Garfield HS Raffle for Tesla electric car

Garfield HS is holding a raffle for a Tesla Model S, an all electric car, for the second year in a row. The net proceeds from the raffle go to fund things like 9th-grade science, a volunteer coordinator for classroom support and tutoring, library, art & photography materials, band uniforms, student planners and so much more. Last year the raffle alone raised over $75,000 and the majority of ticket holders did not even have a student at the school!

The Tesla Team are selling raffle tickets at one location this weekend. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased with cash, check or credit card. Look for our friendly sellers and display posters!! And remember, all net proceeds go to Garfield High School!
WHERE: Outside Uwajimaya, 600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
WHEN: Sunday, February 23, 12:00-3:00 PM

Notes: If you would like to purchase tickets and can’t make this sale – please contact [email protected]Tesla-Raffle-FLYER-2014

Meet our new Capt. Davis and Nightclub discussion at February 27 EastPAC Community Meeting

EastPAC-LogoThere has been a lot of activity recently focusing on the liquor license renewal for Waid’s Haitian Lounge at 1212 East Jefferson Street.  Waid’s features live and recorded music seven nights a week. According to the Seattle Stranger, Waid’s is “A Haitian bar and neighborhood hangout with tasty food, strong drinks, and DJs and dancing on the weekends.” Although several citizens enjoy this nightclub, for several years the surrounding neighbors have stated concerns about late night noise, violence and other unsettling activities in and around the establishment.

Our EastPAC February agenda will feature an update about Waid’s (and other nightclubs, should you have questions) and the opportunity to voice your concerns and ask questions.  We have invited Officer David Stitt, the Washington State Liquor Control Enforcement representative for our area, and Bill Reddy, who coordinates the City of Seattle Nightlife Premises Regulatory Enforcement Unit. Also present to brief you on the City’s activity relating to this matter will be the East Precinct City Attorney Liaison, Matt York.

Also, as many of you know, we have a new Captain!  Come and meet Capt. Pierre Davis, who is very interested in your Precinct-wide concerns.  Please join me in welcoming Capt. Davis!  I have spoken to him and he is very committed to working with us! Operations Lt. Bryan Grenon and CPT Sgt. Jay Shin will also be present.

And, as always, there is plenty of room on the agenda for Community and Neighborhood Concerns!See you next Thursday!

East Precinct Advisory Council Community Meeting

Thursday, February 27, 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Seattle University, Chardin Hall, Room 144

1020 East Jefferson

Enter campus at 11th and East Jefferson – Park free in the lot in front of the building


All the Best,

Stephanie Tschida, EastPAC Chair

Precious Gifts 7, a day care/ preschool, currently has openings

At Precious Gifts 7 Day Care and Preschool children have fun learning and engaging in a warm, bright, and loving atmosphere. Full time openings are currently available for toddlers-preschoolers; infant room is full. Families are encouraged to enquire about the infant waiting list.

Precious Gifts 7 is a home day care and preschool conveniently located in Seattle’s Central District. Licensed for 12 (infant through school age) and run by 3 caring providers, Precious Gifts 7 is an ideal facility for families looking for a safe and engaging place to both nurture and educate their child.

-Care providers have over 55 combined years caring for children; all are background checked, 20 star certified, and CPR and first aid trained
-Leader in Early Achievers Program
-Participant in Washington State Healthy Meals Program
-Licensed for 12 children.

Learning is guided by your child’s own interests and developmental needs as well thematic units led by providers.
-Reading, writing, math, science, music, and art stations in the toddler and preschool rooms
-Thematic units based on holidays and seasons
-Role play stations help children develop social skills and peer interactions
-Active play and movement lessons develop a healthy body
-Lessons on healthy habits to decrease illness and support self-care

Please give use call to schedule a tour!

Vonzella Avery

(206) 331-3925

Pratt Fine Arts Center Now Accepting 2014-2015 Scholarship Applications

prattsqlogoPratt is proud to offer three merit-based awards to artists in the coming year. Awards are used towards classes and studio rental at Pratt and are available for emerging and established artists. Some awards include a cash stipend.

For more information and to apply, please visit:


IMG_1044UPDATE: He has been returned to his family. :)

Min Pin, Male, Found at 29th and Jackson on 2-18-14

Has some distinguishing marks. Please reply to this post to confirm it’s your dog. We want to get him to his home! :)IMG_1041

Local House Cleaning Company Soliciting Clothing Donations for Homeless

winter-warmth-campaign-flyerSimply Clean has entered the final weeks of their first-annual Winter Warmth campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness to the added difficulties our local homeless population face during the colder winter months.

Simply Clean provides Seattle house cleaning services throughout King County and has used their relationships with their local clients to generate suitable winter clothing for donations. The clothing already received from clients has been donated to local organizations such as Mary’s Place, PSKS, and Jubilee Women’s Center.

With the help of the Central District community, Simply Clean hopes to generate additional clothing donations to help those in need. Suitable clothing donations would be shoes and boots, hats, scarves, jackets, sweatshirts, socks, gloves, and other similar clothing geared towards the rainy, cold Seattle weather.

All clothing donations should be in lightly-used to new condition. Clothing should contain no rips, tears, stains, or other damage. All donations should be washed ahead of time and placed in Hefty bags for easy distribution.

If you’re interested in donating clothes through the Winter Warmth campaign, please send an email to [email protected] to setup a drop-off time their Seattle location.

Simply Clean
1818 Westlake Ave N Suite 232
Seattle, WA 98109

Fibromyalgia Study at the University of Washington

For the first time, researchers at the University of Washington are testing whether two treatments are better than one for patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common and disabling disorder. Currently, no single treatment has been found to be totally effective for all who have FM.  The University of Washington’s Fibromyalgia Research Program is currently conducting a study to compare the benefits of combining pharmacological and behavioral health treatments for FM. The need for a study like this stems from the lack of therapies that provide more than modest relief for the estimated 3 to 6 million Americans, mostly women, with the often debilitating disorder.

If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in this study, please contact the Fibromyalgia Research Program at (206)221-1737 or [email protected] (we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any information sent via e-mail).

Join Feb. 15th Day of Organizing, Education & Music for $15/hour minimum wage!

1621869_761576303870324_552673214_nThe Fight for 15 in Seattle has been gathering momentum, but winning a $15/hour minimum wage will require the active participation of thousands.

Join 15 Now for a massive Day of Organizing, Education, and Music THIS SATURDAY, where along with other activists, workers, labor unions, and community organizations, you will get a chance to participate in workshops and actions to build the $15/hour minimum wage movement in Seattle. Then we party with food, drinks, and a rally featuring the musical talents of the dynamic hip-hop artist RA Scion and the smooth jazz fusion stylings of Epiphany Jam Experience. Hear from speakers Jill Stein (Green Part Presidential Candidate 2012), Kshama Sawant (Seattle City Councilmember), James Bible (Seattle/King County NAACP President), David Rolf (SEIU 775NW President), and many more!

SEIU 775 Headquarters
215 Columbia Street, Seattle

Saturday, February 15
2pm Workshops, 7pm Rally

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Free Community Life Skills Workshops!

CommunityLifeSkillsWorkshopPoster2Taking care of yourself in the world isn’t always easy. Parents, do you wish your kids could get a chance to practice basic manual life skills like how to change a tire or use a ladder? Maybe you are an adult who would like to brush up on First Aid/CPR or safe ways to work out in the yard? Cappy’s Boxing Gym is hosting a series of four Community Life Skills Workshops covering:

– First Aid/CPR (March 8th, 2:00PM-4:00 PM)
– Basic Hand Tool Use (March 15th, 2:00 PM-4:00PM)
– Basic Car Maintenance/Care (March 22nd, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
– Basic House and Yard Care (March 29th, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM)

With sponsorship from Swedish Hospital, Cappy’s is able to offer these workshops for FREE. Workshops will be held at the Gym, 1408 22nd Ave, and are open to the Public but you must pre-register. For more information OR to sign up your family, contact [email protected] or call 206-322-6410