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No solid waste pick up on Thanksgiving Day

November 23rd, 2016 by sarawilly

No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 24. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will happen on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Have your containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

The City of Seattle’s South Transfer station in the South Park neighborhood will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Customers can report a missed garbage, yard waste or recycling collection by calling (206) 684-3000 or by clicking on “Report Missed Collection” at SPU’s website.

Compost your giblets: Seattle residents can put all their Thanksgiving food scraps and unwanted leftovers, including green bean casserole, aspic, turkey bones, celery, yams, potatoes, fruitcake and paper napkins in their food and yard waste carts. The food waste will be made into compost for local gardens and parks. Learn how you can prevent kitchen waste at  here.

Did you deep fry your turkey? Recycle your used cooking oil. Set up to 2 gallons of used oil out on your normal collection day for free pick up. Put the oil in one-gallon plastic containers labeled with your name and address. Learn more about what items you can recycle here.

For information on where to dispose of household hazardous waste, including station locations and hours, contact www.HazWasteHelp.org or (206) 296-4692.

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Small Business Saturday at UW Bookstore

November 17th, 2016 by sarawilly

Support local businesses and visit the UW Bookstores for Small Business Saturday, November 26. In honor of this community-driven celebration, their stores are offering 20% savings all weekend-long in General Books*. They’ve also put together several events. Bring the family for fun-filled festivities while supporting the small businesses dedicated to serving you.

*Some restrictions apply.

SCHEDULE

11am: Holiday Read Allowed for Kids

1pm: Reading & Signing with Billy Sparrow, Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor

2pm: Demo KLUTZ games and activities

4pm: Game On! — Demo the latest and greatest in board games

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Help end childhood cancer with beer and 2 great workouts

November 17th, 2016 by sarawilly

Just Add Yoga is teaming up with FUELhouse and Miir Flagship to host an event to raise money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Western WA. They will begin the morning with 45 minutes of FUELstrong, the ultimate strength and conditioning class, followed by 45 minutes of all level Vinyasa Flow. Immediately after class, they will head to MiiR for a beer, silent auction/raffle, to celebrate the holiday season and get to know one another. 100% of the proceeds of this event will got to the many families that Candlelighters supports.
Here are the details:
FUELstrong Beer + Yoga at MiiR
December 10 at 10:30am at FUELhouse Gym (for the workout)- 1320 N 35th St,
MiiR (for beers after) 3400 Stone Way N,
Click here for more information.

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Seattle musicians- submit your music to Seattle Public Library’s collection

November 1st, 2016 by sarawilly

Earlier this year, The Seattle Public Library launched an online Seattle music collection called PlayBack. It started with 50 albums of music by local artists that are available for free download and streaming. Now, the second submission period will open for local artists to add their music to the Library’s ever-expanding collection of Seattle music.

The submission period will be open Monday, Nov. 7 through 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. To submit music to The Seattle Public Library’s PlayBack platform, click here. Submissions will only be accepted online. The preferred file types are FLAC, WV and AIFF. Other accepted file types are MP3, AAC and Ogg Vorbis. The next submission period will open in spring 2017.

All Seattle-area musicians who record or perform in the city of Seattle are invited to submit a music album. The album must contain four or more songs and have been produced within the last five years. If an album is accepted, the artist will receive an honorarium of $200. Selected albums in the PlayBack collection will be discoverable through the Library’s online catalog and highlighted through the Library’s social media channels. Artists will also have opportunities to perform live at Library events.

The Library seeks works that reflect the rich variety of genres represented in Seattle’s music scene. Broad and inclusive submission criteria is detailed on PlayBack’s Information for Artists page. This new music collection is intended to reflect the diversity and abundance of Seattle’s music scene.

“We’re curating a unique collection highlighting local talent while building new relationships and partnerships in support of local artists,” said Andrew Harbison, assistant director for Collections and Access Services at the Library.

The jury for the second submission period includes:

  • Tim Lennon, executive director of the Vera Project and music commissioner for the City of Seattle
  • Jonathan Zwickel, senior editor at City Arts
  • Liz Riley Tollefson, founder of and contributor to Three Imaginary Girls
  • Sharlese Metcalf, KEXP DJ for local music program Audioasis
  • Kreg Hasegawa, adult librarian at The Seattle Public Library and project lead
  • Meira Jough, program coordinator at The Seattle Public Library

Funding for PlayBack has been made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

For more information, click here, call 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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Brown Bear Car Wash salutes veterans and current service military with free car washes on Veterans Day

November 1st, 2016 by sarawilly

As a way of saying “thank you” to our military, Brown Bear Car Wash will offer free washes to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. The free “Bear Essentials” washes will be offered at Brown Bear’s 22 tunnel wash locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The offer operates on an honor system and no verification or documentation is required. Drivers should identify themselves as a current or former member of the military to the wash attendant upon arrival. See www.brownbear.com for a list of Brown Bear’s 22 automated tunnel wash locations.

Brown Bear will also proudly donate $1 for every car washed on Veterans Day to Puget Sound Honor Flight. For the past two years Brown Bear has donated more than $18,400 to support Honor Flight’s mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. For more information click here.

“The Veterans Day event is our way of demonstrating appreciation for those who currently serve our country and have made sacrifices on behalf of all of us,” said Brown Bear Car Wash President Vic Odermat, who is a proud US Marine veteran. “It reflects our bond to the communities we serve, including a large armed services presence here.”

Over the past 10 years family-owned Brown Bear has provided nearly 280,000 free washes saluting former and current service members on Veterans Day, and to celebrate the company’s “birthday” each August

For more information about Brown Bear Car Wash locations and programs, visit www.brownbear.com.

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Goats, tigers, pangolins and more at Burke Museum’s Meet the Mammals

October 7th, 2016 by sarawilly

From tigers to bats, pangolins to wolverines, discover the remarkable diversity of mammals at Meet the Mammals!

Meet the Mammals is the only day of the year to see hundreds of specimens from the Burke’s mammal collection on display.

Visitors can see hundreds of mammals from the Burke’s collection at the Burke’s annual Meet the Mammals event on Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 4 pm. Photo © Jack Storms/Storms PhotoGraphic.

There will be hands-on activities for all ages; many of the specimens can be held or touched, with mammal experts on-hand to answer questions.

Meet adorable goats from the Puget Sound Goat Rescue at the Burke Museum’s Meet the Mammals event on Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 4 pm. Photo courtesy Puget Sound Goat Rescue.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

SPECIAL THIS YEAR: Meet bouncy, cuddly goats from the Puget Sound Goat Rescue
SPECIAL THIS YEAR: Find out about lynx, wolverines and fishers from the North Cascades in conjunction with the Burke’s Wild Nearby exhibit
Learn about arctic mammals and how they evolved for the cold
Find out how bats use echolocation to navigate and find prey
Put together a whale skeleton puzzle with the Seattle Aquarium
Discover new research about Washington sea otters and other mammals
Make your own mammal puppet to take home

Meet the Mammals is included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members, children under four, and UW staff, students & Faculty w/UW ID. Tickets will be available online at burkemuseum.org/mammals by October 14.
Family Days Series Sponsor: The Snoqualmie Tribe
Family Days Media Sponsors: KUOW, Seattle’s Child

Get up close to pangolins and other remarkable mammals at the Burke’s annual Meet the Mammals event on Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 4 pm. Photo by Lora Shinn.

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Learn more about the future University of Washington Seattle Campus

October 7th, 2016 by sarawilly

The 2018 Draft Seattle Campus Master Plan provides the framework for the University of Washington’s future campus development. Progressive and sustainable, it balances the preservation of the core campus with the need to accommodate increasing density. The plan integrates the University’s academic, research, and service missions with its capital plan objectives.

The Draft CMP and EIS has been issued today, October 5, 2016. This begins a 45-day comment period that ends November 21, 2016. To view or download the draft documents, visit the project website.

Learn more about the draft plan and share your input with project staff at our public events:

Campus Master Plan (CMP) Online Open House
Wednesday, October 12
Noon – 1 p.m.
Sign up at: tinyurl.com/UWSeattleCampus-2018MasterPlan

Open House
Tuesday, October 18
Noon – 2 p.m.
Haggett Hall Cascade Room
University of Washington Campus

Open House
Thursday, October 20
7 – 9 p.m.
UW Tower 22nd Floor Auditorium
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Online Open House
Tuesday, October 25
Noon – 1 p.m.
Sign up at: tinyurl.com/UWSeattleCampus-2018MasterPlanEIS

SEPA Public Hearing
Wednesday, October 26
6:30 – 9 p.m.
UW Tower 22nd Floor Auditorium
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE

Drop-in Office Hours

Suzzallo Library Café
Wednesday, October 19
1 – 3 p.m.
University of Washington Campus

Café Allegro
Monday, October 24
3– 5 p.m.
4214 University Way NE
(Enter from the alley behind Magus Books)

Post Alley Café
Wednesday, November 2
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
In the Hotel Deca

Can’t attend our open houses or office hours?

You may also review the draft plan and EIS online at pm.uw.edu/campus-master-plan and send comments to cmpinfo@uw.edu.

The University of Washington will take public comments on the Draft CMP and EIS for 45 days after its publication date.

The CMP and EIS schedule as well as all public open house information is posted on our website: pm.uw.edu/campus-master-plan

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Are you an Alpha Phi alumna?

September 28th, 2016 by sarawilly

The Seattle Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter recently got a makeover and they have a new board made up of Alpha Phis from around the country. They are a group of women who are excited to rekindle your love of Alpha Phi.

Vice President of Membership, Cassie E. Andrews writes: “As collegians we learned that joining Alpha Phi isn’t only for four years, but for life. As alumnae we are the stewards of the vision our original ten founders had as a women’s leadership organization.  As a chapter, we are going to provide social, networking, and philanthropic events to the alumnae in the Seattle area. Whether you joined at a local chapter or one across the country, we welcome you to reinvest yourself in Alpha Phi. I am from New York and am very rarely able to attend events sponsored by my initiating chapter, but have found that same sisterhood among Alpha Phi alumnae I have met in Seattle.”

Click here to learn about the chapter and events they are hosting in the upcoming months.

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Join the Down Syndrome community’s 20th annual Buddy Walk

September 13th, 2016 by sarawilly

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The Down Syndrome Community (DSC) is hosting its 20th Annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk on October 2, from 1–4 p.m. at the Seattle Center. From individuals with Down syndrome and their family members, to those who know someone with Down syndrome, to community members who simply want to show their support, the Buddy Walk is a day of celebration to promote acceptance, inclusion, and respect of individuals with Down syndrome. This year’s celebration will include special 20th anniversary commemorations, keynote speakers, activities for the family, live music, food trucks, photos, and of course a walk around the Seattle Center.

Funds raised by the Puget Sound Buddy Walk support the DSC’s ongoing mission to serve and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome and their families through:

  • The First Call Outreach Program, which provides up-to-date information, mentorship and support to parents who have received a Down syndrome diagnosis.
  • Community groups including DSC Friends and D.A.D.S. of Puget Sound.
  • Community events like the annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk, Sweetheart Dance & Pizza Party and the Big Time Talent Show.
  • Education, including the Learning Program, bi-annual conferences and special guest speakers.
  • Advocacy, providing information and opportunity related to policies and issues affecting our community.

“When my daughter, Kate, was born, the doctors pulled my husband aside and told him ‘we think your daughter has Down syndrome’,” said Alison Winfield, DSC President.  “From that moment on, our world changed and we were scared of the future. Luckily, I was quickly put in touch with the Down Syndrome Community, which has changed our lives. The funds raised at the Buddy Walk enable the DSC to provide and expand their amazing offerings.”

For additional information and to register for the event, click here.

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Welcome Beauty Bar!

September 5th, 2016 by sarawilly

The Beauty Bar is destined to be the premier boutique beauty salon for Northeast Seattle and beyond. Located in the Ravenna neighborhood near University Village, The Beauty Bar offers a wide range of services for nails, hair, lashes, waxing, tinting and skincare. As an added guest perk, The Beauty Bar offers a complimentary glass of wine,  champagne or beer  along with any service for guests ages 21 and older for the ultimate salon  experience.

Ali Elder Bruce, owner of The Beauty Bar, brings her 20 years of beauty industry experience to  create a gorgeous and peaceful retreat for her guests to feel pampered in. Her highly-trained team of  beauty  professionals help bring her vision to life and share her passion for helping guests feel beautiful  and confident. The Beauty Bar has quickly ramped up business since its soft opening in April. The thoughtfully designed salon ­ with its

signature crushed gold wall, high gloss black flooring and plush seating  is an open and modern space that encourages small groups to enjoy beauty treatments  together. “From a very young age, I knew this is exactly what I wanted to do,” says Ali.

“I am so excited to be able to share The Beauty Bar with my friends, family and the neighborhood.”

The Beauty Bar is open Tuesday­Friday from 10am­-7pm and Saturday 10am-­5pm. To book an  appointment, click here, or call (206) 420 8416. For more beauty inspiration, salon news and promotions, follow The Beauty Bar @thebeautybarseattle on  Facebook and Instagram.

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