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No solid waste pick up on Thanksgiving Day

November 23rd, 2016 by Sara

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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North Transfer Station Community Celebration

November 23rd, 2016 by Sara

The North Transfer Station is opening soon. Join Deputy Mayor Kate Joncas and Seattle Public Utilities for a celebration and refreshments. Come see the features of the new station:

Saturday, December 10 from 10-11:30 AM

1350 N 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 (Intersection of N 34th Street and N Northlake Place)

Click here for more information.

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Get your Christmas tree and support BSA Troop & Crew 100

November 23rd, 2016 by Sara

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Kick start your holiday spirit by picking up your Christmas tree and supporting Ballard Boy Scout Troop & Crew 100 at their annual tree lot.  Fresh trees from local growers are delivered twice a week to St. Alphonsus’ parking lot on 15th Ave NW by Ballard Market.  Lot opens Saturday 11/26 at 3pm. These hard-working Scouts will be out there rain or shine Monday – Friday 1pm – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 9pm

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November 17th, 2016 by Sara

fremont-wgThe Walking Guide to Fremont is being redesigned and reprinted for 2017. Handy, easy to use, comprehensive, and fun – the Walking Guide celebrates the Fremont spirit and shows visitors where to find businesses and services. The Walking Guide is a successful promotional piece the Chamber has created and distributed for many years. 50,000 copies will be printed. They will be distributed by the Chamber and area businesses – by Fremont Hysterical Markers, mail, prepared racks, tourist outlets (Service Centers and Visitors Centers, Locks, hotels, motels, B & B’s, ferries, etc.) and at special events.

Printing: 50,000 Guides
Distribution: Local Hysterical Markers & Businesses, and at Seattle area hotel concierge and tourism desks.

Listing:

$170 for Fremont Chamber Members
$220: for Non-Fremont Chamber Members

Apply here

Deadline to Apply: Friday, November 23

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Strength training, yoga and beer to fight cancer

November 17th, 2016 by Sara

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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3D PRINTING WORKSHOPS AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN NOVEMBER

November 1st, 2016 by Sara

The Seattle Public Library will offer two-day workshops on 3D printing basics at four locations in November. Attendees will learn how to design 3D models from prototype to final product, and then send their models off to be printed—all for free.

This beginner’s workshop is a two-part introductory series that will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing and introduce the basic concepts behind Rhino 5 software’s 3D modeling tools. Participants will create and customize a small object with monograms, colors or patterns, then finish designing the 3D model and upload it to Intentional3D’s 3D printing lab. No prior experience with 3D printing is necessary to take this workshop.

The Library will provide a coupon that covers up to $25 for the cost of printing a 3D model. Print jobs will be mailed to participants.

Dates and times for 3D Printing workshops:

Library programs are free and open to the public. When registration is required, participants must register for both workshop dates—3D Printing Basics: Part 1 and Part 2—at the same location. To sign up, call a Library location. Class sizes at Library branches are limited to 10 attendees, and up to 16 attendees at the Central Library. Up to five people can be added to the waitlist when the class size has reached its capacity. The workshops are intended for teens and adults.

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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 Sara

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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The Story of Seattle Pacific on a 25-foot Cedar Pole

October 7th, 2016 by Sara

A Tlingit story pole symbolically representing the history and purpose of Seattle Pacific University will be rededicated on Saturday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m. Tlingit tribal representative Tom Dalton and SPU community members will be part of the special ceremony at the location of the pole behind Alexander Hall on campus. The event is part of SPU’s 125 anniversary celebrations.

The 25-foot cedar pole, commissioned by SPU’s Class of 1971, was designed and carved by Tlingit tribal member Abner Johnson in the early 1970s. Johnson spent several years working on the pole in SPU’s Art Center lobby, where students and the public could watch him carve. Each figure on the pole has a symbolic meaning tied to Seattle Pacific. A falcon, the mascot of SPU, graces the top of the pole.

The public and media are invited to the short ceremony.

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Are you an Alpha Phi alumna?

September 28th, 2016 by Sara

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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Early Wednesday in Fremont

September 22nd, 2016 by Sara

Fremont Universe reader Vul writes:

Not sure if anybody else heard the cop cruiser driving around at 3:30 in the morning, It definitely woke me up.

A cruiser was driving around my neighborhood in circles for about 45 minutes blipping their siren in short bursts. I’ve attached a video of them going down my street. At first I thought maybe somebody had stolen the cruiser and was wandering around and pushing buttons. I called 911, they said ‘there doing something in the area’… I get out of them ‘they’re looking for someone’… I ask should I be concerned ? … they’re like ‘nope, but we know about the cruiser’.. I’m not sure they were actually looking for anybody, I never saw search lights and there was only one car.
Should I feel safe that there might have been somebody of enough importance to look for in my neighborhood, yet only sort of looking for them?
Thoughts?

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

September 13th, 2016 by Sara

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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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Learn to play chess this fall library

September 13th, 2016 by Sara

The Seattle Public Library offers several drop-in chess programs for children, teens and adults. Learn to play chess, then challenge your neighbors!

Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539.

Children, teens and adults are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction will also be available.

For more information call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.

 

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A spirited whiskey challenge from the Captains of the Deadliest Catch

September 5th, 2016 by Sara

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Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey, the latest release from Fremont Mischief Distillery is at the heart of a spirited Whiskey Challenge between Captain Sig of the F/V Northwestern and Captain Casey and co-Captain Josh Harris of the F/V Cornelia Marie. A fund raiser for the Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial and Sea Scouts, the Captain whose whiskey sells out first wins! Each Captain’s whiskey has a unique flavor.

Captain Sig’s Storm Tossed Rye: affectionately known as “bow bender”, was barrel-aged in the ship’s bow while in rough water of the West Bering Sea. It surges with deep, pungent flavor and a hint of the briny sea.

Capt. Casey & co-Capt Josh’s Storm Tossed Rye: barrel-aged in the ship’s bow while fishing the smoother waters of the North Bering Sea near the ice pack. Intense yet smooth toasted caramel, woodsy smoke & slight hint of the salty sea.

You can find out more about the charities, where to buy the spirits, and watch funny videos here.

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Cycle Back to School with Pedalheads!

August 18th, 2016 by Sara

A sponsored post from our friends at Pedalheads

Now that we’re halfway through August, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school! What better way to travel down the charmingly eccentric streets of Fremont than by bike? Not only is cycling a healthy way for your child to start their day, it’s also a wonderful way to give them greater independence as they enter the new school year!

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At Pedalheads Bike Camps, we teach kids how to ride safely and competently in a fun, educational environment. We run our camp out of North Beach Elementary (9018 24th Avenue NW) where kids from 3-12 master the skills they need to succeed on the trails and the streets. Maybe you’ve seen some of our more experienced campers pedaling around Soundview Playfield!

Since 1995 we’ve taught over 200,000 children to ride, using our own Pedalheads teaching method, combined with small classes (generally 4:1) and exceptional instructors. With 50+ locations across Canada and the United States, our comprehensive program opens up a world of opportunities for a lifetime of cycling!

Camps run Monday to Friday June-August and luckily we still have some spots available for late August! Choose between morning camps (9:30am to 12:00pm), afternoon camps (1:00pm to 3:30pm) or all-day Camps (9:00am to 4:00pm, at select locations). We also offer private lessons. There are several different programs to choose from, depending on your child’s age and skill level. Before and after care is available for all-day camps.

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For more information check out their website here, call 1.888.886.6464, or email info@pedalheads.com.

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Sea Wolf Bakery to open soon!

August 11th, 2016 by Sara

Photo from Sea Wolf FB page

Photo from Sea Wolf FB page

You may know them from their delicious bread at Boat Streat, or from Dino’s Tomato Pie on Capitol Hill.  After more than two years of baking bread at night, brothers Jesse and Kit Schumann are finally opening their own spot right here in Fremont, Sea Wolf Bakery, August 13.

Read more about their journey in the Seattle Met article here.

Sea Wolf Bakery is at 3126 Stone Way S.

To learn more about the bakery, check out their Instagram.

 

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Pay for your next big adventure by welcoming travelers to Seattle

July 31st, 2016 by Sara

A sponsored post from our friends at Airbnb

What would you do with an extra $12,000 this summer? Vacation in a castle? Head to Paris? Or maybe tuck into a treehouse for a week?

Home-rental site Airbnb is famous for offering these kinds of unique places to stay all over the world. (At last count, it has accommodations in more than 34,000 cities in 191 countries.) That much you probably know. What may surprise you: The San Francisco-based company also provides a way for travel lovers to fund their own trips—by sharing their extra space as a host.

It’s free to create a listing on the site whether you share your couch, spare bedroom, or vacation home. Airbnb helps you get started with 24/7 support, hosting tips, and peace of mind with its $1 Million Host Guarantee. You get to decide when and how often you host by setting your availability on your listing’s calendar. And right now is a great time to get started.

Demand is high since summer is Seattle’s busy travel season. Last year, for instance, from May to August, there were a monumental 200% more trips to Seattle on Airbnb than there were during winter, and hosts in Seattle made 25% more per night. Hosts use that extra money to pay for home improvements, retirement, or that next dream trip! Find out how much you can make as a host here.

Right now, Airbnb is sweetening the deal by offering Fremontuniverse.com readers an extra $200 to new hosts. Here’s the deal:

–       Create a listing using this link

–       Host your first guest at a listing that’s within 25 miles of the intersection of 5th Ave and Madison St

–       Want to know more? The full terms and conditions are here

 

Happy hosting—and enjoy that castle!

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