News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Entries from November 2016

No solid waste pick up on Thanksgiving Day

November 23rd, 2016 by Sara

No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 24. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will happen on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Have your containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

The City of Seattle’s South Transfer station in the South Park neighborhood will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Customers can report a missed garbage, yard waste or recycling collection by calling (206) 684-3000 or by clicking on “Report Missed Collection” at SPU’s website.

Compost your giblets: Seattle residents can put all their Thanksgiving food scraps and unwanted leftovers, including green bean casserole, aspic, turkey bones, celery, yams, potatoes, fruitcake and paper napkins in their food and yard waste carts. The food waste will be made into compost for local gardens and parks. Learn how you can prevent kitchen waste at  here.

Did you deep fry your turkey? Recycle your used cooking oil. Set up to 2 gallons of used oil out on your normal collection day for free pick up. Put the oil in one-gallon plastic containers labeled with your name and address. Learn more about what items you can recycle here.

For information on where to dispose of household hazardous waste, including station locations and hours, contact or (206) 296-4692.


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North Transfer Station Community Celebration

November 23rd, 2016 by Sara

The North Transfer Station is opening soon. Join Deputy Mayor Kate Joncas and Seattle Public Utilities for a celebration and refreshments. Come see the features of the new station:

Saturday, December 10 from 10-11:30 AM

1350 N 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 (Intersection of N 34th Street and N Northlake Place)

Click here for more information.

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Get your Christmas tree and support BSA Troop & Crew 100

November 23rd, 2016 by Sara


Kick start your holiday spirit by picking up your Christmas tree and supporting Ballard Boy Scout Troop & Crew 100 at their annual tree lot.  Fresh trees from local growers are delivered twice a week to St. Alphonsus’ parking lot on 15th Ave NW by Ballard Market.  Lot opens Saturday 11/26 at 3pm. These hard-working Scouts will be out there rain or shine Monday – Friday 1pm – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 9pm

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Promote your business to visitors in & around the Center of the Universe

November 17th, 2016 by Sara

fremont-wgThe Walking Guide to Fremont is being redesigned and reprinted for 2017. Handy, easy to use, comprehensive, and fun – the Walking Guide celebrates the Fremont spirit and shows visitors where to find businesses and services. The Walking Guide is a successful promotional piece the Chamber has created and distributed for many years. 50,000 copies will be printed. They will be distributed by the Chamber and area businesses – by Fremont Hysterical Markers, mail, prepared racks, tourist outlets (Service Centers and Visitors Centers, Locks, hotels, motels, B & B’s, ferries, etc.) and at special events.

Printing: 50,000 Guides
Distribution: Local Hysterical Markers & Businesses, and at Seattle area hotel concierge and tourism desks.


$170 for Fremont Chamber Members
$220: for Non-Fremont Chamber Members

Apply here

Deadline to Apply: Friday, November 23

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Strength training, yoga and beer to fight cancer

November 17th, 2016 by Sara

Just Add Yoga is teaming up with FUELhouse and Miir Flagship to host an event to raise money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Western WA. They will begin the morning with 45 minutes of FUELstrong, the ultimate strength and conditioning class, followed by 45 minutes of all level Vinyasa Flow. Immediately after class, they will head to MiiR for a beer, silent auction/raffle, to celebrate the holiday season and get to know one another. 100% of the proceeds of this event will got to the many families that Candlelighters supports.
Here are the details:
FUELstrong Beer + Yoga at MiiR
December 10 at 10:30am at FUELhouse Gym (for the workout)- 1320 N 35th St,
MiiR (for beers after) 3400 Stone Way N,
Click here for more information.

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November 1st, 2016 by Sara

The Seattle Public Library will offer two-day workshops on 3D printing basics at four locations in November. Attendees will learn how to design 3D models from prototype to final product, and then send their models off to be printed—all for free.

This beginner’s workshop is a two-part introductory series that will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing and introduce the basic concepts behind Rhino 5 software’s 3D modeling tools. Participants will create and customize a small object with monograms, colors or patterns, then finish designing the 3D model and upload it to Intentional3D’s 3D printing lab. No prior experience with 3D printing is necessary to take this workshop.

The Library will provide a coupon that covers up to $25 for the cost of printing a 3D model. Print jobs will be mailed to participants.

Dates and times for 3D Printing workshops:

Library programs are free and open to the public. When registration is required, participants must register for both workshop dates—3D Printing Basics: Part 1 and Part 2—at the same location. To sign up, call a Library location. Class sizes at Library branches are limited to 10 attendees, and up to 16 attendees at the Central Library. Up to five people can be added to the waitlist when the class size has reached its capacity. The workshops are intended for teens and adults.


Brown Bear Car Wash salutes veterans and current service military with free car washes on Veterans Day

November 1st, 2016 by Sara

As a way of saying “thank you” to our military, Brown Bear Car Wash will offer free washes to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. The free “Bear Essentials” washes will be offered at Brown Bear’s 22 tunnel wash locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The offer operates on an honor system and no verification or documentation is required. Drivers should identify themselves as a current or former member of the military to the wash attendant upon arrival. See for a list of Brown Bear’s 22 automated tunnel wash locations.

Brown Bear will also proudly donate $1 for every car washed on Veterans Day to Puget Sound Honor Flight. For the past two years Brown Bear has donated more than $18,400 to support Honor Flight’s mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. For more information click here.

“The Veterans Day event is our way of demonstrating appreciation for those who currently serve our country and have made sacrifices on behalf of all of us,” said Brown Bear Car Wash President Vic Odermat, who is a proud US Marine veteran. “It reflects our bond to the communities we serve, including a large armed services presence here.”

Over the past 10 years family-owned Brown Bear has provided nearly 280,000 free washes saluting former and current service members on Veterans Day, and to celebrate the company’s “birthday” each August

For more information about Brown Bear Car Wash locations and programs, visit

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