10 hours ago

Arrest in Lita Byrnes Case

The Seattle Police Department announced today that they have made an arrest in the homicide case of Wallingford community leader Lita Byrnes: SPD Homicide Detectives have arrested a 25-year-old man for the murder of his roommate, a 38-year-old woman, in Wallingford last month. The arrest in this complex case came after an extensive investigation, working […]

    Arrest in Lita Byrnes Case | Wallyhood
    The Seattle Police Department announced today that they have made an arrest in the homicide case of Wallingford community leader Lita Byrnes: SPD Homicide Detectives have arrested a 25-year-old man for the murder of his roommate, a 38-year-old woman, in Wallingford last month. The arrest in this complex case came after an extensive investigation, working ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

15 hours ago

Wallingford and Housing Affordability Go National

Politico posted a story about millennials and housing affordability.  It is a long, feature length article.  Our own Wallingford neighborhood is used as the archetype for this battle playing out nationwide.  The main person in the story is  a young professional trying to change urban development. The story has a lot to say and can […]

    Wallingford and Housing Affordability Go National | Wallyhood
    Politico posted a story about millennials and housing affordability. It is a long, feature length article. Our own Wallingford neighborhood is used as the archetype for this battle playing out nationwide. The main person in the story is a young professional trying to change urban development.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

24 hours ago

41 hours ago

Wallingford Walk: City Nature Challenge

Just a quick reminder, the Woodland Park Zoo will be coming to the library (well, the meeting room behind the library) this Saturday, April 28, from 10-11 to talk about the City Nature Challenge 2018. Afterwards, we will do our first Wallingford Walk of the new series, as we embark on a mini-safari seeking out wildlife to identify […]

    Wallingford Walk: City Nature Challenge | Wallyhood
    Just a quick reminder, the Woodland Park Zoo will be coming to the library (well, the meeting room behind the library) this Saturday, April 28, from 10-11 to talk about the City Nature Challenge 2018. Afterwards, we will do our first Wallingford Walk of the new series, as we embark on a mini-safari seeking out wildlife to identify ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

3 days ago

3 days ago

Art at Spin

Spin (Spyridon Nicon) curates a rotating collection of local art on his barber shop walls (4501 Interlake Ave N). Given how often swaps in a new artist and how often I get my hair cut, it’s almost a guarantee that there will be someone new and interesting on the walls each time I head over […]

    Art at Spin | Wallyhood
    Spin (Spyridon Nicon) curates a rotating collection of local art on his barber shop walls (4501 Interlake Ave N). Given how often swaps in a new artist and how often I get my hair cut, it's almost a guarantee that there will be someone new and interesting on the walls each time I head over ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

4 days ago

An Evening With Paul Dorpat

Historic Wallingford Presents  An Evening With Paul Dorpat Seattle Historian,Author and Seattle Times Columnist Friday May 18th,7pm    RSVP now to assure seating Join us with our very own Wallingford legend  Paul Dorpat for a lively evening reminiscing over old photographs of the neighborhood and its characters.Paul is the author of many richly illustrated books […]

    An Evening With Paul Dorpat | Wallyhood
    Historic Wallingford Presents An Evening With Paul Dorpat Seattle Historian,Author and Seattle Times Columnist Friday May 18th,7pm RSVP now to assure seating Join us with our very own Wallingford legend Paul Dorpat for a lively evening reminiscing over old photographs of the neighborhood and its characters.Paul is the author of many richly illustrated books ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

4 days ago

Poetic Wallingford

April is National Poetry Month, so in honor of such, I took a pedal around to the three spots where you can consistently find public poetry in our neighborhood. The Poetry Bench at Eastern Ave N at N 40th St had a piece by Leigh Hunt (1784 – 1859) out: Abou Ben Adhem Abou Ben […]

    Poetic Wallingford | Wallyhood
    April is National Poetry Month, so in honor of such, I took a pedal around to the three spots where you can consistently find public poetry in our neighborhood. The Poetry Bench at Eastern Ave N at N 40th St had a piece by Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859) out: Abou Ben Adhem Abou Ben ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 19

4:20 Party on 4/20

This Friday is 4/20, and thus a stoner holiday. Wikipedia explains the origin of this odd toking tradition: In 1971, Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich, five high school students in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because “their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school”, used […]

    4:20 Party on 4/20 | Wallyhood
    This Friday is 4/20, and thus a stoner holiday. Wikipedia explains the origin of this odd toking tradition: In 1971, Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich, five high school students in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because "their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school", used ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 18

Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean Up of Northlake Way

Earth Day clean up is sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and City Fruit. We will be picking up trash, cutting tall weeds, digging weed roots and grass come rain or shine.  Wear long pants and work shoes and bring work gloves.  If you have tools please bring them but we will have extras to share. […]

    Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean Up of Northlake Way | Wallyhood
    Earth Day clean up is sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and City Fruit. We will be picking up trash, cutting tall weeds, digging weed roots and grass come rain or shine. Wear long pants and work shoes and bring work gloves. If you have tools please bring them but we will have extras to share.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 16

Drone Film Festival

Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary this weekend? Want to walk there? Try the Drone Cinema Film Festival this Saturday, April 21st at the Good Shepherd Center: The Drone Cinema Film Festival, now in its fourth year, showcases cutting-edge, minimalist works of ethereal beauty that transmute sonic drones into the visual realm. This year’s […]

    Drone Film Festival | Wallyhood
    Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary this weekend? Want to walk there? Try the Drone Cinema Film Festival this Saturday, April 21st at the Good Shepherd Center: The Drone Cinema Film Festival, now in its fourth year, showcases cutting-edge, minimalist works of ethereal beauty that transmute sonic drones into the visual realm.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 15

Major police activity on 45th

Police activity has been ongoing in the area of 45th and Thackery since about 1am. The impacted area has covered multiple blocks. Buses and cars have been rerouted all evening. We will post more as we learn more.

    Major police activity on 45th | Wallyhood
    Police activity has been ongoing in the area of 45th and Thackery since about 1am. The impacted area has covered multiple blocks. Buses and cars have been rerouted all evening. We will post more as we learn more.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 14

Save the Date: the Return of Wallingford Walks

As the new librarian for the Wallingford Library, I’ve been talking with folks and trying to get a sense of what sort of programming would work with our small library and amazing neighborhood. I decided to develop a series of educational programs that go outside the library, lead by people from the community, showcasing both […]

    Save the Date: the Return of Wallingford Walks | Wallyhood
    As the new librarian for the Wallingford Library, I've been talking with folks and trying to get a sense of what sort of programming would work with our small library and amazing neighborhood. I decided to develop a series of educational programs that go outside the library, lead by people from the community, showcasing both ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 12

Know Where to Go: Interactive Toilet Map Is Here

I’m sure we’ve all been there. You’re walking around the city. It could be Seattle; it could be someplace else. Suddenly, you need to go. But where? You look frantically for a public restroom sign, but there are none to be seen. In desperation, you slip into a nearby cafe, tiptoeing past the “Restrooms for […]

    Know Where to Go: Interactive Toilet Map Is Here | Wallyhood
    I'm sure we've all been there. You're walking around the city. It could be Seattle; it could be someplace else. Suddenly, you need to go. But where? You look frantically for a public restroom sign, but there are none to be seen. In desperation, you slip into a nearby cafe, tiptoeing past the "Restrooms for ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 12

Apr 10

Young BF Day Learners Thrive in Pre-K

In September of 2017, something new arrived at BFDay…a City of Seattle sponsored Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classroom, complete with three wonderful staff and 20 high energy 4- and 5-year-olds. Led by Ms. Alice, with Mrs. Monica and Mr. Alvin, these 20 amazing children have been rocking room 206 with energy, learning, and community. The Pre-K program welcomes […]

    Young BF Day Learners Thrive in Pre-K | Wallyhood
    In September of 2017, something new arrived at BFDay...a City of Seattle sponsored Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classroom, complete with three wonderful staff and 20 high energy 4- and 5-year-olds. Led by Ms. Alice, with Mrs. Monica and Mr. Alvin, these 20 amazing children have been rocking room 206 with energy, learning, and community.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 10

Apr 07

Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday Morning

Wallyhood reader Stacey writes: I’m with Cascade Bicycle Club and event assistant for the 3rd annual Emerald City Ride which will take place on Sunday, April 8th. I wanted to reach out to make sure the neighborhood is in the know to ensure a safe and welcoming event. We are expecting between 8,000 – 10,000 […]

    Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday Morning | Wallyhood
    Wallyhood reader Stacey writes: I'm with Cascade Bicycle Club and event assistant for the 3rd annual Emerald City Ride which will take place on Sunday, April 8th. I wanted to reach out to make sure the neighborhood is in the know to ensure a safe and welcoming event.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 05

SDOT Takes Input on New RPZ Plans

Last Wednesday, SDOT held a public hearing at the Hamilton International School to solicit comment on proposed changes to the Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs) in our neighborhood. A review of the RPZs by SDOT had been solicited by neighbors impacted by an influx of drivers seeking all-day parking during weekday business hours. The meeting, attended […]

    SDOT Takes Input on New RPZ Plans | Wallyhood
    Last Wednesday, SDOT held a public hearing at the Hamilton International School to solicit comment on proposed changes to the Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs) in our neighborhood. A review of the RPZs by SDOT had been solicited by neighbors impacted by an influx of drivers seeking all-day parking during weekday business hours.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 03

Fremont Dance presents: Refractions, a spring concert

[Editor’s note: With this article, Wallyhood is pleased to welcome Aakanksha Agarwal, a self-described “food and lifestyle writer” to our writing staff. Aakanksha is a recent arrival to Seattle, and we are happy she has chosen to make our neighborhood her home. Look to see more from her in the near future.] “If you can […]

    Fremont Dance presents: Refractions, a spring concert | Wallyhood
    Editor's note: With this article, Wallyhood is pleased to welcome Aakanksha Agarwal, a self-described "food and lifestyle writer" to our writing staff. Aakanksha is a recent arrival to Seattle, and we are happy she has chosen to make our neighborhood her home. Look to see more from her in the near future.]
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 02

Say “Hola!” to New Ethan Stowell Restaurant Coming to Stone Way

Lovers of the Ethan Stowell restaurant empire will welcome a new eatery opening some time this spring on Stone Way. While I would love to say that we got the scoop on this first, the Seattle Met got the jump on us, and they have the story here. The new Stowell place, called Super Bueno, […]

    Say "Hola!" to New Ethan Stowell Restaurant Coming to Stone Way | Wallyhood
    Lovers of the Ethan Stowell restaurant empire will welcome a new eatery opening some time this spring on Stone Way. While I would love to say that we got the scoop on this first, the Seattle Met got the jump on us, and they have the story here.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 31

Mysterious Street Markings: Verizon 5G?

Back in February, I wrote about strange street markings that had appeared just north and south of 40th St., but I couldn’t find out what they were about. When I queried SDOT, they replied that it was definitely part of a City Light project, but when I asked City Light about it, I got no […]

    Mysterious Street Markings: Verizon 5G? | Wallyhood
    Back in February, I wrote about strange street markings that had appeared just north and south of 40th St., but I couldn't find out what they were about. When I queried SDOT, they replied that it was definitely part of a City Light project, but when I asked City Light about it, I got no ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 30

Councilmember Herbold on Coming Changes to Off-Street Parking

The letter below, from City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, was sent to me here at Wallyhood unsolicited. Although Herbold represents District 1 which includes West Seattle and southwest Seattle, the issue she addresses here — the amount of parking required for new housing developments — has been hotly debated in the comments and forums here and […]

    Councilmember Herbold on Coming Changes to Off-Street Parking | Wallyhood
    The letter below, from City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, was sent to me here at Wallyhood unsolicited. Although Herbold represents District 1 which includes West Seattle and southwest Seattle, the issue she addresses here - the amount of parking required for new housing developments - has been hotly debated in the comments and forums here and ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 28

Wine Bar World

I stopped in Wine World & Spirits in its new location over on Fremont Ave last week, hoping to pick up an interesting spirit, QFC and Trader Joe’s selection being exactly what you’d expect from a grocery store. Unfortunately, the “& Spirits” part of the name is still aspirational: their license only allows them to sell […]

    Wine Bar World | Wallyhood
    I stopped in Wine World & Spirits in its new location over on Fremont Ave last week, hoping to pick up an interesting spirit, QFC and Trader Joe's selection being exactly what you'd expect from a grocery store. Unfortunately, the "& Spirits" part of the name is still aspirational: their license only allows them to sell ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 26

Recycle The Unrecyclable

There’s this whole set of stuff that I can’t get rid of. It’s not sentimental, it’s garbage, but garbage that doesn’t fit in my can AND that our otherwise excellent curbside recycling program doesn’t take. This Saturday, we have an opportunity to purge it. The City of Seattle is holding a special recycling and reuse […]

    Recycle The Unrecyclable | Wallyhood
    There's this whole set of stuff that I can't get rid of. It's not sentimental, it's garbage, but garbage that doesn't fit in my can AND that our otherwise excellent curbside recycling program doesn't take. This Saturday, we have an opportunity to purge it. The City of Seattle is holding a special recycling and reuse ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 24

Bike Lanes Coming to 40th St

Neighbors living near 40th St. recently received a notice from SDOT advising them of details of the paving project to begin in 2019. I made mention of this project in an article I wrote back in May that was focused on more near-term changes to the intersection near Irwin’s. What I may not have noticed […]

    Bike Lanes Coming to 40th St | Wallyhood
    Neighbors living near 40th St. recently received a notice from SDOT advising them of details of the paving project to begin in 2019. I made mention of this project in an article I wrote back in May that was focused on more near-term changes to the intersection near Irwin's.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 23

The Return of Mr. Big Hands

Michael from City Cellars writes: Check your archives for a story about Mr. Big Hands about ten years ago (maybe not that long).  Well he is back.  He will steal something and try to return it for a cash.  He tried his scam today at City Cellars without success.  We knew who he was right […]

    The Return of Mr. Big Hands | Wallyhood
    Michael from City Cellars writes: Check your archives for a story about Mr. Big Hands about ten years ago (maybe not that long). Well he is back. He will steal something and try to return it for a cash. He tried his scam today at City Cellars without success.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 22

Mar 21

Reminder: Come Learn About the Cultural Value of Historic Neighborhoods

Editor note: This a repost of the earlier announcement to remind everyone of the upcoming event. Greetings Reminding  you that Tom’s talk is just a few days away. We hope to see you , Friday, March 23rd at 7pm Coffee and get acquainted starts at 6pm Seattle First Church of the Nazarene 4401 2nd Ave NE Seattle, […]

    Reminder: Come Learn About the Cultural Value of Historic Neighborhoods | Wallyhood
    Editor note: This a repost of the earlier announcement to remind everyone of the upcoming event. Greetings Reminding you that Tom's talk is just a few days away. We hope to see you , Friday, March 23rd at 7pm Coffee and get acquainted starts at 6pm Seattle First Church of the Nazarene 4401 2nd Ave NE Seattle, ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 20

Mar 18

Springtime Edible Gardening

The first day of Spring has arrived and with it more daylight.  As of March 20th we are officially getting 12 hours of light with a sunrise of 7:12 and a sunset of 7:22.  It is time to  start planting some seeds outside. Cool season crops are the best bets for this time of year, […]

    Springtime Edible Gardening | Wallyhood
    The first day of Spring has arrived and with it more daylight. As of March 20th we are officially getting 12 hours of light with a sunrise of 7:12 and a sunset of 7:22. It is time to start planting some seeds outside. Cool season crops are the best bets for this time of year, ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 18

Mar 16

B.F. Day Elementary Marches for Peace

B.F. Day Elementary made a visible statement about peace on March 14th. Kiro 7 helicopters captured the above image. After 25,000 people viewed the video on Kiro’s website they decided to write a special piece on what made the elementary school want to participate in what was called a “school walkout” elsewhere. I highly recommend […]

    B.F. Day Elementary Marches for Peace | Wallyhood
    B.F. Day Elementary made a visible statement about peace on March 14th. Kiro 7 helicopters captured the above image. After 25,000 people viewed the video on Kiro's website they decided to write a special piece on what made the elementary school want to participate in what was called a "school walkout" elsewhere.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 14

Candlelight Vigil for Lita Tonight

Friends and neighbors of Lita Byrnes, who found dead in her home on Interlake just off Stone Way on Monday, are holding a candelight vigil tonight at the intersection of N 43rd Ave and Interlake Ave. Linda, who is organizing the vigil, said she would bring candles for all. The police are investigating her death as […]

    Candlelight Vigil for Lita Tonight | Wallyhood
    Friends and neighbors of Lita Byrnes, who found dead in her home on Interlake just off Stone Way on Monday, are holding a candelight vigil tonight at the intersection of N 43rd Ave and Interlake Ave. Linda, who is organizing the vigil, said she would bring candles for all.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 14

Mar 13

Tragic News in Wallyhood

We only have the following blurb from the Seattle Police Department, and have not heard any other news.   We will post more as we hear it.  Please feel free to add relevant details in the comments. Copied from the press release: Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman found inside […]

    Tragic News in Wallyhood | Wallyhood
    We only have the following blurb from the Seattle Police Department, and have not heard any other news. We will post more as we hear it. Please feel free to add relevant details in the comments. Copied from the press release: Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman found inside ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 12

Petosa Accordions Folds in Wallingford, Daly’s Done

At a recent Wallyhood editors and writers meeting (yes, we have those!), we were discussing story ideas, and someone suggested “what is the oldest business in Wallingford?”. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the owner of the top spot has ceded their title. After squeezing down to make room for a martial […]

    Petosa Accordions Folds in Wallingford, Daly's Done | Wallyhood
    At a recent Wallyhood editors and writers meeting (yes, we have those!), we were discussing story ideas, and someone suggested "what is the oldest business in Wallingford?". Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the owner of the top spot has ceded their title.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 12

Mar 11

Mar 09

Wallingford “Does the Vermouth”

In the heart of Wallingford there is a winery, Solera Bravo Wines. Well, it is technically a winery, but more specifically it is a vermoutherie. What started as a hobby for Nacho Bravo over decade ago has turned into a full commercial enterprise, which Nacho and his wife, Melissa, run together, turning wine from Eastern […]

    Wallingford "Does the Vermouth" | Wallyhood
    In the heart of Wallingford there is a winery, Solera Bravo Wines. Well, it is technically a winery, but more specifically it is a vermoutherie. What started as a hobby for Nacho Bravo over decade ago has turned into a full commercial enterprise, which Nacho and his wife, Melissa, run together, turning wine from Eastern ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 09

Home of the Day: Fully Renovated Grand 1910 Arts and Crafts Craftsman in Wallingford

...take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. 3709 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 | $1,800,000 This remarkable home features a formal entry way that...

    Seattle Luxury Real Estate for Sale: 3709 Meridian Ave N - Puget Sound Business Journal
    By Enrico Pozzo & Barry Bergner, Brokers Home of the Day is presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal with Realogics Sotheby's International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Seattle's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property.
    https://www.bizjournals.com

Mar 07

Special Olympic Hopeful Hails from Wallingford

The Winter Olympics are wrapped up in South Korea, and now Seattle tumbles forward to our own Olympic Games. July 1-8, 2018, Seattle plays host to the Special Olympic USA Summer Games, and Wallingford has its own Olympic hopeful. Local gymnast and Roosevelt sophomore Virginia Wade will once again compete on the big stage. You may […]

    Special Olympic Hopeful Hails from Wallingford | Wallyhood
    The Winter Olympics are wrapped up in South Korea, and now Seattle tumbles forward to our own Olympic Games. July 1-8, 2018, Seattle plays host to the Special Olympic USA Summer Games, and Wallingford has its own Olympic hopeful. Local gymnast and Roosevelt sophomore Virginia Wade will once again compete on the big stage.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

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