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

 

More than 100 registered yard sales at Saturday’s Garage Sale Day

May 19th, 2016 by Doree

Saturday is the huge PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day, where about a hundred houses in our neighborhood will be hosting garage/yard sales. It’s sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, which has put together a map of all registered sales (the map is not online yet, but will be up before Saturday morning).

Plus there’s a special flea market and tool sale at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.; you can recycle electronics with InterConnection; you can shred up to four boxes of paper with Seadrunar Recycling’s shredding truck from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; AND you can swap plants, pots and tools, or pick up some new plants for free. Plus Master Gardeners and Composters will be on hand to answer your questions.

At the end of the day, bring anything leftover to the PNA to donate to Goodwill or Salaam Cultural Museum, a Fremont-based nonprofit organization providing aid and supplies to Syrian refugees.

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Magic show refugee fundraiser this afternoon at PNA

December 22nd, 2015 by Doree

Just a reminder that magician Evan Reynolds is hosting a family-friendly Refugee Fundraiser Show at 3 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. His special guest is Luz from Duo Finelli, who just returned from working at a Syrian refugee camp in Greece as part of Clowns Without Borders.

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Anyone who donates to the International Rescue Committee can attend (there’s no minimum donation amount; just tell them at the door that you donated or show your donation receipt). All proceeds go to the IRC (performers are donating their time and the PNA has donated the space).

Reserve your free tickets here.

You can find updated information on the event’s Facebook page.

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PNA Home Fair exhibitor applications now available

November 18th, 2015 by Doree

Exhibitor applications are now available for the PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair on Jan. 31.

Unlike bigger home shows, the PNA Home Fair features local businesses in a neighborhood setting that brings our exhibitors back year after year. Our attendees want to hire local businesses and value the one-on-one conversations possible at an event with 80-90 exhibitors. Our exhibitors and presenters include general and specialty contractors, architects, suppliers, designers, landscape professionals, non-profit groups, and permitting agencies. Exhibitors will leave the fair with new contacts and homeowners will have the information they need to move forward on their home improvement projects.

This year’s theme is Smaller Living, Larger Life –incorporating a wide range of ideas including living in a smaller footprint, decluttering and simplifying, expanding outdoor living space, or shifting part of the home into income generating or multi-generational space for family.

Apply online by December 1st at: http://phinneycenter.org/forms/homefair/

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PEPS groups starting in fall in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood

August 13th, 2015 by Doree

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) groups are starting again in the fall at two locations in Phinney Ridge and one in Greenwood. (Newborn Groups are available for registration at any time.)

Second Time Around runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 8-Nov. 17, 11 am – 12:30 pm at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.; and from 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 9-Nov. at Illumination Learning Studio, 7720 Greenwood Ave. N.

Second Time Around is a PEPS Group that focuses on the newborn in a family that has one or more older children. One parent attends with the newborn 0-4 months old. Group participants meet, share and learn in facilitated sessions with a trained leader. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a discussion topic. Meetings also include break time for informal socializing and connecting with other parents. The program fee for Second Time Around is $155 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/seattle/second-time-around.

Baby Peppers meets from 12-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2-Nov. 11; and from 12-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 23-Dec. 10, both at the Phinney Center.

Baby Peppers is a PEPS group for one parent and their older baby, ages 5-12 months. Group participants meet, share and learn in facilitated sessions with a trained leader. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a discussion topic. Meetings also include break time for informal socializing and connecting with other parents. The program fee for Baby Peppers is $155 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/seattle/baby-peppers

Little Peppers will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 29-Dec. 8, at All That Dance, 320 N. 85th St.

Little Peppers is designed for families with two children ages 3 and under. Group participants meet, share and learn in sessions led by a professional facilitator, who is assisted by a trained Wondersitter childcare provider. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a discussion topic. Babies and children remain in the room with their parents for the entire meeting – which makes for quite a busy and exciting time! The program fee for Little Peppers is $200 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/seattle/little%20peppers.

Expectant parents can learn more about PEPS at drop-in While You’re Waiting sessions at the Phinney Center at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 and Oct. 14.

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Women’s World Cup live on the big screen at Phinney Center

June 10th, 2015 by Doree

Once again the Phinney Neighborhood Association is showing select live games of the World Cup on a huge screen. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help pay for the 14-by-8-foot screen and projector. Suggested donations are $3 per game for adults, $2 per game for children under 18, and $10 per game for families of four or more. Entry is first come, first seated.

Games are shown in Community Hall in the Brick Building, on North 67th Street and Dayton Avenue North; enter through the PNA’s lower parking lot.

The following games will be shown:

  • June 16, 5 p.m. – USA vs. Nigeria
  • June 30, 4 p.m. – Semi-final
  • July 1, 4 p.m. – Semi-final
  • July 4, 1 p.m. – Third-place match
  • July 5, 4 p.m. – Final

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Free tax preparation at Phinney Center through April 18

February 4th, 2015 by Doree

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services at 25 locations throughout King County, including the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., through April 18. The free service is for households making less than $60,000. While there, taxpayers also can get information on one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Tax preparation is provided from 5-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. No appointment is needed. (If you are filing with your spouse, you both must be present to e-file.)

You must bring:

  • Social Security card/ITIN letters for everyone on the return
  • Photo ID
  • All tax statements, such as W-2 form, 1099 form, SSA-1099 form, etc.

It’s recommended you also bring your bank account number and routing number for direct deposit of refunds, and a copy of last year’s tax return.

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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.

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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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Theme of Sunday’s PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair is ‘Get Connected’

January 20th, 2015 by Doree

The annual PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair is this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The theme is “get connected.” Admission is $4 for PNA members, $6 for non-members.

This is your chance to meet local professionals such as architects, contractors, interior designers, plumbers, etc., and get advice on permits, solar power and how to make technological improvements to make your home more efficient.
Throughout the day there will be presentations on sustainability and green building, and perennial favorites such as “How to Work with an Architect” and “How to Hire a Contractor.”

Check the home fair website for a complete presentation schedule.

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PNA Business Group invites neighborhood business owners to business social on Wednesday

January 19th, 2015 by Doree

The PNA Business Group is inviting neighborhood business owners to a business social from 12-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at The Yard Café, 8313 Greenwood Ave. N.

Woodland Park Zoo’s Director of Marketing & Corporate Relations, Jim Bennett, will share tips and tools to help business owners prepare their marketing budget for 2015.

There will be a brief presentation followed by Q&A where Jim will cover:

  • How to determine your budget.
  • How to make the most of your community involvement.
  • Common, yet often overlooked costs.
  • Best ways to advertise and take advantage of promotions.
  • Ways to make the most of discounts.

You are to pay for your own food/drink. Entry is free for PNA Business Members. If you are not already a Business Member but would like to become one to attend our events for free, please join here. Please RSVP by Monday, January 19 to amyb@phinneycenter.org.

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