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  • Get inside and dance

    Get inside and dance

    Beat the winter doldrums; feed your mind and body | “It’s my happy time!” declares Susie Crosier as she’s leaving her modern dance class to go right into the hip hop session at Greenwood’s American Dance Institute on a Sunday afternoon. As the days get grayer, damper, and shorter, “happy time” becomes more elusive for many. Many of us Seattlelites find our zen and our thrills in the outdoors—hiking, kayaking, rock climbing—but those opportunities become fewer as winter sets in. Liz and Dave Luba regularly take advantage of all the Pacific Northwest has to offer, but started taking tango with Tony Fan and Ilana Rubin eight years ago because they felt they were missing a creative art form in their life. “It’s a nice complement,” says Liz, “and we’ve met an interesting cross-section of people we never would have met.” Indeed, looking around the full classroom, the age-range, diversity, and welcoming feeling are obvious....

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  • Advocate for our community’s seniors

    Advocate for our community’s seniors

    Wow! The PNA does NOT own the Greenwood Senior Center building! PNA has been working with the City of Seattle since 2010 to transfer the Greenwood Senior Center to the PNA. The City has expressed their commitment to this transfer, but it still hasn’t happened. It's important we own the building, so we can make much needed improvements, especially for accessibility. The City Council passed a budget resolution a few weeks ago, asking the Mayor to complete the transfer by the end of March. We wanted to help, and kicked off advocacy efforts at Winter Festival last weekend. Over 1,000 people signed a giant card to the City Council and the Mayor, and we took a field trip to City Hall to deliver it. We also kicked off a postcard and email writing campaign this week, encouraging community members to write to the Mayor and City Council to tell them how important this property transfer is. You can also help! Take 5 minutes to send an email to the Mayor and City Council, thanking the City Council and urging the Mayor to approve and complete the transfer. ...

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  • December 2018 Newsletter

    December 2018 Newsletter

    The newsletter is here! Find out what events and classes are happening at the Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center, and what's going on with PNA programs. Featured events include the Day of the Dead Festival, a Saturday Family Concert, The Big Lebrewski Winter Beer Taste, Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest, Thanksgiving Potluck, Winter Festival,  and more!...

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  • Real Change: Burritos without Borders

    Real Change: Burritos without Borders

    Community member David Baum pilots a project to bring fresh, handmade burritos to encampments, with the help and infrastructure of the PNA's Hot Meal Program. The effort made the front page of Real Change News! "Members of the Phinney Neighborhood Association stuff tortillas with beans, cheese and kindness, then deliver them to encampments..." by Ashley Archibald, Nov 21, 2018....

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  • The Seattle Times: How my neighborhood’s scrappy annual crafts fair became a seasonal tradition

    The Seattle Times: How my neighborhood’s scrappy annual crafts fair became a seasonal tradition

    "In a sea of corporate holiday celebrations, community-oriented crafts fairs like the Phinney Neighborhood Association's Winter Festival, running 38 years strong, can bring us down to earth." By Megan Burbank. Seattle Times travel and outdoors editor. If you live on Phinney Ridge, you know the heart of the neighborhood isn’t one of its manifold coffee shops or yoga studios, but the hulking light-blue building at North 67th Street and Phinney Avenue North that, along with an auxiliary brick building to the east, houses the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA)....

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  • Cheers to beer!

    Cheers to beer!

    The 31st Anniversary PNA Winter Beer Taste- the Big Lebrewski- was a tremendous success! 764 of you helped us raise $32,255 for PNA's programs and services for seniors, kids, and community! Find out the winning brews.......

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  • November 2018 Newsletter

    November 2018 Newsletter

    The newsletter is here! Find out what events and classes are happening at the Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center, and what's going on with PNA programs. Featured events include the Day of the Dead Festival, a Saturday Family Concert, The Big Lebrewski Winter Beer Taste, Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest, Thanksgiving Potluck, Winter Festival,  and more!...

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  • A chance to learn English together

    A chance to learn English together

    They are from Russia, Israel, Iran and Bulgaria. Somehow, through fortunate circumstance, they now find themselves together, sitting around a table at the Greenwood Senior Center practicing English in the Talk Time program. A quick survey of their lives yields an astonishing variety of experiences. Heidi and her husband, Hashem, remember their home in Shiraz, Iran. “It was a beautiful house, with a big garden I plant with vegetables,” she says.... Hashem nods, recounting the abundance: “Radishes, basil, mint, celery and parsley.” He worked as a welding inspector of pipelines before coming to the United States... Another couple from Iran, Famina and Farhad, lived in Tehran, a teeming city of millions. “I had my own pharmacy,” she recalls....

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  • Business Spotlight: The Grinning Yogi

    Business Spotlight: The Grinning Yogi

    With so many places to exercise and practice yoga in Seattle, how do you differentiate and find the place that fits you?  One option that is nestled into our wonderful Phinney-Greenwood community is The Grinning Yogi. The Grinning Yogi was founded by Jamie Silverstein in 2012 with a simple mission: “to celebrate you, as you are, today”.  Fed up with the marketing of 'not enough' so rampant in the fitness world, Jamie espouses the power of acceptance, compassion and self-love. ...

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  • October 2018 Newsletter

    October 2018 Newsletter

    The newsletter is here! Find out what events and classes are happening at the Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center, and what's going on with PNA programs. Featured events include the Power of Community Breakfast, BPC's Gently Used Kids' Gear Sale, PNA Member Potluck & Orientation, Lives Well Lived movie event, Hunger Goblin' Trick or Treat, BPC's Halloween Party with Caspar Babypants, Earthquake Home Retrofit class, Day of the Dead Festival, and more!...

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