Camera Found – Pinehurst Pocket Park

Found – a camera was found on a table in the Pinehurst Pocket Park. Please Call 206-963-1826 to identify.

Pinehurst Community Council Meeting Wednesday 6/24

PinehurstLogoReminder – everyone is invited to our community council meeting this Wednesday, June 24th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Pinehurst Shelterhouse in Pinehurst Playfield. Come meet your neighbors!

Wednesday, June 24
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Pinehurst Playfield: 12029 14th Ave NE

Agenda:
Pinehurst School Safety Project
Northgate Pedestrian/Bike Bridge
Pinehurstfest 2015!
NE 130th Street LINK Light Rail Station

Buy Nothing Event at Pinehurstfest

To introduce the Buy Nothing Project to folks who haven’t heard of it, we’re hosting an event at Pinehurstfest. See flyer below for details. So start collecting toys and kids’ books to give (though you don’t have to give any to take any).

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Free Lunch for Kids This Summer

HIP

 

Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is providing free lunches to anyone 18 years and younger at many locations around Seattle this summer. There’s no need to sign up or show any proof of income. These lunches are for any child who is 18 years or younger.

HIP’s Summer Meals for Kids provides freshly made, nutritious lunches including fresh fruits and vegetables from the HIP kitchen at kid-friendly locations around the north Seattle community. HIP partners with other community organizations to offer fun and safe activities at meal sites to encourage participation all summer long.

From Monday through Friday June 18 until August 28, free sack lunches meeting the federal requirements for the USDA Summer Food Service Program are served at the following sites:

Lake City Court
Address:  12536 33rd Ave. NE
Lunch: 12 – 1 pm

Lake City Community Center
Address: 12531 28th Ave NE
Lunch: 12 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Snack: 3 – 3:30 pm

Nathan Hale High School – Next to the track
Address: 10750 30th Ave NE
Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Cedarvale Village
Address: 11050 8th Ave NE
Lunch: 12 – 1 pm

Jackson Park Community Building
Address: 14374 30th Ave NE
Lunch: 12 – 1 pm
Afternoon Snack: 4:30 – 5 pm (Monday – Thursday, 6/22 – 7/30)

For information about Hunger Intervention, see HungerIntervention.org or call 206-538-6567. For more lunch locations, call 1-888-4-FOOD-WA.

 

 

 

 

Pinehurst Picks

This not-so-little goat is on the roof over the front door of a home. It reminds me of once seeing real goats grazing on the ‘living roof’ of a building in Michigan.

Please feel free to send in photos of art – or anything unexpected and fun – you see on your walks around the neighborhood to info@pinehurstseattle.org.

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Personal Safety for Children – Part 2

Multi ethnic kids having a great time playing together.

Multi ethnic kids having a great time playing together.

This is the second of a three part series on personal safety for children. It’s put out by Seattle Police Department’s Crime Prevention section. Establishing a system of family rules about personal safety can be a good way to teach children to distinguish between safe and non-safe situations. Part 1 was a set of suggestions for ‘inside rules’. Part 2 is ‘outside rules’, and part 3 will be ‘bad guy rules’.

Outside rules –

  • Establish a system of accountability. Learn the full names of your kids’ friends, their parents’ names, addresses and phone numbers. Check to verify the accuracy if you get the information from your kids. When your kid is at a friend’s home, who else is present? parents? older kids? other neighbors? no one?
  • Know your child’s routes to and from school, play and errands. Insist they stick to the same route – no shortcuts! If you have to look for them, you will know where to begin.
  • Kids should be taught never to go anywhere with anyone without parental permission. This includes getting permission a second time if plans change and calling to check before going from one friend’s home to another location.
  • Kids should never play in isolated areas of parks or playgrounds, and should avoid public restrooms, building sites and dark or lonely streets.
  • Teach kids alternatives; if they are bothered or followed on the playground, walking to friend’s home, school or store, where do they go? Walk these common routes with your child and look for choices. Can they go back into the school, into a store or business (kids are reluctant to enter a strange store or business unless you give them permission), into a fire station or approach someone doing yard work?
  • Knocking on the door of a stranger is a last resort. If they have no other choice they should look for a house with a light on (at night) or toys in the yard if possible and ask the homeowner to ‘Please call the police; someone is bothering me,’ but not to go inside the house.
  • Kids’ best defenses are their voices and their legs. Teach them to run away from someone who is bothering them while yelling to attract as much attention as is possible.
  • Teach kids not to approach cars that stop to ask for help. Most legitimate adults would not ask a young child for directions anyway. If the car follows them or the driver gets out they should run away and yell.

Northgate Community Center Birthday Party

Save the date for a birthday party July 8th! There’s live music, hot dogs, cake and more. See flyer below.

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Pinehurstfest Music 2015

We’re got the music lineup for this year’s summer festival, Pinehurstfest set. And another reminder to save the date! Saturday, July 18th, 2-5pm.

  • Brian Butler
  • Papa Bear Band w/Jack Cook
  • Buffalo Clancy

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Pinehurst Picks

The square hole in this huge hedge has always fascinated me. Do you know where it is?

Please feel free to send in photos of art – or anything unexpected and fun – you see on your walks around the neighborhood to info@pinehurstseattle.org.

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June 24th Pinehurst Community Council Meeting

Join your neighbors for a Pinehurst Community Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 24th from 7-8:30 pm at Pinehurst Shelterhouse in Pinehurst Playfield.

Wednesday, June 24
at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Pinehurst Playfield: 12029 14th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125

Agenda:
Pinehurst School Safety Project
Northgate Pedestrian/Bike Bridge
Pinehurstfest 2015
NE 130th Street LINK Light Rail Station