radio station volunteers needed, food bank donation, home health assessment, city capital projects information, voters guide

October 8th, 2015 by Doree

Taproot Theatre is extending its production of “Dracula” by one week, through Oct. 31. And tickets to its Christmas shows, “This Christmas” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” are now on sale.

The city’s new low-power community radio stations are working on getting up and running, including 107.3 in Ballard, which will reach into Phinney-Greenwood. They’re looking for volunteers to help with the design and set up. A Volunteer Committee Signup meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at 309 N. 36th St. in Fremont, above LTD Bar and Grill.

The Ballard Elks recently made a large donation to the Greenwood Food Bank, collecting 437 pounds of food in one month.


The 2015 Master Builders Association Remodeled Homes Tour on Oct. 17 includes one Greenwood home, at 8315 Fremont Ave. N. The tour is free.

Seattle Department of Transportation has launched a new website, Capital Project Dashboard, which provides information on major projects (more than $500,000) including transit, bike, pedestrian, waterfront and bridges. You can see each project’s estimated cost and spending, whether the project is in design or construction, if it is on schedule and within the budget, and its expected completion date. Project information will be updated monthly.

The American Lung Association’s Master Home Environmentalist program is offering free home visits to families looking to improve their indoor air quality, with the goal of improving health and quality of life, especially those with asthma or allergies. Home assessments can look for possible mold/moisture, allergens or asthma inducers, smoke, home chemicals, dust and lead. (Note that they don’t do testing or cleaning of any kind.) For more information, see the website, or call 206-512-3280 (English) or 206-512-3294 (Spanish).

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development is holding five community meetings this fall to solicit public comment on the Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan, titled Seattle 2035. It is designed to be a roadmap for Seattle’s next 20 years. The two open houses nearest our neighborhood are Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m., at Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St. in Ballard; and on Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N.

The meetings will include open house displays and a presentation to provide a broad overview of the Draft Plan, highlight major changes and get feedback on proposed village expansion areas, especially areas near meeting locations. Since some of Seattle 2035’s policies about affordable housing will be implemented as part of the City’s proposed Housing and Affordability and Livability Agenda, there will be information and opportunity for feedback at the meetings.

The Draft Plan is informed by the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was released in May 2015. The Draft Plan includes goals and policies to help achieve our vision for Seattle’s future. Seattle is expected to grow by 120,000 residents and 115,000 jobs in the coming 20 years. The Draft Plan also includes a new Future Land Use Map, showing a pattern of growth that supports the City’s vision.

Residents may comment through Nov. 20 at community meetings, through Facebook and Twitter, by email to 2035@seattle.gov, or by mail to City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Attn: Seattle 2035, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for a new teacher for the PNA Preschool Co-op and the Ballard Preschool Co-op.

The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op (PNPC) and Ballard Preschool Co-op (BPC) are parent-run preschools that provide a structured cooperative program designed to encourage the social, emotional, physical, and mental development of young children. Each offers classes from Parent/Infant through Pre-Kindergarten. Children and parents benefit from the cooperative classroom experience, led by a staff of nurturing early education teachers, and the community of participating families. Parents are additionally supported by the instruction and guidance of our parent educators.

Position Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic, warm, and caring individual to teach our Parent/Infant (BPC) and Parent/Toddler (PNPC and BPC) classes starting ASAP. Ideally, this person will teach all 3 classes at both preschools; however, we will consider multiple candidates to fill these roles, if necessary. The PNPC Parent/Toddler class is held at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave North, whereas, BPC classes take place at their preschool location in Loyal Heights, 7503 18th Ave NW.

Employment Details

The PNPC Parent/Toddler class meets on Fridays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Current enrollment in this class is 16 children and 16 parents. The BPC Parent/Infant class meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. with 10 infants and 10 parents currently enrolled. The BPC Parent/Toddlers class is held on Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and includes 15 children and 15 parents.

For complete position information, contact Misty Saracino at bpc.allschoolchair@gmail.com, or email a cover letter and resume to hr@phinneycenter.org by 5 p.m., Oct. 19.

The 2015 Living Voters Guide is now live. Hosted by Seattle CityClub, it includes:

  • Seattle City Council district races
  • City of Seattle I-122: Public participation in government
  • City of Seattle Prop. 1: Transportation maintenance and improvements funding
  • King County Prop 1: Property tax levy for children, youth, families, and communities
  • King County Charter Amendment 1: Law enforcement and oversight
  • Statewide Initiative 1366: State taxes and fees
  • Statewide Initiative 1401: Trafficking of animal species threatened with extinction

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Upcoming candidate forums, debates

October 7th, 2015 by Doree

Folks have several upcoming opportunities to find out more about candidates and issues on the November ballot.

Next Monday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Greenwood Community Council is hosting a forum with candidates from City Council Districts 5 and 6. District 5 generally covers Greenwood north of 85th Street, while District 6 generally covers the area south of 85th Street.

  • 6:45 p.m. – Doors open
  • 7 p.m. – District 5 Candidates – Sandy Brown and Debora Juarez
  • 7:40 p.m. – Break
  • 7:45 p.m. – District 6 Candidates – Catherine Weatbrook and Mike O’Brien
  • 8:30 p.m. – Adjourn

Friends of the Seattle Public Library is hosting a District 6 candidates forum and debate at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

Then from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, also at the Greenwood Library, the Greenwood Community Council hosts a “Speed Candidating” event.

There are many races and ballot measure this fall — too many to fit into a debate format, so instead we will provide an opportunity for candidates who can fit it into their schedule to come make their pitch and answer your questions. All candidates and ballot representatives will be invited. This will replace our regular October community council meeting this month.

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