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February 26, 2015

Meet New Neighbors At Open House for Fremont Integrative Health Center

Kirby Lindsay

AcupuncturephotoFeb15frmFremontIntegrativeHealthOn Sunday, March 1st, from Noon – 2:30p, meet natural health practitioners and sample medicinal recipes at the open house for Fremont Integrative Health Center with Dr. Pujari, at 3601 Fremont Ave N, Suite 412.

Enjoy healthy refreshments, and take home the recipes created by a Naturopathic Doctor.  Meet practitioners of Reiki, Neuro and Bio Feedback, Massage, Acupuncture, Healing Touch Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, and, for only a $10 donation, take advantage of 15-minute sample treatments from some of these health & wellness practices.  Enter the beautiful space taken for Fremont Integrative, and learn more about the services offered there.  Finally, enter a raffle to win a gift certificate to be used on a range of natural health services.

FremontIntegrativeHealthLogoThis is a rare opportunity to learn more about, and experience, the healing potential of modalities you may not have encountered before, while meeting new neighbors.  Find your way to the Fremont Village Square and visit the Fremont Integrative Health Center with Dr. Astrid Pujari on March 1st.

 

February 25, 2015

Lake Union Houseboats Need Public Attendance On Shoreline Hearing

Kirby Lindsay

LULAlogoThe Lake Union Liveaboard Association (LULA) has asked for support at an upcoming hearing on the City of Seattle Shoreline Management Plan revisions on March 3rd at 2p in the Seattle City Council Chambers, before the Planning, Land Use, Sustainability (PLUS) committee, on the 2nd Floor of Seattle City Hall at 600 Fourth Avenue.

LULA protects the rights of those owning houseboats in Seattle, and specifically on Lake Union.  Photo by K. Lindsay, Jan '13

LULA protects the rights of those owning houseboats in Seattle, and specifically on Lake Union. Photo by K. Lindsay, Jan ’13

The State of Washington Department of Ecology passed laws last year to protect the houseboats currently docked along Seattle’s shorelines.  However, LULA believes the revised city ordinance can be improved to place city regulations in compliance with the state law, and the advocacy organization has asked for support for its requested changes.

Lake Union houseboats docked near Gas Works Park.  Photo by K. Lindsay, Jul '13

Lake Union houseboats docked near Gas Works Park. Photo by K. Lindsay, Jul ’13

According to State Law, Seattle cannot create regulations that preclude State regulations for Floating On Water Residences (FOWRs.)  Yet, the City ordinance currently under recommendation is more restrictive as to use than the State law.  The City proposal also authorizes changes to Best Management Practices by the Department of Planning & Development Director rather than using public hearings and allowing public comment.  LULA also questions parts of the ordinance regarding verification plaques and freedom of movement.

A Lake Union houseboat, up for sale, in Aug '13.  Photo by K. Lindsay

A Lake Union houseboat, up for sale, in Aug ’13. Photo by K. Lindsay

An enormous group of supporters, demonstrating the value we all place on the rights of citizens to live on houseboats on Lake Union, showing up at the Council committee hearing on March 3rd would be best.  However, if you cannot attend, please submit written comments by Noon on March 2nd to Councilmember Mike O’Brien at mike.obrien@seattle.gov

It is late in this process, but it is still possible for the City to make its Shoreline Master Plan better with the input of concerned citizens.

 

February 24, 2015

Important Public Meeting On Development at 743 N 35th St

Kirby Lindsay
A map of the property at 743 N 35th St, where a new development is proposed.  Map provided by DPD

A map of the property at 743 N 35th St, where a new development is proposed. Map provided by DPD

On Monday, March 2nd, at 6:30p, the public can attend the City of Seattle Design Review on a development proposed for 743 N 35th, next door to the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library.  This presentation will take place at the Ballard Community Center, and will discuss the construction of a five-story structure containing 56 residential units, 1,881 sq. ft. of retail and 10 parking spaces below grade.

This project, #3016369, will require a Seattle City Council Land Use Action to rezone the property from a height restriction of 40’ to 65’, to allow construction of five-stories on the steep slope.

A sketch of the proposed development at 743 N 35th St, from the last design submission to the Seattle DPD.

A sketch of the proposed development at 743 N 35th St, from the last design submission to the Seattle DPD.

The Seattle Department of Planning & Development Director will accept written comment on this proposal for design review through March 2nd, but only on the site planning and design issues.  Written comments, and requests to be made a party of record, should be submitted to PRC@seattle.gov or mailed to the City of Seattle DPD PRC, 700 – 5th Ave, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA  98124-4019.

However, those who wish to make formal comment on this project are encouraged to attend the public meeting on March 2nd, at the Ballard Community Center, and sign-in before the presentation starts to speak.  Comments must be limited to design considerations.

For more information on the Design/Review process, please visit the Seattle DPD website.  For more information, visit the DPD permit site for project #3016369.

 

February 23, 2015

This Saturday, Learn More About Pruning Roses At The Rose Garden

Kirby Lindsay
The Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden.  Photo by Ryan Hawk, 2005

The Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden. Photo by Ryan Hawk, 2005

On Saturday, February 28th, from 10a – 2p, at the Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden you can learn everything you never realized that you didn’t know about roses, and the care of these gorgeous flowers, with members of the Seattle Rose Society – for free!

Need tips on pruning roses?  Need guidance about the proper tools to use in your rose garden?  Need basic information about how to plant or cultivate roses?  Come to the annual rose pruning demonstration.  Learn about roses, see how to care for them and get answers to your questions by the rosarians.

Our moderate climate provides one of the finest rose growing environments in the world, and the Woodland Park Rose Garden is an idyllic, tranquil public space full of the glorious specimens.  Begun in 1922 by the Seattle Rose Society and the Seattle Lion’s Club, the purpose was to provide a free display of roses suitable for Seattle’s climate.  Originally prepared by Howard E. Andrews, the construction was completed in 1924 with 1.8 acres exhibiting 150 varieties of roses.  Today, the Garden is 2 ½ acres with bush roses, hybrid teas, miniatures, climbers, and tree roses to create a memorable showcase of 3,000 individual plants, presenting 200 different varieties.

Admission to the annual pruning demonstration is free, although Zoo parking fees will apply.

 

February 21, 2015

Kickoff Party for The 3rd Annual Wintergrass At Nectar

Kirby Lindsay

Wintergrass_Kickoff_Party_2015On Wednesday, February 25th, at Nectar Lounge, enjoy the 3rd Annual Wintergrass Kickoff Party featuring Billy Strings & Don Julin, and Pickled Okra.

The incendiary American roots duo of Strings & Julin tap into the vein of the earliest bluegrass music.  Locals Pickled Okra come from an entirely different category of bluegrass, a true cross-over band with a sound that spans a wide-swath of Americana.  Both bands will help build the spirit, and enthusiasm, for the Wintergrass Festival running February 26th – March 1st.

This party, presented by Nectar Lounge and The PBJ, has doors opening at 8p with the first act going on at 8:30p.  Tickets can be purchased through the Nectar Lounge website for $7 advance – at the doors tickets will be $10.

 

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