Posts for 'Art and Culture'

Oh, the Places You’ll Go with Seattle Parks and Greenways!

April 25th, 2014

You know all this from my previous blog entries (Part I, Part II, and Part III): Our city proudly counts 465 parks spanning 6,200 acres of beaches, forests, fields, playgrounds, ball courts, community centers, and rain-kissed open space. We rely on these parks for respite from city life, room to stretch our legs, space to […]

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A sunny and auspicious welcome to 2013

January 2nd, 2013

On the first day of 2013, I joined many neighbors and Seattle visitors by taking a long walk in the glorious sunshine along Myrtle Edwards Park. I got there on the new Thomas Street Bridge from Uptown and I am happy to say, it was packed! I loved seeing all the people out in regular […]

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Coming up in committee: Reviewing Large Project Fund Recommendations

November 15th, 2012

While it’s been wonderful to be in New York and focused on being a grandmother, I find I’m already itching to get home and back to the office. Now that budget is almost wrapped up, we can get back to Committee work. In fact, PaN has a special meeting on Tuesday, November 20th. We have […]

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A SLI maneuver: Navigating the City budget for parks and arts

October 23rd, 2012

Let me state the obvious — Council’s 8-week review of the city’s proposed budget is a busy time. The city’s budget is about $4B. The General Subfund is roughly $950M. City Council is presented the proposed budget in late September, in this case September 24th to be exact, and we spend the next seven or […]

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Oct 8 deadline for Small & Simple Projects Neighborhood Matching Fund

October 1st, 2012

The deadline for the fall round of applications to the Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Small and Simple Projects Fund is a week away. The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching funds of up to $20,000 to support community members as they work together to build a stronger and healthier neighborhood through civic participation. It is a program […]

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Adult supervision: Enter Westlake Park play space only if accompanied by a kid

August 2nd, 2012

If you happened to be downtown Monday, July 30, you might have noticed something a little unusual going on at Westlake Park. For example, a bouncy castle fully occupied by bouncing children, a temporary stage where a chicken, a space alien, and other The Bears Upstairs band members traded places at the piano, and a […]

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The kids are all right: Caravan mobile skate shop

July 19th, 2012

I met 26-year old Jeremy Hopwood at the Jefferson Park Jubilee last weekend.  While standing in line at one of the many vendors, he thoughtfully opened a bottle of water for me and we started talking.  “Want to see my van?” he tentatively offered.  Every bit as tentatively, I said, “Hmmmm.”  We were enjoying  a […]

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Sidewalk cafes bloom with summer sun

July 9th, 2012

Just based on today’s Land Use Information Bulletin, there seems to be an increase in sidewalk café permit applications in Seattle as the summer weather sets in. I’m delighted by this. Sidewalk cafés make our streets more inviting, present opportunities for neighbors to meet and get to know one another at a “third place,” (other […]

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KEXP – Powering Up at Seattle Center

September 16th, 2011

I am proud to say that “I power KEXP.” KEXP taught me that Fleet Foxes are not indigenous to Discovery Park and Built to Spill is not a code violation. Great music truly does build great community. That’s why it’s so exciting that this listener-powered radio station, which started out in UW’s MacMahon Hall almost […]

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Big Day of Play tomorrow at Magnuson Park

August 26th, 2011

Seattle Parks & Recreation’s  4th annual Big Day of Play is this Saturday, August 27th, at Magnuson Park. It’s the signature event of the Healthy Parks, Healthy You initiative, designed by Parks and Public Health-Seattle & King County to promote physical activity and wellness programs that serve our diverse community. Big Day of Play is […]

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