Pinehurst Pets

Let’s restart the popular Pinehurst Pets series. We all love our pets, so let’s show them off.

Email a photo and info or a funny story about your pet to and we’ll post them here.

Dogs, cats, gerbils, potbellied pigs, bring them on!


Check Out Maple Leaf Life Blog

We’ve added a new link on our blog - to the Maple Leaf Life blog. Our neighbors to the south often report on places and events we may be interested in. The link is on the Pinehurst blog main page, in the column on the right-hand side, under the heading “Blogroll” (you may have to scroll down). While you’re at it, click on some of our other Blogroll links, such as Cliff Mass’s weather blog.

Help Make Pinehurstfest a Success!

There are a lot of small things people can do to help make Pinehurstfest a success this year.

  • Attend!
  • Tell your friends!
  • Distribute fliers to local businesses or telephone poles around the neighborhood
  • Pass out fliers to your neighbors (even just a few blocks)
  • Help setup in the morning on July 16th
  • Help tear down and clean up afterwards
  • Run the cake walk or other games
  • Hand out coffee, drinks, and ice cream
  • Take pictures for us to share

If you’re interested in helping in any way, let me know. You can email me at which is always the easiest. But you can also call my cell at 206-973-7237 if you’ve got any questions.

Here are the full page fliers (updated to include the North Helpline) which you can print out for distributing to local businesses or around the neighborhood.

2011GrayPinehurstfestFlier (.pdf)

2011GrayPinehurstfestFlier (.docx)

Land Use Notice: 11050 8TH AVE NE

This looks to be pretty minor but we don’t get a lot of notices in our neighborhood so I figured it was worth passing along…

Public Involvement: Comment on Application :: How to Request an Interpretation
Land Use Application to allow an expansion of a minor communication utility (AT&T) consisting of three panel antennas on the rooftop of an existing multifamily structure.
Project: 3012363
Address: 11050 8TH AVE NE
Area: Northeast
Contact phone: (206)227-3876
Planner: Stephanie Haines
Planner phone: (206)684-5014
Application date: 06/01/2011
Date deemed complete: 06/07/2011
Comments may be submitted through: 06/29/2011

The following approvals are required:

Administrative Conditional Use to allow an expansion of a minor communication utility in a Lowrise 3 zone.

SEPA Environmental Determination
(This project is subject to the Optional DNS Process (WAC 197-11-355) and Early DNS Process (SMC 25.05.355). This comment period may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of this proposal.)

Other permits that may be needed which are not included in this application:

Building Permit

The top of this image is North. This map is for illustrative purposes only. In the event of omissions, errors or differences, the documents in DPD’s files will control.

North Helpline Needs Food Donations

Demand at the North Helpline food bank is up 30% over last year. They are very low on sources of protein and could use donations of canned tuna, chicken, corned beef, chili & peanut butter or frozen packages of meat. If you can donate, please drop off donations at 12736 33rd Avenue NE, Seattle, WA  98125

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 – 1:00

Thank you!

Citizen Science Opportunity with UW Student and National Wildlife Federation

Calling all folks with yards certified as wildlife habitats. Hillary Burgess is a graduate student in urban ecology and environmental horticulture at UW. She’s looking for volunteers to collect data on pollinator presence in their certified habitats this summer.  The protocol will be very straightforward, not greatly time consuming, and would involve making regular timed observations of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating fauna.  Identification skills are not necessary, only an interest in observing pollinating fauna in your yard and a willingness to let her visit your certified habitat to record information about the plant species present.  If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Hillary Burgess directly at  She’s hoping to meet with potential volunteers in the next few weeks.

Save the Date – Pinehurstfest!


Tips for Handling Door-to-door Solicitors

This is a reminder from Terrie Johnston, our Crime Prevention Coordinator.

Terrie recently received an e-mail from a North End resident who had an unknown man knock on her door at 11:30 p.m. claiming to need money to pay a locksmith.  Other neighborhood blogs have reported on what they call the  “Locksmith Scammer”. This is the season for door-to-door solicitors, so know your rights!

Please read this sheet on handling both legitmate and illegitimate solicitations. 

As always, please don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 for anything suspicious.

Signup Now Available Online For This Year’s Night Out Party

NightOut2011The on-line signup page is now available for registering with Seattle Police for your upcoming Night Out Party. This year the nationwide crime prevention event is Tuesday, August 2nd.

It’s a perfect time to form a block watch, or to convene the neighbors who participate in your existing block watch, as well as to meet new neighbors.  Many parties involve blocking off the street and having a potluck.

For more information, see the Night Out website.

Vandalism at Pinehurst Elementary

The Seattle Times is reporting that vandals “overturned and broke new planters and marked new murals and classroom doors with 30 to 40 graffiti tags”. The damage was done late Friday 6/10 or early Saturday 6/11. Anyone with information on the incident is being asked to contact Seattle Police.