Month: December 2020

  • Connecting to community: Meet Randi and Dennis

    Connecting to community: Meet Randi and Dennis

    We’ve told you many of the things we’ve worked on during this unusual year – from childcare to meals delivered and served. Before we close the books on 2020, we want to share with you one last story – one that reaches to the heart of the PNA: connecting with each other and building a community. Meet Randi and her husband Dennis, who just moved to Seattle in April... "With the pandemic, making new friends has been a challenge. Folks you meet on the street hustle by at a social distance of six feet. Neighborhood hang-outs like churches, libraries, and coffee shops that would normally serve as gathering spots for long-time Seattleites and newcomers alike, are closed due to lock-down. But a true bright spot has been the Phinney Neighborhood Association's Greenwood Senior Center with its range of programming, delightful staff and volunteers. Dennis and I are active participants in several of the zoom-based activities and feel that we have made friends even though we have met none of them in person."...

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  • Neighbors helping neighbors: Janelle Abbott

    Neighbors helping neighbors: Janelle Abbott

    Janelle Abbott is a local artist and designer, making zero waste clothing from reclaimed materials. She has been volunteering at the PNA Village and Hot Meal Program for six years, most recently using her sewing skills. Meet Janelle and learn 10 fun facts about her....

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  • We’re closed Dec. 24- Jan. 3

    We’re closed Dec. 24- Jan. 3

    We'll be closed for winter break from December 24- January 3. The Phinney Center office will be closed and there won't be any Greenwood Senior Center online programming. The exception is the Christmas Day online gathering hosted by Cecily and Carin (1-2 pm) - all are welcome! Email [email protected] for the link to join. We wish everyone a wonderful week filled with warmth and joy, whatever you may be celebrating, and we look forward to an exciting new year together!...

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  • PhinneyWood Holiday Gift Guide: Support our local businesses!

    PhinneyWood Holiday Gift Guide: Support our local businesses!

    The PNA's Business Group has created a PhinneyWood gift guide to get you through the next couple of weeks of appreciating those that you love and appreciate this Holiday Season. The guide was created by reaching out to our local retail-focused businesses to see if they would like to provide some thoughtful and unique options for holiday presents. In addition to brick-and-mortar shops, there are a number of neighborhood home-based businesses that are participating – many items you might not find elsewhere are included! Be a local champion and support our beloved business district this year. ...

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  • Looking back and moving forward {video}

    Thank you for your support of the PNA and your involvement with us and the community; we hope you are finding peace and health as this year winds down. 2020 has been a hard year - that goes without saying. But the PNA is resilient and we’ve had so many opportunities this year to give to, receive from, and partner with our community... We hear time and time again how people lean on us for support, stability, essential services, and community celebrations. Right now, a lot is up in the air. We hope it brings comfort to know that our buildings and the people in them (or from home and on Zoom) are still humming away and finding new ways to do this work. In a 2 minute video, hear from some of our staff, volunteers, and members of our business community about what’s been happening around the PNA. And we hope you'll support our work for the year to come....

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  • 2020’s 40th Annual Winter Festival a “virtual” success!

    2020’s 40th Annual Winter Festival a “virtual” success!

    Thank you to all who visited and shopped the PNA’s 40th Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair – the Virtual Experience – and to the fabulous artists and makers who participated. The website saw thousands of visitors over the weekend—just like our in-person fair does. (Okay, so it wasn’t quite the same, but at least folks didn’t have to stand in line or elbow through the crowd!) We are thrilled to be able to connect local artists and small businesses with the community. So although the show’s over, we are leaving up the website so that you can still check out the makers and shop with them –  even when the holidays have come and gone....

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