Blog & Stories

  • Living alone through COVID-19: Gloria’s Story

    Living alone through COVID-19: Gloria’s Story

    Gloria, a PNA Village elder, says the Village has made her a bit spoiled during the pandemic. “I feel like a queen,” she says, “eating all this delicious food!” She gets a meal delivery and lunches from the Greenwood Senior Center every week. Until the stay-at-home order, she was traveling to the Center twice a week (getting rides from a PNA Village volunteer) for lunch, socializing, and meetings. She misses all that and tries to keep up with friends on the phone, but it’s not the same for this self-described “people person and activist.”...

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  • NW Fine Arts Competition is live; featuring Jurors’ Choice Winner Martha Thomas

    NW Fine Arts Competition is live; featuring Jurors’ Choice Winner Martha Thomas

    Enjoy eclectic art from 20 Pacific Northwest artists in our online "show." Check out artists' websites, meet Jurors' Choice Winner Martha Thomas, get to know the jury, and maybe even purchase your favorite piece! ...

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  • Solidarity, support, and commitment to act

    To our cherished PNA community... One week ago, George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis, MN. The Phinney Neighborhood Association wants to acknowledge, affirm, and support members of the Black community in their anguish, anger, weariness, and trauma over such state-sanctioned violence against Mr. Floyd and countless others, like Said Joquin who was killed on May 1 in Lakewood, WA in his car–with his hands up–by police who pulled him over for running a stop sign. These are merely some of the horrifying examples of Black people being killed because they are Black; while we now have more footage, these heinous acts have been ongoing for hundreds of years. We are heartbroken, we hear and see you, and we stand with you in solidarity against anti-Black violence and all forms of racism. ...

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  • Seed Library serves gardeners, even with PNA doors closed

    Seed Library serves gardeners, even with PNA doors closed

    New gardeners and veterans alike have been requesting seeds from the King County Seed Lending Library branch that is hosted at the PNA. It is happening because we figured out a way, even with the PNA closed and social distancing mandated, to share our seed supply. Since announcing our program on April 19, we’ve filled over 50 seed orders. Phinney, Greenwood, and Ballard neighbors have used the service, but we’ve also served people from around the city....

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  • Community in the Midst of Crisis: The PNA’s Response

    Community in the Midst of Crisis: The PNA’s Response

    The PNA has been closed since March 16, but our work hasn't stopped. Even though staff is working from home, we've been doing all we can to keep vital services going and connecting with those who need it the most....

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  • “What’s Good in PhinneyWood” : COVID in Community

    The PNA and the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library are collecting experiences of COVID-19 to share with the community – for a little virtual connection. See what's new and share your own!...

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  • “Good in PhinneyWood” Sharing Round-up

    “Good in PhinneyWood” Sharing Round-up

    The PNA and the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library are collecting experiences of COVID-19 to share with the community - for a little virtual connection. See what people have shared so far and send in your own! ...

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  • An important message from the Board of Directors

    An important message from the Board of Directors

    Tomorrow, we would have celebrated the PNA’s 40th birthday at our annual auction –Don't Stop Believin’. Instead, we share sobering news about how COVID-19 has affected the very heart of the PNA. Read an important message from our Board of Directors and help sustain our future. ...

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  • Kids serve up community soup

    Kids serve up community soup

    The North Seattle 5’s, a co-op preschool housed in St. John’s Lutheran Church, recently asked the PNA if they could host a food drive for the Hot Meal Program. The school was very enthusiastic about the food drive and interested in helping the kids understand how the food connected back to the diners served on a weekly basis. The Hot Meal Program decided to have the kids make a giant pot of “community soup” for the evening’s dinner at the kitchen, also at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The kids arrived eager to chop vegetables, add spices and create! After chopping veggies, each preschooler put their individual ingredients into one giant pot and all stirred together with a wooden ladle that has been part of the kitchen for over 20 years....

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  • Through the Seasons: Winter at a Glance

    Through the Seasons: Winter at a Glance

    Wondering what to do in your garden in winter? For many homeowners and aspiring gardeners, laying out a game plan for regular care and upkeep can feel like a daunting task. Knowing just when to plant, prune, fertilize, etc. also has a huge effect on the overall health, success, and yield of your garden. So where to begin? Check out this step-by-step home and garden maintenance guide for winter, developed by PNA's gardener and groundskeeper, Eddie Strange. ...

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