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Entries from September 2010

Free tour of P-Patch gardens includes Picardo

September 16th, 2010 by hillaryu

Picardo’s P-Patch is famous in our neighborhood. Now, residents from other parts of Seattle will get a chance to see it for free. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is offering a free van tour of P-Patch locations all over the city. The one in the northeast will be held October 16 from 1pm to 3pm. The tour includes the Picardo, Pinehurst, Maple Leaf, Roosevelt and Ravenna P-Patches. Meet at the University Neighborhood Service Center at 4534 University Way. Space is limited, so register early online.

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Adding to the gardens at Wedgwood Elementary

September 14th, 2010 by hillaryu

For those of you who may not know, Wedgwood Elementary has some amazing gardens on its campus.

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NE 45th Viaduct reopens with ribbon cutting

September 10th, 2010 by hillaryu

Almost 3 months after the NE 45th Street Viaduct was closed for a major overhaul, the road reopened this morning to vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic. Representatives from SDOT, the University Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Washington were on hand for a ribbon cutting to mark the end of construction.

“Being under budget and a little ahead of schedule will hopefully boost the confidence in which the citizens have in the city,” said SDOT Director Peter Hahn.

The Husky Helmet Car had the honor of being the first vehicle to cross the improved viaduct. SDOT wanted to wrap the project up before the first home football game at Husky Stadium tomorrow.

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City budget hearing set for North Seattle, vote for your favorite ideas

September 9th, 2010 by hillaryu

As the City Council dives into the 2011-2012 budget, they

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Despite low interest rates, home sales sluggish

September 8th, 2010 by hillaryu

REAL ESTATE WRAPUP: The August home sales numbers are out for Wedgwood and View Ridge and it’s a pretty downcast report. Here’s a closer look compliments of Liz Nitz from Windermere, who specializes in this part of northeast Seattle.


Homes sold: 8

Pending: 3

Average sales price: $408,994

Median sales price: $415,000

Average days on market: 51

View Ridge:

Homes sold: 1

Pending: 4

Average days on market: 22

Liz tells us that August is typically the first or second slowest month of the year for home sales — and this year was no exception. She says plenty of sellers are ready to sell (and negotiate) but too few buyers are qualified or motivated enough to purchase

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NE 45th Street Viaduct to re-open Friday

September 8th, 2010 by hillaryu

Just in time for this Saturday’s Husky football game, the NE 45th Street Viaduct will re-open on Friday morning.

The heavily traveled corridor has been closed all summer while SDOT did replacement work on the 468-foot west approach. The public is invited to join SDOT at a ceremony to officially reopen the viaduct. The event, which will be from 8:45am to 10am, will be at the top of the hill near 22nd Avenue NE and NE 45th Street. Project team members, city staff and the contractor will be on hand.

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Picardo P-Patch fundraiser features wine tasting and dinner

September 7th, 2010 by hillaryu

A special fundraising event is planned for the Picardo Farm P-Patch.

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Police chase ends with flipped car on NE 75th St

September 5th, 2010 by Support Staff

Shortly after midnight Sunday a vehicle being chased by police flipped on Northeast 75th Street after striking a street light pole. The driver was rushed to the hospital, officers said.

Police said the incident began with a pursuit southbound on Interstate 5 by Mountlake Terrace officers. When the vehicle they were chasing exited I-5 and continued south on Banner Way Northeast, it broadsided the guardrail at Eighth Avenue Northeast and then struck the light pole, ending upside down in the 600 block of Northeast 75th Street.

The Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the male driver to Harborview Medical Center, with serious injuries.

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Officer draws gun during View Ridge burglary

September 1st, 2010 by hillaryu

A Seattle police officer drew his gun while investigating a burglary in the 7000 block of 53rd Ave NE.

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