News Blog for Seattle's Wallingford Neighborhood

 

What's that yellow helicopter?

July 28th, 2010 by master

Seems like every day we see a yellow helicopter flying over Wallingford and wonder, “Is it a news chopper? Medic? What could it be?”

The answer, as with so many questions, was just a Google search away.

That’s a tour helicopter, which explains why we’re seeing it a lot more in the summer. We must spot (and hear) the helicopter on its way to Green Lake or the UW, in a tour package that includes the Space Needle, Lake Union, Lake Washington, Snoqualmie Falls, Ballard Locks and Elliott Bay Marina.

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Seattle Met mag's Gas Works shoot on newsstands

June 23rd, 2010 by master

You may recall that Seattle Met magazine recently arranged for a “flash mob” cover shoot at Gas Works Park to grace its “100 Things We Love About Seattle” issue. The July issue is available now on newsstands and online.

In addition to flash mobs, Seattle Met loves 99 other things about Seattle, including a few in Wallingford:

43. We Heart Butterfat: Molly Moon’s Ice Cream “proudly reports that it’s upped the butterfat content of its already uberrich product—from 14.5 percent to a whopping 19—making it the highest-butterfat ice cream you can buy in Seattle.”

62. We Take the “Independent” in Independent Radio Seriously:
“Broadcasting out of an attic in Wallingford [but soon to move to the Central District], Hollow Earth Radio, an all-volunteer, online-only station has, since 2007, fed our ears 24-7 with punk, metal, and surf music.”

66–70. Fancy Restaurants Serve Family Dinner on Sunday: “Business-savvy meets down-home nostalgia in a win-win trend: The Sunday Supper. Upmarket restaurants prop up their least popular day by setting out a family-style repast, which diners enjoy in a casual context for an old-fashioned tab … Joule dishes up BBQ, and Avila puts on all-you-can-eat multicourse feasts.”

Get to the whole list here, and (forgive the flagrant self-promotion) see a slideshow of the Gas Works event, courtesy of My Wallingford, here.

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Sunday: 'Seattle Met' flash mob cover shoot

June 4th, 2010 by master

Way, way back in the day, people wanted to be on the cover of “Rolling Stone.” This may not be quite as glamorous, but you don’t have to do much more than show up at Gas Works Park on Sunday to be part of a flash mob for the cover of “Seattle Met” magazine.

Flash mob organizer Egan Orion (who also orchestrated the “Glee” flash mobs a couple of months ago) posted this event on Facebook:

WANT TO MAKE FLASH MOB HISTORY?

Seattle Met Magazine wants us to be on their next cover! They’re renting a helicopter to take the shot, and we’ll be holding signs that say “LOVE” to help spell out their cover: “Things We LOVE about Seattle.”

This is the first time a flash mob has done the cover of a magazine! Be part of history and hang out in a city park with hundreds of your flash mob friends.

WE WON’T BE DANCING, just smiling for the camera. Each individual will be in the photo credits for the cover shot, either in the magazine (if we’re able to, even at 4pt type) or in a supplement or on their website…

The shoot is scheduled for 2:00 to 2:30 on Sunday, June 6. Find updates and RSVP on this Facebook page.

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