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  • in reply to: Consider yourself invited to the 2008 Sanislo Auction #621897

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    Lisa K – what a great idea to extend this invitation to the WSB Forum! Wish I thought of it before our school’s auction … :)

    Good luck with the fundraising and I hope you get some takers!

    in reply to: qualified for APP but stayed in W.Seattle? #621807

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    Our son was eligible for APP/Spectrum since 1st grade, but we opted to keep him at Pathfinder for his elementary years because, simply, he was thriving there. I have always thought that he will always be smart, but we really wanted to make sure he could also be a happy and socially adjusted member of a community, and that is an important element of Pathfinder’s vision/mission.

    In elementary, I think the social/emotional aspect is equally, if not more, important than academics – especially for kids who test into APP. Again, each of our kids is unique, with different learning styles & needs, but I would ask you, if your child (and you?) are happy at your current school – what might you gain from moving?

    A big factor for us was also the extra-long bus commute to/from Lowell, and I just like the idea of my kids having friends in their WS neighborhood. It depends how old your child is, too – for us, at a certain age we felt bad about moving him away from his friends.

    Good luck with your decision, I know it’s a tough one!!

    in reply to: How do you like Pathfinder? #621769

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    We’ve been a Pathfinder family for over seven years and I just love that school. As someone posted in another school-related thread, most people who have settled in to a school think their’s is the best! In a nutshell, I love the expeditionary, hands-on learning model, overall philosophy/values, the focus on the whole child (academic as well as social/emotional) and the incredibly talented and dedicated staff. It is a great community all around. Would be happy to talk more off-line, just post an email address.

    PS – Pathfinder is K-8.

    in reply to: Amazon Fresh Delivery #621690

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    Usually when you buy wine through a wine club they will only deliver once they see your id and you sign for it. Seems they would have to have the same rules??

    in reply to: West seattle House rental??? #621709

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    I just drove by one this afternoon on 47th Ave SW, around Brandon St. I think. Looks like a cute house – sorry, that’s all I know about it!

    in reply to: Remember when… (WS reminiscing thread) #621482

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    I remember when JaK’s was in the tiny space where Museum Quality Framing is now. There were only about 10 tables in the place – we came over from Issaqauh to have dinner there we loved it so much. Then they closed and moved to Issaquah just when we moved to West Seattle (in 1998). We were very happy when they opened again in the current Junction location (which was a New Orleans-style restaurant I believe).

    in reply to: Update on the fundraiser for Puget Sound Lock & Key #620459

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    Thanks for the prompt response, gals. Looking forward to it!!

    in reply to: Update on the fundraiser for Puget Sound Lock & Key #620456

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    Question/clarification – is the April 19 event all-ages? A message was sent out by the Morgan Junction Community Association announcing the fundraiser (which is great!), stating all ages are welcome. I thought I read somewhere that it is 21+ because it’s at the Pub. Please clarify! Thank you!

    in reply to: Forum categories: Question for community members #620710

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    I agree with JT – just wouldn’t want this Forum to turn into a generic job posting destination. Could there be a way to ensure the “localness” factor??

    in reply to: DVD player repair #620718

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    LOL – I just listened to the 5:20 funny on 103.7 (The Mountain) and there was a really funny bit about the guy getting his cd player fixed … when I saw the heading for this post I thought maybe it was a follow-on!

    And – I thought about that repair place on 35th as well. Worth looking into getting it fixed – I hate the idea of all of our disposable equipment…

    in reply to: Junction Breakfast #620526

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    When the Charlestown Cafe reopens, that’s a good place for a “diner” breakfast, too – not exactly in the Junction, but if it’s a nice day, it would be a nice walk!

    in reply to: Racism (started as Trader Joe’s) #619903

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    TVB – very nicely said.

    in reply to: the Anti Trader Joe’s store #620127

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    Wasn’t there a big article on Big John’s in the paper somewhat recently? Thanks for the reminder, I am headed in that direction soon!

    in reply to: Violin Lessons for child? #620122

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    Mills Music in Burien does instrument rentals. My 10-year-old daughter’s brief dalliance with the flute cost about $25/month for 3 months (that is their minimum rental period, then you can cancel!).

    in reply to: Businesses and Self-Employed Please Read This! #620039

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    The class or group idea is fun, too. We do this every year at our school auction – someone comes up with an idea and sells “seats” for a set cost (usually around $25). In the past there have been groups on jewelry-making, pottery painting, or other crafts, organized games like Capture the Flag, poker night, art walks, even a beer-making class!

    Great fundraising and a fun way to meet/interact with new people around a common hobby or interest.

    in reply to: Businesses and Self-Employed Please Read This! #620033

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    Some other ideas that people could “donate”/offer up for bid: dogsitting while you’re on vacation, “chauffeur service” to the airport, menu planning (just the planning/grocery list, not the preparation!), 2 hours of yardwork/odd jobs, a lesson or two of some sort (tennis, knitting, etc.)…

    in reply to: Does this thing have a reverse gear? #620082

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    I do a lot of work with Crucial Conversations – a core concept is the idea about separating facts from “stories” (our judgements, assumptions, conclusions, attributions about someone) and how it’s the negative story that drives our emotion which then leads to unproductive action. And, therefore, changing or being open to a different story can create a different emotion and therefore a different action. Similar concept as described above.

    Erik, I would like to hear some more about the exercise you describe. I think it would help clarify the concept above even more viscerally!

    in reply to: Looking for someone to design/print business cards #619958

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    A local graphic design company if you need someone to actually create what you have in mind: http://www.zangocreative.com. They also do website design.

    I did not have a good experience with Liberty Bell, and they are much more expensive than Costco. Disappointed because I like to support local businesses.

    in reply to: West Seattle Garage Sale May 10th–Need a spot? #619419

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    Sounds like … party at Gina’s place!! Seriously, though, what a generous offer!

    in reply to: Fundraiser: #619346

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    I’m catching up on WS news as I’ve been out of town all week – all I can say is WOW. I’m not available on Monday night but will eagerly await the outcome of the meeting to see how I can help. I live in the Morgan Junction area – this is my neighborhood! You guys are amazing.

    in reply to: Frozen Yogurt? #619230

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    Costco’s snack bar has frozen yogurt (or maybe it’s softserve, can’t remember!) – vanilla, chocolate or swirl, you can also get it with berries. I think the plain is only $1.50 and it is very good (and a huge serving!).

    Used to be able to get frozen yogurt at Homefront Smoothies on Alki, not sure if they still use it in their smoothies.

    There’s always McDonald’s vanilla softserve.

    And if you’re really desperate, there is a Freshens at SeaTac airport, concourse C!

    in reply to: Guilty Pleasures #619062

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    I have long maintained that all I really need to subsist is cheese, bread, and good wine (well, and maybe some french fries). Now throw in a TV-related guilty pleasure and for me it’s the Award Shows (Oscars, Golden Globes, SAG, Emmys, Grammys, etc.). I don’t know why because I don’t watch that much TV or keep up with all the latest movies, there’s just something so fun about watching all that hoopla!

    in reply to: Baby swings? #619019

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    The southend playground at Lincoln Park has 2 babyswings as well…

    And I think maybe Whale Tail Park at Alki?

    in reply to: FedEx/Kinko’s #618952

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    And down in the Morgan Junction, there is a mailbox place next to the liquor store on California, they also have USPS and other services (UPS, FedEx, etc.).

    in reply to: Favorite Foods at West Seattle Restaurants…? #618876

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    There was a thread several months ago on this very topic – I think it had the record number of comments posted!! I’m not sure where it’s archived … WSB?

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