Queen Anne favorite Grub to return soon

grub logoWe’ve had readers sending us tips about the old Lucky Palette Vegetarian Meal Service spot at 307 W McGraw – and, we have good news for fans of Sharon Fillingim’s Grub.

Sharon is opening a new restaurant in the location, currently a work in progress – literally. There will be a “stunning” new façade for the spot located next to Five Corners Hardware, plus a dining space with open kitchen inside.

Grub McGrawGrub was a Queen Anne favorite so locals will no doubt welcome Sharon’s new spot on Queen Anne. Plus, in addition to the dining room, she’ll also be providing custom catering services.

The newest Grub iteration will open when the new facade is completed, so keep an eye on the bland spot at 307 W McGraw as it transforms.

Stay tuned for more on Grub, we’ll post an official date as soon as it’s available.

Have an event? Post it to our events calendar!

You may have noticed that our site underwent a facelift a couple of months ago. Along with a fancy new look and feel, we also have a new event calendar – and we need your help to get it up and running!

The calendar is under the “events” link on the top menu, and it’s designed to feature local events from readers, organizations, and businesses. The events that hit the calendar may also be featured in blog posts, so contributions from Queen Anne View readers helps make the blog even more relevant for your neighbors.

To add an event, you first need a username and password, then you add an event for approval. You can find the link to request calendar credentials on the events page.

Thanks in advance to future event contributors!

Eat at Grub on Thursday and be on Check, Please! Northwest

grub logoIf you want to be on TV and grab lunch at the same time, Grub is your destination this Thursday, May 15th. Local KCTS show Check, Please! Northwest is filming a segment at Grub, and if you’re dining between 12:15 and 2:00pm, you’ll be part of the action.

The Grub staff will also be on film as they prepare signature dishes such as Biscuit Benne, Green Eggs & Ham, Biscuit Sandwich, Grub Slam (for kids!), Grub House Salad, and Grilled Portobello Mushroom with Polenta. Plus, there’ll be wine on tap and other dishes on Thursday’s menu.

The show is looking to film the restaurant in action, so the more diners, the better!

Malaysian food tasting and author signing at Charley+May this Friday

Charley+May is hosting an author signing with a twist this Friday. Queen Anne author Karen Tripson has a new novel, The Cooking Class in Kuala Lumpur, and she’ll be at Charley+May, 2225 Queen Anne Ave N, from 4pm to 6pm on Friday, November 8th – and there will be food too!

All are invited to the free event, and if you love food, wine and cooking, it’s likely right up your alley. The food tasting part of the event will feature bites of sweet, salty, spicy recipes from the book, such as Shrimp with Coconut Curry dipping sauce and Rojak Salad on a Stick with a sweet dipping sauce, plus, white wine to sip with the bites.

This author event celebrating culinary fiction and food is free to all! Add it to your Friday plans, along with Queen Anne Dispatch’s Friends & Family event, just across the street.

What’s in the Forum? Car Prowls and More

There are several new Forum topics that range from announcements to fundraising to car prowls. On that latter point, we’ll be compiling some key stats on recent car prowls in an upcoming post – they’ve been picking up and were a top issue at the Queen Anne community meeting with SPD. But, in the meantime, if you’ve been the victim of a car prowl or theft, let us know via email or the Forum

Here are the latest posts that you may have missed:

Car Prowls – car prowls this week include one at Galer and 1st W and another at 9th W and W Bothwell – and that’s just the ones that have been posted. There have been more, and we’ll be posting soon, after the January SPD stats are in.

Lomography Show – Caffe Vita is hosting a show of lomography by J. Wolf. His show runs from February 1-28, and includes works from his Ghosts of Seattle.

Fundraiser for Acupuncturists Without Borders – A local Queen Anne acupuncturist is raising funds for a volunteer trip to Nepal with the non-profit organization Acupuncturists Without Borders.

Free Tax Prep – We highlighted this earlier this month, but since the FREE tax prep begins next Wednesday, February 6th, it’s worth highlighting again. AARP’s TaxAide will be at the Queen Anne Library every Wednesday from February 6th through April 10th. They’ve also added two Saturday sessions.

And more! Including a babysitter with references, a couple seeking a Queen Anne rental, and a local CSA produce drop site. Visit the Forum for more on these posts – it’s for you!

What’s in the Forum? Choir Auditions, Gym Deal, Free Tax Prep, and More

It’s been a while since we had a Forum roundup, but posts are picking up. We’ve had two posts on lost pets – and both have been found! Those posts have been deleted, as they had happy endings (you may recall lost kitty Dilly – she was a Forum post originally).

If you haven’t checked out the Forum lately, here are some other posts that you may be interested in:

Moving Sale – a reader has posted a listing of the like-new furniture that needs to be sold before a relocation move. If you’re looking to furnish a room or more, check out the list!

Women’s Choir Vox Oriana – a women’s choir based in Queen Anne, is holding auditions January 17, 24, and 31. Check out the post for more details on their upcoming Spring concert and the music they perform.

Seattle Gym Special – the New Year is still young, and the Seattle Gym is running a special to help you with your resolutions.

Free Tax Prep – AARP’s TaxAide will be at the Queen Anne Library again this year, every Wednesday from February 6th through April 10th. They’ve also added two Saturday sessions.

And more! Including piano & voice lessons, an apartment for rent,  someone looking to rent a garage, and a free box spring. Feel free to check out the Forum – it’s for you, you can use it to post classifieds or start discussions …and we’ll keep fighting the spam, spammers love us!

What’s in the Forum?

Have you checked out the Forum lately? Well, here’s your friendly reminder about the Forum – it’s for you! It’s a venue for discussions among neighbors, local notices, items for sale, and more. All we ask is that you keep it friendly, and we’ll moderate the spam.

Here’s what’s new in the Forum:

Owl Attack – remember the owl attack on the Crown of Queen Anne? Well, a reader has posted a recent article on how owl attacks are fairly common this time of year. And, there are owls on Queen Anne – I passed 2 near the P-Patch, and kept a wary eye on them after the reader alert!

Nannies – we have two reader posts on nannies – one is looking for a Queen Anne family interested in a nanny share, and another is offering her services as a nanny including part-time child-care while you’re running errands or want some “me time”.

Stolen Bike – a Queen Anne resident’s bike was stolen, check the post for a description, and let the Forum know if you’ve experienced a bike (or other) theft recently.

And more! Check it out, start your own post, and weigh in on current posts.

Hello Queen Anne

If you haven’t checked our “About” page, you may have missed a small change… I’ve been tracking down Queen Anne neighborhood news and events for a couple of months now, taking blogging for a test-drive of sorts. Well, I’ve taken the plunge and am now the Editor for Queen Anne View.

So, what does this change mean? Nothing really – just that you’ll continue to get daily blog posts on Queen Anne news and happenings, and I’ll keep asking you for tips on stories, posts in the Forum, and general feedback. This is your neighborhood blog, so let me know what’s on your mind!

If you haven’t checked out our Facebook and Twitter presence, please do. I often post quick items to Twitter, so if you follow us, you’ll get those tidbits as well.

And, now back to the regularly scheduled Queen Anne View.

Editor, Queen Anne View

What’s in the Forum This Week? Halloween Edition, Complete with Attack Owl!

A friendly Friday PSA to remind everyone about our Forum – it’s a venue for posting any questions you may have, lost & found items, missing pets, items for sale, and a heads-up on anything the community should be aware of (e.g. car prowls, suspicious persons, etc.).

We check the Forum daily, not just for spam, but also for any posts that should be highlighted on the blog. And, on that last point – here are some current Forum topics:

Owl Attack: a runner was attacked by an owl on the Crown of Queen Anne – coincidence that it’s nearly Halloween? Kidding aside, if you run or walk in the early morning or late evening near McGraw Place between Warren Ave N and Lorentz Place, there may be an attack owl nearby. If you’ve been a victim, weigh in!

Queen Anne Gym Deal: Seattle Gym on Queen Anne has a fall special with no enrollment fee and no monthly dues until Feb 1, 2013. Check out the details for more info.

Arts & Crafts Artists: the 4th annual Holiday Open House & Arts & Crafts Sale at Red Square Yoga is Dec 8th, and they have a few open slots for arts and crafts artists/vendors. Contact info is in the post.

And more! Check out the Forum, chime in on discussions of interest, and start your own topic!

Links for Little Ones

Seattle Public Schools is hosting a community meeting to discuss their capitol levy projects.  The meeting in our area in at McClure Middle School on September 27th at 6:30pm.  A list of their BEX IV proposed projects can be found here.  The highlight for our area is that they would like to increase the student population at Queen Anne Elementary by 200 students with $15.5 million in funding.  The increase would be completed by the 2019-2020 school year.

Nurturing Pathways®, a creative dance program that provides comprehensive development for babies and young children up to four years old, simultaneously encourages motor development and brain development.

    Infants spend the first year of their lives “hard wiring” their eyes, ears, taste, touch and body awareness. Their brain, like a seed, comes with the potential for growth. In the first year of life a baby’s brain will double in weight, and it will achieve 95 percent of its adult weight by the age of four.

    Nurturing Pathways® classes are designed to take advantage of this early window for global development and lay the foundation for school-readiness. Little students dance to develop motor, language, social and emotional pathways, while their caregivers hear about their child’s development and learn how to encourage further advancements at home.

    Nurturing Pathways® curriculum is divided into three age groups: babies, waddlers, and toddlers; and classes are offered five days a week at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center. Registration is now open for the Fall quarter, which starts on September 18.

Roots of Empathy, starting it’s 3rd year here on Queen Anne, is looking for babies (and their parent/caregiver) to participate in the program at both Coe & Queen Anne Elementary.  The babies are typically babies from the Queen Anne community, and are between two and four months old in October.  Parents who are interested in their baby being a ROE baby this year can contact Meg Ferris, ROE coordinator at margaretferris AT mac.com .  Both schools are currently looking for babies.

The program’s goal is to develop empathy and compassion in children, and it does so by bringing a baby into the classroom for the school year and using the growth of that baby to teach empathy.  The baby is considered to be the “tiny teacher” for the students.  Indeed, the baby wears a shirt that says “teacher”.
The program was started in 1996 in Canada, and is now offered in 7 countries, including the three cities in the United States.  Because of the 2008 Seeds of Compassion conference, Seattle was picked at the first US city.
The results of the program have been pretty astonishing.  Besides fostering empathy within the children, it also has a very positive results in diminished aggression school-wide.  The students who are in the program wind up impacting the whole grade, and sometimes the entire school, with the lessons that they have integrated.  Principals have reported that bullying and misconduct dramatically declined within 6 months of their school beginning the program.