Blog & Stories

  • 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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  • Chubby Bunny Farm: Family-focused, socially responsible

    Chubby Bunny Farm: Family-focused, socially responsible

    From the start, Chubby Bunny Farm had a focus on the social responsibility of the small farm. Indeed, one of the goals for many small farms across the United States is to feed a neighbor, and not simply participate in a global exchange....

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  • Artist or Vandal? Hip Hop Class Explores the Question…

    Artist or Vandal? Hip Hop Class Explores the Question…

    By Spyridon "Spin" Nicon... As a very thoughtful surprise gift, my wife recently bought me a book about Banksy. I’ve been aware of Banksy for quite some time, but I was not tuned into this specific book...And, honestly, I haven’t been able to put it down. Banksy, the now world-renowned street artist from Bristol, England, is constantly turning the art world on its head. ...

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  • What do you want from the Greenwood-Phinney business district?

    What do you want from the Greenwood-Phinney business district?

    What makes the Greenwood/Phinney business district  a great place to live, work and play? What is missing? What could make it better? Take a short survey (and maybe win a PNA hoodie!). ...

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  • Blood Donors Save Lives

    Blood Donors Save Lives

    By Molly Firth...In my 20's, I gave blood a few times but stopped when it became unproductive due to iron level deferrals. I didn’t know that my life would someday be saved by blood donors....

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  • And the Beer Taste Winners Are…

    And the Beer Taste Winners Are…

    A refreshing breeze complimented the warm day, crisp brews and tie-dyed t-shirts at the 12th Annual PNA Summer Beer Taste on July 22. The theme: Summer of Beer, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love....

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  • Learn How to Help Someone in a Mental or Emotional Crisis

    Learn How to Help Someone in a Mental or Emotional Crisis

    The PNA is thrilled to offer two opportunities for Mental Health First Aid training and certification....

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  • Difficult Conversations: Book Groups Explore Racial Literacy

    Difficult Conversations: Book Groups Explore Racial Literacy

    On Sunday afternoon,  60 people gathered together for a potluck–the culminating event for a new PNA project, Breaking White Silence Book Groups.  The group representatives came together, shared their experiences, and dialogued with Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of the book they read: What Does it Mean to be White?: Developing a White Racial Literacy....

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  • B-Boys & Bluebirds

    B-Boys & Bluebirds

    by Spyridon “Spin” Nicon.   I’d like to paint you a picture. I’m shaking up my metaphoric spray can, so the aerosol can speak. It’s Winter Quarter, Week 4 of PNA’s “Comprehending Hip Hop” series. We are gathered in Room 36 of the Brick Building on a rainy Monday night, and the space is alive […]...

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  • Creating a Welcoming Community

    Creating a Welcoming Community

    The past week has been a time of uncertainty and concern for many of our neighbors; it’s never been more important to come together and build relationships in our community. I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s commitment to welcoming and engaging all members of our community. Everyone. Period. […]...

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