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4Culture to help fund FHNA’s “After Oso” Landslide video

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

4Culture to help fund FHNA’s “After Oso” Landslide video

This March 22 marks the anniversary of the massive landslide in Oso, WA. that sent muddy debris spilling across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and tragically led to the deaths of 43 Washingtonians. Next month’s commemorations will be a terribly sad occasion for friends and relatives of the victims of the devastating mudslide that was thought to be triggered by extraordinary rainfall. However, because thousands of people are at risk for future landslides in the Puget Sound area, the event will also be an opportunity...

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UW Tests New Earthquake Early Warning System

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Featured | 0 comments

UW Tests New Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington and Oregon will be covered by software program which opens testers’ computers and shows the earthquake epicenter, its magnitude, and the time before shaking. The trials will run about a year. The trial group includes Boeing, Microsoft, Sound Transit, Providence Hospital and other hospitals, transportation agencies, utilities and emergency managers. They are meeting Feb 12th to implement the trial. In Japan, similar earthquake alerts have been used to slow bullet trains to prevent derailment, trigger automated earthquake and tsunami...

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For Finn Hill Backyard Chicken Coops

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

For Finn Hill Backyard Chicken Coops

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...

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The 2015 Finn Hill Garage Sale is April 25th!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Blog, Events, FHNA Garage Sale | 0 comments

The 2015 Finn Hill Garage Sale is April 25th!

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...

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Blog, Emergency Preparedness | 0 comments

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training

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:...

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The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Online

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Safety | 0 comments

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/nihs

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Bastyr Withdraws Proposal on St Ed Facility

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog, Parks | 1 comment

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...

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Jan. 30: Community Kitchen

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Jan. 30: Community Kitchen

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,...

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Prone to Earthquake? Slide? Liquification?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Blog, Emergency Preparedness | 0 comments

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....

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Bastyr University Approaches State about St Edward Seminary Rehab

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Blog, Parks | 0 comments

Bastyr University Approaches State about St Edward Seminary Rehab

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...

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