Fun Free First Thursday

Some Seattle museums offer free admission on the first Thursday of every month.  On the Free First Thursday of December 1, 2016, a trip to museums in downtown Seattle offers the additional delight of viewing holiday-season decorations in nearby hotels and stores.

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December in Wedgwood: Hunter Tree Farm

Hunter kiosk 12.13.2014William O. Hunter and his wife Carol met at Shelton High School in rural Mason County, Washington, where William’s father had a dairy farm.  William and Carol married in 1948 and they began taking the farmland into the next-generation of business development by growing and selling evergreen Christmas trees.

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Growler Guys Opens Today

Saturday, November 19th at 5 PM is the long-awaited opening of the Growler Guys at 8500 Lake City Way NE.  This site on Wedgwood’s western edge was once part of a cluster of road houses along the highway.

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The History of Wedgwood’s Neighborhood Pubs

The Wedgwood neighborhood’s two pubs, the Wedgwood Ale House and the Fiddler’s Inn, anchor the business intersections of NE 85th and 95th Streets along the main arterial of 35th Avenue NE.  The story of the founding of each tavern in the 1930s reflects the growth and development of the Wedgwood neighborhood.  Today, the word “pub” is often used to indicate the expansion of the menu with meals as well as drinks, and activity programs of music, watching sports on TV, or special events such as a trivia contest.

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Traditional Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Wedgwood

The Wedgwood neighborhood teems with young families.  At Halloween 2016 kids 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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