Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

Meadowbrook Community Meeting- May 10, 2016

Meadowbrook Community Center 7PM-8:45PM

I’m pretty excited about our upcoming May 10th meeting which is shaping up to be quite interesting. For our featured agenda item, we will have a family friendly slide presentation by Plant-for-the-Planet youth Climate Ambassadors and Michael Foster, founder Plant-for-the-Planet U.S.A. They will explore climate change challenges, opportunities and the actions

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

families can take during this significant time in history.

“Our generation is the first to feel the effects of climate change, and the last who can do something about it.” President Obama

Now that we have our annual elections behind us and the new bylaws approved, the MCC Sidewalks Committee has been busy applying for Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) and Neighborhood Street Fund grants (NSF). We will report of our successes and ongoing efforts at this next meeting.
Our re-certification package that we submitted to NDC was accepted, no problems. Meadowbrook and Wedgwood CCs have joined forces to pursue a greenways project on 32nd Ave Ne and I’m still exploring ways to do some community service work in the LaVilla Natural with Meadowbrook CC members. Standing reports on the garden, crime and the website will also be presented and ideas on topics for future meetings in 2016 will, as always, be welcome. Agendas will be available at the meeting. Mark your calendars– Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Dan Keefe, President

Meaningful Movies-February 13, 2015

Shady Chocolate Business

Friday, February 13, 2015, 7 P.M.WMM-flyer-February2015

Jubilee Hall, Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle

Shady Chocolate Business (45 min, 2012) is a documentary film about child slavery on the cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast and Ghana, about the multinationals in the chocolate industry that benefit from inexpensive cocoa beans, and about good-practices certification agencies that provide their seal of approval to some chocolate products. Some 800,000 children are estimated to work the cocoa supply chain. The documentary quotes an industry spokesperson who “asserts that the world’s biggest companies spend millions of dollars helping the children on the plantations to better lives–that more than 40 programs of education, the building of schools, hospital construction etc. are in operation in the Ivory Coast. But is this true? [spl.org catalogue].” Shady Chocolate Business will be paired, if license permission is granted, with a CNN documentary called Cocoa-nomics (25 min, 2014), a report from their worthwhile anti-slavery documentary series “CNN Freedom Project.” Valentines Day is coming up. Chocolate and now its sourcing should be on our minds.

Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

More information at: http://www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org/
Sponsored by the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition

Wedgwood Meaningful Movie 1/9/2015

FIXING JUVIE JUSTICE

Friday, January 9, 2015, 7 P.M. Doors open at 6:30PM

to be shown in
Jubilee Hall, Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle
(entrance at the NE 89th St. and 35th Ave. NE corner of the building)

Fixing Juvie Justice (57 min, 2013) is a documentary film about “restorative” or “transformative” justice. When youth are involved in conflict, harm, and “crimes,” are jails, prisons, and punishments the only options? “Fixing Juvie Justice” introduces us to some remarkable alternatives being used in Baltimore, Maryland and New Zealand. These alternatives are forms of “transformative / restorative justice” originating with the Maori people that we are just beginning to learn about, although they have been the practice of indigenous cultures for thousands of years. This new movement focuses on community building and criminal justice. Our discussion will consider what effect ‘fixing juvie justice’ might have in Seattle and King County.

Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

More information at: http://www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org/
Sponsored by the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition

Upcoming Safe Roads Awareness Week 3/25-3/28

Hi fellow NE Seattle and LCW-Area folks!
From: Per Johnson
Wedgwood Community Council

Several people and groups have been coordinating on an upcoming Safe Roads Awareness Week through NE Seattle in late March (Tues, 3/25 – Fri, 3/28) with a variety of events and activities intended to remind all of our fellow road-users of the need for safe roads for people. Some of these events may be of particular interest to you or your group. If they are, we encourage your groups to join us. You’ll notice that the week begins with a major event (Schulte Memorial Walk and Rally) and culminates with the formal announcement of a major SDOT traffic safety project for Lake City Way.

Here is a summarized agenda of events for that week.

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Night Out a HUGE Success

From: Terrie Johnston SPD

Night Out Seattle

August 6, 2013

I want to thank you for another successful Night Out.
776 blocks registered this year in the North Precinct’s neighborhoods. Add up all the registrants in the other four police precincts and the sum would be around 600 total. I know it is not a competition, but we have to be proud of the cohesiveness of the north end. I want to say thanks to all of you who registered; arranged for street closures; coordinated the potlucks and barbecues, etc. North Precinct Patrol officers; the Community Police Team, SPD management and I were out on Night Out, attempting to visit as many events as possible. My guesstimate is that over 100 parties were visited by SPD up here. On my foray out into the neighborhoods, I saw water balloons; bagpipes; drum circles; food trucks; Roosevelt brass band alum performances; face painting; pet parades; chalk drawings, and oh the bountiful tables of food.

It was a great night, and I hope you’ll keep the communication going year round. As we’ve always said, “A watchful neighbor is your best alarm.” Please contact me if you want or need any information from me. Thanks again for a great Night Out! Hope you can do it again next August.
Terrie Johnston
Seattle Police Crime Prevention
206-684-7711

Exceptional Fine Art in Your Neighborhood: Wedgwood Art Festival

Join us for the 8th annual Wedgwood Art Festival taking place on July 13th and 14th in the NE Seattle neighborhood of Wedgwood.

This fun filled event features a juried art festival, kid’s activities, community information, and more musical acts and food vendors than ever before. The festival is located at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm.

The juried art festival includes many returning favorites and many new artists primarily from NE Seattle. With a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. Choose a new painting, print or photograph for that bare space on your wall. Pick out some jewelry for an evening out, or a new ceramic mug for your morning coffee. Add some whimsy to your garden with a new outdoor sculpture. Choose from beautiful glass, mosaics, sculpture, fiber arts and more to add to your collection.

Always memorable, the musical lineup showcases a diverse variety of local talent. With the festival since the beginning, Dukes and Diva are back with an eclectic mix of a cappella music styles, including jazz, pop, doo-wop, and gospel, featuring popular songs from the 1950’s – 1980’s. Acoustic duo Everyday Jones’ diverse blend of soul, folk & pop with plenty of humor, harmony & talent give a show not to be missed. The Sam Marshall Trio headline Saturday afternoon with the blues. Other returning favorites include Latin influenced CocoLoco and Yaamba, an African marimba band. Some new sounds include the Centerpiece Jazz Band comprised of professional musicians, teachers and students from the non-profit Music Center of the Northwest. Accoustic string band The Wiretappers, and blues influenced vocal jazz group Cherie Blue round out the musical lineup.

The fun continues for kids visiting the festival. On Saturday morning, don’t miss the annual visit from the Seattle Fire Department’s Engine 40 while the first 100 kids will get a fire hat and picture with visiting Seattle firefighters. Thistle Theater returns with two puppet shows at noon on each day at the back stage. Saturday’s feature is “Yo! Ho! Ho! The Pirate Show!” and on Sunday come visit with “Mrs. Periwinkle and Possum.” The puppet shows are interactive, and kids can also participate in creating art at the children’s area, sponsored by Flowers for Lesotho and Roaring Mouse Studios. While you are at the festival, get some art on your face with Wild Smiles Face painting on both days.

Enjoy a meal or a snack while at the festival with the expanded food section. Among the newcomers is Braizen Sandwich Co., a new endeavor by Jake Braizen who was raised in Wedgwood. Jake has worked in restaurants in Washington, Alaska, and Louisiana, including the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge. He has also held the post of executive chef at Ponti Seafood Grill in Fremont. Among the other food offering are Athena’s featuring Greek specialties, Wedgwood and Maple Leaf favorite Café Javasti with pastries and coffee, Half Pint Ice cream, farm fresh food with Patty Pan Grill, and refreshing Lisa’s Hawaiian shave ice.

A big thank you goes out to our presenting sponsors: HomeStreet Bank, QFC, and Hunter Tree Farms. Thank you also to our official sponsors: Johnson’s Auto Repair, Safeway, US Bank, and Incentive Solutions. A full list of the 25+ Wedgwood businesses demonstrating support for the event can be found on the festival website.
More information including a list of participating artists and full entertainment schedule can be found on Facebook at Wedgwood Festival and at wedgwoodfestival.com