Reminder: Pinehurstfest THIS Saturday (8/4)

Pinehurstfest is this Saturday, August 4th from 2-5pm!

We’ve already linked to the flier earlier but there are also lots of ways to help make it a success!

  1. Spread the word around the neighborhood!
    • Most of your neighbors don’t read the blog or Facebook so make sure they hear about Pinehurstfest!
  2. Volunteer!
    • We’ll need help setting up, cleaning up, taking pictures, handing out snacks and drinks, and more!
    • Email me at for questions
  3. Donate!
    • While we try to keep costs down by keeping it small and local, it’s still not free and donations are very much appreciated.
    • They’re also tax deductable through our event co-sponsor:
Make payable to:
(Note: “Pinehurstfest 2012” in the memo field)
Mail it to:
Meadowbrook Advisory Council
10517 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Northgate Community Ctr Yard Sale Aug 3

Yard Sale!

Your junk is someone else’s treasure…as the saying goes. Clean out your closets and buy space for a “YARD SALE” at Northgate CC. You will be able to sell your goodies from 11am until 7pm. Northgate CC  will supply a table and chair for each seller (ages 16 and older).

Friday, August 3rd 11am-7pm $20 per table

And of course we can all go for free to BUY stuff….

SPD North Precinct Picnic August 11, 2012, 1-4PM


The Seattle Police Department North Precinct picnic is Saturday, August 11th, 1-4pm. It’s fun!

There’s free food, free music, community booths, door prizes, and tours of the precinct building.

Plus, if they aren’t on a call, the bomb squad, mounted patrol unit, K9 unit and SWAT are there to demonstrate what they do.

North Precinct is at 10049 College Way N., across from North Seattle Community College.


Lake City Salmon Bake Aug 3-4

Plan for a big weekend to start August.  Add the 63rd annual Lake City Salmon Bake to your Pinehurstfest and Seafair Weekend plans. 

Enjoy an alder-smoked salmon dinner on Friday August 3rd or Saturday August 4th from noon – 7 p.m. at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 – 28th Ave. NE, just north of the Lake City Library.  Dinners ($9) include baked beans, potato salad, garlic bread, beverage and ice cream. Discounted senior/youth meals, fish only, and hot dog plates are also available.

For added attraction, a free interactive Model Trains Exhibit for youth runs on-site concurrently. The Lake City Lions rummage sale will be also be at the Community Center from noon – 6 p.m. Lake City’s street fair and parade are held nearby on Saturday.

Proceeds benefit Lake City Community Center of Seattle. The non-profit’s board of directors, Lake City Lions and community volunteers staff the event.

Pinehurstfest is August 4th!

Pinehurst Walkability Score

Here’s a website our Victory Heights blogger-neighbor found: It ranks us as ‘somewhat walkable’.  I suspect the ranking is based on multiple criteria such as ability to walk to stores, transit, etc. For instance, Northgate’s score is 88.

According to this website, in Seattle, 68% of residents have a walk score of 70 or above.  At 66, Pinehurst is a bit below that, but we can feel good that we have a relatively safe neighborhood where we are comfortable walking.  And many of us do walk here – a lot.

North District Council This Wednesday

Sorry for the lateness of this post but I was having trouble accessing the agenda. And then having Internet issues. But the next North District Council meeting is this Wednesday. I represent Pinehurst at these meetings but they’re also open to the public and everybody is welcome to attend. We’ll be hearing from Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell on public safety and also talking about some of the projects that we’re prioritizing in the district.

North District Council

Wednesday July 18th, 2012, 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Lake City Library conference room
12501 28th Ave. NE

—– Agenda Topics —–

1.  Introductions

  • Community Round Robin


Dan Wasell, Phillip DugganCo-Chairs – NDC

District Council Members

7:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
2.  City Council Update

  • Public Safety
Seattle City CouncilmemberBruce Harrell

Chair: Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology committee

7:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
3. North District Council Business

  • 2012 NPF Projects Prioritization
  • CNC Report
  • Lake City Neighborhood Alliance update


North District Members  8:00 p.m.- 8:25 p.m 
4.  North District Council September Agenda

  • NMF Large Projects- District Citizen Review Committee update
  • PACE (Peoples’Academy for Community Engagement) North group project report
North District Members 8:25 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 
Contact persons:Phillip Duggan – Co-Chair


Dan Wasell,  Co-Chair


Thomas Whittemore

Neighborhood District Coordinator




Register for Seattle Night Out Block Parties

“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 (without a fee), so you and your neighbors can take over your street.

This year Night Out is Tuesday, August 7th. You can register your block party and get help planning and publicizing your event at

Last year there were many block parties in Pinehurst. Let’s do it again this year!

June 2012 Pinehurst Crime Map

Here is a limited picture of Pinehurst property crime for May 2012. You can see ALL the types of crime at Choose North neighborhood and dates June 1 – 30.

$20 Millon for Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements

This is a huge win for Northgate pedestrians and bicyclists! This week the Seattle City Council and the Sound Transit board unanimously passed resolutions committing a total of $20 million to pedestrian and bicycle improvements for the future Northgate light rail station. Thanks go to Seattle Councilman Richard Conlin, who led the charge within the City Council and Sound Transit board. This culminates a month-long effort by a coalition including Maple Leaf and Pinehurst Community Councils, Feet First, Cascade Bicycle Club, Sierra Club, and Leadership for Great Neighborhoods.

The big ticket item is a pedestrian (and bicycle) bridge spanning I-5 from the future Northgate light rail station to North Seattle Community College and the Licton Springs neighborhood. The City of Seattle and Sound Transit have each committed $5 million to the bridge. The bridge will enable students and employees to use the station with a 5 minute walk rather than a bus transfer or a 20 minute walk. It will enable residents of the Liction Springs neighborhood to walk to the station in 10 minutes rather than 30 minutes.

The rest of the money (another $5 million from Seattle and $5 million from Sound Transit) will be spent on pedestrian and bicycle improvements identified by an access study. This will likely include new sidewalks on streets close to the station (e.g. NE 100th and 103rd Streets) and safe, family-friendy bicycle facilities leading into the residential neighborhoods (e.g. cycle track on 1st Ave NE, buffered bicycle lanes on 5th Ave NE).

Sound Transit will also contribute funds to a 450-stall parking garage on Northgate Mall property, which will allow King County Metro to potentially redevelop the surface park-and-ride lots as retail and/or housing.

The time frame for all of this coincides with the opening of the light rail station in 2021.