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February 28, 2017

Find Even More Art In Fremont During The First Friday Art Walk

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Original art by Annie Nance on display at Frame Up Studio in March 2017.

Original art by Annie Nance on display at Frame Up Studio in March 2017.

Fremont always has art to show, but we have significantly more – along with the artists – during the First Friday Art Walk.  Come check out the art, and meet some of the creators, from 6p – 9p on March 3rd.

Visit the Fremont First Friday website to find a complete list of participating venues, but be sure to visit:

  • Portage Bay Goods – Meet Maggie Rutherford, a local artist who shares her love for the nature of the Pacific Northwest with viewers.  Her muted florals and storybook fauna welcome the spring, even if the weather isn’t quite behaving.  Stop by the great gift shop and experience Rutherford’s visualizations of the turn of the seasons.
Original art by Maggie Rutherford will be on display at Portage Bay Goods in March 2017.

Original art by Maggie Rutherford will be on display at Portage Bay Goods in March 2017.

  • Frame-Up Studios – Visionary artist Annie Nance will be showing some of her original oil paintings.  She creates works of pensive, emotive individuals, while exploring interactions between the female and male lines.  According to Nance, ‘my mind is a mishmash of the places and people I’ve met and loved,’ and they influence her works.  View her incredible paintings, and photos, in the atmosphere of Fremont’s longest running retail shop, known for its fine custom framing services.

Be sure to stop by these venues, along with Fremont Jewelry Design, Art F/X and West of Lenin, and see some fine art, on display for only a short time.  The First Friday Art Walk offers a free opportunity to explore our community and be sociable, while exposing ourselves to culture.  Come for a Walk!

 

 

February 27, 2017

Salsa Con Todo Offers Argentine Tango Classes & Dances

Kirby Lindsay Laney
In Fremont, at Salsa Con Todo, learn the Argentine Tango, and practice at a public social dance.  Photo provided by SCT

In Fremont, at Salsa Con Todo, learn the Argentine Tango, and practice at a public social dance. Photo provided by SCT

On Sundays Salsa Con Todo offers weekly drop-in classes in Argentine Tango, and starting in March, they will be adding a short but sweet Social Dance.

On Sundays, at 7p, Gwen Richards teaches a ‘Back to Basics’ class in Argentine Tango.  The class will work on the basics, including walking, connection, and musicality, along with drills and a whole lotta fun!  All levels are welcome, and no need to pre-register.  Class costs $5, payable at the door.

On first & third Sundays, follow-up the Argentine Tango class (or not) with the ‘Tango Para Todo’ social dances hosted by Jennifer Bruner.  On March 5th, at 8p, join the first of these short and sweet two-hour sessions, dancing at SCT to music chosen by DJ Saeed Zadeh.  ‘Tango Para Todo’ costs $5 per person, also payable at the door.

Find more on these two Tango times, along with other classes and social dances, on the Salsa Con Todo website.

 

February 25, 2017

City Fruit Offers Free Rental Of Mason Bees

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Rent mason bees from non-profit City Fruit this spring.  Photo provided by Pixabay

Rent mason bees from non-profit City Fruit this spring. Photo provided by Pixabay

Non-profit City Fruit promotes the cultivation of urban fruit to nourish people, build community, and protect the climate.

Before March 31st, join City Fruit as a member and receive free rental of mason bees.  The perfect pollinator, your backyard orchard needs mason bees.  Pick up rented mason bees in late March from City Fruit, and return them during the first week of June.

Join City Fruit to learn more about urban orchards, and help others learn about growing healthy fruit, harvesting and preserving it, and sharing extra with others.  Register for a membership (and your mason bee rental) by clicking here for a special website page.

 

February 24, 2017

Meet Taylor, One Of The Stylists Serving Clients At OohLa’s

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Right now at Oohla’s Hair Salon, meet Taylor.  Originally from the Bay Area, Taylor has been styling hair from San Francisco, California to Dallas, Texas.

Stop by Oohla's Salon to meet Taylor, one of the talented hair stylists at Fremont's oldest salon.  Photo provided by Oohla's

Stop by Oohla’s Salon to meet Taylor, one of the talented hair stylists at Fremont’s oldest salon. Photo provided by Oohla’s

Now in Fremont, Taylor’s bright and bubbly personality is just one of the things that make her an amazing stylist.  An expert on balyage color and known for her signature style of beach waves, Taylor is passionate about cultivating beauty.  Taylor also loves to meet new people, so come by Oohla’s and get to know her.

The team of stylists at Oohla's aim to make you feel comfortable, welcomed and looking fabulous!  Photo provided by Oohla's

The team of stylists at Oohla’s aim to make you feel comfortable, welcomed and looking fabulous! Photo provided by Oohla’s

New clients to Oohla’s can mention this posting, and get 10% off any service – with any stylist.  Those clients already experienced with the high-quality service and team spirit found at Oohla’s Hair Salon will have another reason to go – it’s time to meet Taylor!  Call 206/547-6743 to schedule an appointment!

 

Join In On A Discussion Of H.A.L.A. With The FNC On Feb 27th

Kirby Lindsay Laney

FNCLogoOn Monday, February 27th, at 7p, at Doric Lodge #92, the Fremont Neighborhood Council (FNC) will host its monthly public meeting, with its Board of Directors.  All Fremont residents are invited and encouraged to attend this informative meeting, to learn about issues facing our community and to raise your own concerns with this advocacy organization.

This month the FNC will formally discuss the H.A.L.A. process and proposals.  H.A.L.A. (the Housing & Livability Agenda) has proposed changes to Seattle zoning and building rules under a 10-year goal intended to produce more affordable housing with a multi-pronged approach.  Members of the FNC have been looking at the Agenda, and attending meetings across Seattle (up to 2 per week,) to try to follow what changes this will cause in Fremont.

The FNC hears about issues facing our community, including reports about potential developments as in January 2017.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney

The FNC hears about issues facing our community, including reports about potential developments as in January 2017. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney

The FNC will discuss the next steps it could take in addressing the H.A.L.A. process, and how to communicate neighborhood concerns on potential upzones and development with the City.  Please come and learn and participate in this discussion.

In addition, the FNC will welcome a group of B.F. Day Elementary School parents including landscape architect Vinita Sidhu to share the latest on the improvements to the public playground at the school.  The project has moved into the second phase, and the FNC will get an update on ways our community can help realize the next planned improvements.

A preferred concept for the B.F. Day Playground from Mar '12.  Attend the Feb '17 meeting of the FNC to find out what is next for our public play space.

A preferred concept for the B.F. Day Playground from Mar ’12. Attend the Feb ’17 meeting of the FNC to find out what is next for our public play space.

The FNC will also hear updates on neighborhood projects, committee reports and the minutes from past meetings.  The meeting will end at 8:30p, so please stop by for as long as you can to hear the latest on issues facing our neighborhood.  You can also get the latest on the FNC website, or the FNC Facebook page.

The FNC holds meetings on the fourth Monday of each month, and the public is always invited to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

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