Blog & Stories

  • The Year in Review (and Trivia)

    The Year in Review (and Trivia)

    Saturday morning, about a hundred folks got up early to make their way to the Phinney Center Community Hall to enjoy Bill’s homemade pancakes, sip mimosas, look back on PNA’s year, and elect the 2018 Board of Directors at our Annual Meeting. Alex, our snappy Membership Manager, decided to make our 2017 retrospective an audience participation game show with some (not-so-trivial) PNA trivia. Didn't make it? You can still test your PNA smarts!...

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  • A Week of Gathering

    A Week of Gathering

    by Cecile Andrews, community member, guest writer ... What an incredible week! The week of January 21-January 28 was amazing. I was so proud of our community! First it was a workshop I went to on the day after the big women’s march. ...

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  • Inspiring Greenwood girls

    Inspiring Greenwood girls

    By Jeanne Higgins, Founder, Girls on the Run of Puget Sound...Girls on the Run is a nation-wide program that uses physical activity as a springboard to increase confidence and self-esteem. In starting the program in Seattle, I was on my own figuring out how to grow the program, hitting the streets hard; visiting representatives of community centers, schools—any venue that would give the program support. | needed to find people who had the spark, the determination, and a true dedication to girls and their futures. I found one of those special people thanks to a dog named Bruno. ...

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  • Building a Stronger Business Community

    Building a Stronger Business Community

    This time of holiday shopping is a great opportunity to reflect on our local business community. The PNA and its Business Member Group are committed to the growth of local business. You can help by shopping local! You can also support the businesses that support the community: we have an online Business Member directory with all the businesses that support the PNA....

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  • 30 Years of Beer! And the winners are…

    30 Years of Beer! And the winners are…

    On Saturday November 11, over 650 folks slushed through the drizzle to the cozy (maybe too cozy!?) Phinney Center Blue Building to taste from some 70+ brews from 37 local microbreweries at our sold-out 30th Anniversary Winter Beer Taste. Seven breweries collaborated with the PNA Beer Committee to make special concoctions for the event; two of those won crowd favorite. ...

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  • Halloween in Phinney Ridge, What a Treat! 

    Halloween in Phinney Ridge, What a Treat! 

    We are from Toronto, lived a year in Berlin and two years in Singapore before that, moving to the Pacific Northwest in spring. It is fair to say we've experienced our share of Halloween celebrations...Our two-year-old, dressed in his blue jumpsuit, with badge, NASA hat and white velcro sneakers, had just learned the word "candy" and was raring to go. As always, a few days leading up to Halloween, our ears are perked. A woman buying bags of chocolate in line at Target mentioned Phinney Ridge. A quick online search and I learned it was on Zillow's list of top trick-or-treating neighborhoods in Seattle....

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  • The Monkeys Are Coming

    The Monkeys Are Coming

    Once again this holiday season, 200+ monkeys will light up PhinneyWood as they "frolic" in the windows of businesses up and down Greenwood and Phinney Avenues. Community members are invited to support the project by "sponsoring" a monkey with a donation of $25/monkey. Sponsored monkeys will be displayed at community locations....

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  • Mayoral Forum Draws in Community

    Mayoral Forum Draws in Community

    On Sunday, October 22, the PNA held a Mayoral Forum with Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon. The event was moderated by KUOW's David Hyde and Amy Radil. If you missed it, or weren't able to get in, one of our board members Facebook live-streamed it from her phone and you can watch it. ...

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  • PNA Celebrates 30 Years of Beer Tastes

    PNA Celebrates 30 Years of Beer Tastes

    On Saturday, November 11, drink to 30 years of fabulous local beer with us, featuring many unique beers, winter ales and ciders. Seven breweries are collaborating with the Beer Taste Committee to create special brews honoring the anniversary! It's going to be a special night....

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  • Bringing Back History

    Bringing Back History

    Maggy is eight years old, blonde, wearing a dress and carrying a teddy bear. Last March, she appeared in the Phinney Center’s Blue Building...Maggy attended the John B. Allen School in 1914, more than 60 years before the school closed and became home to the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Hers was one of several spectral visitations experienced by a team from the Washington State Ghost Society during an overnight stay at the Center in March. Hear their stories at their reveal on October 28. ...

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