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Garage Sale at the Tool Library

NE Seattle Tool Library members

The NE Seattle Tool Library is a tool-sharing resource located at 2415 NE 80th Street.  For a small annual membership fee you can have access to the huge inventory of tools, now numbering over 2,500.

The Tool Library’s mission is to leverage existing resources, reduce our environmental footprint, reduce consumption of tools used only once, educate community members in proper use and maintenance of tools, enhance self-reliance and resilience, foster sense of community and mutual support, and encourage repairing or re-purposing items instead of throwing them in the trash.

On Saturday, October 25 from 9 to 3 the NE Seattle Tool Library will have a sale of surplus tools.  There is lots of quality stuff, so your holiday shopping could begin here!  Stop by to see the inventory and check out the great resources of the Tool Library.

At the same day and time at the Tool Library, Saturday from 9 to 3, a class called Reinventing Fire will be held on how to build a BioChar Stove.  This efficient fire pit can be used as a barbecue grill as part of your emergency preparedness to cook food if/when the power goes off.

Featured Advertiser: Wedgwood Broiler

Wedgwood Broiler breakfast before the football game.

With football season underway, fans of the Huskys and Seahawks know where to grab great grub before the game, with breakfast at the Wedgwood Broiler.  After the game it’s time for dinner and drinks.  For those not attending the football games in person, the Broiler is open to watch the game and enjoy Broiler special menu items all day.

Located in the heart of Wedgwood at 8230 35th Ave NE, the Wedgwood Broiler traces its roots to the original founder of the Wedgwood-neighborhood identity, Albert Balch. Balch owned the corner property at NE 85th Street and used it for almost fifteen years only as a parking and staging area for his construction equipment and supplies.  In the busy years of the 1950′s as the new Wedgwood neighborhood began to fill up with families, Balch saw the need for a real sit-down, fine-dining restaurant, so he established the Broiler as a steakhouse.

Today, the Broiler menu still features iconic American food and drink.  Take a look at the Broiler page for the open hours, and watch Facebook for specials.  We thank Broiler owner Derek Cockbain and his staff for demonstrating the true spirit of Wedgwood in their hospitality and support of the neighborhood.

Enjoy football season at the Wedgwood Broiler.

Ask the Mayor

On Wednesday evening, October 22, the Seattle Channel will do a live Ask the Mayor program broadcast from City Hall, 7 to 8 PM.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

The show format features a live audience and a topic of focus during the second half of the hour-long program. During the first half of the show, Mayor Ed Murray will join host Brian Callanan to discuss a range of city issues.  Murray will answer questions posed by a live audience as well as viewer inquiries submitted via e-mail and social media.

In the second half of the program, Brian Callanan and Mayor Murray will discuss the Mayor’s proposed 2015-2016 budget. Mayor Murray submitted a 2015-2016 budget that expands funding for priorities in education, worker protections, public safety and support for the homeless. The mayor is also proposing to bring new transparency to the city budget, including increased accountability for program outcomes and improved access to information on city finances. The City Council has begun their review of the mayor’s proposal and is currently receiving public feedback. Joining the mayor will be Ben Noble, director of the City Budget Office.

Watch on Seattle Channel cable 21 or

To submit questions in advance or during the live broadcast, e-mail or tweet @SeattleChannel using the hashtag #AskTheMayor.

Magnuson Park Welcomes Seattle’s New Public Gallery

Craft show and art exhibit at Magnuson. . . . → Read More: Magnuson Park Welcomes Seattle’s New Public Gallery

Clean-Up at Magnuson Park

Public meeting on Tuesday evening, October 21. . . . → Read More: Clean-Up at Magnuson Park

From SPD to Nextdoor

Seattle Police Department will begin posting on Nextdoor. . . . → Read More: From SPD to Nextdoor

Winter Preparedness Tips

Get ready for storm season and power outages. . . . → Read More: Winter Preparedness Tips

Prevent Local Flooding

Clear leaves from storm drains. . . . → Read More: Prevent Local Flooding

Pumpkins in Wedgwood

Pumpkin sales are open at the Hunter Tree Farm. . . . → Read More: Pumpkins in Wedgwood

Rain Garden Workshops

Thursday, October 23: Landscaping solutions for water runoff, plus a report on the clean-up of a HazMat spill into Thornton Creek. . . . → Read More: Rain Garden Workshops