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Entries from August 2015

Save the Date: City Fruit Orchard & Harvest Tour

August 29th, 2015 by Support Staff

Seattle remains one of the few urban environments boasting an extensive variety of historic orchards and fruit trees. Today, hundreds of heirloom varieties continue to inspire homeowners, orchardists, community volunteers, and cidermakers.

On Sunday, October 4, visit Seattle’s historic orchards throughout the city, including 7 orchards in North Seattle. Each orchard is planning special activities, including cider pressings, historical tours, and more! Your self-guided tour will take you throughout Seattle’s neighborhoods to a hidden orchard, a former homestead, and other beautiful community sites.

Learn more about maintaining fruit trees in the Pacific Northwest or just enjoy the fall harvest season!

Tickets can be purchased online or at the following locations:

Roosevelt Whole Foods

City Fruit – El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave South, Room 301 (Monday through Thursday, 10am to 4pm)

City People’s Garden Store – 2939 E Madison Street

Volunteers are also needed to help during the Orchard & Harvest Tour! If interested in helping out, contact Natalie Place.

Cost:

$10 City Fruit Members/ $12 Non-Members/ $20 Family

Membership Month Special:

Purchase a City Fruit household membership at $50, receive free Orchard & Harvest Tour ticket

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Sustainable NESeattle end of Summer and Fall events

August 26th, 2015 by Support Staff


Upcoming in September:
Sept 19th is the Harvest Skills Fest.
This is the first of these skills events focusing on specific skills that help us make the most of our harvest.

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Wedgwood Community Council TREE SHIRT Contest

August 21st, 2015 by hillaryu

By Valerie (originally appeared on the Wedgwood Community Council website)

Become a local celebrity by designing the Wedgwood Community Council

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Wedgwood/Chad Shanks Memorial Car Show

August 21st, 2015 by hillaryu

Wedgwood/Chad Shanks Memorial Car Show

It’s time again!

King Street Bar & Oven and The Wedgwood Broiler present the 8th Annual Wedgwood/Chad Shanks Memorial Car Show!

August 22nd, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Parking Lot of the Wedgwood Broiler
8230 35th Ave NE Seattle, WA. 98115

Lot opens at 9 am for vehicle staging.

$15 entry fee for all vehicles (includes 2 raffle tickets). Free admission for spectators.

All net proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

All makes and models are welcome! Motorcycles too! This true neighborhood car show encourages people with all stages of vehicles to be a part of it from works in progress to beautiful classics to bonafide trailer queens. You will see it all here!

TROPHIES for various classes awarded, dash plaques for the first 30 vehicles and raffle prizes! 50/50 raffle also.

T-shirts available for purchase the day of show.

Come and spend a day in the sun with people who love their cars.

The Wedgwood Broiler’s full menu will be available starting at 8 am.

Drink and beer specials will run all day.

Sponsored by King Street Bar and Oven, the Wedgwood Broiler, Fireball Whiskey, Bird Dog Whiskeys and Budweiser.

If you are interested in bringing a car, truck or motorcycle, please contact Troy at 206-852-8769

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Bartell Drugs' School Tools for Kids in Need Donation Drive

August 14th, 2015 by hillaryu


Bartell Drugs welcomes donations of school supplies and hygiene products for its 12th annual

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Free Dental Services for Kids!

August 11th, 2015 by hillaryu

Do you know a child who needs a new dental home? The University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry, supported by Johnson & Johnson, will hold a special “Anniversary Day of Service” as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary.

The first 50 new patients who make appointments for Thursday, Oct. 8, asking for the “Anniversary Day of Service” will receive a full exam, xrays, teeth cleaning, fluoride application and sealants….FREE. This is a great way for a child to experience going to the dentist for the first time.

Call 206-543-5800 to make your appointment – and tell your friends. New patients only, ages 1-18. First come – first served.

For more information about the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry, visit their website.

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Tips When Heading Outdoors with Kids

August 3rd, 2015 by hillaryu

By Emmanuel Eusebio, MD

With this gorgeous summer weather beckoning everyone in the family outside, it is a good time to review and prepare for any injuries or illness you may encounter in your adventures.

Here are some of the challenges you might face and some tips to get you through them:

Ankle sprains: With running children and uneven terrain, there is always the possibility that someone will twist their ankle. Prevention is the best strategy, so well-fitting footwear with ankle support and fresh treads can head off a number of slips and spills. Also, ensure your child

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