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Entries from April 2012

Beautiful day for Husky Fest 2012

April 21st, 2012 by master

Husky Fest kicked off Thursday and wraps up today. The event offered a lot of educational information, music and food trucks.

Engineering students help kids launch air powered rockets.

Environmental Science Professor Robert Wing Lee demonstrates how these mirrors can focus enough of the sun's energy to burn a GI Joe figure.

The electronic engineering school shows off robots and remote controled quadrocoptors.

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Huge rummage sale turns 50 years old this weekend

April 17th, 2012 by master

Anyone would be hard-pressed to think of a neighborhood tradition that’s half a century old (outside the UW campus, of course). But this week, the members of the University Congregational UCC are putting the finishing touches on the 50th annual Superfluity Sale. Budget conscious shoppers will find kitchen items, decorations, bedding, small furniture, lamps, plants and much more.

The sale started as a white elephant gift exchange back in March 1962. It has since raised more than $450,000 dollars for charities that support vulnerable children, youth and women.

You can check it out at 4515 16th Ave. N.E. Here’s the schedule:

2012 Superfluity Sale
April 19th 7-9 pm
April 20th 9:30 am – 6 pm
April 21st 9:30am-1pm

Kitchen and Housewares sold at Superfluity 2011

Books sold at Superfluity 2011

Plants sold at Superfluity 2011

Collectibles and decor accents sold at Superfluity 2011

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Vegan restaurant on The Ave adds dinner to the menu

April 12th, 2012 by master

The Wayward Vegan Cafe, which moved to the 5200 block of University Way NE from NE 55th Street more than a year ago, is now stepping up its game by expanding its hours to include dinner.

The dinner options developed by co-owners Colin and Tami Blanchette feature meat- and dairy-free takes on old favorites such as quesadillas, filet mignon, fried chicken, ribs, and nachos.

Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily in addition to breakfast and lunch.

The restaurant has been in the U District for more than seven years.

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Metro Cinema getting new owners

April 6th, 2012 by master

The Seattle Times reports that Sundance Cinemas will take over Metro Cinema starting next month. Sundance will reportedly add stadium seating, among other improvements, to the longtime U District movie theater.

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