5 Spot: Vote With Your Liver Campaign

Looking for somewhere to watch the Presidential Debate on Wednesday, October 3rd?  Come join your neighbors at the 5 Spot and have a vote with your choice of drink!
Join the 5 Spot to watch the first presidential debate on the big screen Wednesday, October 3rd at 6pm as the 5 Spot and broVo Spirits join forces for the Vote With Your Liver Campaign.  The drinks that they will be featuring are:
Let Me Be Clear Martini
Absolute Citron, broVo Lavender, Curacao, grapefruit juice. No details, perfectly clear.
Joe’s Scranton Manhattan
Working class Beltway cocktail of Jim Beam Bourbon, broVo Douglas Fir, lemon & rosemary tincture.
Bain Baubles & Bubbles
Lillet, St. Germain, broVo Rose Geranium, lemon & sparkling wine…Silly…what recession?
Private Sector Sunrise
Tequila, broVo Ginger, lemon & simply syrup. We build-you drink-no government interference.
The 5 Spot has also rotated their menu and is focusing on Washington DC now.  Check out their menu on their website here.

Lost Cat Near 1200 Block of 3rd Ave West

Pablo is a large indoor/outdoor cat that has been missing since Thursday night. He’s a medium hair brown & black tabby, and weighs about 16 pounds (see pic below). He missed his evening home-dished meal, a favorite, so he may have wandered astray.

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Pablo’s home is in the 1200 block of 3rd Ave West. If you live in the neighboring blocks, please keep an eye out for Pablo and check your yards and garages.

His family is anxiously awaiting any news of Pablo sightings, information, or tips to help bring him home.

If you’ve seen Pablo, contact tips@queenanneview.com and we’ll be sure to get the news to his family. Thank you!

Vote for Your Favorite Space Needle Design!

If you live on Queen Anne, or any part of the city with a Space Needle view, you have a vested interest in voting for the Space Needle’s new look!

There are 6 nominees, and you can vote once daily until October 20th. The design that wins will adorn the top of the Needle for 6 months, as part of the Space Needle’s 50th anniversary.

Click on the picture below to vote!!!

Reminder: Metro Service Changes Begin Tomorrow, Saturday, September 29th

Several key changes to Metro Transit will take place starting tomorrow – check out Metro’s online guide for the planned changes as well as updated schedule and route changes.

Queen Anne routes affected starting tomorrow are listed below – links will take you to the timetable for each:

Route 2E is now 29: Route 29 will operate the same route as former Route 2E south of W McGraw St but will be extended to NW Market St & 28th Ave NW in Ballard via 3rd Ave W, W Nickerson St, Leary Ave NW and NW Market St. Also, southbound trips to downtown Seattle will operate on 2nd Ave instead of 3rd Ave.

Route 4: On Saturday in the early morning and late evening, and all day Sunday, Route 4 will not operate the West Raye St loop via Queen Anne Ave N, W Raye St, 2nd Ave W and W McGraw St. Also on weekends, one southbound trip to Judkins Park via First Hill leaving 3rd Ave & Union St at 5:37 am will be added.

New RapidRide D Line: replaces portions of Route 15 between Crown Hill and downtown Seattle via Ballard, Interbay, Uptown, the Seattle Center and Belltown.

Other Changes:
– Elimination of the Ride Free Area
– Pay-on-Entry: all riders will pay a fare as they board on all routes

Metro encourages people to pay with ORCA cards:

“The easiest, fastest and most cost-effective way to pay a transit fare is by tapping a pre-loaded ORCA card. ORCA offers many advantages, including ease of use, built-in transfers and the ability to manage your account.”

What’s in the Forum This Week?

Our Forum continues to see more posts, but we’d like to gently remind readers that the Forum is for you, so check out these recent posts and updates – and feel free to post your own question, announcements, events, and for-sale items:

  • A resolution to the strange noises heard at 10th Ave W and Howe – other neighbors heard it too, and the original poster contacted SPD via the non-emergency number (206-625-5011). If you live near the intersection and hear the noise, please do the same so SPD can follow up.
  • The Queen Anne Food Bank needs volunteers! Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches for the sack lunch program on Tuesdays from 7-8:30am and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30am. They also need help on Thursdays at the food bank from 2-4pm. Check out the post for contact details or to ask questions!
  • A local Queen Anne beekeeper is looking for volunteers to host beehives – check out the post to see the short list of requirements for hosting a hive (unfortunately, my yard is too shady and too small!), and to contact the beekeeper or ask questions!
  • And, finally, there are quite a few items for sale too!

Keep the posts coming, and, as always, we’ll keep fighting the good fight against spam!

Tomorrow is Free Museum Day!

If you’re looking for something FREE to do tomorrow, Saturday, September 29th, the Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring Museum Day Live! tomorrow. It’s an annual event where museums across the country, including some of our own local museums, allow free admission to anyone with a Museum Day ticket.

There’s a small catch – each ticket is good for two people, but tickets are limited to one per household. So, if you have 4 people in your household, two can get free admission, while the other 2 will have to pay full price (which, if those 2 people are kids or seniors, you can go for the discounted tickets for them).

Participating Seattle-area museums include (click links for tickets):

Henry Art Gallery
Log House Museum
Museum of History & Industry at Seattle Center’s International Fountain Pavilion
Nordic Heritage Museum
Seattle Art Museum
The Center for Wooden Boats
The Museum of Flight
KidsQuest Children’s Museum (Bellevue)

Click here for a full list of participating Washington museums.