Friday, June 8, 2012

Neighborhood garage sales set, come get deals Saturday morning

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Saturday morning, June 9th, Douglas Park Cooperative hosts the inaugural Neighborhood Garage Sales. The sales start about 9 a.m.

So far we have 4 households participating in the community garage sales. Feel free to set one up in your yard as we are hoping to draw people into the neighborhood during the sales. We also encourage barter during the event.

Here are the registered sales and some of their featured items:

13051 28th Avenue NE

A comfy red plush chair, set of four chairs, an office desk

25th Avenue NE and NE 130th Street


Police scanner, food processor (used once), safe, rooftop cargo carrier

Digital camera (no battery, charger or lens), camping gear, file cabinet, fisheye lens panoramic kit

    25th Avenue NE and NE 128th Street

    • Books
    • Shoes
    • Dishes
    • Home decor
    • Kids and baby gear and clothes
    • Maternity clothes size L and XL

    25th Avenue NE and NE 130th Street

    • Bicycle
    • Dresser
    • Record player and speakers
    • Collection of records
    • Television (or two) 

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

    PHOTOS: Bike Works class at Lake City Community Center

    The Bike Works class held at the Lake City Community Center on June 3rd was a success. About a dozen participants showed up for the Squeaky Brakes class while all the bike stands were occupied during the BYOBike drop-in class.

    Here are photos showing the class at the Lake City Community Center.

    Thanks to Annette Heide-Jessen for the photos!
    Students work on bikes during the class

    The Bike Works van parked at the Community Center

    Bike Works class in the back of the Community Center

    Participants try out their bikes in the parking lot.

    Class participants

    Davey Oil of Bike Works, left, teaches the class.

    Students in the class

    Students work on their bikes

    Learning about a bike

    Class participants

    Tools used during the class

    Laurel hedge topped at Virgil Flaim Park

    Seattle Parks and Recreation officials, property managers at the Lake City Professional Center and area residents have been working to control nuisance behaviors at Virgil Flaim Park.

    Over the last two days one of the most visible parts of the effort came with the topping of the laurel hedge that bordered the north end of the park.

    The hedge was overgrown and was known to residents and police as a place where people often engaging in nuisance behaviors were gathering.

    Other elements of the neighborhood and City plan include an increased police presence and possible illumination of the northeast corner of the park. Increased use of the park by the community is also an important part of the plan.

    The much smaller hedge looking to the east.

    Here is another view from the park.

    Looking northeast.