Greenwood Seafair Parade

Seafair Weekend is coming up, and that means it's also time for the 62nd Annual Greenwood Seafair Parade! This year's parade will feature the Seafair Pirates, Miss Seafair Scholarship Program for Women, Commodores and Parade Marshals, as well as entertaining units of marching bands, drill teams, Mexican dancing horses (yes, you read that right) and "more family fun."

The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Greenwood neighborhood and is scheduled to end at 8:30 p.m.

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Meeting on coal trains possibly going through Ballard

Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church is hosting a meeting about the possibility of coal trains chugging through Seattle. If SS Marine is able to develop at the Cherry Point port terminal near Bellingham, there can be as many as nine more coal trains, with 120 cars each, passing through Ballard each day. (Right now there are only a few.)

The meeting is open to the public. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes to 8:00 p.m.

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SDOT will reduce travel lanes on N 85th Street to a single lane in the east- and westbound directions from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to saw cut the north side of the existing roadway.

This work is part of the N/NW 85th Street and Greenwood Ave N Paving Projects, and is being done in preparation for the start of construction between Greenwood Avenue N and Aurora Avenue N (Phase 3), scheduled to begin on June 11.

Lane closures are as follows:

- Tuesday, June 5 – Traffic will be reduced to a single lane each direction between Fremont Avenue N and Aurora Avenue N from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This work will be noisy. Drivers should expect congestion and allow extra time for travel. Flaggers and uniformed police officers will be present to assist traffic and pedestrians.

To sign up for regular construction email updates, send an email to

For more information, contact the 24-hour project line at (206) 496-9993, email, or visit

Traffic Alert: Daytime lane closures on N 85th St between Greenwood Ave N and Aurora Ave N

Full of laughs and reminiscences, Taproot Theatre takes you on the ultimate, classic family road trip in the regional premiere of Leaving Iowa.

Remember those family vacations you tried to forget?

Stand-up comedians Tim Clue and Spike Manton teamed up to tackle issues of family and the Midwest in their hit play Leaving Iowa.

Clue explains, “Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth.”

In the play, Don’s memories of family road trips come to life as he travels cross-country to scatter his father’s ashes.

Packed with rollicking good humor, this celebration of family reminds us that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.

In Taproot Theatre’s production, director Karen Lund emphasizes the hysterical truths about wacky families while not losing sight of the importance of relationships and respect that grows over time.

Leaving Iowa , a laugh-out-loud comedy, playing at Taproot through June 16
Photo credit: 
Photo by Erik Stuhaug

Kim Morris, Ian Lindsay, Robert Gallaher and Helen Harvester in Leaving Iowa.

Seattle Police reports that on Friday evening, a car thief led the police on a wild car chase through North Seattle, injuring two pedestrians.

The incident started at May 11th around 6:30 p.m. when a North Precinct officer recovered a stolen Honda Accord from the Greenlake neighborhood, and contacted the registered owner.The owner stated that they would pick it up from its location, but that they were coming from Tacoma. 

Just minutes later the officer observed the just recovered stolen car being driven down the street. It had just been stolen again. 

The officer broadcast this information and then attempted to pull over the stolen car.  That is when the suspect vehicle took off, starting a car chase through the Greenwood neighborhood.

At some point during the pursuit, both suspect and officers were stopped in traffic, and the suspect intentionally rammed a police car in an attempt to get away.

In his flight, the suspect struck a pedestrian at North 73rd and Greenwood Avenue North.  The male victim sustained a minor leg injury and was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire before being transported to a local hospital.

Wild car chase in Greenwood results in two injured pedestrians and damages

Seattle Police reports that around 11:30 p.m. on March 3, 2012, a 32-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a car while crossing eastbound in the 8500th block of Greenwood Avenue North, approximately 50 feet north of the nearest crosswalk.

As the pedestrian walked between parked cars, he was struck by a Silver Volvo Sedan that was traveling Southbound on Greenwood Ave N.

The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported by Seattle Fire Department Medics to Harborview Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

The driver was evaluated at the scene by a Drug Recognition Expert, who did not find any signs of alcohol or drug use. The driver was identified and released at the scene pending further investigation.

Traffic Collision Investigators responded and gathered evidence and processed the scene. The investigation continues

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Greenwood Avenue

By Amy Smith, UW News Lab

For the second year in a row, Bherd Studios and Tasty Delectable Collectibles will be exhibiting an all-women-artists art show beginning Friday, Feb. 10.

Titled "Pretty, Sexy, Dirty Girly", the exhibit features 20 artists from around the Pacific Northwest at the two galleries, which are located only a few blocks apart from each other on Greenwood Avenue.

The “Girls Gone Wild” show, at Tasty, will showcase artwork in a variety of materials and mediums, said Sheri Hauser, owner of Tasty and curator of the show.

“I’ve got an artist that uses skate decks—broken skate board pieces. I’ve got an artist that paints on cabinet doors,” she said. Another artist, Sarah Chambers, paints in glitter, a medium Hauser calls “unusual.”

Down the street at Bherd Studios (pronounced “be heard”), the exhibit will also display a wide range of art mediums, including a video installation and live performances on opening night.

Happening nearby:  Local women artists featured at Greenwood galleries
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Courtesy of Tasty

or the second year in a row, Bherd Studios and Tasty Delectable Collectibles will be exhibiting an all-women-artists art show beginning Friday, Feb. 10. Titled "Pretty, Sexy, Dirty Girly", the exhibit features 20 artists from around the Pacific Northwest. CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS.

Taproot Theatre kicks off their 2012 season with Molière’s hilariously clever satire, Tartuffe.

Moliere’s comic masterpiece brings us a con artist extraordinaire who oozes piety and charm. Will Tartuffe’s hypocrisy be discovered before Organ’s household is turned on its head?

The play features lightning-quick wit, star-crossed lovers, a badgering grandma and a plot that could be ripped from today’s headlines.

“The more I read it, the more modern it feels,” said Taproot's Associate Artistic Director, Karen Lund, who directs Tartuffe.

Lund hopes the audience will, “take a kernel of truth about life” while falling in love with the stylized absurdity that comes to life on stage through various forms of comedy—the hilarity of physical slapstick to Richard Wilbur’s smart translation of Molière’s play on words.

Wilbur’s stays true to Molière’s rhyming verse by writing the entire play in rhyming couplets.

Follies and fools, charlatans and scoundrels take the stage at Taproot Theatre
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Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

Don Brady, Jesse Notehelfer, and Frank Lawler in Tartuffe.

Seattle Police Department reports that on the morning of January 8, the Arson Bomb Squad (ABS) responded to a suspicious object on the 8200 Block of 8th Avenue NW.

ABS detectives used a ABS robot to conduct a prelimary examination of the object and then remove it.

The block was temporarily shut down while the invesigation was on going.

Further examination of the object revealed that the object was non-explosive.

Bomb squad responds to suspicious object in Greenwood
On the agenda is a discussion about Remaking the Metropolis

Humanities Washington’s popular Think & Drink program is coming back to Seattle’s Naked City Brewery & Taphouse for another evening of refreshing beverages and great conversation.

Surrounding the theme of "Remaking the Metropolis", the lively discussion will be about urban planning and development.

Admission is free and taking part in the conversation are Steve Scher, Event moderator and host of KUOW's Weeday; Nicole Huber, Professor of architecture at the UW; Bryon Ziegler, Urban Planner and designer at Strategy Workshop LLC

Think & Drink takes places at 7 p.m. on October 18 at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Avenue North.

Think & Drink conversation series
returns to Greenwood

By Theresa Edwards, Intern.

On Sunday, August 14, Mayor Mike McGinn cut a yellow ribbon to officially mark the beginning of the 'in ground' construction of Greenwood Park's new community garden on 87th Street between Fremont and Evanston Avenue.

Neighbors were invited to come learn about the Greenwood Park improvement efforts and celebrate the groundbreaking of the new community garden with picnic lunches, and live music.

In addition to a new community garden (also called a P-Patch), the park improvements include a multi-sport court for basketball, soccer and street hockey. Construction is scheduled to begin spring 2012.

“One of our goals is to add features to the park geared toward different age groups in the community,” explained Mike Stringer, chair of the volunteer group Vision Greenwood Park.

Greenwood Park’s new P-Patch is now about halfway finished after two years of hard work by Vision Greenwood Park. Efforts to bring the P-Patch to life started when neighbors noticed two empty lots adjacent to the park along Fremont Avenue.

McGinn cuts ribbon to mark beginning of ground work of the Greenwood Park improvements
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Theresa Edwards, Intern

Mayor Mike McGinn cuts the ribbon, marking the beginning of the in ground construction of Greenwood Park's new community garden on Sunday, Aug. 14. WIth him are Kyra Bradley, 8; Luke Fredrickson, 11; Kaiam Whyte, 4; and Cian McGinn, 11. CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS.

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