A lot of folks seem to check our website and read our posts, which we’re very thankful for by the way. In fact, there was 156,970 page views by over 15,000 unique visitors in 2012. That’s crazy for us to even think about ! What are all of those eyes checking out, you might ask? Well, here are the top 10 stories of 2012, for you to relive. You may notice a trend or two in what interests folks, by the way.
- Introducing Jasper, the Name of Wedgwood’s Newest Apartment Building
- New School Proposed at Thornton Creek Site. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD END APPROACHING
- Wedgwood Apartments (aka. Jasper): February Update
- New Key Bank Robbed on September 7th
- Pumpkins For Sale at the Hunter Farm This Year!
- A Tour of the New Jasper
- Residents Turn Out to Discuss the New, Proposed School on Thornton Creek Elementary School’s Playfields
- Wedgwood Community Council Proposes New Trail Through Inverness Ravine
- Ribbon Cutting Celebration Planned for the 39th Ave NE Greenway
- It’s a Desert at Desert Tan
The Wedgwood Block Watch has been a volunteer-run group of neighbors helping neighbors to coordinate and share important information on how to stay safe and vigilant of crime, suspicious activity, and in the event of an emergency. In 2011, the WCC updated our website to better serve the neighborhood. Last year, we transitioned from a paper-only Wedgwood Echo newsletter for WCC members to an list of periodic online listserves/newsletters that anyone can sign up for. At the beginning of 2012, you told us that public safety was your #1 priority. So, we’ve finally made updates to the Wedgwood Block Watch page and migrated our old email list to a Wedgwood Block Watch Google Group. Every Wedgwoodian far and wide is welcome to join the Wedgwood Block Watch Google Group if they’d like to receive periodic emails on how to keep our neighborhood safe.
Note: A HUGE “Thank You!” is in order for Ellen Blackstone, our fearless volunteer leader who has been extraordinary throughout the years as Block Watch Coordinator. She’s been vital in updating the website and creating the Google Group. Many, many, many thanks Ellen!
The Casey McNerthney wrote today on the Seattle PI about the history of the “Green House’s,” which appears to be on its way to being redeveloped into 6 separate buildings (4 residential, 2 live/work). Casey’s article summarizes the research that Wedgwood’s super-historical-guru, Valarie Bunn, completed on the house with the help of the historical genius of Jeannette Voiland and John LaMont of the Seattle Public Library and Greg Lange of the Washington State Archive. Its a fascinating article for anyone interested in the history of greater Wedgwood.
Currently, we have moved over the Wedgwood Announce and Land Use Email Listserves to this new service, although we’re working on moving over the others in time. To sign up for one of our new email listserves or just to read more about them, visit our Wedgwood Listserves page.
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It was 1 year ago today that we formally released this website and blog to the World Wide Wedgwood with a post on “Gardening with Bees.” Now after 242 posts we’re turning 1 year old.
Thank you for checking out our website, reading our blog, liking our Facebook page, following our Twitter feed, and subscribing to our email listserves.
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There’s lots of ways to follow what’s going on in Wedgwood and stay connected.
Of course there’s our friends at the WedgwoodView or our very own Facebook page and Twitter feed. However, have you added our RSS feed to your favorite reader or home page? Well now it’s even easier to do.