Blog & Stories

  • Business Spotlight: Greenwood Pencil Box

    Business Spotlight: Greenwood Pencil Box

    PNA Business Member Greenwood Pencil Box is a retail store that sells products geared towards sparking creativity. All sale proceeds, along with donations and grants, support two non-profits: the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas and the Sanctuary Art Center. Learn more about the Pencil Box and both nonprofits in this new Business Spotlight!...

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  • Reserve a seat at Yonder Bar and support the PNA!

    Reserve a seat at Yonder Bar and support the PNA!

    After more than a year of selling cider to-go on 1st Ave NW, our friends at Yonder Cider have announced that their garage-based Yonder Bar is closing on Feb. 26. To send off this unique PhinneyWood spot in style, they're inviting the community to reserve a seat at Yonder Bar and enjoy a pint in their cozy space. All reservation fees will be donated to the PNA and support our vital work in the community! ...

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  • Hot Meal Program brings healing to the table

    Hot Meal Program brings healing to the table

    Our Hot Meal Program partners with the Seattle Pacific Nursing School to offer basic healthcare to our diners. “It has blossomed into a regular routine of students staying with us for eight weeks and diving deep into building relationships, practicing community health, and bridging the gap between our diners and health care,” shared our Program Director Krissie Dillin. You can learn more about this wonderful partnership in Seattle Pacific University's new article....

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  • Give the gift of community during the holidays

    Give the gift of community during the holidays

    For over 40 years the PNA has provided a space where strangers become neighbors and neighbors become a welcoming and caring community. Adjusting to unpredictable developments is our new normal, but it hasn’t slowed us down. In 2021 the PNA continued to support the community in many ways! Learn more in this letter from our Executive Director Christi Beckley and Board President Gabe Murphy and help us make a difference today....

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  • Bingo Karaoke Returns to the Greenwood Senior Center

    Bingo Karaoke Returns to the Greenwood Senior Center

    Bingo Karaoke is back at the Greenwood Senior Center on Friday, 2/25! Mark your calendars because tickets go on sale Tuesday, 2/1 at 10am and we expect them to sell FAST. Catch up with our Bingo Karaoke super host Jeanne Barwick and learn how she keeps the fun rolling in this new blog....

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  • New PhinneyWood Winter Lights tradition, PNAnimals, debut

    New PhinneyWood Winter Lights tradition, PNAnimals, debut

    We are thrilled to debut our new PhinneyWood Winter Lights annual tradition, the PNAnimals, this year and we hope that you take time during December to enjoy the glow of these warm and wonderful creatures. The PNAnimals are a diverse group and they all have something important in common: you can find each of these animals in the Pacific Northwest and all of them have characteristics that we feel reflect our community. Meet our new animal friends online and then find them in windows of your favorite local businesses!...

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  • Meet the makers of our 41st Winter Festival & Crafts Fair

    Meet the makers of our 41st Winter Festival & Crafts Fair

    Our Winter Festival & Crafts Fair is the holiday season's can't-miss shopping experience. The festival will showcase more than 100 local makers and creators selling handmade goods including jewelry, accessories, art, housewares, pottery, and much more. Meet some of the makers you may see around the festival on Dec. 4 and 5 in this new blog! ...

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  • Coming back together

    Coming back together

    Now, many of us are finding our way back to each other and our communities. After this long period of isolation, there’s a huge need for opportunities to connect with one another and to support our neighbors. We are committed to strengthening our community as we safely come back together. As the pandemic continues, our team is working hard to keep Northwest Seattle connected, active, and well. There are many ways to support our local PhinneyWood community in this season of giving—check out five great ways in this new blog....

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  • Full Bodied and Back to the Beer Taste

    Full Bodied and Back to the Beer Taste

    The 34th annual PNA Winter Beer Taste, Back to the Beer Taste, will showcase creative flavors from over twenty local breweries and cideries on Nov. 13. Their barrels of brew will bring new tastes to the community, and the lively spirit PNA Beer Tastes are known for will be back at the Phinney Center. Whether attending beer lovers, geeks, and casual observers taste Swedish Fish or fig as they sip, they’ll be in for a treat when this popular, lively PNA tradition returns. Sample the event in this flavorful new blog....

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  • Take a fall stroll on Greenwood’s Stay Healthy Street

    Take a fall stroll on Greenwood’s Stay Healthy Street

    Where can you find a one-eared rabbit, a smoke tree, hard cider and a Buddhist monastery all in a single Greenwood walk? That would be along a stretch of First Avenue Northwest, selected by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) as the first permanent Stay Healthy Street in northwest Seattle. Walking or biking the length of it makes for a day-trip adventure with quirky discoveries along the way....

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