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Greenwood Bartell CareClinic opens

August 24th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Bartell Drugs, at 100 N. 85th St., has opened a CareClinic run by Group Health. The clinic provides walk-in medical care, staffed by Group Health clinicians, for anyone over the age of 2, including those who aren’t Group Health members.

The average visit time including waiting – in the door and out – is less than 15 minutes.

Visits cost $75 and most insurance plans can be billed. Clinicians enter diagnosis and treatment into Group Health members’ electronic medical records, allowing a patient’s entire medical team to easily share medical information no matter where the patient is seen.

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Taproot Theatre presents ‘Dracula’ Sept. 23 – Oct. 24

August 24th, 2015 by Doree

Taproot Theatre’s next production is “Dracula,” which Taproot regular Nathan Jeffrey has adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker.

The battle between light and dark erupts in a brand new adaptation of this classic thriller. Far from the romanticized vampires of recent years, this monster is a dire threat to humanity. Dracula lurks in the shadows, plotting to prey on the people of England. As night falls over London, intrepid heroes join forces to defeat him with the only weapon he fears — a heart willing to sacrifice everything.

“Dracula” runs from Sept. 23-Oct. 24 at 204 N. 85th St. It is recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Aaron Lamb and Melanie Hampton in “Dracula.” Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

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Farmers Market, family variety show, music and traffic challenges this weekend

August 21st, 2015 by Doree

Here are some highlights of events in and around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Phinney Farmers Market is from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Firebird Sweet & Dos Manos in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pint & Dale — Songs of the Seven Seas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Evan’s Family Variety Show from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the PNA in the Brick Building. (Free, but tickets need to be reserved online.)

Babel/Salvage Presents: Ogopogo at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at The Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N.

Free Boxing Power Hour at Title Boxing at 11 a.m. Saturday, 112 N. 85th St.

Maritime Pacific Brewing, owned by Phinney residents George and Jane Hancock, is having a huge 25th anniversary on Saturday as a fundraiser for the Ballard Food Bank. Tickets are $25 for adults in advance, $30 at the door; $10 for kids in advance, $12 at the door. Price includes drinks and food (ID required for alcohol). There’s a pig roast, clam bake, beer garden, climbing wall, dunk tank, inflatables, mechanical bull, and live music all day from Northwest bands. 25 Beers for 25 Years runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 1111 NW Ballard Way.

Traffic will be a challenge this weekend:

  • Washington State Department of Transportation will close Aurora Avenue North/State Route 99 between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and Valley Street so crews can shift the roadway to the west as part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program. Southbound lanes will close at 10 p.m. Friday, while the northbound lanes will close two hours after the end of the Mariners game. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. You can get more information on the project and see a map here. And plan your commute by checking out WSDOT’s travel tools or Seattle Department of Transportation’s traveler’s information web page. See Metro’s Service Advisories Page for information on bus reroutes.
  • WSDOT crews also will close up to two right lanes of northbound SR 99 across the Aurora Bridge for maintenance work from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and two southbound lanes of the Aurora Bridge from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • The Seattle Marathon 10K Race starts and ends at Gasworks Park on Saturday, so be aware of street closures and detours.
  • Run Like a Viking 5K starts and end s at Golden Gardens in Ballard on Saturday.
  • Plus, the Mariners play at Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday.

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UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — Tabby/tortoiseshell cat seen wandering around Greenwood

August 20th, 2015 by Doree

Update: The cat’s owner has been found.

Earlier: Rachel says she’s seen an elderly, thin, tabby/tortoiseshell cat wandering around Greenwood for about a week. She has four white paws and has been seen around 2nd Avenue NW and NW 95th Street. If she’s yours, call Rachel at 206-696-1533.

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‘Medicare Made Clear’ workshop at Greenwood Library Sept. 12

August 19th, 2015 by Doree

The Seattle Public Library is holding a health care workshop to give an overview of Medicare options and help people make informed decisions on Medicare coverage. The free workshop is from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. Registration is not required.

The “Medicare Made Clear” workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D and supplemental plans, including what they cover and how they work. Discussion topics will include how to receive benefits, the pros and cons of each part, approximate costs, enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

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PNA hiring for 4 positions at Whittier Kids Preschool and after-school program

August 18th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hiring for several positions at Whittier Kids Preschool and Whittier Kids School Age Program, at Whittier Elementary, 1320 NW 75th St. Here are synopses of the job descriptions. For full descriptions, email hr@phinneycenter.org.

  • Lead Preschool Teacher: Responsible for coordinating with the Assistant Director of Programming on curriculum and classroom management at Whittier Kids Preschool, and mentoring and collaborating with associate teachers and classroom parents on individualized, play based, developmentally appropriate programming and practices. Applicants need a bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, education or related field; two years of experience working with preschool children; familiarity with Teaching Strategies Gold or Creative Curriculum’s Developmental Continuum preferred; experience with the process of documenting observations and performing developmentally appropriate child assessments; current certification of CPR, First Aid and BBP Education instruction. The position is 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, paying $16-$17 per hour. 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. Email cover letter and resume to hr@phinneycenter.org.
  • Preschool Teacher: Part-time position for general classroom supervision of children ages 3-5. Must be at least 18 years old; have experience working with children ages 3-5; Early Childhood Credits a plus; current certification of CPR, First Aid and HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens; documented negative TB test; food handler’s permit. The position is 25 hours per week, Monday-Friday, paying $15 per hour. 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. Email cover letter and resume to hr@phinneycenter.org.
  • After-School Lead Teacher: Responsible for coordinating with the Assistant Director of Programming on curriculum and classroom management, collaborates with associate teachers and parents, and also tutors two hours a week at Whittier Elementary. Requires a bachelor’s degree with Early Childhood Education credits preferred; two years of experience working with school age children; current certification of CPR, First Aid and HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens; documented negative TB test; food handler’s permit. Position is 22 hours per week, Monday-Friday, $16-$17 per hour. 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. Email cover letter and resume to hr@phinneycenter.org.
  • After-School Teacher: Responsible for general supervision and management of children in the Whittier Kids After-School Program. Must be at least 18 years old, Early Childhood Education credits preferred; experience working with children ages 5-12; current certification of CPR, First Aid and HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens; documented negative TB test; food handler’s permit. Position is 20 hours per week, from 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, $15 per hour. Additional hours may be requested for special events, early release days and school breaks. Benefits include 401(k) plan with employer match; self-paid Aflac products; self-paid ORCA pass; three weeks personal time off the first year, increasing annually; and paid holidays. Email cover letter and resume to hr@phinneycenter.org.

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Join neighbors this Saturday to walk along proposed 6th Avenue NW Greenway

August 18th, 2015 by Doree

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and West Woodland Neighbors are hosting a 1.5 mile walk along the proposed 6th Ave NW Greenway.

Meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the 6th Avenue NW Pocket Park, on the corner of NW 76th Street and 6th Avenue NW. Walkers can also join up at 10 a.m. at Cafe Bambino, on NW 65th Street at 4th Avenue NW.

The purpose of this walk is to build enthusiasm and support for safety improvements along 6th Ave NW. Safety improvements serve everyone, but particularly children walking to the several schools and preschools located along this corridor and elderly people who have chosen to age gracefully in place in this neighborhood.

The three most difficult areas to address financially and from an engineering perspective are the street crossings at NW 65th, NW Market, and NW 43rd crossing at Leary Ave NW.

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Greenwood Community Council social at Naked City Brewery tonight

August 18th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council is taking this month off from its regular monthly meetings, and is instead having a social event starting at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

Join the GCC board and members in the screening room to get to know one another and chat about whatever neighborhood issues are on your mind.

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Seattle Public Library’s Seattle Writes workshops

August 18th, 2015 by Doree

The Seattle Public Library has expanded its Seattle Writes program series and will host more than 25 writing workshops at several branches this fall, including the Greenwood and Ballard branches. Participants can learn how to use dialogue, build conflict, write a memoir, develop a story’s character, add diverse voices, develop social media marketing skills and more. Workshops are free, but online registration is required.

Seattle Writes: When Someone Speaks – A Workshop in the Art of Dialogue
Learn to effectively use dialogue when writing novels, plays, screenplays, and poems with writer Nancy Rawles.
• 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086

Seattle Writes: Get Ready for NaNoWriMo
Are you starting a novel or planning on drafting one in November during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Find out what it takes to write a novel in 30 days in this class taught by writer Rebecca Agiewich.
• 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089

Seattle Writes: Self-Editing Tips for the Self-Publishing Writer
You’ve written draft after draft of your manuscript. But is it time to push the “publish” button? Learn more with editor Beth Jusino.
• 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089

The 2015 Seattle Writes fall program series will kick off at the Central Library with “Seattle Writes: Five Secrets to Selling Your Story,” a panel discussion led by bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. In November during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), the Central Library will hold weekly drop-in writing sessions (no registration required) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 in the Norcliffe Foundation Living Room on Level 3.

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