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Monday, September 29, 2014 -- 10:30 am
Possible Suspicious Person Near Laurelhurst Elementary School
Laurelhurst Blog - The Laurelhurst Blog Staff received this email:About the same time as 'Shifty" was observed last Friday morning, September 19,  young woman on foot southbound on the 4700 block of 47th Avenue NE walked right up to my car,and giving the appearance of an high school student, walked right up to my car, looked intently inside, then continued down the street looking inside every vehicle and scanning every front yard and porch.  My sense was that she wasn't acting alone. She was approaching NE 47th Street.  She has black hair, thin build, about 5' 7", mixed racial heritage. I'm not sure if she had a bad intent.  It's possible that she is an actual student, early for the bus.  But her behavior was very odd, though not illegal.  Read more...
Monday, September 29, 2014 -- 10:23 am
City's Aging And Disability Services Seeking Input On Programs
Laurelhurst Blog - The City's Aging and Disability Services (ADS)--the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County is conducting a survey to help with deciding what community and government programs should be enhanced  to help a broader range of older adults and individuals with disabilities plan to live independently in the community.Currently there are two programs offered:  ˇ        Senior Information & Assistance (1-888-4ELDERS) is the go-to number for anyone age 60+ and their family members who needs help identifying resources that meet their needs.ˇ        The King County Caregiver Support Network provides guidance to unpaid primary caregivers of adults of any age who are unable to care for themselves--typically family members or close friends or neighbors. Here is the survey that ADS has put together seeking community input available through tomorrow.        Read more...
Friday, September 26, 2014 -- 8:00 am
UW Helps To Stop Last Month's Irrigation Leaks Along NE 41st Street Parking Strip
Laurelhurst Blog - Last month, several residents living near the Center for Urban Horticulture emailed the Laurelhurst Blog Staff about irrigation leaks along a NE  41st Street parking strip between the Center for Urban Horticulture east entrance and Surber Drive.The Blog Staff contacted several departments at the University of Washington about these ongoing leaks described by one resident as "several curbside busted sprinkler heads that are gushing water" and " river of water running along the curb."David, the Manager of Horticulture, at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, said after observing the leak coming from the  seven non-operational valves and broken sprinklers  "The public probably thinks this is UW jurisdiction and wondering why it has not been repaired. It does not reflect a good public image to our organization as it relates to water conservation either."James, UW Irrigation Maintenance Mechanic Lead, was able to turn down the valves and said that "it looked like they had not been serviced for years.  There were broken sprinklers, plugged sprinklers, malfunctioning sprinklers, and possible broken piping.  I turned down the valves themselves so that no water will run for now.  They should not be run until significant repairs are made."He conducted a survey of the immediate area to see if he could locate the water source or the controller and said that "Someone is turning it on and off as it does not run all year long.  But it is not the UW.  It is entirely possible that the water and the controls are coming from a neighboring house." It turns out after more investigation by UW that the particular strip of landscaping belongs to the Laurelhurst Community and that the actual irrigation controller is located in one of the adjacent homes.   Jeannie, with the Laurelhurst Community Club, did confirm that the city pays for the water and the controls are in the garage of one  the neighbors abutting the planted median who was out of town at the time. In the meantime the UW found the backflow for the irrigation system  and turned it off so that none could run with the backflow turned off.  David added "The controller may be operating, but the water will not come on.  David even tried knocking on the door of the house with the irrigation controller.  But said they "were  incommunicado."He added " I hope this will stop the complaints from concerned citizens" with the temporary shut-off work he did.      Read more...
Friday, September 26, 2014 -- 7:41 am
Celebrate Sand Point Naval Station's First Flight Around The World
Laurelhurst Blog -   On Sunday at 12:30 the public is invited to help celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 1st Around the World Flight from Seattle's Sand Point Airfield, part of a NAS Sand Point Reunion Weekend.  The event takes place at the former Naval Air Station Sand Point, now known as Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE). The information says:Ninety years ago, over 50,000 people and a 21-gun salute  greeted the returning bi-planes and United States Army Airmen as they landed at 1:28 pm September 28, 1924.  The pilots' 175 day flight was followed by millions of people around the world and they were met in many countries by kings and heads of state.A reenactment of the landing will take place at Sand Point's North Shore, now Sand Point Naval Air Station Historic District. Public officials will greet the pilot and the audience will be entertained with an interview by a modern day Lowell Thomas about the exploits of the journey. The Sedentary Sousa Band will play and a base tour will follow. On Saturday at 2pm, a symposium on the 1st Flight and Sand Point's place in this military and aviation history will be held at the Museum of Flight (9404 E Marginal Way S).   Dan Hagedorn, chief curator, CAPT Ron Miller USN (ret) former CO at Sand Point, and CDR Cori Parker USN leader US Navy Centennial Celebration are keynote panelists. Interested public will be invited to share memories and be videotaped as part of our "Sand Point Remembered" oral history project. For more information, please visit www.sandptnavsta.org or email info@sandpoint.webreg.us. This event was planned by the Friends of Sand Point and is funded in part by grants from 4Culture and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.(photo courtesy of Sand Point site)      Read more...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 -- 1:16 pm
Seattle-metro News and Events for Sept. 25 through October, 2014
The Skanner - ... Prevention will hold its annual celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Mountaineers Club, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Food and beverages will be provided by Vios CafA and other local vendors. Seattle-area musicians Gina ... Read more...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 -- 7:38 am
5 Points Lights Signal-Timing Adjusted After Recent Equipement Installation
Laurelhurst Blog - We have heard from several drivers that the green light length, heading westbound on Sandpoint at 5 corners in NE Seattle has become significantly shorter since SDOT installed new traffic signal equipment at the end of July.One email the Laurelhurst Blog staff received said:Is it me or did the green light length, heading westbound on Sandpoint at 5 corners get significantly shorter? It seems as if they have changed the timing on the light and traffic is backing up all the way to hospital in the morning.  Here is the response the Laurelhurst Blog staff recently received from SDOT's Traffic Signals group:The signals were rebuilt and activated on August 24.  Although we attempted to maintain the previous signal timing as much as possible, we made some minor timing changes to improve safety at the intersection.  These changes included increasing the clearance time for all phases, or movements, due to the size of the intersection as well as increasing the pedestrian crossing time at most of the crosswalks.  These changes required making minor adjustments to the green time for all phases, as we needed to keep the existing cycle length in order to move east/west traffic.  (A cycle length is the amount of time it takes to serve all phases once).One additional step in the installation was to configure and activate vehicle and pedestrian detection. While this process was occurring, the signals operated automatically and the main east/west through phases received less green time than they do normally.  The intersection's vehicle and pedestrian detection is now operating and westbound traffic should now have more green time. Our site visits have shown the signal to be operating much more efficiently.  Read more...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 -- 7:30 am
Award-winning Comic Book Authors At Northeast Library Tomorrow
Laurelhurst Blog - Comic book authors Raina Telgemeier and Kazu Kibuishi will talk about their new publications and sign books for their fans from 6-8pm tomorrow at the Northeast Branch (6801 35th Avenue NE) of the Seattle Public Library.The information says:Award-winning authors, artists, and comic creators, Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier will be together to talk about their recently released New York Times bestselling graphic novels. Accompanied by a visual presentation, the artists will talk about their books, demonstrate how they create graphic novels, and stage interactive readings with attendees."Sisters" by Raina Telgemeier: Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years. But when a baby brother enters the picture, and later, when something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all. "Amulet Book Six, Escape From Lucien" by Kazu Kibuishi: Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King's loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets. The stakes, for both Emily and Navin, are higher than ever. Kazu Kibuishi is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series of graphic novels as well as the graphic novel Copper. He is also the cover artist of the recently released 15th anniversary editions of the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling, and the founder and editor of the Flight Anthologies, a critically acclaimed comic series. "Sisters" is the companion to Raina Telgemeier's critically acclaimed graphic memoir based on her childhood, "Smile." Her memoir is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and the book received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. Go here for more information. Read more...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 -- 7:38 am
Register Now For Youth Classes And Programs At Community Center
Laurelhurst Blog - Registration is underway for a wide variety of Fall youth classes and programs offered at the Laurelhurst Community Center.Register online, in-person at the Community Center Monday through Friday 9-2pm or by calling 684-7529.The Fall 2014 Parks and Recreation Brochure lists all classes and programs at Laurelhurst, Magnuson and Ravenna-Eckstein Community Centers. Here are the youth classes and programs offered at the Laurelhurst Community Center:YOUTH POTTERYAges 6-12Students will experience different hand-building techniques in this course. Each week the instructor will guide students through a different project using coil, slab, or pinch pot techniques. Kids will also learn how to use the pottery wheel, make tableware, as well as some surface decoration techniques.Instructor: Liang-Yin Chen#121392 9/15-11/17 Mon 4-5:15 pm $200FAMILY HOLIDAY POTTERY WORKSHOPAges 5-12Time to get into the holiday spirit! You and your child will have the opportunity to create customized and unique gifts for friends, family, teachers, or whomever! The instructor will show some different holiday projects in class, but you are welcome to bring your own ideas to work with too! Children must have an adult with them to participate.Instructor: Liang-Yin Chen#121322 11/15-11/22 Sat 9-10 am $55#121323 12/6-12/13 Sat 9-10 am $55HOME SCHOOL ARTAges 6-12Students will work on a different project each week.  Projects include 3D sculptures, wire sculptures,shadow puppets, hand puppets, paper making, and lanterns! The instructor is a professional sculptor and artist, with more than 15 years of teaching experience.Instructor: Liang-Yin Chen#121324 9/12-11/14 Fri 11 am-12:30 pm $225ONE ON ONE BASKETBALL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMAges 6-15The Player Development Program (PDP) is a focused basketball training program that develops confidence in players who are determined to get better. Whether you are a 6 year-old just getting into basketball or you are a 16 year-old aiming to be a starter on your varsity team, you will learn proper technique and individual game strategy. Our PDP classes are small in size to ensure individual attention and intense focus. Train with One on One before the season and you will get better. To learn more about One on One Basketball and determine which PDP color level is appropriate for you, visit us at www.1on1basketball.com.Instructor: One on One StaffWHITE/COED (6-8YRS) #121343 9/20-11/8 Sat 10-11 am $160YELLOW/COED (8-11YRS) #121344 9/20-11/8 Sat 11 am-Noon $160RED/PURPLE BOYS (11-15YRS) #121345 9/20-11/8 Sat Noon-1 pm $160RED/PURPLE GIRLS (11-15YRS) #121346 9/20-11/8 Sat 1-2 pm $160NERF SOCCERAges 5-6Laurelhurst indoor Nerf Soccer is a community tradition! Registration packets are available at the Center and registration must be done in-person. Practices will be on week nights, once a week for an hour. Games will be on Friday evenings. Maximum of 10 players per team.#121342 9/12-11/14 Fri 6-8 pm $50GIRLS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUEAge Groups: 10 Read more...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 -- 7:30 am
NEST Seeking Volunteer Drivers For NE Elder Neighbors
Laurelhurst Blog - Northeast Seattle Together (NEST),  which supports Northeast Seattle elder neighbors through a network of volunteers and vendors, is holding a volunteer training session today  from 4-5pm at their office (5751 33rd Avenue NE).  NEST is looking for drivers to help our members get to and from the grocery store, medical appointments, exercise classes, art studios etc.Prospective volunteers needs to bring a valid ID, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance and the contact information for two personal/professional references. If you can't attend the meeting contact NEST at (206) 525-6378 or info@nestseattle.org.NEST is a non-profit grassroots operation serving NE Seattle seniors by creating a "virtual village" to helping them be able to stay in their own homes and neighborhoods they love. Volunteers provide companionship, care, as well as help seniors with a wide range of services, including gardening, computer help and more. to seniors aging in their homes. Ongoing classes (fitness, etc) are also offered, as well as access to events, transportation services, and various services (such as estate planners) who provide their services at a discount to members. Read more...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -- 8:30 pm
Don't ignore looming Metro bus cuts, check your options now
PressReleasePoint - ... provide individualized service." For buses serving the U District, examples of changes include route 30 between Sand Point/Ravenna/U District and downtown, which will operate only during peak hours and no longer offer off-peak or weekend service. ... Read more...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -- 7:41 am
School District Holding Important Meeting Tonight On Eckstein Middle School Building Conditions
Laurelhurst Blog - Alli Sweet & Monica Mace, Voice of  NE Seattle Schools (VNESS) Co-Chairs, sent the Blog Staff information about a meeting hosted by the Seattle Public Schools for all present and future Eckstein families, tonight from 6-7pm in the Eckstein auditorium to hear about and participate in a conversation regarding serious concerns about the status of the buildings at the middle school, the reference school for Laurelhurst. The information sent says:"Please Attend Meeting with SPS Regarding Eckstein's Building ConditionFamilies and staff are invited to conversational meeting regarding Eckstein building condition: Seattle Public Schools is inviting Eckstein Middle School's families and staff to attend a conversational meeting regarding the school's building condition on Tuesday, September 23 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in the Eckstein auditorium. Attendees will hear about work that has been done in the past, as well as this summer and what is scheduled for the summer of 2015. Attendees will be able ask questions and provide input and feedback to the District's Capital Projects and Planning staff." Background information which you may share at your discretion: VNESS would like to encourage all present and future Eckstein community members to attend this meeting.  Our show of strength around the building issues is critical.  We have been working alongside staff, students, community members, and state legislators to address the maintenance backlog at Eckstein. In 2009, a Site Assessment and Analysis was conducted by MENG.  The assessment indicates a $23.2 million dollar maintenance backlog, which was the highest in the district at that time.  You can view the details of the Eckstein summary here, beginning on page 47: http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1583136/File/Departmental%20Content/facilities/Conditions/2009report/rptSiteAssessmentSummary.pdf?sessionid=925216b323dcb805e6771ee93fec5769 An updated study was to be conducted by July 2014, but the assessment is not yet available on the district web site as far as we are able to tell. We are fortunate that Senator David Frockt, Representative Gerry Pollet, and Representative Jessyn Farrell have been incredibly supportive of community concerns with regard to the building condition, and have been engaged in dialog with the district to address the concerns. We are grateful that the district is now open to addressing these very real concerns with our community.  Senator Frockt and Representative Pollet have indicated that they will be in attendance as well. Attached is a list of priority concerns generated by teachers, students, parents, and other community members.  We hope to present this list to the district in advance of the meeting so they can address these priorities.  If you would like to add an item to the list, please email Alli Sweet at adsweet@msn.com no later than Th Read more...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -- 7:33 am
Botanical Watercolor Class Series Starts Tonight At Center For Urban Horticulture
Laurelhurst Blog - A part series of weekly classes starting tonight on "Botanical Watercolor," taught by Kathleen McKeehen, Botanical Artist and Instructor, is being held at the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) from 7-9:30pm. The information says:Learn the basics of classical botanical watercolor painting, which will include techniques in measurement, drawing, and understanding how light reveals form, along with practice in color mixing.   The application of controlled washes and dry-brush technique will contribute further, producing an image that is three-dimensional, accurate, and aesthetically appealing--the goal of botanical painting--and equally effective in painting other subjects realistically.  Beginners are welcome, and students with previous  instruction can take on new subjects under supervision.  Register Online or call 206-685-8033. The cost is $260. Read more...
Monday, September 22, 2014 -- 7:31 am
Suspicious Person Seen On 55th Avene NE, And Two Drunk People Potentially On Stolen Red/Orange Dirt Bike
Laurelhurst Blog - We received this email referring to potentially the same person reported on September 16th with the title "Neighbor Reports 'Shifty Character' in the Neighborhood:" Pretty sure I saw the suspicious bicycle-riding young man on Friday, 9/19, just before 6:30am. He had on a dark hoody, jeans, and baseball cap. He didn't look like a commuter. He was riding leisurely along 55th Avenue NE, one hand on the handlebars, looking at houses. I also wanted to add that if you are missing a red/orange dirt bike, two loud, inebriated young men, who took tremendous offense at me sushing them, were riding it northbound on the 55th Avenue NE sidewalk the same morning about 4:15am. Read more...
Monday, September 22, 2014 -- 7:25 am
Public Library Card Sign Up Month Happening Now
Laurelhurst Blog - September is library card sign-up month at the Northeast Branch of the Seattle Public Library and all branches. The information says:Library Card Sign-up Month is a national celebration of public libraries and time to make sure that students have the most important school supply of all -- a free Library card. A Library card is free for anyone who lives, works, owns property or goes to school in the Library's free service area. Cardholders from several library systems in Washington may also qualify.  Apply online if you are 13 or older, or visit a Library branch to sign up. Bring a valid I.D. and proof of your current address, like a utility bill. Young adults and children ages 17 and under do not need to provide proof of their resident address. Here are 30 things you can do for free at The Seattle Public Library: 1.      Visit a museum - we've just added the Museum of Flight and the Museum of History and Industry.2.      Learn how to write.3.      Publish your e-book.4.      Watch a movie online or at the Library.5.      Download (and keep!) three songs a week.6.      Get homework help online or in person, in English and Spanish.7.      Speak a new language - we've got 80 to choose from!8.      Learn programming or Web design with Safari Books Online.9.      Become an Excel spreadsheet guru with Microsoft IT Academy.10.  Find a job.11.  Revamp your résumé - Brainfuse offers Live Résumé Help and will edit and return yours within 24 hours.12.  Get healthy with easy-to-browse health and medical journals.13.  Save money with Consumers' Checkbook, a guide to Puget Sound services and stores such as auto repair shops, hospitals, plumbers, banks and insurance companies.14.  Research your purchases - check Consumer Reports online.15.  Download an e-book.16.  Not sure how to download an e-book on your new device? Sign up for Tech Help.17.  Reserve a computer - up to 90 minutes a day.18.  Scan photos or use Adobe Photoshop at the Central Library.19.  Research your family history.20.  Start a business.21.  Learn how to invest your money.22.  Attend a story time or take the Lego-building challenge with your kid.23.  File your taxes. Free tax help is offered every year from January to mid-April.24.  Read a book that the rest of the city is reading - Seattle Reads happens every spring.25.  Fix your bike.26.  Preview ballet and opera performances or enjoy a concert.27.  Hold a meeting - non-commercial groups can book one date per month.28.  Use free Wi-Fi.29.  Join a book group to talk about books with other readers.30.  Get personalized book recommendations with Your Next 5 Books.  &nbs Read more...
Friday, September 19, 2014 -- 10:04 am
Long-Time Laurelhurst Resident And Mrs. Cooks Owner(In UVillage) Celebrating 38 Years With Celebration This Week-end
Laurelhurst Blog - Many neighbors may not know that Mrs. Cooks, an all-things cooking store in nearby University Village, is owned by a long-time Laurelhurst resident, Carol Bromel. Carol started the store 38 years ago and is having a big celebration at the store this week-end with discounts, drawings and cake. Carol started Mrs. Cook's in 1976 on Sandpoint Way in the space that is now the jewelry store and was in that location for 5 years before moving into University Village around 1981.  She moved to Laurelhurst in  1974 and added "for you neighborhood history folks that's about the time the power station by Laurelhurst Park was blown up on a New Year's Eve." Carol told the Laurelhurst Blog staff:I started the business essentially because I was an elementary school teacher at a time when there were very few teaching jobs. I had worked in retail off and on and enjoyed most, the experience I had working in a kitchen shop in Denver. When my husband and I decided to settle in Seattle, opening the store seemed like a logical thing.  We named the store after my husband's grandmother, Hylie Cook. She loved to cook and gave me a box of family recipes when I joined the family. We thought it would be a nice tribute to her and a bit of a play on words.  It was very much a do it yourself store, we built the shelves, papered the walls, we even had a giant rubber stamp that we used to stamp our name on the brown paper bags.  When the opportunity  arose to move into University Village I took it, we doubled our space and added a larger selection of items. This was the time when Woolworths was still there, Ernst and Lamonts. There was a huge sunken rock garden down the center of the stores and we were in the location that is now Brighton.  Sometime later the Village was sold and began the transformation that you see today. At that same time we moved into our current location again doubling our size and adding yet more merchandise.  Every time we find some new wonderful thing at the gift show I think, where on earth will we put it! So far we have managed to find a home for all the things we find and love.  When I think back to the first store opening and remember spreading out the Le Creuset on as many shelves as I could so that the store would look like it had more merchandise than it actually did I am amazed to see it now. So there you have it, we are an independent retail store, locally owned by me.  We have a terrific staff,  people that love to cook and love to make sure we have all the new hot gadgets. They are knowledgeable and approachable, they like nothing better than to talk about their favorite things.  We have great prices, and a wide assortment.  We like to offer a wide range of choices, something for everyone from the novice  to the pro. We pride ourselves on using what we sell. We like to say that--" all our cookware is u Read more...
Friday, September 19, 2014 -- 7:39 am
Free Yesler Swamp Celebration of New Boardwalk On Sunday
Laurelhurst Blog - On Sunday from 2-4pm, Friends of Yesler Swamp is having a "Grand Cajun Yesler Swamp Ribbon-Cutting Celebration" at the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street).The information says about this free, all-ages event:For the past five years, the Friends of Yesler Swamp has been building a boardwalk trail through Yesler Swamp, which constitutes the easternmost part of the Montlake Fill (also called the Union Bay Natural Area; adjacent to the University of Washington). Music by the Folichon Cajun Band, Jambalya and Watermelon, Guided Swamp Walks.  There will be a short program to thank the many organizations and friends whose generosity has made the Yesler Swamp Trail possible. Donations will be accepted to help finish the Trail.  The project is almost completed and here are some pictures from the Friends website:The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) recently completed the first phase of the Yesler Swamp boardwalk.The boardwalk, made of cedar planks, begins on the west side of swamp area and extends out to the Yesler Swamp lagoon.It includes two overlooks so visitors can pause to enjoy the incredible surroundings.Getting this section of the boardwalk built is a major accomplishment!Now, our fantastic Yesler Swamp volunteers are excavating the path in the drier portions of Yesler Swamp that eventually will be paved in gravel.Later this fall the WCC will return to build new sections of the boardwalkFor more information, contact Jean Colley at colleyj@comcast.net.Photo by Connie Sidles Read more...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- 7:19 am
Amazon Fresh Groceries Stolen From Porch
Laurelhurst Blog - We received this email:We live on the 3800 block of 42nd Avenue NE and had an Amazon Fresh delivery stolen from our front porch sometime between 4-7am on Tuesday morning (9/9).  I wanted to make sure neighbors are aware of this and the petty thieves that have been a problem recently in the neighborhood are stooping low enough to steal groceries now.  Thankfully Amazon's customer service is excellent in this scenario and handled it without issue, but it is somewhat pathetic that not even grocery deliveries are safe these days.  Read more...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- 7:16 am
Children's Author And Illustrator, Aaron Becker, At Northeast Library Today
Laurelhurst Blog - Aaron Becker, author and illustrator of the award-winning picture book "Journey," will talk about his second picture book, "Quest," today from10:30-11:30am at the Northeast Branch Library (6801 35th Avenue N.E).The information says:"Quest" is the second book in the wordless picture book trilogy that began with the 2014 Caldecott Honor book "Journey." The adventure continues as the girl, the boy and their purple bird companion make their way back into the enchanted realm behind the red door.  They discover that there's more to this land than they imagined - and they're more a part of its mythology than they could have dreamed. Becker resides in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife, daughter and a lazy cat. For more information, call the Northeast Branch at 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Read more...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 -- 7:16 am
Register Now For Adult Community Center Classes
Laurelhurst Blog - Registration is underway for a wide variety of Fall adult classes and programs offered at the Laurelhurst Community Center.Register online, in-person at the Community Center Monday through Friday 9-2pm or by calling 684-7529.The Fall 2014 Parks and Recreation Brochure lists all classes and programs at Laurelhurst, Magnuson and Ravenna-Eckstein Community Centers. Here are the upcoming adult classes and programs at Laurelhurst Community Center:ADULT EVENING POTTERYAges 18 and olderSeveral clay projects will be introduced using both handbuilding and throwing on the wheel echniques. Practice your skills making clay objects while learning how to make tiles, cups,bowls, and more in a fun and informative setting. Instructor: Liang-Yin Chen#121284 9/15-11/17 Mon 6:30-8:30 pm $250BARRE CONDITIONINGAges 18 and olderThis course features light weights and isometrics and is easy on the joints. Each class consists of exercises done at the barre and on the floor and incorporates Pilates, yoga, weights, stretching,and intense muscle work to fatigue. All levels welcome. Instructor: Laura MartinNo class 11/11 or 11/27.#121291 9/8-12/15 Mon 5:30-6:30 pm $225#121293 9/2-12/16 Tue 10:30-11:30 am $225#121294 9/4-12/18 Thu 9:30-10:30 am $225CARDIO PILATESAges 18 and olderThe class includes upper and lower body exercises and balance techniques. Participants must have taken beginner class to register for intermediate/ advanced class. Instructor: Laura Martin. No class 11/11#121300 9/2-12/16 Tue 9:30-10:30 am $225CORE AND MORE: PILATES AND YOGAAges 18 and olderPilates with more variations and a faster pace. Participants will use magic circle, bands, and light weights. Instructor: Laura MartinNo class 11/27#121305 9/4-12/18 Thu 10:30-11:30 am $225KUNDALINI YOGAAges 16 and olderConsidered to be the most comprehensive of all the yogas, Kundalini Yoga incorporates the use of breath, movement, meditation, and deep relaxation. It is a practical tool for everyday people. Kundalini Yoga is not posture based; therefore, it's accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or body type. It's powerful, efficient, and effective. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient, time proven technology for human transformation, helping people live their lives with greater meaning and joy.Instructor: Marilyn Smith#123318 9/17-10/29 Wed 5:30-7 pm $70#123319 11/5-12/17 Wed 5:30-7 pm $70BODY RESETAges 18 and olderWe lose muscle and bone density as we age. Reset your metabolism, gain muscle and bone mass with this interval workout. Body weight exercises, weights, bands, and gliders all work you to regain lost strength. A class for any level but will have knee bending (which can be modified). Instructor: Laura MartinNo class 11/28#121297 9/5-12/19 Fri 9:30-10:30 am $225TAI-CHI CHUANAges 16 and olderCome and learn this "internal" Chinese martial art (Beginning Yang style short form) which promotes health by reducing bodily tension and stress, improves balance and coordination, increases joint flexib Read more...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 -- 7:07 am
Sand Point Way Median Landscape Work Underway
Laurelhurst Blog - Sand Point Way median landscape work has begun starting on the southernmost median at about 40th Avenue NE and NE Sand Point Way.  Crews will work north from that direction over the next several weeks.Here is more information:Gardeners from the Department of Transportation's Urban Forestry section will begin maintenance work on the Sand Point Way Northeast median beginning tomorrow, Sept. 16 and expect to complete the work by the end of October. They will prune plants, pull weeds and apply mulch.   To enable the crews to work safely, they will close the inside lanes next to the median. They will close the northbound, inside lane from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the southbound inside lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The crews will avoid closing lanes on the first day of school for the University of Washington and other days when they anticipate a significant increase in traffic.There are approximately 123 acres of landscaped public right of way and tree pits throughout Seattle, and 12 landscape gardeners to care for them. The number one priority is ensuring these areas remain safe and provide accessibility as they were designed. Read more...




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