Photo courtesy of Ann Pearce
Photo courtesy of Ann Pearce
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 2:25 PM
Santa poses for a picture with Queen Anne Chamber executive director Charley Shore, president Connor Haffey and Ann Pearce, the reverend of the Church of Scientology in Queen Anne, during the chamber’s holiday luncheon on Dec. 11.
  • Tech, entrepreneur community booms in Queen Anne
    Queen Anne’s Cederberg Tea House (1417 Queen Anne Ave. N.) is a cozy spot. Unfortunately for Chuks Onwuneme, the tea house also has a maximum occupancy of about 50 people.   
  • Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-36th District) has retained her position as the ranking member of the Senate Higher Education Committee in the 2015 legislative session. 
  • Free Seahawks piggy banks for fans
    HomeStreet Bank’s Queen Anne branch is giving away free Seahawks piggy banks on Friday, Jan. 30. 
  • The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a cat adoptathon on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Mud Bay–Uptown (522 Queen Anne Ave. N.). 
  • Jean James-Young has joined Fishermen’s Terminal (3919 18th Ave. W.) as the new harbor facilities specialist.

     
  • Rep. Gael Tarlteon (D-36th District) was elected Deputy Majority Floor Leader by her peers in the House Democratic Caucus
  • A visit with Santa
    Santa poses for a picture with Queen Anne Chamber executive director Charley Shore, president Connor Haffey and Ann Pearce, the reverend of the Church of Scientology in Queen Anne, during the chamber’s holiday luncheon on Dec. 11. 
  • All under one Umbrella Tree
    Umbrella Tree opened its first location in Queen Anne (2111 Queen Anne Ave. N.) on Friday, Dec. 5, to an audience of more than 125 people throughout the day. 
  • Julie and Rick Friar, owners of A&J Meats (2401 Queen Anne Ave N.) on upper Queen Anne, announced in early November that they are retiring. The store has been in business for 63 years, and its last day of business is Saturday, Nov. 29. 
  • Stop by Mud Bay’s new Uptown Adoption Center (522 Queen Anne Ave. N.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, to meet adoptable animals from the Seattle Animal Shelter. This adoption event is part of the grand opening celebration for the adoption center. 
  • QAFB welcomes new operations coordinator
    Emily Meade is the new operations coordinator for the Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart (232 Warren Ave. N.). 
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus (500 Fifth Ave. N.) won the top award, the Award of Excellence in the General Design category, in the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) 2014 Professional Awards and Student Awards. 
  • Mud Bay will celebrate the opening of The Adoption Center (522 Queen Anne Ave. N.) at its Uptown location on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. 
  • Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, has completed its move into its new office headquarters in the Queen Anne Station building (415 First Ave. N.). 
  • Harps returns to Windermere
    Twenty years after beginning her real estate career in Magnolia Village, Michele Harps has returned to her first “home” with Windermere Real Estate (3214 W. McGraw St., Suite 102). 
  • Rushing (1725 Westlake Ave. N., No. 300) was one of three finalists for the Workforce Development Small Business of the Year in this year’s King County Executive’s Small Business Awards, which took place Oct. 15. 
  • The Seattle and Tacoma port commissions are joining the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions under a single Seaport Alliance to attract more marine cargo for the region. 
  • A Seattle Times story on Monday, Oct. 13, revealed Bill the Butcher CEO, chief financial officer and only board member J’Amy Owens used company funds to buy a $2 million home in Queen Anne. 
  • Bustle on Queen Anne (535 W. McGraw St.) is now offering more menu items to customers, including made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches and one salad. 
  • Twirl Cafe owner Rebecca Pelletier has announced she is closing her business on Oct. 31. Umbrella Tree, an education studio, will open in the space to offer classes and services for children up to age 5 and their parents. 
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