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20th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day is Feb. 8

January 31st, 2014 by Doree

Next Saturday, Feb. 8, is Seattle’s 20th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day when you’re encouraged to reach out to neighbors old and new and celebrate what makes your neighborhood special.

The day was the brainchild of Phinney Ridge resident Judith Wood. Thanks, Judith!

Here are ways you can celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day:

  • Plan an activity for your neighborhood such as a block party, potluck, or work party. Our website provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help you organize an activity. Once scheduled, you can post your event to the events calendar.
  • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with pools, parks, and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
  • Send Neighbor Appreciation Day e-cards to your neighbors.
  • Share a story or two about your favorite neighbors. You can post stories about great neighbors or neighborhoods on our website, or post it to our Facebook page.

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors!

In our neighborhood, Fire Station 21 at 7304 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting an open house at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8.

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Visit Fire Station 21 on Neighbor Appreciation Day Feb. 9

January 28th, 2013 by Doree

Neighbor-Appreciation-Day-2004ArtWinner-resizedThe 19th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day is on Saturday, Feb. 9. It’s a day to celebrate all our great neighbors and communities. As part of the festivities, nearly two dozen fire stations will open their doors to the community from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. so people can take a tour and get to know their firefighters better.

Besides Station 21 at 7304 Greenwood Ave. N., nearby stations celebrating that day include Green Lake Fire Station 16, 6846 Oswego Place NE; Ballard Fire Station 18, 1521 NW Market St.; Bitter Lake Fire Station 24, 401 N 130th St.; and Crown Hill Fire Station 35, 8729 15th Ave. NW.

The city’s Neighbor Appreciation Day website allows you to send an e-card to neighbors, tell a story about your favorite neighbor or what makes your neighborhood special, ideas for how to celebrate the day, and an events calendar for the day.

By the way, Neighbor Appreciation Day was first suggested to the city in 1995 by Phinney Ridge resident Judith Wood. Thanks, Judith!

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18th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day on Feb. 11

January 17th, 2012 by Doree

Celebrate the people who make our neighborhood great with Seattle’s 18th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day on Feb. 11. The event was started by Phinney Ridge’s own Judith Wood, who suggested the city set aside a day to honor great neighbors.

From the city’s press release:

  • Plan an activity for your neighborhood such as a block party, potluck, or work party. The website, www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday, provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help community members organize an activity. Once organized, the event can be posted to the online calendar atwww.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/eventsubmit.htm (the submission can be made public or private).
  • Send out Neighbor Appreciation Day greeting e-cards to your neighbors. The selection of e-cards feature artwork from past winners of the Neighbor Appreciation Day Student Art Contest.
  • Share a story or two about your favorite neighbors. Community members can visit the Neighbor Appreciation Day website to post stories about great neighbors or their neighborhood.
  • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the online calendar. Seattle Fire stations, Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers and pools, and other organizations have special Neighbor Appreciation Day events and work parties planned.

Artwork by Alex Taylor.

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Tell your neighbors how great they are

February 4th, 2011 by Doree

Next Saturday, Feb. 12, is Seattle’s annual Neighbor Appreciation Day. While we hope we tell our neighbors often how wonderful they are, it’s nice to have a special day set aside to do just that.

You can pick up free Neighbor Appreciation cards at public libraries, community centers, Neighborhood Service Centers, and the Phinney Neighborhood Association at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. You can also send an e-card.

The cards were designed by Angel Corpuz (above), a fourth-grader at Dunlap Elementary, and Grace Corsi (below), an eighth-grader at Hamilton International Middle School. You can check out the rest of the award winners from the Neighbor Appreciation Day Student Art Contest here.

Neighbor Appreciation Day started right here in Phinney Ridge, when Judith Wood wanted to create some kind of special way to thank her amazing neighbors, who often babysat her children on a moment’s notice. The Department of Neighborhoods created Neighbor Appreciation Day in 1995.

The city encourages everyone to think big on how to celebrate your neighbors, by organizing a block party or work party. The website provides ideas and templates to help you organize your event. You can also share your story of great neighbors.

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