Save the Date – Pinehurst Community Council Meeting

Pinehurst Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, Tuesday, June 21
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Pinehurst Shelterhouse at Pinehurst Playfield
12029 14th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98125

More details coming soon! I wanted to give everybody time to get it on their calendars. Thanks!

Summer Music at 125th St Mini Park


Lake City Future First Arts & Culture Group is presenting six music and dance performances at the 125th Street Mini Park on Lake City Way.

The first performance, contra music and dancing, is Thursday June 9th, which is opening day of the Farmers Market.

There will be entertainment each Wednesday thereafter for five weeks, ending on July 13th. Events start at 5:00 PM with live music kicking off at 5:30 PM. All performances are family friendly.


Please visit for more information and to view the poster with the full line-up

Local Classes –

classes (also called is an independent educational program offering fun, affordable noncredit classes in the arts. It currently offers over sixty classes a quarter, in a wide range of subject areas.  Each teacher is independent and designs his or her own classes.

All classes currently meet in Seattle. Some meet in the University of Washington campus; others off campus in the University District; others in Lake City; others in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood.

Current class offerings range from drawing and painting to acting, filmmaking, writing, collage, calligraphy, WordPress, Photoshop, and more.

Though they’re aimed at adults, some classes also work for younger students. If a student is under 18, and is interested in a course, contact them before enrolling to make sure the class is a good match for a younger student’s needs.

To find the Lake City classes, look here.

Skills Mob

SkillsMobWhat: Skills Mob*

Time: Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am to 1pm

Location: Hunter Tree Farm Gathering Place,  on 35th Ave NE, at NE 80th St

Event Description:
Join Sustainable NE Seattle (SusNE) for the very first Skills Mob, at Hunter Gathering Place. They will be restoring the site’s benches, clearing some of the overgrowth, and repainting. They’ll be teaching a quick skills class on basic carpentry at the beginning, to prepare everyone for the bench repair. More seasoned workers can skip the classes and get right to work, and the rest will join in after the class. The event will finish with a discussion of future projects, so bring your ideas, the more specific the better.
*Skills Mob
Sustainable NE Seattle is excited to announce a new program: The Skills Mob! The Skills Mob is an idea that came out of its 2016 Annual Membership Meeting, and arose out of a robust conversation about interests and goals. The idea of the Skills Mob is that people will gather on a regular basis to learn together about specific skills and to work together on specific projects, using those skills for the betterment of the community. Each Skills Mob will end with a discussion of next projects. Skills shared may include carpentry, masonry, gardening, home repair, and various forms of community-building, self sufficiency, making, sharing, creating, and repairing.
SusNE hopes everyone will find skills to share and learn, projects to get excited about, and neighbors to engage with through this ongoing program.

Rent Smart: Tenant Rights and Housing Search Workshop

HouseAndAppleTreeA class for current and future renters

Having trouble finding an affordable place to rent?  While there is no easy, quick answer, this 90-minute workshop will provide you with valuable tips for navigating the housing search.

Topics include:

  • How to look for housing
  • Tips on navigating Craigslist
  • What to search besides Craigslist
  • How to handle barriers to housing (eviction record, criminal history, low credit score, etc.)
  • Tenant screening
  • Tenant rights and responsibilities to protect yourself from eviction
  • Subsidized housing
  • How 2-1-1 can help
  • Other resources

This class is taught by a Tenant Counselor from the local nonprofit organization Solid Ground.  Please note that Solid Ground staff are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice, but they are recognized leaders in tenant education and advocacy.

Thursday May 19th

University Branch Library
5009 Roosevelt Way NE

This program is co-sponsored by Solid Ground and Seattle Public Library.

Free and open to all – no registration required.

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for May 2016

This month’s guest speaker was Steve Freng, Prevention and Treatment Manager at the NW High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NW-HIDTA). Heroin use is a big issue here and around the country. Meth is still a big problem, too. And not to anyone’s surprise probably is that prescription drugs are a big problem. In fact, they are considered a gateway drug to heroin. HIDTA helps 28 US regions deal with drug problems in a collaborative way instead of each agency working in a silo.

The North Precinct Captain told us that property crime is still a big problem, especially from Northgate Mall to Sand Point Way, and on south through the rest of the precinct. Task forces are still working on the problem. Crimes against persons are holding steady.

The City Attorney’s Office is working with an interdepartmental team to deal with problem abandoned buildings. The priority is the most hazardous, such as fire hazards, but North Precinct Liaison Brendan Brophy encourages us to let him know if there are any abandoned homes in our area that are problems. He can be reached at and 206-684-7765

You can read all the minutes here.

SPD Online Systems

At the May NPAC meeting, the Community Police Team Sergeant handed out this flyer with instructions for using SPD online systems:


April 2016 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.


Cinema Cafe at Northgate Community Center


Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park


Serene made this drawing at last year’s Pinehurstfest. See if you can find some of the things she included: a spider web; her mom, drawn in turquoise; Serene drawn in yellow; a butterfly. What else do you see? Thanks, Serene, for this fun drawing with lots to see!

You can see this original artwork in the park kiosk on the corner of NE 117th St & 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.