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

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