Blog & Stories

  • Doctor’s orders: Support seniors on Oct. 4; RSVP now

    Doctor’s orders: Support seniors on Oct. 4; RSVP now

    The Power of Community Breakfast is right around the corner and all we’re missing is YOU! Support critical senior programs at the Greenwood Senior Center and PNA Village, such as memory-loss programming, support groups, enrichment and educational activities, social services, aging-in-place, and more. These programs inspire stories like Robin’s who discovered the Greenwood Senior Center when her husband was battling Alzheimer’s....

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  • Your voice is important! Please take our community survey.

    Your voice is important! Please take our community survey.

    Community Begins Here. At the heart of everything we do at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) are the people of PhinneyWood, this diverse collection of individuals and families who come here to nurture, work, learn, play, and be together. Your voice is important! We're conducting a short community survey, and we'd love your input! No matter how (or if) you use the PNA, you are a member of our community and your valuable observations help us chart our course. If you respond by Sept. 30, you'll be entered into a drawing for $100 at your choice of Ken's Market or Greenwood Hardware. ...

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  • Would you like a community woodshop?

    Would you like a community woodshop?

    PNA is considering the idea of opening a community woodshop program on the Phinney Center campus. We're picturing a small shop stocked with professional, safe woodworking tools that neighborhood members would not typically have at home. During woodshop hours, shop volunteers would be available to teach safe tool usage, operate equipment, and advise you on the best ways to accomplish your project. We've been talking with a group of neighborhood members with a passion for woodworking, and are excited about the project, but we'd like to hear from the rest of our community before committing the resources to start the project....

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  • Member and Volunteer Art Show People’s Choice winner

    Member and Volunteer Art Show People’s Choice winner

    Congratulations to S.R. Lane, whose photograph, "Old Salty," won the people's choice vote in the recent Member and Volunteer Art Show at the Phinney Center Gallery!...

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  • Seed Library Helps You Grow Fall & Winter Plants

    Seed Library Helps You Grow Fall & Winter Plants

    Keep your garden growing into the fall and even through the winter with seeds that are available right now at the King County Seed Lending Library inside the PNA Tool Library. You can start all sorts of salad greens, plus second sowings of peas, beets, turnips and carrots for fall harvest. Plant kale, broccoli and other brassica-family crops for fall and overwintering. Small quantities of seed for all these crops are now available at the PNA’s branch of the seed library. They’re inside the green cabinet in the tool library’s office, available for free whenever the tool library is open....

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  • Memory loss documentary now online

    Memory loss documentary now online

    Out of the desire to be advocates, members of The Gathering Place program who are living with memory loss, create a short documentary, Living with Memory Loss: In Our Own Words. We screened the film at the Greenwood Senior Center twice to positive response and a crowded room. The Gathering Place group and staff team decided to take it further—to make the film widely available to anyone online for free, to stream or download. ...

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  • Cheers to you and the favorite beers (and ciders)!

    Cheers to you and the favorite beers (and ciders)!

    The PNA Summer Beer Tastes was a success for year 13! Ticket sales were record-breaking, the weather was perfect, the brews were delicious (and many of them special for the event!), and the mood was jovial. We were tickled to see so many Hawaiian shirts and beachy outfits, adding to the festiveness of the afternoon. It was extra fun that brewers also got into it by bringing fun (and yummy!) tropical-flavored beers and decorating themselves and their stations. And the crowd favorites were......

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  • Congratulations, Contra!

    Congratulations, Contra!

    Emerald City Contra Dance celebrates 15 years at the Phinney Center. It happens every Friday night in the Brick Building's Community Hall. For the entire month of July, show them your PNA membership card and dance for FREE! Never heard of contra dancing? It's a community-oriented type of folk dancing that evolved in New England in the 1800’s....

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  • The egregious separation of immigrant families: What can we do?

    The egregious separation of immigrant families: What can we do?

    The policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border was outrageous and tragic. Now that policy has changed, and we are not sure what the impact will be or when families will be reunited. We have heard from many community members, and we will be passing along, through Facebook, information from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project about the situation and actions we can take. On Friday, June 22, over 100 community members at the Phinney Farmers Market wrote messages to officials, both national and local, who can have an impact. We have information and supplies to write these postcards at the Phinney Center, or you can use the information in this post to send from home.  Stay tuned for other efforts. ...

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  • See you at the Market!

    See you at the Market!

    Environmentalist Bill McKibbon says that we have 10 times the number of conversations at farmers markets as we do in regular grocery stores!...One of the most important elements for health and happiness is interactions with other people. Most of us go to the market because we care about our health in terms of eating fresh, organic food.  And of course, of course, that’s important. But “social capital” is just as important, if not more so....

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