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Entries from September 2014

Radar Is Missing!! Have you Seen this Lost Chihuahua Puppy?

September 30th, 2014 by master

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Wallingford Eats: 'BigFood' & 'Here-and-There' This Thursday

September 24th, 2014 by master


Stop by the Wallingford Uptown Espresso Parking Lot Thursday Evening for a Night of Neighbors and Delicious Food

From 5-9pm on Thursday Sept 25, Here and There Grill and Bigfood Mobile will be in their portable kitchens cooking dinner up for you and yours.

Give yourself a break from slaving away in the kitchen and let them do it for you. The best part — no dishes to do afterwards!

Be sure to send us a picture of your Food Truck adventuring on our Facebook page!

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Are You Ready For The Wurst Festival Tonight & Tomorrow!?!

September 19th, 2014 by master

What started as a small school fundraiser 30 years ago now brings over 10,000 visitors to the Wallingford neighborhood.

The Wurst Festival is a family friendly Octoberfest-esque festival celebrating the end of summer and happens Sep 19 & 20th at St. Benedict School in Wallingford.

Everyone in your household will enjoy the fun rides, delicious food and a lot of activities for kids. Being a neighborhood festival you’ll also get a chance to meet and greet some of your neighbors before the cooler weather holes everyone up for nine months.

In addition to the Brats, there will be craft booths, homemade sweets, books for sale, a biergarten, raffle and tons of live entertainment on the outdoor stage.

So plan you weekend accordingly –here’s the schedule for you:

WURST FESTIVAL 2014 – ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:

For more information check out their Facebook Page.

Here is a map for directions.

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Check Out Easy Street Tonight at Wallingford Center

September 10th, 2014 by master

Easy Street Band

The Easy Street Band Returns to Wallingford for an open air concert on the plaza at Wallingford Center, tonight Sep. 10 at 6 pm!!!

The Wallingford Chamber of Commerce invites neighbors and friends to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an open air concert with The Easy Street Band.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 10th. 6pm
What: a 90 minute free concert
Where: Wallingford Center Plaza
For more information check out the WCC website .

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What a Close Call Can Teach Your Kids About Crosswalk Safety

September 5th, 2014 by master

photo credit:blackboxberlin

With the news of a 12 year old boy hit by a car this morning in Wallingford, it’s time to review pedestrian safety with our kids. Especially those of us with older kids that are starting to venture out-and-about on their own.

Even as our children become older, wiser and more independent, it is still really important to check in with them about basic rules-of-the-road.

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stresses five reasons why kids are most vulnerable as pedestrians:

• They often act before thinking.
• They often make the mistake of thinking
that if they can see a driver, the driver
can see them.
• They can’t judge speed or the distance of
vehicles moving toward them.
• They think cars can stop instantly.
• They’re difficult to see when behind a
backing vehicle.

First, lets check out a disturbing statistic:

The NHTSA reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among young children. Twenty percent of fatal crashes involving children between the ages of 5 and 9 involve pedestrian-related fatalities.

The NHTSA says that children age ten and older are often ready for the challenges of having more opportunities to walk unsupervised but they still need reinforcement and reminders about safe walking behaviors. They recommend practicing with them on specific routes so they can talk to them about where to walk, cross and any other safety considerations.

Some Important Tips:

  • It’s always best to walk on sidewalks or paths and cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • In this digital age, it’s very important to model proper walking etiquette by putting down your device (phone, tablet, etc.) when walking with your kids.
  • Teach kids to ALWAYS look left, right and left again when crossing the street.
  • Keep in mind that it may be hard for certain kids to judge speed and distance of cars until age 10.
  • Remind kids to make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street and to watch out for cars that are turning or backing up.
  • And when you are driving, make sure to get off your digital devices, be alert for bicyclists, pedestrians and other road hazards.

For more safety tips check out the NHTSA website

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Meaningful Movies Make for Sweet Dreams

September 4th, 2014 by master

FRIDAY SEPT 5th STARTS A WHOLE NEW SEASON
OF MEANINGFUL MOVIES!


Meaningful Movies Presents  “SWEET DREAMS,” an Ice Cream Social and a Drum Performance  Fri. Sep 5th at 6:30pm-it’s FREE!(donations appreciated).

The folks at Meaningful Movies are excited to begin their new Film Season with Sweet Dreams Rwanda, drumming and an ice cream social. The takes place at 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle.

What do Rwanda, drumming and ice cream have in common you may ask? Sweet Dreams follows a group of Rwandan women as they help their community recover from genocide by forming a women only drumming troupe and opening an ice cream shop!

Meaningful Movies is a non-profit organization that helps communities and groups organize, educate and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film and discussion to build positive and meaningful community.

JOIN THE FESTIVITIES:

6:30: A NEIGHBORHOOD ICE CREAM SOCIAL w/ SNOQUALMIE ICE CREAM

6:30: DRUMMING PERFORMANCE with SIMONE LaDRUMMA AND FRIENDS!

7:00: SWEET DREAMS RWANDA MOVIE

8:45: A DRUMMING CIRCLE FOLLOWING THE FILM  drums provided!

For More info Check out the Meaningful Movies Website or check out their Facebook Page.

Free and open to the public.  Donations for expenses kindly accepted.

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Dicks Walk-A-Thon Event Raises Money For Local Charities

September 3rd, 2014 by master

Dick’s Drive-In Walk-A-Thon is expected to arrive at 4:45 pm Sunday, Sept 7 at the Wallingford Dicks Location.

Lifelong Seattleite Lars Philips is the Founder of Dick’s Drive-In Walk-A-Thon, an event to raise money and support for local charities.

Philips started the event three years ago with a friend. At first it was just the two of them, but now in their 4th year they expect more than 30 people to join the walk which consists of 1 day, 6 locations and 22 miles.

This year the event is officially partnered with Dick’s Drive-In and the Spady Family who have agreed to match up to $2,000 raised by participants and in Change For Charity buckets on the day of the walk. Money raised goes to support charities like Mary’s Place, First Place School, FareStart, ROOTS Young Adult Shelter, The Compass Center, Operation Nightwatch, St. Martin de Porres Shelter, and Cocoon House.

As mentioned on their Facebook Page, they are encouraging interested walkers to gather at the Edmonds Drive-In at 10:30am to begin the trek across Seattle to support their Change for Charity partners.

ROUTE SCHEDULE:

1. EDMONDS – 10:00 AM [Start walk at 10:35]
2. LAKE CITY – 1:15 PM
3. HOLMAN ROAD – 3:00 PM
4. WALLINGFORD – 4:45 PM
5. BROADWAY – 6:15 PM
6. QUEEN ANNE – 7:15 PM

ROUTE MAP: goo.gl/maps/HF7xt

Walk-A-Thon participants are encouraged to donate $20 to Change for Charity to receive a drive-thru punch card at the Edmonds location. For those who complete the entire trek and have the proof in hand they promise a cheeseburger will be waiting for them at the Queen Anne Dicks!

What: Dick’s Drive-In Change for Charity Walk-A-Thon When: Sunday, September 7th starting at 10:00
Where: Starting at the Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In Location and continuing 22 miles on foot to all 6 Dick’s Drive-In locations!
For more information check their Facebook Page

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