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UPDATE: FOUND — Bambi the pug disappeared from her Greenwood home Sunday evening

November 16th, 2015 by Doree

Update: Bambi has been found.

Earlier: Bambi, an 11-year-old female pug, got out of her house about 5 p.m. Sunday near the Holman Road QFC, on NW 100th Street and 3rd Avenue NW.

Bambi weighs about 18 pounds, has a gray face, but looks and acts like a puppy. She is not wearing a collar but is micro-chipped.


If you’ve seen her, call Briana at 206-458-1006 or 206-957-2543.

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Blue Honda CRV stolen last Thursday

November 16th, 2015 by Doree

Doxey’s blue Honda CRV was stolen last Thursday night from the street in front of his Phinney Ridge house.

Honda CRV blue stolen-11-13-15-resized

The license plate is plate 743 VKM. If you’ve seen it, please call Doxey at 206-667-8368.

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Gigi, an 8-year-old black cat, is missing from Greenwood

November 16th, 2015 by Doree

Gigi, an 8-year-old female black cat, has been missing from North 94th Street and Fremont Avenue since Oct. 30. She is mainly an indoor cat but was an outdoor cat before coming to her current home and is comfortable being outside.


The family has set up a cat trap, wildlife camera and has been leaving food out. They’ve also searched houses, garages and backyards in a 1-2 block radius in each direction.

If anyone sees Gigi, please call Jeremy at 503-319-2827 or email cropfjeremy@gmail.com.

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Tuesday symposium on mayor’s land use proposals regarding medical marijuana

November 16th, 2015 by Doree

The city is hosting a public symposium on Tuesday to discuss Mayor Murray’s new land use proposals regarding medical marijuana reform and implementing the new marijuana regulatory business licenses. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 600 4th Ave., in the Bertha Knight Landis Room.

Last week the mayor proposed new rules to site “state-licensed stores more equitably and fairly throughout Seattle while also limiting the possibility of clustering retail stores on a single city block,” according to a press release.

Under Murray’s proposal, the 1,000-foot restriction from playgrounds and schools would remain in effect while restrictions for all other public amenities would be reduced to 500 feet (approximately 1-2 city blocks). The new rule would establish an additional 1,650 acres for retail locations to be sited in Seattle. To prevent multiple stores from locating on the same block, the proposal creates a new minimum distance between marijuana retail stores of 500 feet.

(The) proposal follows earlier City legislation proposed by Murray and unanimously approved by the City Council that gave the City the authority to create a regulatory path medical marijuana dispensaries to join the state regulated retail market and close unregulated dispensaries or those operating as bad actors. Since that City ordinance was enacted, 59 dispensaries have voluntarily closed due to their being out of compliance and approximately 49 dispensaries have remained open and have an opportunity to obtain a state license early next year.

The State Liquor and Cannabis Board is currently reviewing nearly 200 new applications for retail marijuana licenses in Seattle. Today, 19 retail recreational stores are operating in the city. Full text of the legislation can be found here.

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Greenwood Community Council to discuss pedestrian issues Tuesday

November 16th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council will discuss pedestrian issues at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

Join the Greenwood Community Council to hear from guest speakers and engage in discussion of pedestrian and safety issues including sidewalks, safe routes to schools, dedicated facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. the Interurban Trail), Seattle’s update to the Pedestrian Master Plan, and more.

The recent passage of the Move Seattle Transportation levy will see new investments in Seattle’s pedestrian infrastructure; and Greenwood and North Seattle are sure to see many new pedestrian-focused projects in the coming years. Come out to hear from representatives from the Seattle Department of Transportation, as well as community members engaged in various pedestrian issues.

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Beachcombers Kids Cuts looking for temporary space after Friday night fire

November 15th, 2015 by Doree

A fire at Beachcombers Kids Cuts brought more than a dozen emergency vehicles to 6417 Phinney Ave. N. Friday night. According to the Real Time 911 log, the fire happened right at 10:30 p.m.


Photo from Steve Gunn.

The front windows are now boarded up and it looks like the window above the door was blown out.


Kelly Vice has owned Beachcombers for 13 years. She says the fire investigator told her it appears to be an electrical fire that started near the front desk.

Vice says all the scissors are undamaged, and she thinks the popular dolphin and turtle chairs may be salvageable, but all the hairdryers were destroyed. The fire didn’t reach the back play room, but it has extensive smoke and water damage.

She says they are looking for temporary space to keep providing haircuts for their clients. If anyone knows of any appropriate space, please put a note below in comments or email us at tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll pass along the information.

Vice sent these photos of the damage inside.

BC fire-resized

Most of the the customer photo wall was destroyed.


Thanks to Val for the photo of the outside, and Morganopolis, Melissa and Sue for the tips!

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Artwalk, music, Find It Fix It walk, playground cleanup, Beer Taste and mobile game launch in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

November 13th, 2015 by Doree

There’s plenty going on in the neighborhood this rainy, blustery weekend. Here are a few highlights; check our Events calendar for more.

Monthly Art Up Artwalk at dozens of locations throughout Greenwood and Phinney Ridge from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Check out the Artwalk website for a list of participating artists and a map.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents a Pacific NW Folklore Society concert with The Canote Brothers at 7:30 p.m. Friday; a folklore society Community Sing at 12 p.m. Saturday; Jim Page in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell at 2 p.m. Sunday (all levels welcome). The Seattle Channel’s Nancy Guppy and her crew from Artzone will film Jim Page’s Saturday show for a profile on the man who, among other things, helped make busking legal in Seattle 40 years ago.


Phinney Center’s Beer Taste starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Help Broadview-Thomson K-8, 13052 Greenwood Ave. N., spruce up its playground starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Clear shrubs and lay mulch to create a better play space for students. Volunteers should meet behind the school next to the big playground, close to the east side fence line. Wear long pants and dress for the weather.

Mayor Ed Murray will lead the latest in his Find It, Fix It Community Walks in Bitter Lake starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave N. During the two-hour walk, participants will identify nuisance and safety issues, such as graffiti, litter, street light outages, and overgrown trees. Once identified, the City and community work together to fix the problems. Murray will be joined by Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, community leaders, and representatives from the Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle City Light, and others. See the map of the walk route here.

The Greenwood Library is celebrating the mobile game launch of the video game “Gem Quest,” created by area tweens, at a free party from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday at 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. The tweens created the game during a five-week coding workshop. Tablets will be available at the launch party for everyone to use, and the game will be available for play through the free downloadable app at Taleblazer.org.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Linda Waterfall in a CD release concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets are $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors/students; kids half price.

Called “Seattle’s Top Singer/Songwriter” by the Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and Seattle Rocket, Linda Waterfall released a new recording, “Hometown Girl,” in October 2015; after a series of concerts in New England, Waterfall will celebrate with a Seattle concert presented by Seattle Folklore Society. The evening will feature songs from the new CD, with guest appearances by Arni Adler, Alicia Healey, Greg Pecknold, Robin McGillveray, Nancy Katz, Kat Bula, and Sam Veatch.

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Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities closed on Tuesday, Nov. 17, for all-staff training

November 13th, 2015 by Doree

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 17, because of an all-staff in-service day. The majority of classes and programs will not be running, however, all enrichment programs taking place outside of community centers and at schools will operate as usual.

All pools will be closed, except Ballard Pool will be open for the following programs:

  • Early Morning Lap Swim, 6:-7:30 a.m.
  • Aqua Jog Fitness Class, 11:10-11:55 a.m.
  • Adult and Senior Swim, Noon-1:15 p.m.
  • Three lane lap swim/Public Swim, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Public Swim, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Shallow Water Exercise/Hydro-Fit/Two Lane Lap Swim, 8:30-9:15 p.m.

The following enrichment programs will operate, but all other activities at community centers will not take place:

  • Ballard Community Center: School-Age Care, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3-6 p.m.
  • Ballard Community Center: Preschool, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Bitter Lake Community Center: Before- and After-School programs at Bitter Lake Annex will be open for regular program hours.
  • Green Lake Community Center: Preschool, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Loyal Heights Community Center: Preschool, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Magnolia Community Center: School-Age Care, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3-6 p.m.
  • Magnolia Community Center: Preschool, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Amy Yee Tennis Center and golf courses at Jackson, Jefferson, Interbay and West Seattle will be open on their regular schedules.

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Huge tree branch down across Green Lake path

November 13th, 2015 by Doree

Last night’s winds brought down a huge tree limb across the Green Lake path at the southwest corner, near the “turtle sunbathing log,” according to Mike V, who sent this picture.


If you see any other wind damage, please email us at tips@phinneywood.com.

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