Archive for May, 2012

Yoga Workshop with Terilyn Wyre – Sun, May 27

May 26th, 2012 Comments off

SvadhisthanaSun May 27, 7-9pm

Terilyn Wyre will be offering yoga workshops on the last Sunday evening of each month.

From Terilyn:
In these workshops you can always anticipate asana, pranayama, mantra and a 30 min guided meditation that correspond to the theme.

Svadhisthana chakra the sacral centre or, more literally, the “the dwelling place of the self”.

“Sva” means “that which belongs to itself” and “dhisthana” meaning “its actual place” — indicating just how crucial this chakra is in our lives.

The tasks of the second chakra include allowing for emotional and sensual movement in our life, opening to pleasure, and learning how to “go with the flow.”

Let me know if you’re coming yogis so I can plan accordingly. Namaste.

Other yoga news:
Monday night, Memorial Day: yoga class with Heather Carballo is cancelled, returning the following Monday, June 4.

Thursday nights, come practice with our wonderful new instructor Kathleen Dowd-Gailey.

Drop-in classes Monday and Thursday, 7:30 to 8:45pm. $8.

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Spring Clean This Saturday – May 19

May 15th, 2012 Comments off

HPIC: Building Clean-Up     9am-2pm
The tasks listed below have been broken down into ” like” kind,  we need a Lead on all and then volunteers to follow. Grab a neighbor/friend/uncle etc. Everything from scrubbing to tightening up plumbing fixtures! We have every intent of making HPIC shine. Email Nickie Jostol: to sign up.

HPAC: Clean-Up Kenyon Right-of-Way btwn 13th and 14th     10am-2pm
This year, in addition to helping HPIC with their efforts cleaning up the building, HPAC will also be focusing on the right of way between 13th and 14th on Kenyon from 10am to 2pm- So if bushwacking and trailblazing is your thing, please join us and bring your gloves because there are a lot of blackberries and trash.

There will be snacks and beverages at HPIC, plus we are expecting a new food truck in the parking lot: Rollin Q – authentic Texas downhome Southern Cooking! from noon to 3pm. Festive!

HPIC Task List
Task Group 1

  • reorganize media closet, to include designated space for small office
  • organize closets in both bathrooms to hold more storage

Task Group 2

  • pressure wash exterior

Task Group 3

  • deep clean interior: paneling, floor boards, floors in storage rooms, wash closet, etc.

Task Group 4

  • paint inside wall over dance floor
  • touch up brown trim

Task Group 5

  • tighten/replace toilets seats in Women’s
  • re bolt/replace toilet paper holders in Women’s
  • tighten up the plumbing fittings for the faucets in both restrooms

Task Group 6

  • replace smoke alarm in kitchen, it is gone
  • replace lights that flicker or are burned out

Task Group 7

  • add bolts to tables and chairs
  • throw away broken tables


  • Go to DUMP? Rhonda
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The Winning Wines

May 8th, 2012 Comments off

Top 3 Wines:
1st Place: 2008 Renwood Barbera ($8)
2nd Place: 2009 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon ($9)
3rd Place: 2009 Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon ($9)

2010 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel ($10)
2010 Opera Prima Tempranillo ($6)
2010 Colores del Sol Malbec ($8)
2009 Charles & Charles Red Wine ($9)

The Naked Grape Pinot Grigio ($7)
2011 Zolo Malbec ($10)
Little Roo Shiraz ($8)
2009 Kiona Cabernet/Merlot ($10)
Chateau Moulin de Beausejour Bordeaux (?)
Cupcake Prosecco ($9)
2008 Hogue Merlot ($8)
2010 Trivento Reserve Malbec ($8)

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Raffle Donations from Wine For Our Times

May 7th, 2012 Comments off

The total raffle ticket sales at Wine For Our Times came to $1391! Thanks to everyone for your generosity and good spirits – all that money goes to our Raffle Queen, Martha Mallett. Additional donations can be sent to HPIC (1116 SW Holden St, Seattle, 98106) with a note that it is for Martha Mallett, and we will make sure she gets it!

Good job Lisa and Randy Leininger – their neighborhood hot dog and lemonade sale raised $2000. See the story on the West Seattle Blog here. What great neighbors!

Wine For Our Times was a huge success – thanks to all who participated! We will post pictures and winning wine info soon.

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Update – Martha and Brian Mallett

May 4th, 2012 Comments off

Our dear friend, neighbor and lifetime HPIC member Martha Mallett and her son Brian have lost their home to a fire. (See here and here on the West Seattle Blog.)

Martha wants everyone to know that she and Brian are okay. Brian’s hands are healing from burns he got in the fire. They are staying in a West Seattle motel until they can find a place to rent while their home is rebuilt. Martha sounds like her strong, determined self and is very busy with Brian, beginning the task of putting their lives back together. Her family is all around her, strong and supportive.

Things we can do:

  • Stop by the fundraiser this Saturday, organized by Martha and Brian’s neighbor Lisa Leininger:

Saturday, May 5th
8442 20th Ave SW (3 doors south of Martha’s house)
They will be selling hot dogs and lemonade to show their support for Martha and her son.
(Martha was very moved when I told her about this).

  • Wine For Our Times: We will miss Martha, our Raffle Queen, at Wine For Our Times this year (also this Saturday). However, this years’ raffle proceeds will be donated to Martha and Brian.
  • Martha asked for help finding a furnished, two-bedroom house with kitchen for her and Brian to rent while their house is being rebuilt. Let’s find them a great place in the neighborhood!

Here’s to the real and vital community Martha is so much a part of!

The indefatiguable Martha Mallett.

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Wine For Our Times – Sat, May 5

May 4th, 2012 Comments off

Wine For Our Times 2012

Add to your list of reasonably priced and surprisingly good wines while tasting, describing and picking your favorites. You will be seated at a table of friends and neighbors and have a great time tasting each others’ finds.

We will have special pours from the Northwest Wine Academy, special prizes and great raffle items from our local business community. Join this fun part of the event too! Raffle tickets will be $2 each and 3 for $5 – well worth the prizes.

Pre-register by Friday, 4/27! There will be a special raffle for pre-registered participants. Email or call 938-6031 and tell us how many people you’re bringing.

   Check out our sponsors here!

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