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June 25, 2015

Registration Now Open For Summer Term Classes At Literacy Source

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Please help spread the word – Literacy Source, the adult literacy center here in Fremont, is now registering new students for summer term.  Free, basic classes in reading, writing, math and English are available for any low-income adult with pre-college-level skills.  Aside from ESL and adult basic education classes, Literacy Source offers citizenship preparation and naturalization assistance, preparation for the GED test, and basic computer skills.

Literacy Source Summer June 2015 Flyer.pub (Read-Only)

All prospective students can attend a new student orientation to learn more about opportunities at Literacy Source.  Sign up at 206/782-2050.

 

June 24, 2015

Learn West Coast Swing With Joshua Sturgeon At Salsa Con Todo

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Learn West Coast Swing techniques at Salsa Con Todo with Champion Joshua Sturgeon.  Photo provided by Salsa Con Todo

Learn West Coast Swing techniques at Salsa Con Todo with Champion Joshua Sturgeon. Photo provided by Salsa Con Todo

On June 27th & 28th, at Salsa Con Todo, Joshua Sturgeon will be offering a weekend of lessons in Rockin’ West Coast Swing.  Champion West Coast Swing dancer Sturgeon will give an introduction and technique help over two days of classes – or students can pick and choose to attend specific classes.

Classes offered will be:

  • June 27th, from Noon – 1:15p:  What It Is, What It Isn’t, An Introduction To West Coast Swing
  • June 27th, 1:25p – 2:40p:  Momentum Says What, Developing A West Coast Swing Connection
  • June 27th, 3:20p – 4:35p:  Happy Feet, Timing & Step Technique For West Coast Swing
  • June 28th, Noon – 1:15p:  Whip It Good, Variations To The 8-Count Structure
  • June 28th, 1:30p – 2:45p:  Rock ‘N Go, The Linking Step & How To Use It

Individual classes will cost $25, with all five classes over the weekend just $99.  Purchase classes on-line, or e-mail salsatodo@gmail.com, to take advantage of this fun weekend of dance.

 

FNC Funds New Art, and Other Updates From Its Recent Meeting

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Kyler Martz painting a signal box, sponsored by the FNC, at the intersection of Fremont Ave, Fremont Pl and N 35th St.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, May '14

Kyler Martz painting a signal box, sponsored by the FNC, at the intersection of Fremont Ave, Fremont Pl and N 35th St. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, May ’14

Last Monday, on June 22nd, at the Fremont Neighborhood Council (FNC) monthly meeting the board of this non-profit advocacy organization unanimously voted to spend $3,000 from its treasury to pay for decorating three more signal boxes.  The FNC has facilitated painting of four other signal boxes, all by emerging artist Kyler Martz under a program developed and maintained by Urban ArtWorks.

The FNC also heard a presentation on the proposed p-patch for the new Troll’s Knoll park, west of the Fremont Troll statue.  Kara Sweidel updated the FNC on plans to get a toolshed constructed for the p-patch (volunteering during construction would reflect positively on those seeking to get a patch.)  She also reported that this area will possibly have 31 patches, plus a community bed for growing food for the local food bank.  When asked, Sweidel acknowledged that soil pollution concerns brought up at previous public meetings about Troll’s Knoll are being taken into consideration during development of the p-patch.

The FNC also discussed the possibility of setting development standards for our community, to give Design Review guidelines to set on the architecture and fixtures of future structures.  Among the FNC Board there were doubts expressed about whether these standards would actually help, and other doubts about the amount of work and energy getting such standards set would demand.  Still, if volunteers stepped forward to work on this, the FNC will likely support their effort.

This meeting also contained another discussion about the FNC possibly becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit, and information on programs going on this summer at the Seattle Public Library, and specifically the Fremont Branch, provided by Andy Bates.  For more on the FNC, and its efforts, attend the next meeting on the fourth Monday in July (the 27th) at 7p at Doric Lodge #92 – also visit the FNC website and/or the Facebook page.

 

June 23, 2015

Fleur De Lis Drive-Thru Espresso Café Now Open

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Right now, at Fleur De Lis Garden Ornaments (at 3623 Leary Way NW) this new coffee shop stands ready to serve.  This drive-thru coffee shop has re-opened as Fleur De Lis Espresso Café, owned and operated by Elisa Franck, a member of the Franck family known for building and repairing boats along the Fremont shoreline since 1928.

At Fleur De Lis Espresso Cafe, get a White Coffee for a true caffeine pick-me-up.  Photo by Adrian Laney, Jun '15

At Fleur De Lis Espresso Cafe, get a White Coffee for a true caffeine pick-me-up. Photo by Adrian Laney, Jun ’15

Fleur De Lis is ready for your business from 5:30a – 4p, weekdays, and 8a – 4p on weekends, featuring Caffe D’arte coffee.  Fleur De Lis also has breakfast croissants, scones, pretzel melts and other pastries, along with Italian sodas, frappes, and green drinks.  For the ultimate wake-up, try the Fleur De Lis White Coffee with three times as much caffeine as regular coffee.

Fleur De Lis Espresso Cafe, located at the turn of Leary Way in Fremont, has drive-up and walk-up windows for your drink and pastry needs.  Photo by Adrian Laney, Jun '15

Fleur De Lis Espresso Cafe, located at the turn of Leary Way in Fremont, has drive-up and walk-up windows for your drink and pastry needs. Photo by Adrian Laney, Jun ’15

Drive-in or walk-up to the café, for a drink and sit – or a browse among the burbling fountains; become a regular patron and get a punch card for a free beverage after every 10 purchases!

 

June 22, 2015

Call For Artists’ Contributions To The Portable Works Collection

Kirby Lindsay Laney
'Silvers', a piece by Shaun Peterson, in the SPU Portable Collection.  Photo by the Stonington Gallery

‘Silvers’, a piece by Shaun Peterson, in the SPU Portable Collection. Photo by the Stonington Gallery

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will be expanding the Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Portable Works Collection, and they have called for art works that represent the experience of communities of color, of immigrant and of refugees.  Professional artists, residing in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho or Alaska are invited to submit images of 2D artworks (abstract, pictorial, figurative, representational, etc.) available for purchase.  Artworks may reflect social issues including environmental, ecological, and cultural heritage.

Many different types of media will be considered for purchase.  The maximum artwork measurement is 48” x 48” x 5”, and needs to be able to be moved by one person.  Artists may submit up to 16 images of available works, and multiple artworks by an individual artist may be purchased.

The deadline for submissions of images is 11p on July 29thView the on-line application and guidelines, or get more information from deborah.paine@seattle.gov

 

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