March 10th, 2014 by Cara
By George, we did it! We successfully traveled into the future! By an hour! Oh wait…
Unfortunately time travel still remains elusive to us but Daylight Saving Time has made its presence known. The traditional time change over came in the wee hours of Sunday morning as we “spring forward.” While the days are still increasing steadily in length the time change does give us an additional hour of light in the evening. Sunset on Saturday March 8th was at 6:05PM while on Sunday March 9th is was at 7:06PM.
This time change in combination with our rain/sun/rain weather, along with the Monday blues, may have led to some pretty disoriented Fremonsters! Don’t worry though because time in the Center of the Universe is all relative…Enjoy the daylight!
Tags: Center of the Universe, Daylight Saving Time, Sunset
March 7th, 2014 by Cara
Do yourself a favor and hangout in Fremont this weekend! There is more than enough to do and yes, it probably will rain but that can bring out the best in our neighborhood, or at least the most dedicated Fremonsters.
Happy Hour. If possible one should always attend Happy Hour on a Friday. You made it through the week, you deserve it! And if you don’t have a traditional work week someone else you know does so you should celebrate Friday with them. Fremont Universe is currently doing some extensive Happy Hour research, stay tuned for what we find! Let us know what your favorite Fremont happy hour is a firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s that time of the month again! The First Friday Night Art Walk will be taking place from 6-9pm this evening at more than 9 different venues through out Fremont ranging from the Gallery at the West of Lenin all the way east to Odin’s Asgard Tavern on Northlake Way.
In celebration of Wine Month The Barrel Thief will be hosting a tasting of Cedergreen Wine Cellars from 5-7PM “Bthief” will be hosting tastings with several different wineries on each Friday of March so if you can’t make it this week fear not, you will get to drink wine soon!
If you get done with work late or want to continue on the merriment after the Art Walk both Nectar and High Dive have live music tonight:
Nectar & The PBJ Present
TIP TO BASE and Buzz Brump
$7adv / $10dos. 8pm doors. 21+
High Dive Presents
The Good Luck Number (EP Release) w/ Otis Heat and Jones & Fischer
$8 charge. 9:30pm show. 21+
Would you rather let loose with laughter than live music? Hanging out with someone under-21? Then check out Comedy Sportz! Fremont’s newest improv act just moved over from Ballard last month and perform two shows (aka matches) every Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and 10:00PM. We checked them out last week and had a blast! Read more about Fremont Universe’s visit here.
Image from soundersfc.com
Sounders season has arrived! With the Seahawks donning Super Bowl rings and the Mariners season not set to begin until March 31st even non-soccer fans should take the chance to cheer on a Seattle team. The Sounders have a devout following deeply committed to both their team and their beer. The first MLS game of the season kicks off at noon and broadcasted on NBC Sports Network or you can try one of these fine Fremont establishments:
3517 Fremont Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Saturday hours: Noon- 2AM
George & Dragon Pub
206 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103S
Saturday hours: 11-2AM (Open earlier game days)
Just over in Ballard there is also: The Dray, The Market Arms, and The Old Pequilar.
Want to sound in the know about soccer? This week’s match is against Sporting Kansas City who were the 2013 MLS Cup Champions. They won the game in a series of penalty kicks against Real Salt Lake (Sounders fan’s really don’t like Real Salt Lake). It was 20 degrees in Kansa City for the game. Oh and the Sounders have a number of new players so it is yet to be seen what kind of team they will be this season. So grab your scarf, drink a few pints and yell along with the fans.
Missed out on live music Friday? Ready for round 2? Here’s what’s playing in Fremont this Saturday:
Project Lionheart, The Hooky’s, The Approach, and The Turntable Einstein
$6 adv / $8 dos. 8pm. 21+
(Reggae / Hip Hop)
High Dive presents:
Peanuts & Flat Beer EP Release
Petty P & The Soul Interrogator, Produktive, What Have May, DL, Jae Oh B, News Team, and Rekkez.
Hosted by 20Sicc’em with DJ Scrappy and DJ Eroc
$7 adv/$10 at the door. 9pm show. 21+
Image from the Fremont Market’s Facebook page
Rain or shine, year round the Fremont Sunday Market is open from 10am-5pm for you to wander through. On rainy days the crowds thin and and it seems wisest to duck into the Fremont Hypermarket which is sheltered inside a parking garage. Want to keep perusing inside? Check out the Fremont Vintage Mall or Atlas Clothing
Still have energy after all these great events in Fremont? Then Sunday night at Nectar might be the ticket!
Positive Rising, Valley Green, Mystic Arrows, and The Sindicate
$6 adv / $8 dos. 8pm. 21+
(Reggae / Dub)
Tags: art walk, fremont sunday market, Friday, Happy Hour, high dive, nectar, Sounders, weekend
March 6th, 2014 by Cara
Join local artists and muralists Xavier Lopez Jr. and Ryan Henry Ward today at the Chase Open Studio at Seattle Art Museum. The event is open to teens from 4-7PM and in addition to instruction and inspiration from these two Seattle artists, snacks and supplies will be provided for all participants so head to SAM for some inspiration!
Image courtesy of Xavier Lopez Jr. Art
Lopez Jr. and Ward will remain at the studio until 9PM for the museum’s Community Night Out. Other sights included in the event are Miro: The Experience of Seeing exhibit featuring numerous works by the Spanish artist, a performance by Flamenco Seattle, and a writing workshop to name a few.
Can’t make it this evening? You can find Henry’s canvases and sometimes even the artist himself at The Way Station along Leary in Frellard. For Xavier Lopez Jr.’s upcoming events please visit his Facebook page.
March 6th, 2014 by Cara
Sustainable Seattle, an organization focused on the “long-term health and sustainability of Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound region” recently recognized individuals, businesses, and community partners who are “raising the bar” as leaders in sustainability. Fremont’s own Theo Chocolate, you can often catch a whiff of their pungent production from as far away as Wallingford, was recognized in this group.
The Sustainable Leadership Awards have been presented since 2001 in a variety of categories. Candidates are nominated by members of the community, all those that meet the basic criteria will be considered by judges who are also community members.
Theo was one of three businesses that received awards this year. The other recipients included Landis+Gyr, the “Significant Newcomer” and Seattle Steam Co. the “Creative Solution.” Sustainable Seattle recognized Theo as “Setting an Example” specifically for “modeling leadership through emphasizing education and transparency.”
This adds to the ever growing list of awards Theo Chocolate has received both for their tasty treats as well as their unique business practices. Find out more about Theo’s mission here. Perhaps the next time you catch a whiff of chocolate in the making it will smell extra good knowing they do things differently.
Other fun Theo things:
Care to drool over some non-candy confections? Check out Theo’s blog!
In the neighborhood? Grab a chocolate bar right at the source! You can visit Theo’s Factory Store Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm, after hours you can still get your Theo fix at the Fremont PCC.
Haven’t taken the tour? You probably need to don a hairnet and play tourist for the day. Factory tour information can be found here.
Tags: awards, Chocolate, Seattle, Sustainable, Theo
March 6th, 2014 by Cara
It’s Fecal Fest 2014! Woodland Park Zoo is now accepting entries for the lottery that will decide who gets dibs on the “doodoo.” Strange as it sounds it makes sense that the rich remains from elephants, hippos, giraffes and other non-primate herbivores would make for highly desirable compost.
In addition the “Zoo Doo” the Zoo offers “Bedspread” a premium composted mulch that is a combination of Zoo Doo, sawdust, and large amounts of wood chips. Submit your entry here.
One entry per person will be accepted through March 17 and selected entries can pick up and purchase their Zoo Doo or Bedspread from April 5-19th. Please note: Entries will be selected randomly for as many entrants possible, and only selected entries will be contacted. Phone and mail orders are not accepted.
If you use Zoo Doo in your garden the Zoo would love to see! Submit a photo of your Zoo Doo-grown garden here and the zoo may feature it on its website.
PRICES for Zoo Doo and Bedspread:
8×4 bed: $60
6×4 bed: $45
6×3 bed: $35
Limit one full truck per person.
$8 to $10 depending on size
bags: $4 to $6 depending on size.
Two-gallon and pint-sized buckets are available anytime at the ZooStore for $12.95 and $4.95, respectively.
Tags: compost, Doo Doo, fecal fest, Gardening, Manure, zoo
March 3rd, 2014 by Cara
Sound Mind and Body Gym, located right near the Fremont Canal, announced last month that they will be closing on March 31st. In their final month of business they will maintain normal hours and classes as long as participation allows. We know many fit Fremonsters will be sad to see SMB go.
This change comes after owners Vickie and Richard Harrington sold the building, located at 437 N 34th St, to Seventeen Meters, LLC. The new owners plan to renovate and expand the gym space into a larger office building, paving the way for the new tenant, Tableau Software Inc. to expand. Tableau’s main office is just farther down N 34th street. Additional information about the building sale can be found here.
Sound Mind and Body’s facility includes a collegiate size basketball court.
When Fremont Universe inquired about the upcoming closure, Vickie Harrington responded on behalf of her husband and their business:
“My husband, Richard, and I have been proud and honored to be part of the Fremont Community for 29 years.
We thank the community and our customers for all their support and past business. Our club has been more than just a “gym” and is very unique and special both to the members and the staff. It has been a community of wonderful people. We also thank our outstanding staff over the years for giving 100% to the organization and to our club members.”
SMB’s management has left no stone unturned as they prepare to close showing great consideration to their members, employees and the community. We’ve listed some of these that may be of note for Fremont community members. This information comes from SMB’s website
Equipment Auction-Open to All April 17th:
All Club fitness equipment, office equipment, basketball backboards, flooring, lockers … everything… will be sold at auction on April 17th at 10:00 am through James G. Murphy (murphyauction.com). Preview will be from 8-4pm, Wednesday, April 16. A complete catalog of the items also on the Murphy website. Anyone/everyone can participate in the auction.
Other Club Offers to SMB Members:
The groups and offers are too numerous and varied to outline here.
Almost every club in the area is offering “Special” deals to Sound Mind & Body Members (enrollment fees waived and complimentary or “free” month trials). Information is available in the front lobby on special offers to cub members.
Be sure to present your SMB ID Tag. These groups include: Denali Fitness, Zum, Olympic Athletic Club, Seattle Gym, Fremont Athletic Club, LA Fitness, Seattle Gym, Golds Gym, Anytime Fitness, Seattle Athletic Club, Soul Fitness. You can also contact the group you are interested in to get more information directly from them on any special deal for you.
Personal Trainers: Our personal trainers are working on various ways to continue their business and we would appreciate your support for them. We will be advertising and promoting them as we learn which direction they have decided upon and we will have their information available in the front desk lobby this month.
Best of luck to Vickie and Richard in their future endeavors!
February 26th, 2014 by Cara
The Seattle City Club is seeking nominations for Washington State’s Jefferson Award, regarded as the “Nobel Prize” for volunteerism. They are asking for nominees who may be the “unsung heros” in our communities, whose volunteerism or work ethic go above and beyond.
Five Jefferson Award winners will be selected from across the state and one will represent Washington at the national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Too often the most dedicated and selfless volunteers and employees go overlooked, nominate an exceptional candidate from your community today! Click here to nominate someone.
Nominations close this Friday, February 28th at 11:59PM so don’t wait!
February 26th, 2014 by Cara
ZoomCare has arrived in Fremont! Whether you take a tumble at 2am or have been battling a cough for days, ZoomCare is eager and equipped to provide “on demand” healthcare. Their new clinic located on N 34th Street in the Epi Apartment Building along with PCC, will be open seven days a week, 362 days a year. The clinical team in Fremont includes Mallory Bellissimo, PA-C and Brianna Gutierrez, PA-C. They are able to provide illness and injury visits, check ups, as well as pharmacy and lab services.
According to their website, ZoomCare places their clinics in specific neighborhood locations and offers appointment scheduling online and on your smart phone for the most efficient experience possible. They are part of many insurance company networks as well as offering a refreshingly transparent price list of their services.
The Portland, Oregon based company has clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Fremont clinic is their 5th Seattle location.
ZoomCare’s new location in Fremont. Image Courtesy of ZoomCare’s website.
624 N 34th Street, #104
Seattle, WA 98103
Tags: Clinic, Epi Building, Medical, ZoomCare
February 19th, 2014 by Cara
It’s in Fremont! It’s music! It’s live!
Valentine’s Day has come and gone and now we must remain in good spirits until the next holiday, or the next sunny day! Keep the winter woes away with some live music! Fremont offers a wide range of surprisingly affordable, toe taping, and intriguing performances. Matter of fact we caught a fierce funk show last week, read more below.
Things Get Fabulous in Fremont with a Dip into Nectar
Sometimes you just need to dance it off on Thursday evenings. It’s best with that satisfying and soulful groove that funk delivers. What better way to face Friday morning than with a beat still in your feet, a melody spinning in your hips and images of brass reflecting under the stage lights demanding your attention.
On February 13th, local band The Dip headlined at Nectar with their self-described brand of “Premium Northwest Soul.” The openers included Jelly Bread from Reno, Nevada and fellow Seattlites The Fabulous Party Boys (including one fabulously energetic female lead singer, Tazlyn Gue).
Image courtesy of The Dip’s Facebook
The Dip and The Fabulous Party Boys have paired up in the past and the result is a terrific crescendo of strong soul voices, powerhouse brass sections, and clever composition. This evening at Nectar was no exception. Both groups are a stockpile of young talent and perform with an infectious sense of fun. The crowd came for funk and it was delivered.
During The Dip’s set friends and fans made their approval known and cat-calling accompanied several solos. Just in front of the stage the crowd spaced out enough to allow for swinging elbows, bobbing, and plenty of shoulder swaying. Behind the core crowd, a row of men formed a line, beers in hand, nodding their approval in time with the beat.
Image courtesy of The Fabulous Party Boys Facebook
The Fabulous Party Boys and The Dip headed north the next day for a Valentine’s Day show at the Wild Buffalo in Belligham. Keep an eye on their Facebook pages for upcoming shows. For more Funk/Soul in Fremont check out the High Dive’s line up for this Saturday February 22nd, Nectar’s line up for this Sunday February 23rd, or the Seamonster Lounge in neighboring Wallingford.
Upcoming Live Music:
LIVE JAZZ at The Augustus every Thursday from 8:30-11:3pm
Tuesdays are Karaokegrass (Karaoke with a live blue grass band backing you up) No Cover
Friday 2/21 An evening with KRIZZ KALIKO plus Dirtay, Ripynt & Carl Roe, Rookie Snow, and Eddie Grandpre (Hip Hop/Rap) :: $15 adv/ $20 doors, $35 Meet & Greet 7-8pm
Saturday 2/22 (early 3pm show) HOME SWEET HOME Benefit Concert for Shelley’s Spinners: Raising money for Cycle for Survival :: $10/ Additional donations encouraged!
for more info visit: www.cycleforsurvival.org
Saturday 2/22 TRIBAL ORDER w/ Soulistic Gypsy, Skablins, Nigel Mustafa, and w/ special guests TBA (Ska / Reggae) :: $7 adv/$10 dos
Sunday 2/23 PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, KIEV, and XVIII Eyes :: $12 adv (Funk / Electronic)
For Nectar’s complete calendar and more details visit Nectar’s website. All shows listed are 21 plus
Wednesday 2/19 Western Tilt, Bruised Hearts Revue, and Other Desert Cities (Americana/Rock) :: $6
Thursday 2/20 Peter Bradley Adams with Anne Heaton :: $13 adv/$15 dos
Friday 2/21 Aaron Daniel- Furniture Girls (EP Release) and the Yev (Alternative/Pop) :: $8
Saturday 2/22 Radio Raheem, Breaks & Swells, and Kissing Potion (Funk/Soul) :: $8
Sunday 2/23 Dearly Departed, Megan Larson, and cryptobebelem (Rock/Folk-Hop/Alternative) :: $6
For High Dive’s complete calendar and additional details please visit their website. All shows listed are 21 plus. Also, check out the High Dive’s unique punch card program, 10 shows for $20!
Know about a performance we haven’t included? Shoot us an email at email@example.com with “Live Music” in the subject. Saw a band you think we should mention? Shoot us an email about that too!
February 15th, 2014 by Cara
2 Months until taxes are due!
The Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County, and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are trying to ease the pain of tax season with FREE tax assistance at 10 Seattle Public Library locations. At each of these locations trained volunteers will be able to help answer your tax questions and complete personal (no business tax returns) tax returns. Most of these appointments are available only on a Drop-In basis.
The SPL highly recommends checking the Tax Help Calendar before visiting a location.
While the Fremont branch is not one of the locations hosting tax assistance here are the branches closest to Fremont that are:
Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089
Monday, Feb. 3 through Monday, April 14 – drop-ins only
- 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays
Queen Anne Branch, 400 West Garfield St., 206-386-4227
Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Wednesday, April 9
- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays – drop-ins only
For a full list of branches please visit the Tax Help Calendar.
Also, if you forget to bring your forms you can make photocopies for $0.15 at all locations. For additional tax information visit the IRS website. Thanks for the help SPL, United Way of King County, and AARP!
This came up when we Googled “Happy Tax Day.” Thanks to the Silicon Beat for the cheer!
Tags: AARP, April 15th, SPL, taxes, united way
February 12th, 2014 by Cara
Welcome to Wednesdays at Fremont Universe! Here we like to celebrate all things big and small, from a very tall troll to a tasty cup of coffee. To help make it through the week we would like to provide you with a new “Wednesday Tidbit” each week.
In this instance, a “tidbit” is that immaculately timed moment when you unavoidably overhear someone else’s not-so-normal (or maybe normal for them) conversation. Sometimes you are the one uttering an unusual turn of phrase and other times you get to share a smile with your dinner partner at the oddities going on behind you. Where better to collect “tidbits” than in Fremont?!
We will do our best to overhear as many out of place, ill-timed, and goofy things as possible but we need your help! Submit your Wednesday Tidbit to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “tidbit” in the subject. Tidbits can be submitted any day of the week but check back on Wednesdays to see if yours was the oddest of them all!
This week’s tidbit:
Overheard from one young gentleman to the other at the Ballroom:
“Want to pop in some Sherlock?”
The gentlemen proceeded to watch Sherlock on a laptop while at a booth at the Ballroom while enjoying sliders and beer. Who needs a living room?
Top our tidbit! Send yours in today!
February 12th, 2014 by Cara
Tomorrow, Thursday February 13th the KapKa Cooperative School located at N 49th street and Dayton will be giving a tour for families tieh 3rd-5th graders at 10:45AM.
KapKa is a thriving learning community of children, their families, and teachers. At KapKa, we believe the role of the teachers is to create an academically stimulating environment where learning happens naturally and in a variety of ways that include both independent study and team projects. Parents have an integral role in running the school and provide support in the classrooms . The experience, commitment, and creativity of our professional teachers, combined with the talent and dedication of our parents, make KapKa a place of joyful exploration and a close, caring community. - From KapKa’s Website
Photo courtesy of KapKa
For the tour, contact Seana to sign up by calling (206) 522-0350 or email email@example.com
Tags: Cooperative, KapKa, North Fremont, Open House
February 10th, 2014 by Cara
On Tuesday February 11th, Tableau Software located in Fremont will be holding Open Session Interviews to fill a number of open positions. The Seattle based company’s mission is to “help people see and understand data.” Their Main Office is near N 34th Street and Troll Ave.
To attend these open interviews find out how you can submit your resume here. More information about Tableau and employment there can be found over here.
Hurry hurry! This opportunity won’t last long!
Tags: Fremont, Fremont Tech, Hiring, Software, Tableau
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