Explosion and Fire on 5th at 123rd

News stations are reporting that a house exploded at 5th Ave NE and NE 123rd St around 6 AM this morning, 9/26. No details yet on what happened!

I don’t know if it is a coincidence, but there was a natural gas leak in the neighborhood yesterday (Sunday) around 2 PM.

North Seattle Community Acupuncture free event

North Seattle Community Acupuncture asked us to post about their upcoming free event.

Fall is here! Give your body a treat and try some acupuncture for free!

Yes, we are still offering our once monthly Free for Me and My Friend days at NORTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE. Bring someone new to the clinic on one of these days and you both receive a free treatment. Bringing only yourself for your first visit? That works too! Our next free day is Friday, October 7 from 2pm until 6pm.

We are located at 11329 Pinehurst Way NE, just two blocks north of Northgate Way. Our usual fee is $15-$40, pay what’s comfortable. It’s all about getting healthy — reasonably, naturally . You can make your own appointment on our website at www.northseaforme.com or call us at 206-524-6428. See you soon!

Fire Thursday night in Apartment Building on 15th

Nobody was injured by the fire in the apartment building at 11532 15th Ave NE. The fire occurred around 11PM on Thursday, 9/22/2011. It was caused by cigarettes, according to KOMO. It sounds like police officers were the first responders and got everyone out.

The Spooky Sprint

Kids, ages 6-12, are invited to come in costume and participate in the 8th annual Spooky Sprint, a 1 mile or 2-mile fun run at Magnuson Park (south of swim beach) on Saturday, October 22  at 10:00 am. 

A special Tot Sprint (ages 3-5) will kick off the event! 

All participants receive a finisher ribbon and a t-shirt.  Prizes will be awarded to top runners in the older division.  Refreshments will be served after the run. 

Race registration forms are available at Magnuson Community Center.  Cost is $15.00. 

For questions, please call 684-7026.

Haunted Teen Flashlight Prize and Candy Hunt

Magnuson Park’s annual Haunted Flashlight Prize and Candy Hunt for teens, ages 11-14, will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in Hangar 30 Workshop, 6344 NE 74th St.  Free!  Come for music, food and frightful fun!  Bring your flashlights. 

Call 684-7026 for information.

Harvest Celebration October 1st

Join Magnuson Community Center, the Children’s Garden, and Magnuson’s Community Garden Orchard & Pea Patch for a day of “Harvest Celebration” on Saturday, October 1, 11:30am-2:30pm.

Special guest, Caspar Babypants, will perform at 1pm! 

Also featured will be a fruit-tasting maze, apple press, garden games and more! 

The celebration will be at the Children’s Garden and Magnuson Park Amphitheater, 6344 NE 74th St. The event is free and open to all.  For more information, please contact the community center at 206-684-7026.

Gourmet Gardening or Urban Farming? Tomatoes, Chickens & Bees!

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Have you even tasted local honey? How about really fresh eggs for breakfast? Do you know about growing food in the city, Farm Share, or what can be planted in your parking strip? Speakers include Becca Fong from Seattle Parks Urban Food Systems, Stephanie Seliga from Tilth’s “The Just Garden Project” and more.

Meadowbrook Community Center
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 7:00 PM
10515 35th Ave NE 98125

The Thornton Creek Alliance, which has been providing advocacy and stewardship for Seattle’s largest watershed since 1993, is pleased to invite the community to this program in cooperation with Meadowbrook Community Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information call Education VP Judy Olson 206 523-4384

Cat Found Saturday 9/17


A Pinehurst neighbor found this sweet little cat hiding from the rain in front of her condo building (between 115th/117th and 15th NE) Saturday night.  It has no collar so we’re hoping this is someone’s cat or someone knows whose it is.

Please contact Autumn at 206-409-8907 with any information.

Post Mortem on NE 125th St. Restriping

It’s been a couple of months since NE 125th St. was restriped to make a center turn lane and bike lanes. What do you think about it now?

Has it made it easier or harder to turn left? Easier or harder to cross as a pedestrian? Safer or not as a cyclist?

And has the traffic slowed to a safer speed? Is it more congested?

Give us your thoughts and observations.

Pinehurst Folding Chairs Up For Grabs

All the chairs have been given away. Thanks to those who responded and made nice donations!


When the Pinehurst shelter house was remodeled this year, about a dozen metal folding chairs were removed and put in storage at Meadowbrook Community Center. MCC, which manages the use of our shelter house, has stocked it with more stackable chairs. We are looking for homes for these chairs.


If you would like some of them, and are willing to make a small token donation of your choice to the Pinehurst Community Council for them, please contact me at nancy@pinehurstseattle.org. First come, first served!