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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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  • November 2018 Newsletter

    November 2018 Newsletter

    The newsletter is here! Find out what events and classes are happening at the Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center, and what's going on with PNA programs. Featured events include the Day of the Dead Festival, a Saturday Family Concert, The Big Lebrewski Winter Beer Taste, Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest, Thanksgiving Potluck, Winter Festival,  and more!...

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  • A chance to learn English together

    A chance to learn English together

    They are from Russia, Israel, Iran and Bulgaria. Somehow, through fortunate circumstance, they now find themselves together, sitting around a table at the Greenwood Senior Center practicing English in the Talk Time program. A quick survey of their lives yields an astonishing variety of experiences. Heidi and her husband, Hashem, remember their home in Shiraz, Iran. “It was a beautiful house, with a big garden I plant with vegetables,” she says.... Hashem nods, recounting the abundance: “Radishes, basil, mint, celery and parsley.” He worked as a welding inspector of pipelines before coming to the United States... Another couple from Iran, Famina and Farhad, lived in Tehran, a teeming city of millions. “I had my own pharmacy,” she recalls....

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  • Business Spotlight: The Grinning Yogi

    Business Spotlight: The Grinning Yogi

    With so many places to exercise and practice yoga in Seattle, how do you differentiate and find the place that fits you?  One option that is nestled into our wonderful Phinney-Greenwood community is The Grinning Yogi. The Grinning Yogi was founded by Jamie Silverstein in 2012 with a simple mission: “to celebrate you, as you are, today”.  Fed up with the marketing of 'not enough' so rampant in the fitness world, Jamie espouses the power of acceptance, compassion and self-love. ...

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  • October 2018 Newsletter

    October 2018 Newsletter

    The newsletter is here! Find out what events and classes are happening at the Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center, and what's going on with PNA programs. Featured events include the Power of Community Breakfast, BPC's Gently Used Kids' Gear Sale, PNA Member Potluck & Orientation, Lives Well Lived movie event, Hunger Goblin' Trick or Treat, BPC's Halloween Party with Caspar Babypants, Earthquake Home Retrofit class, Day of the Dead Festival, and more!...

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  • On Oct 21, “Lives Well Lived” movie shares secrets, wit, and wisdom

    On Oct 21, “Lives Well Lived” movie shares secrets, wit, and wisdom

    We're excited to present a special screening of "Lives Well Lived," a new film by Sky Bergman, on Sunday, October 21, 2 pm, at the Greenwood Senior Center. "Lives Well Lived" celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100 years old. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you....

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  • Let’s talk! Join us for a focus group.

    Let’s talk! Join us for a focus group.

    As you have undoubtedly heard, we just a underwent a community survey process for our next strategic plan. Thank you so much if you participated! Now, we'd like to invite you to a community focus group. There will be snacks and drinks and we'll chat about what you want to see at the PNA. There are three sessions to choose from....

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  • Doctor’s orders: Support seniors on Oct. 4; RSVP now

    Doctor’s orders: Support seniors on Oct. 4; RSVP now

    The Power of Community Breakfast is right around the corner and all we’re missing is YOU! Support critical senior programs at the Greenwood Senior Center and PNA Village, such as memory-loss programming, support groups, enrichment and educational activities, social services, aging-in-place, and more. These programs inspire stories like Robin’s who discovered the Greenwood Senior Center when her husband was battling Alzheimer’s....

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  • Would you like a community woodshop?

    Would you like a community woodshop?

    PNA is considering the idea of opening a community woodshop program on the Phinney Center campus. We're picturing a small shop stocked with professional, safe woodworking tools that neighborhood members would not typically have at home. During woodshop hours, shop volunteers would be available to teach safe tool usage, operate equipment, and advise you on the best ways to accomplish your project. We've been talking with a group of neighborhood members with a passion for woodworking, and are excited about the project, but we'd like to hear from the rest of our community before committing the resources to start the project....

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  • Your voice is important! Please take our community survey.

    Your voice is important! Please take our community survey.

    Community Begins Here. At the heart of everything we do at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) are the people of PhinneyWood, this diverse collection of individuals and families who come here to nurture, work, learn, play, and be together. Your voice is important! We're conducting a short community survey, and we'd love your input! No matter how (or if) you use the PNA, you are a member of our community and your valuable observations help us chart our course. If you respond by Sept. 30, you'll be entered into a drawing for $100 at your choice of Ken's Market or Greenwood Hardware. ...

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