Posts for May, 2012

Seattle Science Festival: A Chance to Inspire Girls and Women into STEM Classes and Careers

May 23rd, 2012

(Skip to the chase: download the Seattle Science Festival program, which incudes a detailed map of the Seattle Center grounds with the location of each exhibitor and performance stages as well as a schedule.) Having had the wonderful experience of becoming a pilot and certified flight instructor at age 50, I am an enthusiast for encouraging girls […]


Ballard’s greening of an old streetcar line: 14th Ave NW Park Boulevard

May 16th, 2012

You might have heard about the 14th Ave NW Park Boulevard to be constructed in Ballard; it’s been getting significant media coverage lately: A question of a park or parking in Ballard (KING) Plan for new Ballard park stirs up battle over parking (Seattle Times) Seattle Times turns park discussion into battle over parking (Publicola) […]


P-Patch progress and Parks Best Practices: Committee recap

May 9th, 2012

This blog features highlights from the Parks and Neighborhoods committee meeting of May 3, 2012. (See the meeting on video instead.) We started committee last week with a discussion of Department of Neighborhood’s PACE program, which I wrote about at the time, so I won’t repeat it here. I’m looking forward to dropping in on […]


PACE pilot community leadership program off to a great start

May 7th, 2012

If you’ve been following this blog, you already know that I’m a champion of the Department of Neighborhood’s (DoN) People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE). This pilot program, which is designed to provide leadership training for new community leaders, kicked off on April 26. Classroom space has been donated by Seattle University. (Thank you, Seattle University, […]


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