Entries from July 2016
July 31st, 2016 by Sara
A sponsored post from our friends at Airbnb
What would you do with an extra $12,000 this summer? Vacation in a castle? Head to Paris? Or maybe tuck into a treehouse for a week?
Home-rental site Airbnb is famous for offering these kinds of unique places to stay all over the world. (At last count, it has accommodations in more than 34,000 cities in 191 countries.) That much you probably know. What may surprise you: The San Francisco-based company also provides a way for travel lovers to fund their own trips—by sharing their extra space as a host.
It’s free to create a listing on the site whether you share your couch, spare bedroom, or vacation home. Airbnb helps you get started with 24/7 support, hosting tips, and peace of mind with its $1 Million Host Guarantee. You get to decide when and how often you host by setting your availability on your listing’s calendar. And right now is a great time to get started.
Demand is high since summer is Seattle’s busy travel season. Last year, for instance, from May to August, there were a monumental 200% more trips to Seattle on Airbnb than there were during winter, and hosts in Seattle made 25% more per night. Hosts use that extra money to pay for home improvements, retirement, or that next dream trip! Find out how much you can make as a host here.
Right now, Airbnb is sweetening the deal by offering Fremontuniverse.com readers an extra $200 to new hosts. Here’s the deal:
– Create a listing using this link
– Host your first guest at a listing that’s within 25 miles of the intersection of 5th Ave and Madison St
– Want to know more? The full terms and conditions are here
Happy hosting—and enjoy that castle!
July 23rd, 2016 by Sara
On August 4, more than 80 local nonprofits will be gathering at Google’s Fremont campus for a training on tools like mobile fundraising, AdWords, and story visualization through Google Earth. The majority of these nonprofits have teams of 25 employees or fewer and include a wide diversity in the communities they serve. This ranges from The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and the Northwest African American Museum to Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and the Seattle Good Business Network.
The training will give the nonprofits insights into the tools available to them through Google for Nonprofits, will be introduced by State Representative Zack Hudgins and takes place on August 4, from 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
There are still spots available, but last year’s training filled up quickly. Click here to RSVP.
July 14th, 2016 by Sara
GreenStage celebrates its 28th season with Shakespeare in the Park plays Cymbeline and The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Backyard Bard shows Pericles and Twelfth Night. The season runs July 8–August 13, 2016. This summer, they will perform at a pakr near you. Admission is free, just bring a blanket and a picnic! Greenstage recommends arriving 20 minutes to find the best patch of grass. Follow the yellow signs around the park to the stage. Click here for more information and a full list of Greenstage’s performance spots.
Pictured: John Bergeron as Iachimo, Katherine Jett as Imogen, Eric Hampton as Posthumus and Warren Haney as Cloten. Photo by Ken Holmes
July 5th, 2016 by Sara
Hey Fremont, the recycling challenge is on! Win cash for local non-profits!
Are you and your neighbors ready to waste less and recycle more? Would you like to help local non-profits win up to $20,000?
Then it’s time to enlist your neighbors in the Waste Management Think Green Reuse and Recycling Challenge!
If you live in Fremont and have Waste Management as your service provider for recycling, composting and garbage, you could win big and save the planet at the same time.
What does it take to win?
• Sign Up Now! Homeowner’s associations, civic organizations, community clubs and environmental groups are needed to organize regional sustainability efforts.
• Reduce Waste. The neighborhood region that reduces garbage the most by October 2016 will win $5,000 for the community non-profit(s) of their choice. To determine the winner, WM will compare the pounds of garbage per household from this year to last. The region that reduces their garbage the most wins!
• Educate your community. Regions that reduce waste through creativity and strong community involvement can win even more – up to $15,000 for the non-profit(s) of your choice. Examples: create a Recycling Flash Mob, produce a video for YouTube, set up a recycling education table at your community events, or even go door-to-door to urge neighbors to get involved.
Click here to learn more, and contact Waste Management at email@example.com. WM recycling educators are ready to help you organize your neighborhood.
July 5th, 2016 by Sara
All are invited to come hear fresh voices from the local poetry scene at “An Evening of Poetry” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday, July 11 at the Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St., 206-684-4084.
Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Metered street parking is available near the branch, and there is a pay parking lot across the street.
The event will feature the poetry of Kim Grantier, Janet Knox and Tom Schabarum. The local poets will read from their work and discuss poetry with the audience.
Grantier lives in Shoreline and has been writing poetry since age 11. With a background in environmental science and marine biology, much of her work is inspired by nature and the outdoors. Her work also explores the world of mental illness, depression and what it means to be “whole.” Her first chapbook is “Earthmist Poems: Poetry from the Pacific Northwest.”
Knox is a seven-time Pushcart nominee and finalist for the Discovery/The Nation Award. Her poems have appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Los Angeles Review, Feminist Studies and elsewhere. Her current play, “Artifact Pattern: Observations on the Behaviour of Homo Sapiens in Change,” will be playing next year in Seattle, Vashon Island and Olympia.
Schabarum won the 2010 Creekwalker Poetry Prize and has published poems in Poet Lore, Crab Creek Review, Floating Bridge and others. His first novel, “The Palisades,” was a 2011 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Tom holds an MFA in creative writing and literature from Bennington College. He lives and works in Seattle with his husband, John, and their dog Buster.
For more information, call the Fremont Branch at 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian.
July 1st, 2016 by Sara
Tonight is the Friday Art Walk. Director Mollie Bryan says the event is a feast for all of your senses:
Fremont First Friday Art Walk brings together a number of our neighborhood’s arts-supporting shops, galleries, and restaurants each month for 3 hours of celebrating creativity in it’s many forms. Expect to see everything from oil paintings to encaustics, photography to illustration, sculpture to mixed media, and live music to performance poetry. Along the way you can stroll by Fremont’s many outdoor art installations (most notably the Lenin statue, the Troll under the Aurora bridge, and the Rocket) and try locally made wine, beer, coffee, chocolate, and other delectable fare from local establishments, plus a steady rotation of mobile food trucks scheduled for the 6-9pm event. The FIRST FRIDAY of every month is a great opportunity to get a taste for the creative culture that Fremont is known for.
Click here to see the artists.