$467,000 awarded to neighborhood projects by City of Seattle

In a press release from the City of Seattle they announced that projects initiated in neighborhoods across the city were being awarded $467.562 in matching funds to support neighborhood-initiated projects around the city.

The release said:
“These projects are the result of neighbors working together to better their community,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “The entire city benefits from their volunteerism and talent as they create, plan and implement these projects. The Neighborhood Matching Fund is there to support their efforts, whether it is an exhibit, a documentary or a playground.”

These awards are part of the Small and Simple Projects Fund, one of three funds offered by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. It provides cash awards of up to $25,000 in matching funds to community organizations committed to fostering and building a better community. The 2015 June awards range from $4,000 to $25,000, and the organizations pledge to match the City’s $467,562 investment with $600,132 of locally raised money, donated materials and volunteer labor.

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On the Go week of 8-3-15


Learn About West Seattle Timebank & Meet Members
Younkin Residence in Arbor Heights
3523 SW 112th St.
Thurs., Aug. 20, 6:30-7 p.m. - Potluck, bring a dish to share; 7-8:30 p.m. - Meeting. Information: www.westseattletimebank.com

Free Summer Drop in Family Events
Neighborhood House High Point Family Center
6400 Sylvan Way S.W.
206.588.4900 / megand@nhwa.org
Thurs., Aug. 20, 11 a.m-Noon. Drop in Science Lab with Seattle Public Library: The Science of Sounds Concert! Ages toddler to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hop of the Steam train to explore the science of sound at a concert featuring Nancy Stewart.

Thurs., Aug. 27. 11 a.m-Noon. Drop in Science Lab with Seattle Public Library: Physiology - Sight! Ages toddler to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A collection of short activities that teach how our eyes see and hour brain interprets visual information.

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file photo by Patrick Robinson
The Arts in Nature Festival, presented by the Nature Consortium, returns to Camp Long on Aug 22 -23.

Arts in Nature Festival returns to Camp Long Aug. 22 and 23

The Arts in Nature Festival, which took a year off last year is back August 22 & 23 at Camp Long in West Seattle. The quirky celebration is a mix of performances, art installations, and activities for all ages. You can now view the full schedule on our website to plan out your whole weekend.

And don’t forget – tickets are only $10!


30+ Performances and activities including:

SiLM, Duo Finelli, Rabbit Stew String Band, Karl Blau, Ziryab Collective, Althea Fantast, The New Alchemists, The Acoustix, Juggling Workshop, Wildlife Exhibit … and many more


20+ Performances and Activities including:

Miho & Diego Duo, Onsemble, Your Heart Breaks, iji, Norman Baker & The Backroads, Craig Salt Peters, Champagne Honeybee, Ian McFeron & Alisa Milner, Haiku Workshops … and many more

All Weekend

Beer Garden sponsored by Fremont Brewing
Visual and sound installations by Clyde Petersen, Maya Soto & Nico Tower, Sean Harrison, and more

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