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


Cancer Lifeline’s 40th anniversary celebration luncheon on March 21

February 13th, 2013 by Doree

Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave. N., on the east side of Phinney Ridge, is hosting its 40th anniversary celebration and fundraising luncheon at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Westin Seattle downtown.

The keynote speaker is Debra Jarvis, author of the book “It’s Not About the Hair.” A minimum donation of $150 will be requested at the event. Proceeds benefit Cancer Lifeline’s work to support people affected by cancer.

You can find more details and register online, or call 206-832-1273.

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Benefit Wednesday for Phinney Ridge restaurant server who suffered a stroke

January 15th, 2013 by Doree

Catherine (Cat), who is a server at 74th Street Ale House and Prost! in Phinney Ridge, suffered a stroke on Christmas Day. The 35-year-old faces a lot of therapy to recover and has no insurance, so friends and co-workers are hosting a benefit night this Wednesday, Jan. 16, at six locations.

74th Street Ale House’s sister locations, Hilltop Ale House in Queen Anne and Columbia City Ale House, are also participating in the fundraiser, as well as Prost!’s sister locations, Die Bierstube in Roosevelt, and Feierabend in South Lake Union. A large chunk of the proceeds from sales of food and drinks at each location will be donated to her recovery efforts, and extra donations will be accepted.

Hale’s Ale’s, Georgetown Brewery and Maritime Brewery have also donated.

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Holiday sales, toy donations and birthday wishes

December 11th, 2012 by Doree

Ballard, Greenwood and Phinney artisans and home-based businesses are gathering at a Greenwood home on Saturday to raise money for Whittier Elementary School in Ballard.

The Holiday Bazaar is from 12-3 p.m. Saturday at 313 NW 81st St., a half-block west of Greenwood Elementary School. The sale is open to the public.

Customers pay a $2 entry fee, and vendors will donate a portion of their proceeds to the PTA. They’ll also have a bake sale.

Businesses include Plover Organic (linens, pillows, tablecloths and other textiles), Driscoll Design (hand-glittered journals), Glittersweet (purses and bags), Turquoise Creative (greeting cards and fine art), Lara Cowles (totes), Crescent Moon Designs (jewelry), KHS Pottery, and kindie rock band The Not-Its! (CD’s, T-shirts).

Most vendors accept credit cards, but not all, so please bring cash, especially for the entry fee, baked goods and items from smaller vendors.

Bluebird Microcreamery, 7400 Greenwood Ave. N., is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots until Dec 18. For every toy donation, you’ll get a free scoop of ice cream.

Woodland Park Zoo is selling its “seasonal blend” of Holidoo compost, made from animal waste of nearly two dozen herbivore species at the zoo. Holidoo is available at the ZooStore in 4-gallon containers ($20), 2-gallon buckets ($12.95) or pints ($4.95).

Phinneywood resident Gabe Airth is celebrating his 12th birthday tomorrow on 12/12/12 and is hoping his friends will help him raise $1,212.12 for Seattle Public Theater, where he participates in the youth program. You can donate online (be sure and mention Gabe’s name in the comments area).

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Domino Beauty Boutique raises $1,600 for breast cancer research

September 24th, 2012 by Doree

Domino Beauty Boutique, 115 N. 85th St., Suite 101, raised $1,600 in donations from clients and friends as part of the Pink Boat Regatta, benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The regatta was on Sept. 9 at Shilshole in Ballard.

Domino’s boat placed fourth out of 16 boats in their class.

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Christ the King students raise money for Cle Elum wildfire victims

September 11th, 2012 by Doree

Students from Christ the King Catholic School in Broadview, just north of Greenwood, started off the school year with a service project to raise money for victims of this summer’s Cle Elum wildfires.

The Student Council organized a baked goods and crafts sale, and raised more than $200 for the Red Cross.

Hudson Patterson, CKS Student Council Service Chair, said in a press release, “Since Cle Elum had a fire, we felt we should raise money to help them. It felt good to help people in need.”

Christ the King’s student council.

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Fundraiser for Rickshaw employees after grease fire damaged restaurant

May 4th, 2012 by Doree

A grease fire at Rickshaw Restaurant and Lounge at 322 N. 105th St. on March 24 shut down the restaurant temporarily, but it’s taking longer than expected to make the repairs, meaning its employees are out of a paycheck.

Kathy’s Pizza, Grill & Sports Bar at 930 N. 130th St. is hosting a fundraiser for Rickshaw employees from 5 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday, May 16.

A beer pong competition, karaoke, trivia and $1 raffle tickets will raise money for employees to help make ends meet. Pizza slices will be $2, and Bud Light pitchers will be $8.

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Boys & Girls Club teens holding fundraiser for work in Haiti

February 14th, 2012 by Doree

A group of teens from the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood is hosting a fundraiser on Feb. 25 to help send a local church group to Haiti, and to raise awareness of issues that still linger there long after the massive 2010 earthquake.

It’s part of a national Boys & Girls Clubs of America project called “After the Cameras Leave.”

The Greenwood group is raising money for Epic Life Church’s “Hands on Haiti” group of 17 young adults who will go to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, in March, to help the Haitian people rebuild homes, schools and churches.

The event features Haitian appetizers and a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. It is at the Boys & Girls Club at 8635 Fremont Ave. N. from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets are $10.

To purchase tickets by phone, contact Averi at Epic Life Church, 206-552-9586. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir performs ‘Peace’ Christmas concert on Dec. 17

December 7th, 2011 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir will perform “Peace: A Soulful Christmas Celebration” from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted for the Downtown Emergency Shelter. Cookies and eggnog will be served after the concert, and childcare will be available.

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Lower Phinney/East Ballard homeowners showcasing 90+ Zimbabwean statues on Saturday for fundraiser

September 20th, 2011 by Doree

Jean and John Bolivar, board members of House of Stone, a non-profit that raises funds for disadvantaged Zimbabwean children, are hosting a garden party fundraiser on Saturday. More than 90 African statues are scattered throughout their house, and a six-foot-tall stone statue of an African mother and child is currently in their driveway.

The free garden party from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday is open to the public, at 6706 Cleopatra Pl. NW. Sculptures are priced for a variety of budgets, and there will also be crafts and jewelry from several programs that House of Stone supports.

The statues represent over 30 artists, including many from the artist colony of Tengenenge, Zimbabwe. Some of the world-famous Zimbabwean artists whose work will be shown are: Fanizani Akuda, Davison Chakawa, Josiah Manzi, Conducto Kagore, Stanford Derere as well as many lesser known artists. The show will also feature the first US showing of Goodson Mlera’s stunning statues of African women, including several large pieces over 5 feet tall. Many of the featured artists are represented in the world’s finest galleries and museums.

House of Stone was founded in 2000 by two pediatricians, Susanne Martin Herz and Arnd Herz, formerly of Seattle. They saw an opportunity to strengthen Zimbabwean communities while supporting artists and raising awareness about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Southern Africa. House of Stone primarily raises funds through the sale of Zimbabwean “Shona” sculpture – African stone sculpture from Zimbabwe is often called Shona sculpture, named after the largest tribe engaged in sculpting. In 2010, HOS helped fund a preschool for the deaf, provided education and warm meals for 270 preschoolers, supported job-skills training for vulnerable girls, and maintained programs at preschools that were under threat of closure. Past events in San Francisco helped House of Stone raise over $100,000 for vulnerable Zimbabwean children, while supporting the livelihood of Zimbabwean artists. Over 95% of funds raised go back to help the children of Zimbabwe.

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