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Gift Season: Prime Time for Porch Poaching

Poachers are on the prowl these days for packages delivered and left on porches.  With holiday-season comes gift gifting and with it, a spike in the amount of theft of packages left unattended on porches.  It is known that package thieves even follow the delivery trucks and may walk up and steal the package within minutes of its being left on the porch of someone who is not at home.

Let’s be realistic:  you can’t expect that a package will still be there on your porch when you get home!  For this holiday season, do your gift-ordering and make alternate delivery arrangements such as having packages sent to your workplace or to another person who will be able to receive the package, such as a neighbor.

Other types of crimes increase at the holiday season, as well, including mailbox theft and home break-ins.  Now is a good time to evaluate locks and general security.  Take a look at the Wedgwood Blockwatch page for alerts of burglaries and break-ins which have increased around the neighborhood.

Luminaria Walk at Meadowbrook Pond

The Friends of Meadowbrook Pond invite everyone out to an evening of lights at the Luminaria Walk on Saturday, December 5 at 5:30 PM.  The luminaria are paper lanterns with a candle set in sand, to illuminate the walkways along the Meadowbrook Pond.  While technically not a park, the Meadowbrook Pond, a Seattle Public Utilities system of floodwater control, is a natural area which is open to the public to enjoy.

Meadowbrook Pond is located on the east side of 35th Ave NE directly across the street from the Meadowbrook Community Center at 10517 35th Ave NE.  Entry points to the pond are also located on 38th Ave NE and on NE 105th Street.

Major improvements at Meadowbrook were completed in 2015 including a bridge structure at 35th Ave NE so that the south branch of Thornton Creek now flows under the road unrestricted by drainage pipes.  A far larger flood plain area was created on the east side of 35th Ave NE which is called The Confluence, the place where the north and south branches of Thornton Creek converge.

Gift Season: Shop Local at Seattle Audubon

The Seattle Audubon Nature Shop at 8050 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood will have its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 5th.  There will be special activities for children and plenty of Seattle Audubon Society volunteers will be on-hand to assist you with your seasonal gift-buying.

The Nature Shop profits are “for the birds.”  Sales go to support the work of the Seattle Audubon Society in nature education and outreach programs.  At the Nature Shop you can easily find something for everyone on your list and feel that you have made a contribution to “the birds,” too.

Gift Season: Shop Local at the NEAT Tour

Friday through Sunday, December 4, 5 & 6. . . . → Read More: Gift Season: Shop Local at the NEAT Tour

Gift Season: Satsuma in Wedgwood

One-stop shopping for holiday gift items. . . . → Read More: Gift Season: Satsuma in Wedgwood

Sunday in the Swamp

Sunday, November 22nd, tour the Yesler Swamp at 2 PM. . . . → Read More: Sunday in the Swamp

Veraci Coming Soon

New restaurant coming to the neighborhood. . . . → Read More: Veraci Coming Soon

Where is the Food Truck?

Equipment breakdown at Goreeng. . . . → Read More: Where is the Food Truck?

Kay Gordon, Wedgwood Hero

Honoring a Wedgwood volunteer. . . . → Read More: Kay Gordon, Wedgwood Hero

Traveling Town Hall at Cafe Kopi

Meet Rep. Gerry Pollet on Saturday, November 21. . . . → Read More: Traveling Town Hall at Cafe Kopi