News & Announcements

  • Connecting to community: Meet Randi and Dennis

    Connecting to community: Meet Randi and Dennis

    We’ve told you many of the things we’ve worked on during this unusual year – from childcare to meals delivered and served. Before we close the books on 2020, we want to share with you one last story – one that reaches to the heart of the PNA: connecting with each other and building a community. Meet Randi and her husband Dennis, who just moved to Seattle in April... "With the pandemic, making new friends has been a challenge. Folks you meet on the street hustle by at a social distance of six feet. Neighborhood hang-outs like churches, libraries, and coffee shops that would normally serve as gathering spots for long-time Seattleites and newcomers alike, are closed due to lock-down. But a true bright spot has been the Phinney Neighborhood Association's Greenwood Senior Center with its range of programming, delightful staff and volunteers. Dennis and I are active participants in several of the zoom-based activities and feel that we have made friends even though we have met none of them in person."...

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  • Neighbors helping neighbors: Janelle Abbott

    Neighbors helping neighbors: Janelle Abbott

    Janelle Abbott is a local artist and designer, making zero waste clothing from reclaimed materials. She has been volunteering at the PNA Village and Hot Meal Program for six years, most recently using her sewing skills. Meet Janelle and learn 10 fun facts about her....

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  • We’re closed Dec. 24- Jan. 3

    We’re closed Dec. 24- Jan. 3

    We'll be closed for winter break from December 24- January 3. The Phinney Center office will be closed and there won't be any Greenwood Senior Center online programming. The exception is the Christmas Day online gathering hosted by Cecily and Carin (1-2 pm) - all are welcome! Email [email protected] for the link to join. We wish everyone a wonderful week filled with warmth and joy, whatever you may be celebrating, and we look forward to an exciting new year together!...

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  • PhinneyWood Holiday Gift Guide: Support our local businesses!

    PhinneyWood Holiday Gift Guide: Support our local businesses!

    The PNA's Business Group has created a PhinneyWood gift guide to get you through the next couple of weeks of appreciating those that you love and appreciate this Holiday Season. The guide was created by reaching out to our local retail-focused businesses to see if they would like to provide some thoughtful and unique options for holiday presents. In addition to brick-and-mortar shops, there are a number of neighborhood home-based businesses that are participating – many items you might not find elsewhere are included! Be a local champion and support our beloved business district this year. ...

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  • Looking back and moving forward {video}

    Thank you for your support of the PNA and your involvement with us and the community; we hope you are finding peace and health as this year winds down. 2020 has been a hard year - that goes without saying. But the PNA is resilient and we’ve had so many opportunities this year to give to, receive from, and partner with our community... We hear time and time again how people lean on us for support, stability, essential services, and community celebrations. Right now, a lot is up in the air. We hope it brings comfort to know that our buildings and the people in them (or from home and on Zoom) are still humming away and finding new ways to do this work. In a 2 minute video, hear from some of our staff, volunteers, and members of our business community about what’s been happening around the PNA. And we hope you'll support our work for the year to come....

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  • 2020’s 40th Annual Winter Festival a “virtual” success!

    2020’s 40th Annual Winter Festival a “virtual” success!

    Thank you to all who visited and shopped the PNA’s 40th Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair – the Virtual Experience – and to the fabulous artists and makers who participated. The website saw thousands of visitors over the weekend—just like our in-person fair does. (Okay, so it wasn’t quite the same, but at least folks didn’t have to stand in line or elbow through the crowd!) We are thrilled to be able to connect local artists and small businesses with the community. So although the show’s over, we are leaving up the website so that you can still check out the makers and shop with them –  even when the holidays have come and gone....

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  • The Review Newspaper: Winter online edition

    The Review Newspaper: Winter online edition

    The cold, rainy days are upon us; it does make it a bit easier to stay safe at home. So grab some coffee or tea and take a look at the new issue of The Review. We hope you and your loved ones are well and you enjoy the "paper."...

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  • Winter Festival, then and now

    Winter Festival, then and now

    Many of you have enjoyed the PNA’s Winter Festival for as long as you can remember. That’s because it’s PNA’s oldest event—it turns 40 this year! (Although we’re virtual for this one). During those years, only a handful of people have coordinated the event—two are a mother-daughter pair. Ann Bowden held the reins for eight years, beginning in 1986 and she’s still a dedicated volunteer. Three years ago, her daughter, Jessie Hammer, took over as Winter Festival coordinator. What’s it like “passing the torch?” How does it feel to run an event you’ve been a part of since you were a child? What changes have the two of them seen over the years? We invited the two of them to reflect a bit on their experiences with this beloved PhinneyWood event....

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  • PNA seeks an Executive Director

    PNA seeks an Executive Director

    The PNA is excited to announce we’ve begun a search for our next Executive Director. Do you know someone with the vision, passion, and character to be our next leader? The PNA has been a cornerstone of North Seattle over the past 40 years, and this is a wonderful opportunity for a community-oriented, dynamic, and agile leader to guide this organization into the future. Our next Executive Director will be a creative problem solver who can bring out the best in both a spreadsheet and a staff person; a relationship builder with operational savvy and a deep and unwavering commitment to working with a team to build a diverse, equitable and anti-racist organization. Click through to get more details about the position and the full job description, including salary range. Preference given to candidates who apply by December 15....

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  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Stacia Hofmann

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Stacia Hofmann

    Stacia Hofmann, a small business attorney, is a volunteer at the Greenwood Senior Center's Tech Mentoring Program. Albeit not having a tech or engineering background, Stacia is inspired primarily by her grandmother who was quite tech savvy and has been a mentor since 2017. She found that once seniors learn a new technology's basic behavior and characteristics, they are able to take it and run with it. Lately, she’s been helping seniors over video chat and says, “I learn from them too, like fun hobby or niche apps.” Read more and learn 10 fun facts about Stacia!...

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