October 21, 2014

Reschedule (Again!) For Closures On Stone Way At N 34th St

Kirby Lindsay

Seattle Public Utilities has sent out another notice reporting another delay in the schedule of traffic closures on Stone Way between North 34th & 35th Streets.

Due to rainy weather forecasts, the construction team doing the work on a drainage system related to the rebuild of the North Seattle Transfer Station, has delayed work on Stone Way.

The current schedule is now:

  • Week of October 27th – 24 hour closure of Stone Way between N 34th & N 35th St for daytime excavation work.  Closure is expected to last up to five days.
  • Week of November 3rd – Daytime closure of city sidewalk in front of the Brooks Building (Stone34) for drainage system installation
  • Weeks of November 10th & 17th – Partial daytime closure of N 34th St
  • Week of November 17th – restoration of sidewalk in front of Brooks Building

For more information on the on-going rebuild of the North Seattle Transfer Station, visit the website.  For answer to questions, contact the Project Team at 206/819-5948 or SPU_NTS@seattle.gov

Help Clean Up The Troll, On Oct 26th, For His Big Day!

Kirby Lindsay
After a summer of visitors, the Fremont Troll needs a bath - can you help?  Photo by K. Lindsay, Jun '12

After a summer of visitors, the Fremont Troll needs a bath – can you help? Photo by K. Lindsay, Jun ’12

On Sunday, October 26th, starting at Noon, volunteers are needed to help clean the Fremont Troll statue in preparation for his 24th birthday on Friday, Oct 31st.

The old boy needs a spruce up, with volunteers needed to move dirt, sweep, scrub and generally tidy up the area from a busy summer of visitors.  Wear work clothes, and bring gloves.  If you can bring snacks for yourself and other volunteers, that would be great too!

All year ‘round, the Fremont Troll endures visitors that come from all over the world just to see him.  This is the time of the year where he gets some tender lovin’ care, as a birthday gift from the community that adores him.  Turn out to meet other fans of the Troll, and give the Chief Curmudgeon at the Center of the Universe a little of your spit-n-polish.

 

October 20, 2014

City Seeks Artists for Solar Artwork Installations

Kirby Lindsay
Sonic Bloom, an art piece incorporating renewable energy, created by Don Corson and installed at the Pacific Science Center.  Photo provided by the O.A.&C.

Sonic Bloom, an art piece incorporating renewable energy, created by Don Corson and installed at the Pacific Science Center. Photo provided by the O.A.&C.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle City Light and its Renewable Energy Program, currently is seeking three artists (or artist teams) for two separate art installations incorporating solar power.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 5th at 11p.

The two projects are:

  • The Capitol Hill Gateway Kiosk – one artist (or artist team) is needed to develop an art piece that demonstrates or uses renewable energy sources, and functions as a gateway/informational kiosk.
  • Neighborhood Solar Installations – two artists (or artist teams) are sought to develop artworks that demonstrate or use renewable energy sources.  The finished art pieces will be placed on currently unidentified city-owned properties in neighborhoods in Seattle.

The same artists can apply for both projects, and the final selections will be based on commissioned proposals.  Nine finalists will each receive $1,500 to develop a project proposal.  Three artists will receive a project budget of $70,000 for design development, production, taxes, materials (including photovoltaics,) permits, fabrication, installation, travel, and artist fees.  This call to artists is open only to artists living in Washington State.

Find more information, and the application, on-line at CaFE, or through Public Art Project Manager Kelly Pajek at 206/684-7311 or Kelly.pajek@seattle.gov

 

Annual Halloween Hoopla Arrives On Saturday, Oct 25th

Kirby Lindsay

HalloweenHoopla2014_10694289_846928998671089_1338911541306476195_oOn Saturday, October 25th, from 6p – 9p, the Wallingford Boys & Girls Main Clubhouse, at 1310 N 45th, will convert into a grand carnival of games, treats and family fun!  Halloween Hoopla returns for another year of cheerful celebration!

For only $1, each member of the family can come in (in costume!) to enjoy games, a scary haunted house, a not-so-scary Frankenstein’s Lab, trick-or-treating, and meeting other kids (and parents) from the Wallingford/Fremont/Green Lake neighborhood.

Support our kids, and our B&G Club, by attending this annual celebration of Halloween and family fun!  Find out more on the Halloween Hoopla on the Facebook event page, or by visiting the Club.

 

October 18, 2014

An Evening of Comedy & ‘A Load Of Hooey’ At Fremont Abbey

Kirby Lindsay

Hooey-cover1On Saturday, October 25th, at 8p, at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, writer & comedian Bob Odenkirk will reading from his new book, ‘A Load of Hooey’.

Inspired by Monty Python, Bob And Ray, and The Credibility Gap, Odenkirk has written for ‘Saturday Night Live’, and appeared in ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, and the movie ‘Nebraska’.

Through his career in comedy – and bringing comedy to drama – Odenkirk has written comedic short essays that have appeared in The New Yorker, Vice Magazine and Filter, among other publications.

Bob Odenkirk will be reading and performing at the Fremont Abbey on Oct 25th, 2014.

Bob Odenkirk will be reading and performing at the Fremont Abbey on Oct 25th, 2014.

Odenkirk has now released a collection of these writings in ‘A Load of Hooey’, and will be reading and performing from the new book, as part of his book tour, at the Fremont Abbey this Saturday.

Tickets to the evening of comedy, for $40 each, include a copy of the book.  Purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.  This is an all ages event, although there will be a bar for those 21 +, selling Hilliard’s and Wilridge Winery.

 

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