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Someone’s special stuffie found at Greenwood Park

August 27th, 2014 by Doree

Heidi says her dog carried this stuffed husky puppy home from Greenwood Park. The red ribbon says “Alaska.” She assumes it’s special to a little person and hopes someone claims it.


If it’s yours, call Heidi at 206-992-3019.

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Call for artists for Phinney Center Gallery in 2015

August 25th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is accepting submissions for its 2015 gallery season for visual artists working in 2D or 3D media for individual or group shows. Submission deadline is Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. More information and the online application are here.

The Phinney Center Gallery is located in the historic Phinney Center in Seattle, Washington. Our gallery shows are advertised to 17,000 local community members and 3,000-4,000 viewers visit the Phinney Center each month. Our gallery has approximately 100 linear feet of wall space (depending on configuration of walls), as well as display capacity for three-dimensional work in locked glass cases and pedestals. The gallery will provide insurance. Priority consideration for gallery shows will go to artists working in the Puget Sound area who are not currently represented by a commercial gallery.

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Coyle’s Bakeshop coming to Greenwood this winter

August 25th, 2014 by Doree

Pastry chef Rachael Coyle, who has had a popular pop-up bakery inside Book Larder, a cookbook store in Fremont, is opening a bakeshop in the former Allegra Printing space on the northeast corner of North 83rd Street and Greenwood Avenue. She hopes to open sometime this winter.

Coyle’s Bakeshop will specialize in handmade pastries inspired by French, British and classic American baking. It also will offer locally roasted coffee, loose-leaf tea and light lunch. The 1,200 square-foot space will include outdoor and indoor café seating.

Coyle is a Seattle native who graduated from the French Culinary Institute and has worked in the kitchens of The Herbfarm, Le Pichet and Cafe Presse.

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UPDATE: CAR FOUND — Black Subaru Legacy stolen from Broadview

August 25th, 2014 by Doree

Update: The car has been found and returned to its owner.

Earlier: Mike tells us his black 1998 Subaru Legacy was stolen sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning from the corner of North 117th Street and Phinney Avenue North, next to Christ the King Church.

The car’s license plate is ABE3563. He filed a police report. If you’ve seen it, please call the police.

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UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — Young, skinny cat found in Phinney Ridge road this weekend

August 25th, 2014 by Doree

Update: Her owner has been found! Here’s her message to the neighborhood:

Thank you to the many kind PhinneyWood blog readers who recognized Nori from the fliers around the neighborhood and got in touch with me this afternoon – I was inundated with messages! I connected with Reid, and after a three-week adventure, Nori is home – a little skinny, but otherwise no worse for wear. We live in a lovely little corner of the world, and I’m grateful to be a part of this neighborhood that helped bring my cat home. – Robin

Earlier: Reid found a young, skinny, friendly cat in the road at North 65th Street and Sycamore Avenue this weekend. The cat has no collar. Its microchip was registered to a shelter in Southern California, which released the cat to a rescue organization in November 2012. If you recognize the cat, please call Reid at 503-752-1324.


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Car slams into Phinney Starbucks early Sunday morning

August 24th, 2014 by Doree

A car headed northbound on Phinney Avenue missed the dogleg at North 67th Street where Phinney turns into Greenwood Avenue, running over the sidewalk strip of the Heart of Phinney Park and slamming into the east side of Starbucks around 1:30 Sunday morning.

Eric sent us this photo from the scene.


And a photo from inside.


Greg sent us this photo of the smashed red convertible.


And Mike sent us this photo from later in the morning.


A sign in the window says Starbucks will reopen Monday.


Storytelling, farmers markets, neighborhood cleanup, police precinct picnic around Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

August 22nd, 2014 by Doree

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few highlights; check our Events calendar any time for more.

Storytelling with Steph at Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Phinney Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh produce, bread, honey, flowers and several dining options.

Foss Home and Village Farmers Market, 13023 Greenwood Ave. N., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Transportation Resource Fair from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N.

Greenwood resident Todd Chaisson continues his mission to keep our neighborhood clean with his Greenwood Clean Street Project set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday along North 85th Street. Look for the guys in the yellow vests.

Beppa Studio, 7700 6th Ave. NW, is hosting a three-artist garage from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Greenwood Senior Center presents music from the OK Chorale and the All Present ESML Song Circle at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Refreshments plus a quilt raffle.

Seattle Police Department invites residents to its annual North Precinct Picnic from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE. Meet local police officers and new Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, enjoy free food and entertainment, and find out how to help prevent crime in our community.

Acoustic Open Mic at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St.

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Naked City Brewery & Taphouse hosts annual 826 Luminosity benefit next Tuesday

August 21st, 2014 by Doree

Every Aug. 26, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts a benefit for 826 Seattle, Greenwood’s nonprofit tutoring and writing center just down the street at 8414 Greenwood Ave. N. Next Tuesday’s event begins at 8 p.m. with a special Naked Sessions acoustic concert by Eric Anderson from Cataldo. Tickets are $10 through Brown Paper Tickets.

All proceeds from concert tickets, plus the whole day’s proceeds from every pint sold of 826 Luminosity (a special ale from Head Brewer Don Web) will go directly to benefit 826 Seattle’s programs.

826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

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Neighborhood news: 418′s new patio, Pocket Theater, volunteer opportunities

August 20th, 2014 by Doree

Various news from around the neighborhood:

418 Public House has opened a new patio at 418 NW 65th St. The patio is open until 10 p.m. daily with children welcome during weekend brunch.


The Pocket Theatre has opened at 8312 Greenwood Ave. It offers theater arts classes; theatrical, musical and comedy performances; and rehearsal space. According to their website, it’s a 50-seat venue with a bar.

BECU has awarded $15,000 to Greenwood resident Julia Sheriden’s volunteer organization Outreach And Resource Services For Women Veterans, through its People Helping People Awards. Sheriden is also a past recipient of a state Jefferson award.

This is outside of our neighborhood, but a worthy cause. Alaffia is collecting donations of bikes and bike parts for its Bicycles for Education Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods Market Interbay, 2001 15th Ave. W. School-aged youth in rural Togo are given a bike, helmet and a training session on bicycle maintenance. Having bicycle transportation helps these students get to school.

Phinney Neighborhood Association has two volunteer opportunities. A weekly volunteer with a vehicle is needed to pick up food in North Seattle and transport it to the PNA’s hot meal program, which serves more than 100 meals each day. Training and materials provided. Examples of pick up locations include NW Hospital and UW Grocery Store. Minimum six-month commitment requested. The PNA also needs volunteers to help plan its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. This year’s event is on Saturday, Nov. 1. The planning team will meet once in September and twice in October. Experience not required. For either volunteer position, contact Volunteer Coordinator LeAnne Chow at leannec@phinneycenter.org or 206-783-2244.


Greenwood resident catches package thief on security camera – anybody recognize him?

August 19th, 2014 by Doree

Winnie sent us security camera photos that show a man stealing packages from her front door as well as her neighbor’s home on North 97th Street. She says he was riding a mountain bike. She filed a police report - case #2014-276085.


Does anybody recognize this man?


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State Route 99 closes for 4+ days starting Friday

August 19th, 2014 by Doree

Drivers should plan ahead for the four-day closure of a portion of State Route 99, including the Viaduct, beginning Friday night. This will create backups on I-5 and nearby streets, so be prepared for a longer commute time. Road crews will replace 81 damaged or cracked concrete panels, repair an expansion joint, and demolish and replace the section of SR 99 over Broad Street, which will become part of the permanent connection between the SR 99 tunnel’s north portal and a new surface street section of Aurora Avenue North.

  • At 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, crews will close both directions of SR 99 between South Spokane Street and Valley Street. However, due to the Seahawks game, northbound SR 99 will remain open at South Royal Brougham way and southbound SR 99 will remain open from the Columbia Street on-ramp until midnight.
  • At 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, crews will reopen both directions of SR 99 south of the Battery Street Tunnel. Both directions of SR 99 will remain closed between the south end of the tunnel and Valley Street.
  • At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, crews will reopen both directions of SR 99 between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and Valley Street.

Metro Transit will reroute a number of buses, including the D Line through Ballard, and the 5 local and express, 28 express, and RapidRide E Line along Aurora Avenue. Check Metro’s Alerts page for more information.

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Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings and ‘Simpsons’ writer George Meyer at Phinney Books Thursday

August 19th, 2014 by Doree

Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting former Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings and longtime “The Simpsons” writer George Meyer, both of whom live in or near Seattle, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Jennings has written several books, including the new “Junior Genius Guides.”

Phinney Books owner Tom Nissley (himself a former Jeopardy! champion) says it’s not a traditional author reading, since Jennings won’t be reading from his books and Meyer hasn’t written any, but he promises laughs from “fresh material.”