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

 

Monkey Business Preschool doubles its Greenwood space

October 2nd, 2015 by Doree

Monkey Business Preschool, at 9728-B Greenwood Ave. N., recently doubled its space by expanding into a former law office next door. The expansion has allowed Monkey Business to add a Pre-K program for children ages 4-5.

The preschool still has openings in its 2-year-old program, as well as preschool classes for ages 3-5. Call 206-706-3273.

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Phinney Preschool Co-op’s Gently Used Kids Clothing and Gear Sale is Saturday

September 23rd, 2015 by Doree

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s twice-annual Gently Used Kids Clothing and Gear Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

This is for families with kids up to age 10 (and expectant parents).

The sale features gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, sports gear, car seats, swimwear, maternity wear and more. All clothes are hung by size and gender (newborn-10 yrs). Many items are half off starting at 12 p.m.

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Phinney Co-op Gently Used Kids Clothing & Gear Sale on Sept. 26

September 1st, 2015 by Doree

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s twice-annual Gently Used Kids Clothing and Gear Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

This is for families with kids up to age 10 (and expectant parents).

The sale features gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, sports gear, car seats, swimwear, maternity wear and more. All clothes are hung by size and gender (newborn-10 yrs). Many items are half off starting at 12 p.m.

If you’re looking to offload your own items for the sale, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the PNPC by Sept. 19. Email pnpckidssale@gmail.com for information about donation drop-off.

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Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s bi-annual Gently Used Kid’s Clothing & Gear Sale is March 21

February 24th, 2015 by Doree

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s bi-annual Gently Used Kid’s Clothing & Gear Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The sale is for expecting families and those with kids from newborn up to 10 years old.

Items include gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, sports gear, car seats, swimwear, maternity wear and more. All clothes are hung by size and gender. Many items will be discounted by 50 percent starting at 12 p.m.

Organizers are looking for tax-deductible donations of gently used baby and kid clothing and gear by March 13. All proceeds help support the preschool. Email pnpckidssale@gmail.com for information about donation drop-off.

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PNA Preschool Co-op needs donations for its bi-annual kids gear sale

February 19th, 2013 by Doree

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op is looking for donations for its huge bi-annual Gently Used Kid’s Clothing and Gear Sale, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, in the Brick Building. Clothing and gear for sale will include items for ages 0-10, plus maternity. Items include gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, sports gear, car seats, swimwear and maternity wear.

Admission is free. All clothes are hung by size and gender. Fifty-percent discounts on many items begins at 12 p.m.

If you’d like to donate items your family has outgrown, email pnpckidssale@gmail.com for information about donation drop-off. Donations need to be made by March 10.

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Bumps & Babies Fair spring sale at Bitter Lake Community Center

April 9th, 2012 by Doree

The Bumps & Babies Fair Spring Sale is on April 14-15 at the Bitter Lake Community Center Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N. The twice-yearly boutique and consignment event features thousands of new and gently used kids’ clothes, toys and baby gear.

The sale is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Bring your own bags or baskets. Cash preferred, but credit cards will be accepted (but not checks). Sales tax will be added.

New this year, Seattle Gymnastics Academy will have a children’s play area set up.

Photo by J. Shelton Photography.

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Ridge Romp kids get cozy with reptiles

March 6th, 2011 by Dale

Scott Petersen, better known as The Reptile Man, brought a menagerie of reptiles to the Phinney Center for Ridge Romp on Saturday, building comfort and a better understanding of some often misunderstood and feared creatures.  

Kids laughed, shrieked with glee and eagerly reached out to touch an albino python, a tortoise and an alligator who he made fall asleep on command.

I learned a few new things too, including that there is a boa constrictor that lives in Washington State, the rubber boa. It uses its tail like a second head to confuse predators and distract prey.

While he held onto many of the reptiles, he got the kids involved too. Here they are holding an albino python and touching the rock-hard shell of a tortoise.

The Ridge Romp has two more musical acts, Ay, Margarita! with Mirta Wymerszberg on April 2 and The Harmonica Pocket on May 7.

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Sign up for PNA Kids! summer camps

March 15th, 2010 by Doree

PNA Kids! is now signing up children for its summer programs, including the second year of its preschool summer camps.

After the success of its first year, PNA Kids! will once again be offering Preschool Summer Camp at its Whittier site from July 6th – August 27th. The preschool staff has pulled together a great summer curriculum that includes engaging activities and fun for all preschoolers ages 3 – 5. “A Green Thumb” and “Kids in the Kitchen” are just two of the weekly themes this year. For kids 5 – 12, our Summer Safari is the way to go with two locations at the Phinney Center and Whittier Elementary. Daily field trips and themes such as “Travels in Time” and “Go! Go! Go! In the H2O” will keep the kids entertained. Check it out online or come by the Phinney Center and pick up a brochure.

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Kids gear sale rolls out the deals

March 13th, 2010 by Dale

Dozens of parents lined up for the Kid’s Clothing and Gear Sale hosted by Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op today at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

There were plenty of deals on everything from clothing (organized by ages 0-10), to shoes, toys, car seats and more.

The sale goes until 1 p.m. today and if you’re reading this in time, there will be 50% discounts on many items starting at noon.

If you miss this event, there will be another kids gear sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 10, hosted by the 65th Street Co-op at the same location.

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