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PNA Home Fair exhibitor applications now available

November 18th, 2015 by Doree

Exhibitor applications are now available for the PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair on Jan. 31.

Unlike bigger home shows, the PNA Home Fair features local businesses in a neighborhood setting that brings our exhibitors back year after year. Our attendees want to hire local businesses and value the one-on-one conversations possible at an event with 80-90 exhibitors. Our exhibitors and presenters include general and specialty contractors, architects, suppliers, designers, landscape professionals, non-profit groups, and permitting agencies. Exhibitors will leave the fair with new contacts and homeowners will have the information they need to move forward on their home improvement projects.

This year’s theme is Smaller Living, Larger Life –incorporating a wide range of ideas including living in a smaller footprint, decluttering and simplifying, expanding outdoor living space, or shifting part of the home into income generating or multi-generational space for family.

Apply online by December 1st at: http://phinneycenter.org/forms/homefair/

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Preserve and Gather café opens today in Greenwood

November 18th, 2015 by Doree

Preserve and Gather, a new café at NW 85th Street and 6th Avenue NW, opened its doors today. The café offers coffee, tea, baked goods, cured meats and cheeses, plus preserves, pickles and spreads.

The café will be open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

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Woodland Park Players auditions for ‘Oklahoma’ are on Thursday and Saturday

November 17th, 2015 by Doree

The new neighborhood theater group Woodland Park Players is holding auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical “Oklahoma” this week. Auditions are from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 1-3 p.m. Saturday at West Woodland Elementary, 5601 4th Ave. NW.

Rehearsals will be in January, February and March, with performances March 18-19 at Ballard High School.

Woodland Park Players is looking for anyone over the age of 18 with all levels of experience, including no experience at all. See their website for more information and audition signups.

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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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