Let the derby begin!

Queen Anne Cub Scouts is holding its annual Pinewood Derby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Saturday at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1818 Queen Anne Ave. N. The Derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Each boy is provided with a block of wood from which he shapes his own uniquely designed Pinewood Derby car with help from his family and then races his car in competition. The cars are powered by gravity alone, barreling down a 30-foot track. This is a fun event, and the public is invited to come and see all the individual cars and races.

National Puzzle Day tomorrow at Children’s Museum

Sunday, Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day and aside from having floor puzzles, table puzzles and word puzzles available, the Seattle Children’s Museum in the Center House in Lower Queen Anne, there will also be a museum-wide puzzle!! Activities run from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit http://thechildrensmuseum.org/

Another one bites the dust?

Tenoch, the Mexican place along north end of the Ave may have closed. The place is shuttered and readers have reported no activity in the restaurant. The View will follow up to find out what has happened.
Tenoch closing would mark yet another closure of an independent retailer on the Ave. Ototo sushi and The Teacup closed at the end of 2011.

Aegis to report at LURC meeting

Land Use meetings can be somewhat dry. But the next Queen Anne Community Council Land Use Resource Committee meeting Feb. 13, should fill some seats.
The meeting will continue the discussion of the Aegis organization’s plan to build on property at 200 W. Galer St. The building will be four stories with about 66 bedrooms. As usual with any development is the issue of parking. Aegis plans to have 23 underground parking stalls, but some have questioned whether that would be enough to absorb the expected increase in neighborhood traffic.
One unusual aspect of the proposed construction is the possible cutting down of a few large Cypress trees on Third.
Aegis representatives spoke about the project at the last LURC meeting. This meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at The Queen Anne Manor at 100 Crockett St.

Snowy scene below

Queen Anne resident Todd Heckel was away during the big snowfall, but upon his return he took this magnificent photo of a snowy Seattle. There’s Green Lake to the left and Queen Anne and Magnolia up top.

Thanks for the photo, Todd.

Got a great holiday photo? You could win $250

Uptown Espresso in lower Queen Anne is hosting a BEST Holiday Photo Contest.” The winner gets a $250 Uptown Espresso gift card. Just click on the link to enter. https://www.facebook.com/aipnw?sk=app_95936962634