Kids Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

This week’s artist, Liza, is helping celebrate a new beginning, a new year, in the pocket park, by beautifying it with her colored pencil drawing. She made it at last summer’s Pinehurstfest. Go see it up close in the pocket park kiosk at NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE. Thanks, Liza, it’s beautiful!


Mail Theft Suspects Caught in Pinehurst

Early on December 28th, a man and a woman were apprehended in the act of stealing mail in north Pinehurst. See the story here. From the list of mail items found in their car – credit cards, checks, gift cards, IRS mail, Netflix movies, it appears that as long as such items go through the […]

Kids Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

This week our artist is Grace, a six year old. Check out her festive holiday drawing in the kiosk at the Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE. Thanks, Grace! It’s really nice, and brightens up our park!

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please […]

Home Holiday Safety Tips

If you’re staying home this holiday, here are some safety tips:

If you have a peep hole in your door, don’t cover it with a wreath or other decoration. This is the season for charities, but don’t open your door; talk through the door and ask for ID first. After the holidays, shred boxes before […]

Holiday Safety Tips – Leaving Town

Terrie Johnston, our Crime Prevention Coordinator, was the guest speaker at North Precinct Advisory Council this month. Good news – the Crime Prevention Coordinators are being retained in 2012. Terrie also had tips for the holiday:

If you’re going away for the holiday –

Stop newspaper delivery or get a neighbor to pick it up […]

Proposed Street Tree Ordinance Update

The Seattle Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Section is proposing an update to the current Street Tree Ordinance, which was last revised in February of 1961 (Ordinance #90047). This document was drafted with input from an advisory panel consisting of citizens, commercial arborists and city staff from several departments. The intent of the ordinance update […]

Mayor McGinn Encourages Neighbors to Give Back

Sorry about the short notice but I wanted to get this out even if it’s seen too late for the event itself. The reduced donations combined with increased demand are a very serious problem.

Wednesday morning, Mayor Mike McGinn joins volunteers from North Helpline Food Bank and Emergency Services in encouraging Seattleites to give back […]

Revisiting the Pocket Park Plant ‘Thefts’

Around the end of summer we reported that two witch hazels in the pocket park were stolen. This week we put a new plant in the park and during our digging found the stumps of the witch hazels. They had been cut down, not stolen. We can only speculate how this happened. Now there is […]

Thanks for a Successful Sock Drive!

Wow, way to go, Pinehurst! Tomorrow I’ll take our sock, hat and glove donations to the North Precinct Advisory Council. THANK YOU! We are donating 54 items:

22 pairs of socks 22 hats (someone was busy knitting a LOT of cool hats) 7 pairs of gloves 2 scarves 1 ear warmer Thanks, too, to Treehouse […]

Gerry Pollet is New 46th District Representative

Gerry Pollet has been sworn into office to serve as Representative of the 46th District. He’s filling David Frockt’s seat as he was appointed to the 46th District’s Senate seat after Scott White passed away in October.

Pollet, a lawyer, is executive director of Heart of America Northwest, a watchdog group for the cleanup of […]