Pinehurst Neighborhood Snapshot

Department of Neighborhoods has made snapshots of Seattle neighborhoods. Pinehurst is included in the Northgate snapshot. You can see statistics about Northgate and how it compares to city-wide statistics. You can also see a compilation of neighborhood concerns. Check it out here:

Here is a snippet of part of the page:

World Dance Party – Little Brook

North Helpline Open House

Please join North Helpline for its annual Open House in Lake City on Wednesday, August 29th from 5 to 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet staff, learn about North Helpline’s wins and challenges, and enjoy time with your neighbors.  Bring the whole family!

Grab a North Helpline passport and travel from station to station taking a tour through the warehouse and office. A staff member or volunteer will greet you at each station and invite you to answer trivia questions, play a game, and learn more about the many things they do to make sure your neighbors have food on the table and a roof overhead. After going to each station, turn in your passport and you’ll be entered to win a prize.

Thanks to the generosity of friends at Watershed Pub and Kitchen, there will be free salad and pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza?  There will also be beer and wine. Not only is this a fun social event, but by the end you will know more about the two food banks, emergency services, clinic partner Valley Cities, and the variety of people North Helpline serves.

If you haven’t met executive director Kelly Brown, this is your opportunity!

Do you have questions about your neighbors who visit the food bank?  Do you want to know more about funds and additional resources and referrals that North Helpline provides?  Would you like to hear a story about one of your grateful neighbors, and the challenges and opportunities they face? Check out the open house!

JokumFest 2018 is August 18th

Saturday, August 18th is the 16th Annual JokumFest music festival. It is held in Gary Schudie’s back yard on the south side of Northgate Way at 2021 NE Northgate Way, 3-10 PM. Complementary beverages and main dish are provided. Please bring a side dish to share. It’s very mellow and the music is great!

Seattle Municipal Court Warrant Outreach Event


Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) encourages anyone with an outstanding SMC warrant, Unpaid Tickets and Suspended Licenses to attend this Warrant Outreach event. This event will be held in the community to make it as comfortable as possible for individuals to learn about their options and meet with a public defender without the fear of arrest. Outstanding warrants and unpaid traffic tickets may make it harder to get a job, secure housing and generally move forward in life. SMC will have staff available to answer questions, schedule hearings, and share information on resources and support services available through the Court. The King County Department of Public Defense will have attorneys available to answer questions and offer advice.

In addition, we will have support citizens with representatives from the Court’s Resource Center sharing information about Social Service resources.

The Warrant Outreach event will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125.

“Providing a safe and convenient way for individuals to resolve outstanding warrants aligns with SMC’s mission while saving taxpayers money through jail cost savings”, stated SMC Presiding Judge Karen Donohue. “Attendees will learn options to resolve their case and for those who need it, how to access social services and support through the Court Resource Center.” Information on relicensing assistance will also be offered.

SMC has over 9,400 outstanding warrants. It is anticipated that many event participants will be eligible to have their warrant quashed and the case scheduled for an upcoming hearing to resolve the underlying legal issue.

The Warrant Outreach event is a collaboration between the Seattle Municipal Court, King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Human Services Department. We anticipate additional events will be scheduled in 2018.

About Seattle Municipal Court

The Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) provides a forum to resolve alleged violations of the law in a respectful, independent and impartial manner. SMC processes more cases than any other municipal court in the State of Washington with seven elected Judges and five appointed Magistrates. The Court adjudicates misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes, infractions, and civil violations authorized under the Seattle Municipal Code and certain Revised Code of Washington statutes. For more information visit:


Gary Ireland, Public Information Officer, (206) 684-8710

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

This month’s art in the park is a great big luscious strawberry collage by Anna, a young adult student of local artist Victoria Raymond ( Come see this colorful piece in the kiosk at NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork (or yours!) for the Pocket Par, please email



Street Mural Painting Party August 25th

A Pinehurst neighbor’s son signed up for a Find It! Fix It grant and it was awarded! Some of you may remember that way back in September you signed a petition in support of a street mural on 9th Ave NE and NE 115th St. Well the time has FINALLY come to turn it into a REAL thing in our neighborhood.

They have a street mural scheduled to install on August 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. They would love to invite the community to come out and help paint.  Please spread the word!

Let’s help make this a huge success!

Date: Saturday, August 25th

Time: 11- AM to 4 PM

Ways to Neighborhood Problem-Solve

Got a problem in the neighborhood?

1 – Talk to your neighbors!

Talk to your neighbors to find out if anyone else is concerned about the issue. Give people more than one way to give you feedback – through in-person meetings, over the phone, or through email.

2 – Contact your Community Engagement Coordinator

Your Community Engagement Coordinator can help you access the right resources, brainstorm solutions, and connect to community groups. They can also connect you with the best City department to address your need.

Our North End CEC is –

Thomas Whittemore


3 – Follow through

Some tasks are simple for City government to take care of, and some are more complex. That’s where the community comes in. Be prepared to take action – for example, filling out paperwork, applying for funding, or organizing a neighborhood work party.

4 – Have an open mind

Getting people and resources organized takes time. Be receptive to new ideas and different ways to improve what you’re doing. Just remember to be patient and stick with it!


– From Seattle Neighborhoods pamphlet ‘Get Informed Get Engaged Get Organized.


Hunger Intervention Program Looking for Volunteers

We are approaching the half way mark of Hunger Intervention Summer Program’s Eats Program.

They are still in need of volunteer to lead activities at their meal sites while the site supervisors are serving. This could include anything from organized sports to arts & crafts, sing-alongs, or just general playground games. If there are any specific supplies HIP can provide, don’t hesitate to reach out to Alex at

While Summer Eats is their biggest meal program during the summer, they are still always operating their Senior Meals Program, which is in desperate need of volunteers. Therefore, they are sending out a request for anyone who might be available from 11am – 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to help with set-up, serving, clean-up, or dish washing at the Lake City Community Center. If you are interested and available, please contact Alex at the above email address.

More about the Eats program here.

Idriss Mosque Neighborhood BBQ August 12

Idriss Mosque and The Islamic Center of Washington invites everyone to their 17th annual BBQ. It’s a fun event! They provide all the food, and there are lots of long tables set up in the yard so you can meet and mingle with others while you eat.

Sunday, August 12, 2018
2:00 – 5:00 pm
1420 NE Northgate Way

They extend their invitation to all friends, neighbors, religious and civic communities and leaders in the Puget Sound.  

We hope to see you there!