Little Free Library at Bark Espresso

Now there are three Little Free Libraries in Pinehurst! There’s one at Bark Espresso, 11335 Roosevelt Way NE. Here’s the updated map:


Free Trees for Neighborhoods





Trees for Neighborhoods helps Seattle residents plant trees around their home. Through the City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program, Seattle residents have planted over 4,000 trees since 2009. That’s 4,000 more trees that help clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our neighborhoods safer and healthier. Join the movement this year—plant a tree and help grow Seattle’s urban forest!

The 2014 application season kicks off on Monday, August 4th at 10 am. Seattle residents are eligible to apply for up to four free trees to plant in their yards and within their planting strips. Residents who participate also receive free watering bags, training on proper tree planting and care, and workshop opportunities. This year, the program is offering 12 tree species ranging from large native conifers to small deciduous trees appropriate for planting under power lines and along the street. Some favorites this year include Douglas fir, black tupelo, and incense cedar. Check out the complete list and see photos on the website here:

Ready to plant a tree? Visit for a list of this year’s tree species and a link to the online application, which will open Monday, August 4th. Trees go very quickly, so mark your calendar and apply early! All questions about the program should be directed to or (206) 684-3979.

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

KenzieOwl8We have a fresh batch of kids’ art from this month’s Pinehurstfest! First up is Kenzie’s beautiful barn owl. She is 8 years old. See this artwork in the kiosk at the Pocket Park at NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE. Thank you, Kenzie, for beautifying our park. Maybe a real owl will show up there now!

And thank you to Lisa, a Pinehurst neighbor, who I ran into when I was taking the picture to the park. I’d forgotten to photograph it before I left home, so Lisa snapped it with her phone and emailed it to me.

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.

2014 Pinehurstfest Photos – thanks to Garth Ferber

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Volunteer Opportunity for Teens

volunteerThere will be a youth volunteer event on August 1st at Jackson Park, near NE 135th st & 11th Ave NE

EarthCorps is hosting a series of teen-focused volunteer events all around Seattle this summer. They are coming to Jackson Park on August 1 to take out invasive blackberries that are threatening the health of native plants in the park. In addition to service work, they’ll be talking to teens about green careers, and conducting forest monitoring at the park. There will be an environmental professional on site to answer questions about college and career opportunities. They’re giving teens a behind the-scenes look at what it takes to be a full time restorationist!

They’ll provide snacks, water, gloves, tools, and training; they ask that youth come with a water bottle and lunch, long pants and sturdy shoes, and a willingness to learn and have fun. To register, go to EarthCorps’ Volunteer page at Though the event is geared toward youth, volunteers of all ages are welcome.

For more information, check out EarthCorps’ website, or contact them at


SPD North Precinct Picnic is August 24th

Seattle_Police_BadgeThis year the Seattle Police Department’s north precinct picnic is Sunday August 24th at University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, from 1 – 4 pm.

Picnics in the Precincts are fun activities SPD and Seattle Police Foundation hold every year that provide an opportunity for the business and residential communities in each of Seattle’s five precincts to come together and enjoy a day of celebration with our local police. They are great opportunities for us to be introduced to the department in a relaxed, non-law enforcement environment, meet our local police officers, enjoy free food, entertainment and raffle prizes, and get information on how to get involved in preventing crime in the community. SPD is also excited for everyone to meet our new Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole!
The picnics include booths hosted by groups and agencies that engage in crime prevention activities, and/or provide services in the community.

Pinehurst Pets – Coco

2014-07CocoThis is Coco. She’s about 9 months old and she’s new in the neighborhood. She was rescued from her meth addicted owner by the owner’s mother and taken to a shelter. For the last two weeks she’s been getting used to her new family, including another chihuahua and a big furry cat. She’s a sweetie. She and her dog brother, Basil, have lots of fun chasing each other and rolling around mock-fighting. She’s a bit of a toy hoarder. Even if she has one small tennis ball in her mouth she tries desperately to fit Basil’s in there, too, but alas, it just doesn’t fit.

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

Northgate Community Center Birthday Party


Pinehurstfest THIS Weekend! (July 12th 2-5 pm)

Reminder! Pinehurstfest is THIS weekend! Saturday, July 12th from 2-5pm. Please spread the word to all your neighbors who aren’t on the blog or Facebook group. The more the merrier!

We’ll have great music and refreshments (ice cream floats!) and lots of activities for kids! And bring books for the Little Free Library table!

And we’re still looking for volunteers if anybody wants to help. Please spread the word there too and email me at Thanks.

June 2014 Pinehurst Crime Report

Here is a partial picture of Pinehurst property crime for the month. Click on the map to enlarge it.

You can see ALL the types of crime at Select the North neighborhood and enter a date range.