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Northwest High School Film Festival Honors Student Filmmakers

May 26th, 2015 by Robin Donovan

Students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program led the pack of winners at the Northwest High School Film Festival on Tuesday, May 19th.  Twenty-five high schools were in competition for awards in twelve different production categories. Among the winners, Leo Pfeifer of Greenwood, received three awards. BHS film students won 15 awards and honors across seven categories.  The awards were presented, and the winners screened, at the Cinerama Theater in downtown Seattle.

Students of the Digital Filmmaking Program, led by instructor Matt Lawrence, will have their works shown at the Ballard Film Festival on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 pm in the Ballard High School auditorium. The public is welcome.

The Northwest High School Film Festival is the largest and longest running festival for high school filmmakers in the Puget Sound region.  It is judged by a panel of industry professionals and college media professors.  In addition to awarding films, they identify promising filmmakers for college scholarships.

This year, BHS film students Coleman Andersen, Duncan Boszko, Rachel Cole, Jaya Flanary, Duncan Gowdy, Leo Pfeifer & Meagen Tajalle all received $5,000 scholarship offers from festival sponsors Cornish College of the Arts and/or The Seattle Film Institute.

The event was organized by the Media Educators Excellence Team (MEET), an inter-district organization of high school media production teachers.  Additional sponsors Adobe, the Cinerama Theatre, Highline Community College, and Vulcan Enterprises helped pave the way for this 17th annual event.  For more information on the festival, visit the Northwest High School Film Festival website.


Credit: http://bhsvideo.blogspot.com/2015/05/northwest-high-school-film-festival.html

Credit: http://bhsvideo.blogspot.com/2015/05/northwest-high-school-film-festival.html


Lost Photos Near Phinney Neighborhood Center

May 26th, 2015 by Robin Donovan

Two plastic sleeves and an 6×9 white envelope of irreplaceable photos were lost when a local resident pulled out of the Phinney Neighborhood Center at 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 on Friday, May 22. The plastic sleeves have since been recovered but the envelope containing the photos is still missing.

The photos are class photos through the years of the Phinney Neighborhood Cooperative Preschool.

If found, please email tips@phinneywood.com, thank you.



PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day is Saturday

May 26th, 2015 by Doree

The huge annual PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day, is coming up this Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coordinated by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the sale features more than 100 garage sales throughout the neighborhood, attracting bargain hunters from throughout the city (so be careful of extra traffic and pedestrians).

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You can check out the online interactive map to see what each seller is hoping to unload.

The PNA also hosts a flea market in the lower parking lot, at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., plus a tool sale at the PNA Tool Library at 6615 Dayton Ave. N.

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18th Annual Seattle Works Day on June 6, give back and kick back with Seattleites

May 25th, 2015 by Robin Donovan

On Saturday, June 6, volunteers and local companies will come together at over 50 nonprofits, schools and parks around the city to get some serious work done at local nonprofits like Nature Consortium, North Helpline, Operation Nightwatch, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, and Seattle Public Schools.

Organized by local nonprofit Seattle Works, this year’s event will be more impactful than ever with more volunteers and a team from Mayor Ed Murray’s office.

From noon to 3:30 p.m., teams will roll up their sleeves at neighborhoods around the city. When the work is done, the celebration begins. Teams will gather at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall for an after party, with lunch provided by Tutta Bella, beer by Stoup Brewing, and cider from Neigel Vintners.


Noon to 3:30p.m.: Volunteer projects around the Puget Sound

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: After party at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Sounders match after-after party with Gorilla FC at Buckley’s in Queen Anne


“Seattle Works Day is epic! Research shows that individuals who volunteer are happier and less
stressed; and companies who support volunteerism see higher morale, less turnover and better time management from their employees,” said Seattle Works Executive Director Ben Reuler.

“Seattle Works Day is about building a stronger Seattle by rolling up our sleeves and sharing in what makes Seattle a great city: engaged people who truly care about their community. Seattle Works is proud to help drive Seattle’s excellent civic health.”

For details on how to register for Seattle Works Day, visit: http://www.seattleworks.org/swd.

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Reminder: All public library branches closed today

May 25th, 2015 by Doree

This is a reminder that all branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed today, Monday, in honor of Memorial Day.

Both the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., and the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., will reopen at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Seattle, Memorial Day Weekend

May 22nd, 2015 by Robin Donovan

This Memorial Day weekend there are a number of great (and free) ways to enjoy the holiday while honoring those who made sacrifices serving in the U.S. armed forces. Below are a few events city-wide.

Northwest Folklife Festival

One of the largest free folk festivals in the country, this annual festival features over 7,000 diverse performers, participatory dances, workshops, arts and crafts and food booths galore! There is something for every age and appetite at this festival. Fri., May 22 through Sun., May 24 from 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Mon., May 25 from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. (Discovery Zone open daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Credit: http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/

Credit: http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival2015/


Memorial Day Ceremony, Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight honors military service on Memorial Day, May 25. This ceremony will feature a performance by the Boeing Employee Concert band. Veterans and active U.S. Military personnel receive free admission to the Museum with identification. Monday, May 25 @ 10:30 am–12:30 pm am located in the side gallery. Free. All ages.

Some experts regard The Museum of Flight's B-17F as the world's finest example of this type of aircraft.

Credit: www.museumofflight.org/event/memorial-day-ceremony

Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF’s mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. This year’s festival runs from May 14- June 7. Full calendar can be found here.


Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation manages a 6,200-acre park system of 465 parks and extensive natural areas. Parks provides athletic fields, tennis courts, play areas, specialty gardens, and more than 25 miles of boulevards and 120 miles of trails. There are many free events throughout the year and as summer approaches, there is something for everyone found in every neighborhood. Full calendar of events can be found here.


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All library branches closed on Memorial Day

May 20th, 2015 by Doree

All branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.

Both the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., and the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.

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Weigh in on Metro’s proposed bus changes after Link light rail comes to Capitol Hill and UW in 2016

May 19th, 2015 by Doree

The new Link light rail stations in Capitol Hill and at the University of Washington will affect bus routes throughout the city once they open in 2016. Metro has proposed changes to 32 routes, including the 28 and 48 in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood, to streamline regional transit.

Route 28 Local and the 28 Express would be combined, making weekday buses more frequent. Route 48 would be more frequent both on weekdays and weekends.

Fill out Metro’s survey by May 31 to tell them how these changes will affect you.

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Seattle City Council District 6 candidates forum is June 6

May 18th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council and Phinney Neighborhood Association are hosting a candidates forum for the new Seattle City Council District 6 from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Incumbent Councilmember Mike O’Brien and challengers Catherine Weatbrook and Jon Lisbin will answer questions on zoning, land use, development, transportation, environment, civic engagement, public safety, etc.

District 6 covers Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Ballard and Fremont. Click here for a PDF map of District 6. Click here for information on all districts.

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