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Entries from July 2012

Lake City Way dispensary robbed at gunpoint

July 29th, 2012 by hillaryu

Early Saturday morning a Lake City Way marijuana dispensary was robbed at gunpoint and 40 plants were taken, according to various news sources included our news partner The Seattle Times. According to the article:

Police say three men forced their way inside the dispensary about 4:30 a.m. and two were armed with handguns. They held the 70-year-old night watchman at gunpoint.

The robbers also took a laptop computer and fled in the watchman’s car. He was not injured.

According to a KING5.com article, the dispensary is located on the 8800 block of Lake City Way, where we’re not aware of a dispensary. The article notes:

Narcotics detectives are determining whether the dispensary is legally permitted.

We’ll try to get more details about the crime and the dispensary.

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Wedgwood Art Festival is this weekend!

July 10th, 2012 by Support Staff

The Seventh Annual Wedgwood Art Festival gets rolling this Saturday and Sunday.

Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hunter Farms, 7744 35th Ave. N.E.

The art festival is trying to get 400 “likes” on its Facebook page. (At this writing they are at 392.)

From a press release:

This year features a juried art festival, kids activities, community information, and more musical acts and food vendors than ever before. The festival is located on the Hunter’s Tree Farm lot, which was recently renovated courtesy of a grant from Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center, with the help of many local volunteers.

Read the full release, with more details, here.

New this year is a sponsor, Key Bank of Wedgwood, at 7307 N.E. 35th St. The bank won’t open until July 30th, with a  grand opening August 25, but until at the festival:

The first 500 attendees on Saturday and Sunday will receive a FREE Key Bank reusable bag filled with discount offers, coupons and a Wedgwood Art Festival pen! Stop by the Sponsorship Booth to get yours (1 per family) – they’re gonna go fast!

Homestreet Bank is also a sponsor, as are more than 25 other Wedgwood businesses.

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