Hunter Farm Site Design to be Unveiled Wednesday Night!

HUNTER FARMS GATHERING PLACE DESIGN UNVEILING – COMMUNITY MEETING WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH, 7 – 9 PM, WEDGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH On June 11th, the NE Seattle community came up with 68 unique ideas for what can be done as part of the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project.  About 30 people teamed up to take these ideas and craft them into 4 conceptual site designs. Since then, the Pomegranate Center has been taking these ideas and designs to create flexible site design that embraces the community’s shared values while maintaining the existing uses of the site, most importantly being the Hunter Farm Read More …

Creativity Abounds at Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project Kick-Off Meeting

Today, about 90 people gave up part of their Saturday morning or afternoon to delve into the world of ‘what’s possible’ for the Hunter Tree Farm at today’s Hunter Farm Gathering Place Community Kick-Off Meeting and Workshop.  The morning started off with a presentation describing the project and the criteria which the project must be shaped around given challenges from the site’s zoning and the needs of the Hunter family.  After a brief description of these criteria, Milenko Matanovic with the Pomegranate Center led the community through a brainstorming exercise to identify the community’s dreams for the site.  (UPDATE) The 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 …

Meet Brian Turnbull, A WCC Trustee Candidate

On May 11th, the WCC will host a public meeting with special guest, State Senator Scott White.  We’ll also be holding an election for new or returning trustees.  This is a bio for one of three candidates, Brian Turnbull.  You can read about the other trustee candidates, Katie Traverse and Patti Wilma. Brian Turnbull, his wife, and their two boys have called Wedgwood home for the last four years. Brian is a missional pastor of a house church movement in Northeast Seattle and owns a landscape company called Green House Landscaping. Brian enjoys people and the outdoors, which are two Read More …

Meet Patti Wilma, A WCC Trustee Candidate

On May 11th, the WCC will host a public meeting with special guest, State Senator Scott White.  We’ll also be holding an election for new or returning trustees.  This is a bio for one of three candidates, Patti Wilma.  You can also read about the other trustee candidates, Katie Traverse and Brian Turnbull. Patti Wilma has lived in Wedgwood since 2007, having moved from her Queen Anne Hill home of 18 years. Upon the launch of their two grown sons, Patti and her husband, Mike Bergstom, chose Wedgwood because of its unique combination of natural and urban setting and the Read More …

Meet Katie Traverse, Candidate for WCC Trustee

On May 11th, the WCC will host a public meeting with special guest, State Senator Scott White.  We’ll also be holding an election for new or returning trustees.  This is a bio for one of three candidates, Katie Traverse.  You can also read about the other trustee candidates, Patti Wilma and Brian Turnbull. Katie Traverse lives near Wedgwood Elementary School with her husband Keith and their three young children. She has served as an appointed trustee since December of 2009 and is the editor of the Wedgwood Echo. Next year she will serve as president of the Wedgwood Elementary PTA. Read More …

Summer Activity Fair – Wed., March 23

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.

Wedgwood Parks Meeting a Success!

About 150 people packed into the meeting room at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church for the WCC’s January 2011 general meeting, co-hosted by Seattle Parks and Wedgwood Parks.  The purpose of the meeting was to formally announce the WCC’s recommended site for park acquisition, the Morningside Substation, using legislatively approved funds from the 2008 Parks and Open Green Spaces Levy. Wedgwoodians began showing up around 6:45 in anticipation of the meeting and to get their hands on the new Wedgwood t-shirt.  Kurt Westman, the President of the WCC, kicked off the meeting with and overview and introductions before the presentation began.  Chip Nevins, Read More …

JAN 12th – WCC & Seattle Parks Co-Sponsored Public Meeting

In 2008, Seattle voters approved the Parks & Green Spaces Levy which identified Wedgwood NE of Dahl Field as deficient in park space.  As a result, legislatively-approved funding is available to our community to acquire a new park.  The WCC’s Parks Committee began soliciting ideas for potential park acquisition sites and hosted a community meeting in March 2010.  Since that meeting, the Parks Committee has integrated the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department’s site selection criteria with those values shared by the community at the March meeting.  From this Wedgwood-specific site selection criteria, the Park Committee ranked those potential park sites. Read More …

Wedgwood Parks Meeting Summary

Thanks to the Wedgwood View which provides a summary of the well-attended WCC General Meeting this past Thursday on the potential acquisition of property in the neighborhood for a new park. Thanks to everyone who turned out and shared their thoughts.  Lots of creative ideas a several potential sites to consider.  Feel free to email with more ideas or sites at wedgwoodparks@gmail.com.