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Haven’t done The Gumshoe yet? Try ‘Procrastishoe’ Sunday afternoon

August 7th, 2015 by Doree

If you purchased your entry form for the 10th annual Gumshoe 5K Walk but haven’t had time to do the detective walk through the neighborhood yet, never fear, there’s a special group walk just for you. And they call it “Procrastishoe.”

A group of Gumshoers on the detective walk this week.

A group of Gumshoers on the detective walk this week.

It’s not too late to finish the 10th annual Gumshoe 5K FUNdraising walk and enter the prize drawing for one of ten $100 gift cards from local businesses. The event continues through this weekend.

If you are a master at dragging your feet or a slowpoke who lets things slide until the last minute, join fellow procrastinators at Ken’s Market at 3 PM Sunday, August 9, to do the Gumhoe in a group. No entry form? Buy one at Ken’s. The Answer Man will follow the troop providing helpful hints and smart ass comments. You’ll finish in time to submit your entry form for the prize drawing that takes place that evening AND you’ll meet new people, explore unfamiliar (perhaps) parts of the neighborhood and get some exercise for both brain and body.

The Gumshoe is a FUNdraising detective walk held every summer in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods — an annual event that has raised over $38,000 for the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA and Greenwood Food Bank since it took its first steps (pun intended) in 2005!

Entry forms are $20 or $15 each if you purchase two or more together. Buy them at Ken’s Market, the Phinney Center, Starbucks (on Phinney) and Couth Buzzard Books. Solve the clues to discover the route and have fun. To learn more, check out the Gumshoe website at http://dothegumshoe.org.

The Answer Man is punctual, so don’t be late!

Note: The Gumshoe is a PhinneyWood sponsor.

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Annual Spoke & Food biking and dining fundraising event is Tuesday

July 24th, 2015 by Doree

Tuesday, July 28, is the annual Spoke & Food fundraising event, where people are encouraged to bike to participating restaurants and breweries, where 20 percent of their bill will be donated to the non-profit road safety group Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.

While you’re encouraged to ride your bike, it’s not required. Each participating establishment will donate 20 percent of their total sales from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.

The goals of Spoke & Food are to improve local community by creating an event that people can do in their own neighborhoods; to promote a healthy lifestyle; to improve Seattle’s regard for its environment; to showcase how easy it is to use bicycles for everyday activities; and to help raise funds for a deserving non-profit.

You can find the full list of participating venues online. Those in our neighborhood include The Barking Dog Alehouse and Razzi’s Pizzeria.

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Gumshoe detective walk needs ‘test drivers’

June 24th, 2015 by Doree

The annual fundraising Gumshoe 5K Walk returns July 31-Aug. 9, taking participants on a scenic and fun walk through our neighborhood while looking for clues to complete the form for a chance to win prizes from neighborhood businesses. Since 2005, the Gumshoe has raised more than $38,000 for three Greenwood non-profits — Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Food Bank and Greenwood Elementary School PTA.

The event has been streamlined this year – dropping the Eatsy Street and GumShop photo clue “games within the game” — and now has additional administrative support from the Phinney Neighborhood Association, said Mike Veitenhans, who organizes the event and is known as the Gumshoe Answer Man that participants can call when they can’t figure out a clue.

Veitenhans is looking for two volunteers to “test drive” this year’s walk, which involves solving the draft clues while Veitenhans follows along and takes notes so he can tweak the clues into their final form. In return for their time and since they’ve done the walk, the volunteers will receive free Gumshoe entry forms and are eligible to win one of 10 $100 gift cards to local businesses being offered as prizes this year.

If you’d like to be a “test driver,” email AnswerMan@DoTheGumshoe.org.

(Note: The Gumshoe is a PhinneyWood sponsor.)

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Phinney Neighborhood Chorus raises entire year’s budget for Haiti school in one night

June 22nd, 2015 by Doree

More than 200 people attended Saturday’s Phinney Neighborhood Chorus concert to raise funds for the George Marcellus School in Haiti, raising $7,620 – enough to cover the school’s entire budget for one year.

The chorus’s motto is “Sing local, act global.”

The school’s annual budget is $6,582. Of that, $4,902 is budgeted for teacher salaries, $180 for school supplies, and $1,500 for one meal per day for each child (sometimes their only meal of the day).

The chorus has raised more than $90,000 for two Haitian schools in 12 years.

Online donations are still accepted through the Mona Foundation.

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Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus concert June 20 to benefit school in Haiti

June 9th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus presents its annual concert to benefit the George Marcellus School in Haiti at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N.

The chorus will sing a program of mostly a cappella modern and not-so-modern folk music from around the world, including Haiti, South Africa, Sweden, the Republic of Georgia and southern France. The chorus’s mission is to “sing local, act global.”

We sing for free, on behalf of the George Marcellus School in one of the poorest areas of rural Haiti. Donations are much appreciated. We hope to raise the entire $6,500 budget that the school needs for teacher salaries and providing each student one meal a day. 100% of funds raised will go to the school through the Mona Foundation, a Kirkland-based non-profit 501(c)3 that supports universal education.

Refreshments will be served.

Please join us for a fun evening of good singing in a good cause.

Donations can be made here.

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PNA Wine Taste coming up Feb. 28

January 26th, 2015 by Doree

The annual PNA Wine Taste is from 7:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Admission gets you your choice of 10 tastes of wine, appetizers and live music by One Planet Jazz. The wine store also will be open for you to purchase bottles to take home.

2015 wine taste poster-resized

Tickets are $25 for PNA members, $30 general public, and $10 for designated drivers.

Confirmed wineries as of Jan. 26:

  • Airfield Estates
  • Animale
  • Avennia Wine
  • Cooper Wine Company
  • Crucible Wines
  • Domanico Cellars
  • Eight Bells Winery
  • Elevation Cellars
  • Falling Rain Wines
  • Nota Bene Cellars
  • Parejas Cellars
  • Two Mountain Winery

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Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is TODAY! Eat out to help the hungry

October 8th, 2014 by Doree

The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is today (Wednesday), raising money for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program. Dine at any of the 33 neighborhood restaurants, pubs or coffee shops any time today, and a portion of the sales will be donated to the program. Grab a coffee and pastry for breakfast, have lunch with your co-workers, then take the family out for dinner.

Participating businesses will have a colorful whirligig sign outside. And you can check the full list here.

If you’re not able to eat out today but still want to support the Hot Meal Program, you can send a check to the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.

PigOut-resized

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Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is next Wednesday

October 2nd, 2014 by Doree

The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is coming up next Wednesday, Oct. 8. Dine at any of the 33 neighborhood restaurants, pubs or coffee shops any time that day, and a portion of the sales will be donated to the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program. Participating businesses will have a colorful whirligig sign outside. And you can check the full list here.

If you’re not able to eat out that day but still want to support the Hot Meal Program, you can send a check to the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.

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Phinney Center kicks off accessibility capital campaign next Wednesday

September 25th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is beginning a new capital campaign, this time aimed at accessibility in the Brick Building, which doesn’t have an elevator.

The campaign’s kickoff is from 6-8 p.m. next Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Brick Building’s Community Hall, with refreshments, a building tour, and more information about the renovations planned. Please RSVP to Amy Besunder, PNA development director, at amyb@phinneycenter.org so they can plan enough food and drink.

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