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Entries from September 2012

Heads Up: Seattle Public Libraries Closed Thursday, September 27th

September 21st, 2012 by Sara

From our sister site Queen Anne View

Thanks to a tweet from our neighbors in West Seattle, we were alerted to an upcoming library closure. Mark your calendars, all Seattle Public Library branches will be closed next Thursday, September 27th for a staff in-service day. Plan accordingly!

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12th annual Luminata this weekend

September 17th, 2012 by Sara

Bring your lantern or buy a pre-made lantern to help the Fremont Arts Council raise money and parade around Green Lake celebrating the Fall Equinox this Friday night.

Organizer Peter Toms writes

The Autumn Equinox is approaching and we are getting the mojo together for another fabulous amazingly beautiful nighttime event. The event is produced by the Fremont Arts Council whom you could say knows a thing or two about putting on a great parade! … As always we will start at 7 pm at the Aqua Barn on the south end of Green Lake. As soon as it’s full dark we’ll head out onto the parade route with the bands rocking and all the coolest lanterns and lighty lights out and about. We’ll end at the Secret Banquet with cider, cookies and treats, more music and fun, and of course King Winter will appear to oversee the festivities. Last year it was a gorgeous evening and the moon was riding high in the sky for the Autumn Equinox. This year will be even better! All lanterns, puppets, lit up costumes, lighty toys, burner wear etc are welcome…we will have lanterns for sale at the event – please do buy a lantern and support the FAC! Even if you already have one. You just can’t have too many lanterns. And this is how the event raises money so that it can continue on each year.

Luminata participants will get down to music from the Orkestar Zirkonium marching band, and One Love marching band led by funkiest trombone Marc Smason. All ages are welcome, and festive dress is encouraged. Meet at the South End of Green Lake, next to the boat launch / water amphitheater (begin gathering at 7pm, parade starts at dusk).

For more information, click here.

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Police activity near Waiting for Interurban statue

September 16th, 2012 by master

Police officers and medics responded to the corner of Fremont Ave. and 34th this Sunday afternoon for a report of an assault with weapons.  Police say the early indication is a suicide near the Waiting for Interurban statue.  Several lanes are closed in the area, backing up traffic through the neighborhood.

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Don’t forget to register to vote!

September 11th, 2012 by Sara

By Laura

The General Election is now just two months away, but there’s still time to register to vote! The deadline to register to vote or change your address is Monday, October 8th – you can go online now through the deadline. New Washington voters can register in-person until Monday, October 29th.

The 2012 General Election Voter Guide is already available online, and a print copy will be mailed the week of October 15th.

Key Dates: – October 8, 2012: Voter registration and address change deadline – October 19, 2012: General Election ballots mailed – October 29, 2012: In-person registration deadline for new Washington voters – November 6, 2012: General Election

If you are registered to vote, but miss the deadline to update your address, you can still vote, just contact the King county elections department to request a ballot.

Additional information can be found on the Washington State Elections & Voting web site; you also can email or call (800) 448-4881.

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A couple of things to do in Fremont over the next couple of days

September 6th, 2012 by Sara

Looking for something to do in Fremont tonight?

The Moth – Seattle StorySLAM

8pm tonight at the Fremont Abbey (4272 Fremont Ave N)

Tickets are $16 for this nationally renowned storytelling event



8p, Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St)

$5, 21+


Fremont First Friday Art Walk

6p – 9p, Through Fremont, Rain or shine — see full list of venues here

Or how ’bout this?

Author Talk – Beatrice Peltre
6:30p, Book Larder (4252 Fremont Ave N)
Author of ‘La Tartine Gourmande’, a book that makes it hard to decide what to cook first, whether it be a silky soup, savory tart, or fruity muffin. No need to register, free event.

Or this?

8p, Gypsy Music Cafe (3510 Stone Way)
Now the fine folks of Seattle have a fun activity for after the First Friday Fremont Art Walk! Come to the Gypsy Cafe and get down with a live bluegrass karaoke band!

More music?

Publish The Quest
8p, Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St)
$7, 21+

A Sports fan, perhaps?

On Saturday and Sunday, you can watch people show off their mad Wiffle Ball skills, and do good for kids at the”Universe Series: 2012 Fremont Wiffle Ball Classic”-“Pageantry! The Universe Trophy! Refreshments! Rules? You bet”- It all goes to benefit the B.F. Day Elementary School Playground Improvement Project. Games go from 8am-5 pm , but be sure to check out the championship on Sunday, (click here for more info) at the playfield north of B.F. Day Elementary School on Linden Ave N & N 41st St.

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J.P. Patches honored Saturday

September 6th, 2012 by Sara

We know, we know…this event is not in Fremont. But we also know that Fremont holds a special place in their collective heart for Seattle icon J.P. Patches and his decades-long legacy of delighting kids and adults alike.

J.P. posing with his Fremont doppleganger- photo from J.P.’s FB page

Chris Wedes played J.P. Patches for more than 50 years. He died July 22 after a long battle with blood cancer. He was 84. A free public celebration of of J.P. Patches and Wedes’ life will take place this Saturday, September 8, at 11:00 am at McCaw Hall (the Opera House) at the Seattle Center. The event will be hosted by Chris’s longtime friend Pat Cashman, who will be joined onstage by family members and other Patches Pals to honor Wedes and remember his unique spirit.

Doors open at 10- seating is first-come, first-served and there is a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds go to Seattle Children’s Hospital, (a favorite charity of J.P. and the Wedes family).

The celebration will be streamed live here and rebroadcast on channel 7 at 8pm that night.

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First day for Seattle Public Schools Wednesday

September 4th, 2012 by Sara

School starts tomorrow for mini Fremonsters (and kids in other Seattle neighborhoods as well). Be sure to watch out for school buses and masses of kids walking to and from school!

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Fremont featured in Macklemore’s new video

September 4th, 2012 by Sara

Erica writes:
Hello, The lyrics to this song aren’t particularly family friendly, but… Macklemore’s newest video…was shot partially in Fremont.
Thanks for the heads up, Erica! Dear readers, Fremont Universe officially does not recommend showing this video to your children.

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