29 hours ago

Cautionary Tree Story

[Editor Note: Edward is a long-time Wallingford resident that answered the call for new writers.  This is his first story. Thank you, Edward,  for contributing. He also attended the recent Wallyhood meeting where free, fancy mugs were distributed.  Wallyhood happily welcomes Edward and all new writers with a toast from our fancy mugs.  You should […]

    Cautionary Tree Story | Wallyhood
    Editor Note: Edward is a long-time Wallingford resident that answered the call for new writers. This is his first story. Thank you, Edward, for contributing. He also attended the recent Wallyhood meeting where free, fancy mugs were distributed. Wallyhood happily welcomes Edward and all new writers with a toast from our fancy mugs.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

36 hours ago

3 days ago

Lincoln High School boundaries finalized

[Editor note: This short post is the latest in a long line of Lincoln High School coverage in Wallyhood starting back in 2012.  While the community discussions and debates continue about Lincoln, this post is a simple factual update.] Based on community feedback, the school board has finalized boundaries for Lincoln High School. Lincoln will […]

    Lincoln High School boundaries finalized | Wallyhood
    Editor note: This short post is the latest in a long line of Lincoln High School coverage in Wallyhood starting back in 2012. While the community discussions and debates continue about Lincoln, this post is a simple factual update.] Based on community feedback, the school board has finalized boundaries for Lincoln High School.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

4 days ago

5 days ago

Cutz Moves On

I recently wrote that Fat Cat Records has moved into the funky building behind Murphy’s on Meridian. So what happened to CUTZ, the hair salon that used to be there? I asked Colleen Kurke, the owner and head stylist, for the story: I’ve been fortunate to have a business in Wallingford since July 2007. When […]

    Cutz Moves On | Wallyhood
    I recently wrote that Fat Cat Records has moved into the funky building behind Murphy's on Meridian. So what happened to CUTZ, the hair salon that used to be there? I asked Colleen Kurke, the owner and head stylist, for the story: I've been fortunate to have a business in Wallingford since July 2007.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

5 days ago

Happy Valentine's: Singles take years longer to save for a house

4324 Thackeray Pl. N.E., listed for $1,379,888. See the full listing here.

This article has 2 other Seattle locations (Show)

1125 93rd St. #2, listed for $299,000. See the full listing here.

6904 47th Ave. S.W., listed for $628,500. See the full listing here.

    Happy Valentine's: Singles take years longer to save for a house
    This time of year there's a lot of shots between couples and singles: Science says this is a perk for being single, but a different study says that coupled people have the edge. Unfortunately, in the realm of home ownership, couples seem to have the advantage.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

6 days ago

Feb 12

2018 RPZ Proposal Update

Back in November, we published a short post on proposed new RPZ’s (Residential Parking Zones) in the neighborhood.  Here are some more details and the most recent developments. I checked in with Ruth Harper, Seattle’s RPZ Director, who immediately said how impressed she was our great response to last fall’s Wallingford RPZ Survey.  Well done, […]

    2018 RPZ Proposal Update | Wallyhood
    Back in November, we published a short post on proposed new RPZ's (Residential Parking Zones) in the neighborhood. Here are some more details and the most recent developments. I checked in with Ruth Harper, Seattle's RPZ Director, who immediately said how impressed she was our great response to last fall's Wallingford RPZ Survey.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Feb 12

Feb 10

Guild 45th Closing Credits

When the Guild 45th theater closed suddenly and mysteriously this past Spring, nobody really believed their story of “renovations planned”, and with good reason, it turns out. Jen Hurley spotted this listing recently for a “Seattle Urban Investment Opportunity“: The two lots, owned by Los Angeles-based Landmark Theaters, total 11,359 sq ft but are separated […]

    Guild 45th Closing Credits | Wallyhood
    When the Guild 45th theater closed suddenly and mysteriously this past Spring, nobody really believed their story of "renovations planned", and with good reason, it turns out. Jen Hurley spotted this listing recently for a "Seattle Urban Investment Opportunity": The two lots, owned by Los Angeles-based Landmark Theaters, total 11,359 sq ft but are separated ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Feb 10

Feb 09

Trunk Show at Pacific Northwest Shop

The Pacific Northwest Shop (4411 Wallingford Ave N) is holding a “trunk show” this Saturday, February 10th from noon to 4, featuring three Seattle-based artists. With the Wallingford Art Walk now a thing of the past, we’ll take what we can get! In store will be a jeweler, a candle maker, and a print artist: Maple + Mauve […]

    Trunk Show at Pacific Northwest Shop | Wallyhood
    The Pacific Northwest Shop (4411 Wallingford Ave N) is holding a "trunk show" this Saturday, February 10th from noon to 4, featuring three Seattle-based artists. With the Wallingford Art Walk now a thing of the past, we'll take what we can get!
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Feb 07

Jimmy Jam (and his fam) back in Wallingford

This past Friday, I poked my head in the new record shop, Fat Cat Records, opening just off 45th on Meridian (4515 Meridian Ave N). Well, I shouldn’t say “new” record shop: turns out, it’s the rebirth of an old record shop that was on 45th Street (in the building now occupied by Trent’s on […]

    Jimmy Jam (and his fam) back in Wallingford | Wallyhood
    This past Friday, I poked my head in the new record shop, Fat Cat Records, opening just off 45th on Meridian (4515 Meridian Ave N). Well, I shouldn't say "new" record shop: turns out, it's the rebirth of an old record shop that was on 45th Street (in the building now occupied by Trent's on ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Feb 07

Feb 06

Wallyhood Writers Meeting

Back in January, I mentioned that we’re always open arms to folks from the neighborhood who would like to contribute stories to this neighborhood news and community site. If you’d like to come talk about it with us, we’ll be at the Blue Star (4512 Stone Way N) tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 7th, starting at 6:30 […]

    Wallyhood Writers Meeting | Wallyhood
    Back in January, I mentioned that we're always open arms to folks from the neighborhood who would like to contribute stories to this neighborhood news and community site. If you'd like to come talk about it with us, we'll be at the Blue Star (4512 Stone Way N) tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 7th, starting at 6:30 ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Feb 05

Holocaust Survivor to Speak in Wallingford

On Sunday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m., Holocaust survivor Steve Adler will be speaking at the Wallingford United Methodist Church (2115 N 42nd St), and the public is welcome: “Justice is, for me, the crucial issue, the fulcrum about which my story turns. It is the issue that connects my account of Germany to today’s […]

    Holocaust Survivor to Speak in Wallingford | Wallyhood
    On Sunday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m., Holocaust survivor Steve Adler will be speaking at the Wallingford United Methodist Church (2115 N 42nd St), and the public is welcome: "Justice is, for me, the crucial issue, the fulcrum about which my story turns. It is the issue that connects my account of Germany to today's ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Feb 03

Feb 02

A More Inclusive Wallingford Housing Debate?

With Seattle housing conditions in full-on crisis mode, single-family neighborhoods have become a central flashpoint. How do we increase density? How do we respect neighborhood character? This debate is raging in Wallingford as we speak; the deluge of competing red pro-HALA, and orange anti-HALA yard signs make that abundantly clear. With the housing crisis at […]

    A More Inclusive Wallingford Housing Debate? | Wallyhood
    With Seattle housing conditions in full-on crisis mode, single-family neighborhoods have become a central flashpoint. How do we increase density? How do we respect neighborhood character? This debate is raging in Wallingford as we speak; the deluge of competing red pro-HALA, and orange anti-HALA yard signs make that abundantly clear.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Feb 02

Wallingford Nickelsville Update

I spoke to someone from the city at Tuesday’s city-wide open house on MHA at Hamilton Middle School on Tuesday night about Nickelsville, which was originally scheduled to move to Wallingford in November. I was told that the move has been delayed while Seattle City Light, the property owner, worked through some issues, but they […]

    Wallingford Nickelsville Update | Wallyhood
    I spoke to someone from the city at Tuesday's city-wide open house on MHA at Hamilton Middle School on Tuesday night about Nickelsville, which was originally scheduled to move to Wallingford in November. I was told that the move has been delayed while Seattle City Light, the property owner, worked through some issues, but they ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 31

Meaningful Movies Turns Fifteen

While much has changed in our neighborhood in the past decade and a half, one constant has been Meaningful Movies. (Well, okay, there’s Dick’s also!) James Little was kind enough to write and let us know about an important anniversary coming up for MM, and he provides this interesting little history: Meaningful Movies in Wallingford […]

    Meaningful Movies Turns Fifteen | Wallyhood
    While much has changed in our neighborhood in the past decade and a half, one constant has been Meaningful Movies. (Well, okay, there's Dick's also!) James Little was kind enough to write and let us know about an important anniversary coming up for MM, and he provides this interesting little history: Meaningful Movies in Wallingford ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 31

Jan 30

Jan 29

Total (Lunar) Eclipse of the Heart

Found this gem of an event on the Seattle Burning Man Facebook page. Set your alarm for early! Please join us in Gas Works park in Seattle on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 4:45 AM to sing Total Eclipse of the Heart karaoke style for the 76 minutes that the eclipse is, in fact, total. […]

    Total (Lunar) Eclipse of the Heart | Wallyhood
    Found this gem of an event on the Seattle Burning Man Facebook page. Set your alarm for early! Please join us in Gas Works park in Seattle on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 4:45 AM to sing Total Eclipse of the Heart karaoke style for the 76 minutes that the eclipse is, in fact, total.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 28

Wallingford targeted for more housing growth than most other urban villages under HALA

As I reported in November, the City has released the “Preferred Alternative” maps for proposed zoning changes under HALA (if you don’t know what HALA is, you can find out more here). What I did not have in my hands when writing about the Preferred Alternative maps the first time, was the figures for just […]

    Wallingford targeted for more housing growth than most other urban villages under HALA | Wallyhood
    As I reported in November, the City has released the "Preferred Alternative" maps for proposed zoning changes under HALA (if you don't know what HALA is, you can find out more here). What I did not have in my hands when writing about the Preferred Alternative maps the first time, was the figures for just ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 27

Jan 26

Anthony Huss Artist Reception at Blue Star

For the past two months, artist Anthony Huss has shared wall space with nine other artists for the inaugural exhibit of Kerf International at the Blue Star Cafe. This month, he has the space all to himself! His fabulous abstract paintings are now on display in the back room of the restaurant through Saturday, March […]

    Anthony Huss Artist Reception at Blue Star | Wallyhood
    For the past two months, artist Anthony Huss has shared wall space with nine other artists for the inaugural exhibit of Kerf International at the Blue Star Cafe. This month, he has the space all to himself! His fabulous abstract paintings are now on display in the back room of the restaurant through Saturday, March ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 24

School Zone Signage on NE 40th St Will Be Updated This Spring

[Editor’s note: As we wrote back in May of last year, improvements are coming to 40th Street courtesy of SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund. Now, interested reader Kit Lewis writes to tell us that we can expect some additional changes to the signage relating to the school zone.] Have you ever driven westbound on NE 40th […]

    School Zone Signage on NE 40th St Will Be Updated This Spring | Wallyhood
    Editor's note: As we wrote back in May of last year, improvements are coming to 40th Street courtesy of SDOT's Neighborhood Street Fund. Now, interested reader Kit Lewis writes to tell us that we can expect some additional changes to the signage relating to the school zone.]
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 19

Triple R: Tapped in Roosevelt, but Brewed in Wallingford

The average visitor to the Triple R Brewery taproom at 916 NE 64th St. in the Roosevelt neighborhood may not give much of a thought as to where the beer is actually brewed. But the frequent-flyers to our local breweries may well look around and ask themselves, “Where are all those stainless steel fermenters and […]

    Triple R: Tapped in Roosevelt, but Brewed in Wallingford | Wallyhood
    The average visitor to the Triple R Brewery taproom at 916 NE 64th St. in the Roosevelt neighborhood may not give much of a thought as to where the beer is actually brewed. But the frequent-flyers to our local breweries may well look around and ask themselves, "Where are all those stainless steel fermenters and ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 18

Boom!

We’re all on tenterhooks, what with North Korea, Donald Trump, and the Hawaiian Alert, so that BOOM that rattled windows rattled hearts across Wallingford, as well. If I’m reading the LightningMaps.org website correctly, though, it was just a very, very close lightning strike, centered close to the QFC (but sounding like it was in my backyard […]

    Boom! | Wallyhood
    We're all on tenterhooks, what with North Korea, Donald Trump, and the Hawaiian Alert, so that BOOM that rattled windows rattled hearts across Wallingford, as well. If I'm reading the LightningMaps.org website correctly, though, it was just a very, very close lightning strike, centered close to the QFC (but sounding like it was in my backyard ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 18

Jan 17

Jan 16

Speaking of Dying

The Wallingford Community Senior Center is hosting a free screening of the film “Speaking of Dying” this Tuesday, January 23rd from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. They’re inviting local seniors and their adult children to attend: Fear of dying is most often fear of the unknown. Because of this fear, far too many of us die […]

    Speaking of Dying | Wallyhood
    The Wallingford Community Senior Center is hosting a free screening of the film "Speaking of Dying" this Tuesday, January 23rd from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. They're inviting local seniors and their adult children to attend: Fear of dying is most often fear of the unknown.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 16

Jan 16

Jan 15

Unsung People of Wallyhood: Paul Brown of Wally Pets

This is the second of a completely ad hoc string of stories about the special aspects of Wallyhood that hide in plain sight.  The first was about the late night/early morning hours in Wallyhood. Paul Brown, “Brownie”, has quietly run Wally Pets (4411 Wallingford Ave N) for close to seven years.  He has been showcased […]

    Unsung People of Wallyhood: Paul Brown of Wally Pets | Wallyhood
    This is the second of a completely ad hoc string of stories about the special aspects of Wallyhood that hide in plain sight. The first was about the late night/early morning hours in Wallyhood. Paul Brown, "Brownie", has quietly run Wally Pets (4411 Wallingford Ave N) for close to seven years.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Jan 15

Jan 13

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