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September 2, 2015

Art Colors The Way At Fremont Art Walk This September

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Original art by Narboo, on display in September 2015 at Portage Bay Goods.

Original art by Narboo, on display in September 2015 at Portage Bay Goods.

The grey of Seattle’s autumn might have fallen upon us, but we can still enjoy very colorful art at the September 4th Fremont First Friday Art Walk, from 6p – 9p.

In over a dozen venues, check out great original art this Friday including:

  • Colorful character work by Narboo showing for the second time at Portage Bay Goods.  “I have loved drawing my own cartoon characters ever since I could pick up a crayon,” explained Narboo (a.k.a. Brandon Baker), “I use bold lines and vivid colors to hopefully brighten up your day.”
Original art by Eli Wolff, on display in September 2015 at Frame-Up Studios.

Original art by Eli Wolff, on display in September 2015 at Frame-Up Studios.

  • Eye-catching images and zany compositions by Eli Wolff are on the wall among the other art at Frame-Up Studios.  With a fondness for cartoons, sci-fi, fantasy book covers and 70s movie posters, Wolff makes viewers laugh and delight through his inspired takes on modern culture.

Find more venues, and their artists, through the Fremont First Friday website.  Brave the drips and the grey, and take a stroll to see the art this Friday – and meet the artists – at this free, monthly exhibition of original creative works!

 

September 1, 2015

Storms Don’t Stop 2015 Wiffleball Winners

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Congratulations, and job well done, to the Fremont Anytime Fitness team on winning the 2015 Fremont Universe Wiffle Ball Classic!  Photo by Adrian Laney, Aug '15

Congratulations, and job well done, to the Fremont Anytime Fitness team on winning the 2015 Fremont Universe Wiffle Ball Classic! Photo by Adrian Laney, Aug ’15

Last Saturday, August 29th, in spite of blustery winds, occasional rain and a power outage across half of Fremont, several dozen hardy souls played the Fremont Chamber of Commerce Universe Wiffle Ball Classic, and raised money for the Chamber Community Grants program.

The teams took the weather in stride, and the fun in play.  Members of the B.F. Day Elementary School team talked about recruiting ringers next year from the fifth grade class.  Fremont Health Club and Fremont Analytical played a spirited game against the wind as much as each other, while spectators held up the outfield fences to keep them from blowing over in the gales.

After a day of good sports and lots of laughs, Fremocentrist.com is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Fremont Universe Wiffle Ball Classic tournament:

Congratulations, and thanks, to everyone who played!  For those who didn’t, including the Adobe Software team that failed to show, we hope to see you for another match up, and fundraiser, next year!

Find more information on Wiffle Ball, and the Fremont Chamber, visit Fremont.com

 

August 31, 2015

Neighbors Can Learn How To Apply For Up To $25,000 With Small & Simple Grants

Kirby Lindsay Laney
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Learn more about funding for neighborhood improvements on Sep 2nd, 2015.

On September 2nd, from 6p – 8p, in University Heights Center Room #209, the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will hold a public workshop on how to get a Small & Simple Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant.  Applications for Small & Simple Grants for community improvement projects are due October 5th at 5p.

The Small & Simple Grant can provide up to $25,000 for a community-based project that provides public benefit and strengthen relationships.  These can be physical projects as well as educational and/or cultural events.  Learn more about the requirements for fulfilling a Small & Simple Grant, and for building a stronger and healthier community through use of this resource.

To attend the September 2nd workshop, RSVP at 206/233-0093 or on-line with Survey Monkey.  If you have any questions on this workshop, or the grants in general, contact NMFund@seattle.gov or 206/233-0093.

 

August 29, 2015

Fremont Siphon Project Limits Access To NW Canal St

Kirby Lindsay Laney
The King County Fremont Siphon Replacement Project will require a few detours.  Find more information on the King County Fremont Siphon website.

The King County Fremont Siphon Replacement Project will require a few detours. Find more information on the King County Fremont Siphon website.

On Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st, public access to NW Canal St from 2nd Ave NW will be closed as work crews upgrade a City of Seattle water pipe that runs under 2nd Ave NW.

This is part of the construction of a replacement the 100-year-old Fremont Siphon by King County Wastewater.  The project, taking place within Fremont Canal Park has required detours by motorist, cyclists and pedestrians – and will continue until early 2017.  During this particular detour, local traffic and deliveries can access the alley north of NW Canal St through the parking lot just west of 123 NW 36th St.  Cyclists using the Burke-Gilman Trail should follow the detour north and south of the usual trail path.

Work will continue on the Siphon Replacement Project from 7a – 6p weekdays.  Find out more about this project on the Fremont Siphon website.  Neighbors who have any questions or concerns about this Project may contact the 24-hour phone line at 206/205-5428.

 

August 28, 2015

Help Form The Fremont Story On September 9th, 10th, & 12th

Kirby Lindsay Laney
The Courtyard Project, behind the Lenin statue, was created by community members coming together to contribute items - like Haddad|Drugan want to do in September 2015.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, May '13

The Courtyard Project, behind the Lenin statue, was created by community members coming together to contribute items – like Haddad|Drugan want to do in September 2015. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, May ’13

On September 9th, 10th & 12th, two artists, Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan will be set up in front of the Fremont PCC Natural Market just to talk to you!  They want to know what you think of our community – what does Fremont mean to you?  Do you have a memento, photo, icon, etc. that symbolizes the Fremont experience?  A story that you use to tell people what our neighborhood is like?  An object that spells F-R-E-M-O-N-T for you?  Drugan and Haddad hope you will share with them.

At 3519 Fremont Place N, Parkstone Properties has proposed to build a new apartment building with retail/restaurant space on the main floor, called Cubix.  Parkstone has partnered with King County 4Culture to find artists Haddad|Drugan and give them a commission to build an art installation specific to this location and building.

This month, these artists will ask us to share our stories and symbols of our favorite place to live, work and/or play.  Stop by:

Artist Laura Haddad worked with the Friends of Peak Park to create art that melded nicely with the natural setting.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Jan '12

Artist Laura Haddad worked with the Friends of Peak Park to create art that melded nicely with the natural setting. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Jan ’12

  • Wednesday, September 9th from 4p – 7p
  • Thursday, September 10th from 4p – 7p
  • Saturday, September 12th from 10a – 1p

Please contribute to this creation of an art piece that reflects the magic of our community – and ask friends, family and neighbors to do the same.  4Culture staff will be on-hand, along with the artists, to answer questions about art programs and opportunities available they can make available.  Find out more about the Cubix art project through the 4Culture blog.

 

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