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

 

Reminder: City Council District 6 candidates forum is Saturday at PNA

June 2nd, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council and Phinney Neighborhood Association are hosting a candidates forum for the new Seattle City Council District 6 from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Incumbent Councilmember Mike O’Brien and challengers Catherine Weatbrook, Jon Lisbin and Stan Shaufler will answer questions on zoning, land use, development, transportation, environment, civic engagement, public safety, etc.

“The move to district elections represents one of the biggest political changes in Seattle in years,” PRCC board member Ted Inkley said in a press release. “It’s important that District residents learn the views of those who want to represent them, and equally important that the candidates hear residents’ concerns. This is especially critical given the important decisions facing City Hall during this time of rapid growth and change in Seattle.”

District 6 covers Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Ballard and Fremont. Click here for a PDF map of District 6. Click here for information on all districts.

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PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day is Saturday

May 26th, 2015 by Doree

The huge annual PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day, is coming up this Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coordinated by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the sale features more than 100 garage sales throughout the neighborhood, attracting bargain hunters from throughout the city (so be careful of extra traffic and pedestrians).

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You can check out the online interactive map to see what each seller is hoping to unload.

The PNA also hosts a flea market in the lower parking lot, at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., plus a tool sale at the PNA Tool Library at 6615 Dayton Ave. N.

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Still time to get your sale on the map for neighborhood Garage Sale Day on May 30

May 11th, 2015 by Doree

More than 100 homes will be on the official map of the PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day, set for Saturday, May 30, and coordinated by the Phinney Neighborhood Association. The PNA will produce both a printed map and an online interactive map.

This is a huge event in our neighborhood, attracting thousands of bargain hunters from around the city. The PNA also hosts a flea market in the lower parking lot, at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., plus a tool sale at the PNA Tool Library at 6615 Dayton Ave. N.

Sellers can list general and specialty items to attract buyers. Register your sale by May 23 online or call 206-783-2244.

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New Sculpture in Heart of Phinney Park, ‘As They Ran Past Each Other’

April 21st, 2015 by Doree

Artist Lance Carleton’s painted steel and stainless steel sculpture, “As They Ran Past Each Other,” is the newest installation in the Heart of Phinney Park on the west side of Phinney Avenue North and North 67th Street.

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Carleton works in steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and recycled materials. To purchase this sculpture, contact Pamela Jaynes at arts@phinneycenter.org.

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Register now for huge annual PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day on May 30

April 2nd, 2015 by Doree

The annual PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day, organized by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, is coming up on Saturday, May 30. More than 100 garage sales will take place throughout the neighborhood from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register by May 23 to get your sale on the online and paper map.

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You can also reserve a booth at the PNA’s flea market. And stop by the PNA’s Tool Library for great deals on tools.

The cost to register a garage sale is $15 for PNA members and $20 for non-members and non-profits. Flea market space can be reserved for $25 for PNA members and $30 for non-members.

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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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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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Ballard Preschool Co-Op Open House on Jan. 24

January 13th, 2015 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Cooperative, a Phinney Neighborhood Association program, is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 7503 18th Ave. NW. Parents and children can meet the teachers, view the classroom and learn more about the preschool. Please RSVP to bpc.allschoolchair@gmail.com if you will attend.

Ballard Preschool Co-op offers play-based classes for children from birth through pre-K.

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PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair is this weekend

December 3rd, 2014 by Doree

Get into the holiday spirit with this weekend’s 34th annual PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $2 for PNA members, $4 general public. Plus, please bring a can of food for the Greenwood Food Bank.

Both the Blue Building and Brick Building will be filled with more than 115 craft vendors, plus hundreds more entertainers — singers, dancers, etc. — on two stages. There’s also a quilt raffle, bake sale and lunch items for sale.

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The Winter Festival supports the PNA’s many community programs, including the PNA Hot Meal Program, before and after school childcare, the Greenwood Senior Center, the tool library, art gallery, plus community projects for neighbors in need and the Volunteers of America Food Bank of Greenwood.

Click here for the full entertainment schedule and list of every vendor and their location.

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