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Sunday, August 2, 2015 -- 6:00 am
The Digital Divide
Wallyhood - If you are a regular visitor to the Seattle Public Library, you may have noticed the addition of iPads mounted to a table in the children's sections. We first noticed this a few months ago in the Fremont Library, and it was the first time our son showed no interest in the books on offer. He sat in front of the iPad playing games while my husband and I searched for picture books to check out. There is an iPad at the Greenlake Library. There used to be an iPad at the Wallingford Branch, but I was told it was … Read more...
Saturday, August 1, 2015 -- 9:50 am
I 'Dated' a Bunch of City Council Candidates So You Don't Have...
The Stranger - ... encompasses northeast Seattle from Lake Union to Sand Point, including the University District, Ravenna, most of Wallingford, and Eastlake. I have an unhealthy obsession with this district. (Are you a young person who lives here? I would really like ... Read more...
Saturday, August 1, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Bumblebee Paints Wallingford
Wallyhood - Muraltastic Wallingford is getting a new splash of color: the new Mack Urban development at 45th And Stone Way has hired Los Angeles street artist Bumblebee to create a piece for the wall that overlooks Walgreen's, facing Stone Way. Mack Urban's VP of Development (and Wallingford resident) T.J. Lehman explained how the project came about: We have offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York, so I'm down in LA regularly. One day by happenstance I drove by a mural of a boy on his back launching a paper airplane (attached) and thought "Great God, who did that?" and we … Read more...
Friday, July 31, 2015 -- 11:00 am
Abel Pacheco, Candidate for Seattle City Council District 4
Wallyhood - (This is a sponsored post, written by the Abel Pacheco for City Council campaign.) Wallingford is a great place to live. I know this first hand – I've lived here since graduating from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs. However, we need new leadership to tackle our neighborhood's greatest challenges; confronting a broken development process, Waterway 20, Northlake Way safety, parking and cyclist concerns, and many more. This is why I'm running to represent our district on the Seattle City Council. We need a leader who truly knows our community. I'm the only candidate running that is … Read more...
Friday, July 31, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Free Movies Tonight: Frozen at the Park, Beerapalooza at Gasworks, Psychedelics at Church
Wallyhood - Tonight at the Wallingford Playfield there will be a free outdoor showing of the movie Frozen beginning at 7 PM. It gets a 7.6 user review on IMDB. Don't forget to rehearse 'let it go' so you have the lyrics right for the inevitable sing along. The presentation a nice annual thing Calvary Wallingford does. At the same time, the Meaningful Movies is showing "From Neurons to Nirvana: The Great Medicines" at Keystone Congregational Church at 5019 Keystone Place N. The movie looks to be a fun psychedelic trip and gets an 8.1 user review on IMDB, so it should … Read more...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Crime
Wallyhood - I haven't scared the bejebus out of my mom in a while, so here's a quick rundown on some prowling and crime reports that have come across my screen recently. Over on Facebook, Michelle wrote: Nic just caught a prowler in my neighbor's garage on 1st ave NW […] Early to mid twenties, light brown wavy hair cut short on the sides and longer on top in 'jersey douche' cut. Tanned, dark framed square eyeglasses, white T-shirt, black backpack and blue jeans. […] It's actually late for prowling. I've caught car thieves and neighbors have caught random rummagers but always … Read more...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -- 12:00 pm
A Voter's Non-Guide for Wallingford
Wallyhood - I followed Jordan's advice and read the voter guides put up by local media. They are all horseshit, my pardon to Doug. Why does The Stranger support Mike O'Brien? Because he opposes the downtown tunnel and the 'lying bureaucrats running it'. Why does the the Seattle Times oppose him? Because he does 'lefty' things like take a kayak out to the Shell drilling platform to oppose it. Doug mentions a few policy issues, but fails to draw any contrasts with the other candidates, so for all we know all the district 6 candidates are taking the same positions. No publications … Read more...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Voter's Guide
Wallyhood - Primary elections are coming up, with ballots due by this coming Tuesday, August 4th. Incredibly, there are 47 candidates running for city council alone (not in one district, but still), so maybe you need a hand getting your decisions all sorted out. Thankfully, there are people wonkier than thou who have taken the time sift through the candidates and develop opinions they'd love you to share. Here's a quick rundown on some sources you may wish to reference: DOUG's Voter's Guide: My favorite, not just because he's from Wallingford, but his is the only election guide that makes a strong… Read more...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Return of the Goats
Wallyhood - Fences have been erected along 40th starting at Latona and continuing under I-5, which means the goats shall return! They'll be there shortly, munching on blackberries and other hard to remove invasive weeds. Thankfully, the fence posts have been sunk into the ground this year, to avoid a second showing of the Goat Rodeo of 2013. (Thanks for the tip, Madi!)… Read more...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 -- 12:21 am
Devoured Car
Wallyhood - In my Meridian House For Sale post, I lamented that I once had a photo of the vines at that house devouring an old car, but couldn't find it. Thanks to Jim for finding this photo by Jim Flanagan on Flickr:  … Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Meridian House For Sale
Wallyhood - I've been watching the house on the corner of 41st and Meridian for a long time. It was odd because the lawn was always well-cared for (or at least well mown), but you could see from the decaying shades that nobody had lived there for a long, long time. And then there were the 1950's-era cars parked under the raised deck, slowly being devoured by vines. I snapped a picture a while back and deemed it art, but can't seem to dig it up now. This past fall, I chatted with a workman next door, who related how the owners … Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 12:05 am
Shared Fruit
Wallyhood - It's a perennial problem for the organic, locally-grown fruit loving flaneur: juicy purple plums hanging over the sidewalk, shiny red apples practically dropping into your hands, apricots sweating juice on bended boughs…on someone else's property. Should you let it fall to the ground to rot, or enter it into your own personal food supply chain? On the one hand, we're respectful neighbors who wouldn't think of poaching peaches: it's stealing! But on the other hand, with the hunger in the world, the California drought pushing up produce prices, and the specter of our mothers' Depression-forged admonishment not to waste perfectly … Read more...
Friday, July 24, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Free Light Bulbs, Woodland Park Athletics, UW Master Planning
Wallyhood - This weekend is going to be overcast with a chance of rain and not much is going on here in Wallingford. The big name events in this penultimate weekend of Seafair are the Capitol Hill Block Party and the Torchlight Parade. So here's a grab bag of stuff to do. First, go get a free LED light bulb. Also, if you get a Chinook Book you can get a free shower head plus a free home energy assessment, which normally costs $150 through Puget Sound Energy, so not a bad deal. Next, the folks who organize soccer for teenagers at … Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 8:52 pm
Green Lake home built in 1891 for sale
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... July 13, 1965. Photo: File Photo, Seattlepi.com This view looks southeast from Green Lake Drive North and Wallingford Avenue North, Jan. 4, 1913. Photo: P-I File Original caption: Chester Regan did a double take as he was walking along the shore of ... Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Pianos in the Park
Wallyhood - The Pianos in the Parks has returned for a second year, and Green Lake is hosting one of the 22 artistically enhanced pianos that have been sprinkled throughout the city: The Pianos in the Parks program … encourages the discovery of parks through music and art by placing one-of-a-kind, artist-designed upright and grand pianos in parks and open spaces across Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Seattle and other parts of King County. All pianos are made available for free public use and music exploration through Aug. 16. All 22 previously owned pianos are procured, repaired, tuned, transported and maintained by Classic … Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Iron Firefighter
Wallyhood - Adrian wrote to the Iron Bull (2121 N 45th St): I am a neighbor of yours near The Iron Bull. This afternoon your [cook Callie] beat the fire department and put out a fire that was growing fast on the deck of the house south of the bar. I called the fire brigade, she stepped in with a hose, climbed up onto the burning deck, and put the fire out. Great job, great attitude, and you should be happy to have her. Nice work to Callie the cook and Emily the bartender for jumping in and helping out! In a … Read more...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Seamonster Digests Boulangerie: The Poop on What's to Come
Wallyhood - Seamonster is almost through digesting Boulangerie after devouring it a few months ago. Here's Q&A with owners Sarah Altman and Andrew Nunez: How will Seamonster be different when it reopens, aside from being bigger? When sea monster reopens we will have a capacity of 220, up from what the city had deemed a 50 seat establishment as the original Seamonster. There will be a new double stalled ladies room in addition to the two existing bathrooms. There will be a giant west facing patio with awning along bagley ave, another bar for faster service, lots of nooks for dining and … Read more...
Monday, July 20, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Art Opening at WCSC
Wallyhood - 'Echoes of a Lifetime' portraits displayed at Wallingford Community Senior Center this summer Local artist Savvy Dani has completed eight portraits of Wallingford and other local area elders as a part of her "Echoes of a Lifetime" project, which has been awarded a grant from the Office of Arts & Culture. Savvy has worked closely with Wallingford Community Senior Center participants over the last several months for the portrait project, which includes short interviews with the subjects about their lives. 'Curiosity' by Savvy Dani Savvy's powerful work will be on display at Wallingford Community Senior Center beginning next week through … Read more...
Sunday, July 19, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Curry Cat
Wallyhood - There are times when a community needs to come together behind a cause, and this is one of them. Folks, we need to rally here. Please share this to Facebook, tweet it and update your LinkedIn profile to help us find the answer. If you don't have a Google+ account, get one, and do whatever it is one does with Google+ to get the word out. Probably Reddit should be involved. And Pinterest. Somebody talk to their teenager, find out what else we're missing. Snapchat. We will not rest until the answer is known! (Sign spotted on N 43rd St … Read more...
Saturday, July 18, 2015 -- 6:00 am
Corrections to the New Yorker Earthquake Story
Wallyhood - Let me begin by saying I really hate social media. If you agree, please click the facebook 'like', 'share', and 'data mine me' buttons at the bottom of this article. The New Yorker recently ran an article titled 'The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle'. That wasn't the title when you viewed the article on their site- that was the title that The New Yorker put in the metadata on their page so that it would have that title in search engines. The visible title of the article on the page was 'The Really Big One'. This means the New Yorker … Read more...



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