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Join the neighborhood celebration at Queen Anne Days on July 13th

June 10th, 2013 by Laura

Have you registered for the Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk yet? Well, if the answer is yes, then you’re already set to kick off Queen Anne Days, a community celebration sponsored by our local Queen Anne Merchants, the Queen Anne Helpline, and the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce. And the Fun Run/Walk is just the start!

Queen Anne Days 2013Saturday, July 13th is the premier day for Queen Anne Days, with tons of celebratory fun for all ages.

So what to expect? Well, there’s the aforementioned 3.3 mile Queen Anne Helpline Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk that starts at 5th Ave W and W McGraw at 8am for walkers, 8:20am for runners. Pre-registration runs though July 11th and $35/person gets you a t-shirt and an early morning of neighborhood fun. (same-day registration is $40/person). All entrants under age 5 are free, but it’ll run you $10 for a kid’s t-shirt. T-shirts and numbers are available to registered participants at the Queen Anne Farmers Market. You can also register and pick up your t-shirts and numbers at the Queen Anne Helpline Office at 311 W McGraw Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

Then, starting at 10am, the Queen Anne Merchants will be hosting a sidewalk sale. Queen Anne Ave N from Galer to McGraw will be decorated with festive umbrellas and balloons marking our local shops participating in the sidewalk sale.

Queen Anne Days 2013 agendaNext up, the Kiddie Parade, a community event that is open to the young and the young at heart alike. Begin lining up for the Kiddie Parade at 10:30am on Saturday, July 13th at 1st W and Crockett St. The theme is wide open, so get out your favorite costumes, hats, and festive attire – think Halloween in July! Plus, there’s an open call for anyone who plays an instrument and wants to form an impromptu marching band. The parade runs until noon, ending at the Queen Anne Community Center in time for the community BBQ.

The West Queen Anne Playfield (next to the Queen Anne Community Center) will be the staging area for fun events throughout the rest of the day. The Marqueen Garage is hosting a car show at 11am at the Playfield (stay tuned for a post with the details on getting your car or motorcycle in on the action) at 11am, and our local Queen Anne merchants will have tables set up so you can meet and greet our businesses too.

And, after you’ve perused the cars and the merchant tables, grab some grub at the Queen Anne Community Center Picnic and BBQ. The grills get fired up at noon and food will be available until 3pm. Plus, the Playfield will have Bounce Houses for kids and live music for all (rock and bluegrass bands).

Join in for a great Saturday at home, on Queen Anne! And, extend your Queen Anne Days to Sunday by supporting our local merchants and thanking them for helping make Queen Anne Days possible.

If you’re a Queen Anne merchant, and would like to participate in Queen Anne Days, please contact Sabrina 206.286.1024, Craig 206.940.3765, Diane 206.285.9100 or Charley 206.412.5802.

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Celebrate Your Queen Anne Neighbors! Neighbor Appreciation Day is Next Saturday

February 2nd, 2013 by Laura

Next Saturday, February 9th, is Seattle’s 19th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day. The day originated in 1995 when a Phinney Ridge resident asked the city to designate “a special day to celebrate the goodness in those around us” – then-Mayor Norm Rice designated the Saturday before Valentine’s Day “Neighbor Appreciation Day”.

What happens on this particular day? Well, it’s up to you – the day is set-aside to reach out to neighbors, meet new neighbors, and thank people, businesses, and organizations that make our Queen Anne neighborhood special and a great place to live.

If you don’t already have plans, the city has resources to help get Neighbor Appreciation Day kicked off. Suggested activities include block parties, potlucks, coffee, e-cards, neighborhood clean-up projects, Block Watch meetings, hosting a SNAP Preparedness meeting or just sharing stories about great neighbors.

The current list on the Neighbor Appreciation Day calendar for Queen Anne only lists the sold-out Stairway Walk and a Ballard Pool event – but there’s more:

  • Queen Anne Neighbor Appreciation Day Clean Up: The Scientology Environmental Task Force, Uptown Alliance and Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce will lead a community cleanup, 9am – noon, starting at Counterbalance Park. Tools and gloves will be available and maps with projects will be provided. For more information contact Ann at 206.284.0604.
  • Queen Anne Fire Station 20: Visit your local fire station on Saturday February 9, 2013 for the 19th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration. Open from 11am-1pm.

Let us know if you have any additional Queen Anne Neighbor Appreciation Day events planned – or are planning one – for next Saturday.

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Transfer station remodel, offshore oil rig, Sean Penn & other news from nearby neighborhoods

July 20th, 2011 by Thea

Here are a few headlines from nearby neighborhoods:

Offshore oil drilling rig from Alaska moving through Puget Sound

Wallingford transfer station gets unanimous recommendation for reconstruction plan

Actor/director Sean Penn seen running around Green Lake on Monday

Tips on swimming in Green Lake

Couple eating their way through Ballard

Kids paint, dance & play all summer long at Fremont Abbey

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Queen Anne Community Council meeting agenda

February 2nd, 2011 by Thea

It’s that time again, the Queen Anne Community Council is having its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, February 2 at the Queen Anne Community Center.

Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda for tonight:

Update 9 a.m.: The QACC released last month’s agenda by accident, which was subsequently republished here. Below you’ll find the corrected, February meeting agenda.

  • 7 p.m.: Adoption of Agenda; Approval of Minutes; Treasurer’s Report
  • 7:10 p.m.: Open Forum—Comments
  • 7:20 p.m.: FOLKpark—Don Harper
  • 7:30 p.m.: Solarize Seattle—Update Don Harper
  • 7:35 p.m.: West Mercer Place—Glenn Avery
  • 7:55 p.m.: Smith Cove Land Trade—Don Harper
  • 8:00 p.m.: Committee Reports
  1. LURC/Planning—Craig Hanway
  2. Transportation—Glenn Avery
  3. Parks—Don Harper
  4. Communication—Michael Lapin
  5. District Council—Mike Warren
  6. NAC—Kirk Robbins, Jim Smith, Glenn Avery, Don Harper
  7. Social Issues—Kirk Robbins
  8. Police & Crime—Allen Panich
  • 8:45 p.m.: New Business
  • 8:55 p.m.: Adjournment

Upcoming QACC meetings, sub-committee meetings, and events:

  • QACC: March 2, TBA
  • Parks Committee: February 15, Queen Anne Community Center, 7:30 p.m.
  • LURC/Planning: February 28, Queen Anne Community Center, 7:00 p.m.
  • Transportation: February 23, Queen Anne Community Center, 7:30 p.m.
  • NAC: February 16, Port Headquarters, 4:30 p.m.
  • District Council: February 14, Magnolia Community Center 7 p.m.
  • Queen Anne Clean and Green February, 12 9 p.m.
  • SNAP: Queen Anne Library February 8 6:30 p.m.

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Queen Anne, the best neighborhood

October 12th, 2008 by Miss Kitty

Seattle Magazine named Queen Anne the best of the neighborhoods their annual edition devoted to “the best of everything.” Well, it’s not news to those of us who live in this urban oasis, is it?  We know about the views of just about everything there is to see from our view spots such as the Space Needle, the Puget Sound, Lake Union, those mountain and Olympic views, and more.  Why do you think King TV uses Kerry Park for those endless live shots featuring those NBC news anchors who drop by to give interviews “over Seattle?”

We love the variety of restaurants, trendy and traditional, coffee and tea shops, gift stores, and clothing boutiques. 

And best of all, we’re just a “hop, skip, and jump” to downtown.  So we’re not on the list of the most affordable neighborhoods, but that’s OK, too!

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