Pinehurst Artist Playing at Northgate

I’ve seen the fliers around and we got an email letting us know that she actually lives in the Pinehurst neighborhood so I wanted to share because it’s always fun to see what people in the neighborhood are doing.
“Mariah will be performing at Jewel Box Cafe in Northgate this Saturday, August 10th. The performance is from 7-9pm. She will be performing an acoustic set of pop songs, as well as her own originals from her highly anticipated debut album.”

Vote August 6th

Remember to vote by August 6th! Besides King County Parks and Seattle Library levies, we are voting for our District 5 city council representative. For information about each candidate, see the Seattle Times summary (no ST endorsements, just info) at: Click on District 5.

Washington has new voter registration laws, so if you aren’t registered, but want to vote, you can register now, or even on August 6th, but this close to voting day you’ll have to go to the county auditor or elections office. A list of offices is here. Scroll down for the list below the map.

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

August’s drawing in Pinehurst Pocket Park’s kiosk is by ten year old Parker, who drew it at last month’s Pinehurstfest. Beautiful, Parker! Thank you for making this for the pocket park! The pocket park is on the corner of NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork (or yours!) for the Pocket Park, please email

Personal Safety


Below are some tips on personal safety from Seattle Police Department’s Crime Prevention Team. Our North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator is Mary Amberg. She can be reached at 206-684-7711 or She’s a good resource if you have questions about crime. Crime Prevention Coordinators are experts in crime prevention techniques.  You can talk to Mary about outgoing crime problems in the neighborhood, getting involved in Block Watch and setting up a meeting to train you and your neighbors on crime prevention tips. She can inspect your property and give you tips on making it more secure.



When on Transit

  • Thieves are on the lookout for computers, phones, jewelry and valuables.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Avoid falling asleep.
  • Keep all personal belongings close by.
  • If there is a problem on the bus or train, notify the driver and/or call 9-1-1.

When Walking

  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Look up, look around and avoid looking down at your phone.
  • Walk with purpose and confidence.
  • Consider minimizing the items you carry.
  • Hide valuables and jewelry, if possible.

If Someone Approaches You

  • If a car follows you, don’t approach it. Instead, turn and walk the opposite direction.
  • If someone demands your wallet or phone, it’s always safer to hand it over than to risk injury.
  • If someone tries to grab you, make a scene. Scream, kick, fight. Do what you can to get away. Make noise. Yell “Help! Police!

Key Tip: Trust your intuition. If something doesn’t feel right, leave. Give yourself permission to act.

2019 Live In D5!

Coming soon!

Community Meeting for Planned Housing Development

Gaard Development is currently under contract to purchase the property located at 11057 8th Ave NE. It intends to support the Northaven Senior Living vision of developing a multi-generational campus on which residents will co-mingle in common spaces, including green space, and is seeking an early childhood education provider for the commercial first floor.

Above the commercial space will be six stories of 80–90 residential apartments in a mix of Studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments. Units will serve individuals and families with incomes between 50–100% of Area Median Income (AMI), which is approximately $35,000–$85,000 in household income.

As part of its community outreach, it will be holding a community meeting at the Northgate Community Center on July 30 at 5:30 pm. Please attend if you’d like to learn more about what is coming to the neighborhood.

Also, go here for more information about the project.


2019 Pinehurstfest July 27th, 2-5 pm

It’s nearly here! Pinehurst’s own outdoor festival is this Saturday, July 27, rain or shine, 2-5 pm. Free food, local musicians, kids’ activities, organization tables…. If you’d like to help us set up, come around 12:30, or if you’d like to help us break down the canopies, tables and chairs, stay late. We’d love some help!

Pinehurst Picks

Where is this classy graffiti?

Taxpayer Transparency Tool

There is a new Taxpayer Transparency Tool, a website that provides each King County taxpayer an individualized accounting of where their property tax dollars go, and the estimated cost of any proposed property tax measures to be voted on in upcoming ballot measures.

Residents in areas with property tax measures on the ballot can see how those measures will affect them. The tool can be found at There is also a link to the tool on the left side of the KC Assessor’s web page:

Pinehurstfest 2019

Come on out to Pinehurstfest on July 27!