PNA in the News

  • The Seattle Times: Margaret Hamilton’s sister shares her memories as Seattle’s seniors celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

    The Seattle Times: Margaret Hamilton’s sister shares her memories as Seattle’s seniors celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

    By Natachi Onwuamaegbu ... "When the first man set foot on the moon, Kathryn Heafield was studying music right outside of Paris at Fontainebleau. She and her classmates were watching the moon landing in a large, echoey room on a black-and-white TV about the size of a computer screen. After the broadcast was over, her teacher, Nadia Boulanger, a leading teacher of musicians in the 20th century, raised a glass of champagne and asked her students to raise their glasses to the men that made it possible. “I said, ‘Wait a minute — my sister worked on the moon landing,’ ” said Heafield, a Seattle resident. “And [Boulanger] said oh no, women can’t do that. I said, well, my sister did.”...

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  • Sierra: Welcome to the Library of Things

    Sierra: Welcome to the Library of Things

    By Amanda Castleman. "Need a dehydrator to preserve a bumper crop of peaches? An aerator to reduce your compost pile’s pungency? How about a cello, a carpet cleaner, or even camping equipment? Nowadays, you can turn to social enterprises that facilitate the sharing of goods among members, which saves money and space. They also eliminate pollution from the manufacturing and delivery of items not used in regular rotation." ...This article from Sierra Club's magazine features the PNA Tool Library....

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  • The Yakima Herald: Nonprofit that helps Yakima, Selah seniors in their homes launches services

    The Yakima Herald: Nonprofit that helps Yakima, Selah seniors in their homes launches services

    By Tammy Ayer. "Rides to the grocery store and medical appointments are an important perk of membership in the Phinney Neighborhood Association Village. So is help around the house. But perhaps the most valuable aspect of membership in the nonprofit, which serves an area of Northwest Seattle, is the social factor — the personal connection with others that often diminishes as people grow older. Isolation is an even bigger danger for those who are homebound. The Phinney organization, which helps members stay in their homes by providing a variety of services, has a Friendly Visitors group of volunteers who call members or check in on them in person for conversation and other social interaction. “There’s one woman who’s 102. She can’t see but wants someone to read the Bible to her,” said Ed Medeiros, a founder of the Phinney Neighborhood organization. Ed and Susan Medeiros were in Yakima on Monday to help launch the Yakima & Selah Neighbors’ Network during an event at the Yakima Valley Museum."...

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  • Seattle Refined: Photos – Holi, a festival of colors, explodes in Seattle

    Seattle Refined: Photos – Holi, a festival of colors, explodes in Seattle

    Published 3/ 23. Photos by Ryan McBoyle/Seattle Refined. "Spearheaded by Avanie Trovato, and hosted by the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA), hundreds gathered to celebrate Holi, "the festival of color" or "the festival of love". Considered one of the most revered festivals in India, Holi celebrates spring, connection, and triumph of good over evil through a raucous colored powder battle..."...

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  • KUOW: What’s that big yellow box perched on Phinney Ridge?

    KUOW: What’s that big yellow box perched on Phinney Ridge?

    By Katherine Banwell. It's canary yellow, the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, and weighs nearly three tons. Located on a tower near Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, it's one of the biggest air raid sirens ever built. It's silent now, but from the early 1950s to the early 1970s, the siren went off every Wednesday at noon. It was loud enough to be heard a mile and half away. The students at the John B. Allen elementary school right next door — today the Phinney Neighborhood Association — would scramble under their desks, cover their heads and practice their ‘duck and cover’ techniques....

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  • Real Change: Burritos without Borders

    Real Change: Burritos without Borders

    Community member David Baum pilots a project to bring fresh, handmade burritos to encampments, with the help and infrastructure of the PNA's Hot Meal Program. The effort made the front page of Real Change News! "Members of the Phinney Neighborhood Association stuff tortillas with beans, cheese and kindness, then deliver them to encampments..." by Ashley Archibald, Nov 21, 2018....

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  • The Seattle Times: How my neighborhood’s scrappy annual crafts fair became a seasonal tradition

    The Seattle Times: How my neighborhood’s scrappy annual crafts fair became a seasonal tradition

    "In a sea of corporate holiday celebrations, community-oriented crafts fairs like the Phinney Neighborhood Association's Winter Festival, running 38 years strong, can bring us down to earth." By Megan Burbank. Seattle Times travel and outdoors editor. If you live on Phinney Ridge, you know the heart of the neighborhood isn’t one of its manifold coffee shops or yoga studios, but the hulking light-blue building at North 67th Street and Phinney Avenue North that, along with an auxiliary brick building to the east, houses the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA)....

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  • Q13 Fox: “Changemaker: Seattle woman helps lead effort, providing solutions for those with dementia”

    Q13 Fox: “Changemaker: Seattle woman helps lead effort, providing solutions for those with dementia”

    Q13 Fox's Changemaker Series features Marigrace Becker, of the Memory and Brain Wellness Center at the University of Washington, whose vision of the Momentia movement has changed countless lives of those living with dementias and memory loss and their families. The piece also spotlights the Gathering Place program at the Greenwood Senior Center, as an example of how the Momenta movement makes an impact. ...

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  • KUOW: Seattle mayoral forum: ‘I’m going to alienate somebody with my answer’

    KUOW: Seattle mayoral forum: ‘I’m going to alienate somebody with my answer’

    By Kim Malcolm, David Hyde & Amy Radil. Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan and urbanist Cary Moon have some really sharp differences. Take their feelings on Beecher's cheese and the Eagles, for instance. They met for a mayor's candidate forum at the Phinney Neighborhood Association hosted by KUOW reporters David Hyde and Amy Radil....

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  • King 5 Evening: A library for tools in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge

    King 5 Evening: A library for tools in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge

    By Jim Denver. At Phinney Neighborhood Association's Tool Library, every tool can be borrowed just like a book from the library. It's a haven for handymen who know what they're doing... and a warehouse of whatchamacallits for those who don't. Whatever your skill level, you can get the job done at the Phinney Neighborhood Association's Tool Library. "How many tools we have -- that's a tough one," said tool librarian Todd Schwayder. "Two to three-thousand tools."...

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