Fun skiing video

Tiffany caught this daring skier doing something quite amazing at Highland Drive up at Kerry Park. Enjoy.

Slug some ale to support Alzheimer’s fundraiser

The Ales for Alzheimer’s fundraiser is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4-8 p.m.

For $40, in addition to supporting programs and services at the Alzheimer’s Association, you will have the opportunity to tour a select number of pubs and bars in lower Queen Anne and enjoy a variety of ales along the way. Registration includes one 8 oz. beer at each participating location, a commemorative t-shirt, the chance to win great door prizes, and free admission to the after party at Floyd’s featuring live music by The Bomb Squad!
For more information about Ales for Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association’s programs and services visit

Interview with Fuzzy

Seattle Animal Shelter: Fuzzy, can you tell our readers what the best thing about you is?
Fuzzy: Well, I get told almost hourly that I am especially cute. However, I also like to cuddle, which I know many people like.
SAS: I must agree, you ARE especially adorable. What do you like to eat?
FZ: I eat pellets, which have most of the nutrients I need, and I like hay (which keeps my digestive tract nice and clear). I just love vegetables, especially carrots and Italian parsley. I can’t get enough of them! When it comes down to it, I LOVE to eat.
SAS: Fuzzy, you are a senior rabbit. Do you have any comment about that?
FZ: Ask any Baby Boomer, and they will tell you that age does not define them! Yes, I am a senior, but I have life in me yet! I have things to do, places to go, and people to see!
SAS: So you don’t just nap all the time?
FZ: I must admit that I nap more than I used to, but I still love to explore and play with my toys. I love to chew on my straw mat and toss around my measuring cups. When my foster Mom is home, she lets me hop around the house (though she always supervises me – it’s so annoying). After a hard hour of playing and exploring, though, I do need to rest.
SAS: Fuzzy, we’ve been told that you’re deaf. Does that affect your life much?
FZ: There are some advantages to being deaf. I can’t hear many things that would be irritating, such as barking dogs or hissing cats. On the other hand, I am often startled. If someone comes up behind me and pets me or picks me up, it surprises me!
SAS: Fuzzy, do you have any final words for our readers?
FZ: I would really like to find a forever home. I am adorable, love to play, and can’t get enough cuddling. Even though I’m a senior, I deserve to be adopted. If someone chooses to love me, I will love them back with all my bunny heart!
Please visit Fuzzy at the Seattle Animal Shelter,2061-15th Ave. W.(1 mile south of the Ballard Bridge). The shelter is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon-6 p.m., and closed on holidays.

SPS snow make-up day set for Jan. 27

Seattle Public Schools will hold classes on Friday, Jan. 27 as a snow make-up day.
No school was scheduled for next Friday, a professional development day for staff, but instead will be used as a make-up day for one of the three snow days this week, as outlined in the 2011-12 school calendar.

Ballard High School fundraiser still on tonight

Experiencing cabin fever? Come out to Ballard High High School, meet some new neighbors, enjoy a delicious meal, and hear the sounds of the award-winning Ballard High School Music Program. The dinner is a fundraiser for the school’s music program. Adults $15  Students $10. The annual dinner is a key revenue generator for the school and organizers are expecting more than 650 guests. And since the snow has melted, any fears of cancellation have been allayed. The event is in the schools Commons and begins at 5 this afternoon.

Tent City 3 starts today at SPU

Eighty volunteers will help residents of Tent City 3 (TC3) move to the Seattle Pacific University campus today. This will be the first time SPU has hosted the group. TC3 will be located on Wallace Field, east of Royal Brougham Pavilion on West Nickerson Street, through March 24.
Even before they arrive on campus, SPU students, faculty, and staff, along with 27 local churches and organizations, have already lined up to welcome and serve the new neighbors.
Some of the SPU community projects include:

  • Weekly forums on homelessness and poverty.
  • Nursing faculty members and students will host weekly clinics to provide basic health care, education, and referrals.
  • Sociology professors and students are working on several projects, including a research survey on perceptions of homelessness.
  • Two basketball home games will have sock and blanket drives.
  • SPU’s Campus Dining services will deliver daily leftovers.

SPU’s website for the TC3 visit is TC3 has about 100 homeless people.