Pinehurst Craft Fair – December 3, 2022

Buy local, VERY local!

Lake City Floodplain Park Update

Lake City Floodplain Park Update – this is the property north of 125th that had the red house down below:
Demolition of the site’s existing structures is expected to be complete by early November 2022. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s metal shop fabricated a temporary bridge crossing for access to dismantle the back structure and the demolition team is currently onsite completing the work. The smaller structure, closest to NE 125th Street, was demolished in June 2022.
Sewer odors
There were community observations that the site had a sewer odor smell. King County Wastewater sealed their maintenance hole lid and investigated upstream and downstream to confirm that there are no leaks into Thornton Creek from the King County sewer line. Seattle Public Utilities has also performed dye tests and confirmed that there are no leaks into Thornton Creek from the shared side sewer.
Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, and Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group are working toward their third community online workshop scheduled for this winter. We will be asked to help further refine park design options to a preferred design. Community participation is critical in designing the proposed Lake City Floodplain Park.
You can keep up with the project here:

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

Kids-at-Heart Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park – It’s leaf raking time, so November’s art in the pocket park is this autumn-ish linoleum block print. Actually, to be transparent, it’s an enlarged photo of the print. And made by an adult (me) – because we’ve run out of kids’ art, help! It’s in the kiosk at the pocket park – NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.
If you would like to submit your child’s artwork (or yours!) for the Pocket Park, please email

Free Extra Yard Waste Collection During November

This November, Seattle Public Utilities is again providing FREE extra yard waste collection for household customers, up to 10 extra bags for every collection throughout the month. Simply set out your extra yard waste next to your food and yard waste cart on your collection day.
Extra yard waste must be contained either in kraft paper bags or placed in an extra container that is clearly marked to indicate it contains extra yard waste. Please make sure your extra yard waste collection bags or container only contain yard waste, not food waste. Fallen branches and twigs can be set out for extra collection as well. These can be tied into bundles up to 4 feet long by 2 feet in diameter and tied with fiber twine. Do not use wire, nylon cording, or plastic banding. Learn more about setting out extra yard waste.

Pinehurst Home Sales Data Posted Oct 3, 2022

Here’s the scoop on home sales in Pinehurst in the last 30 days. Red dots are sold and black dots are for sale. In our area (98125, I think) August to September, median prices for sold homes were down 13% at $700K, and active days to sell were up 13% at 52 days. Data from our neighbor John Lombard, Windermere RE.

2022 Puppyhurst Doggo and Kiddo Costume Parade

Save the date – Sunday, October 30, 2022, 11 AM – for the third annual Puppyhurst Doggo and Kiddo Costume Parade!

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

This piece is by a person living in a home for seniors with dementia. She took a workshop led by artist Victoria Raymond. Victoria also offers art lessons in her Pinehurst studio for both youth and adults – . Come see it in the kiosk at NE 117th St & 19Th Ave NE!

If your child (or you!) would like to show art in the park, please contact

New Rules About Trees in Seattle

In a move to preserve and increase Seattle’s tree canopy (good for the environment, health and quality of urban life), there are some new rules passed in Council Bill 120207 that went into effect.
Property Owner Requirements
  • Starting November 11, property owners must hire a registered tree service provider to complete most tree work on their property. You will be able to view the list of registered providers on the SDCI Trees & Codes webpage in October. 
  • Starting November 11, property owners must post a public notice of major pruning or removal of trees on the property. The notice must be posted at least three days before a tree service provider starts the work. To create the public notice, complete the “Public Notice” form which will be available on the Seattle Services Portal beginning in October.
  • Property owners completing routine pruning and tree maintenance are not required to register or post a notice.
The bill requires tree service providers to register with the City of Seattle before conducting commercial tree work and consultations on private property. The list will be on the Trees & Codes webpage.
SDCI will host an informational webinar in September to help us understand registration requirements, property owner responsibilities, and Seattle tree codes. Check the Trees & Codes website for up-to-date information.

Transit – Kids Ride Free

Beginning September 1, riders 18 and younger can ride for free on many transit systems across Washington, thanks to millions in funding included in the Move Ahead Washington transportation package approved by lawmakers earlier this year.
Riders 18 and younger can take free rides via Sound Transit, King County Metro, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, Pierce Transit, Community Transit, Snoqualmie Valley Transit, Kitsap Transit and Kitsap Ferries. Everett Transit began zero youth fares in July, and Washington State Ferries will join suit in October.

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

Two of the chickens that were at the feet of Green Piggy have moved across the park into the Pinehurst Pocket Park kiosk. They’ll reside there through September.
If your child (or you!) would like to show art in the park, please contact