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Entries from October 2011

Police say local burglary suspect also wanted for robbery, questioning in other burglaries

October 27th, 2011 by Support Staff

The 15-year-old burglary suspect arrested here Wednesday after a witness chased him down is also a suspect in a robbery, and could be linked to numerous local burglaries, Seattle Police said this afternoon.

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Annual Wedgwood Trick-or-Treat is tomorrow, PLUS Laurelhurst on top treats list

October 27th, 2011 by Support Staff

The annual Wedgwood Business Trick-or-Treat, sponsored by the Wedgwood Community Council, is from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Each year, kids (and their parents sometimes) trick or treat through our local businesses in the full glory of their Halloween costumes. This fun event is sponsored by the WCC, which coordinates with our local businesses along 35th Avenue Northeast and stations crossing guards at the Northeast 75th and Northeast 85th street intersections. We can

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Home burglary suspects arrested at N.E. 80th St. and 17th Ave. N.E. as neighbors watch

October 27th, 2011 by Support Staff

Late Wednesday morning Nicholas Tweeted this photo and said: “5 cops at the corner of 16th and 80th.” (You might have seen it on our Twitter stream.)

By the time we got to the scene there were no cops, but today Per at the Wedgwood Community Council forwarded us a thread, saying “FYI. There have been more burglaries reported in the area you shared last week. According to the NE Seattle Moms listserve, the police caught a few suspects yesterday.”

A previous poster had referred to burglaries in an area he described as

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Learn about city stormwater flow next week

October 18th, 2011 by Support Staff

If you

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View Ridge Elementary teacher wins award

October 17th, 2011 by hillaryu

Congratulations to Ms. Jennifer Shaw, a physical education specialist at View Ridge Elementary for being honored by the American Heart Association and the Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WAHPERD). Shaw is the recipient of this year’s “Jump for Heart” Washington State award.

“Ms. Shaw has contributed many hours along with her students, staff and community working tirelessly to education and about volunteerism opportunities within the community to creating awareness for fighting heart disease and stroke,” the release from Seattle Public Schools states.

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Get free sandbags before winter rains and flooding

October 15th, 2011 by Support Staff

Starting today Seattle Public Utilities is providing free, filled sandbags that can be picked up at Meadowbrook Community Center.

Meadowbrook, and surrounding neighborhoods including Nathan Hale High School, are among the hardest hit when Thornton Creek floods, usually during winter rains.

To see maps of neighborhoods where Thornton Creek and its tributaries flood, including Lake City Way Northeast, Matthews Beach, Meadowbrook, Northgate,

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Year-round gardening and more at Seattle's original P-Patch

October 11th, 2011 by Support Staff

Wedgwood’s Picardo Farm P-Patch breaks ground Saturday on an expansion, including more year-round plots, of Seattle’s namesake P-Patch.

Thanks to a Department of Neighborhoods grant, the P-Patch, at 8040 25th Ave. N.E.,will convert the south end short season field to permanent year round gardens.

On Saturday, October 15th, the plans will be discussed from 10 a.m. to noon in the University Prep School Commons next door.

The Picardo P-Patch, with 282 individual plots, is the forerunner of all Seattle P-Patches. From the city:

The history of the P-Patch Program goes back to 1973. The ‘P’ commemorates the family who used to farm the area that became the first community garden in Seattle, the Picardo Farm P-Patch. This P-Patch was acquired from the Picardo family who ran a truck farm in the earlier part of the 1900s up in the Wedgwood neighborhood. Their farm originally included the current P-Patch area, University Prep and Dahl Playfield. When the city started up the P-Patch program in 1973, the ‘P’ was taken to commemorate the family.

The new work includes includes re-plotting the south field paths and beds, installing a new irrigation system, extending and enhancing the planting on the south hillside to include native and edible plants as well as two specialized gardens; a bamboo cutting garden and a mushroom garden.

A permanent kids’ garden will be planned, as well as dedicated food bank beds are also planned, with the hope that not only Picardo gardeners, but community groups adopt and grow food bank crops.

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Nathan Hale hosts All-Community Celebration, followed by mayor's Town Hall

October 11th, 2011 by Support Staff

Nathan Hale High School Foundation

Nathan Hale High School invites the community to tour the school

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Neighborhood homes sell relatively quickly, Zillow says

October 7th, 2011 by Support Staff

In View Ridge homes average $489,584 and sell in 73 days, while Wedgwood homes average $386,758 and spend 74 days on the market, according to Zillow, the locally based online real estate website.

Zillow has a new report that shows homes in Seattle sell faster than in any other U.S. city except San Francisco, according to the Seattle, which then asked Zillow to rank time on the market by Seattle neighborhood.

View Ridge is No. 16 and Wedgwood is in a tie for No. 17 in that ranking of how long it takes to sell a home.

No. 1 is Phinney Ridge, where the average home is worth $423,013 and would spend 53 days on the market, according to the report.

No. 2 is East Ballard, where that home is worth $374,397 and spends 55 days up for sale, according to the report.

No. 9 is Maple Leaf, where the average home is worth $351,836, and takes 67 days to sell.

No. 11 is Green Lake, with home value of $411,835 and 69 days on the market.

The U District is tied for 12th place. Wallingford is in 14th place, and Greenwood is No. 19.

The data are from mid-April to mid-July of this year.

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Tell the state

October 7th, 2011 by Support Staff

This post is from our sister site Phinneywood.


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