A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


The Cozy Nut Tavern is open

July 9th, 2014 by Doree

The-Cozy-Nut-Tavern-logo-resizedThe Cozy Nut Tavern opened today at 123 N. 85th St. It bills itself as a “Neighborhood bar looking to provide the Greenwood common with some good beers, drinks, and friendly company.”

According to its Facebook page, the tavern will be open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Neighborhood walking tour Saturday to raise funds for new 63rd Street Mural Project

July 8th, 2014 by Doree

Neighborhood volunteer extraordinaire Mike Veitenhans is leading a two-hour neighborhood walking tour Saturday morning to raise funds for the new 63rd Street Mural Project. The tour starts at 10 a.m. underneath the bright yellow air raid tower at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. It will include a stop at local artist Kim David Hall’s amazing “bowling ball” house and a peek inside if he’s home (photo below).


No advance registration required; tour cost is whatever you can donate to the project, which will turn the gray wall on the Aurora Avenue North/North 63rd Street underpass into a piece of art. The community voted on the winning design, “Animal Silhouettes,” by artist Michiko Tanaka.


The project is trying to raise $5,000 to match a Department of Neighborhoods grant for paint, anti-graffiti coating and a maintenance contract. The project is sending out a weekly fundraising thermometer from its 10 neighborhood businesses with donation boxes, plus an online donation option through the PNA. Those 10 businesses have pledged to match their customer’s donations up to $250.


Volunteers are needed to help paint. Painting is scheduled to start on Saturday, July 19, and continue on July 20, 26 and 27. Painting volunteers need to be at least 12 years old. If interested, please email N63rdStreetMural@gmail.com.

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Weekend events in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge

July 4th, 2014 by Doree

Just a few events to tell you about in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jazz First Fridays with New Ronin 4 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and First Sunday Seattle Roda de Choro from 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

Tim’s Tavern presents Seattle Singer-Songwriter Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 602 N. 105th St.

The Phinney Farmers Market is CLOSED today for the holiday, but it will be back from 3-7 p.m. next Friday.

Don’t forget that Metro Transit is operating on a Sunday schedule today, so check the schedule before you head out to celebrate the holiday.

All city community centers are closed today, as well as indoor pools, environmental learning centers, the Amy Yee Tennis Center and the Green Lake Small Craft Center. But all golf courses, boat ramps and beaches are open, as well as wading pools at Green Lake, Bitter Lake, Cal Anderson, EC Hughes, Hiawatha, Lincoln Park, Magnuson Park, Van Asselt, Volunteer and Wallingford. The city’s two outdoor pools are open today. Mounger is on a holiday schedule and Colman is on a regular Friday schedule.

65,000 people are expected at Gas Works Park today for fun and fireworks. Neighborhoods north of Gas Works Park (from North 40th Street south to North Northlake Way) are closed to all but local access. The gates opened at noon and the fireworks are scheduled to begin about 10:20 p.m.

Becky posted on our Facebook page, asking if anyone has tips on where to take little kids to see fireworks without having to fight the crowds. Anyone?

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Greenwood and Ballard teens produce documentary about Boy Scouts anti-gay policies

July 3rd, 2014 by Doree

Greenwood teens Leo Pfeifer and Duncan Gowdy and Ballard teen Coleman Andersen just released an online documentary about the Boy Scouts policy against gays.

Clipped Wings” tells the story of Liam Easton-Calabria, a candidate for the rank of Eagle who came out before the BSA allowed gay scouts. Some of the film was shot in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge, including Liam’s Eagle Scout ceremony at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. The film also follows Geoff McGrath, a Scoutmaster who was ejected from scouting because of his sexuality.

The three filmmakers attend Ballard High School. According to Pfeifer, their previous films have been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and various regional, national and international festivals, including the Seattle International Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.

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Honda Civic stolen Monday night from Phinney Ridge

July 2nd, 2014 by Doree

George tells me his 1997 blue Honda Civic 4-door was stolen sometime Monday night from North 73rd Street, between Dayton and Fremont avenues. The license plate is AFL0139. If you’ve seen it, please call George at 206-667-7102.

Here’s a picture of  a similar car.


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Neighborhood block party near NW 65th Street & 6th Avenue July 12

July 2nd, 2014 by Doree

We got this note from Nicky about a neighborhood block party near NW 65th Street and 6th Avenue NW from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 12.

We’re in East Ballard, I mean, lower Phinney, you know by the Ridgeback, you know… Phinney Ditch!

That’s us. We’re looking for local artists, artisans, and practitioners to set up and showcase their talents among other local curiosities. email: phinneyditch@gmail.com

Phinney Ditch block party-resized

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Gregg Allman ZooTunes concert tonight is cancelled

July 2nd, 2014 by Doree

Gregg Allman has canceled his ZooTunes concert scheduled for tonight (Wednesday). Ticket holders will be issued a full refund.

Tickets purchased online through the zoo’s website will be automatically refunded to the purchaser of record. Ticket holders with physical tickets purchased at Woodland Park Zoo must bring their tickets to any of the zoo’s West or South Entrance ticket windows during general hours (9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily) to process their refunds. Physical tickets returned with an accompanying receipt will receive an immediate refund at zoo ticket windows. Ticket holders returning tickets without receipts will be issued a check. Refunds will be processed within 14 business days. ZooTunes staff will be available July 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to assist ticket holders with refunds and questions.

Woodland Park Zoo is not responsible for tickets purchased through a third party.

Inquiries can be directed to concerts@zoo.org or 206.548.2500 option #7. This information is also available on the zoo’s website at zoo.org/zootunes.

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Phinney Farmers Market closed this Friday because of July 4th

July 2nd, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Farmers Market will be closed this Friday because of the 4th of July holiday.

The market will return from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, July 11, with a free class on How to Shop at the Phinney Farmers Market at 5 p.m. and Smoothie Ride: Bike Blender Demo from 3-5 p.m. The Phinney Farmers Market is in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

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Cornuto expanding into neighboring space

July 2nd, 2014 by Doree

Cornuto Pizzeria, at 7404 Greenwood Ave. N., is expanding into the neighboring space that previously housed Assemble Gallery & Studio and then The Flourish Collection.


That will more than double the restaurant’s dining space. That additional room was open for the first time during last Saturday’s car show with temporary tables and chairs. They’re now waiting for the real furniture to be delivered, hopefully in the next couple of weeks. The room will be filled with two-person tables that can be moved together for larger parties.


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Northwest Center Kids moving to Greenwood this summer

July 1st, 2014 by Doree

Northwest Center Kids is moving from North Queen Anne Elementary, where it’s been for the last 28 years, to the Salvation Army building in Greenwood this summer after losing its lease from Seattle Public Schools.

Northwest Center Kids offers early childhood education, Early Intervention and after-school and summer day camps to children from six weeks old to age 12. The program combines children with developmental disabilities and typically developing children.

The Salvation Army will lease classroom space at 9501 Greenwood Ave. N. to the program for the next three years while it looks for a permanent home.

Northwest Center Kids will provide services through Aug. 27 at the Queen Anne location, then will reopen in Greenwood on Sept. 3.

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Neighborhood news roundup: brewery co-op, host families needed, volunteer drivers wanted

June 30th, 2014 by Doree

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery plans to open at 8570 Greenwood Ave. N. in January or February of 2015. It will not offer food, but is working to arrange delivery from nearby restaurants. The member-owned and operated brewery is currently fundraising and recruiting new members.

King County Senior Services is looking for volunteer drivers to help neighborhood seniors get to medical appointments. If you have a reliable vehicle, clean driving record, and some weekday availability, call 206-748-7588 or email hilaryc@seniorservices.org.

The World Affairs Council is looking for host families for one- to two-week visits by international students attending leadership programs this summer. They still need 10 families to host Mexican students from July 21-Aug. 2, one host family for a North Africa & the Middle East student from July 24-30, and three host families for Chinese students from Aug. 12-23. All the students speak English and were chosen as community leaders. Learn more online or contact Rachel at rparislambert@world-affairs.org or 206-441-5910 ext. 319.

Garbage, yard waste and recycling pick up will be on a normal schedule this Friday, July 4. The City of Seattle’s South Transfer Station is open extended hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week since the North Transfer Station closed for remodeling. The South Transfer Station is at 130 South Kenyon Street in South Park.

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Crime roundup, also lost and found

June 30th, 2014 by Doree

Julia says she found a camera at NW 87th Street and Greenwood Avenue North during the Greenwood Car Show on Saturday. If you think it’s yours, email us and we’ll put you in touch with her.

Jen tells us someone broke into her car near 52nd Street and Palatine Avenue around 4 a.m. today.

We don’t keep much in our car but they managed to take an old iPod, a car charger, an auxiliary cord and an emergency road side kit. My husband heard a car roll up to the house and idle. It sounded like the newspaper man but it was 4am so he went to the window to see what was going on and saw a white ford truck with a guy waiting in the driver seat and the other guy in our car with a flash light looking for stuff to steal. My husband opened the front door and yelled at them and they sped off. We called the cops and filed a report.

Jenny says someone stole her bike on Saturday afternoon from near Aurora Avenue North and Winona Avenue North on the edge of east Phinney and Green Lake. It’s a red Fuji Gran Tourer SE. If you’ve seen it, please call Jenny at 425-923-9425.


Beth says someone stole the leaf blower out of her Greenwood garage two weeks ago, and left a NY Giants jersey in its place. The leaf blower was an Echo brand similar to this.

Sara and Tom had their red 1999 Honda Civic 4-door stolen sometime Saturday night from 87th and Phinney Avenue North. The license plate is APR7352. If you’ve seen it, please call Sara at 206-240-9402 or Tom at 206-422-2053.


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