Halloween 2015: WCC Trick-or-Treat on Friday, October 30th

WCC trustee Gretchen uses her superpowers to safely guide revelers across the street

Calling all boos and ghouls to mark their calendars for the Wedgwood Community Council’s annual Trick-or-Treat with local businesses!

On Friday, October 30, 2015, from 4 to 6 PM, Wedgwood’s stores will once again open their doors to costumed characters big and small. Look for the flyer in the window of participating businesses and be sure to thank them for their community spirit.

Also keep an eye out for the festively-dressed Wedgwood Community Council volunteers who will serve as crossing guards at the NE 75th Street and NE 85th Street intersections. There will be heavy traffic during those hours, so parents are encouraged to model good safety behavior and instruct kids to look and listen before crossing the streets.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at what’s sure to be a scary good time!

A Successful Outdoor Cinema 2015

Pre-movie welcome and announcements from the Wedgwood Community Council.

On the evening of July 25, 2015, the skies cleared and Wedgwoodians turned out for this year’s Outdoor Cinema, held at The Gathering Place at the Hunter Tree Farm.  Eats, treats, service info and children’s activities were all enjoyed before settling in for pre-movie announcements and then the featured film, How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Outdoor Cinema is organized annually by the volunteers of the Wedgwood Community Council.  The costs are underwritten by community donations and by the support of neighborhood businesses.

This year’s advertisers on the WCC page, Outdoor Cinema event sponsors, participants and vendors are:  4 to Explore/Alex Pedersen, Adams Insurance, Cafe Javasti, Cleanscapes, Goreeng food truck, Homestreet Bank, Johnson’s Auto, Maid in the Northwest, Onelife Church (children’s activities table), QFC Grocery, Rainwise, Rxtra Care Pharmacy, Soul Purpose band, Sublime Corn Company, Sustainable NE Seattle, Van Gogh Coffeehouse, Wedgwood Broiler, and Wild Smiles Face Painting.

The next event, the very exciting Wedgwood Tree Shirt Contest, was announced on the night of Cinema.  Other highlights of the Outdoor Cinema evening:

See You at Cinema on Saturday

Saturday night, July 25 at 7:30 PM is the night of Wedgwood’s annual Outdoor Cinema.  It will be at The Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7740 35th Ave NE, next to the post office.  The evening will begin with food vendors, community-info displays and games for children.

Things to bring on Saturday evening:  bring the whole family except for dogs; bring lawn chairs and blankets for the cooler evening weather, and bring some money for food vendors and a donation to support the costs of the Outdoor Cinema which is brought to you by the volunteers of the Wedgwood Community Council.

Food offerings will include the Goreeng food truck, Kettlecorn and Javasti.  There will be displays and info from Homestreet Bank, QFC Grocery and Rainwise.  Games for children will be led by volunteers from OneLife Church.  Engine 40 of the Wedgwood Fire Station will be there to join in with the fun and games.

There will be a special presentation of a contest – you won’t want to miss it!  There will also be a Wedgwood Community Council info table where you can learn more about community activities and you can make a donation to support the work.

The movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, will be shown as soon as it gets dark enough, depending upon weather conditions.

Wedgwood’s Outdoor Cinema 2015!

This year’s Wedgwood Outdoor Cinema will be on Saturday, July 25 at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE, next to the Wedgwood Post Office. Live music, games for kids and food vendors, including the Goreeng food truck, will be available beginning at 7:30 PM with the movie starting at dusk.

Because last year’s dragon appearance was so popular, we’ll be welcoming Hiccup and Toothless back to the ‘hood with a showing of How to Train Your Dragon 2! Come join us as we watch them embark on a new adventure, discovering hundreds of new dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider.

See you at Outdoor Cinema on July 25!

Free Emergency Prep Starter Kits

Come to Wednesday nights’ Safety and Security Symposium in Wedgwood and receive a free backpack containing 3 days of emergency water and food rations for one person to start your home emergency kit.  If you have family members, bring them to the meeting for more.

Also available – a Map-Your-Neighborhood bag containing a hard hat and work gloves for those who commit to watch video on the Map Your Neighborhood  process for an easy overview on how to organize with your neighbors.

Come to the meeting.  It will be informative and interesting – and hey, free stuff!!!!

(Free stuff available while supplies last – but we have a lot).

Town Hall via Telephone on Tuesday

A message from Senator David Frockt, 46th District in the State Legislature:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Sen. David Frockt

I really enjoyed meeting with all the constituents who came to visit my office here in Olympia this past week. With thirty-eight days left in regular session, our focus is turning towards writing the 2015-2017 operating budget. While this will not be an easy process, I will do my best to see our safety net funded, tuition frozen or lowered, and that we meet our McCleary commitment to fully fund education.

I know how hard it is to travel to Olympia during the week and we as your 46th district delegates want to make sure to stay in contact during the legislative session. We want to hear from you on the issues most important to you. We hope you will be able to join us by phone on Tuesday, March 24th, for our Telephone Town Hall.

Tuesday March 24th

6:00 pm

Call 1-877-229-8493 and enter 18646

Shortly before 6 o’clock Tuesday evening, you should receive a phone call inviting you to stay on the line and participate in our Telephone Town Hall. If you want to ask a question, simply press “ * 3 ” (press the “star” button and then the “3” button). If for some reason you don’t receive the call and you want to join, please call the toll-free telephone number directly, 1-877-229-8493, and then enter the PIN code No. 18646 when prompted.

Valentines Day in Wedgwood

While technically not a holiday, Valentines Day is an opportunity to show someone some love.  Whether you want to get a gift to show appreciation to your mom or take your sweetie out on the town, Wedgwood has multiple venues for food, fun and entertainment for the celebration of love.

Take a look at the delicious food selections at the Wedgwood Broiler, located in the shopping plaza by the QFC at NE 85th Street.   The Broiler is on the list as one of Seattle’s best restaurants for prime rib.

The Wedgwood Ale  House at 8515 35th Ave NE and the Fiddlers Inn at 9219 35th Ave NE are  renowned for good grub and a lively music scene.

If you would like to cook a romantic meal at home, you are in luck because fresh, healthy and delicious food is available at LaPasta, 9118 35th Ave NE in the Morningside Market building.  Ready-to-cook fresh foods are packaged with instructions and can be prepared in less than thirty minutes.  LaPasta has a selection of side dishes, sauces, wines and chocolates, too.

Happy Valentines Day!

Meadowbrook’s Luminaria Walk

Since June 2014 the area along 35th Ave NE at NE 107th Street has been one huge construction zone.  Improvements to reduce flooding in the low area nearest to Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, may be finished in December. In the meantime, Meadowbrook Pond is still accessible — you can drive north on 35th Ave NE to the point of NE 107th Street, park at curbside or at the community center.

The Friends of Meadowbrook Pond invite everyone for a Luminaria Walk on Saturday evening, December 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  The walkways and bridges of Meadowbrook Pond will be lined with lights for a beautiful evening’s walk, with cookies and hot cocoa served.  Come and enjoy a winter’s evening of holiday lights.

Holiday Lights in Candy Cane Lane

The annual Candy Cane Lane holiday display begins at dusk on Saturday, December 6 and continues nightly from 4 to 10 PM through New Years Day.   Candy Cane Lane is a group of brick-Tudor houses built in 1929 whose castle-like style lends itself to transformation into a winter village of lights.  The homeowners on NE Park Road invite everyone to enjoy their festival of holiday cheer, and you are also encouraged to bring a canned food donation for the food bank barrels.

To get to Candy Cane Lane, travel south on 25th Ave NE to NE 55th Street (Kidd Valley hamburgers is on your left.) Turn right at NE 55th Street, then right again onto Ravenna Ave NE, keeping Ravenna Park always on your right. Then take the second right into Candy Cane Lane (NE Park Road) to travel in a clockwise direction through the display.

Halloween 2014: A Fun Night Out in Wedgwood

Join in the fun by becoming a Wedgwood Community Council member.

Halloween 2014 was another successful event in Wedgwood with all-out participation from businesses, crowds of kids, and Wedgwood Community Council volunteers as crossing guards.  Our thanks to everyone who came to join in the fun!  And don’t forget to renew your Wedgwood Community Council membership so that your voluntary contribution will continue to support great activities in the neighborhood. Email membership@wedgwoodcc.org to find out more!

Upcoming activities at the Wedgwood Community Council include planning for streets and land use projects.  Your participation is encouraged, just send an e-mail to find out when and where next steps will be worked on.

Do you know this Wedgwood cowboy? He rode herd on the crowds at NE 85th Street for trick-or-treat.

Wedgwood received a visit from Dorothy of the Land of Oz on Halloween.

Our thanks to all the Wedgwood Community Council volunteer crossing guards at Halloween 2014.

A good time was had by all at Wedgwood's trick-or-treat 2014.

Representatives from the 1950's attended trick-or-treat 2014 in Wedgwood.

Our thanks to long-time community council volunteer Brian, who is in his zillionth year as a Halloween crossing guard.