Great Emergency Prep meeting!

On March 15th, over 85 people came out in the rain to learn about emergency plans for NE Seattle and learn one way to organize individual blocks for emergencies. The meeting, hosted by the WCC and Sustainable NE Seattle, included an overview of Seattle’s emergency pyramid. We had 50 people sign up to host their own block party, during which neighbors come together in a simple process to share information, get to know each other, and plan simple steps to take in the event of an emergency. If you missed the meeting and are interested in organizing your block, please Read More …

Seattle Public Schools Closed Wednesday

Seattle Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday January 18th due to concerns about the impending snow storm. (The SPS site didn’t have an update about this as of this posting, but the automated calls to parents are currently in process). Enjoy the day with your children, leave the car at home, and see you on the sledding hills!

King County Metro Transit still on Snow Routes on Tuesday

Metro Transit will be on snow routing Tuesday Continuing snow, icy road conditions may result in some bus trip and route cancellations. King County Metro Transit is remaining on snow routing countywide overnight and on Tuesday, Jan. 17. And, with continuing snowfall forecast, there could be some bus trips or routes cancelled on Tuesday. Conditions could also change throughout the day on Tuesday depending on the timing and location of the snowfall. Before traveling, riders should check www.kingcounty.gov/metro/snow for the most current status of Metro service.

Where to Find the WCC on the World Wide Web

If the Post Office on 35th is any indication, this is the time of year when people dust off their old address books and communicate with friends and family around the world. But what does your entry for the WCC say? If it just says “http://wedgwoodcc.org,” then you’re missing out! There are a few other ways to stay in touch with us and the best part is….? No standing in line at the Post Office. 1. By following us on Twitter (@WedgwoodCC), you’ll be able to see the latest and greatest Wedgwood news as it happens. 2. More of a Read More …

More Than Books: NE Seattle Library Has Emergency Prep, Too!

The NE branch of the Seattle Public Library is already one of our favorite places in the area, with their amazing staff and resources galore. But did you know about the rotating displays that grace the library each month to further your knowledge? Now through early January, you can catch an emergency preparedness display put together by librarian Erica Delavan with help from librarians Janie and Daniel. It is chock-full of FEMA and U.S. Fire Administration materials donated by neighborhood emergency prep guru Theresa Edwards (pictured). There are free materials suitable for all ages, but act fast…. The librarians can Read More …

Just released! Annual ranking of most walkable U.S. cities

Walk Score, a Seattle-based company that measures the walkability of neighborhoods around the U.S., just released its annual ranking of the top 50 walkable cities late last week. Coming in at #6 is our very own Seattle, just behind East Coast cities like New York and Chicago; San Francisco, ranked at #2, is the only other West Coast city in the top 5. While it’s no secret that Wedgwood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods within Seattle, read on to learn more about Walk Score and its methodology…. Then refresh your memory of the Vision Plan to see how Read More …

Calling all photographers & artists: "Show Us Seattle" contest

Now that the incredible weekend of art, food and fun at the Wedgwood Art Fest has wrapped up, it’s time to let the memories sink in until new ones can be created next year. Or is it? Keep the memory of Art Fest alive by submitting your work to the “Show Us Seattle” contest! Hosted by Seattle software company OnePlane, the contest encourages Seattle-based artists and photographers to submit their unique work and showcase the wide variety of talent that can be found in our neighborhoods. What are they looking for, exactly? Here are some ideas from their website: o Read More …