January 17th, 2014 by Doree
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
January 7th, 2014 by Doree
The 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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- In the Red Wine Bar
- Kalbi Grill Express
- Makeda Coffee
- The Olive and Grape
- Oliver’s Twist
- The Park Pub
- Red Mill Burgers
- Ridge Neighborhood Pizza
- Razzi’s Pizza
- Santa Fe Café
- Tangerine Thai
- Teachers Lounge
- Tim’s Tavern
- Stumbling Goat
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.
July 15th, 2013 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Summer Beer Taste is back this Saturday with the motto “Big Beertha – No Boring Beers.” (It’s a take-off on the huge tunneling machine for the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which has been nicknamed Bertha.)
Tickets are $25 for PNA members, $30 for non-members. For that you’ll get 10 tastes from your choice of 20 breweries, plus brats from Barking Dog Alehouse, Ridge Pizza and pub snacks. Music provided by Sidesaddle Cowboy. Check out the website for the list of all breweries participating.
The Summer Beer Taste is from 4-7 p.m. in the lower parking lot at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
June 11th, 2013 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for a skilled craftsperson to assist with occasional projects and renovations.
We do many small renovation and repair projects in-house. We build walls, drywall (mud, tape and paint), install cabinetry and trim, hang doors and mount hardware, do minor plumbing and electrical, tiling, build signs and glazing. We do exterior and interior painting and wood restoration.
We have several part-time and on-call staff who share this workload. This would be a flexible, on-call, position, ideal for someone who enjoys this type of work, has high standards, and likes to see a project from inception to completion. We emphasize quality over production.
To receive the job announcement with more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org To apply for the position, send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by June 21 at 5 pm.
June 4th, 2013 by Doree
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, will lead a conversation about human trafficking from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The free discussion is called “Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads.”
The conversation will be led by State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and offers historical, cultural, socioeconomic and public-policy perspectives on human trafficking. The event will explore complex questions related to the ethics and policy around this issue, past and present. It will address misconceptions about human trafficking, confronting the fact that human trafficking is a billion-dollar, global industry. Its focus will be primarily on sex trafficking and how and why it happens in this area. Historical accounts, films and current events will be used to provide context. Finally, the event will examine what is being done to intervene and prevent human trafficking, including new laws, innovative law enforcement approaches and actions being taken by human-rights groups.