Northaven Neighborhood Picnic, September 6th


Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

Hazel-5It’s still summer! Five year old Hazel drew this summery picture at Pinehurstfest. Enjoy this art at Pinehurst Pocket Park, in the kiosk at 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.

Help Tally Pinehurst’s Cyclists and Walkers


Preparations underway for 2014 bicycle, pedestrian count Sept. 30–Oct. 2. Call for volunteers.

During a three-day survey last year, volunteers counted nearly 66,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across Washington. As another survey cycle approaches, about 400 volunteers will be called upon again this fall to tally the number of people who ride a bike or walk to their destinations.

WSDOT and the Cascade Bicycle Club are enlisting volunteers and organizations such as Feet First and Washington Bikes to help count the people they see bicycling and walking along paths, bike lanes, sidewalks and other facilities Tuesday, Sept. 30, through Thursday, Oct. 2. Counts will be taken at assigned locations in nearly 40 cities throughout the state.

WSDOT’s count is part of the National Documentation Project, an annual bicycle and pedestrian count and survey effort sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. The count will also help measure WSDOT’s progress toward its goal of increasing bicycling and walking while reducing the number of vehicle miles driven.

If you are interested in helping, you can learn more by visiting WSDOT’s survey website, emailing the Cascade Bicycle Club at, or calling 206-861-9890.


Pinehurst Pets – Levi

This is Levi. Here’s his story in his own words: “I’m visiting from California since April. I like it here. Lots of friendly dogs and SQUIRRILES.”

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


Pinehurst Pets – Cashew

Here’s Cashew at his local Seattle Night Out potluck earlier this month.  Poor Cashew had a sore paw. Check out the blue booty made from a rubber glove!

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



Call for Working Artists’ Studios for 2015 Tour

artistsArts North consists of a core group of 5 artist studios located in North Seattle.  It is planning now for an open studio tour September 12 & 13, 2015. Boundaries are 145th to the north, Lake Washington to the east, NE 95th St to the south & Aurora Ave to the west. It is looking for additional working artist studios within these boundaries to participate in the tour.

Please email your interest to: and include information about your work/medium/website/photos of your work.

Seattle Parks Invites Pups to the Pool Aug. 17

This pool isn’t quite in the neighborhood but it’s very close. It sounds like a really fun event that people (and their dogs) might enjoy, especially given some of the recent heat. If anybody goes you should comment to let us know how it went or maybe even get some pictures. I don’t have a dog myself anymore or I would be there. :)

Sunday, Aug. 17, is truly a dog day of summer! Seattle Parks and Recreation invites pups to paddle in the Helene Madison Pool (13401 Meridian Ave. N) from 1-3 p.m.

This swim is made possible by the pool closure for preventive maintenance from Aug.17 – Sept. 1.

Seattle Parks worked with Public Health – Seattle & King County to clear the way for this fun event for Spot and Scruffy. Public Health- Seattle & King County has approved the following guidelines:

  • The cost is $15 per dog; humans get in free.
  • Humans are not allowed in the pool with the dogs.
  • A lifeguard will be on duty.
  • Dogs must be at least 6 months old and have proof that they are licensed and up-to-date on vaccinations. Licenses can be purchased at the event.
  • Dogs must undergo a “pre-wash” with the help of Seattle Parks staff, and Animal Shelter officers will inspect them before they go into the pool.
  • Stairs are available for dogs to enter and leave the water.

After the event, the pool will be drained and cleaned and will undergo its regular preventive maintenance. The pool will be closed to the public during this time and will reopen on Sept. 2.

For more information, please call the pool at 206-684-4979.

July 2014 Pinehurst Crime Report

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

Three of the crimes in the gray dots are car-related, and three are burglaries. Notice how few burglaries there are this  month. Car theft/prowl is still a big problem in Seattle, but SPD is working on it.

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


Aug 7 at Northgate Community Center

August 7

Idriss Mosque BBQ August 10th

MosqueIt is that time of year again where Idriss Mosque and The Islamic Center of Washington extend to you, your family, friends and all religious and civic members and leaders in the community, an invitation for their annual barbecue.  They ask your support for this event by attending, making announcements and inviting all members of your family, congregation, group or organization to also join them.

The annual BBQ is sponsored by the ICW in efforts to strengthen our communities, help us to work together for peace, compassion, reconciliation and justice, as well as promote harmony, tolerance and interfaith relationships, through sharing and learning from each other

Date Sunday, August 10, 2014
Time 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Place Idriss Mosque
  1420 NE Northgate Way
  Seattle, WA 98125