News Blog for Seattle's Wedgwood and View Ridge Neighborhoods


Entries from May 2011

Meadowbrook Farmers Market not returning this year

May 31st, 2011 by Support Staff

The Meadowbrook Farmers Market, at 2728 N.E. 100th St. one of the the closest farmers markets to Wedgwood, is not returning this summer.

The market, which opened in 2009, was always smaller than many of Seattle

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Meadowbrook resident giving back via Marra Farm

May 31st, 2011 by hillaryu

By Katie Melton

Located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, Marra Farm, 9026 Fourth Ave. S., is a 4.5-acre urban community farm that grows fresh produce for the community

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Seven Seas Restaurant turning into strip club?

May 27th, 2011 by hillaryu

By Katie Melton

The former Seven Seas Restaurant, 8914 Lake City Way N.E., might soon become the newest bachelor party destination in the wake of Rick’s demise. According to a neighborhood flier (click to see a larger version), construction to turn the restaurant into a strip club will begin June 1.

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Learn about

May 24th, 2011 by hillaryu

It seems people who care about Thornton Creek want to know more about the plants that grow native in our watershed.

At the last Thornton Creek Alliance meeting, renowned Seattle plant expert Arthur Lee Jacobson discussed “Native Trees in our Watershed,” and this month he’s “back by popular demand” to talk about “Native Plants in our Watershed.”

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, begins with social time at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Lake City Presbyterian Church (Room B2), 3841 N.E. 123rd St. Jacobson will give his presentation at 7 p.m., and the group will hold its business portion of the meeting afterward.

For more information, contact alliance Vice President Dan Mahler at 206-523-8813 or

Want to learn even more about watersheds? Come to the 2011 Seattle Watersheds Forum, from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the flagship REI, 222 Yale Ave. N. [Read more →]

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Meadowbrook Pool closed temporarily

May 19th, 2011 by hillaryu

We’re a little late spreading the word, but still wanted to let you know that the Meadowbrook Pool


Codes to Dive By

May 17th, 2011 by hillaryu

With the cost of food going up, one group of Seattleites has figured out how to eat every meal for free. They call themselves “freegans,” more commonly known to outsiders as “dumpster divers.” As one freegan says, “People think that food that goes in the garbage is bad.” They disagree. But it’s not just about sifting through garbage, they also forage for food in urban areas.

Students from the UW Entrepreneurial Journalism class, taught by our partners at the Common Language Project, talk with these freegans who say they “eat like kings” on a daily basis.

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Fiddler's Inn celebrating Seattle Beer Week

May 17th, 2011 by hillaryu

Get ready to celebrate Seattle Beer Week at Fiddler’s Inn, 9219 35th Ave. N.E., the only Wedgwood-area bar participating in the festivities taking place from Thursday, May 19, to Sunday, May 29.

There’s plenty on the schedule, starting at 5 p.m. Friday, May 20, with the Pub Beer Release, described as the “video release of the fine art of beer making and the collaborative beer release.”

At 6 p.m.

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Garza Mexican Foods offers new weekend menu

May 16th, 2011 by hillaryu

By Katie Melton

On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Garza Mexican Foods, 7347 35th Ave. N.E., is now offering a limited menu of breakfast burritos, tamale plates and brisket tacos

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Wedgwood teacher headed to summer camp

May 16th, 2011 by hillaryu

Wedgwood Elementary teacher Ashley Cox will be heading to the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in New Jersey this summer. Cox, along with Laurelhurst Elementary teacher Grace Dublin, will join about 200 third- through fifth-grade teachers from around the country.

A little about the academy from Seattle Public Schools:

The Teachers Academy

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Opt-out of phone books and junk mail

May 5th, 2011 by hillaryu

Residents and businesses can opt-out of receiving phone books and junk mail.

A look at the discarded phone books, courtesy the City of Seattle

Last fall the city became the first in the country to allow residents and businesses to opt-out of receiving certain things to their homes – including phone books and junk mail.

Today the city launched a new online registry to make the process easy.