April 15, 2014

Public Meeting April 19th On Proposed Development

Kirby Lindsay
An artists rendering of the proposed development for 743 N 35th St.  Provided by the FNC, Apr '14

An artists rendering of the proposed development for 743 N 35th St. Provided by the FNC, Apr ’14

An informal, informational meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, April 19th from 11a – 12:30p at the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library on a development proposed for 743 N 35th Street.

A mixed-use apartment development is in preliminary design and the developer has asked for community feedback on the project.

This meeting, announced by the Fremont Neighborhood Council, will be open-to-the-public.  Please join in the conversation.


April 14, 2014

This Wednesday, SunFunder Founder Sameer Halai At Makerhaus

Kirby Lindsay

On Wednesday, April 16th, at 7p, Makerhaus will hold its weekly gathering – and this week the ‘Make Good Society’ presents SunFunder founder Sameer Halai.

For those inspired by the idea of using crowd-funding to create a business in the developing world, SunFunder is creating a solar finance ecosystem for accelerating energy and information access in off-grid, and grid-deficit, markets.

Come hear from Halai and see his presentation on how crowd funding can ignite innovation around the world.  Reserve your spot through Eventbrite – beverages and snacks will be provided.  Find out more about this presentation, and all ‘Make Good Society’ presentations, on the Makerhaus website, at 206/457-8689, or stop by for a tour of the membership workshop at 122 NW 36th St.


April 12, 2014

OneSeattle Coalition Unites Small Businesses In Fight For $15 Minimum Wage

Kirby Lindsay

A press release came out this past week announcing the new coalition, OneSeattle, and its statement in favor of a $15 minimum wage compensation for Seattle workers.  Members of OneSeattle include the Ballard Chamber of Commerce, Washington Multi Family Housing Association, Nucor Steel Seattle, Korean American Chamber of Commerce WA, Woodland Park Zoo, Arc of King County, Seattle Restaurant Alliance and others.

This coalition united around key principals:

  • Take into account all reportable income – such as commissions, bonuses and tips – and benefits such as health care
  • Create a temporary training wage to preserve opportunities for new entrants in the workforce
  • Build a phase-in period to give employers the ability to adjust and the Legislature an opportunity to increase funding for social services
  • Make it applicable to everyone, no exceptions

The OneSeattle statement pushes for broad prosperity for all.  For more information, visit the OneSeattle website.


April 11, 2014

A Brief Message From B.F. Day Principal Pearl

Kirby Lindsay

Next week, April 14 – 18, school will be suspended for spring break – at least within the Seattle School District and at Fremont’s public school, B.F. Day Elementary.  As a result, expect to see more neighborhood children out-and-about.

During her reminder message to students and parents, B.F. Day Principal Katie Pearl also shared a report from the Washington State Department of Health that confirmed a case of measles in this area, and that the carrier visited Seattle on March 28th & 29th.  A highly contagious disease that presents with rash, fever, cough and eye irritation, measles can be fatal but the risk of catching it is low for people who have been properly immunized.  Students are required to have two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccinations to attend public school.  Those who have not been vaccinated, or are not sure about their risk, may want to contact their health care provider.

Principal Pearl also asked that those who visit B.F. Day in the next few months welcome a new face in the front office.  Tamara Siler will be helping with phone answering and front desk matters while long-time staffer Jan Grubbs is on health leave (unrelated to the measles notice above.)

It is to be hoped that everyone at B.F. Day has a restful, healthy spring vacation – and returns ready to learn.  As Principal Pearl recommended, get outside and read a book over this coming week!


April 10, 2014

Sample Scotch at a Special 2014 Spring Tasting At Barrel Thief

Kirby Lindsay

BarrelThiefArt_353659-250On Wednesday, April 16th, at 7p, The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar will be offering up a selection of new Scotch Whiskeys to share and sample.  Lately, the emphasis at Barrel Thief has been on aged Scotch, or those with interesting barrel finishes.

The Scotches being sampled on April 16th will include:

  • Auchentoshan 22 Yr (A.D. Rattray)
  • BenRiach 17 Yr (Rum Cask / Chieftains)
  • Bunnahabhain 20 Yr (A.D. Rattray)
  • Isle of Arran (Sauternes Cask)
  • Kilchoman 100% Islay
  • Kilchoman Single Cask
  • Springbank 10 Yr (Calvados Cask)
  • Strathmill 31 Yr (A.D. Rattray)

Registered participants will receive a 1/3rd-ounce taste of each Scotch, and a full pour of the ones that rock their world.  Also, they will be entitled to 50% off any other Scotches on the menu the rest of the evening.

Register for this special Spring tasting through Brown Paper Tickets.  Tickets cost $40, and attendance is limited.  The Barrel Thief is a 21+ venue.


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