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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Safe crossing at Halloween.
Wedgwood’s traditional trick-or-treat will be held in the business district on Friday evening, October 31st from 4 to 6 PM. Volunteer crossing guards will be stationed at the intersections of NE 75th and 85th Streets along 35th Ave NE.
Parents are advised to be alert and model good safety practices such as stop, look and listen when crossing the streets.
Look for the costumed volunteers at the Wedgwood Community Council information table to find out what’s going on with neighborhood issues. Be sure to renew your WCC membership so that your voluntary contribution will continue to support great activities in the neighborhood. Email email@example.com to find out more!
Cartoon by Bob Cram for the Wedgwood Community Council Newsletter September 1994.
Wedgwood’s trick-or-treat tradition began in the 1950′s with local businesses.
On Friday, October 31, 2014, from 4 to 6 PM Wedgwood will again be visited by costumed characters for the annual business-district Halloween trick-or-treat. Look for the orange flyer in the window of participating businesses and be sure to thank them for their community spirit.
Watch for the Wedgwood Community Council volunteers who will serve as crossing guards at the intersections of both NE 75th Street and NE 85th Street. There will be heavy traffic during those hours so parents are encouraged to model good safety behavior with their children and teach them to look and listen before crossing the streets.
See you at trick or treat!
What can you do in a parking space? You can create a park for a day on September 19, 2014 from 9 AM to 3 PM, a creative activity to turn parking spaces in Seattle into a temporary art zone, recreational area, non-profit info table or business advertising zone.
PARK(ing) Day happens once a year, on the third Friday in September, and is an opportunity for any Seattleite to temporarily turn parking spaces into parks. The event raises awareness about important issues like creating a walkable, livable, healthy city and can be used by any group to advertise their business or services.
A one-day park is in one or two on-street parking spaces, but cannot be the spaces closest to the corner of a block. Traffic cones must be used to mark off the one-day park, and there are restrictions on the height of items used in the space. See the Frequently Asked Questions for guidelines and application info. Applications are due by August 29.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Summer Cinema. Between the amazing weather, delicious snacks, lively music and fun kid’s activities, it was an evening to remember…. Especially once young Hiccup and his dragon, Toothless soared across the screen in “How to Train Your Dragon”!
The WCC would like to say a special thank you to our 2014 Cinema sponsors, Douglas Fir business members, and participants: Homestreet Bank, Van Gogh Coffeehouse, QFC, Johnson’s Auto, Maid In the Northwest, JA Garden Design & Maintenance, Zeeks Pizza, Jesse Paulson Real Estate, Rx Pharmacy, Adams Insurance, Wedgwood Drama, Sublime Corn & Shave Ice, OneLife Church, Seattle Fire Department #40, and the Soul Purpose Band. This event wouldn’t be possible without their support!
If you missed the Cinema, or just want to relive some of the fun, check out the snaps below. Hope to see you in 2015!
This year’s annual Outdoor Cinema will be on Saturday, August 2 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 will be available beginning at 7:30 PM with the movie starting at dusk (as soon as it gets dark enough!)
In keeping with the ever-so-popular dragon lore of our time, we will be showing How to Train Your Dragon! Some of you will have already seen How to Train Your Dragon 2 by the time Cinema rolls around, so come on out to go back to the beginning, when young Hiccup befriends his first dragon.