May 23, 2013
May 22, 2013
This Saturday, May 25th, History House of Greater Seattle gets clean and gets (Fremont) culture.
Starting at 10a, volunteers are needed to help tidy the grounds of our neighborhood museum at a Flower Garden Work Party. As History House prepares for a visit from several VIPs for the Official Street Naming of J.P. Patches Place on June 1st at 11a, and the start of the Music In The Sculpture Garden concert series starting June 2nd, it is time to get the garden in order.
Bring spouse, kids, neighbors and friends to help with weeding and general grounds cleaning (depending on the number of volunteers that turn out.) Also, if you have a favorite trowel, snips, rake or gloves, bring them along. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend, to make sure there will be enough tools – and snacks – for all volunteers.
Stick around, then, because at 3p, the second Fremont Fireside Chat will take place in the living room of History House as Fremocentrist.com hosts a special conversation with Maque da Vis. da Vis has taken part in 25 years of Solstice Parades, as well as being head instigator of Trolloween and the Fremont Guidepost, a founding producer of Moisture Festival, and responsible for Cirque du Flambé. Come hear how Fremont culture has developed, been sustained and what da Vis sees for the future – beyond the 25th Solstice Parade coming June 22nd at 3p!
This free, one-hour discussion will also include time for questions & answers, from Maque da Vis (the official Former Ex-President-for-Life of the Fremont Arts Council,) as well as hostess, Kirby Lindsay, Fremocentrist.com head contributor and History House’s Fremont Icon-ologist. After the formal chat, join both for juice-and-cookies in the History House Sculpture Garden.
For more information on the Fremont Fireside Chat, contact email@example.com or 206/632-3170. For more information on the Garden Work Party (or Music In The Sculpture Garden concert series,) contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 206/675-8875.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
May 21, 2013
On Sunday, June 2nd, from 10a – 11p, the largest BBQ Competition in Seattle will take place in Fremont on the new U-Park System lot at Roxy’s Diner – as a fundraiser for the 25th FAC Solstice Parade. The all-day, free festival features a dog fashion parade, beer tasting, live music and, of course, a BBQ competition with a $2,000 cash prize, plus BBQ Smoker, going to the winners.
Sanctioned by the Pacific Northwest Barbeque Association (PNWBA,) the competition will feature amateur BBQ teams plus BBQ demonstrations, free samples, sauce tastings, a mini-pancake eating contest, a bagel ring toss, and a dog fashion show. A live music stage will feature everything from bluegrass to rockabilly.
Admission is free to all of the above. Through Brown Paper Tickets, get admission (for $10 each) to a whole-hog pig roast at Pete’s Fremont Fire Pit, with corn on the cob, coleslaw, Texas toast, and fresh pie. Also through Brown Paper Tickets, for those 21 year old and over, get admission to The Backdoor for a tasting of local beers including Fremont Brewing, Maritime, Hale’s, Outlander, and Reubens, for only $20.
The BBQ championship competition can be entered by teams of amateur chefs registered with the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association – go on-line to submit an application and pay the registration fee. The competition will be judged by winners of numerous BBQ cooking competitions.
The mini-pancake eating event will be open to a variety of age categories, starting at age 4. The competition will be judged on speed, not quantity, and competitors can select from a variety of flavors – regular, chocolate chip, and blueberry – and toppings of syrup and fresh whipped cream.
At 11:45a, a dog parade and fashion show will be held. Preregistration will take place starting at 10, although walk-ins will be allowed. Prizes will be given out, donated by Petapoluza and Norm’s Eatery & Ale House.
The entire event is a fundraiser for the 25th Solstice Parade, produced by the Fremont Arts Council, which will take place on June 22nd starting at 3p. This free BBQ Extravaganza is made possible by the sponsorship of the PNWBA, Peter Glick Restaurants, U.S. Foods, Seattle Bagel Bakery, Sutter Home & Hearth, Roxy’s Diner, Pete’s Fremont Fire Pit, The Backdoor, Norm’s Eatery, Petapoluza, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, PCC Natural Markets, Homestreet Bank, the Rotary Club of Fremont, and Living Social.
For those who want to donate directly to the Solstice Parade, go on-line to the Fremont Arts Council donor site. And thank you!
May 20, 2013
Kvichak Marine Industries, located in Fremont, recently completed delivery of fifteen Rapid Response Skimmer to the U.S. Navy, bringing the total number of Kvichak-built skimmers operated by the Navy world-wide to 85.
The rapid-response, shallow-water capable skimmer can clean up oil spills in waterways, bays and harbors. The all-aluminum, 30’ skimmer can be easily loaded onto a trailer. Powered by twin 90hp outboards, the skimmer has a response speed of up to 17 knots.
Adaptable to a variety of marine spill scenarios and recovery configurations, it is able to recover a wide range of spills from light sheens to very viscous weathered oil products and can accommodate a recovered oil capacity of over 1,200 gallons.
This Wednesday, May 22nd, from 5 – 6:30p, two fifth graders from B.F. Day Elementary School (Fremont’s own public school,) will hold a soccer clinic as a fundraiser for another B.F. Day Student undergoing cancer treatments at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The soccer clinic takes place on the Upper Playfields at B.F. Day, and will cost a suggested donation of $10 – although all donations are welcome!
Simon Dey and James Bass, two Seattle United soccer superstars, will hold this clinic for recreational soccer players aged nine and under. Cleats are not necessary for participation, but shin guards are strongly recommended – if the child has them. Both expert and beginner kids are welcome to participate. To sign up, e-mail email@example.com
The money raised will go to the family of Joey Saleh, a fellow B.F. Day student currently fighting a cancerous brain tumor, to help pay for medical expenses. The B.F. Day motto is ‘the Family School,’ and this effort can reinforce that message – with your help. If you cannot attend, consider making a donation through a PayPal account.
Read the official information about this event on the B.F. Day PTSA blog.