Blog & Stories

  • Re-opening and reconnecting at the PNA

    Re-opening and reconnecting at the PNA

    This year has been a continual learning process in flexibility, adaptability, and leaning into the unknown. The Phinney Neighborhood Association has continued offering many services—some virtual—during this time. Looking forward, PNA staff are excited about what “opening up” will (hopefully) soon mean for the organization and our community....

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  • Open-minded: PhinneyWood navigates re-opening

    Open-minded: PhinneyWood navigates re-opening

    Opening up is a process. While we see a return of safety precautions due to the Delta variant, we look forward with hope to “opening up,” and we ask members of our community what opening up means to them in this article....

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  • Hot Meal Program Nourishes Community

    Hot Meal Program Nourishes Community

    The PNA Hot Meal Program offers meals and an array of other services, including free medical and dental clinics with partner organizations. Learn more about how it supports the community in this blog....

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  • PhinneyWood’s trail of treats

    PhinneyWood’s trail of treats

    PhinneyWood is home to many incredible cafes and bakeries. Take a stroll through the neighborhood and try to taste every delicious dessert on this fun tour!...

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  • The ‘pandemic pets’ of PhinneyWood

    The ‘pandemic pets’ of PhinneyWood

    If you think you've noticed more pets walking around the neighborhood, in windowsills, or in the background of Zoom calls, then you might be right! One pleasant surprise during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a boom in pet adoptions. Our new blog discusses this shift and features many cute animal pics!...

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  • Business Spotlight: Cooper Boom Design

    Business Spotlight: Cooper Boom Design

    Andrea Krajeski is a Northwest native with an eye for interior design. Since she was a teenager, she’s enjoyed outfitting rooms, repainting walls, and repurposing old furniture she’d find in thrift stores or on the side of the road. Now she’s taking this passion to the next level at Copper Boom Design....

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  • Many new faces at PNA!

    Many new faces at PNA!

    We're growing here at the PNA and we're excited to welcome a bunch of new folks into the PNA community over the past couple of months. Meet our new team members! ...

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  • PNA receives City grant to recreate holiday lighting

    PNA receives City grant to recreate holiday lighting

    A new, fun, lighted holiday season is upon us in 2021! The PNA just received a Neighborhood Matching Grant from the City to create a new holiday lighting tradition for the neighborhood! Learn more about the grant, the lights committee, the vision, and the process for getting our new decorations up in the neighborhood this winter. ...

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  • Goodbye to Lori, Whittier Kids Assistant Director. Hello to…?

    Goodbye to Lori, Whittier Kids Assistant Director. Hello to…?

    In 2010, Lori Engdahl joined the PNA family. She started as the Registrar for PNA Kids! Since then, she took on the role of Whittier Kids’ Assistant Director of Administration where she has continued to warmly welcome new families into the program and neighborhood to help them become more connected to their school and community. In addition to being an incredible asset to the Whitter Kids program, she also helped grow her family business, Lantern Brewing. The time has come for her to turn her attention fully to her family and the brewery and trust the magic of new beginnings, and we are looking for someone to fill her shoes. ...

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  • Rainbow Hop wrap up!

    Rainbow Hop wrap up!

    In spite of some showers that washed away some gorgeous chalk messaging, Rainbow Hop 2021 was a huge success for the community. A record 46 businesses participated by decorating their windows and storefronts to show that the neighborhood is emblematic of pride, equity, and empowerment of our LGBTQIA+ communities. Twenty-eight sponsors also pitched in to help decorate and to support the QSA Club at Robert Eagle Staff and Whitman Pride Club. Go to "read more" for links to the sponsor list, photo album, and info about a fun coloring contest this month. ...

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