La Pasta in Wedgwood is hiring for people to start now, and work through the summer, selling their products at local Farmers Markets. The season is upon us: Farmers Markets will open in the first week of May, and La Pasta is represented at fourteen different markets around the city of Seattle. Needed are people who love La Pasta, can smile, talk and promote the products! A food handlers card is not needed as the foods are packaged. Markets are open from Wednesday through Saturday each week. For information on jobs, contact La Pasta through their Facebook page where the phone number and application info is posted.
HAPPY SEVENTEENTH ANNIVERSARY to Grate Bread Bakery and Cafe at 7001 35th Ave NE. Grateful Bread will celebrate their anniversary beginning at opening time, 7:30 AM on Saturday, March 23rd. Stop in for breakfast, brunch, and bakery goodies and buy an anniversary tee shirt with the special anniversary commemorative design. The cost is $20.
Recently Wedgwood’s Seattle Audubon Society had an information table at Grateful Bread Bakery, 7001 35th Ave NE, and it was so much fun that they plan to do it again. This Saturday, February 16, from 10:30 AM to 1 PM, look for an info table at Grateful Bread about Seattle Audubon’s upcoming Tree Census Project. You can have your morning coffee and muffin at the Grateful Bread Bakery while learning about what’s going on with birds, trees, and the health of our environment.
And don’t forget the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count which begins on Friday, February 15. You can participate from wherever you are, at home or at work, at any time over the four-day event. Visit the official website to create a GBBC account, get tips and checklists. This annual bird count gives scientists valuable information on migration patterns, the interactions of weather and differences in bird diversity over time.
Valentines Day is on Thursday, February 14, and what could be more romantic than a wonderful fresh pasta dinner? La Pasta at 9118 35th Ave NE has an incredible selection of fresh pastas, raviolis and sauces which you can pick up and prepare at home.
Now you can also order from La Pasta online, including home delivery! Details are on La Pasta’s Facebook page and there is a special February promotion sampler for $20 when you use the on-line ordering from Zaarly. If you take delivery, the additional charge is $5, or pick up your order at La Pasta and receive a complimentary mini baguette when you mention the Facebook posting. And don’t forget the dessert! La Pasta has a wonderful selection, including Theo Chocolate, which is an essential for Valentines Day. Don’t stress over what to get for Valentines, just pick up one of La Pasta’s gift packs of artisan foods, His or Hers. How about bacon pasta for your guy? How about some cheesecake? Or some tequila caramel sauce?
Hot food is the antidote to chilly winter days, and La Pasta has the remedy. La Pasta is located at 9118 35th Ave NE in the Morningside Market building. La Pasta features Meal of the Week with a complete selection from soup to pasta to dessert, all ready to take home, prepare and eat. Each Meal of the Week has selection and pricing info posted with serving suggestions.
Open hours at La Pasta are Tuesday through Friday from 11 AM to 8 PM, Saturday 12 to 6, closed on Sunday and Monday. Lately La Pasta has been selling out of featured products before closing time! For your Superbowl menu selection plus snacks, get in to La Pasta on Saturday before 6 PM because they will be closed on Sunday.
Is Seattle’s gray, rainy winter getting you down? How about some garden color to brighten things up? JA Garden Design and Maintenance, one of our advertisers on this Wedgwood Community Council page, offers small landscape design and garden maintenance services. They specialize in designing containers, native landscapes, seasonal color and edible gardens. Their program offers continual maintenance using environmentally sound practices to keep your garden beautiful. They commit to creating inspiring, beautiful and meaningful places to live and enjoy.
JA Garden Design is Jed Ganslaw and Anne Cline, a married couple in Wedgwood who bring over ten years of experience, talent and love of plants to their work. Jed is a professional horticulturist with a degree from Colorado State University (B.S. in Horticulture.) He has designed and maintained gardens and containers in Seattle locations such as University Village. He is also a nurseryman growing Pacific Northwest ornamental and edible landscape plants.
Anne Cline is a landscape designer with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado. She also has a certification in Wetland Science and Management from the University of Washington. Together, Jed and Anne want to make your life more beautiful! It’s the time of year to think ahead to Spring plantings, but don’t wait around and keep the bedraggled bushy blobs from last year — let JA Garden Design make a better plan for right now, so you can have some bloom in the gloom. And if you are just plain old hungry, then have JA Garden Design tear up your lawn and plant something that you can eat. You can find Jed and Anne on Facebook.
On Thursday evening, January 24, an attempted bank robbery ended in South Lake Union when the bank’s security guard overpowered the suspect. Around 5:30 PM on Thursday a man dressed in a ski mask used what turned out to be a fake gun to threaten a bank clerk and demand cash. As the bank clerk was handing money over to the suspect, a bank security guard walked up behind the robber and knocked his (fake) gun out of his hand. The suspect resisted and wrestled with the guard; both men fell to the floor where the guard was able to overpower the suspect and hold him down until police arrived.
Police are investigating whether this 44-year-old suspect is responsible for a number of other bank robberies, a total of at least nine which began on September 7, 2012 with KeyBank at 7307 35th Ave NE. It is believed to be this same suspect who robbed Homestreet Bank at 8200 35th Ave NE on October 2, and US Bank at 8702 35th Ave NE on November 28. SPD’s Safe Streets Task Force nicknamed the suspect “Jimmy Buffett” because at the KeyBank Bank robbery the man wore a Hawaiian shirt, sunglasses and a cap resembling the popular singer of “Margaritaville” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.”
The Wedgwood Drama Studio is the brain child of a brother and sister dynamic duo, Christi and Michael Cruz, who wanted to create a place in the neighborhood for kids to practice the dramatic arts while engaging in community. Since 2009, they have been offering after school drama classes at many neighborhood schools (including Wedgwood and View Ridge Elementary), offering a “Kids in Motion” class, and much much more. Keep your eyes out for news on upcoming winter and spring drama camps which are in the works.
To find out more about the Wedgwood Drama Studio, read more about them and their class offerings on their website or follow them on Facebook!
Wedgwood is home to people concerned about the environment and sustainability, and now Wedgwood has a beauty salon which is a perfect fit: The new Shampoo Bar Organic Salon at sidewalk level in the Jasper Apartment Building at 8606 35th Ave NE. The Shampoo Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment.
Nancy Cole, owner/designer of the Shampoo Bar, recently moved her business from Broadview to Wedgwood. She became involved with organic beauty products nearly twenty years ago after experiencing headaches and bronchitis caused by toxic ingredients. Nancy wants to make a positive difference by her holistic, healthy way of working which benefits both humans and the earth. Nancy has a consulting practice and brings education and training on organic processes and products to beauty academies and salon owners. Welcome to Wedgwood, Nancy!