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Entries from November 2015

Bought New Electronics on Black Friday? Donate Your Old Electronics this Holiday Season

November 30th, 2015 by Support Staff

Did you buy a new laptop, cell phone or other new gadgets on Black Friday? Start the holiday giving season early by donating your old electronics to InterConnection, a local Seattle nonprofit.

InterConnection has been focused on providing access to technology to underserved communities for over 15 years. Your donation will help low income families and charities around the world gain access to technology.


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North Seattle Baseball Open House

November 28th, 2015 by Support Staff

Come check out North Seattle Baseball at their NEW facility.

Saturday, Dec. 5
12:30-4:00 p.m.

It may be cold outside, but things are heating up inside at North Seattle Baseball! Come learn about the north end’s premier youth baseball league at their Open House.

It’s your chance to:

  • Meet NSB board members and coaches;
  • Grab a complementary hot dog and drink (while supplies last)
  • Explore the new-and-improved North Seattle Batting Cages facility;
  • Find out what they’ve got planned for ballplayers this spring at NSB, and register on-site!

This event is open to all – new and returning families – or just those who wish to check out the area’s only indoor batting cage facility!

North Seattle Batting Cages (home of NSB) – 12550 27th Ave NE, (next to Slate Crossfit)

More information can be found on the NSB

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Neighborhood Safety Resources – Traffic Safety Store

November 21st, 2015 by Support Staff

By: Tyler Maroney, Traffic Safety Store

If you are like most homeowners in Wedgwood or View Ridge, you probably use your garage as a prime storage area. Your bicycle, your children

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November 19th, 2015 by Support Staff

Saturday, December

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Test Your Healthy Holiday Meal IQ

November 18th, 2015 by Support Staff

By: Katherine Figel, RDN, CD

The holidays are quickly approaching and with this season comes some delicious food traditions including holiday parties, cookie exchanges, family meals and homemade treats. Eating healthily during these holidays can prove challenging for even the most disciplined.

Test your holiday food knowledge and learn how to make smarter nutrition choices while celebrating this season!

1. What

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Roosevelt High School Band wreath & garland fundraiser

November 8th, 2015 by Support Staff


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Hay Fever: Education, Proactive Steps Can Help with the Uncomfortable Symptoms

November 7th, 2015 by Support Staff

By David Jeong, MD

Although many think of spring as the time of year when most people are bothered by allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, the condition can affect folks year round depending on what an individual is allergic to at any given time.

As an allergist, I see and treat children and adults with allergic rhinitis 12 months out of the year.

What is allergic rhinitis?

Hay fever is the group of uncomfortable symptoms that occur when your body is exposed to a specific allergen. An allergen is a typically harmless substance that causes an allergic reaction.

When your body comes into contact with an allergen, the immune system recognizes it and signals the release of histamine, among other natural chemicals, from the body. Unfortunately, an excess of histamine can cause uncomfortable symptoms.

As a result, it is important to seek treatment since this condition can interfere with your everyday quality of life.

Types of allergens

Common allergens that can cause this condition include:

  • Grasses and weeds
  • Dust mites
  • Animal dander (old skin) and saliva
  • Mold
  • Pollens (Pollens are the biggest allergen culprit during certain seasons

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NEST is looking for volunteers

November 6th, 2015 by Support Staff

NEST is searching for friendly and enthusiastic new volunteers to engage in a variety of activities.

North East Seattle Together (NEST), is a local non-profit building a sustainable, inter-generational community in NE Seattle. They exist to support neighbors helping neighbors grow older in their homes with confidence, joy, and peace of mind.

By acting as a resource to connect volunteers with members, they encourage the use of your personal skills & interests to make a difference in your community. The possibilities are endless.

Volunteering happens based around your own schedule and availability.

Give them a call or send them an email and they would love to answer all of your questions.

You can contact them at 206-525-6378 or

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Stay Healthy During Cough and Cold Season: Prevent the Flu with These 5 Easy Tips

November 3rd, 2015 by Support Staff

By: Dr. Wellesley Chapman, Group Health

Autumn brings football, harvest vegetables, colorful leaves, and Thanksgiving

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The Roosevelt High School Jazz Band will perform the Jazz Nutcracker on December 5th and 6th

November 1st, 2015 by Support Staff

The 2015-2016 Jazz Band recently had the privilege of performing at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. The challenging and wonderful piece, entitled The Migration Series, written by composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel, was played by this class of high school students with the skill and finesse of a well practiced professional ensemble.

Their next public performance is The Nutcracker Suite by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, a 1960’s take on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. The Roosevelt Jazz Band is one of the few bands in the United States to have the score. Ellington reworked Tchaikovsky’s tunes into swinging versions; ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ becomes ‘Sugar Rum Cherry’ and ‘Arabian Dance’ is now ‘Arabesque Cookie.

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