Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's Mystery Week, Do the Gumshoe!

Here it comes folks, Phinney/Greenwood's best new tradition.
It's Mystery Week! August 7-16 (Like all the best weeks, it has two weekends!)

Sleuth out all the great mystery games and prizes at

5k Gumshoe Sleuth Walk
Minigumshoe: scavenger clue-hunt in local businesses
Eatsy Street: neighborhood picture puzzler
Video Contest: What's so mysterious about Phinney Greenwood?

I'll be at the Mystery Book Exchage at the Phinney Center on Saturday (10am to 1pm) swapping my old mystery books for 'new' ones.

After that, it's a mystery where in Phinney/Greenwood I'll be next.

See you in the street!


City Fruit needs volunteer pickers

Spread the word, friends and neighbors:
Phinney City Fruit needs Volunteer Pickers!

Let the Harvest Season Begin! Plums, pears, and apples are starting to ripen. We are already picking half a dozen trees a week, and looking forward to more.

It usually only takes an hour or so to pick a tree. Picking fruit and delivering it to our donation partners is a small gift with big rewards, not to mention its really fun.

Please contact Jen Mullen to find out more about helping to pick fruit in Phinney and Greenwood, or to donate the bounty of your own fruit trees to neighborhood food banks, soup kitchens and community organizations!


Jen Says:

Please join us for a Volunteer Orientation for the Phinney-Greenwood Fruit Tree Harvest program on Tuesday, August 18, 5:30- 6:30 pm at the Greenwood Library (8016 Greenwood Ave. N.). We will review all the information you'll want to know for harvesting and sharing fresh fruit in the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhood this summer/fall!

Please RSVP to let me know if you can attend the orientation.

Thank you!

Jen Mullen
Harvest Coordinator
Phinney City Fruit
h- 206.352.9580

Smoke on the Mountain Extended

Scroll down to see review of Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming. This show has been extended through August 22.

Post-Penguin Parade Auction

After gracing the streets of Seattle, the penguins will end their march as they migrate to the gallery at the Greenwood Collective 8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1, for a silent auction on August 14. All decorated penguins, and many of the artists who created them, will gather in one space to be admired during the Greenwood Art Walk. All proceeds from the sale of the penguins wil benefit Woodland Park Zoo’s field conservation program. Woodland Park Zoo supports 38 wildlife conservation projects in 50 countries worldwide, including the Humboldt Penguin Conservation Center at Punta San Juan.
This auction is free and open to the public.
Attendees bidding a minimumm of $1000 have the opportunity to become immortalized on an anchovy marker at the new penguin exhibit at the zoo. Generous auction winners who bid a minimum of $1,000 for wildlife conservation will also receive their name (or that of a family, friend or loved one) etched onto an ornamental anchovy, inspired by the favorite food of the Humboldt penguin. These etched anchovies will be embedded into a shoal of schooling fish at the new west entry plaza near the penguin exhibit. The west entry is set to open in 2010.
For details on this event, contact Julie Law / The Greenwood Collective / 206-913-2835 /