Briefs: Free transit for students, Phinney garage sale for kids gear, Obec turns one, and PARK(ing) Day apps due

A few quick stories from around the neighborhood and beyond…

FREE ORCA CARDS FOR STUDENTS: High school students around the city are getting their free ORCA cards in the mail starting this week, thanks to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s “ORCA Opportunity” program. The program makes Seattle the largest American city to offer free, unlimited public transit for high school students.The ORCA passes are good for one full year.

OBEC TURNS ONE: Ballard’s Obec Brewing is celebrating a milestone this weekend, with their one-year “Beer-iversary” on Saturday, August 25 starting at noon. They’ll have a special beer release and a performance from Ready, Steady, Go at 7pm. Paparepas food truck will be serving Venezuelan food from 2 to 8pm.

PHINNEY GARAGE SALE FOR KIDS CLOTHES: The Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N) has announced their annual Gently Used Kids’ Clothing and Gear Sale, happening Saturday, September 22 from 9am to 1pm. The sale is a great place to find clothing for newborns to 10-year-olds, plus shoes, toys, books, strollers, sports gear and more. For more about the sale, find the PNPC Kids Sale on Facebook.

PARK(ING) DAY APPLICATIONS DUE: If you’re thinking about setting up a pop-up parklet for Seattle’s PARK(ing) Day on September 21, you need to get your application in by Friday, August 24. If you need inspiration for your parklet, visit the PARK(ing) Day website, then read the city’s step-by-step guidelines, and apply online.


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Lex Seneff
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Lex Seneff

Would probably be cheaper and safer to just get them Uber passes, especially if riding at night.

briarrose
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briarrose

They have no need to be out at night.

Lex Seneff
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Lex Seneff

I don’t think we should be dictating to parents how to raise their children.

asking for a friend
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asking for a friend

No Uber pass = dictatorship. So insight.

Paintking
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Paintking

@ Lex: Um, your government has been in the business of raising your kids for years now. WTF is PC then all about? Let’s talk flu shots. Who knows best there? Schools have kids for way more time than most parents dream of. In fact they’ve become indoctrination camps. Got earth day? Perhaps they can “take a knee” before school starts soon then too?

Lex Seneff
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Lex Seneff

I do agree with what you are saying, but I think the Uber passes are a good idea. Or maybe Lift?

After a work party we had taxi vouchers to have people avoid drunk driving, maybe we could leverage that?

Cyclone Daniel
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Cyclone Daniel

And of course there are the truckloads of middle schoolers who take the metro to and from school every day

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

I remember soldiers sitting next to me…

Mom
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Mom

Only public school kids?

skip
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skip

Free? Says who?

Paintking
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Paintking

Vote to take $$ from your neighbors so you can get free shit. What a country. Next these people will allow illegals to stay and vote, and naturally, vote “d”, of course. Oh wait, already been done, Oops. All this in a city flush with $$$$$. Poor Nuevo riche, can’t even afford to ride the bus.

Truth
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Truth

God forbid we have a properly funded society, where kids have access to a good education. I at least hope that they get enough of an education that they don’t spend all day on a neighborhood blog, regurgitating demonstrability false trash that they heard some highly paid radio or TV personality yelling at them.

Maybe that’s too much to hope Scott?

Newton
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Newton

My high school kid has always gotten a free ORCA pass. I don’t understand why this year Jenny Durkan gets credit for it. This has been a longstanding way the the Seattle Public Schools offset transportation costs – by turning the kids loose on the public buses.

Moi
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Moi

YOUR high school kid was part of a segment that qualified. Now EVERYONE qualifies.

rambogirl
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rambogirl

I am a senior who rides metro. I have been pushed down, shoved many times by school age kids wanting to jump on bus or get next to window. I no longer take the bus during hours these kids commute to & from school as it is now. Now we will have these kids joy riding buses all day long. Parents PLEASE teach your offspring how to ride bus responsibly. So tired of lazy ass parents expecting schools to raise the little heathenś.