Traditional Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Wedgwood

The Wedgwood neighborhood teems with young families and on Halloween they will be out in costumed festivity for the traditional trick-or-treat in Wedgwood’s business district along 35th Ave NE.

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Thornton Creek in 2016: Watershed Updates

Northeast Seattle’s Thornton Creek watershed has had major work done on it in recent years.  How healthy is the water now?

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Pumpkin Season 2016 in Wedgwood

Although another neighborhood of Seattle claims to be the Center of the Universe, the Wedgwood neighborhood has a center of activity called The Gathering Place at the Hunter Tree Farm.  In October 2016 the site has once again been transformed into the Pumpkin Universe.

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Historic Street Names of Ballard

The Ballard neighborhood in northwest Seattle was an independent city until 1907.  After annexation to the City of Seattle, Ballard’s street names were changed to the numbered system, with a few exceptions such as Ballard Avenue NW.

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Wedgwood Rock in Seattle History

In the 1930s in Seattle mountain-climbing as a sport was more influenced by one person, Wolf Bauer, than any other.  Born in Bavaria in 1912, Wolf Bauer brought his love of mountaineering and outdoor life to his participation in Boy Scouts in Seattle, and he started the tradition of practicing on Wedgwood Rock to learn mountain-climbing skills.

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Celebrate Yesler Swamp

The wonderful Yesler Swamp Trail with amenities such as a boardwalk and benches, will celebrate its completion on Sunday afternoon, October 16th, from 1 to 3 PM.

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Representing Wedgwood: the Community Council

The new Seattle City Council District system cuts Wedgwood in half at NE 85th Street.

The new Seattle City Council Districts

In the year 2015 the City of Seattle reorganized City Council representation.  The City now has a councilmember for each newly created geographical district.  Districts were equalized to about 90,000 people in each.

The Wedgwood neighborhood in northeast Seattle has NE 85th Street as its centerpoint.  In the district divisions process, Wedgwood got cut in half with NE 85th Street set as the boundary between District 4 (blue section on the map) and District 5 (pink).  This has worked out to have some advantages in more interaction with more City representatives, since Councilmembers Rob Johnson and Debora Juarez each have part of Wedgwood.

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