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ZooTunes tickets go on sale Friday

April 20th, 2015 by Doree

Tickets for Woodland Park Zoo’s ZooTunes concert series go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, April 24.

Here’s the lineup:

  • June 19 – The Doobie Brothers with special guest Pat Simmons Jr.
  • June 28 – The B-52s
  • July 12 – Indigo Girls
  • July 21 – Melissa Etheridge & Blondie
  • July 22 – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
  • July 26 – “Sweet Harmony Soul” featuring Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin & Amy Helm
  • July 29 – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • August 9 – Ziggy Marley
  • August 16 – Trampled By Turtles & The Devil Makes Three
  • August 19 – Kenny Loggins

One child (12 and under) is free with each paid general admission ticket. Online tickets are available through a new system this year via Ticketfly. You can also buy tickets at zoo gates during regular zoo hours.

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TITLE Boxing Club opening in Greenwood May 4

April 20th, 2015 by Doree

TITLE Boxing Club will have its grand opening on Monday, May 4, at 112 N. 85th St., in Piper’s Village (behind Top Ten Toys and Bartell Drugs and next to School of Rock.) It’s a fitness facility that focuses on boxing and kickboxing with a heavy bag.

Owner Levi Romero tells us TITLE Boxing Club offers group classes of intense, hour-long, full-body workouts led by a trainer (no actual fighting or sparring). The first class is free. Personal training also is available. The club has individual and family memberships (for ages 8 and up).

Check out their Facebook page for more information and pictures of the gym. Phone is 206-297-5945.

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SPD arrest Greenwood-Broadview woman on suspicion of heroin/meth dealing

April 20th, 2015 by Doree

Last week, Seattle Police arrested a Greenwood-Broadview woman on suspicion of dealing heroin and meth after numerous neighbors complained of possible criminal activity.

From the SPD Blotter:

Neighbors’ concerns that a Greenwood apartment had become a hub for crime led Seattle police to arrest a suspected heroin and meth dealer and seize a police-grade ballistic vest Wednesday night.

SPD Narcotics detectives began investigating the 49-year-old woman earlier this year after receiving complaints about people constantly coming and going from her apartment in the 11700 block of Greenwood Ave North. Neighbors told police they believed the woman was involved in drug dealing and trafficking stolen property, and detectives soon learned she has also been the cause of numerous 911 calls and police responses in the Greenwood area.

Detectives were able to buy methamphetamine and heroin from the woman on separate occasions and, on April 15th, obtained a warrant to search her home for other signs of drug dealing.

North Precinct officers served a warrant at the home around 10:30 PM and arrested the 49-year-old woman. Officers found a bulletproof vest and 4.6 grams of heroin inside the residence, along with three digital scales, a crack pipe, and baggies. Officers also found it suspicious that the woman was keeping several disassembled bicycles in the balcony of her small, cluttered apartment, and informed the woman they would be checking the bike’s serial numbers to see if they were stolen.

Officers booked the woman into the King County Jail for delivery of narcotics and possession with intent to deliver.

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Repair Café at Greenwood Library on Saturday

April 20th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association Fixers Collective is hosting a Repair Café from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

The repair café will teach people of all ages to fix broken appliances, computer and other electrical devices. Attendees should bring their own broken electrical items.

The event is free.

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Ballard Preschool Co-op Gently Used Kids gear Sale is Saturday

April 20th, 2015 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Co-op will host its popular Gently Used Kids Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 25, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

The sale promises super-duper deals on quality, gently used clothes (newborn-size 8), shoes, toys and gear – including pack and plays, cribs, car seats, strollers, maternity wear and more! The entry line typically starts forming before 9 A.M. It is recommended to bring something to put your nifty and thrifty finds in. If you bring your little one, bring a baby carrier since strollers must be parked at the door.

A program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the Ballard Preschool Co-op is a nurturing environment for infants through children 5 years of age. Parents run the school through a board and various volunteer jobs. Each class consists of a teacher and parents working together. Founded in 2001, the co-op is a result of the large demand for family-oriented preschools in our area. The Ballard Preschool Co-op is located at 7503 18th Ave NW, Seattle WA 98107.

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Kindle found after car prowl

April 17th, 2015 by Doree

Thaedra tells us her car was broken into several months ago on North 84th Street between Fremont and Dayton avenues. The car was rifled through but nothing was taken other than some change. She returned to the glove box what she thought was the car’s owner’s manual in a leather case. But recently her husband pulled it out and realized it was actually a Kindle. They think it was left behind by the car prowler, and that maybe it was stolen from someone else. The Kindle’s battery is dead and she doesn’t have a charger to turn it on to see if there’s any identifying information.

If you’ve lost a Kindle and think it might be yours, email us at tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with her.

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Theater, music, senior planning, author talk and Earth Day celebrations in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

April 17th, 2015 by Doree

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Beppa Studios’ button sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 7700 6th Ave. NW, with thousands of antique, vintage and collectible sewing buttons; fabric remnants; sewing collectibles; kimonos, and more.

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

Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., continues its run of “The Best of Enemies” through April 25.

“Transition Tools for Seniors – Planning for the NEXT move…” from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Senior center, 525 N. 85th St.

Earth Day celebration at Carkeek Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Pharis and Jason Romero at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $18 general, $16 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more at the door).

Earth Day work party at Greenwood Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Save Seattle’s Apples” campaign kickoff at Linden Orchard from 12-3 p.m. Sunday at North 67th Street and Linden Avenue.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday; and Claudia Schmidt in a Pacific NW Folklore Society concert from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., presents The Dock Street Salon at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with fiction writers Sarah Gerard and Matthew Simmons.

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Greenwood resident trains for canoe trip by carrying canoe around neighborhood

April 17th, 2015 by Doree

Bastyr University has an interesting story about Greenwood resident Trevor Clark, who is training for a 631-mile solo canoe journey down the Alabama Scenic River Trail by walking around the neighborhood carrying his canoe and a heavy backpack.


Photo provided by Trevor Clark.

Clark was seriously injured in a car accident in 2003 and later discovered special herbs to relieve his constant pain. He then earned a bachelor’s degree from Bastyr University’s Herbal Sciences program, and is now a researcher at Bastyr University Research Institute and working on his Ph.D in pharmacognosy.

You can read the full article here.

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Neighborhood crime roundup

April 16th, 2015 by Doree

Kris tells us someone stole a UPS package from her front porch just moments after it was dropped off this morning near North 65th Street and Phinney Avenue. The box was placed under the mat inside the screen door. She suspects someone may be following the UPS truck on its rounds.

Steve says someone stole the jogging stroller right off their front porch at NW 73rd Street and 7th Avenue in the afternoon. His wife ran after them but they threw it into a car and drove off.

Christy says someone broke into their car at North 83rd Street and Fremont Avenue last week and took sunglasses, an IPhone car charger and an iPhone stereo cable. She says they rifled through every inch of the car but laid out a small stack of baby pictures around the car.

John says someone broke into his car at NW 85th Street and Dibble Avenue this morning, but the alarm did not go off. He said some irreplaceable personal items were found several blocks south in a yard and returned.