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Entries from April 2012

Artist trunk show Sunday to raise funds for Thornton Creek Elementary memorial playground

April 28th, 2012 by Support Staff

Three years ago Rose Chavez, a 5-year-old student at Thornton Creek Elementary School, died of

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One more week to get Solarized

April 24th, 2012 by hillaryu

If you need a little more time to decide whether you’d like to participate in Solarize Seattle: Northeast, the deadline has been extended to next Monday, April 30.

The program, which aims to help educate homeowners about solar power and contract for less expensive installation, was slated to end April 23 but will remain open for an extra week because of popular demand, according to a news release.

Already, 21 Northeast Seattle residents have contracted to install solar on their homes, and nearly 300 people have registered to participate. The program, which is a partnership between nonprofits Northwest SEED and Sustainable NE Seattle, hopes that by the end of summer more than 50 Northeast Seattle homes will have solar installed through the campaign.

If you live in the 98105, 98115 or 98125 ZIP codes, you can register at Need to learn more before signing up? There will be a workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at St. Stephen

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April 22nd, 2012 by Support Staff

Rampathon, a popular program by the Master Builders Care Foundation, will be held next month on Saturday, May 19.

From the announcement:


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Recycle your electronics today to benefit North Helpline

April 14th, 2012 by Support Staff

Today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is North Helpline’s spring electronics recycling event, benefiting non-profits like the food bank that serves northeast Seattle, including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and View Ridge.

Anything metal, or with a plug (electronics and appliances) can be recycled, and there will be a van on site for secure and safe document shredding. We will even have limited curbside pickup available with prior arrangement for a nominal fee.

The event is free, although donations are accepted. It’s being held at Lake City Christian Church, 1933 N.E. 125th St.

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The busy Northeast branch library and this summer's levy proposal

April 12th, 2012 by Support Staff

Voters will decide in August whether to tax themselves an extra $52 annually to bolster Seattle’s strained library system.

Locally, approval of the property tax levy would mean the Northeast branch library, which has the second-heaviest use of any branch in the Seattle Library system, would see less crowding. From the library:

Books, computers, staff, programs, meeting rooms

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