Seattle Ronald McDonald House
On Saturday, July 26 beginning at 9 AM there will be a Sidewalk Sale at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House at 5130 40th Ave NE, just south of Metropolitan Market. Items for sale are kids gear, kitchen items, books, shoes and more, nearly all priced at $2 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. The House supports seriously ill children and their families by providing a home-away-from-home when in Seattle for medical treatment.
If you would like to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House, the next monthly House tour is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6. Come see the facility and learn about the work. If interested in attending, please arrive between 8:30 to 8:45 AM. There is no need to sign-up in advance. In consideration of the children’s compromised immunity, you must be at least 13 years old and healthy (no colds please). Teens age 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult.
On Sunday, July 27, Congregation Beth Shalom is sponsoring the Puget Sound Blood Center mobile donation van from 10 AM to 4 PM, with lunchtime closure from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. The van will be parked at the corner of NE 68th Street by the Northeast Branch Library. You may drop in or schedule your visit on-line.
Blood donors should bring some some form of photo ID such as a drivers license or employee badge. Donors must be 18 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. People age 16 to 17 can donate blood with a permission form available at the donation site.
An alert from the Seattle Parks and Recreation Dept: Construction may affect use of the Burke-Gilman Trail between NE 125th and NE 135th Streets, beginning on Monday, July 28.
Private construction activity near the Burke-Gilman Trail may result in temporary delays or congestion for both bicycle and pedestrian use of the trail between NE 125th Street and NE 135th Street beginning on or about Monday, July 28, and continuing through the month of August. The trail will be open, but the available width of the paved pathway will be reduced. To assure the safety of all, bicyclists may be required to dismount and walk their bikes through this section of the trail.
A portion of the paved trail will be fenced off for a distance of approximately 150 feet north of NE 125th Street. The unpaved running and walking path along the east side of the trail will be open for use.
Seattle Parks and Recreation regrets the need to interrupt bicycle use of the trail, but this temporary restriction is necessary for safety reasons. The construction project will install protective coverings and gabions on the hillside on the west side of the trail to help stabilize the slope. The work is intended to confine and stabilize the lower portion of the slope where groundwater seepage and erosion have resulted in continued sloughing of the hillside and landslides. The City of Seattle is cooperating with this work by allowing limited use of the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Message by: David Takami, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-684-7241.
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