News & Announcements

  • PNA Community Woodshop Sneak Peek (and free doughnuts!)

    PNA Community Woodshop Sneak Peek (and free doughnuts!)

    Come and see our “work in progress” community wood shop on Saturday, June 8th from 9 am until 2 pm. View the future plans for the space, talk with the wood shop crew, sign up to volunteer, and enjoy a cup of coffee & doughnut. The mission of the shop is to build and support a broad community of fabrication and woodworking members who are enthusiastic about learning, teaching, sharing, and inspiring one another with creativity, skill, and community service. We are currently looking for volunteers that would like to help get the space ready for regular operation, teach a class, and repair tools/equipment....

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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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  • Call for entries! PNA Member & Volunteer Art Show

    Call for entries! PNA Member & Volunteer Art Show

    Are you an artist AND a current PNA member, volunteer, or staff member?  Please submit your artwork to the 2019 PNA Member and Volunteer Art Show! Jurors from the local community will select art to be displayed in the Phinney Center Gallery from July 11- August 16. The opening artist reception will be held Friday, July 12, 7-9 pm during the PhinneyWood Art Walk, and a  People’s Choice Award will be given based on popular vote during the show. The submission process is open until May 31. ...

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  • May 2019 Newsletter

    May 2019 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- and how you can get involved....

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  • Are you our next Board Member?

    Are you our next Board Member?

    PNA is seeking two candidates for its Board of Directors and we would love to hear from you! We are looking for community members who are passionate about the PNA’s mission to build community,  have expertise in real estate development,  are local business owners, or who have knowledge or experience with fundraising. We are actively working to build a more equitable and inclusive Board and organization because we value a diversity of opinions, backgrounds, and skills. Applicants representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply....

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  • We asked…we listened: PNA looks to the future with help from community survey

    We asked…we listened: PNA looks to the future with help from community survey

    In the fall, we asked the community to contribute to our strategic planning process, and we were blown away by the response. Over 900 people took the time to share their thoughts through our online survey and in-person focus groups. Thank you to everyone who participated! We incorporated your input as we developed the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Strategic Priorities for the next three years (2019–2021). These priorities reflect the current values that we commit to placing at the forefront of our decision making. ...

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  • Remembering what matters: A story of kindness in Greenwood

    Remembering what matters: A story of kindness in Greenwood

    It’s dark out, and you’re standing at the curb. Rain spatters off cars as headlights cast shining light in swathes along the road, and the bare trees crackle overhead. It’s that all too familiar scene of waiting for a bus, of standing in the night for someone to come get you. When they do, we know all too well what a difference it makes when the door opens and we’re greeted with a smile. A wave...“Come on in.” Nathan Vass drives a bus for Seattle Metro for the sheer joy of it, and has become something of a local celebrity for his attitude ... At the Greenwood Senior Center, Erika Merz leads The Gathering Place, an enrichment program for people with early stage memory loss (ESML). To borrow Nathan’s words, she is “a radiant ball of kind, considerate, controlled positive energy.” ... She recently directed a film about memory loss, titled "Living with Memory Loss, In Our Own Words." It features members of The Gathering Place speaking to their experiences and trials. However, more than anything it speaks to hope. To the benefits of patience, kindness, and an open mind. The process of creating the film, however, caused her a bit of a headache. Or it did, until Nathan came along....

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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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  • April 2019 Newsletter

    April 2019 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- and how you can get involved....

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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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