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Entries from August 2014

Laurelhurst Salmon Bake

August 30th, 2014 by hillaryu

Join family and friends for the annual Salmon Bake at Laurelhurst Park (4544 NE 41st St) from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11.

Local businesses, Laurelhurst Community Center, Lifelong Recreation and Specialized Programs have partnered to make this another fun event.

The menu includes grilled wild salmon, corn on the cob, watermelon, tangy coleslaw, fresh rolls and chocolate brownies. Adult salmon dinner tickets are $15. Children (12 and younger) salmon dinner tickets are $10. Hot dog or garden burger dinner tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the event with cash, check or credit card, and the sales benefit Seattle Parks programming.

Co-sponsors include MaxWell Meals, Metropolitan Market, Era Living, Kwanchai, Le Cordon Bleu, the Laurelhurst Advisory Council, the Lifelong Recreation and Special Populations Advisory Councils and the Associated Recreation Council.

In addition to delicious food, the Larry Jones Trio will be there, as well as a kids’ carnival.

For more information on Lifelong Recreation and Special Populations programming, please visit their website.

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Brown Bear Car Wash 57th anniversary

August 20th, 2014 by hillaryu

Brown Bear Car Wash will add sparkle and shine to thousands of cars and trucks this Thursday (August 21) with free car washes at its 21 tunnel wash locations as it celebrates its 57th anniversary. Hours for the special one-day event are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (hours vary by tunnel wash location). The closest location to our neighborhood is at 14312 Lake City Way N.E.

For the past eight years Seattle-based Brown Bear has provided over 200,000 free washes on the company

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University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry

August 18th, 2014 by hillaryu

Story by Wendy Cone Dore, Center for Pediatric Dentistry

One of the most common childhood health issues is their dental care — having cavities affects their health, nutrition, ability to focus and absenteeism. Nearly 50% of school-age children have at least one cavity.

The University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry is right in your neighborhood — right on Sand Point Way at Magnuson Park.

The clinic can serve all children, and also offers a focus on and trained dentists to serve children with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Down syndrome. Because parents can bring all of their children at one time, it becomes a

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Sing with Northwest Girlchoir!

August 17th, 2014 by hillaryu

Help your daughter, granddaughter, neighbor, or friend experience the joy of singing throughout the year as part of Northwest Girlchoir. Spaces are available in all our choirs for the choir season starting September 8th.

1st and 2nd graders can join our Prep Choir, and girls entering 3rd through 12th grades can audition to be part of Fresca, Amabile, Vivace or Amore.

Choirs rehearse once or twice a week, depending on level, with weekday afternoon rehearsals and multiple performance opportunities throughout the year.

Northwest Girlchoir offers outstanding musical learning opportunities, with professional conductor-teachers in a nurturing environment.

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3rd Annual Maple Leaf Pop-Up Market

August 11th, 2014 by hillaryu

Sunday, August 17th
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
9127 Roosevelt Way NE (Blue Saucer Parking lot)

Join 30 vendors selling their wares! Goods range from fine art photography, handmade jewelry, leather goods, metal art and face painting to cannoli’s and gourmet popcorn!

They hope to see you there!

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Windermere Collecting Donations for

August 10th, 2014 by hillaryu

Windermere offices in the greater Seattle area are serving as collection centers for the company

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New Preschool in NE Seattle

August 10th, 2014 by hillaryu

Written by Wedgwood Resident, David Simonton

A group of Wedgwood parents have formed a new cooperative preschool for northeast Seattle families. The New School will operate out of the Lake City Community Center in the space being vacated by the Laurel Academy while it searches for a permanent home. The school is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 enrollment, and will host an open house on Monday, August 11, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The parent group teamed up with Montessori educator Erica Chandler and music teacher Amy Ferguson (of Three Dragons Academy in the U District) to blend elements they said were seldom found in one school: a Montessori approach and environment, a curriculum enhanced with music, art and field trips, the parent engagement of a cooperative, and a non-profit organizational structure.

The school accepts kids from 2 1/2 to 6 years old (potty trained through pre-K), and operates Monday through Friday, with options for early drop off and late pick up. For more information, you can visit their website or send an

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2014 Residential Valuation Notices Mailed to Wedgwood/Bryant Property Owners

August 7th, 2014 by hillaryu

On July 31st, King County Assessor Lloyd Hara

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35th Ave Plan – Public Comment Being Accepted

August 7th, 2014 by hillaryu

Last Thursday, the 35th Ave Committee unveiled proposed streetscape guidelines and zoning recommendations for the 35th Ave NE business district. The public workshop was well attended and those who attended provided excellent feedback.

Despite the good turnout, they wanted to make sure that anyone who wanted to provide feedback on the recommendations would have the opportunity. So, they’ve uploaded the presentation and the zoning/streetscape recommendations for everyone to review and provide feedback on.

They are accepting public comments through Friday, August 15th, after which time they will review the feedback and adjust the proposal accordingly before finalizing it.

Check out the plans on their website.

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"The Tin Horse" Author Event

August 6th, 2014 by hillaryu

Piece Written by Wedgwood View Reader, Peggy Sturdivant

A mother lode of Jewish history, “so juicy that the setting became a character in its own right.”

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 13th the NE Branch Library, along with Secret Garden Books, presents Janice Steinberg from San Diego author of prize-winning novel The Tin Horse. Steinberg is a longtime dance critic, former public radio reporter, mystery writer and Nia dance enthusiast whose first character-driven novel, The Tin Horse was published by Random House last year.

Of the setting in the pre-World War II Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles Steinberg says, “when I started to do research for The Tin Horse, I wanted to write a novel

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