Winter Sock Drive Ends November 16, 2021

Pinehurst is partnering to collect socks for people in need. New socks and socks of all sizes are appreciated. New winter hats would be welcome, too, and gloves. Let’s do this!

The socks will be distributed to several service organizations to give out, and will also be  handed out by SPD’s Community Service Officers (civilian, unarmed staff) during community engagements.
Drop-off Locations from November 1 – 16, 2021 are:
– Zylberschtein’s Deli, 11752 15th Ave NE
– Victory Heights Pre-School, 1747 NE 106th St
– Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE
– Northaven Senior Living: 11045 8th Ave NE
– North Precinct Advisory Council: 1102 NE 55th St
– Emerald City Smoothie: 9881 Aurora Ave N

Pinehurst Craft Fair Offerings – November 13, 2021

Guess what’s not sitting on a cargo ship waiting months to be unloaded? Our crafters have been working hard to bring you these hand made goods right in the neighborhood!

Below are the craft offerings at each o f the three locations of the upcoming outdoor craft fair, Nov 13, 11-3 pm. Rain or shine! Practice Covid safety protocols, please.



North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes – November 2021

The topic at November’s North Precinct Advisory Council Meeting was current responses in Seattle to mental health crisis calls. The speaker was Nicole Macri, Deputy Director for strategy, Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC), who is also 43rd District Representative in the WA Legislature.

She explained how DESC and SPD interact. She highlighted the inadequate local behavioral health resources and supportive housing. And she explained why SPD officers are currently often reluctant to go on crisis calls due to lack of clarity about use of force in some of the state laws passed this summer.

See the minutes for full details: Minutes


Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

November’s art in the pocket park is by Mateo, who was 8 years old two summers ago when he drew it at Pinehurstfest. Hopefully we’ll have Pinehurstfest next year, after the pandemic hiatus. Don’t you love this picture of mountains and the sliver moon at night? Thanks, Mateo! Everyone, go see it in the park kiosk, at NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.

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

2021 Pinehurst Fall Craft Fair – November 13

Take a stroll to three locations to see fabulous items made by 30 of our neighborhood crafters!

Urban Farm Winter Open House = Nov 21, 2021

If you’ve never been to the large raised-bed urban farm at Nathan Hale High School, it is something to see in the summer. Now here’s a chance to see the Urban Farm Greenhouse and buy some holiday swag to help support the students’ efforts. Note that masks, social distancing and vaccination proof is required to enter the greenhouse.

Nov 13 – Save the Date! Pinehurst Neighborhood Fall Craft Fair

More information will be coming soon, but for now, save the date for the 2021

Pinehurst Neighborhood Fall Craft Fair

Saturday, November 13, 11 am – 3 pm

Covid safety protocols will be in place.

There will be 30 crafters, 10 in each of three outdoor locations that are walking distance from each other.  The locations are:

1. On 8th Ave NE between NE 115th St and NE 117th St
2. 12 Ave NE & NE 120th St
3. In the parking lot of Billings Middle School, 8th Ave NE and NE 125th St

Here’s a map:


Sunday – Puppyhurst Doggo and Kiddo Parade!

The weather report shows mostly sunny for our 2021 Puppyhurst Doggo and Kiddo Parade! Come on out and join the parade, or bring chairs and watch as the fun passes by. Last year the dog, kid and adult costumes were wonderful to behold.

We are collecting new socks in a bin at the Pocket Pocket park, where the parade begins, if you wish to continue. See the prior blog post for details.

The parade starts at 11 am Sunday, we hope to see you there!

Sock Drive October 31 – November 16

We are collecting new socks (and winter hats are ok, too) at our Puppyhurst Doggo & Kiddo Parade at 11 am October 31st. Look for the collection bin during the parade at Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE. Then for the duration of the drive Zylberschtein’s Deli is collecting for our community. They will collect socks during their Halloween Party October 31, 1-3, and then through November 16.

2021 Public Safety Survey

Please consider filling out this year’s public safety survey, put out by Seattle U. If you have beefs with SPD, here’s a way to voice them. If you have concerns about neighborhood safety, and crime, there are lots of questions about that, too.