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Entries from February 2012

Discussion on the future of 35th Ave. N.E. continues tonight

February 23rd, 2012 by Support Staff

A “coffee talk” centered on development of the 35th Avenue Northeast corridor is set for 7-8:30 p.m. in Wedgwood.

From the Wedgwood Community Council:

The first Coffee Talk will be on

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Occupy Seattle brings its ideas to Northeast

February 22nd, 2012 by hillaryu

The Occupy Seattle isn’t just downtown anymore. Lake City resident Mary Paterson is organizing a series of community meetings in Northeast Seattle to help get the word out about the Occupy movement. From the flier:

Come learn about the Occupy Movement

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Italian Spaghetti House & Pizzeria for lease

February 16th, 2012 by Support Staff

The fence around the former, much-loved Italian Spaghetti House & Pizzeria is gone, and a

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Two of Meadowbrook's beavers are dead, victims of the snow and ice?

February 9th, 2012 by Support Staff

Meadowbrook beaver lodge on right.

Two of the resident beavers at Meadowbrook Pond are dead, and officials wonder if the recent snow and ice storm played a role.

Other beavers at the pond, at 35th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 105th Street and Northeast 110th Street,

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Second meeting on future of 35th Ave. is Wednesday

February 6th, 2012 by Support Staff

Planning for the future of the business district along 35th Avenue Northeast was kicked off in January, and continues Wednesday evening.

The meeting is Feb. 8th from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Congregation Beth Shalom sanctuary 6800 35th Ave. N.E.

From the Wedgwood Community Council:

The process would shape the future of 35th Ave NE to achieve the shared vision developed by the community. The baseline for Wedgwood

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Make time for Hands-On Skills Fair this weekend

February 5th, 2012 by hillaryu

Your chance to regain many of the skills that have been lost over the generations is coming up this weekend at the Hands-On Community Skills Fair on Saturday at Meadowbrook and Ravenna-Eckstein community centers.

Organized by Sustainable Northeast Seattle in partnerships with the community centers, the event will teach you such skills as:

  • Making cheese
  • Tool sharpening
  • Bread baking (wheat and gluten-free
  • Make-it-yourself herbal products
  • Basic sushi making
  • Basketweaving
  • Soap making
  • Simple bike repair
  • Cistern installation

Plus many more, which are listed on the full schedule. Tickets costs $15 in advance online through Seattle Parks and Recreation or by calling the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., at 206-684-7522, or the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., at 206-684-7534. Buying advance tickets allows you to reserve space for your workshops of choice. Otherwise, tickets cost $20 at the door.

Workshops take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a vanpool will be available to shuttle participants between the two locations. The event ends with a community potluck at the Meadowbrook Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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TUDU (rare Tufted Duck) on view at Montlake

February 4th, 2012 by Support Staff

It’s not in the neighborhood, but it’s not far away, either. And it shouldn’t be here at all.

East Point at the Montlake Fill, Saturday morning.


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Free tax assistance at the Northeast Library

February 2nd, 2012 by hillaryu

Need some help with your taxes but can’t afford professional help?

The Seattle Public Library can help! Starting Feb. 2, free tax assistance will be available from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., through April 12. Exceptions: Hours are 2-6 p.m. Feb. 9, March 8 and April 12.

Free tax assistance will be available at various other branches as well. For more information, see the library’s news release.

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