32 hours ago

Olives For Sale

Second to pickles, I like olives. It’s rare you get “local” olives, around these parts, but Rina over on 40th and Eastern gets us pretty close. She’ll be selling her home-cured olives, in the Israeli-style, from her home to raise money for Women for Women International: As an Israeli, I am used to having olives […]

    Olives For Sale | Wallyhood
    Second to pickles, I like olives. It's rare you get "local" olives, around these parts, but Rina over on 40th and Eastern gets us pretty close. She'll be selling her home-cured olives, in the Israeli-style, from her home to raise money for Women for Women International: As an Israeli, I am used to having olives ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

3 days ago

Introducing HISTORIC WALLINGFORD

I have just learned of an exciting new Wallingford organization.-Historic Wallingford!!!! A group of very enthusiastic Wallingford residents have developed this organization, had it incorporated as a non-profit entity in May 2017 and will orchestrate its official launch in January. Why Historic Wallingford? In years past, local architects and historians led walks and tours in […]

    Introducing HISTORIC WALLINGFORD | Wallyhood
    I have just learned of an exciting new Wallingford organization.-Historic Wallingford!!!! A group of very enthusiastic Wallingford residents have developed this organization, had it incorporated as a non-profit entity in May 2017 and will orchestrate its official launch in January. Why Historic Wallingford? In years past, local architects and historians led walks and tours in ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

4 days ago

5 days ago

DRAFT: Wallingford: A Home to Bike-Share

If you walk down Interlake Avenue, just north of 36th Street, there’s a good chance you’ll see a hive of bright green, two-wheeled activity. That’s because the bicycle share company, LimeBike, has made this Wallingford warehouse its operational hub in Seattle. I recently spoke to Gabriel Scheer, who is in charge of LimeBike’s strategic development […]

    DRAFT: Wallingford: A Home to Bike-Share | Wallyhood
    If you walk down Interlake Avenue, just north of 36th Street, there's a good chance you'll see a hive of bright green, two-wheeled activity. That's because the bicycle share company, LimeBike, has made this Wallingford warehouse its operational hub in Seattle. I recently spoke to Gabriel Scheer, who is in charge of LimeBike's strategic development ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

6 days ago

Lion, Witch, Wardrobe on December 14th and 15th

From the press release: Lion, Witch, Wardrobe Directed by Michael Schwartz Stone Soup’s Fall Youth Conservatory presents Lion, Witch, Wardrobe. During WWII, four children were sent to live with another family member. It was there little Lucy discovered the magic of the wardrobe. She brought her brothers and sister along into this wonderful world of […]

    Lion, Witch, Wardrobe on December 14th and 15th | Wallyhood
    From the press release: Lion, Witch, Wardrobe Directed by Michael Schwartz Stone Soup's Fall Youth Conservatory presents Lion, Witch, Wardrobe. During WWII, four children were sent to live with another family member. It was there little Lucy discovered the magic of the wardrobe. She brought her brothers and sister along into this wonderful world of ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Dec 09

Dec 07

Shop Local for the Holidays

Gift-giving holidays are right around the corner, so you’re probably wondering what all to get your loved ones, your friends and those you feel socially obligated to. Fortunately, there are a number of opportunities to “shop local” here in Wallingford: The Alliance Française de Seattle hosts Seattle’s only French-inspired Christmas market each year. Since 2010, […]

    Shop Local for the Holidays | Wallyhood
    Gift-giving holidays are right around the corner, so you're probably wondering what all to get your loved ones, your friends and those you feel socially obligated to. Fortunately, there are a number of opportunities to "shop local" here in Wallingford: The Alliance Française de Seattle hosts Seattle's only French-inspired Christmas market each year.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Dec 07

Dec 05

Tour Wallingford-area Elementary Schools

You can never start planning early enough for that special time when your first child is about to enter Kindergarten. Two years before my son was due to start Kindergarten, I toured four schools. It was helpful to find out early what my options were and to spend a year observing my kid and solidifying in […]

    Tour Wallingford-area Elementary Schools | Wallyhood
    You can never start planning early enough for that special time when your first child is about to enter Kindergarten. Two years before my son was due to start Kindergarten, I toured four schools. It was helpful to find out early what my options were and to spend a year observing my kid and solidifying in ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Dec 05

Dec 03

Tuesday’s Nickelsville Meeting

This past Tuesday, I attended the Nickelsville community meeting held at the UW Fisheries building down on Boat St. There were about 40 people in attendance, and the mood was mostly positive. For those of you just joining us, the Ballard Nickelsville sanctioned homeless encampment is scheduled to move to Wallingford shortly, down by Ivar’s […]

    Tuesday's Nickelsville Meeting | Wallyhood
    This past Tuesday, I attended the Nickelsville community meeting held at the UW Fisheries building down on Boat St. There were about 40 people in attendance, and the mood was mostly positive. For those of you just joining us, the Ballard Nickelsville sanctioned homeless encampment is scheduled to move to Wallingford shortly, down by Ivar's ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Dec 01

Christmas trees for a good cause at Seattle Pops

Seattle Pops owner Megan writes: I wanted to let you know that we are selling Christmas trees on our patio this month and all profits are going towards our Adopt-A-Family this season. We have a variety of sizes starting at 3ft and going up to 7ft. All trees are Premium Noble Firs! Thanks and Happy […]

    Christmas trees for a good cause at Seattle Pops | Wallyhood
    Seattle Pops owner Megan writes: I wanted to let you know that we are selling Christmas trees on our patio this month and all profits are going towards our Adopt-A-Family this season. We have a variety of sizes starting at 3ft and going up to 7ft. All trees are Premium Noble Firs!
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 30

Nov 29

Local Holiday Sales?

In past years, various local artists, churches, and other groups have had sales around the holidays where folks can buy locally made, original gifts. We’re planning to post a round-up of these in the next week or two, so if you’re planning one, please email us at blog@wallyhood.org so we can include it.

    Local Holiday Sales? | Wallyhood
    In past years, various local artists, churches, and other groups have had sales around the holidays where folks can buy locally made, original gifts. We're planning to post a round-up of these in the next week or two, so if you're planning one, please email us at blog@wallyhood.org so we can include it.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 28

Wallingford’s Best Pickle

I have always loved a good pickle. When I was five, my brothers and I got “Tucker’s Cukes” t-shirts, with a cheerful regiment of happy pickles marching into the future, and I swear I wore that shirt until the wind blew the tattered shreds off my bony frame. When I travel, other people pick up […]

    Wallingford's Best Pickle | Wallyhood
    I have always loved a good pickle. When I was five, my brothers and I got "Tucker's Cukes" t-shirts, with a cheerful regiment of happy pickles marching into the future, and I swear I wore that shirt until the wind blew the tattered shreds off my bony frame.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 28

Nov 27

What We're Eating Now: December 2017

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    What We're Eating Now: December 2017
    Hearty Toast Cone and Steiner's downtown outpost continues to stock essential Seattle goods: local beer on tap, a fridge full of cold brews and every-occasion wines, takeaway items suitable for posh picnics and power lunches alike. Now there's a little lineup of toasts.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

Nov 26

Music and Theater

Get yourself some culture, without even getting in a car. On Sunday, December 3 at 10:30am, enjoy a performance of Taproot Theatre’s Silent Night by Daniel Stoltenberg at the Wallingford Presbyterian Church (1414 Ashworth Ave N): A pair of strangers find themselves trapped with an angel, caught between time and continents. While not happy to find them in […]

    Music and Theater | Wallyhood
    Get yourself some culture, without even getting in a car. On Sunday, December 3 at 10:30am, enjoy a performance of Taproot Theatre's Silent Night by Daniel Stoltenberg at the Wallingford Presbyterian Church (1414 Ashworth Ave N): A pair of strangers find themselves trapped with an angel, caught between time and continents.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 24

Dog News

An anonymous contributor wrote: Hi just thought your readers might want to know animal control officers are actively ticketing for off leash violations at Wallingford Park today, and say they are going to step up their presence there due to complaints about off-leash dogs. Said anonymous contributor contributed said anonymous tip earlier this week, so […]

    Dog News | Wallyhood
    An anonymous contributor wrote: Hi just thought your readers might want to know animal control officers are actively ticketing for off leash violations at Wallingford Park today, and say they are going to step up their presence there due to complaints about off-leash dogs. Said anonymous contributor contributed said anonymous tip earlier this week, so ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 22

Meet Wallingford’s New Supervising Librarian

If you stop by our neighborhood branch of the Seattle Public Library with any frequency, you may have noticed a new face recently.  On October 9, Dawn Rutherford had her first day as Wallingford’s new Supervising Librarian, replacing her predecessor who has moved to Canada. She comes to us from the Snohomish-Island County library system […]

    Meet Wallingford's New Supervising Librarian | Wallyhood
    If you stop by our neighborhood branch of the Seattle Public Library with any frequency, you may have noticed a new face recently. On October 9, Dawn Rutherford had her first day as Wallingford's new Supervising Librarian, replacing her predecessor who has moved to Canada.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 22

Nov 20

The City reveals “Preferred Alternative” zoning changes for Wallingford

Micro apartment buildings throughout the Wallingford Urban Village? It’s possible under new zoning recommendations recently released by the City. Even though Mayor Ed Murray has left office, his Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda or HALA lives on. The HALA upzones (known as Mandatory Housing Affordability or MHA) are being championed by our own District four […]

    The City reveals "Preferred Alternative" zoning changes for Wallingford | Wallyhood
    Micro apartment buildings throughout the Wallingford Urban Village? It's possible under new zoning recommendations recently released by the City. Even though Mayor Ed Murray has left office, his Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda or HALA lives on. The HALA upzones (known as Mandatory Housing Affordability or MHA) are being championed by our own District four ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 18

New Restricted Parking Zones in Wallingford?

The City is collecting feedback on a proposal to add additional Restricted Parking Zones (RPZ’s), or areas that would require a special zone sticker to park at certain times of the day. From the SDOT website RPZ page: SDOT recently completed a parking study of residential streets in Wallingford to determine the occupancy in the […]

    New Restricted Parking Zones in Wallingford? | Wallyhood
    The City is collecting feedback on a proposal to add additional Restricted Parking Zones (RPZ's), or areas that would require a special zone sticker to park at certain times of the day. From the SDOT website RPZ page: SDOT recently completed a parking study of residential streets in Wallingford to determine the occupancy in the ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 17

Power to Puerto Rico

Our friends at Floating Bridge Brewing have come up with yet another way to allow you to drink their excellent brews while helping a good cause. Floating Bridge has teamed up with La Isla  Puerto Rican restaurant in Ballard to raise money to assist victims of the recent hurricanes on the island. From Dawn: Many […]

    Power to Puerto Rico | Wallyhood
    Our friends at Floating Bridge Brewing have come up with yet another way to allow you to drink their excellent brews while helping a good cause. Floating Bridge has teamed up with La Isla Puerto Rican restaurant in Ballard to raise money to assist victims of the recent hurricanes on the island.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 15

New Businesses to Make You Beautiful

Businesses are forever opening and closing in our neighborhood, so from time to time, we like to do a round up of the new entries. The three below which recently opened their doors promise to make us more beautiful than ever! Tangerine If you’ve lived in the neighborhood for any length of time, you have […]

    New Businesses to Make You Beautiful | Wallyhood
    Businesses are forever opening and closing in our neighborhood, so from time to time, we like to do a round up of the new entries. The three below which recently opened their doors promise to make us more beautiful than ever! Tangerine If you've lived in the neighborhood for any length of time, you have ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 14

Senior Center Thanksgiving Friendship Luncheon on Nov. 17

Eva at the Wallingford Senior Center wants to let the community know we are invited to the Wallingford Senior Center Thanksgiving Friendship Luncheon on Friday, November 17th. Details are below: A Wallingford tradition, the Annual Thanksgiving Friendship Luncheon at Wallingford Community Senior Center brings people together to celebrate and express gratitude for our friends and […]

    Senior Center Thanksgiving Friendship Luncheon on Nov. 17 | Wallyhood
    Eva at the Wallingford Senior Center wants to let the community know we are invited to the Wallingford Senior Center Thanksgiving Friendship Luncheon on Friday, November 17th. Details are below: A Wallingford tradition, the Annual Thanksgiving Friendship Luncheon at Wallingford Community Senior Center brings people together to celebrate and express gratitude for our friends and ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 14

Nov 12

Wallingford Nickelsville Update

I chatted with George Scarola, Seattle’s Director of Homelessness, this past Friday to get some additional details about Nickelsville’s imminent move to Wallingford. First important note is that the while Nickelsville’s Ballard lease expires on November 17th, the city will be extending it until mid-December to give themselves time to raze the City Light-owned building […]

    Wallingford Nickelsville Update | Wallyhood
    I chatted with George Scarola, Seattle's Director of Homelessness, this past Friday to get some additional details about Nickelsville's imminent move to Wallingford. First important note is that the while Nickelsville's Ballard lease expires on November 17th, the city will be extending it until mid-December to give themselves time to raze the City Light-owned building ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 11

Bad Woman Yarn closing

Bad Woman Yarn in Wallingford Center will be closing after a decade in business. Judd Burrow writes: Ten and a half years ago we closed the Bad Woman shop in Manzanita on the Oregon Coast. We were excited to move back to Seattle to be closer to a new granddaughter. We moved Bad Woman Yarn […]

    Bad Woman Yarn closing | Wallyhood
    Bad Woman Yarn in Wallingford Center will be closing after a decade in business. Judd Burrow writes: Ten and a half years ago we closed the Bad Woman shop in Manzanita on the Oregon Coast. We were excited to move back to Seattle to be closer to a new granddaughter.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 09

“Truth is Up For Grabs” at Good Shepherd

If you’re looking for something to do this post-Election Day weekend, you might want to check out “Truth is Up For Grabs”–part of the Wayward Music Series and funded in part by 4Culture–at Good Shepherd Center on Saturday evening. Member and 2014 inductee of the Earshot Jazz Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Amy Denio presents: […]

    "Truth is Up For Grabs" at Good Shepherd | Wallyhood
    If you're looking for something to do this post-Election Day weekend, you might want to check out "Truth is Up For Grabs"-part of the Wayward Music Series and funded in part by 4Culture-at Good Shepherd Center on Saturday evening. Member and 2014 inductee of the Earshot Jazz Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Amy Denio presents: ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 09

Nov 07

Vote for a Free Scoop

Whether you voted for a Moon or a Durkan, Molly Moon (no relation that we know of) is offering you a free scoop of ice cream tomorrow, Tuesday Nov 7 in honor of election day. Just come in with your ballot stub and walk out with a scoop of Blue Corn Chocolate Chip or your […]

    Vote for a Free Scoop | Wallyhood
    Whether you voted for a Moon or a Durkan, Molly Moon (no relation that we know of) is offering you a free scoop of ice cream tomorrow, Tuesday Nov 7 in honor of election day. Just come in with your ballot stub and walk out with a scoop of Blue Corn Chocolate Chip or your ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 04

Nickelsville Coming to Wallingford

Nickelsville Ballard, the city-sanctioned, self-managed homeless encampment presently homed on Market Street in Ballard will be decamping to Wallingford shortly. Founded in 2008 (and named as a not-tribute to then-mayor Greg Nickels), the community operates with the city’s blessing, which acknowledges that “there is insufficient supply of low-barrier shelter beds for any given night and […]

    Nickelsville Coming to Wallingford | Wallyhood
    Nickelsville Ballard, the city-sanctioned, self-managed homeless encampment presently homed on Market Street in Ballard will be decamping to Wallingford shortly. Founded in 2008 (and named as a not-tribute to then-mayor Greg Nickels), the community operates with the city's blessing, which acknowledges that "there is insufficient supply of low-barrier shelter beds for any given night and ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 02

Commemorating Loved Ones, Talking about Loss: Open Books’ November Events

Wallingford’s poetry-only bookstore, Open Books, will offer a strong lineup of unique events and readings in November, including a reading and discussion on grief and illness and the second installment of its Sunday After SAL reading, all free to attend. On November 4, the bookstore will host a reading unlike any other ever held at […]

    Commemorating Loved Ones, Talking about Loss: Open Books' November Events | Wallyhood
    Wallingford's poetry-only bookstore, Open Books, will offer a strong lineup of unique events and readings in November, including a reading and discussion on grief and illness and the second installment of its Sunday After SAL reading, all free to attend. On November 4, the bookstore will host a reading unlike any other ever held at ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Nov 02

Interview With Mayoral Candidate Jenny Durkan

As promised, here is the result of my interview with mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan. Due to Jenny’s busy campaign schedule, we were unable to sit down to talk face-to-face so I sent her my questions and she provided the following responses to them. I want to thank Jenny and her campaign team for the […]

    Interview With Mayoral Candidate Jenny Durkan | Wallyhood
    As promised, here is the result of my interview with mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan. Due to Jenny's busy campaign schedule, we were unable to sit down to talk face-to-face so I sent her my questions and she provided the following responses to them. I want to thank Jenny and her campaign team for the ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Oct 31

Photos of the Unique and Bizarre: The Reveal

Back on October 21, we posted photos (many from readers) of some “unique and bizarre” (or perhaps “whimsical and original” as one reader preferred to term them) items to be found around the neighborhood. We challenged readers to identify the locations where the photos were taken. Scroll through the gallery below to find the answers […]

    Photos of the Unique and Bizarre: The Reveal | Wallyhood
    Back on October 21, we posted photos (many from readers) of some "unique and bizarre" (or perhaps "whimsical and original" as one reader preferred to term them) items to be found around the neighborhood. We challenged readers to identify the locations where the photos were taken.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Oct 30

Trick or Treating at Wallingford Center

Though I would personally prefer to cross paths with Jordan and his whiskey wagon on Halloween, some parents, especially those with younger children, may prefer an easier, hassle-free trick-or-treating option to just get the job done. For those families who like to keep the holiday short and simple, but still sweet,  Wallingford Center is your […]

    Trick or Treating at Wallingford Center | Wallyhood
    Though I would personally prefer to cross paths with Jordan and his whiskey wagon on Halloween, some parents, especially those with younger children, may prefer an easier, hassle-free trick-or-treating option to just get the job done. For those families who like to keep the holiday short and simple, but still sweet, Wallingford Center is your ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Oct 29

Enjoying Life on the Sunnyside

When I first moved to Seattle in 1993, I regularly visited a coffee shop in the University District called The Last Exit on Brooklyn. The large, rustic, high-ceilinged warehouse space was a sanctuary for the artistic, bohemian counterculture—a vestige of the beat generation—that once defined the city. The large, round wooden tables were always filled […]

    Enjoying Life on the Sunnyside | Wallyhood
    When I first moved to Seattle in 1993, I regularly visited a coffee shop in the University District called The Last Exit on Brooklyn. The large, rustic, high-ceilinged warehouse space was a sanctuary for the artistic, bohemian counterculture-a vestige of the beat generation-that once defined the city.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Oct 29

Oct 27

Win-Win Solutions To Housing Affordability and Neighborhood Livability?

Pro-HALA folks paint San Francisco as our nightmare future if HALA doesn’t pass, where all housing near jobs costs millions of dollars. Anti-HALA folks paint Ballard as our future if HALA passes, where existing residents are driven out by a construction tsunami and we are left with luxury housing that is 95% tech bros (plus […]

    Win-Win Solutions To Housing Affordability and Neighborhood Livability? | Wallyhood
    Pro-HALA folks paint San Francisco as our nightmare future if HALA doesn't pass, where all housing near jobs costs millions of dollars. Anti-HALA folks paint Ballard as our future if HALA passes, where existing residents are driven out by a construction tsunami and we are left with luxury housing that is 95% tech bros (plus ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Oct 27

Oct 26

Interview With Mayoral Candidate Cary Moon

Last Friday I sat down with mayoral candidate Cary Moon to ask her a series of questions about her candidacy and how her election might effect the residents of Wallingford. Cary was congenial, open and candid while she answered every question that I posed to her. I viewed my role as just a reporter who […]

    Interview With Mayoral Candidate Cary Moon | Wallyhood
    Last Friday I sat down with mayoral candidate Cary Moon to ask her a series of questions about her candidacy and how her election might effect the residents of Wallingford. Cary was congenial, open and candid while she answered every question that I posed to her.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Oct 25

Trick or Treating in the ‘hood

The time has come for the second* most important question of October: will I get trick-or-treaters at my house? This is a sticky issue. Guessing wrong has potentially damaging ramifications: overbuy on treats and you end up with a dangerous indulgence situation for at least a month. Underbuy and you’ll find yourself crouching behind the […]

    Trick or Treating in the 'hood | Wallyhood
    The time has come for the second* most important question of October: will I get trick-or-treaters at my house? This is a sticky issue. Guessing wrong has potentially damaging ramifications: overbuy on treats and you end up with a dangerous indulgence situation for at least a month.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Oct 25

Oct 23

The life and death of our Neighborhood Plan

I’d like to tell you a story about the life and death of our Neighborhood Plan. The story starts back in the 1990’s. It was a time when Seattle was still a small big city before Amazon took over a whole neighborhood, when we were the center of a musical grunge scene and flannel […]

    The life and death of our Neighborhood Plan | Wallyhood
    I'd like to tell you a story about the life and death of our Neighborhood Plan. The story starts back in the 1990's. It was a time when Seattle was still a small big city before Amazon took over a whole neighborhood, when we were the center of a musical grunge scene and flannel ...
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Oct 22

Wallingford Home For Sale

Yes, yes, “Wallingford Home For Sale”, it hardly seems worth a mention on a neighborhood blog. Lots of housing for sale, after all. Ah, but this is THE Wallingford home, as the home that once belonged to John Wallingford, after whom our dear little neighborhood was named. It’s standing in all its wee craftsman glory […]

    Wallingford Home For Sale | Wallyhood
    Yes, yes, "Wallingford Home For Sale", it hardly seems worth a mention on a neighborhood blog. Lots of housing for sale, after all. Ah, but this is THE Wallingford home, as the home that once belonged to John Wallingford, after whom our dear little neighborhood was named.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

Oct 21

Photos of the Unique and Bizarre

Last week, we posted an article soliciting your photos of the unique and bizarre items that decorate the streets of our neighborhood. The response was a little underwhelming. Could that be due to the earlier onset of darkness these days? Rainy weather? Dunno. We did get a few interesting entries, however, to supplement my own. […]

    Photos of the Unique and Bizarre | Wallyhood
    Last week, we posted an article soliciting your photos of the unique and bizarre items that decorate the streets of our neighborhood. The response was a little underwhelming. Could that be due to the earlier onset of darkness these days? Rainy weather? Dunno. We did get a few interesting entries, however, to supplement my own.
    http://www.wallyhood.org

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