Volunteers provide much of the talent and energy behind the PNA Village to help and create a vital network of support for people to age in their own homes.
The Village is hosting a volunteer recruitment Happy Hour on Saturday, January 14, at the Phinney Center Blue Building, Room 1 (6532 Phinney Ave N) from 3 p.m. for people who are interested in volunteering and want to know more.
Potential volunteers will have a chance to hear current Village volunteers and staff talk about what it’s like to provide support that helps people age in their own homes and communities and to learn about the many types of volunteer jobs available.
There will be time for questions and discussion.
As a long time Village volunteer said, “I so enjoy the people I am getting to know, members and volunteers. It has enriched my life. I plan to keep doing this until I join as a member receiving services and have the joy of volunteers visiting me!”
The team at Goodwill are spreading the news that the end of the year is the perfect time to donate!
The simple act of cleaning out your closets and donating to Goodwill will help us help others with free job training and education programs. Goodwill has some simple tips to help maximize your donations.
“Goodwill is so appreciative of our many donors in the community,” said Arie Mahler, Donations Manger for Seattle Goodwill. “There are some small steps that can make a big difference in increasing donation value – such as using a rubber band to keep all the pieces of a puzzle together so none of the pieces are missing. “
Use these helpful tips and techniques to help bring the most value to your donations:
To keep pairs of shoes together, please tie them together by the laces or rubber band them together.
Rubber band or tape together boxes of games or puzzles.
Bag up clothing and linens to separate from other items.
Tape remotes to electronic devices. Tape a note to the electronic device indicating if it fully works.
Box or bag like items together such as putting all the clothes together or all the dishes together in one container.
For fragile items, please wrap them in paper and put them in a box and marked it “fragile.”
For furniture that needs assembly put all fasteners in a plastic bag and attach it to the furniture.
As part of the E-Cycle Washington program, Goodwill collects televisions, computer monitors, desktop computers and laptops free of charge. Items donated in good working condition will be thoroughly evaluated, and any existing data will be erased using certified technology tools. Items that can’t be sold will be recycled in accordance with E-Cycle Washington’s guidelines, which ensure that toxic materials stay out of our landfills.
Store revenues fund Goodwill’s free job training and education programs, which can lead to employment and fresh starts for people without jobs.
Goodwill provides career services that anyone can use to improve their chances of getting hired, including assistance in writing a résumé, job interview practice and access to job leads.
Our local Goodwill store is located at 6400 8th Ave NW.
A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into seven unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6528775. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.
Package theives are back in the neighborhood, according to a report from a My Ballard reader.
Jed had multiple packages stolen from his home at 17th and 65th. “Multiple packages were supposedly delivered but we never got them. Thinking they were likely stolen,” writes Jed.
Keeping this report of package theft in mind, remember when ordering online attempt to send the packages to your work location or to somewhere where people will be present to receive the package.
Alternatively, if you are ordering from Amazon they offer a secure Amazon Locker service where packages can be picked up from lockers at various locations around Seattle including at the Ballard 7 Eleven (1550 NW Market St). The service has no extra charge and provides additional security for your packages.
If you have experienced package theft recently email email@example.com with information and your location.
The City of Seattle is teaming up with Uber to offer discounted rides on New Year’s Eve.
Both new and existing customers can redeem a $10 discount on uberPOOL trips between 2 p.m. on December 31 and 5 a.m. on January 1.
Users can redeem the discount by entering the promo code SAFESTART2017 in the Uber app.
“Uber is committed to providing reliable transportation for Halloween,” said Brooke Steger, general manager of Uber Washington. “We want to make it easy for people to leave their keys at home and also give them the peace of mind that they’re not putting others at risk.”
The 8th annual New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge is set for 11 a.m., January 1, at Golden Gardens (8498 Seaview Pl NW) where locals can jump start their New Year by taking a dip in the sound!
The event was started by local resident Rick Sandvig after he saw the event become successful in Vancouver, Canada. Just a few dozen people took the plunge in 2009 and every year, the event continues to grow in numbers. Hundreds of people joined in the festivities January 1st, 2014.
Watch footage of 2014’s plunge to get a taste of what you’re in for.
Are you planning on taking the plunge? Email your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6486876. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.
Appeals of the above decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 1/9/2017.
The appellants have withdrawn their appeal. Pursuant to Hearing Examiner Rule 3.06, the matter should be, and hereby is, DISMISSED, and the hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017, is canceled.
All Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers including Ballard Pool
Things to remember:
On-street parking is free in Seattle on Christmas Day.
King County Metro Transit bus routes are operating on a Sunday schedule. Click here to check out more details about the holiday schedule.
Garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling will not be picked up in Seattle on Christmas Day. Thursday and Friday collections will be collected one day later that week due to the Christmas Day holiday. Please be sure to have your containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.
Do you know of any other events or information for Christmas Day 2016 in Ballard? Email us at email@example.com and we will add the information to the post.
A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three parcels of land. Project includes a unit lot subdivision of Parcel C into four unit lots. The construction of the live-work units and residential units is under project #6414921. The subdivision is for the purpose of allowing sale of lease of the individual live-work and residential dwelling units. Development standards will be applied to the development site as a whole and not to each of the new parcel and unit lots.
A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6489300. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.
A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6432849. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.
Appeals of the above decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 1/5/2017.