Northgate Station Construction Open House

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m. (presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Olympic View Elementary School cafeteria, 504 Northeast 95th Street, Seattle


Sound Transit will host a public open house this month to update details about the construction schedule, potential noise and nighttime work, truck hauling and utility relocation work.

The Northgate Station, which will be located east of First Avenue Northeast near the King County Metro Transit Center, will provide access to Northgate Mall, bus transfers at the Northgate Transit Center, adjacent park-and-ride facilities, surrounding neighborhoods and future transit-oriented development (TOD) sites.


Meeting on Fire Station Use

The City has recommended using the former Lake City Fire Station 39 site to create housing for homeless and/or low-income families, with ground floor uses that serve building residents and the community at large. The City Council wants community feedback before it makes a decision on the property. These meetings provide an opportunity to give your input.

Two meetings are available to accommodate different schedules. Due to the anticipated number of attendees and limited time, we ask that you attend one of the two dates offered. The program will be the same at each meeting.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 – Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Program starts at noon
11:30 a.m. – noon Information displays
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Project overview
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Community Caucus and reporting out

Monday, October 15, 2012 – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Information displays
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Project overview
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Community Caucus and reporting out

Nathan Hale High School
The Commons cafeteria
10750 – 30th Ave NE
The South Entry provides closest access to the Cafeteria.
Parking is available in the south, west and east parking lots.
People with mobility disabilities should enter from the main entrance off 30th Avenue NE (by the flag pole).

Contact Richard Gholaghong at 206-684-0621

Special Needs
or Language Requirements?
This location is barrier free. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Richard Gholaghong at the number above as soon as possible. Two weeks prior notice is required for booking of sign language interpreters.

Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting

If a Tree Falls in Thornton Creek, Does Anyone Hear it?

Thursday, Sept. 27th, 7pm – 9pm

Meadowbrook Community Center

10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle 98125 

Join TCA’s discussion about the importance of trees to the health & well-being of people & wildlife in our community.  Discover what we can do to protect and promote our urban forest canopy.  Learn about Seattle’s proposed tree ordinance (and why it needs to be better) and take action.  Also, get information about Seattle’s free yard-tree program.

Guest speakers include:

  • Matt Mega (Seattle Audubon, Urban Forestry Commission)
  • Ruth Williams (TCA, Tree Ambassador Program)
  • Cass Turnbull (PlantAmnesty)

        Meetings are always free and open to the public.


Fun Meet at the Market This Thursday (13th)

Join Lake City in a special “Fun Meet” expansion of the Lake City Farmers Market this Thursday, Sept. 13th from 3:00-6:00pm.

Representatives from a wide variety of neighborhood groups will be there to answer questions, offer information, and provide fun activities too!

  • Give input on the Pierre Visioning Project!
  • Learn about changes to the Lake City Community Center!
  • Talk with community leaders!
  • Come and Play!
  • Win Market Bucks to spend at the market!

It’s also apple season at the market and there’ll be apples galore. Come play a round of apple checkers. See and sample dehydrated apples from Lake City’s Emergency Hub group. Hear bilingual stories from Lake City librarians. Try your hand at apple printing, apple collage or sumi painting. Participate in this event and win “Market Buck” gift certificates to spend at the market!

Link: Fun Meet Flyer

This event is sponsored by a Small Sparks grant from the Department of Neighborhoods.

August 2012 Pinehurst Crime Map

Here is a limited picture of Pinehurst property crime for August 2012. You can see ALL the types of crime at Choose North neighborhood and dates August 1 – 31.

This Summer’s Night Out Block Parties Well Attended

Terrie Johnston, our SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator, says that the North Precinct had 760 block parties on August 7th. This is more than all the other Seattle Police Precincts combined. Pinehurst is in the North Precinct, which is all Seattle north of the Ship Canal. Way to go North Precinct!

Police Prioritizing In-Progress Burglary Calls

Pinehurst neighbors have been talking about recent burglaries in our neighborhood on the Pinehurst Seattle Facebook page. Some of the burglaries have been in broad daylight. In fact, most burglaries occur between 6 am and 6 pm when we are less likely to be at home.

Currently, the police are prioritizing 911 calls from people reporting  a possible burglary in progress. Do not hesitate to call 911 if you see suspicious activity on your street or at a neighbor’s home. It is better to call and be wrong than to not call and possibly miss an opportunity to thwart a burglary. The police  say they are happy to come out to check out a suspicious situation.

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for Sept 2012


This month’s guest speakers at Seattle Police Department’s North PAC were Carl Marquardt, Mayor’s Legal Counsel,  and Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council, Chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee.

You can read about their comments and other news from the North Precinct in the minutes.


Another Little Free Library in Pinehurst

Another Little Free Library in Pinehurst is open for business. It’s right across the street from the Pinehurst Pocket Park in the yard of the beautiful new-ish two-story house on the northwest corner of 19th Ave NE & NE 117th St.  This one is made from a nifty kit available for purchase from the Little Free Library website.

Do check it out soon, and support it like you’ve been enthusiastically supporting the library on NE 113th St east of 20th Ave NE. From the level of activity at the 113th St library, Pinehurst is obviously embracing the idea of sharing books. Wouldn’t it be fun if someone  exchanged some of the books between libraries once in a while to  keep their inventories fresh?

Kids Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

This week Penny made a drawing for the kiosk at Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St and 19th Ave NE. Penny drew  it  at this summer’s Pinehurstfest. Thanks, Penny- it looks great in the park!

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please email We’ll put it on mat board donated by FRAMEIT Ltd, 539 NE Northgate Way.