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Washington Poultry Quarantine The Washington State Dept. of Agriculture has set an emergency quarantine to protect the commercial poultry industry, small poultry farms and poultry fanciers in Washington State from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, movement restrictions are being placed on poultry and poultry products from areas in Benton and Franklin County. Backyard flocks of chickens, turkeys, ducks and guinea fowl were found to have avian influenza in the area. More than 700 birds have died or been euthanized. The quarantine could be in...read more
The Third Annual Finn Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale is April 25th, 2015. Treasures are found and money is made in this ultimate recycling event… Start collecting your clutter and sign up! The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) will do it all: promotion, advertising, maps, and signage. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Garage Sale Time If you would like to participate send the following information: Your Name Your Address Your e-mail Send a brief description of items for sale (i.e. baby clothing, toys, tools, etc.) Only your address and list of items for...read more
Sign-ups are now open for their Spring 2015 course. The 8-week course starts on 2/25, and the training culminates with a simulation drill on 4/25. If you’re interested, you can find more information on the city’s website:...read more
Did the ground shake for you? Perhaps it was your love being near. Perhaps it was a seismic event. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has put the Inglemoor High School’s monitoring site online. You can see the latest charts and previous ones at: http://pnsn.org/seismogram/current/nihsread more
We learned today that Bastyr University withdrew their proposal to renovate the old seminary building. Below is the official announcement. OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON SAINT EDWARD STATE PARK BUILDING PROPOSAL After careful consideration and months of due diligence, Bastyr University has decided not to move forward on acquiring access to Saint Edward State Park facilities. Based on information developed during our meetings with Daniels Real Estate, The Washington State Parks Commission and City of Kenmore, we concluded that from an operational and...read more
January 30th 6-9pm is Japanese-themed. Menu: Miso, Sushi, Tsukemono, Curry Udon, and Mochi with Kinako. A Japanese friend of mine from Tokyo will be there to assist us, particularly with rolling sushi. Inglewood’s Neighborhood Kitchen Annette loves people and cooking, and she is starting a community kitchen here on Finn Hill. The purpose of a community kitchen is to come together, cook the food, then eat it together. Next Kitchen: January 3oth, 6-9pm at Inglewood Presbyterian Church. Proposed Menu: Japanese Themed Evening of Miso,...read more
King County now provides hazard maps and data for flood, dam failure, earthquake, liquefaction, lahar, severe weather, wildfire, and landslide. Click here to view Hazard Maps on King County’s website. The good news is that we are safe from most of these problems but there are landslide areas on Finn Hill and precautions should be taken. The map is based on a variety of criteria including any area with a combination of greater than 15% slope, impermeable soils with frequent bands of granular soil, and springs or groundwater seepage....read more
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission & Bastyr University are seeking public comments on a proposal to rehabilitate the Saint Edward Park Seminary Building. The following text describes the proposal: “Bastyr University plans to restore and reuse the historic Saint Edward campus buildings to address its current and future growth needs, rather than build on what is currently open space, ball fields and second growth timber lands on their adjacent campus. The plan is to reuse the nationally landmarked seminary building for...read more
Someone once said “Luck is the precipitation of good preparation.” The King County Office of Emergency Management has a three step plan for creating your own luck: Make a Plan Build A Kit Get Involved and Stay Informed. Plan Make a plan to communicate by designating an out-of-area contact that everyone in your family will communicate with if separated. Make a plan for alternate ways home if roads are blocked or closed due to ice, snow, downed trees, and downed power lines. Take a look at the snow priority maps of the areas you travel through....read more
This year’s Xmas Boats came to O.O. Denny Park at sunset on Sunday. The Finn Hill Neighborhood (FHNA) gave them a huge welcome. Nearly 600 people cheered as a huge bonfire lit the night. Luminarias lit the way. The dry, mild weather added to the celebration. The carolers on the boats were easily heard and they had a great program of Xmas and Hanukah songs. FHNA volunteers handed out over 300 hot chocolates, and provided the bonfire, luminarias, and equipment. Donations to cover the cost of the event are greatly appreciated. They can be made...read more