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April 14, 2018

Support The Chicken Soup Brigade By Dining Out For Life on April 26th

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Enjoy an evening of philanthropy, food & fun with Dine Out For Life.  Photo provided by Lifelong

Enjoy an evening of philanthropy, food & fun with Dine Out For Life. Photo provided by Lifelong

On Thursday, April 26th, consider stepping out for a meal, or two, to support the vital programs of Lifelong.org  For over 20 years, Dining Out for Life has been raising money to ensure that the Chicken Soup Brigade can continue to provide people facing serious illness and poverty with healthy food catered to their specific medical condition.

Please consider eating out at one of the 90 restaurants in the Greater Seattle area, donating 30 – 50% of their proceeds, on April 26th.  Two Fremont establishments are participating:

Thanks to the generosity of diners, and presenting sponsor BECU, in 2017 Lifelong was able to feed over 1,900 individuals, by providing 36,500 bags of groceries and 170,000 nutritious meals to those in need.  For more information about the Lifelong Dining Out for Life event, visit the website (click here.)

 

April 13, 2018

Seattle Pacific University Hosts A Community ‘Voices of Autism’ Resource Fair

Kirby Lindsay Laney

On Saturday, April 21st, from 1p – 4:30p, the Seattle Pacific University School of Psychology, Family & Community is sponsoring ‘Voices of Autism: Individuals, Families, and Professionals’.  This presentation, panel discussion and resource fair will take place on the SPU campus, in the Nickerson Studios.

At Seattle Pacific University, attend a community resource fair on April 21st.

At Seattle Pacific University, attend a community resource fair on April 21st.

This community event will provide experts and families living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with information that can help them navigate.  A resource fair will start off the afternoon, to connect individuals with ASD and their families with community programs in Washington state.

This community discussion is free, but registration is required.  Please find more information on the SPU website, or simply register at SPU.edu/asdvoices

 

April 12, 2018

District Fabric Says Farewell With Moving Sale

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Ashley Rose Portilla is taking District Fabric across the sound, and closing the Fremont store on May 13th.  Photo provided by District Fabric

Ashley Rose Portilla is taking District Fabric across the sound, and closing the Fremont store on May 13th. Photo provided by District Fabric

Big changes are underway at District Fabric, our local fabric and craft shop, as they clean house here before moving on.

On May 13th, District Fabric will close its Fremont shop.  Right now, friends can stop by and enjoy a store-wide 10% discount.

The move is due to a big change for owner Ashley Rose Portilla, who is moving, with her growing family, to the Port Townsend area.  Over the summer, she plans to locate the perfect location for a new District Fabric, on the peninsula, as well as acquiring more exciting goodies for the new shop.

Stop by and see what District Fabric has to offer, before May 13th.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Apr '18

Stop by and see what District Fabric has to offer, before May 13th. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Apr ’18

While grateful for the support and friends District Fabric has found here over the five years its been here, Portilla looks forward to finding more friends across the sound – and serving her Seattle shoppers on-line and at the new location.

Visit District Fabric in the next few weeks to take advantage of the Moving Sale, and visit the website to sign-up for its newsletter – and hear the latest news about this unique small business.

 

April 11, 2018

Woodland Park Zoo Welcomes Our First One-Horned Rhino

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Taj, a one-horned rhino, has recently arrived at his new home at Woodland Park Zoo.  Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Taj, a one-horned rhino, has recently arrived at his new home at Woodland Park Zoo. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

On May 5th, at the Woodland Park Zoo, the Assam Rhino Reserve will open and the public will have the first of many opportunities to meet Taj, our newest neighbor.  This new special exhibition will showcase Asian brown tortoises, demoiselle cranes and two rhinos – the first of their species to live at Woodland Park in its 100+ year history.

Taj came to Fremont from San Diego, where he was born.  His new roommate, Glenn, will be coming from Columbus.  Both will be 18-months-old when they greet the public at Woodland Park, old enough to be weaned from their mothers, but too young to start their own families.  Both juvenile rhinos will weigh about 1,500 pounds, but are still growing and when fully matured they will reach between 4,000 and 5,000 pounds apiece.

The rhinos are iconic symbols of the wildlife trafficking crisis, and an opportunity for the Zoo to help with conservation and preservation of this important species.  Read more about Taj and Glenn, and the Assam exhibit, on the WPZ blog (click here.)  Learn even more about them, and see these fascinating new neighbors, by visiting the Zoo on May 5th!

 

April 10, 2018

Give Input on Seattle’s On-Going Pilot Bike Share Program Survey

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Give Seattle Department of Transportation your input on the free-floating bike share program, by April 20th.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Apr '18

Give Seattle Department of Transportation your input on the free-floating bike share program, by April 20th. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Apr ’18

The Pilot Seattle Bike Share Program, that has the green, orange and yellow rental bikes parked all over the neighborhood, is accepting survey input before April 20th.  Please click here to find a link to the survey.

Seattle was the first major North American city to pilot a program that permits private, free-floating bike share operating city-wide.  Share your thoughts, and help make the program better for all.

The bike share companies set their own service areas, and many cover the entire city.  The new bike share system, unlike the previous program called Pronto, is a private marketplace that does not include any capital investment by the city.  The bike share companies obtain a permit (from the city,) supply their own bikes, and compete for business.

The City is collecting input, through a survey, on the free-floating bike share program.  Photo by Adrian Laney, Jan '18

The City is collecting input, through a survey, on the free-floating bike share program. Photo by Adrian Laney, Jan ’18

The free-floating bike share program, and the permits, are being managed by the Seattle Department of Transportation, which collected bike share data through December 2017.  The city is now in the process of evaluating the data, and decisions are expected to be made about an on-going bike share program in Spring 2018.

For more information on the bike share program, visit the SDOT website.  There also find contact information for the Program Manager, to give in input beyond the survey.

 

 

 

 

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