Mailing list minutes: Fruit trees, vacant space, and disappearing mail

Some recent activity on the neighborhood mailing list:

  • Jon Gould is looking for a tenant for the 2200 square-foot (1100 upstairs, 1100 downstairs) space at 3315 Beacon Avenue South formerly occupied by Buggy (opening today in Madrona, by-the-way, with an opening party on the 11th). He’s asking for $1300/month in rent. Email Jon for further details.
  • Jon also notes that The Stranger‘s Christopher Frizzelle is looking to speak with people who have experienced Sound Transit-related sinkholes.
  • Several neighbors have discussed outdoing mail thefts, including the pilfering of bill payment checks, in the northerly areas near 16th Ave S recently. Shea Bajaj (of Viridian Design, an architect with an interest in building Detached Accessory Dwelling Units) passes on some information he received from his postal carrier: If you’ve suspect or have experienced mail theft, contact your local postal inspector. Additionally, through the same contact, you can lodge a request that recently removed blue postal drop boxes be replaced and/or petition for the establishment of a neighborhood postal collection unit like newer townhouse complexes have.
  • Hazel points us to a new website cataloging fruit trees around town: City Fruit. For more information, see the project’s home site. Relatedly, Theresa points us toward the Community Fruit Tree Harvest project from Solid Ground, a program looking for donations of tree fruit. They’re also considering fruit tree care classes and volunteer arborist services for donators. For more information, visit the website or contact Gail Savina.

If you’re not already on the mailing list, join here. It’s a great way to get recommendations from your neighbors for drywallers, plumbers, electricians, etc. or announce your garage sale or whatnot.

Thanks Jon, Theresa, Hazel, Shea, and everybody else on the lists!

2 thoughts on “Mailing list minutes: Fruit trees, vacant space, and disappearing mail”

  1. I came home Tuesday evening to find mail strewn down the alley behind our house. We are a few blocks east of MLK and Alaska, I picked it up and noted that it was from all over Seattle and even some from AUBURN! Most of it was outgoing mail that had been opened and the checks removed.

    I bagged it up and dropped it off at the police station yesterday. Sgt. Gardner was busily talking on the phone on what certainly sounded like a personal call – definitely it was non-official business. After waiting nearly 10 minutes another call came through and he told the person he had to go that the phone was ringing and someone had JUST walked in the door.

    He was not too interested in the mail. Told me to go home and look up and call the people to let them know their mail was found. Really? It seems he had plenty of time to do this on his own in my opinion. Heck, get some of the explorer scout volunteers to do this or the senior volunteers. I left it on the counter and told him he could recycle it if he wanted too but I wasn’t going to do the job of the police.

    Anyway, just thought I’d pass along the info to this group.

  2. Found Dog
    Last night we came across a lost dog. He is VERY skittish, but seems super sweet. We tried to take him in last night – but he wanted out the second we brought him in and he wouldn’t accept food or water. He looks like a blue-healer/lab mix almost. When we let him go, he made a
    bee-line heading south down 39th Ave S – away from the park, so we thought he knew just where he was going. When we woke up this morning he was sleeping on our front porch. Attached is a picture of him. No collar. Do you know who this dog belongs to? He is beautiful, but seems really stressed out. We have called him in to the city and they say
    they’ll send someone out when they can. I think he just wants to go home.

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