Author Archives: Dale Johnson

Ellie’s Lemonade and Bake Sale July 26

A Broadview neighbor’s granddaughter came up with a fun way to support a worthy cause, the Greenwood Food Bank.  Below is a message from her grandfather about the event. Ellie came up with the idea 3 years ago saying, “I want to do a Lemonade and Cupcake Stand and give the money to the poor…

6th Annual Heaven and Earth Art at Carkeek Park Begins July 12

In collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Carkeek Park Advisory Council, the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) has orchestrated an exhibition of temporary artwork in the forest of Carkeek Park for the sixth consecutive year, from July 12, 2014 – October 20. Opening Reception with artists in attendance is 2-5pm, Saturday, July 12…

SPU Broadview Projects Update Now Online

On June 18 Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) held a meeting at the Bitter Lake Community Center to inform the public about options to address sewer problems in the Dayton Avenue area and options to address surface water runoff problems in the 12th Ave. NW area.  A large crowd asked a lot of questions.  If you…

Free Classes on How to Keep Waterways Safe From Your Car’s Oil Leaks

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) says you can help keep water safe and clean by preventing pollution at its source.  And it is offering free classes on how to do so. Free Auto Leaks Class Help keep oil and other fluid leaks from your car from harming our local waterways and wildlife. Join the experts at…

5th Annual Celebrate North Seattle this Sunday June 22

The fifth annual Celebrate North Seattle event will be held at Oaktree Village, 10000 Aurora Ave. N,  this Sunday June 22. There will be some new food trucks: Streetzeria and Quack Dogs, and the bringing back the sweet tooth favorite Street Donuts . North Seattle’s very own Buckets of Rain will be kicking off the musical tunes followed…

Summer Night at Swanson’s Nursery Benefits Boys and Girls Club

Swanson’s Nursery on 15 Ave. NW is holding a series of evening events with a community theme.  The first will be on Thursday June 19 from 6-8 PM.  There will be kids activities and food trucks.  More information is available here.    

New North Precinct Early Design Ideas Floated to Design Commission

A new facility for the Seattle Police Department North Precinct is slated to be built on the southeast corner of Aurora Ave. N and N 130th St.  It will take several years for the whole project to be finished, but it is moving along. As part of the process to acquire property for the new North Precinct…

Crosscut Article on Responding to a Disaster

The online magazine Crosscut has an article about the development by neighborhood volunteers of ways to communicate in the event of a disaster that closes down all electronic communication.  The full article is located here. Broadview is one of the neighborhoods participating in this effort.  The Broadview volunteers have information about preparedness and communication hubs at their…

Bitter Lake P-Patch is Thriving

Last year the Bitter Lake P-Patch on the north side of the Bitter Lake Reservoir opened for gardening after many years of effort.  Recently one of the gardeners composed a report of the first year.  You can read the report at this link BLPP 2013 SPU Report Thanks for all the work and the resulting…

Dunn Gardens NW Estate Garden Tour

Dunn Gardens in Broadview is sponsoring a tour of estate gardens in the Highlands.  The proceeds will benefit the Dunn Gardens.  If you sign up by May 31 there is a reduced rate. Here are details.  NW Seattle Estate Garden Tour  Sunday, June 22, 2014     1:00 – 4:30 PM Early Bird Special Pricing ends…