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November 23, 2017

Giving Thanks For Our Community – And Our Interactive Public Art

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Thank you to whomever decorated the ‘Late For The Interurban’ statue, by Kevin Pettelle, by putting some amazing, retro logo buttons on J.P. Patches.

 

A proudly attired J.P. striding forward on Thanksgiving Day 2017.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney

A proudly attired J.P. striding forward on Thanksgiving Day 2017. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney

Hopefully no Boris S. Warts will rip the decorations off.  However, it’s great to see J.P. fashionably attired for as long as the buttons last!

Thank you!  -The Fremocentrist

 

November 22, 2017

Scam Alert – Be Careful Of Calls Demanding Money For Sheriff

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Current phone scam going on, demanding gift cards as payment for a fictional citation.

Current phone scam going on, demanding gift cards as payment for a fictional citation. Photo provided by Pixabay.com

A member of the North Seattle Precinct Advisory Council sent out a report about a current phone scam.

A victim was contacted by someone identifying themselves as ‘Deputy Walker’ from the King County Sheriff Department and very convincingly insisted that the victim missed a jury summons from a specific date.  The caller explained that a warrant for arrest would be issued and jail time demanded unless the citation for $1,478 was paid in cash.  The caller then demanded the citation be paid with gift cards purchased at a local 7-Eleven.

The victim was tracked by cell phone, and guided through the payment process.  The scam became discovered when the victim went to King County Courthouse and spoke to an authentic officer – and advised filing a police report.

Do not believe callers, or pay citations by gift cards – or cash.  Citations would be issued with official paperwork, before payment came due through an official process.  Most importantly, if unsure, directly contact the Seattle Police Department or King County Sheriff to ask for guidance and advice.  If you are contacted, please note the caller’s phone number then hang-up and contact official law enforcement personnel.  Thank you!

 

November 21, 2017

Kaosamai Thai Restaurant Closes After 17 Years In Fremont

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Kaosamai Thai will still be available in the food trucks around Downtown Seattle.  Photo provided by Kaosamai

Kaosamai Thai will still be available in the food trucks around Downtown Seattle. Photo provided by Kaosamai

On November 15th, Kaosamai Thai posted on its Facebook page that the restaurant is closing its doors.  Signs posted on the converted orange house and on the company website confirm the news.

The delicious, fresh Thai cuisine that Kaosamai has built its reputation on will still be available in the brightly colored food trucks located:

  • Monday – Friday from 11a – 2p on John Street, between Westlake & Terry
  • Mondays at Boren & Republican
  • Thursdays at Starbucks in SODO on 1st Ave S
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Boren & Mercer
Kaosamai owners Sumalee & Doug Somerville accepting the award for Fremont's Best Business.  Photo by Adrian Laney, Mar '15

Kaosamai owners Sumalee & Doug Somerville accepting the award for Fremont’s Best Business. Photo by Adrian Laney, Mar ’15

Chosen Fremont’s Best Business for 2014 by Fremocentrist readers, Kaosamai has been a neighborhood favorite and will be sorely missed.  Hopefully we can lure the food truck to the Center of the Universe in the future – or take road trips to the mobile locations when the cravings come over us!

Farewell Dear Friends!

 

 

 

November 20, 2017

Fremont Festivus Arrives Soon – Bringing Lots Of Gifts!

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Come have fun, and find discounts, deals and demonstrations, at Fremont Festivus on Dec 1, 2 & 3!

Come have fun, and find discounts, deals and demonstrations, at Fremont Festivus on Dec 1, 2 & 3!

Over the weekend of December 1st, 2nd & 3rd, Fremont Festivus offers ways to explore and be entertained here at the Center of the Universe.  From the annual Fremont Chamber of Commerce Lenin Lighting, to the brand-new Roamin’ Holiday Bazaar, check out the offerings and get engaged in our community!

On Friday, December 2nd, starting at 5p, help us light up our bronze statue of the dead dictator decorated with Christmas lights.  Enjoy live music, snacks, voting, dancing and carols.  Fremont’s Santa need young elves to help flip the light switch, although everyone will be invited to participate in acts of strength.  It promises to be a fun, community event, ending at 6:30p, when SeaTown Sound finishes their set.

From 6p – 9p, the Fremont Art & Gift Walk provides a dozen places for viewing art for free, and purchasing unique, creative gift items.  Portage Bay Goods will host a holiday party, with gift bags for the first visitors in the door after the Lenin gets lit at 6p.  Get a list of participating venues at the Lighting, or visit the Fremont First Friday Art Walk website.

On Saturday, December 2nd, stroll neighborhood businesses shopping for gifts, dining at delicious eateries, and finding out about area opportunities.  The whole list of participating businesses can be found on the Fremont Festivus website, along with an entry form for the Roamin’ Holiday Bazaar.  Visit the 16 area businesses on the entry form, collecting at least 8 signatures, stamps or stickers, then send it in for a drawing to win $200 in Fremont gift cards.  Entry forms will be available for download on Nov 30th – or for pick-up at Lenin Lighting.

On Dec 1st, print out your copy of the Holiday Bazaar entry form, and collect stamps, signatures or stickers to be entered for a drawing for $200 in Fremont gift cards.  Entry forms are a .pdf on the Festivus website - or available at Lenin Lighting.

On Dec 1st, print out your copy of the Holiday Bazaar entry form, and collect stamps, signatures or stickers to be entered for a drawing for $200 in Fremont gift cards. Entry forms are a .pdf on the Festivus website – or available at Lenin Lighting.

The Roamin’ Holiday Bazaar offers opportunities a’plenty.  Join in a workshop building headdresses at the Fremont Arts Council Powerhouse, appropriate for all ages.  Get a snack, and a delicious hot beverage, at B. Fuller’s Mortar & Pestle, and HomeStreet Bank.  Get a great meal, with a discount, at Shawn O’Donnell’s, Norm’s Eatery, Roxy’s Diner and The Backdoor.  Take advantage of shopping discounts at Wright Bros. Cycle Works, Frame Up Studios, Bellefleur, and at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health Dispensary.  Finish the evening with an imaginative and innovative fairy tale, appropriate for adults only, at West of Lenin, and use the word, ‘FESTIVUS’ to get $5 your ticket.  Find even more opportunities by checking in on the Fremont Festivus website before setting out a’roamin’.

On Sunday, December 3rd, from 10a – 4p, enjoy more opportunities to find amazing gift items, only available at the Center of the Universe, during the Fremont Sunday Market.  While there, sample the scrumptiousness of the Food Truck Round-Up, or stroll the rest of the ‘hood for even more options.

Fremont Festivus showcases the splendor of shopping and strolling this holiday season.  Find out more details on the Festivus website, or the Facebook event page – or by attending the Lenin Lighting.

 

November 18, 2017

Fremont Players Returns With A Holiday Panto, And Volunteers Are Needed

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Get ready to laugh - Fremont Players bring another community theater work to Hale's Palladium this holiday season.

Get ready to laugh – Fremont Players bring another community theater work to Hale’s Palladium this holiday season.

The Fremont Players are bringing a British Panto performance to Hale’s Palladium once again this holiday season.  Starting December 9th, see a classic, and comedic, rags-to-riches story – ‘Cinderella’, coming to us on weekends through January 14th.

This is the ball of the season, and everyone’s invited!  This production has it all – true love, a fairy godmother, and wicked stepsisters – along with Fremont Players’ touches with disco music and a golden wand, adding up to a rollicking show of family fun, music, and magic.  This ‘Cinderella’ also offers up original music composed and performed by the Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra.  Best of all, audience participation is encouraged and enjoyed at Panto performances.

Support our local performers, and local live theater!

Support our local performers, and local live theater!

Tickets, for $15 adults/$7 for seniors and children, can be purchased through the Brown Paper Tickets site.  Shows go on Saturdays (Dec 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Jan 6th, and 13th) at 4p and 7:30p, and Sundays (Dec 10th, 17th, Jan 7th and 14th) at 1p and 4p.  Gain more information on the show, and the Fremont Players, through its website – and on Facebook.

Those who want to attend, and support the Fremont Players even more, can consider volunteering for one, or many, performances.  Ushers are needed, as well as other positions.  No previous experience is necessary – and good karma is only one of the benefits!  Find out more by contacting fremontplayers@gmail.com

 

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