Blog & Stories

  • 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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  • Hip Hop Class Series Explores its Influence into Every Country of Globe

    Hip Hop Class Series Explores its Influence into Every Country of Globe

    By Spyridon “Spin” Nicon “How did we get here?” pondered class participant Andy McCone at Phinney Neighborhood Association’s new series titled “Comprehending Hip Hop.” A very insightful and somewhat esoteric question: not necessarily asking how did we come to exist on planet earth, or even how did we ultimately end up enrolling in this engaging […]...

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