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.
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.
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.
Seattle’s largest canned food pyramid is being constructed tonight at PhinneyWood Summer Streets.
Vision Greenwood Park and Volunteers of America came up with the idea to use Summer Streets as a way to promote their organizations’ efforts and to collect canned food donations.
After discussing the idea with event producers, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Jordan T. Adams Event Management, a decision was made to build a large pyramid out of the donations.
The goal was to come up with 2,000 cans over a month’s time by placing barrels at supermarkets in the Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods. Ken’s Market launched the event by donating a spectacular 1,000 cans right off the bat.
“This is a great community to have a business located,” said Bill Staney, Ken’s Market Manager “We love our customers and are happy to give something back.”
The great news is that over 2,500 cans have been donated so far. The canned food pyramid is being built throughout the day and is expected to continue growing as more cans are donated this evening.
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Thousands of people lined the streets in Greenwood to watch the oldest neighborhood Seafair parade in the region.
The summertime tradition featured over 90 entrants including pirates, bands, drill teams, floats, politicians and police men.
This year, the theme was "Greenwood Takes Flight" and Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, a retired five-time NASA astronaut, was honored as the Grand Marshal.
For more information about the annual parade, visit the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce website at www.greenwood-phinney.com/events/greenwood-seafair-parade.
The Greenwood Seafair Parade, the oldest neighborhood Seafair parade in the region, kicks off its 61st annual parade at 6 p.m. tonight.
Thousands of people are expected to line the route to watch the over 90 entrants that include bands, drill teams, floats, pirates and more.
This year's theme is "Greenwood Takes Flight" and Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, a retired five-time NASA astronaut, will be honored as the Grand Marshal.
Staging begins at 4:15 p.m. on Greenwood Avenue N. between N 95th and N 105th streets. Greenwood from N 105th to N 84th streets and 85th from Dayton Avenue N and 8th Ave NW will be closed from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The parade gets underway at 6 p.m. on Greenwood Avenue N at N 95th Street heading south to N 85th Street where it turns right and moves west on 85th to Sixth Avenue NW. The parade will end at approximately 9 p.m.
For more information about the parade, visit the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce website at www.greenwood-phinney.com/events/greenwood-seafair-parade.
In July, Fred Meyer filed a Land Use Application wishing to expand the existing Greenwood Fred Meyer store by 55,305 sq. ft. and demolish the Greenwood Market.
A public meeting to review this application will be held on October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th Street.
This will be a chance for the public to submit written and/or oral comments.
A Land Use Application was filed to demolish the Greenwood Market building and expand the existing Greenwood Fred Meyer store by 55,305 square feet.
This comes a year after Fred Meyer scrapped its decade-long redevelopment plan for a below-grade, mixed-use store, and decided to remodel instead.
The scrapped plan was for a $91 million multi-use development, including a 170,000-square-foot, underground Fred Meyer topped with additional retail and residential space, as well as a three-story parking garage.
On Tuesday, July 5 at approximately 1:07 p.m. officers responded to the 500 block of North 84th Street for a report of a man with a gun.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect and victim (both adult males) are known to each other via a landlord/tenant relationship. The victim was renting space in the suspect’s home and was being evicted. The victim arrived at the house to pick up some of his belongings.
The suspect called the victim on his cell phone and asked the victim to come to an area in the the suspect’s portion of the house.
The victim appeared in the suspect’s portion of the house at which point the suspect pointed a shotgun at the victim and threatened him. The victim pleaded with the suspect not to shoot him as he backed out of the house. Once outside, the victim called 911.
Responding patrol officers surrounded the house and were quickly joined by on-duty SWAT team officers. They called the suspect on his phone and convinced him to surrender peacefully. The suspect exited the residence unarmed and was taken into custody.
On July 15, Taproot Theatre Company continues its 35th Anniversary Season with a murder mystery musical.
Something’s Afoot has been delighting audiences for decades and asks the classic "Whodunit" question.
When wealthy Lord Rancour is found dead at his lakeside estate, the race to find out whodunit begins. Filled with booby-traps and belted songs, this hilarious spoof hums along as you play armchair detective to a zany cast of characters.
Something’s Afoot, directed by Scott Nolte, opens on July 15 and runs through August 13, with previews on July 13 and 14.
“Murder mysteries have always been a big hit among our patrons, since the early days of Taproot Theatre,” said Nolte in a press release. “So, we got to thinking, what better way to celebrate our 35th Anniversary Season and say thanks for the years of support than to present a murder mystery musical? This clever spoof honors the mystery greats like Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.”
Something’s Afoot premiered in 1972 at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta and features book, music and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach, with additional music by Ed Linderman.
The Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce announced that it will be honoring Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, a retired five-time NASA astronaut, as the Grand Marshal of the 61st annual Greenwood Seafair Parade.
Celebrating this year's theme of "Greenwood Takes Flight, the Greenwood Seafair Parade will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Bonnie Dunbar as our Grand Marshal this year,” said Parade Director Ann Woodward in a press release. “She is a real American hero and can inspire our community to let their imaginations take off and see that you can aim for the sky and go as far as you want.”
A native of Washington State and an engineering alumna from the University of Washington, Dunbar said it's "an honor to be a part of this great community event.”
"I am thrilled to be a part of this historic parade and to help Greenwood take flight. I am also proud to help inspire the education of our youth and the exploration of both air and space,” said Dunbar, who is currently the Executive Director of Wings Over Washington, an affiliate organization of The Museum of Flight.