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

 

Neighborhood news roundup

August 7th, 2012 by Doree

Here’s a roundup of newsy tidbits from the neighborhood.

Phinney Ridge Girl Scout Annika Sovold is one of five winners in Molly Moon’s five-ingredient ice cream contest. Molly Moon’s and the Girl Scouts partnered together for the July contest called “Eat Local, Eat Organic!”

Annika called her ice cream “The Best Ice Cream You’ve Ever Put in Your Mouth.” Ingredients include honey, chocolate and cherries. You can see the five winning recipes here.

The Wing Dome, 7818 Greenwood Ave. N., recently renovated its patio to include an angled rooftop, so diners can eat outside rain or shine.

(Photo courtesy of the Wing Dome.)

The Salvation Army has named new leaders for its Seattle Temple Corps, 9501 Greenwood Ave. N.

Majors Ronald and Ronalee Fenrich are taking over for Majors David and Linda Harmon, who were appointed to The Salvation Army Western Territorial office in Long Beach, CA. The Fenrich’s most recently managed Clark County Corps in Vancouver.

(Photo courtesy The Salvation Army.)

The Seattle Temple Corps is among the largest Corps in The Salvation Army Northwest Division. It serves more than 500 families per month. Among the variety of programs and services offered to the community in North Seattle are daycare for infants and toddlers, rent/utility assistance, after-school tutoring and music lessons for kids and teens, summer camp, and holiday assistance.

The Seattle Temple Corps serves several North Seattle neighborhoods, bordered on the south by the ship canal bridge, Puget Sound on the west, and Lake Washington to the east. The area includes Seattle neighborhoods of Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Northgate, Ballard, Fremont, University District, Wallingford – and its north-most area of service is Kenmore.

The Majors have been married for 20 years and have two children.

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is now accepting applications for the fall round of the Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Small and Simple Projects Fund. The application deadline is Oct. 8.

The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching funds of up to $20,000 to support community members as they work together to build a stronger and healthier neighborhood through civic participation. Activities may be physical projects, as well as less tangible but equally significant educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening activities. To learn about the guidelines and application process, visithttp://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. To apply, groups need to register at webgrants.seattle.gov, a web-based application and fund management system.

Low-income residents will be able to double their purchasing power at some neighborhood farmers markets when using their SNAP electronic benefit transfer cards at select farmers markets through Oct. 1, including the Phinney Farmers Market.

The City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment’s “Fresh Bucks” pilot program allows SNAP EBT users to get $10 worth of Fresh Bucks per day to purchase fruits and vegetables when they purchase a minimum of $10 with their EBT card.

Fresh Bucks can be used at the following Farmer’s Markets: Phinney, Columbia City, Lake City, University District, Magnolia, Broadway, West Seattle

(The Fresh Bucks pilot program is funded by JP Morgan Chase, the Seattle Foundation, and the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

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