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Thursday, May 28, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Wallingford Post Office Cleanup: Get Jeffe
Wallyhood - Thanks to Jeff Lindstrom for writing the following for us after discovering that writing for Wallyhood can be like not just getting Jesse, but being Jesse: Neighbors.  Love them or not we all have them.  Some are life-giving to our neighborhoods, like Paul down my street whose parking strip is always so beautifully planted, or […] Read more...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 -- 10:54 am
Seattle ice cream shop makes best in America list
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... like a quick jaunt, a few in Los Angeles. Photo: JORDAN STEAD, SEATTLEPI.COM Fainting Goat , 1903 N. 45th St., Wallingford: Fainting Goat is another place where the day's 18 offerings change depending on season and mood. Flavors range from sour ... Read more...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Today: Community Council + Farmer's Market Returns
Wallyhood - Tonight is the annual meeting of the Wallingford Community Council! The late breaking agenda from the always excellent Erika: We hope you can join us for the WCC Annual Meeting in Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center at 7 p.m. Wed 5/27 Come hear about the accomplishments of your community council and plans for […] Read more...
Monday, May 25, 2015 -- 6:00 am
New Developments: 3860 Bridge Way N and 1416 N 46th
Wallyhood - There are 2 new developments that have popped up on our DPD map in the last month and a half since I last checked on April 8th. First up, 1416 N 46TH ST, submitted on April 9, 2015: Land Use Application for Streamlined Design Review to allow a 3-story, 5 unit residential structure. Parking for […] Read more...
Sunday, May 24, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Varsity Movie Theater Re-Opens
Wallyhood - What is a movie theater in 2015? In fact, it is many things. The business of operating a movie theater is in a state of flux. Movie theaters are trying to reinvent themselves. Are they bars? Restaurants? Charitable organizations? Places for mommy meet ups? Corporate meet ups? Music venues? Portals to a performance thousands of miles […] Read more...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 -- 6:00 am
District 4 Wonkathon: Priorities for Wallingford
Wallyhood - Here's the District 4 wonkathon wrap up question! We might repeat the process for District 6 next (North of 50th), if anyone has deep thoughts on the questions or the format here please offer them up in the comments. In particular, are there specific questions regarding Tangletown you'd like to see asked? The Question: Finally, an […] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 6:00 am
District 4 Wonkathon: Fixing the Move Seattle Levy
Wallyhood - If you read the blog then I'm sure you saw this candidate question coming. Also, to keep the train rolling on these questions I'm skipping a separate calendar post this week, check out our calendar page for what's going on in Wallingford over the next week. The Question: 45th street over I-5 is one of the most congested, […] Read more...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 -- 5:44 pm
Travel locally for international cuisine
Capitol Hill Times Police Blotter - ... still runny. All well and good, but have you tried the Hokkaido-style ramen at Yoroshiku (1913 N. 45th St.) in Wallingford? Now, that's ramen. Sapporo-born Keisuke Kobayashi opened Yoroshiku in 2012 to showcase the broad range of Japanese dishes ... Read more...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 -- 6:00 am
District 4 Wonkathon: Camper Vans and Homelessness
Wallyhood - As a preface, here is an interactive map that the Northlake Safety and Security Team put together of the camper problem down on Northlake way. They state that in addition to the increasing numbers of vehicles, there are 'numerous bags of garbage and debris' plus '12 unusually large piles of dog poop/human feces (?) in […] Read more...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 -- 6:00 am
District 4 Wonkathon: Low Income Supports
Wallyhood - As a preface, the podcast Planet Money from NPR is a great listen, and they do a good job of covering the gap between rich and poor and the difference between handouts and redistribution. The Question: Seattle has a myriad of programs for people that are low income that must be opted into through a complex set of […] Read more...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -- 6:00 am
District 4 Wonkathon: Neighborhood Planning
Wallyhood - For the next 5 days we will be running Wallingford's Seattle City Council District 4 Candidate Wonkathon! As promised, Wallyhood put out 5 Wallingford-specific questions to all District 4 candidates and asked each of them to answer the questions in 200 words or less, although some candidates couldn't contain themselves. At the end of each […] Read more...
Monday, May 18, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Move Seattle: Wallingford Shows the Council They Care
Wallyhood - We had a GREAT turnout for the Move Seattle levy 'fix-it' tour on Sunday! About 50 participants showed up as we toured paths from Wallingford to the U-District, mostly people from Wallingford. Seattle City Council Transportation Committee representatives Jean Godden, Mike O'Brien, and Tom Rasmussen all attended, and news stations were there as well. For a […] Read more...
Sunday, May 17, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Hamilton Wants to be Pesticide Free
Wallyhood - A few weeks back, when I posted about pesticide use at Wallingford Park, I heard from several families at Hamilton International Middle School. As noted before on this blog, Seattle Public Schools routinely utilizes pesticides at public schools, because it is more cost-effective than hand-weeding. There are so many concerns about the use of pesticides around […] Read more...
Saturday, May 16, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Wallyhood Calendar: Spring Clean, U-District Street Fair
Wallyhood - Pick up some junk and get plied with pizza and beer and neighborly gossip. If the weather holds then it's not so bad for a Saturday out and about: Wallingford Spring Clean 9 AM to 12 PM: We will meet up at the Wallingford Center at 9 and come back at noon for pizza! Tools provided (but […] Read more...
Friday, May 15, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Seattle City Council Comes to Wallingford on Sunday
Wallyhood - Seattle City Council Transportation Committee representatives Tom Rasmussen and Jean Godden will be taking part in the Move Seattle levy walking tour happening this Sunday at 11 AM in Wallingford and the U-District. Mike O'Brien is also on the Transportation Committee and is a maybe (it's his wife's birthday), plus candidates running against Jean Godden […] Read more...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Bus Service Changes for 2016 Light Rail Finalized
Wallyhood - Mike Ruby writes: Metro has released their final proposal for revisions to Wallingford bus service. If you studied and commented on their proposal in March (214 Wallingford residents did) you will note that they adopted their "make changes" option as originally described. Route specific maps are located here. The proposal essentially switches the 16 and 26 routings south of […] Read more...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Yet Another Reason to Love Public Restrooms
Wallyhood - Here is a report from Cory regarding an incident at Wallingford Playground this past weekend: So my husband, daughter, son and I were at Wallingford playground today. It was really fun (tentative bike-riding, merry-go-rounding, tire swings) until it wasn't. As we were heading out my 3 year old son said he had to pee. My […] Read more...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Join Your PTSA, Meet and Greet at B.F. Day Today
Wallyhood - Sheryl writes: I am a parent of a current BF Day kindergartner and wanted to let everyone know that we are having an informal meet and greet at BF Day playground structure after school on Tuesday May 12, 3 pm-ish. This is a sweet, evolving school with many happy kids and involved parents and we […] Read more...
Monday, May 11, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Wallingford's Weekly Film Festival
Wallyhood - When I was younger and childless, I use to make a point to go to several films every year at Seattle International Film Festival. Many of the movies I saw were documentaries. Over the years driving across town to a SIFF cinema and waiting in line became less appealing, and it was one of those […] Read more...
Saturday, May 9, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Wallyhood Calendar: Carr, Low Tide, and Om
Wallyhood - Get up! You're missing your 8:30 AM Saturday monthly meeting with our school board director Sherri Carr! Bethany Community Church – Christian Education Building, 8023 Green Lake Dr. Saturday also features the warmest weather of the year coupled with one of the first negative low tides during the daytime this year. We walked from Golden Gardens to Carkeek […] Read more...



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