Volunteers Needed for Citywide Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts

From the SDOT Blog:

In 2011, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will begin counting pedestrians and bicyclists using the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project methodology, and we need your help!

This is an exciting step forward in SDOT’s data collection efforts. Following a consistent, nationally recognized methodology will improve the quality and […]

Free Trees for Your Yard

Seattle reLeaf is offering free trees for your yard! The application (PDF) is at the bottom of this post.

The Seattle reLeaf Trees for Neighborhoods program is pleased to offer you free trees to plant in your yard. Planting trees is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. An average city tree will absorb […]

Treehouse Coffee breakfast special this weekend (November 27-28)

From Michele: “Celebrate the union of sweet and salty this weekend at Treehouse Coffee with a crispy Belgian waffle smothered in syrup and chopped bacon baked right inside. Today is a good day to get outside to walk off some of Thursday’s gluttony, so why not stop in for a piece of coffee cake […]

City of Seattle Continues Severe Weather Response Efforts

It’s a bit of an info dump (and a bit late) but there’s a lot of useful stuff here…

Emergency Operations Center to remain active through evening commute

SEATTLE – The City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center will remain open through the evening commute. Seattle Department of Transportation crews will continue their response efforts through […]

Power is out in parts of Pinehurst

KOMO’s North Seattle blog is reporting that power lines fell on a car in Pinehurst, in the 500 block of NE 127th St.

Seattle City Light recent added a real-time map of outages across Seattle. Here’s a screenshot of the current map, showing that the nearby area is still without power.


Treehouse Coffee breakfast special this weekend (November 20-21)

From Michele: “This weekend at The Treehouse we will be serving Eggs Benedict. Fresh peach passionfruit scones will be delivered on Saturday and we have a number of seasonal drink specialties. Thanks for suporting your local coffee shop!”

Read more about Treehouse Coffee here and here.


Homeless Encampment Open House 11/26 1-5 PM

The homeless encampment at former Fire Station 39 is having an open house on November 26, the day after Thanksgiving, from 1 to 5 p.m. All are welcome.

Please see the flyer for more information. The group also has a web site:

City receives $4.5M grant to improve Northgate Way

This is great news for improving Northgate Way! I’m particularly excited about improving the intersection with 5th Ave NE.


Thanksgiving Donations for Nickelsville and Tent City 3

In the spirit of community and Thanksgiving, we invite you to join your neighbors and students at St. Catherine School in Maple Leaf to collect food items for the residents of Nickelsville in Lake City and Tent City 3 in Meadowbrook.

What is needed: Food items that don’t need to be heated or refrigerated. Good […]

Pinehurst Playfield Shelterhouse Renovation Update

Hooray! The bids came in, and the chosen contractor’s bid was less than the budgeted amount. Parks Department has given notice to the contractor to begin work. We should have a grand shelterhouse by the end of the year. A good excuse to celebrate?