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Crime Alert: Package Thefts

Keep alert for unfamiliar cars on your street, sometimes cruising slowly not far behind a delivery truck such as FedEx or UPS.  Today in Wedgwood, theft of packages left on porches was reported.

A dark Blue Acura Legend car, late around 2000 year model, was seen.  The occupant, a clean-cut-looking white male about 5′ 11″ wearing a white tee-shirt, was seen taking packages off porches in Wedgwood on NE 83rd Street.  The car had 2-3 bicycles on the back which obscured the car’s license plate.  The car was packed with a bunch of Amazon boxes and many other things.  If you see this car, try to get the license plate number and call police.

Beat the Heat on Labor Day Weekend

The one-year-old Tennis Center Sand Point will have a Beat the Heat round of activities over Labor Day weekend, August 28 to 31, 2014.  This indoor facility is located at 7135 Sports Field Drive NE near the entrance to Magnuson Park and has plenty of available free parking.  Check out the schedule of upcoming events, including tennis tournaments and lessons for all ages, from children to seniors.  Keep cool on Labor Day weekend with a visit to the Tennis Center’s cafe, miniature golf course, and pro shop.

Lake City Farmers Market on Thursdays

The Lake City Farmers Market is still open — every Thursday from 3 to 7 PM through October 2nd.  Each week there are special activities and this Thursday, August 28, there will be a Health, Food and Fitness Fair.  From 3 to 6 PM there will be free info from Lake City businesses which feature healthy lifestyle products and services.

The Market’s convenient location is next-door to the Lake City Branch Library at NE 125th Street on 28th Ave NE.  There is plenty of parking on surrounding streets.  Watch the events page for notice of live music, special presentations and activities for kids such as storytime at 5:30 PM with the children’s librarian, Nancy, of the Lake City Branch Library.  The park next to the Market has a playground and a grassy picnic area.

Traffic reminder:  northbound 35th Ave NE is CLOSED at Meadowbrook for the summer of 2014. To get to the Farmers Market, travel on Lake City Way to NE 123rd Street (at Dick’s Drive-In), turn left onto 30th Ave NE and left again on NE 125th Street.

Grantseeking Basics

Library resource directory for nonprofits seeking funding – workshop on Tuesday, August 26. . . . → Read More: Grantseeking Basics

Neighborhood Matching Fund for Back-to-School Projects

Does your group of neighbors with kids, your PTA or youth group want to organize an activity or event to celebrate the fall back-to-school season?

If so, it may qualify for support from Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods Small Sparks fund. This fund provides matching dollars of up to $1000 for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote . . . → Read More: Neighborhood Matching Fund for Back-to-School Projects

Sing-a-long at the Library: Frozen

At the Northgate Branch Library on Monday, August 25. . . . → Read More: Sing-a-long at the Library: Frozen

Back to School and Traffic

Seattle Schools will open on Wednesday, Sept. 3. . . . → Read More: Back to School and Traffic

A One-Day Park

Create your own park-for-a-day on September 19. . . . → Read More: A One-Day Park

Summertime Scams

Fraud and tricksters. . . . → Read More: Summertime Scams

Barn Raising!

Learn to build a simple wood-frame structure on Saturday, August 23. . . . → Read More: Barn Raising!