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Entries from November 2010

Snow around the U-District

November 22nd, 2010 by master

5:30pm  Here are some live images of SDOT cameras around the U-District that refresh every minute or so. 2nd image is Montlake Blvd at 25th Ave.

3:30pm  Looks like the most intense snow will fall over the next couple of hours.  The wind won’t help things.  The Seattle Parks department is closing all community centers programs scheduled after 6pm as well as all athletic fields.  You can check out this video of snowfall around the U-District and Wallingford from our news partners at the Seattle Times.

12:30pm We’re adding some photos taken by Jeff during his walk to work on NE 45th at I-5.

8:30am As you can tell from the SDOT traffic cameras around the U-District, the snow is definitely sticking around where cars haven’t already passed over it. These images were taken around 8am from Montlake Blvd near Husky Stadium and on NE 45th near U Village. Send your photos to tips@udistrictdaily.com and we’ll post them. Also feel free to post any snow info or conditions on your street in the comments below.

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U-District History: University Seafood and Poultry

November 22nd, 2010 by master

by Becca Prashner

When jets were still the preserve of the military, one of the Ave’s oldest businesses opened its doors. The Erickson family started University Seafood and Poultry Company during the 1940s, years before the first commercial jet flight.

This week, as we prepare for Thanksgiving feasts, our weekly U-District History column focuses on the closest equivalent the U-District has to a mom-and-pop butchery. University Seafood and Poultry Company is located at 1317 NE 47th street, just off of the Ave. It started as an open-market stand just across from the Wilsonian apartments, but had to move when the Bank of America opened at that location.


Photo by Clayton Getsinger

The owner, Dale Erickson, is the second generation owner. His father was the founder. Dale Erickson, says of the company that “since the day of the jet, the business has really changed a lot.”

What started as a humble fish stand now supplies restaurants around Seattle, with a healthy number of walk-in customers. Most of the fish in the shop are local, but Dale gets shipments from all over the world now that they can be flown in fresh: on display are Alaskan troll salmon, dungeness crab, and tanks of live oysters and lobsters in the back.  Continue reading at the link below.

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Metro buses on snow routes Monday

November 21st, 2010 by master

Metro just announced (5 p.m.) that all bus service during Monday morning’s commute will be on snow routes.

The Monday forecast from the National Weather Service indicates that cold temperatures and more moisture could cause snowfall in King County starting in the morning and lasting throughout the day.

The local forecast includes the possibility of 1 to 2 inches of snow, plus north winds gusting up to 37 mph.

Check Metro Online at www.kingcounty.gov/metro/snow. The link is a little confusing, but it shows both transit alerts and, by scrolling down, the snow routes for buses.

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Come “Meet the Mammals” at the Burke on Saturday

November 19th, 2010 by master

By Joon Yi

The Mariner Moose, an orca skeleton and hundreds of other mammals will be at the Burke Museum Saturday (11/20) for the fifth annual Meet the Mammals.  The Burke has invited the public to see, touch and learn about the 29 orders of mammals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participate in family-friendly activities, including assembling an orca skeleton with the Seattle Aquarium or making ‘orca hats’ with Friday Harbor’s Whale Museum. Also, the Mariner Moose will be making rounds among the crowd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


 
The Burke’s mammalogy collection includes hundreds of specimens, including the egg-laying echidna from Australia and the long toothless skull of the giant anteater. Almost all specimens can be touched or held with an expert for each specimen to share info and explain the research they do with the specimen.
 
“It’s a fun day for people-watching. Enjoy all the other folks, young and old, who are hanging out at the museum, checking out all the remarkable mammal specimens, skulls, bones, and other representations of mammals,” said Jim Kenagy, Curator Emeritus of Mammalogy for the Burke Museum and coordinator of Meet the Mammals.
 
This event is $9.50 general, $7.50 seniors, $6 students and youth five years or older with ID. It is free to Burke Members, children 4 and under and UW staff, faculty and students.

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Come "Meet the Mammals" at the Burke on Saturday

November 19th, 2010 by master

By Joon Yi

The Mariner Moose, an orca skeleton and hundreds of other mammals will be at the Burke Museum Saturday (11/20) for the fifth annual Meet the Mammals.  The Burke has invited the public to see, touch and learn about the 29 orders of mammals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participate in family-friendly activities, including assembling an orca skeleton with the Seattle Aquarium or making ‘orca hats’ with Friday Harbor’s Whale Museum. Also, the Mariner Moose will be making rounds among the crowd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


 
The Burke’s mammalogy collection includes hundreds of specimens, including the egg-laying echidna from Australia and the long toothless skull of the giant anteater. Almost all specimens can be touched or held with an expert for each specimen to share info and explain the research they do with the specimen.
 
“It’s a fun day for people-watching. Enjoy all the other folks, young and old, who are hanging out at the museum, checking out all the remarkable mammal specimens, skulls, bones, and other representations of mammals,” said Jim Kenagy, Curator Emeritus of Mammalogy for the Burke Museum and coordinator of Meet the Mammals.
 
This event is $9.50 general, $7.50 seniors, $6 students and youth five years or older with ID. It is free to Burke Members, children 4 and under and UW staff, faculty and students.

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Food for Food: charity bake sale on Saturday

November 19th, 2010 by master

The premise is simple: bring nonperishable food and exchange it for baked goods prepared by dozens of local food bloggers, some of whom are award winning cooks.

The event, called Will Bake for Food, is this Saturday (11/20) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University Congregational Church‘s Ostrander Hall on the corner of Northeast 45th Street and 15th Avenue Northeast.

All proceeds – that is, all the donated food – will benefit Northwest Harvest.  Come early, expect great food and check out the list of what Northwest Harvest needs this season here before coming.

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Woman robbed of her iPod

November 19th, 2010 by master

A woman was thrown to the ground and robbed by three other women who stole her iPod.  The victim was walking in the 5000 block of 15th Ave NE around 9:30pm this past Monday (11/15) while listening to her iPod.  That’s when three women approached her from behind, grabbed her neck, and pulled her to the ground.  Police detained a woman a few blocks away on University Way but the victim couldn’t positively identify her.  You can read the full police report below.

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Husky Stadium renovation plan gets green light

November 19th, 2010 by master

The UW Board of Regents has given its blessing to a $250 million facelift of Husky Stadium. The money for the renovation will be privately raised through donations as well as increases in ticket prices.

Our news partners at the Seattle Times report the project will draw on a $210 million loan from UW’s internal lending program, which also is used to finance other building projects on campus.  Once the renovation is complete, students are scheduled to be moved from their 50 yard line seats to the west end zone.  The football team will play at Husky Stadium in 2011 (the Apple Cup will be played at Qwest Field) and all of their games will be held at Qwest in 2012.  The team returns to a renovated Husky Stadium in 2013.

Check out more images of the renovation and a fly-over video here.

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Person of the Week: Evan Woodle and his “Racer Sessions”

November 19th, 2010 by master

By Ryan Alexander Dunn

Seattle may not be particularly well known for its jazz scene, but thanks to the best efforts of Evan Woodle and company, it might not be that way for long.

Evan Woodle is a Jazz Studies student at the UW, a talented drummer and the co-creator of something called “Racer Sessions,” a weekly jazz-inspired experimental music improvisation night at Café Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way Northeast.

This week, he is our inaugural “Person of the Week,” a column we hope to post every Friday. Each week, we’ll take a look at someone doing something interesting in this neighborhood. If you know someone who meets these criteria, let us know at udistrict@dailyuw.com.  

Woodle’s Racer Sessions are every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m. Each one is unique since a different curator performs an original piece based around a particular theme. Recent themes include the “regenerative, elastic properties of melody,” “process and expectations” and “contour.” After the piece is performed, any musicians who would like to join participate in a guided-improvisation session, based around the themes in the performed work.

“There are a lot of cool sessions in town, but not a lot based around free improvisation and experimental music,” Woodle said. “It’s an underrepresented genre in this city, and we wanted to find a way to make it more sustainable and exciting.”  Continue reading at the “more” link below.

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Person of the Week: Evan Woodle and his "Racer Sessions"

November 19th, 2010 by master

By Ryan Alexander Dunn

Seattle may not be particularly well known for its jazz scene, but thanks to the best efforts of Evan Woodle and company, it might not be that way for long.

Evan Woodle is a Jazz Studies student at the UW, a talented drummer and the co-creator of something called “Racer Sessions,” a weekly jazz-inspired experimental music improvisation night at Café Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way Northeast.

This week, he is our inaugural “Person of the Week,” a column we hope to post every Friday. Each week, we’ll take a look at someone doing something interesting in this neighborhood. If you know someone who meets these criteria, let us know at udistrict@dailyuw.com.  

Woodle’s Racer Sessions are every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m. Each one is unique since a different curator performs an original piece based around a particular theme. Recent themes include the “regenerative, elastic properties of melody,” “process and expectations” and “contour.” After the piece is performed, any musicians who would like to join participate in a guided-improvisation session, based around the themes in the performed work.

“There are a lot of cool sessions in town, but not a lot based around free improvisation and experimental music,” Woodle said. “It’s an underrepresented genre in this city, and we wanted to find a way to make it more sustainable and exciting.”  Continue reading at the “more” link below.

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