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  • PhinneyWood Art Sale & Stroll supports local makers and artists

    PhinneyWood Art Sale & Stroll supports local makers and artists

    Our PhinneyWood Art Sale & Stroll on June 18 brought together almost 80 local makers and hundreds of shoppers for a handcrafted shopping experience. We love supporting artists, building community, and welcoming summer with this fun annual event. Click through the photo galleries on our blog to check out some of the handmade fun!...

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  • Lifting Loneliness: PNA Social Connection Project helps isolated older adults

    Lifting Loneliness: PNA Social Connection Project helps isolated older adults

    The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the pre-existing problem of social isolation, particularly among older adults. Given statistics on isolation’s negative health impacts, the Greenwood Senior Center (GSC) started the Social Connection Project (SCP) last year. “Our goal with the Social Connection Project is to engage, educate, and —just as importantly—learn from the community about the impact of social isolation on older adults,” said GSC Director Cecily Kaplan....

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  • There’s no place like home: A great summer vacation is right here

    There’s no place like home: A great summer vacation is right here

    Staying put can often be more relaxing, and even enlightening, than the expense and effort of a traditional vacation. Learn how to fill a great summer vacation right here in Seattle with fun recommendations from one of our guest writers. This summer is the perfect time for a staycation!...

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  • Meet the makers of the PhinneyWood Art Sale & Stroll

    Meet the makers of the PhinneyWood Art Sale & Stroll

    Our PhinneyWood Art Sale & Stroll is a must-see summer shopping experience featuring more than 70 local makers selling handmade goods in pop-up galleries on Sat, June 18 from 12 to 4 pm. Explore our mobile map, enjoy a nice walk or drive through the neighborhood, chat with local makers, and purchase beautiful art, pottery, jewelry, accessories, and much more. Meet some of the makers joining this community event in our new blog post!...

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  • PhinneyWood Rainbow Hop honors Pride and promotes inclusiveness

    PhinneyWood Rainbow Hop honors Pride and promotes inclusiveness

    The PhinneyWood Rainbow Hop honored Pride on June 4 with engaging all ages activities promoting inclusiveness. Forty community partners hosted booths throughout the neighborhood and hundreds of kids enjoyed the event. Click through the photo galleries in this new blog to check out this community Pride celebration!...

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  • PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow Hop celebrates equity and inclusivity

    PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow Hop celebrates equity and inclusivity

    The 10th annual PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow Hop is this Sat, June 4 at 10:30 am and will honor Pride and celebrate LGBTQIA families and friends. The celebration carries the vital message that Phinney-Greenwood is safe, inclusive, and committed to equity for all. “The Rainbow Hop celebration is a fabulous opportunity for everyone to build community and share their love of diversity and inclusion,” shared our Small Business Advocate Chris Maykut. Learn more about the event and hear from community partners in this new blog....

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  • The Phinney Farmers Market returns on June 3

    The Phinney Farmers Market returns on June 3

    After closures to the Phinney Farmers Market during the pandemic, the market will reopen Fri, June 3, from 3-7 pm in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Center. Shoppers will see longtime vendors and get to know producers new to the market. The market is a lively gathering place for the community on Friday afternoons through Sept. 30, and it also serves a more profound purpose: connecting shoppers with the folks who grow our food and supporting those producers....

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  • Rainbow Hop family fun activities spread Pride on June 4

    Rainbow Hop family fun activities spread Pride on June 4

    Each year we kick off Pride Month and celebrate Phinney-Greenwood’s commitment to inclusivity and equity with Rainbow Hop, an LGBTQIA celebration for everyone! On Sat, June 4, more than 30 businesses and organizations throughout the neighborhood will host free family fun activities from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. The Rainbow Hop map and activity list is available as a pdf or you can explore our interactive map and activity list in this new post....

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  • Business Spotlight: Soma Yoga & Dance Studio

    Business Spotlight: Soma Yoga & Dance Studio

    Instructor and proprietress Jean Hindle has been a somatic movement educator, Soma Yoga and meditation teacher, and dancer in Seattle for 28 years. She founded Soma Yoga & Dance Studio in Ballard 18 years ago. “I love supporting students in finding freedom in motion, mind and thus, creative courageous living through Somatics, meditation, Soma Yoga, dance, BrainDance and the arts (drawing meditation/writing).”...

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  • 5 reasons to volunteer for PNA Village Gardening Day on May 14!

    5 reasons to volunteer for PNA Village Gardening Day on May 14!

    Our PNA Village program is seeking volunteers to garden for our elder neighbors on Sat, May 14. “This is an easy way to make a big difference in the lives of others. You’ll beautify an elder neighbor’s yard and garden, and make them so happy,” shared our Village Program Manager Rebecca Fogarty. Email Rebecca at [email protected] to sign up soon. Still on the fence? See why gardening with us on May 14 is the perfect way to spend a spring Saturday!...

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