News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Entries from July 2014

Photo Contest Fun

July 30th, 2014 by master

Last weekend we had a little photo contest because#itsalwayssunnyinfremont This one from Instagrammer @nichollsaaron caught our eye because of it’s unique view looking south. Mt. Rainier, sailboats and the Aurora Bridge all at once! Check it out:


Thanks for letting us share your photo @nichollsaaron! Hope you’re enjoying the sun.

What should our next photo contest be Fremont?
Send us your ideas to today!

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TGIF: Thank God it’s Fremont

July 25th, 2014 by master

Happy Friday Fremont! The sun heard the weekend was coming and decided to show it’s face again. Get ready for a hot, sunny, Seattle weekend.

To celebrate the return of the sun Fremont Universe is having a sunset photo contest! Submit your sunset photo from Friday or Saturday evening this weekend by using #itsalwayssunnyinfremont and tagging Fremont Universe on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Please submit your photos by Noon on Sunday July 27th. Again, photos should be of the sunsets this weekend, please be honest and we’ll take your word for it!

Here is a sunset we enjoyed from Lake Union earlier this summer. Where will you see the sun set tonight?

There are of course, more than a few fun things happening in our neighborhood this evening but here are a few to get your brain buzzing with the possibilities:

Factory Flicks at Theo featuring Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 6pm (All Ages, $15, RSVP online)

Fremont Outdoor Movies featuring Rushmore doors at 7pm (All Ages, $5)

High Dive presents Rock featuring In Cahoots, Left Hand Smoke, and Strange Jerome at 9:30pm (21+, $8)

Nectar & The PBJ present POLECAT, Spare Rib & The Bluegrass Sauce, and Jacob Navarro of Spoonshine at 8pm (21+, $12)

Clips Beer and Film Tour benefitting the Nature Consortium in Gas Works Park at 8pm (21+, Free Admission, $$ for beer, food, and games)

Know about other events we’re missing out on? Let us know at

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Nectar hosts the 2nd annual Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert

July 17th, 2014 by master

It’s a concert title you might have to read twice:

We ♥ Seattle: Second Annual Planned Parenthood NW Benefit Concert

But the line up is pretty straight forward. Seattle band La Luz will be headlining with Jason Webley, Golden Gardens, and The Gods Themselves. It promises to be an evening of great music for a cause.

The concert will specifically benefit Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest’s Someone You Know Fund which “helps provide preventative reproductive health care services to uninsured and low-income individuals in our local community.”

What is also cool about this benefit concert is that 100% of the money earned will be contributed to the Someone You Know Fund! All of it!

You can purchase tickets online here for $15. Limited VIP tickets are also available for $30.

Happy Friday Folks!



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Leafly provides “Cannabis 101” in Fremont today

July 8th, 2014 by master

With recreational cannabis shops set to open today in Washington a lot of questions have arisen. How will it work? What will legal marijuana, the product itself be like?

Leafly, a cannabis information community online, will be at five food trucks around Seattle from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm today. This special event will focus on “educating residents about safe, responsible cannabis consumption, giving out free lunch and passing out “Cannabis 101” flyers that include info on WA cannabis laws and tips for responsible consumption.”

Other topics that will be covered including:
– What first time cannabis consumers need to know
– Consumption methods (vaporizers vs. smoking vs. edibles, etc.)
– Reviewing the new recreational cannabis laws in Washington
– Hot to choose strains (or types) of cannabis
Leafly will also be sharing information about the new industry, and what future goals the industry has.

The Leafly team will be at the Flair Taco Truck at 315 N 36th St Seattle, WA 98103 (Between Greenwood and N Phinney). The Leafly staff will be handing out Cannabis 101 flyers and asking your cannabis questions. The first 250 customers will receive a free lunch. Head on down and get in the know!

Leafly’s Cannabis 101 Tips – Just Say Know

Cannabis is legal in Washington, but know the ground rules:

  • To buy cannabis you must be 21 or older.
  • Consume cannabis in the privacy and comfort of your home – public consumption will earn you a $100 fine.
  • Driving under the influence of cannabis is dumb. It’s also illegal. Don’t do it.
  • Taking cannabis across state lines is illegal.

Take it slowly: Today’s cannabis is more potent than ever.  Start with small doses and remember that edibles may take more than an hour to have an effect.

Leafly is the world’s leading online information and education resource for cannabis consumers. Through Leafly, 3.5 million visitors per month research strains of cannabis that will best meet their needs, access user-generated reviews of more than 800 cannabis strains and thousands of dispensaries, and follow news and culture content intended for everyone from beginning medical cannabis patients to the sophisticated connoisseur. To learn more, visit or download the app through Apple’s App Store or Google Play.


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Fremont Troll voted 5th best quirky landmark

July 7th, 2014 by master

It’s a question that had to be asked, what are the quirkiest landmarks in the US? USA Today and 10 Best teamed up to find the answers.

Readers selected a strong field of landmarks including oversized men, out of place objects, and itty bitty models of famous shrines and monuments. Many of these landmarks are in out of the way places, some very out of the way but you don’t have to travel far to congratulate the Fremont Troll!

The full list:

  1. Big Tex – Dallas
  2. Longaberger Home Office – Newark, Ohio
  3. Carhenge – Alliance, Neb.
  4. Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox – Bemidji, Minn.
  5. Fremont Troll – Seattle
  6. Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo, Texas
  7. Beer Can House – Houston
  8. Enchanted Highway – Regent, N.D.
  9. Ave Maria Grotto – Cullman, Ala.
  10. Peachoid – Gaffney, S.C.

You can find the list with accompanying pictures here.

Be a part of the Troll’s future!

Seattle Parks and Recreation is asking for everyone’s help in the establishment of the Troll’s Knoll Park. Here are a few ways you can help:

1. Learn more about the project here!

2. Complete this survey about the project.

3. Attend the Trolls Knolls Public Meeting about the project on July 16th, 2014 from 6:30-7:45pm at the Fremont Abby

4. Join the “Friends of the Trolls Knoll” group on Facebook

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