Special format for the March 23, 7 p.m. WCC general meeting at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (35th Ave NE & NE 80th St)—an open house to learn about summer fun for the whole family! Reps from Meadowbrook Community Center, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, North Seattle Community College, and other local organizations will be on hand to answer your questions about summer activities for kids, adults and families alike. You’ll even be able to sign up for camps and outings on the spot. So bring your kids and questions. We look forward to seeing you then! Refreshments provided.
City Councilmember Jean Godden is guest speaker at the City Neighborhood Council’s budget committee this Wednesday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in room 370 of City Hall. Hear the latest on a possible $5 million shortfall in revenue. The City Neighborhood Council wants your input to better advise the Seattle City Council. Which programs do you think could afford further cuts, and which should be protected at all costs? Location and contact information »
The February 6, 2011 issue of Pacific Magazine in the Seattle Times features a major remodel of a Wedgwood home originally built by Albert Balch. “A Seattle 1940s box is reborn for the 21st century” by Valerie Easton describes how Linda Pruitt of The Cottage Company worked with architect Charlie Wenzlau of Bainbridge Island to make it happen. See the complete article on the Times website for more information and a slide show.
Posting from Valarie Bunn, Wedgwood historian: On February 2, Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board nominated the former Naval Station at 7400 Sand Point Way to become a Historic District. The all-volunteer Landmarks Board serves under the auspices of the Department of Neighborhoods and heard the proposal by the Friends of NAS-Seattle Historic District, represented by Lynn Ferguson. The Historic District would include almost all of the buildings on the former naval base along Sand Point Way, and some of the shoreline areas adjacent to Warren G. Magnuson Park. The Historic District nomination is just the first step in the process. Exact Read More …
Seattle is soon to celebrate its 17th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 12. This year, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is requesting stories from community members to post to their website. Share your story about what makes your neighbors and neighborhood so extraordinary. Or, send an e-card with student artwork to show that special neighbor your appreciation.
Wedgwood historian Valarie Bunn has redeployed her signboards full of fascinating neighborhood history at the Northeast Branch Library at NE 68th & 35th Ave NE. Check out the announcement on the library website.
Mayor Mike McGinn, city departments & community groups will be available to answer questions and hear what’s on your mind. 5:30 p.m.: info tables; 6:30 p.m.: performance by local youth group; 6:35 p.m.: Q&A with mayor and city staff until 8 p.m. For more information please contact Becky Stanley at (206) 684-8106 or by . Event Flyer
Wedgwood Wide Block Watch communications coordinator Ellen Blackstone forwarded a short and sweet report this month. It’s good news, take a look… Diane Horswill of the Seattle Police Department writes: I am happy to say there were no reported burglaries in Wedgwood in Dec. For details, contact Diane at 206-684-7711 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The email also included some reminders: A package sitting on a porch for more than a day is a dead giveaway that nobody is home. Help your absent neighbor by tucking such items out of sight. You can get burglary reports and more on the SPD website. Report Read More …