About West Woodland, Ballard

The West Woodland neighborhood is located in the SE corner of the Ballard District, in Seattle, WA.

CM Mike O’Brien at June 6 Phinney Ridge Community Council Meeting ​

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Our District 6 City Council Representative Mike O’Brien will be the special guest at Phinney Ridge Community Council’s next meeting to discuss policies that he and the Council are proposing that could affect our neighborhood.

This is an important chance to participate directly with our representative in city government. Questions for Councilmember O’Brien will be taken in advance, at the door.

Date: June 6 , 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The Phinney Ridge Community Council is an all volunteer, independent organization of residents and business owners that advocates for projects and policies that enhance our neighborhood. Meetings are open to all.

Learn More: http://www.phinneyridgecc.org

Ballard Bake Sale To Benefit ACLU

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Calories for a cause don’t count, right?

‘Sweet Justice Ballard’ is hosting a bake sale to benefit the ACLU of Washington on Sunday, June 4th, and you are invited to participate!

From event sponsor Stephanie Barnes Koster: “So many of you generously baked for the Seattle King County NAACP bake sale and helped us raise over $1000. If you are interested in baking or donating prepackaged drinks or snacks please let me know. Thank you neighbors!”

To volunteer, donate baked goods or drinks, please contact Stephanie Barnes Kloster at stephanie.barnes.84@gmail.com

Not a baker?  No problem!  

Come buy a sweet treat and help support the important work of the ACLU. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the ACLU.  Sale runs from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 936 NW 54th Street in Ballard’s West Woodland neighborhood.

Event details: https://goo.gl/847vAR

About Sweet Justice Ballard:

Sweet Justice is a group dedicated to grassroots networking and fundraising for social justice platforms. The group is based in the Ballard neighborhoods of Seattle, Washington. Our goal is to raise funds for social justice groups through bake sales and other community events, and to assist and empower individuals in creating fundraisers to support organizations they are passionate about.

Join Sweet Justice Ballard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1022593984551141/

Furry 5K Fun Run & Walk To Raise Funds For Seattle Animal Shelter

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Calling all paws!

Each year, thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by hundreds of four-legged runners join the fun in the Seattle Animal Shelter’s annual Furry 5K Fun Run and Walk. This year’s event is scheduled for June 11, 2017 at Seward Park. On-site registration starts at 10 a.m. and the race starts at 11:30 a.m.  All proceeds directly support the Shelter’s “Help the Animals Fund.” To preregister or for more information, go to www.Furry5K.com.

  Hurry and register before June 1st to get the $35 early bird pricing!

Register now: HERE

Where you’ll be racing: Seward Park 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S

Why you’ll be racing: Proceeds benefit Help the Animals Fund (HTAF). Established by the Seattle Animal Shelter in 1977, HTAF has been providing care for sick, injured and abused animals. The goal of this organization is to rehabilitate animals that have been subjected to cruelty and neglect. 

SPD Micro-Community Policing Plan Survey Results Are Now Available

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The Final Report of the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans evaluation and the results of the 2015 and 2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey are now available on the SPD Blotter and MCPP Webpage.

Access here: http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2017/04/18/seattle-university-issues-report-on-spd-micro-community-policing-plans/

Interested in viewing our neighborhood plan?  Ballard’s West Woodland Neighborhood is part of “Ballard South” and the plan document is available here: SPD – Micro Community Policing Plan – Ballard South

Past posts regarding SPD Micro-Community Policing Plans are available here: https://goo.gl/ceb9VG

Ballard Putt Putt & Beer Crawl to Benefit Bellwether Housing

Find your foursome! Ballard Putt Putt & Beer Crawl to Benefit Bellwether Housing is happening Sunday, May 7 from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Sponsored by West Woodland’s own Lucky Envelope Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Stoup Brewing, & Reuben’s Brews. $20 entry fee goes to local non-profit Bellwether Housing.

Sign up in at one of the breweries listed above. Space is limited. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/201739760316560/

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West Woodland Woman Creating Blessing Bags For Mary’s Place

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Photo:  Megan Lynch

For Mother’s Day, Sweet Justice Ballard member Megan Lynch is assembling and delivering blessing bags to Mary’s Place in Seattle. Each blessing bag will include a bottle of Jamberry lacquer, 2 sheets of accent wraps, a packet of Nourish hand cream, and chocolates.

I created these bags because every woman deserves to be pampered. It is my way of giving back locally using the tools I have, and supporting one of Jamberry’s values to Be A Blessing“, stated Lynch.

The cost of each gift bags is $15 and Lynch is asking neighbors to support this sweet surprise by making a cash donation to cover costs.  If interested, neighbors should contact Lynch by Sunday, April 16, 2017.  This will ensure adequate time to order, assemble, and deliver  the gift bags by Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Email Megan Lynch at meganemails@gmail.com if you’d like to sponsor a bag.

Ballard West Woodland Blessing BagAbout Sweet Justice Ballard:

Founded by West Woodland neighbor Stephanie Barnes Kloster, Sweet Justice is a group dedicated to grassroots networking and fundraising for social justice platforms. The group is based in the Ballard neighborhoods of Seattle, Washington. The goal is to raise funds for social justice groups through bake sales and other community events, and to assist and empower individuals in creating fundraisers to support organizations they are passionate about.

Join here:  Sweet Justice Ballard

Public Health Vaccination Data Available

It’s that time of the year! Kids are looking forward to warm weather fun and parents may be researching Seattle Public Schools options for the upcoming school year.

Before enrolling your child, make sure to review vaccination data from Public Health – Seattle & King County, access here: https://publichealthinsider.com/2015/02/06/look-up-immunization-levels-in-your-neighborhood/

The 2015-2016 school year data for West Woodland Elementary Kindergartners shows 89.9% vaccinated (MMR), which is up 8.4% from 2012-2013 (81.5% completion rate).

From Public Health – Seattle & King County:

“In general, coverage rates over 90% are thought to be necessary to protect the community most effectively from measles outbreaks through “herd immunity” of the population.”

Learn more here!

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