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Volunteers trek beer From SODO to Green Lake to promote neighborhood walkability

Yesterday’s Earth Day celebration (Sunday, April 22, 2012) at the Latona Pub (6423 Latona Ave NE) was, by all accounts, a success. The Latona Pub held the event in partnership with Feet First, Two Beers Brewing Company and Immersus Tours. Latona Pub owner Bob Brenlin was quoted in a press release from Feet First as saying the following about the Earth Day event: We’re participating in this event because we all benefit from a more walkable city. Most of my customers live or work walking distance from the pub. The more walkable the city is, the better my business does and the safer the streets become as our visitors choose…

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Green Lake Small Craft Center vandalized with “KONY ’12″ graffiti

The Green Lake Small Craft Center (5900 West Green Lake Way N) has been vandalized. “KONY ’12″ was painted on the facility’s wall some time last night (Friday, April 20, 2012). Photojournalist Joshua Trujillow took the following photo this morning: “The graffiti caused many that passed it to comment negatively about the Kony 2012 campaign,” Josh reports on, a My Green Lake news partner. More, from Josh: Invisible Children’s “Cover the Night” event, part of the organization’s controversial “Kony 2012″ campaign to bring attention to the crimes of Joseph Kony, continued as planned Friday night, albeit much smaller than originally thought. The campaign by…

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Earth Day celebration at the Latona Pub

The Latona Pub (6423 Latona Ave NE) is hosting their annual Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Feet First, Latona Pub, Two Beers Brewing Company and Immersus Tours. It benefits Feet First, which works to ensure that all communities in Washington State are walkable. Tickets, available here, are $20. Your ticket gets you a Feet First pint glass and a mug of Two Beer’s limited edition Hand Truckin’ Wheat Ale. Hand Truckin’ Wheat Ale is a bright colored draft with a soft, slightly fruity aroma that is both brisk and refreshing. This beer is a tribute to people powered beer…

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Solarize Northwest Seattle hopes to bring community-supported solar energy to Green Lake

photo: shannonkringen Solarize Northwest Seattle, a group of Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford and Green Lake residents working toward community-supported solar energy, is next meeting in Room 3 of the Phinney Neighborhood Association‘s Phinney Center (6532 Phinney Ave N). The informational meeting will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7 p.m. This new effort is being supported by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, Sustainable Ballard, Sustainable Greenwood-Phinney, Phinney Ridge Community Council, and other like-minded organizations. We’re seeking more neighborhood groups to join, and individuals to help spread the word. Our group is building a grassroots effort to win the bid when the next “Call…

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Resident rallies neighbors to bring a credit union ATM to east Green Lake

In August 2010, the BECU ATM located next to the Green Lake Peet’s Coffee and Tea (6850 E Green Lake Way N) was removed. A new ATM, operated by Chase Bank, was later installed in its place.     Thanks to the the CO-OP ATM Network,  Green Lake residents who use credit unions have access to several other surcharge-free ATMs, including nearby ATMs in the west Green Lake 7-Eleven (7314 Aurora Ave N), the Wallingford 7-Eleven (101 NE 50th) and the Roosevelt Safeway (7300 Roosevelt Way NE). However, the loss of the Green Lake BECU ATM was frustrating for many in the east Green Lake area who relied on its convenient location….

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