Tuesday, March 31, 2009

PNA Moulin Rouge Auction

The PNA Auction is scheduled for Saturday, May 2.

I know May seems like a long way away… the way the weather’s been I wouldn’t be surprised if it snows a few more times between now and then… BUT, the auction items are rolling in, the invitations have been mailed out and we have the first draft of the event web pages up and running. Plan on visiting our auction web pages frequently between now and May 2 as we update it with more new and exciting auction items.

Already the list of donors is long and getting longer, and the HOT ITEMS page has already been updated once! We will add new Hot Items at the top of this list as they arrive.

So dust off your black beret, start practicing your Apache Dancing moves and be ready for the PNA Moulin Rouge Auction!

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Creating a Vibrant Elderculture

In 1969 Theodore Roszak defined baby boomers in The Making of a Counter Culture. Now he’s done it again, outlining in The Making of an Elder Culture the possibilities for boomers as they age and reclaim their Sixties values. How can boomers create vital lives for themselves as well as bring significant change to the whole society? Join us to envision a new Elder Culture.

Wednesday, April 1
7-9 pm

At the Greenwood Senior Center
525 N. 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 297-0875

More here

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Friday, March 20, 2009

"Oh, the weather outside is frightful...."

...Well, at least it has been the last three times we've held our Annual Greenwood Garage Sale Day. That was in April. People got tired of trying to sell old family heirlooms in the rain, sleet and snow. Not funny.

SO... we're moving the big day from the third weekend in April to Saturday, September 12.

Frankly, I think this is perfect as it is only two days away from my sister's birthday and I'm sure I can find something appropriate at one of the 100 or more sales all over the neighborhood or at the on-site flea market.

How about you? Is September 12 the perfect day for a neighborhood garage sale or what?

Hey! We aren't gonna know what you think unless you tell us, so gather up your courage and write a response to this post...

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

"What's written on the Web STAYS on the Web!"

As proof of the old adage this chestnut from 1997 turned up today in my Google Blogs Alert for: phinney neighborhood.

Phinney Ridge: Neighborhood's sense of spirit helps make it a family favorite.
Through Phinney's Neighborhood Association, residents host a huge annual garage sale, seasonal wine- and beer-tasting parties, a spring home tour, ...

Yep. Still here. Now would be a good time to join the PNA.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Office Space Available

Beginning in April the PNA will have office space available on the top floor of the Brick Building. The office (Room 33) is 280 square feet, with built in cabinets and shelves along one wall. With tax, it will lease for $569. It’s perfect for someone in the neighborhood who would like to have an office near home. Call (206) 783-2244 for more information.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Record turnout for legislative town hall

March 14th, 2009 by Geeky Swedes

About one hundred people attended a Saturday morning town hall at the Phinney Ridge [sic] Neighborhood Association with Representatives Mary Lou Dickerson and Reuven Carlyle. “We haven’t seen a turnout for a town hall like this in… forever,” Dickerson said to the crowd.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009


Flowers bloom as our city tries to shake off winter - just one week before the official start of spring, Art Up Greenwood-Phinney offers an exciting art walk evening including live art, live music and some things filthy and others fresh for spring. Some of the March 13th highlights will include:

"Bound in Color": A collection of mannequins and paper flowers by Ariel Neidhardt & Dashel Milligan will be on display at Olivers Twist.

"Filthy”: Edgy, urban photography exploring the multi-faceted definition of Filthy will include a three gallery exhibition at the Greenwood Collective.

Francine Seders Gallery will feature husband and wife Michael Spafford and Elizabeth Sandvig, with several pieces inspired by swimming with turtles in Hawaii.

SPACE Design Center will feature Dorian Dyer. Dorian produces life-enhancing art of inspiration and beauty, picturing the vibrant depth of soul and spirit he intuits in all of life.

Taking place on the 2nd Friday of each month between 6:00 – 9:00pm, the new neighborhood art walk embraces a thriving art community and invites local residents to enjoy special discounts and promotions from local restaurants, bars and shops.

WHEN:Friday, March 13, 2009 from 6:00 – 9:00pm
Art Up Greenwood-Phinney takes place on the 2nd Friday of each month
WHERE: Greenwood Avenue North/Phinney Avenue North
Between 65th street and 87th street
Print an art walk map here

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

First Fridays at the Phinney Art Gallery

As I drive, bus, walk or bike by the PNA I often glance in the windows to see what's going on in there. A friend and I set off last Friday to see what this month's First Friday art opening was all about. We wondered if we had the date right, the building looked dark, but as we rounded the corner to the packed parking lot, we knew there was yet another happening at the PNA. We clomped upstairs to a packed landing filled with regular people sipping wine, and munching snacks while perusing the exhibit, entitled SALON NO. 4. The exhibit is a showing of artists, from the Seattle Print Arts group and includes Maggie Booth, Betsy Best, Spadaro, Laurie D. Brown, Susan Gans, Judy Gregory, Toni Santos, and Kathryn Trigg. I am a huge fan of block prints and one of my favorite pieces is called 24/7, a true to life saga in black and white.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Big Blue

The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce "Building Green" blog has dubbed the PNA's Blue Building: "everyone’s favorite giant blue building"!

Thanks DJC! That's kinda like winning an Oscar! Kinda.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It’s official!

Final closing papers were signed and filed on February 27 and the Phinney Neighborhood Association now owns the Phinney Neighborhood Center site.

Thank you to the City of Seattle and the State of Washington for providing the funding for the purchase.

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