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Entries from August 2011

Great deals for 12 hours at Wedgwood Safeway

August 27th, 2011 by Support Staff

Free peanut butter! Free eggs! Free apple juice! (Minimum purchase required.) Today only!

The newly renovated Wedgwood Safeway, at 7340 35th Ave. N.E., is offering great deals all day today, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., to celebrate its expansion.

The celebration is similar to the one held when the Pinehurst Safeway reopened last November.

So stop by the Wedgwood store, pick up a coupon book and a flier at the door and start shopping. (Don’t miss the Tillamook cheese, usually $7 a brick, today two for $5.)

Also by the door is a donation bin for the North Helpline food bank. Pick up something and donate.

Budget cuts have hit North Helpline hard. In a letter to donors this month, Amy Besunder, executive director, notes:

Our client base has nearly doubled over the course of the last two years. Every week we see new faces and every week we monitor the decline in our food stocks. We have walked out to a nearly empty warehouse following food distribution and wondered how we will serve our clients the following week.

But, thanks to your donations, we keep on going!

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Expanded Safeway celebrates Friday with jazz, special deals

August 25th, 2011 by Support Staff

The Wedgwood Safeway, which underwent a nearly $10 million renovation, will celebrate Friday afternoon with special deals for shoppers and live jazz featuring musicians from Roosevelt High School and Eckstein Middle School.

The Safeway, at 7340 35th Ave. N.E., will hold a preview party from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.

On Saturday Safeway will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 .am., which is open to the public.

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New transportation plan for upcoming school year

August 24th, 2011 by hillaryu

After the implementation of the Student Assignment Plan, Seattle Public Schools is also changing the way elementary and K-8 students get to school.

The transportation map for Wedgwood Elementary. Orange is the walk zone, yellow the bus zone.

The new neighborhood-based transportation system is expected to streamline bus routs for attendance-area students and get kids to their neighborhood school in 25 minutes or less. This change will also save an estimate $4 million by using fewer buses and less gas.

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The Seattle Public Library prepares for week-long closure

August 23rd, 2011 by Support Staff

This post is from our sister site Fremont Universe.

The Seattle Public Library system will be closed from Monday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 4 because of city budget cuts. All branches also will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

From the press release:

The week-long closure will help the Library achieve its $3.7 million budget reduction target for 2011. The closure will save approximately $650,000. The closure will mean salary reductions for nearly 640 employees who will not be paid during that week and who are taking cuts in their cost of living adjustments. In addition, the book budget has been reduced, positions have been eliminated and 2010 cuts to branch hours have continued this year. Fifteen branches are only open 35 hours a week.

No materials will be due and no fines will be charged during the one-week closure.

Most library services will be unavailable during the closure, including book drops (the Central Library

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Hunter Farm Gathering Place – it's done!

August 22nd, 2011 by Support Staff

It’s done. Or close enough.

The Hunter Farm Community Build wrapped up Sunday night after four full days of construction (and sunshine!).

Here’s a Q & A from the Wedgwood Community Council:


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Today is Day Three of the Hunter Farm Community Build

August 20th, 2011 by Support Staff

Photos courtesy Wedgwood Community Council

By 7 p.m. Sunday the Hunter Farm Gathering Place is to be in place.

By the end of the day Friday, Day Two of the barn-raising style Community Build, 205 volunteers and workers had participated, reports Per Johnson of the Wedgwood Community Council. He’s posted photographs here.

The Community Build continues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Sunday.

To register for the work parties click here.

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Dozens of workers turn out for first day of Hunter Farm "barn raising"

August 18th, 2011 by Support Staff

Some three dozen workers showed up this morning for the first day of work on the future Hunter Farm Gathering Place.

Future meaning four days from now.

The plan is to build the gathering place, which will still be used over the holidays as a Christmas tree lot, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Sunday.

The Wedgwood Community Council has received a grant from the the Pomegranate Center and Tully

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Today is election day

August 16th, 2011 by Support Staff

Today is primary election day, and the election is by mail.


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Remember to vote, mail your ballot

August 14th, 2011 by Support Staff

This post from our sister site

The Aug. 16 primary and special election is quickly approaching. Remember to have your ballots stamped and postmarked, or dropped in a ballot drop box

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Work's under way at Hunter Farm Gathering Place

August 11th, 2011 by Support Staff

With the big “barn raising” push to build the Hunter Farm Gathering Place starting a week from today, Per Johnson at the Wedgwood Community Council has posted a number of ways to get involved.

Buy a PERSONALIZED TILE for $35! Or just donate money to the project!

Donate food and beverages for the volunteers! The Wedgwood Presbyterian Church

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