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


Registration open for PNA Garage Sale Day on May 17

April 25th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association‘s Garage Sale Day is on Saturday, May 17. The deadline to register yard sales to be included on the special map is May 10.

Clean out your closets for PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day on May 17th. Visit phinneycenter.org/garagesale or call (206) 783-2244 by May 10th to register your yard sale or reserve a space at the Phinney Center flea market. Registered sales will be listed on the official Garage Sale Day map, available May 16th. New this year, SpatialDev has designed an interactive online map of all sale location which will allow you to sort for categories, get directions and enhance your selling experience. PNA will provide a print map as well.

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Grab your glad rags and come to the Roaring 20s auction at the PNA

April 17th, 2014 by Doree

Get all dolled up in your swankiest 1920′s attire for the annual PNA auction from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.

You can get a sneak peek at some of the hundreds of items to bid on, including vacations to Puerta Vallarta and Las Vegas, Zoo Tunes season tickets, gift certificates to neighborhood restaurants and shops, and the ever-popular dinner with the Defenders of Greenwood at Fire Station 21.

Cost is $55 per person (or $75 at the patron level). Reserve a table for 10 for $550/$750. You can buy your tickets online, in person at the PNA, or call 206-783-2244.


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Phinney Center seeks new Development Director

March 10th, 2014 by Doree

Ann Bowden is retiring as Development Director of the Phinney Neighborhood Association. She has been instrumental in the PNA’s successful Capital Campaign, which has raised millions to renovate the campus and its buildings and bring the Blue Building up to ADA standards with its new elevator. Congratulations on your retirement, Ann!

So, the PNA is seeking a new Development Director. Click here for a complete job description.

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Blood Drive at the Phinney Center today

January 17th, 2014 by Doree

Puget Sound Blood Center is holding a blood drive from 1-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. today (Friday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Walk-ins are welcome.

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‘Big Wet Dog’ in Heart of Phinney Park

January 16th, 2014 by Doree

The latest sculpture to take up residence in the Heart of Phinney Park at North 67th Street and Greenwood Avenue North is “Big Wet Dog” by local artist Matt Babcock.


It is made from powder coated steel. Babcock’s goal as a sculptor is to do a lot with a little, creating complex, changing impressions using simple forms and materials. He takes inspiration from the structure and behavior of his subjects. He makes public art because he believes that public spaces reflect the ways communities and individuals think of themselves in relation to others and to the larger world. To see more of Matt Babcock’s art, visit www.mattbabcock.com.

This sculpture is for sale, if interested contact arts@phinneycenter.org

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PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair on Jan. 26

January 7th, 2014 by Doree

homefair2014_poster-resizedThe annual PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair on Sunday, Jan. 26, will bring together about 85 professionals to help homeowners with any remodeling project. Contractors, architects, suppliers, designers, landscape professionals, non-profit groups and permitting agencies will fill the Phinney Center’s three floors.

The fair is a good place to get ideas for projects big and small, ask questions about permitting requirements, and find a good designer or contractor.

The fair also hosts a full day of short presentations and panel discussions, from the basics of backyard cottages to “How to Work with an Architect” and “How to Hire a Contractor.”

The PNA Home Design and Remodel Fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Phinney Center’s Blue Building, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets at the door are $4 for PNA members, $6 general; children 12 and under are free.

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Community raises more than $13,000 for Greenwood family that lost everything in house fire

December 17th, 2013 by Doree

The community has rallied around a Greenwood family of three that lost nearly everything in a house fire on Dec. 2. An online fund set up to help the family had an initial goal of raising $10,000. Today it stands at $12,334.

And Phinney Neighborhood Association Executive Director Lee Harper tells us that Winter Festival participants on Dec. 7-8 donated an additional $1,035 to help the family get back on their feet.

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PNA Village looking for volunteer drivers

December 11th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Village program is recruiting volunteer drivers to escort senior citizens to various destinations, such as doctor appointments and running errands.

The PNA Village, a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, is a community group dedicated to supporting people in the Phinney-Greenwood area who choose to stay in their homes and neighborhoods while staying active and engaged as they age.

We need volunteer drivers to transport members to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, just-for-fun outings and more. Volunteers choose when and how often they drive. Trips are usually within the Phinney/Greenwood/Ballard area.

If you’d like to give some of your time and energy to help people remain happily in their own homes as they age, please volunteer to be a driver. Contact Liz at (206)789-1217 or lizw@phinneycenter.org for more information.

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More than 100 artist and craft vendors at this weekend’s PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair

December 4th, 2013 by Doree

The 33rd annual PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair is Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. There will be constant live entertainment by hundreds of musicians and dancers, 115 artists and craft vendors, lunch food and treats for sale. Check out the full entertainment schedule here.


Admission is $2 for PNA members, $4 general, children 12 and under are free. Please also bring a can of food to donate to the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank.

While you’re there, consider picking up a tag from the Giving Tree to help local children and families in need. The PNA is sponsoring two more Giving Trees, at the Greenwood Senior Center (525 N. 85th St.) and Umpqua Bank (7120 Greenwood Ave. N).

(PhinneyWood is a sponsor of the Winter Festival.)

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Santa pictures at Phinney Center on Thursday to raise money for homeless, food banks

December 4th, 2013 by Doree

The Seattle Santa will be at the Phinney Neighborhood Association on Thursday afternoon posing for free pictures and asking for donations to help the homeless and local food banks.

Pictures are from 4-6:30 p.m. at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 5. Bring your own camera/phone. It’s free, but please consider making a donation to help local food banks and homeless causes that The Seattle Santa and Mrs. Claus support.

Santa (actually a Greenwood resident named Dan) and Mrs. Claus will be handing out candy canes too. Check out details and pictures from past The Seattle Santa events here.

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PNA’s Beer Taste still in the running for Saturday

November 5th, 2013 by Doree

The election may be over, but “Beer for Mayor” is still in the running for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual Beer Taste from 7-10 p.m. Saturday.


Sample more than 50 beers and hard ciders, including Fremont Bonfire Winter Ale, Naked City Wild Cherry Barrel Aged Sour, Lantern Blanche Canneberge, Maritime Pacific Dead Wreakening IPA, and NW Peaks Snowfield Ale, to name just a few.

Tickets are $25 for PNA members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for designated drivers. The special $60 preview tasting at 6:15 p.m. includes a commemorative glass, sliders, slaw, a $25 tax-deductible donation and no crowds. Your ticket gets you 10 tastes and pub snacks, plus there’s a silent auction of beer paraphernalia. Tickets available online, along with a complete list of all microbrewies pouring that night.

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Pig Out To end hunger next Wednesday

October 2nd, 2013 by Doree

The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is next Wednesday, Oct. 9, where you’re encouraged to eat out early and often all day long to help raise money for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program.

The program feeds 150-200 meals three days a week to those in need. The program receives grants from the city and donated food and lots of volunteer help, but it’s not enough. That’s where the Pig Out comes in. Thirty neighborhood restaurants, coffee shops and pubs will donate a portion of their sales that day to the Hot Meal Program. So you can have coffee and a pastry in the morning, take your colleagues out to lunch, and then go out for dinner with the family or drinks in the evening and it all counts.

Last year’s Pig Out raised more than $5,000.

Participating restaurants:

  • 74th Street Ale House
  • The Angry Beaver
  • A la Mode Pies
  • Baranof Restaurant
  • Barking Dog Ale House
  • Blue Glass
  • Blue Bird Ice Cream
  • Diggity Dog
  • Fresh Flours
  • Gainsbourg
  • In the Red Wine Bar
  • Kalbi Grill Express
  • Kouzina
  • Makeda Coffee
  • Martino’s
  • The Olive and Grape
  • Oliver’s Twist
  • The Park Pub
  • Prost!
  • Red Mill Burgers
  • Ridge Neighborhood Pizza
  • Razzi’s Pizza
  • Santa Fe Café
  • Tangerine Thai
  • Teachers Lounge
  • Tim’s Tavern
  • Stumbling Goat
  • Wingdome
  • Yanni’s

Metropolis is donating balloons to mark all participating restaurants that day.

If you can’t eat out that day but want to make a direct donation, please send a check to: PNA, Hot Meal Program, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.

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