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May 21, 2015

Fremont Outdoor Cinema 2015 Schedule Announced

Kirby Lindsay Laney
The Fremont Outdoor Movies returns for another season during summer 2015.  Photo by Jon Hegeman

The Fremont Outdoor Movies returns for another season during summer 2015. Photo by Jon Hegeman

Yesterday, the folks at the Fremont Outdoor Cinema announced the schedule, on Facebook, around which many Fremonsters plan their summer.  With plenty of returning favorites, several 21+ parties, and a whole lotta camp, the schedule goes:

  • Friday, July 10th – ‘Elf’ (free screening)
  • Saturday, July 18th – ‘Shaun of the Dead’ (21+)
  • Friday, July 24th – Tough Guy Friday with ‘Predator’
  • Saturday, July 25th – ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ (21+)
  • Saturday, August 1st – ‘Old School’ (21+)
Enjoy a free screening of 'Elf' at the Fremont Outdoor Cinema on July 10th.

Enjoy a free screening of ‘Elf’ at the Fremont Outdoor Cinema on July 10th.

  • Friday, August 7th – Outdoor Cinema Premiere ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me’
  • Saturday, August 8th – ‘Pineapple Express’ (21+)
  • Saturday, August 15th – ‘The Lego Movie’
  • Saturday, August 22nd – ‘Anchorman’ (21+)
  • Saturday, August 29th – Dude Fest with ‘The Big Lebowski’ (21+)

More details, and tickets, are promised by June 1st.  Visit the Fremont Outdoor Cinema website, or the Facebook Page, to find out more – or stay tuned here!

Founded in 1992, the Fremont Outdoor Cinema has a long tradition of B.Y.O.C. (Bringing Your Own Chairs) and providing great films under the stars, on the parking lot.  Come enjoy a Seattle summer standard, with family and friends, at Fremont’s best outdoor pajama party…

 

May 20, 2015

LINC Up With The U.S. Small Business Administration

Calvin Goings
Calvin Goings, Regional Administrator for the Seattle SBA, talking with small business owner Sabrina Ibrahim of Wish Boutique.  Photo by Adrian Laney, Nov '14

Calvin Goings, Regional Administrator for the Seattle SBA, talking with small business owner Sabrina Ibrahim of Wish Boutique. Photo by Adrian Laney, Nov ’14

There’s a hunger among entrepreneurs to find financing to get their business off the ground, or take the next big step in their expansion plan.  Small businesses are searching for term loans, equipment financing, lines of credit, invoice financing and real estate loans to start, hire and expand. Too often, they spend time they don’t have, cold-calling and door-knocking, to find the money they need.

Technology is the answer. Entrepreneurs and lenders now have the option to use online matchmaking services.  Using the power of the Internet, commercial lenders are finding creditworthy small business borrowers and entrepreneurs are finding loan officers who are ready to sit down and talk.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) not only supports this concept, we’re implementing it.  A new SBA initiative called LINC (Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital) has just been announced.  LINC is a matchmaking service to help entrepreneurs get a date with a lender.

We spent months surveying our lending partners to discern what information they require before they’re ready to receive a loan pitch.  We’ve developed a simple online form that takes only minutes to fill out.  Once completed, the form is sent to participating SBA lenders in an applicant’s county, as well as financial institutions with a statewide or national reach.

The SBA wants to connect small business owners with lenders using the new LINC system.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Nov '12

The SBA wants to connect small business owners with lenders using the new LINC system. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Nov ’12

While a positive ‘hit’ won’t ensure entrepreneurs receive a loan, it will put them on a fast track, because they have been pre-screened. If LINC doesn’t produce an immediate match, entrepreneurs will be directed to their local SBA adviser for additional assistance.

We’re rolling out LINC in two phases. First we’re connecting small business owners with nonprofit lenders that offer free financial advice and specialize in microlending, smaller loans (SBA’s Community Advantage program) and real estate financing (SBA’s 504 program).  These lenders, across the U.S., have made a combined 42,000 loans totaling more than $17 billion since 2009.   In phase 2, we plan to add more traditional banks that offer an even wider array of financial products.

In the longer term, we believe LINC can be modified to facilitate government contracting by connecting eligible small businesses with procurement officers, prime contractors, and federal buyers. The future is upon us, and the SBA is proud to be leading the way.

LINC is expanding small business lending options beyond the local bank.  SBA is committed to becoming as innovative as the small businesses we serve.  For more information about LINC or other SBA programs, contact the Seattle SBA District Office on-line.

 

May 19, 2015

The Prince & Michael Jackson Experience Returns To Nectar On Friday

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Prince_vs_Michael_May_2015The popular Prince & Michael Jackson Experience with DJ Dave Paul returns to Nectar Lounge on Friday, May 22nd, starting at 9p.  Playing album cuts, B-sides, un-released tracks, remixes, 12” versions and hits from the two artists, there will be much more to this party than just music – including theme dancing, and a face-off between guests repping The Purple One or The King Of Pop.

Collectively, Prince and Jackson helped define the early ‘80s era of MTV, they revolutionized both R&B and popular music, and influenced generations of musicians worldwide.  This party pays tribute to two of the greatest artists of our time, hosted by DJ Dave Paul and providing opportunities for fans to square off in support of their favorite artist.

This party is the place to lounge with your friends and/or dance your @ss off – and have the time of your life.  Visit the Facebook page for more information on The Prince & Michael Experience.  Tickets for this show cost $8 in advance, or $10 at the door, and can be purchased through TicketWeb.

 

May 18, 2015

Nominations Sought For 2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Nominations are being accepted, until May 31st, for the 2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards.  These awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching their communities through the arts.  Nominations can be made on-line via the Seattle.gov Arts website.

“The arts are an essential ingredient of our society and our growing city,” said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. “The creative community is the beating heart of Seattle.  Art helps us express our shared values and build bridges between us, regardless of our differences.  I invite you to nominate someone who exemplifies the best of Seattle.”  The Mayor’s Arts Awards are presented in four categories:

  • Cultural Ambassador: Awarded to an individual who has significantly contributed to Seattle’s arts and cultural community and raised the visibility of the Seattle’s arts culture.  May include exemplary work across disciplines (as an artist or as an administrator) as well as advocating for and promoting the value of arts and culture. Open to individuals.
  • Arts & Innovation: Awarded for originality, ingenuity and resourcefulness within the creative sector. Open to individuals and organizations.
  • Cultural Preservation: Recognizing the restoration and preservation of our local heritage.  Open to physical preservation and/or cultural preservation. Open to individuals and organizations.
  • Future Focus: Awarded to an individual or organization that has demonstrated excellence in arts education and/or youth work. May be applied to a program for youth or by youth. Open to individuals and organizations (including youth).

The deadline for nominations is May 31st, and a print version of the nomination form can be acquired at 206/684-7171 or arts.culture@seattle.gov   See a list of past recipients on the Seattle.gov website.

 

May 16, 2015

Vital Volunteer Help Needed For The 2015 Solstice Parade

Kirby Lindsay Laney
See spectacular sites like this, from up-close and personal, as a Parade Monitor.  Photo by Jeff Wilcox, 2006

See spectacular sites like this, from up-close and personal, as a Parade Monitor. Photo by Jeff Wilcox, 2006

On June 20th, at 3p, the 27th Annual Solstice Parade, as produced by the Fremont Arts Council (FAC), takes to the streets of our fun and festive community.  This outrageous spectacle requires hundreds of volunteers to create – and two particular volunteer positions are absolutely vital.  Can you consider helping, and recruiting friends to help as well?

The Green Hat Crew collects the life-blood of the FAC Solstice Parade from generous attendees.  Photo by Keith Tyler, 2007

The Green Hat Crew collects the life-blood of the FAC Solstice Parade from generous attendees. Photo by Keith Tyler, 2007

Parade Monitors provide the backbone of the parade – they keep the patrons safely out of the parade path, and help ensembles and floats steer around obstructions and stay on pace.  Monitors are needed on the day of parade from 1p – 6p, and will receive a parade t-shirt and food vouchers to be used at the Solstice Celebration at Gas Works Park after the parade.  More importantly, Monitors will have the absolute best view of the parade.

The few, the necessary, the 2014 Parade Monitor crew.  Photo by Torrin Maynard, 2014

The few, the necessary, the 2014 Parade Monitor crew. Photo by Torrin Maynard, 2014

The Green Hat Crew provides the fuel of the parade – they collect donations from the watching crowds.  The Green Hatters dress up, dance, and gather up green from grateful gawkers.  This money makes the Solstice Parade possible.  Without it, the 27th could be the last.

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the FAC welcomes all volunteers – of all ages, interests and enthusiasms – and can provide community service hours.  If you, and anyone you know, is interested in volunteering – contact the FAC Volunteer Coordinator Cheyanne Warren at parade@fremontartscouncil.org

 

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