Home Invasion

Last week a home on 20th NE was broken into at 1:30 in the morning. Someone probably saw the laptop inside and broke a window to get it. Luckily a homeowner was up, heard the window break and screamed. The burglar fled.

Burglars are opportunists. Don’t give them opportunities:

  • Keep electronics and musical instruments out of sight from the windows
  • Keep doors and windows locked, even on the second floor
  • Put tools away so they are not used in the crime

And please be on the lookout for suspicious activity in neighbors’ yards. Call 911 to be on the safe side. The police don’t mind when it turns out to be a false alarm.

Have a safe summer!

Get Pinehurst T-Shirts at Pinehurstfest

Remember Pinehurstfest is coming up July 16th!  We’ll have some cool Pinehurst T-Shirts for sale as a Pinehurst Community Council fund raiser, so come on by and pick one up, listen to the great music, enjoy refreshments, win door prizes, and most important, meet your neighbors!


Pinehurst Pets – Charlie


Here’s a photo of my rescue dog, Charlie, after I taught him how to read in a class called “SmartyDog” offered by Great Dog Daycare (http://gogreatdog.com/).

I’m a librarian, so I think reading is very important. Of course, it turns out that his FAVORITE book is about kittens!!!

Charlie is a smartydog, but I’m not a very motivated trainer, so we mostly cuddle on the couch and go for walks in the neighborhood.


If you would like to see your pet featured in the Pinehurst Pet of the Week column, please send a photo and a story about your pet to nancy@pinehurstseattle.org.

Donations for Pinehurstfest!

Pinehurstfest wouldn’t happen without all the wonderful volunteers (more about helping out here) but it also doesn’t happen without at least a bit of money.

There are two options for helping out this year, mostly because I personally can never find my checkbook and do everything online. It got my wondering if other people were having that problem and wanted more options.

  1. You can mail a check which is 100% tax deductible through our co-sponsor:
    Make check payable to:City of Seattle
    Mail it to:
    Meadowbrook Advisory Council
    10517 35th Avenue NE
    Seattle, WA 98125
    (Note: “Pinehurstfest 2011″ in the memo field)
  2. You can donate online. This isn’t through our co-sponsor and we’re not officially a non-profit so this one wouldn’t be tax deductible. The form could use some polish (I just set it up) but if you like the online option this might be easier for you. https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/Form.aspx?IDTD=6107581&RF=6609125

And as always, be sure to let me know if you have any questions or concerns: phillip@pinehurstseattle.org

Pinehurst Pets: Lady Naomi Dongle & Sir Gene Widget

JenniferGalicia“This is our Girl Kitty (the tabby), and Boy Kitty (the black kitty). We’re a house of friends and we couldn’t really find names for them that everyone thought fit the animals well. Our friends thought that was undignified, so we invited all of our friends over for a debutante coming out party for the kitties. Prior to this we had set up a website for our friends and family to submit and vote on names for the kitties and their names were announced at the party. Officially the cats are Lady Naomi Dongle and Sir Gene Widget

Boy Kitty is food adventurous and always talks to you when you’re behind the stove cooking. He’s a total sweetheart and can be observed charming people as they enter Pinehurst Park from 12th Ave NE. Girl Kitty is really clever and is real good at training humans. She is an ace at letting us know she wants outside; we’ve hung jingle bells from our doorknobs. She’ll jingle them to get out when there isn’t even anyone in the room. Though she’s turned that attention grabber around and sometimes just jingles them when she wants to play. “
-Jen / Trisha / Naomi / Daniel / Michael

If you would like to see your pet featured in the Pinehurst Pet of the Week column, please send a photo and a story about your pet to nancy@pinehurstseattle.org.

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 nancy@pinehurstseattle.org 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 phillip@pinehurstseattle.org 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!