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Entries from September 2016

Are you an Alpha Phi alumna?

September 28th, 2016 by Sara

The Seattle Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter recently got a makeover and they have a new board made up of Alpha Phis from around the country. They are a group of women who are excited to rekindle your love of Alpha Phi.

Vice President of Membership, Cassie E. Andrews writes: “As collegians we learned that joining Alpha Phi isn’t only for four years, but for life. As alumnae we are the stewards of the vision our original ten founders had as a women’s leadership organization.  As a chapter, we are going to provide social, networking, and philanthropic events to the alumnae in the Seattle area. Whether you joined at a local chapter or one across the country, we welcome you to reinvest yourself in Alpha Phi. I am from New York and am very rarely able to attend events sponsored by my initiating chapter, but have found that same sisterhood among Alpha Phi alumnae I have met in Seattle.”

Click here to learn about the chapter and events they are hosting in the upcoming months.

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Early Wednesday in Fremont

September 22nd, 2016 by Sara

Fremont Universe reader Vul writes:

Not sure if anybody else heard the cop cruiser driving around at 3:30 in the morning, It definitely woke me up.

A cruiser was driving around my neighborhood in circles for about 45 minutes blipping their siren in short bursts. I’ve attached a video of them going down my street. At first I thought maybe somebody had stolen the cruiser and was wandering around and pushing buttons. I called 911, they said ‘there doing something in the area’… I get out of them ‘they’re looking for someone’… I ask should I be concerned ? … they’re like ‘nope, but we know about the cruiser’.. I’m not sure they were actually looking for anybody, I never saw search lights and there was only one car.
Should I feel safe that there might have been somebody of enough importance to look for in my neighborhood, yet only sort of looking for them?
Thoughts?

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Join the Down Syndrome community’s 20th annual Buddy Walk

September 13th, 2016 by Sara

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The Down Syndrome Community (DSC) is hosting its 20th Annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk on October 2, from 1–4 p.m. at the Seattle Center. From individuals with Down syndrome and their family members, to those who know someone with Down syndrome, to community members who simply want to show their support, the Buddy Walk is a day of celebration to promote acceptance, inclusion, and respect of individuals with Down syndrome. This year’s celebration will include special 20th anniversary commemorations, keynote speakers, activities for the family, live music, food trucks, photos, and of course a walk around the Seattle Center.

Funds raised by the Puget Sound Buddy Walk support the DSC’s ongoing mission to serve and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome and their families through:

  • The First Call Outreach Program, which provides up-to-date information, mentorship and support to parents who have received a Down syndrome diagnosis.
  • Community groups including DSC Friends and D.A.D.S. of Puget Sound.
  • Community events like the annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk, Sweetheart Dance & Pizza Party and the Big Time Talent Show.
  • Education, including the Learning Program, bi-annual conferences and special guest speakers.
  • Advocacy, providing information and opportunity related to policies and issues affecting our community.

“When my daughter, Kate, was born, the doctors pulled my husband aside and told him ‘we think your daughter has Down syndrome’,” said Alison Winfield, DSC President.  “From that moment on, our world changed and we were scared of the future. Luckily, I was quickly put in touch with the Down Syndrome Community, which has changed our lives. The funds raised at the Buddy Walk enable the DSC to provide and expand their amazing offerings.”

For additional information and to register for the event, click here.

 

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Learn to play chess this fall library

September 13th, 2016 by Sara

The Seattle Public Library offers several drop-in chess programs for children, teens and adults. Learn to play chess, then challenge your neighbors!

Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539.

Children, teens and adults are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction will also be available.

For more information call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.

 

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A spirited whiskey challenge from the Captains of the Deadliest Catch

September 5th, 2016 by Sara

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Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey, the latest release from Fremont Mischief Distillery is at the heart of a spirited Whiskey Challenge between Captain Sig of the F/V Northwestern and Captain Casey and co-Captain Josh Harris of the F/V Cornelia Marie. A fund raiser for the Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial and Sea Scouts, the Captain whose whiskey sells out first wins! Each Captain’s whiskey has a unique flavor.

Captain Sig’s Storm Tossed Rye: affectionately known as “bow bender”, was barrel-aged in the ship’s bow while in rough water of the West Bering Sea. It surges with deep, pungent flavor and a hint of the briny sea.

Capt. Casey & co-Capt Josh’s Storm Tossed Rye: barrel-aged in the ship’s bow while fishing the smoother waters of the North Bering Sea near the ice pack. Intense yet smooth toasted caramel, woodsy smoke & slight hint of the salty sea.

You can find out more about the charities, where to buy the spirits, and watch funny videos here.

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