Denny Blaine “Seattle, Post Grunge”

Kurt Cobain

Unkown Fan Unofficially Renames Park: Kurt's Park

It only took me two months to discover it, put the New York Times created a slideshow called “Seattle, Post Grunge” this past September.  In the 7 picture slideshow, Denny Blaine was featured twice with a photo of the Viretta Park bench which is a makeshift memorial to Kurt Cobain and another picture of Kurt Cobain’s Denny Blaine home where he lost his life.

Christmas Ships in the Denny Blaine Area

Seattle Christmas ShipsThe Seattle Christmas Ships will be viewable in the Denny Blaine area several times over the next couple weeks.  The next chance to see the Christmas Ships will be Saturday night down the hill from Denny Blaine at Madrona Park.  The ships will actually be the grand finale of the Very Merry in Madrona this Friday and Saturday.  The Christmas Ships, a Seattle tradition for 62 years, will stop in front of Madrona Beach between 9:25 and 9:45 PM on Saturday night (December 3rd).  Come and enjoy brightly decorated ships and the holiday songs by the Dickens Carolers while standing by a warm bonfire on Madrona Beach on the south side of the Spectrum Theatre.

Flashlights and warm clothes are recommended.  The Seattle forecast looks to be clear but cold.

If you have little ones at home, the Madrona Christmas Ship schedule may be late for your family.  You may want to consider going to Mount Baker neighborhood on Sunday night where they will have three shows: Ferdinand Street Park (the boats will be in the bay between Seward Park and Lake Washington Boulevard) from 5:40 to 6:00 PM; Stan Sayres Memorial Park (aka The Pitts) from 6:15 to 6:35 PM; and Mt. Baker Beach Park from 6:45 to 7:05 PM.  Monday the Christmas Ships will be at Seward Park starting at 8:25 PM or you can wait until Saturday, December 17th when the Christmas Ships will be at Madison Park Beach from 4:55 to 5:15 PM.  You can also check the full schedule of stops to find a date and place that is convenient to you.

Metro Bus Service to Denny Blaine May Change

Metro BusMetro is considering changing a bunch of bus routes including the #2 which services Denny Blaine.  The suggested change is to have the #2 still travel to Denny Blaine, but it would only go to Downtown Seattle and back.  No longer would the service head to Queen Anne or Belltown before heading back to Denny Blaine.  The main problem I see is the #2 used to access all of Downtown Seattle; the proposed bus line would only go as far north as Madison before heading back to Denny Blaine, giving little access to the rest of Downtown.

If you are concerned, you should take the Metro survey.  The changes are planned for September 2012, but the wheels (on the bus) are already turning so you better speak now.

Click to learn more about the proposed Metro route changes, including those that will affect the Denny Blaine neighborhood.

Denny Blaine Invited to Seattle Fire Station

Seattle Fire StationThe Seattle fire station that serves Denny Blaine will be open to the public, Saturday, November 19th, from 1 PM to 3 PM.  The whole family is welcome to meet the local firefighters and tour the engine and trucks.  The fire station is between Lake Washington Boulevard and Madison on 32nd Avenue.

Evensong at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Denny Blaine Area

Epiphany Denny BlaineEvensong is the most particularly Anglican service in all of Christian Worship.  It is sung regularly in many cathedrals and parish churches throughout this country, and daily in many places in England.  The choir traditionally offers certain portions while the congregation joins in the hymns and prayers.  The public is welcome to join the Epiphany Parish in the Denny Blaine area on All Saints’ Sunday, November 6 at 5 pm for this service of rare and mystical beauty.  Epiphany Choir will sing music of prominent English and American Composers.

Epiphany Parish is an Episcopal Church in the Denny Blaine area located at 1805 38th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122.