City Council District 5 Debate 9/19

debatepngThere will be a debate between the two candidates running for the District 5 City Council seat (Sandy Brown and Debora Juarez) on Saturday September 19 at 7:30 p.m. The debate is sponsored by Town Hall and will be held at Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Avenue NE. Admission is free, but you must register to attend. You may register at this website:

Build a Worm Bin


Pinehurst Picks


Watch out little bird, that big old dragonfly is eyeing you! Anyone know where this yard art is?

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

Save the Date – Arts North Studio Tour – 9/12-13

ArtTourThe 2015 Arts North Studio Tour includes several Pinehurst artists! It is Sept. 12th & 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit eleven art studios with 37 guest artists. View artwork and artisan creations. Chat with artists, learn about the creative process. Find out if artists really do live charmed lives.

For a list of artists, addresses, a map, and links to the artists’ websites, visit

*Not all studios are equipped to take credit/debit cards so bring checks and cash along if you may want to buy some local art!

Free Trees for Neighborhoods Available

Pinehurst TreesThrough the City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods project, Seattle residents can apply for up to 4 free trees for our yard or planting strip. Participants receive trees, water bags, mulch, and planting and care instruction. While many of this year’s smaller ornamentals have sold out, there are still a number of larger conifers available, including: western red cedar, bald cypress, grand fir, Siberian spruce, and western hemlock. If you can provide them room to grow, they’ll provide you many benefits in return!

To learn more about this year’s species and to apply, please visit:

Pinehurst Pets – Ceiba Bunny


This is Ceiba Bunny.  She’s a sato that her family brought back from Puerto Rico.  She’s modeling a scarf her person made for her nephew. What a great pose! [editor’s note – according to Google, ‘sato’ is a Puerto Rican slang term referring to a mixed breed dog.]

If you’d like your pet featured, please send a photo and its name and a short description or story to

Pinehurst Picks

This delightful northwest scene painted on the side of the garage by the homeowner isn’t visible from the street. But now we can see it here!

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


Lake City Rhythm in the Park Concerts


There will be some free concerts on Farmer’s Market Thursdays in Lake City! Make a day of it shopping at the market and enjoying music in the parks. Here are the schedules for the two venues:

— Mini-Park, 12363 Lake City Way, 11:30-1:30 PM —

August 20

  • ADX Music
  • Adrian Xavier
  • Group of 5

— Albert Davis Park, 12526 27th Ave NE, 6:30-7:30 PM —

August 20

  • Kurdish Drum Group – Ahmad Soloist

 Sept. 10

  • Beat of Mandeng

 Sept. 24

  • Beat of Mandeng
  • Tylerwyler – 5

 Oct. 1

  • Seattle Percussion Trio

Seattle Emergency Alerts

ALERTseattle_270x2AlertSeattle is the new official emergency notification system used by the City of Seattle to communicate with city residents and workers during emergencies. You can sign up for the free system that sends customized alerts by:

·         Text message
·         Email
·         Voice Message
·         Facebook
·         Twitter

The service is provided by the City of Seattle at no cost; however, message and data rates may apply.

Emergency alerts will be sent when there is a significant risk to life and /or property at any time of the day.

Alert Seattle can also send you customizable alerts that are sent only during the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. These notifications include:

·         Severe weather
·         Safety
·         Health
·         Utility service disruptions
·         Major traffic incidents

For more information, and to sign up, go to



New Bulletin Board at Pinehurst Pocket Park

BulletinBoardNow anyone can post a notice on the kiosk at Pinehurst Pocket Park. Until now, only two of us who have keys could post under the Plexiglas window. Garth, the prior Pinehurst Community Council president who was instrumental in getting the pocket park, has been thinking for some time about how to open it up to more public use. So he designed a bulletin board for one side of the kiosk, and another Pinehurstian, John, built it. They were actually about to make bulletin boards for both sides, but that No Smoking sign suddenly appeared and it sticks out into where the bulletin board would go.

Due to the small size of the kiosk, the bulletin board is smallish, so if you can post on 3×5 cards, or some format smaller than a whole sheet of paper, more notices will fit.

Thanks to Garth and John for this useful addition to the park!