“Night Out Against Crime” is a national event that encourages neighbors to gather and spend time together in an effort to heighten crime prevention/awareness and increase neighborhood safety. Porch lights are typically turned on as a symbolic gesture supporting crime prevention. When you register your event in Seattle, most non-arterial streets can be blocked off [...]
I took this class last year and it was one of the most inspiring classes I’ve ever taken. If you want to get more involved in your community I think this is a great opportunity. If you’re intimidated on where to start or wanting to expand your skills to go further, this is a great [...]
What goes into making a neighborhood great and keeping it that way? How should policy makers balance issues such as economic development, open space, density, long-term growth and neighborhood desires while keeping Seattle Seattle?
The next episode of Seattle Speaks – a live, interactive town hall program – will focus on Shaping Seattle Neighborhoods and [...]
City Hall Open House this Saturday Join Mayor McGinn, the City Council, and City Attorney Pete Holmes
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 601 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 (Enter via Fifth Avenue doors)
FEATURING: Acrobatic performance by SANCA @ 11 a.m. Massive Monkees Dance Crew @ 12 p.m. Food Trucks Adoptable [...]
The following historical information is from the Landmark Preservation application for Pinehurst K-8 School cited in the previous post. The map at left is too small to be useful (but you can click on), but what’s interesting is that Lk Washington was called Lake Dwamish at the time.
“Early settlers in the area included the [...]
Our Facebook page is active these days, with 188 members and counting. If you are on Facebook, check it out – it’s a group called Pinehurst Seattle. It’s more interactive than this blog, and more timely. Recently someone let us know that his car was stolen. Someone found a chicken in his yard and asked [...]
Recently there have been some newspaper and magazine articles about the Little Free Libraries in Seattle. Here is an update on one of ours, at 2024 NE 113th St.
In short, it is running gang-busters. Just last night someone, who was out walking his dog, was perusing it by flashlight. I check and tidy [...]
Numerous Seattle Fire Stations will host open houses February 9th, from 10 am to 1 pm. In our area, here are the participating stations:
Lake City Fire Station 39 – 2806 NE 127th St
Northgate Fire Station 31 – 1319 N. Northgate Way
Stop by a station, talk to firefighters and check out the fire [...]
February 9th is Seattle’s 19th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day. It’s a day to reach out and express thanks to those who live or work near us. One way to do that is to send an ecard. You can do that here, and include kids’ artwork from prior years, including the image on this post.
The Victory Heights Community Council is re-forming after a many-year hiatus. The next meeting is Tuesday, January 15th at 7 PM. It’s at the pre-school co-op in Victory Heights Park, 1737 NE 106th St.
Draft bylaws will be discussed and adopted, and trustees and officers will be elected. It’s a great time to get in [...]