The cost of gas is changing exurban property values and the way we live

If it is changing us this much at $4.30 per gallon, what will happen if gas reaches $6 per gallon? $8 per gallon?

This article in today’s NY Times is one of many like it that have been written in recent weeks and months.

A $99K house?

Seattle Great City Initiative has a special 99K Brownbag lunch this Monday June 23rd Cosponsored by Councilmember Sally Clark and Seattle Department of Planning and Development from 12-1:30 in the Bertha Knight Landes Room, First Floor City Hall, 600 4th Ave.

If you can’t make the lunch – check out the design here.


Jackson Park Trail Update

Thank you to everyone who wrote to Council and the levy committee in support of a Jackson Park Trail! And, thank you to Judy who spoke eloquently regarding the project at the June 17th public hearing on the projects being considered for the levy. All of you made a very strong and positive impression of […]

Living LEED at Home

photo NY Times

The NY Times has an article in Sunday’s paper on LEED certified residences –The New Trophy Home, Small and Ecological.

One of the sections in the article that gave me a chuckle was: But if a platinum ranking is a Prada label for some, for others, it is a prickly hair […]

6/25 Final Northgate Urban Center Park Planning Meeting

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting the last of three workshops for the new Northgate Urban Center Park:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 from 6:30 to 7:30 PMNorthgate Community Center (10510 5th Ave. NE)

This meeting provides community members with an opportunity to learn about the preferred plan for the Northgate Urban Center Park.

The future […]

Kickball was really fun…

I wish I had brought a camera! There were lots of kids and some dogs and a good deal of fun had by all.

We want to do it again – This time on a Friday night, June 27th at 7 PM at the north playfield next to Olympic Hills School (13018 20th Ave NE […]

If you did not already get a flyer from the Seattle Fire Department – this is what it says:

An arson has occured in this neighborhood. The Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police Department are actively investigating the crime. Please report any information you believe may be related to arson on the ARSON ALARM HOTLINE at 1-800-55-ARSON. A reward may be provided for information resulting in an arson conviction. Persons providing information may remain […]

Pinehurst Fire

The Seattle Times and the Seattle PI both report on an intentionally started fire that damaged two or three homes in the Pinehurst neighborhood early this morning.

The Seattle Times article notes that: In the coming days fire investigators plan to walk through the North Seattle neighborhood and hand out arson-prevention fliers, asking residents […]

Pinehurst Baby Boom?

There seems to be a baby boom in Pinehurst. This is very exciting. Many neighbors who attend our meetings and who are involved in the Pinehurst neighborhood are parents of young children.

If anyone is interested in organizing park dates or other ways for young families to meet up, you are welcome to […]

Kickball, anyone?

Anyone have an interest in playing Olympic Hills in a Pinehurst v Olympic Hills neighborhood kickball game? Folks plan to meet this Thursday (June 19th) at 7 PM at the north playfield next to Olympic Hills School (13018 20th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125) If it goes well and people are interested, we can […]