In addition to the Wednesday music series, here are some new Tuesday events (and one Saturday event):
Thanks to everybody who came out to the Pinehurst Community Council meeting on Tuesday!
For those who couldn’t make it, we spent a good portion of the time discussing pedestrian safety improvements around Pinehurst, particularly around the new Hazel Wolf K-8 school.
At the meeting, people shared lots of ideas about specific spots that need improvements, strategies we could use, and reasons it’s so urgent. I particularly liked the idea to make sure the Pedestrian Advisory Board is well-represented with members from North Seattle where sidewalks are missing.
We’re looking to create a group to help organize around these improvements. There’s more details in Dai’s earlier post.
We’ve created an email list where we’ll continue the discussion online though we’ll also continue to engage here on the website and in the Pinehurst Facebook Group. You can join below if you’re interested and please pass it on to your friends and neighbors!
In response to severe threats posted online earlier in the week, Councilmember Debora Juarez met with Idris Mosque board member Hisham Farajallah Thursday and issued a message in support of Seattle’s Muslim community.
“The Idris Mosque has been an important Northgate institution for over 35 years. Threats and hate speech against upstanding members of our community must be met with stronger demonstrations of solidarity and compassion.
“While it may be difficult for most Seattleites to imagine being targeted simply for exercising their First Amendment right to freedom of religion, this is not the first, second, or even the third time members of this mosque have faced violence. Speaking out against this bigotry and ignorance is everybody’s responsibility.”
King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski joined Councilmember Juarez on a tour of the mosque led by Mr. Farajallah. Over the course of the tour, Mr. Farajallah spoke on the history of the mosque, the broad ethnic and cultural diversity of its membership, and the need to correct many broadly-held misconceptions regarding the Islamic faith.
Seattle Police have increased their patrols of the area in response to the serious threats posted online. Councilmember Juarez will also join the Idris Mosque congregation for iftar on Tuesday, June 28.
A friendly reminder that Pinehurst Community Council meeting is happening tomorrow, June 21.
Our District 5 Councilperson Debora Juarez will be there to update us on the Northgate Pedestrian Bridge. To accommodate her schedule, we have changed the agenda so the Bridge will be discussed first. Debora plans to talk for about 10 minutes and take questions after that. This is a great opportunity to give your feedback and express your concern to our City Council member.
See you tomorrow, everyone!
Tuesday, June 21
Each summer, one in four kids and teens in Washington, who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year, look forward to three months without meal support. Hunger Intervention Program’s Summer Meals for Kids provides freshly made, nutritious lunches from the HIP kitchen at kid-friendly locations around the north Seattle community. HIP partners with other community organizations to offer activities at meal sites to encourage participation all summer long.
Here are locations near us. They are all open June 27 through August 26, and Monday through Friday.
Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE
Lake City Court, 12536 33rd Ave NE
Cedarvale Village, 14374 30th NE
The 2016 Sustainable NE Seattle’s Urban Farmers Group garden tour is this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. It has 9 gardens to visit that include newer gardens and others that are well established, as well as some with livestock.
There is no cost for the tour but donation jars will be available at some of the sites to help defray costs. Here is the SusNE web page.
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