Save the Date – Metro Meeting (The 73 is Changing!)

Thanks to the passionate response on a recent Facebook conversation we’ve arranged for Metro to come to the neighborhood to talk through the proposed bus changes as Link Light Rail opens next year. Many in the neighborhood are especially concerned about the changes proposed for the 73. We gave a LOT of feedback earlier and they actually adjusted the plan to save the 73 but there are still reductions, including cuts on weekends. This is an opportunity to hear the plan directly from Metro and give feedback on our concerns in person. It should be a fun (and lively!) meeting.

Thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm
Pinehurst Playfield
12029 14th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125

Note: Other agenda items may get added. Updates to follow.

Call for Crafters and Artists

artistsPeddlar Village Holiday Faire at Lake City Community Center is looking for artists and crafters to have booths at its holiday gift fair. It’s November 7, from 10 am to 5 pm at 12531 28th Ave NE. They’re hoping to get a lot of locals.

If you have interest in exhibiting your arts, crafts and gifts, they have space available now, but it’s going fast. Contact them today or apply online at:

Deadline for registration is October 16, 2015.

Questions? 206-375-5375.

Pinehurst Picks


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

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park


Zoe drew this picture of the pocket park at Pinehurstfest. She put herself and a boy in the park – AND her drawing in the kiosk. I believe the message in green is ‘Keep earth clean’. That’s a great sentiment! The simplicity of the three colors really works, doesn’t it? Her drawing is in the kiosk at Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St and 19th Ave NE.

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please email We’ll put it on mat board donated by FRAMEIT Ltd, 10712 5th Ave NE.

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