Archive for July, 2012

Time off from the blog

July 16, 2012  |  Personal, PI  |  No Comments

Just wanted to let everyone know that I will not be posting very frequently (if at all) for the next few weeks.

I am a new mom as of last week and am going to take some “maternity leave” from the blog :)

Catch up with you all soon!


Fire Festival this weekend

July 3, 2012  |  Event, PI  |  No Comments

Fire Festival is coming to Pioneer Square this Saturday July 7th from 11 am to 5 pm in Occidental Park.

The Pioneer Square Fire Festival, a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event, commemorates the re-birth of the Pioneer Square area following the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889, which destroyed most of downtown Seattle and gave rise to the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood.

Glimpse into Seattle’s past through exhibits by the Last Resort Fire Department, the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park-Seattle. On display will be antique and classic fire engines, classic police cars, a gold mining demonstration, and other family-friendly activities. Kids can color a picture while sitting in the back of a 1940 fire engine, try on some firefighter turnout gear, learn about fire safety, and say hi to Smokey Bear and Pluggie the fire hydrant.

The Last Resort Fire Department Museum, Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Seattle, are all within walking distance of the festival, will have activities for kids, and they will be open and FREE to the public on the day of the Fire Festival.

For more information visit the Fire Festival page on the Last Resort Fire Department website.

Pioneer Square in the News

July 3, 2012  |  News, PI  |  No Comments

Seattle cops can’t use red-light cameras for evidence (Police One)
Washington is among the few states that bar police from using images from red-light cameras in criminal investigations.

Discuss: Expand red-light cameras to help solve murders? (Seattle Times)
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and Seattle police want to view footage from red-light cameras to help solve the murder of Nicole Westbrook, the 21-year-old gunned down in Pioneer Square in April.

‘Catch a Killer’ – Seattle PD launches newsy site to fight crime (KPLU)
So, in the spirit of service to the community and to our friends in the news media, our office has committed to providing even more police information in a variety of different ways. Along with this new look comes a new philosophy: we will make every effort to keep the public informed to the best of our ability. We will do so in ways that are interesting and engaging.

Design Perspectives: Stadiums cast a long shadow over Pioneer Square (DJC – subscription only)
When James Harris opened his art gallery in 1999 on Second Avenue between Main and Jackson he was joining an arts district in Pioneer Square, with its history and traditions like the First Thursday gallery walk. Now, he is the first to say that his business struggles under the long shadow of CenturyLink Field, which was completed in 2002. With CenturyLink and nearby Safeco Field, he says the neighborhood has “transitioned to a place where people who would be frequenting my gallery have backed away from coming down.”

Humble shop owner on track with streetcar idea (Seattle Times)
With none of Seattle’s big fish showing much interest in saving our vintage waterfront streetcars, our best hope may lie in the generosity of a used-appliance salesman.