News Blog for Seattle's Wedgwood and View Ridge Neighborhoods


2017 Sounds of Summer Concert Series

June 25th, 2017 by hillaryu

The U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series, presented by UW Medicine is coming up.

Wednesdays, July 12 to August 23.

Enjoy free concerts with live music from local favorites from 7:00-8:30 pm, gourmet bites from U Village restaurants, the RAM beer garden, and fun activities in the kid’s area.

Concerts will be held in the parking area in front of Veggie Grill and Aritzia, below Room & Board.

The 2017 line-up features:

July 12          Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme

July 19          Blake Lewis

July 26         The Nowhere Men

August 2      The Paperboys

August 9      Kalimba

August 16    BowieVision

August 23    Hit Explosion

Grab a seat starting at 6:00 pm!

More info? Click here.

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Stay up-to-date on the 35th Ave. project

June 20th, 2017 by hillaryu

From the SDOT website:

What’s happening now

We’ve finalized the street design concept for 35th Ave NE, based on current and future needs and with the goal of creating more options to safely get around your neighborhood.

Click here to learn about what we heard from northeast Seattle and what we’re proposing for 35th Ave NE.

Share your thoughts about the design and stay in the loop by subscribing to a project distribution list. We’ll send emails with project updates and public engagement opportunities. Click here to sign up for email updates

Questions? Email the project team or call (206) 615-0925.

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Seattle Youth Commission now accepting applications

June 16th, 2017 by hillaryu

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a commission of 15 Seattleites ages 13-19 that address issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission get a unique opportunity to work with elected officials, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Youth serving on the commission will be required to attend a half-day retreat on Saturday, September 23, bi-monthly SYC meetings, and additional committee commitments.  The commission meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2017 and ending June 2019.

In addition to representing youth across the city, commissioners receive hands-on experience in the public sector and learn how to cultivate the youth voice in city policy.

To apply, click here or complete this application and submit:

Via email:
Via postal mail: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, c/o Seattle Youth Commission, PO Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649
In person: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, located in City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th floor

Interviews will be held on August 7 and 9 from 4 – 6 p.m.

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Spooner Berry Farms Now Open!

June 12th, 2017 by hillaryu

Stop by for fresh-picked berries.

Details here.

7726 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(Next to Wedgwood Post Office)

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Meet Mayoral Candidates in Wedgwood

June 4th, 2017 by hillaryu

From the Wedgwood Community Council

The NEDC (Northeast District Council) is hosting an evening with some of the 2017 Mayoral Candidates right here in our backyard. 

This is a public event all are welcome to join the NEDC representatives and the 2017 Mayoral candidates 7pm Thursday June 8th, at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE. Seattle, WA, 98115.  The Mayoral Candidates for this event are: Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell, Bob Hasegawa, Michael McGinn, Cary Moon, Nikkita Oliver.

More info can be found on the Wedgwood Community Council’s website.

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University Village Sidewalk Sale

May 31st, 2017 by hillaryu

It’s that time of year again! Join the University Village for their 60th Annual Sidewalk Sale and get up to 60% off at participating stores!

June 1-4

Enjoy free valet parking next to Amazon Books during all four days of Sidewalk Sale.

Don’t forget to get a delicious Fisher Scone near Fran’s Chocolates during the event!

Participating stores:

  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Anthropologie
  • Aritzia
  • The Art Study
  • Aveda
  • Banana Republic
  • Bartell Drugs
  • Ben Bridge Jeweler
  • Bryn Walker
  • Calypso St. Barth  *NEW!*
  • The Confectionery
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Fireworks
  • Fran’s Chocolates
  • Free People
  • The Frye Company  *NEW!*
  • Gene Juarez Salon & Spa
  • H&M
  • Hanna Andersson
  • Headlines Salon
  • Ibex
  • InSpa
  • ivivva
  • J.Crew
  • Joie  *NEW!*
  • Kid’s Club
  • The Land of Nod
  • Lucky Brand
  • Lululemon
  • Madewell
  • Margaret O’Leary
  • Marine Layer
  • Mercer
  • Mrs. Cook’s
  • Mud Bay
  • Oiselle
  • Papyrus
  • Peek Kids
  • Pottery Barn Kids
  • Ravenna Gardens
  • Scotch & Soda
  • Soccer West  *NEW!*
  • Sole Food
  • Something Silver
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Storables
  • Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Village Maternity
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Yves Delorme
  • Zovo Lingerie

For more information, click here.

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NEST High Tea – June 15

May 25th, 2017 by hillaryu

From NEST (northeast Seattle together)

June 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

You’ll need more than cucumber sandwiches in a disaster! Being Ready Matters: Preparing Yourself, Your Family & Your Neighbors

Over the past several years we have watched as earthquakes have devastated cities around the world and wondered could that happen here? The Pacific Northwest is not immune. It is not a matter of if, but when the next big one will strike. When it does will, you be ready? This training will identify the steps you can take to prepare yourself, your families and your home. Preparing for disasters can actually be fun!

Presented By: Siri McLean, CEM, ABCP, MEP

Friends Fellowship Hall
7786 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA United States

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Save the date: Food Truck Taste Off 6/7/17

May 18th, 2017 by hillaryu

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Solid Ground will host their first-ever Food Truck Taste Off at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park.

This will be an evening of food, fun and friendly competition, with Seattle’s favorite food trucks facing off to end poverty!

Event guests will sample a signature dish from each food truck and vote for the best, and the winning truck will receive a prize. The event will also include music, a beer garden, raffle prizes and a short program about Solid Ground.

All proceeds will support Solid Ground’s work to challenge the root causes of hunger, poverty and injustice.

Food trucks will include Bread and Circuses, The Mobile Mayan, Seattle Biscuit Company, Street Donuts Co. and Street Treats!

Get your tickets here.

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Touch-A-Truck event May 21

May 14th, 2017 by hillaryu

The Junior League of Seattle (JLS) is excited to host its 7th Annual Touch-A-Truck event. This family-centric event offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types, as well as meet the people who build, protect and serve the Seattle community.

Trucks on display include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, vintage trucks, and more. Children of all ages are invited to creatively explore the trucks with guidance from the respective professionals who will explain the equipment and discuss the work each performs.

The event also includes activities such as face painting, coloring activities, giveaways, and an ice cream truck, of course! Last year, the event welcomed over 4,000 attendees and we are expecting an even larger turnout this year.

Event Details:

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Where: Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115. Using the 65th Street
entrance is strongly encouraged. Please carpool or use mass transit if possible.

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm. They are pleased to be offering a “horns-free hour” from 9:00am-10:00am for children with special needs and sensitive ears.

Cost: There is no cost for admission; however, donations to the Junior League of Seattle will be happily and gratefully accepted.

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NE Seattle Public Library Story Times

May 8th, 2017 by hillaryu

Baby Story Time

(For infants up to 12 months)

Wednesday, May 10, 17, 24, 31 at 12:30 p.m.

Toddler Story Time

(Geared for ages 1-3)

Thursday, May 11, 18, 25 & June 1 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Preschool Story Time

(Geared for ages 3-5)

Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Pajamas & Puppets

(All Ages)

Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more here.

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