CSA Subscriptions Available From Seattle P-Patches

June 23, 2016 6:29am
via Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

via Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

We are incredibly excited about this program through the Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens CSA, that connects local produce, grown by low-income farmers with Seattle families looking for healthy, local fruit and veggies. Through this program you can receive up to 18 weeks of farm-fresh organic produce grown right here in Seattle.

Each subscription comes with 15 items of organic seasonal produce grown at the NewHolly and High Point Seattle Market Gardens, a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods program that helps to establish healthy communities and economic opportunity in low-income neighborhoods. The cost ranges from $15 to $25 a week based on the size of the share with prorated shares available.

Subscribers can either pick up their produce at the gardens where they are grown and meet the farmers or on Saturdays at a Green Lake Location, St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

Here’s all the details:

The pick-up locations, dates, and times are:
Thursday evenings, now through October 13 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
High Point Market Garden (32nd Avenue SW and SW Juneau Street)
NewHolly Market Garden (42nd South and South Rockery Drive)

Saturdays, now through October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th Street)

Community members can subscribe now by completing and mailing an application (see form for address); or you can contact Michelle Jones at 206-372-6593 or Julie Bryan, P-Patch Garden Coordinator, at 206-684-0540.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and GROW to support low-income gardeners. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.


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Meet Barley

June 22, 2016 6:58am


Barley is a 1 year old Beagle/Catahoula mix. We found him scouting squirrels around the lake. His owner says he feels strongly that he should be set free to gather and play with all the bunny rabbits and squirrels in Green Lake and he promises to be gentle with them (probably).


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Northwest Girlchoir Currently Auditioning for Fall Season

June 21, 2016 6:45am

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Northwest Girlchoir has openings for girls entering grades 1-12 to join in the fun and start singing this fall.
The group is comprised of six progressive choir levels and serves over 250 girls from all over the greater Seattle region.
Auditions are happening throughout the summer for girls entering grades 3-12 and registration is now open for our non-auditioned Prep Choir for girls entering grades 1-2. Girls from all musical backgrounds are invited to sign up or schedule an audition on the website. Generous scholarships are available at every choir level.
Choristers learn musicianship, vocal technique and performance skills, and have the opportunity to perform in mainstage concerts, outreach events, collaborations and local and international tours. All while building lasting friendships in a nurturing and supportive community.
Learn more and sign up at www.northwestgirlchoir.org/choirprograms.


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Mark Your Calendar: Hiroshima to Hope is August 6

June 20, 2016 6:47am
via Martha Brice

via Martha Brice

From Hiroshima to Hope, Seattle’s annual peace event honoring the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war and violence, takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at Green Lake.
This year’s event marks the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings. If you haven’t attended in the past, be sure to mark your calendar. One thing we did not know is that this event is one of the largest commemorations held outside of Japan.

While some of the performers and events are still being planned, here’s a few things that you can plan for:
Pre-program activities begin at 6:00 p.m. and include lantern calligraphy and folding of peace cranes. A family program with music and speakers, featuring speaker Jamal Rahman, begins at 7 PM. Performers include the popular Japanese-American drum performance group, Seattle Kokon Taiko. The candle-lit lanterns are floated on the lake at dusk. This year’s ceremony again includes the exhibition of artist Yukiyo Kawano’s fabric sculpture, “Little Boy (folded),” a haunting depiction of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

From Hiroshima to Hope will be held just south of the Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse on Green Lake’s northwest shore. The event is free and open to the public. The Seattle Public Theater is located at 7312 West Green Lake Drive North. For more information, please call 206-453-4471 or Hiroshima to Hope website.


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Market Beginning to Shift? Or Maybe not?

June 17, 2016 6:00am


Kris Murphy and Daniela Dombrowski are Seattle Greenlaker sponsors and real estate brokers who live and specialize in the Wallingford and Green Lake neighborhoods. They practice out of the Keller Williams Greater Seattle office located on the corner of Stone Way and N 45th St.

We have been noticing a slight shift in the market a few weeks ago. Higher priced listings around the million dollar mark are beginning to be on the market a bit longer and offer review dates often pass without offers being received. Looking more globally, this phenomenon is more pronounced in neighborhoods that are further out or in areas where schools are not as highly rated such as the Matthews Beach and Cedar Park areas but also evident in our own neighborhood.

The statistics provided in this post are hyper-local, capturing only Green Lake and Tangletown as outlined in the map above. The numbers are for single family homes including townhomes.

Statistics in the table below are based on home sales in the area outlined on the map above and are derived from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service data.

Continue reading…


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Green Lake Happenings: June 17-18

June 15, 2016 6:21am


Oiselle Warehouse Sale
This Seattle-based company is having its first ever Oiselle Warehouse Sale. The women’s athletic apparel will have discounts of up to 70% off including sports bras, shorts, tank tops, capris/tights, lifestyle athletic, and accessories. RSVP to have an exclusive offer for you and 5 friends to cut the line and get in an hour early, 2pm on June 17th.
(Oiselle: located in University Village and online, www.oiselle.com).
Event web page (required): www.oiselle.com/warehouse-sale
Date and time: Friday June 17th / 3pm-8pm and Saturday June 18th / 9am-4pm
Location: Magnuson Park, Hanger 30, 6310 NE 74th Street, Seattle

NW Run/Walk for Epilepsy
Spots are still available for the NW Run/Walk for Epilepsy June 18 at Green Lake Park. Money generated from the race helps people living with epilepsy to overcome those challenges and to accelerate therapies to help stop seizures as well as a free summer camp for kids.  Held in August, Camp Discovery is a four day camp for kids with epilepsy age 7 – 16, and their siblings are invited, too. Many of the counselors and volunteers also have epilepsy.

To register go to the event page here. Registration day of begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mockingbird Readings and Events
On Friday, June 17th, at 6 p.m. children’s entertainers Lolly and YoYo, will do some fun movement games with their new book called MOVE!

Saturday June 18th from 3-5, YA and fiction author, Eileen Cook and Ashley Ream, will lead a discussion about “Talented Authors, Unreliable Narrators.” Of Ream’s new book, The 100 Year Miracle, Gillian Flynn (author of the bestselling book Gone Girl) says, “Ashley Ream has an absolutely astounding voice―she is one of the most compelling, sharpest writers working today. The 100 Year Miracle is already one of my favorite novels of 2016.”

Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave NE.

(206) 516-5886



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Do Not Fish in Green Lake With a Crossbow

June 14, 2016 10:19am

We are going to go ahead and file this under one of the weirder happenings at Green Lake.

We received photos of a man with a crossbow in Green Lake that appeared to be fishing with the help of said crossbow.

So we thought it would be a good time to make a little PSA:
1. It is illegal to discharge or use a bow and arrow/cross bow in Seattle Parks. More on that here. If you see anyone with one, you are encouraged to dial 9-11 immediately.
2. To fish in the lake you need a license, which you can get here.
3. Fishing poles work pretty darn well and are a lot less alarming to fellow parkgoers.


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What to Do if You Find a Pet in a Hot Car

June 10, 2016 12:15pm


A conversation on NextDoor surfaced recently as it does around this time every year – if you see a pet in a hot car can you break in to save it? You might be surprised to know that that answer is no.

“While we certainly appreciate that community members may be willing to take extraordinary measures to protect Seattle’s animals, Washington state law (RCW 16.52.340) specifies that only “an animal control officer or law enforcement officer … is authorized to remove an animal by any means necessary” under certain circumstances,” said Cindy Wilder a spokesperson for Seattle Animal Shelter.

Wilder encourages people that find an animal in a car or are concerned about the animal’s well being to call the Seattle Animal Shelter at 386-PETS (7387). At that point the Shelter will dispatch their officers and will request assistance from the Seattle Police Department to enter the vehicle, if necessary. Seattle Animal Shelter responds seven days a week (excluding holidays), from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. If someone finds an animal in distress outside of those hours they should call 911.

The Seattle Animal Shelter offers the following tips for protecting pets during hot weather:

  • Never leave your animal tethered or kenneled in direct sunlight. Provide a shady area for retreat, such as a dog house, porch or shady tree, and always provide access to plenty of cool water.
  • If you leave animals indoors, open the screened windows, keep a fan running, provide plenty of water, and if possible, leave them in a cool location.
  • Never leave dogs or cats unattended in a closed, locked vehicle. Animals do not perspire like humans; they cool themselves by panting. Vinyl, leather and even cloth seats in vehicles get hot under animals’ feet and prevent them from perspiring through their paws.
  • If you must travel with your pet, carry water. If a trip requires you leave your pet in the car at any point, think about saving that for another day. It’s not worth the risk.
  • Avoid overexerting your animal in hot weather. Exercise is fine when taken in moderation, but obesity, old age, underlying disease and previous bouts of heat stroke can predispose an animal to the condition.
  • For birds, take caution and place the bird’s cage away from direct sunlight during the intense heat of the afternoon. Provide water and fruits and vegetables with high moisture content.

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‘A Long Walk to Water’ Hero Visits Daniel Bagley Elementary Wednesday

June 6, 2016 3:32pm


Earlier this year we shared a project that a 4th and 5th grade class at Daniel Bagley Elementary was raising money for wells for residents in Sudan. Through handwritten letters, lemonade stands and other efforts, the class raised $6,000. The project was inspired by a book the students read in class called  A Long Walk to Water about the struggles to get basic needs such as water in war torn Sudan. Because of the class’ extraordinary efforts, they won Water for South Sudan’s (WFSS) Iron Giraffe Award which includes a visit with Salva Dut,  a former “Lost Boy of Sudan,” and the subject of the book. The class created a book for Salva Dut that you can view here.

Salva Dut’s June 8 visit will include:

A live discussion with the class from 12 – 12:45. (We are awaiting the link and will share as soon as that is made available.)

Later that evening the school will host an informal potluck on the Daniel Bagley Elementary School grounds (7821 Stone Way, Seattle, 98103) from 5-7 p.m. in a meeting that is open to the public. Salva will say a few words at 6pm, followed by a book signing.

For more information on Salva’s story, go to the Water For South Sudan website.


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