August 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.


North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for Sept 2014

Seattle_Police_BadgeThis month’s guest speaker was Lisa Daugaard, Co-chair of the Community Police Commission. The commission was set up after the Department of Justice investigated the police department. It provides community input on the proposed police reforms. It’s a civilian commission with a mandate to develop reform recommendations, and represent community interests and perspectives.

Auto thefts are still a problem in the North End, but crime is down, especially aggravated crimes.

Read all the minutes here.

Pinehurst Pets – Charlie and Tucker


Charlie, the doxie, is four years old and has lived in Pinehurst since puppyhood. He’s attended the neighborhood Great Dog for daycare and training, and was certified as a pet therapy dog by Project Canine. Charlie has been pet therapist for the Pinehurst Emeritus and loves visiting all the wonderful grandmas and grandpas living there. His superpowers are snuggling and barking at all the things.

Landing in Pinehurst a year ago, Tucker, the terrier, is two years old and was rescued from the streets of California. He really loves his new family and neighborhood, and is learning proper greetings with other dogs while going on long walks around the ‘hood. His superpowers are bouncing, licking your face off, and “fur of velcro,” an amazing, magical fur property that carries all the outside debris inside.

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Granite Curling Club Open Houses start Sept. 13

curling rocks nearing house

Rocks heading for the house!

The Granite Curling Club in Haller Lake is hosting scheduled Open Houses to introduce the public to the indoor ice sport of curling, from Saturday September 13 through March 7 2015. Instructors will teach you the basics of curling and play a short game with you. The cost is $25 per person or $60 for a family.

Reservations are available for the early season open houses.

A Junior Open House, for youth aged 7 to 21, is scheduled for Saturday September 20.

Sunday September 14 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday September 17 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday September 20 – 10:00am – 4:00pm – Junior Open House, for children aged 7-21.
Monday September 22 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday October 18 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm *Annual Chili Cook Off follows Open House 5:00pm – 9:00pm – all are welcome!*
Saturday November 15 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday December 6 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday January 3 2015 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday February 21 2015 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday March 7 2015 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Thornton Creek Alliance 20th Anniversary Celebration

Join us at the headwaters for a concert in the park

Anniversary Invite PDF

 Music by the ThorNton Creek Band

Bring a blanket and a picnic — Ice cream & cake provided!

Children’s activities, Meet your neighbors, Learn about restoration efforts, Meet our community partners


Sunday, September 14th

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, rain or shine

Cromwell Park

18030 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline,WA

Call Judy Olson, Education Chairperson for Thornton Creek Alliance, with questions or comments at 206-523-4384.

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.”

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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