thinkLOCAL Event Fundraiser for Invest in Youth March 3

February 15, 2017 5:25am

Invest in Youth, a non profit that helps pair free tutors with elementary school aged students (including those from Green Lake’s Daniel Bagley Elementary), is having a fundraiser called thinkLOCAL. The evening event will include a tasting featuring local wineries and distilleries as well as a silent auction. Each attendee receives a wine glass and tastes from local beverage partners, which include Trust Cellars, Number 6 Cider, Scratch Distillery, Proletariat Wine Company, William Grassie Wine Estates, Hellbent Brewing Company, and Westland Distillery. Re:Public is catering the food for the evening.

Here’s all the details:
March 3rd, 2017
7:00pm to 10:00pm
415 Westlake (415 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)
https://www.facebook.com/events/169925333493375/
To purchase tickets, go to: https://thinklocal2017.eventbrite.com

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Happy 62nd Anniversary Evans Pool

February 9, 2017 5:32am
Evans Pool 1955 via Seattle Municipal Archives

Evans Pool 1955 via Seattle Municipal Archives

Sixty two years ago (this week) Evans Pool was dedicated as part of Green Lake Park. It cost $236,286.

According to the Seattle Municipal Archives “In 1955 (almost to this very date) Evans Pool was dedicated by then Mayor Pomeroy, Park board members and Park Department employees along with Roosevelt and Lincoln High School Moonlighters Swing Band. Among other events at the pool opening was a comedy diving exhibition by the Husky Swim club. En- trance fees when the pool opened were 10, 25 and 35 cents for children, youth and adults. Over 50,000 signatures were gathered in 1952 in support of a pool at Green Lake. Voters approved a money for the Green Lake pool in a Park Department bond in 1952 and ground was broken in 1954. Designed by Lamont & Fey, unique features of the pool at the time were port- holes allowing underwater viewing of swimmers. The pool was named “Evans Pool” in honor of Ben and Lou Evans, Recreation Directors of the Parks Department.”

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Green Lake Food Walk Date Announced

February 8, 2017 5:22am

The date for the 2017 Green Lake Food Walk has just been announced. So mark your calendars for Saturday, April 29 at 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The event is similar to an art walk but instead of art, you walk through Green Lake’s restaurants and businesses for samples of their menu items.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children (plus online processing fees). All proceeds go to the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce. Last year the event sold out, so get your tickets soon.

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Man Injured In Woodland Park Off Leash Area Yesterday In ICU

February 7, 2017 10:10am

The tree that fell on Frostad at the Dog Park on 2/6 via his GoFundMe page.

The man injured yesterday by a fallen tree at the Woodland Park Off Leash Dog Area has been identified by KIRO News as Scott Frostad.  Frostad, a park regular known for his expressive photographs of dogs, was standing with dog walkers Lauri Ann Carrasco and Michelle Larsen when a mature pine tree crashed to the ground. Carrasco and Larsen were able to get away in time, but Frostad was pinned, hit by the full weight of the tree. According to KIRO, he is currently in the ICU and will have to undergo several surgeries. Larsen set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the surgeries.

The fundraising goal for his medical bills is set at $20,000. Within nearly 12 hours the page had raised more than $3,500. The GoFundMe page says his dogs are being cared for while he is in the ICU.

Frostad is an avid photographer and we have used his photos to showcase the Woodland Dog Park in previous posts. The tree that injured Frostad was one of two trees that fell in the park yesterday. The off leash area of the park has been closed since the incident while an arborist investigates the safety of the park.

Please visit the GoFundMe page for more information on how to help Scott.

 

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Your Weekend In And Around Green Lake

February 2, 2017 9:10pm

Cosmic Triangle: Mars is at the top with Venus at right. Photo by Dustin Guy

It’s nearly the weekend Greenlakers! You made it.

Did you catch the cosmic triangle earlier this week? (That’s when Mars, a crescent moon, and Venus were aligned in a triangle.) Luckily Dustin Guy captured a shot (seen above).

Also, some good news. That Southbound SR 99/Aurora Avenue North closure that was supposed to happen this weekend has now been canceled and will be rescheduled soon. So you are clear to use 99 in both directions to and from your Super Bowl festivities.

Speaking of which, in case you need a few places to check out the Super Bowl this weekend, here’s some spots right here on the north side of Green Lake.

Green Lake Bar and Grill
Features three TVs total, two at the bar and one facing the lobby. Come early and stake your claim, as they cannot reserve spots in the bar. Great place for a boozy brunch, they have a cocktail menu just for breakfast (I recommend the Ultimate Bloody Mary).
Bonus: A little bird told us there’s a booth in the back of the restaurant with its own TV, try to grab it if you can.
Address: 7200 E. Green Lake Dr N
Website: www.greenlakebarandgrill.com

St. Andrews Bar and Grill
1,000+ sq. foot space, 130″ HD projection screen, four 50″ screens. Menu includes standard game-day fare including Highlander hot wings, fresh baked nachos and Rod Stewart Onion Rings (we’re not sure). There’s also a wide variety of sandwiches and daily soups made from scratch.
Bonus: St. Andrews is home to one of Washington’s largest selections of Single Malt Scotches. So there’s that.
Address: 7406 Aurora Ave. N
Website: www.standrewsbarandgrill.com

Duck Island Ale House
Love Beth’s Cafe food but wish you could enjoy it with a beer? Well then this is your place.
Bonus: We hear the duck balls are a must. This is one of those things that you are just going to have to take a leap of faith and believe us, trust fall style.
Address: 7317 Aurora Ave N
Website: http://duckislandalehouse.blogspot.com

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Über Tavern For Sale

February 2, 2017 3:42pm

via Über Tavern

Eater Seattle reported this week that Über Tavern and the building housing it are for sale. Anyone have $1.18 million lying around? Before you make a run on the Tavern with your empty growlers ready to fill, Eater also confirms that the bar isn’t going anywhere. It is just part of the sale of the building, which also includes two apartments.

Let’s hope this sale helps to keep Über going strong and even better than before.

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Valentine’s Date Ideas In and Near Green Lake

February 2, 2017 6:44am

via Woodland Park Zoo

By Shelly Najjar

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, but don’t let that stop you from celebrating with your sweetie, enjoying company with friends, or treating yourself to one of the many options in the Green Lake area. Ideas for Valentine’s Day and the prior weekend are included below.

“The Liar” at the Seattle Public Theater
This classic 17th century romantic comedy about the pathological liar Dorante gets an update for today’s audience.
Show runs January 27 through February 19, 2017.
SPT Bathhouse Theatre (7312 W Green Lake Dr. N)
www.seattlepublictheater.org

Valentine’s Day Enrichment at the Woodland Park Zoo
Even the animals enjoy special treats for Valentine’s Day! Zookeepers will give them heart-shaped ice pops (made of fruit juice, honey, and strawberries), herbal bouquets, heart-shaped steaks, and more as part of the program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals and promote natural animal behavior.
February 11, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free with zoo admission or membership.
Woodland Park Zoo (West Entrance – 5500 Phinney Ave. N; or South Entrance – 750 N 50th St.)
www.zoo.org

12th Annual Love ’em or Leave ’em Valentine’s Day Dash
Register for the Valentine’s themed event to run/walk as an individual or a two person team, and get your custom bib number where you can indicate your relationship status (choice of “single,” “taken,” or “it’s complicated”). The race is followed by a costume contest, awards ceremony, and celebration including exhibitor booths (free food, drink and more), and an onsite beer, wine and mimosa garden.
Race takes place on February 12, 2017. Registration is open now.
Address: Green Lake Park (5900 W Green Lake Way N)
Website: promotionevents.com/valentines/index.htm

Open Mic Night at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
A recurring monthly event (second Friday of every month), this child-friendly open mic night welcomes a variety of performers and styles (in the past they’ve included spoken word, folks songs, experimental piano pieces, and more). To protect the acoustic experience, the event does not include food or drink so plan to check out one of the many restaurants, bars, or cafes before or after.
Friday, February 10, 2017. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for performer sign-in; performances begin at 7 p.m.
Address: Woodland Park Presbyterian Church (225 N. 70th St.)
Website: www.wppcseattle.org

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March Fourth Fun Run Coming to Green Lake Park

January 31, 2017 6:52am

Looking for a fun run? The March Fourth Fun Run is March 4 at Green Lake Park. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The run features 5k and 10k distances as well as a (free!) mini-march for kids. The Sounders FC Sound Wave band will be back again to entertain and motivate all participants.

The run begins at 9:30 and the start line is on the west side of Greenlake, near the Bathhouse Theater. Registration includes a soft race shirt, chip timing, marching bands galore, and finish line snacks!

For more information, go to: http://www.marchforthfunrun.com.

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