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 …

We're now on Twitter!

If you’re obsessed with social media, can’t get enough Wedgwood news or simply spend hours in front of a computer screen, then you’ll love the fact that the Wedgwood Community Council is now on Twitter! By following us at http://twitter.com/WedgwoodCC, you’ll be able to see the latest and greatest Wedgwood news as it happens. And don’t forget, you can also find us on Facebook. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your neighbors! If there’s another way you’d like to see us provide regular communication, let us know in the comments. We’re always looking for new avenues to explore!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for (FREE) ice cream!

Since it’s supposed to hit the mid-60s tomorrow, are you looking for some summer fun to celebrate the sun’s rare appearance? If so, then look no further than the Wedgwood Ice Cream Social! The non-profit Rainbow City Band cordially invites you to Wedgwood Community Church (8201 30th Ave NE) to enjoy a night of lively music and delicious ice cream. This free event starts at 7:00 pm and you can stay as long as you’re able…. Bring the kids, too. Hope to see you there! From the Rainbow City Band’s website: Founded in April 1998, Rainbow City Band is a Read More …

Hunter Farms Project Kick-Off Workshop on June 11th!

Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project Community Kick-Off Meeting & Workshop June 11th, 10AM – 5PM at Messiah Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall (7050 35th Ave NE) (child care provided from 10AM – 12PM) On June 11th, we will be hosting a community kick-off meeting and workshop for the Hunter Farms Gathering Place Project!  The purpose of this public meeting/workshop will be to identify the project goals, define the criteria for the community developed designs, and brainstorm design concepts for a new gathering place.  All are absolutely welcome for the whole project. Due to the tight project timeline, we will need to Read More …

Important Contact Info for the Seattle Police North Precinct

This information was reported on in the Phinney/Greenwood blog, PhinneyWood. It seemed like useful and pertinent information for Wedgwood to know about too. The Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct asked us to pass along all the emergency contact information that PhinneyRidge  and Greenwood residents might need. SPD’s North Precinct is located at 10049 College Way N.; 206-684-0850. The North Precinct’s Community Police Team’s main number is 206-684-4599. Sgt. Dianne Newsom can be reached at 206-684-0794 or dianne.newsom@seattle.gov. North Precinct’s detective, Sgt. Jeff Durden, is at 206-386-9113 or jeffrey.durden@seattle.gov. Officer Travis Testerman is our community police officer; he covers the area Read More …