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Outdoor Movie at Magnuson Park Tonight

August 14th, 2014 by master

It’s still summer, albeit the weather is a little cooler right now.

But enjoy the fact that there are still plenty of fun outdoor events happening in our neck of the woods. Outdoor Movies at Magnusun Park is ready to entertain you and your whole family.

In their fourth season, Seattle outdoor cinema at Magnuson Park is pleased to announce Pitch Perfect as tonights show.  Events run weekly at 7 pm on Thursdays evenings from July 10 – Aug. 28, 2014.

Free Movie (or $5 if you arrive for pre-show entertainment), Free Parking, Pet and Kid Friendly, Contests and Food Trucks! Sounds like a fun Night!

Just bring your low back lawn chairs or blankets, friends, family, dogs and money for fun and food.

There are Still Three More Showtimes on their Schedule:

Thur. August, 14: Pitch Perfect
Entertainment: The Cabiri plus movie trivia
Food Trucks: Caramia’s Sweetie Treaties, Kettle Corn, Raney Brothers BBQ, Contigo, Wicked Pies

Thur. August 21: The Little Mermaid
Entertainment: The Cabiri plus movie trivia
Food Trucks: Caramia’s Sweetie Treaties, Kettle Corn, Raney Brothers BBQ, Contigo, Wicked Pies

Thur. August 28: Ghostbusters
Entertainment: The Cabiri plus movie trivia
Food Trucks: Caramia’s Sweetie Treaties, Kettle Corn, Raney Brothers BBQ, Contigo, Wicked Pies

2014 Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park is Presented by Seattle Children’s.
Magnuson Park – 7400 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA



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Hey U-dist! Let’s Clean Up Our Act!

March 17th, 2014 by master

SPRING!!! It’s that time of year again,

thank goodness!!

Even though this winter has been very mild in comparison to other places around the country, some of us still giggle in glee for the coming springtime. It’s time to dust off the layer of darkness and open windows and doors and feel that loving sun on our faces.

Our community spaces are also ready for some attention. For the months of April and May, The Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will provide groups with assistance, plastic bags and free disposal. Just think about how nice it will be to walk through our neighborhoods and not have to avert our eyes to garbage and debris on the sidewalks, streets, planting strips etc.

SPU is ready to help you get involved. Their website lists some ways to get you and your neighbors all set up to clean up your hood:

  • Organize a team : Team up with other businesses, neighbors, a nearby school, community groups, family and friends.
  • Choose your project: Project ideas include: picking up litter, planting flowers, painting out graffiti, creating a mural or any other project which will beautify the public spaces in your neighborhood. The Rainier Chamber of Commerce, Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, Lake City Chamber of Commerce and the University District all run model Spring Clean programs.
  • Register: Send for a registration packet, which contains information on how to get free plastic bags and passes to a Recycling and Disposal Station. In addition, the City can work to get other individuals in your area matched to your team.

For more information, call 206-233-7187 or request an information packet by sending your name, group name, address, day and evening phone to:

Community Cleanup /Spring Clean
Seattle Public Utilities
700 5 th Ave Ste 4900
P.O. Box 34018
Seattle, WA 98124-4018

Spring Clean is a great way to beautify your business district. Spring Clean, Seattle ’s cleanup of public spaces, is held by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) throughout April and early May.

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The Butcher & The Baker is ready for the 12th Man

January 30th, 2014 by master

Meet Joe. He’s the Butcher and the Baker.

Yeah yeah…we know, but we won’t go there! Joe doesn’t need another title as he is doing just fine making hand-crafted pastries, savories, and suppling us with Northwest grown meats.

Originally a restaurant owner in Renton, Joe Kennedy is known for his sweet and savory offerings. He is passionate about the art of food and loves to share that through beautiful displays and delicious menu items. As one fan on Facebook puts it, “Come for the local meat and meals. Stay for the AMAZING cheesecakes!!!”

In regards to how he sources his inventory, he stresses that he is very particular and offers organic chicken and poultry. By maintaining good communication with his suppliers, Kennedy says he is able to insure that he is providing a top quality product. He strives to seek out Northwest farmers that use free-range farming techniques and best practices.

Kennedy opened The Butcher & The Baker in November in the Latona Neighborhood just South of Greenlake. Not only is Kennedy the perfect guy to visit for everyday supplies, but he is also a great stop for your next gathering or party. In fact, Kennedy says that you should definitely stop by this weekend to stock up for your Superbowl Party!

Here are some mouthwatering menu items that will be in the shop on Friday:
Three Flavors of Marinated Chicken Wings
Hoisin BBQ
Jamaican Jerk
Spicy Tapatio

And these are available on Saturday:
Spiced Rubbed Baby Back Ribs
Three Bean Steak Chili
Shepards Pie
Sandwiches: Roast Beef Ciabatta and the Infamous Cured

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The Butcher & The Baker is ready for the 12th Man

January 30th, 2014 by master

Meet Joe. He’s the Butcher and the Baker.

Yeah yeah…we know, but we won’t go there! Joe doesn’t need another title as he is doing just fine making hand-crafted pastries, savories, and suppling us with Northwest grown meats.

Originally a restaurant owner in Renton, Joe Kennedy is known for his sweet and savory offerings. He is passionate about the art of food and loves to share that through beautiful displays and delicious menu items. As one fan on Facebook puts it, “Come for the local meat and meals. Stay for the AMAZING cheesecakes!!!”

In regards to how he sources his inventory, he stresses that he is very particular and offers organic chicken and poultry. By maintaining good communication with his suppliers, Kennedy says he is able to insure that he is providing a top quality product. He strives to seek out Northwest farmers that use free-range farming techniques and best practices.

Kennedy opened The Butcher & The Baker in November in the Latona Neighborhood just South of Greenlake. Not only is Kennedy the perfect guy to visit for everyday supplies, but he is also a great stop for your next gathering or party. In fact, Kennedy says that you should definitely stop by this weekend to stock up for your Superbowl Party!

Here are some mouthwatering menu items that will be in the shop on Friday:
Three Flavors of Marinated Chicken Wings
Hoisin BBQ
Jamaican Jerk
Spicy Tapatio

And these are available on Saturday:
Spiced Rubbed Baby Back Ribs
Three Bean Steak Chili
Shepards Pie
Sandwiches: Roast Beef Ciabatta and the Infamous Cured

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Oh, how the Neighborhood is-a-changin

January 21st, 2014 by master

Are you a resident of the U-district, Roosevelt Neighborhood or surrounding area’s? Are you wondering what changes are happening in the near and distant future? Come meet some fellow neighbors and city officials who are working together to change our urban landscape to be more user friendly. The next meeting is tonight at 7pm at the University Heights Community Center. Check out the Roosevelt Neighbors’ Alliance for more information.

Udistrictdaily.com will be there taking some notes to share in future posts. Do you have any ideas for changes you would like to see in these neighborhoods? We would love to hear ’em!

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While They Were Sleeping

January 21st, 2014 by master

The Seattle Times reports a robbery while the occupants were asleep!

Home burglarized in U-District while residents slept

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University of Washington police said someone crept into a home while the residents slept and stole a variety of items.

Seattle police were called to a home in the 4700 block of 18th Avenue Northeast in Seattle’s University District Friday at 10 a.m. for a report of an overnight burglary.

A resident said that sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., someone entered the house and removed valuables such as cash, electronic devices and jewelry.

Some residents were home sleeping at the time of the burglary and others were not home.

No one saw the burglar inside the home and there was no indication of a forced entry, police said.

The case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department under case number 2014-17938. Anyone with information about the burglary or the possible suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011.

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