Let the derby begin!

Queen Anne Cub Scouts is holding its annual Pinewood Derby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Saturday at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1818 Queen Anne Ave. N. The Derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Each boy is provided with a block of wood from which he shapes his own uniquely designed Pinewood Derby car with help from his family and then races his car in competition. The cars are powered by gravity alone, barreling down a 30-foot track. This is a fun event, and the public is invited to come and see all the individual cars and races.

National Puzzle Day tomorrow at Children’s Museum

Sunday, Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day and aside from having floor puzzles, table puzzles and word puzzles available, the Seattle Children’s Museum in the Center House in Lower Queen Anne, there will also be a museum-wide puzzle!! Activities run from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit http://thechildrensmuseum.org/

Another one bites the dust?

Tenoch, the Mexican place along north end of the Ave may have closed. The place is shuttered and readers have reported no activity in the restaurant. The View will follow up to find out what has happened.
Tenoch closing would mark yet another closure of an independent retailer on the Ave. Ototo sushi and The Teacup closed at the end of 2011.

Aegis to report at LURC meeting

Land Use meetings can be somewhat dry. But the next Queen Anne Community Council Land Use Resource Committee meeting Feb. 13, should fill some seats.
The meeting will continue the discussion of the Aegis organization’s plan to build on property at 200 W. Galer St. The building will be four stories with about 66 bedrooms. As usual with any development is the issue of parking. Aegis plans to have 23 underground parking stalls, but some have questioned whether that would be enough to absorb the expected increase in neighborhood traffic.
One unusual aspect of the proposed construction is the possible cutting down of a few large Cypress trees on Third.
Aegis representatives spoke about the project at the last LURC meeting. This meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at The Queen Anne Manor at 100 Crockett St.

Snowy scene below

Queen Anne resident Todd Heckel was away during the big snowfall, but upon his return he took this magnificent photo of a snowy Seattle. There’s Green Lake to the left and Queen Anne and Magnolia up top.

Thanks for the photo, Todd.

Got a great holiday photo? You could win $250

Uptown Espresso in lower Queen Anne is hosting a BEST Holiday Photo Contest.” The winner gets a $250 Uptown Espresso gift card. Just click on the link to enter. https://www.facebook.com/aipnw?sk=app_95936962634

Fun skiing video

Tiffany caught this daring skier doing something quite amazing at Highland Drive up at Kerry Park. Enjoy.

Slug some ale to support Alzheimer’s fundraiser

The Ales for Alzheimer’s fundraiser is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4-8 p.m.

For $40, in addition to supporting programs and services at the Alzheimer’s Association, you will have the opportunity to tour a select number of pubs and bars in lower Queen Anne and enjoy a variety of ales along the way. Registration includes one 8 oz. beer at each participating location, a commemorative t-shirt, the chance to win great door prizes, and free admission to the after party at Floyd’s featuring live music by The Bomb Squad!
For more information about Ales for Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association’s programs and services visit www.alzwa.org

Interview with Fuzzy

Seattle Animal Shelter: Fuzzy, can you tell our readers what the best thing about you is?
Fuzzy: Well, I get told almost hourly that I am especially cute. However, I also like to cuddle, which I know many people like.
SAS: I must agree, you ARE especially adorable. What do you like to eat?
FZ: I eat pellets, which have most of the nutrients I need, and I like hay (which keeps my digestive tract nice and clear). I just love vegetables, especially carrots and Italian parsley. I can’t get enough of them! When it comes down to it, I LOVE to eat.
SAS: Fuzzy, you are a senior rabbit. Do you have any comment about that?
FZ: Ask any Baby Boomer, and they will tell you that age does not define them! Yes, I am a senior, but I have life in me yet! I have things to do, places to go, and people to see!
SAS: So you don’t just nap all the time?
FZ: I must admit that I nap more than I used to, but I still love to explore and play with my toys. I love to chew on my straw mat and toss around my measuring cups. When my foster Mom is home, she lets me hop around the house (though she always supervises me – it’s so annoying). After a hard hour of playing and exploring, though, I do need to rest.
SAS: Fuzzy, we’ve been told that you’re deaf. Does that affect your life much?
FZ: There are some advantages to being deaf. I can’t hear many things that would be irritating, such as barking dogs or hissing cats. On the other hand, I am often startled. If someone comes up behind me and pets me or picks me up, it surprises me!
SAS: Fuzzy, do you have any final words for our readers?
FZ: I would really like to find a forever home. I am adorable, love to play, and can’t get enough cuddling. Even though I’m a senior, I deserve to be adopted. If someone chooses to love me, I will love them back with all my bunny heart!
Please visit Fuzzy at the Seattle Animal Shelter,2061-15th Ave. W.(1 mile south of the Ballard Bridge). The shelter is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon-6 p.m., and closed on holidays.

SPS snow make-up day set for Jan. 27

Seattle Public Schools will hold classes on Friday, Jan. 27 as a snow make-up day.
No school was scheduled for next Friday, a professional development day for staff, but instead will be used as a make-up day for one of the three snow days this week, as outlined in the 2011-12 school calendar.