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The Rainier Community Center Computer Lab is open again! Stop by from 10am - 6pm Mon-Thurs and from 9am - 5pm on Fridays to find out about new resources, do some work, or receive tech assistance! It's free!

Laila Taji (guest) 22 May 2016 01:21
in discussion CC living / schools » Arabic Preschools?

I know it's a little late, but Global Gardens International School in the U-District in Seattle is starting an Arabic immersion program this Fall. Please call Paige for details: (206) 861-6079 - feel free to call or email me as well, my daughter will be attending this fall 2016: 206-225-6620, moc.liamg|ijatalial#moc.liamg|ijatalial

by Laila Taji (guest), 22 May 2016 01:21
Laila Taji (guest) 21 May 2016 00:58
in discussion CC living / schools » Arabic Preschools?

I know it's a little late, but Global Gardens International School in the U-District in Seattle is starting an Arabic immersion program this Fall. Please call Paige for details: (206) 861-6079 - feel free to call or email me as well, my daughter will be attending this fall: 206-225-6620, moc.liamg|ijatalial#moc.liamg|ijatalial - we started pilot Saturday classes that have been awesome: you can see pictures on Global Gardens International School's Facebook page - last week they brought in a tabla/derbekeh player. It was awesome. :)

by Laila Taji (guest), 21 May 2016 00:58
Laila Taji (guest) 21 May 2016 00:56
in discussion CC living / schools » Arabic Preschools?

I know it's a little late, but Global Gardens International School in the U-District in Seattle is starting an Arabic immersion program this Fall. Please call Paige for details: (206) 861-6079 - feel free to call or email me as well, my daughter will be attending this fall: 206-225-6620, moc.liamg|ijatalial#moc.liamg|ijatalial

by Laila Taji (guest), 21 May 2016 00:56

Is the air you're breathing safe?

Are you concerned about asthma, allergies, mold, moisture, lead, dust, or household chemicals? The Master Home Environmentalist program can help! We offer FREE in-home air quality assessments to all Seattle residents. These visits are helpful for anyone with asthma or allergies, families with young children, older adults, or anybody who is concerned about their indoor air quality or wants to make their home as healthy as possible. Every home visited also receives a free walk-off mat and green cleaning kit.

For more information or to sign up for a visit, go to or call 206-512-3280.

Opportunity for a free one-hour presentation from the American Lung Association to parents or caregivers on ‘Talking to kids about tobacco’ includes e-cigs, vaping and hookah.

Topics discussed:
Current youth tobacco statistics
Tobacco marketing
Health effects
Tips on how to prevent youth tobacco use

Did you know?
Major tobacco companies spend $8.8 billion per year to promote their products directly to kids.

To schedule a presentation in your community contact
Aileen Gagney

Talking to Kids about Tobacco by emily polstein (guest), 11 May 2016 23:02

*no experience necessary
*gloves, tool, & education all PROVIDED

Cass Turnbull (guest) 15 Jun 2015 21:47
in discussion all other discussion / anything goes » SAVE Cheasty Greenspace!

As long as the trails usage is light, I doubt there will be much conflict or damage to the park. But as the population increases, mountain biker usage increases, and 200,000 more Seattle residents start looking for places that are green. Then the impacts will be felt. User group conflicts will escalate as they have in other parts of the country and BC, and more sports uses will be introduced (if mountain biking, why not Frisbee golf, laser tag, paint ball, a ropes course, obstacle courses?)
As more sports activity and mt bike trails are added, the environment will start to show wear and tear, losing wildlife diversity, causing more slides, ruts, compaction, etc.

Mostly it will change the essential nature of the natural park space. The birds, the seniors, those seeking solace and the peace of the woods will be aced out by all the activity. That's fine if that is what Seattle really wants to do with it's native areas. It would be a shame though. My feeling is that when user/population pressures are high, the land must, by default, be restricted to the lightest use possible. The most use is not the best use. In fact, Nature is such that if you overuse it, you will lose it! How many ways and times do we have to learn that lesson?

by Cass Turnbull (guest), 15 Jun 2015 21:47
Science & Math tutor
Ryan (guest) 30 Jan 2015 20:13
in discussion service & business / local referrals » Science & Math tutor

I'm comfortable tutoring students in the following subject areas:

  1. college level
      • biology
  2. high school level
      • biology
      • physics
      • chemistry
      • math

I am a biology professor at a local liberal arts college with over 10 years experience teaching undergraduate and high school students.

My general strategy for learning/teaching is to focus on the fundamentals underlying complex topics and to replace memorization with deeper understanding of the basics.

I charge $40/hr and I'm based in Columbia City; I'm available MWF 8am-5pm and willing to travel to you or meet at a convenient public location.

Ideally, I'd like to set up meetings on a continuing basis for the length of a course, but I'm also available for single session help.

Thank you.

Science & Math tutor by Ryan (guest), 30 Jan 2015 20:13

My primary instrument as a Music Education student at University of Washington was saxophone, and I also have over a decade of performance and teaching experience on fretted strings. Having studied wind instruments extensively I'm comfortable teaching trumpet, flute, and clarinet to beginning students. As an active songwriter/composer, I offer lessons in music theory/composition, songwriting, and beginning piano too.

My wife and I live in the Central District of Seattle and my studio is set up out of our house. I also give plenty of lessons in my students' homes. To schedule lessons, contact me by clicking the envelope icon in the upper right.

Please visit to schedule a lesson, or for more information.

10 year classroom writing coach with nonprofit Powerful Schools available for tutoring, one-to-one and parent group workshops for helping kids write.

I also facilitate an ongoing women's writing workshop.

Please contact me at 206.669.9753

Powerful Schools Writing Tutor by Arni Adler (guest), 15 Oct 2014 18:15

Hey guys,
This is a post from our awesome nanny, who is also an accomplished writer and owner of Frog Hollow School, a writing program for kids;

Writing tutoring now available in Columbia City. Becca Hall is a writing teacher, writer, and the director of Frog Hollow School, a writing program for homeschoolers. She is offering writing tutoring for students of all levels, basic writing skills through college admissions essays. For more information check out the website, or email moc.liamg|loohcswollohgorf#moc.liamg|loohcswollohgorf.

Awesome writing tutor available by Alice Franck (guest), 08 Oct 2014 00:24

Available Oct. 1st.

Ground level two bedroom suite in historic 1909 Craftsman home.
Full kitchen and bath (vintage claw-foot tub and sink in bathroom).
Shared laundry and storage space in cellar.
Separate backyard entrance.
Eight foot ceilings.
~750 sq ft
Street parking.
Two blocks from shops/restaurants of Columbia City / Rainier Ave

$35 credit check, $500 fully refundable damage deposit, first month's rent.

Good credit and rental history is an absolute must.
1 year lease.

No smoking.


About us: we are a young family of four (two children aged 5 & 1) living on the main & upper floor above. House is on a hill: suite opens at ground level and there are windows in every room.

If interested, email jamesmoes(at)gmail(dot)com


Pictures show furnished suite. SUITE WILL NOT BE FURNISHED.


The University of Washington’s Fibromyalgia Research Program is currently conducting a study to compare the benefits of combining pharmacological and behavioral health treatments for Fibromyalgia. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and may be interested in participating in this study, please contact the Fibromyalgia Research Program at (206)221-1737. For more information, visit our website at

Fibromyalgia Study Needs Participants by fibroctr (guest), 26 Aug 2014 21:31

Dear Neighbor,

My name is Sarah Boone and I am an alumna from the University of Washington and a current graduate student at the University of Oxford. I am writing now because I am conducting some exciting new research on water conservation in your area, and would like to invite residents in Columbia City to participate.

This research involves a short online survey (less than 10 min!) that looks at how a number of different factors influence our use and conservation of water. Research like this is important as it gives academics and policy-makers insight into how to manage our resources more sustainably and how to improve services in your community. This study meets the highest standards of ethics for participatory research as set by the University of Oxford. Also, all answers to the survey questions are completely anonymous. I have attached more information about myself and the study to this email if you would like to know more.

To participate in this study, you and your friends/neighbors can simply follow this public link:


(Note: If you are like me and don't like to click on links, then just type this URL into your browser.)

After participating in this study, please feel free to share this link with others in your community. Thank you very much for supporting this important work! As a fellow Seattleite, I hope that through this research we can help improve decision-making about water and our stewardship of this precious resource.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments!

Kind regards,

Sarah Boone
MSc Student in Water Science, Policy and Management
School of Geography and the Environment
University of Oxford, United Kingdom||enoob.haras
+44 (746) 221 8182

Important survey on local water use!!! by Sarah Boone (guest), 23 Jul 2014 16:18
Stolen vehicle genesee park
Liam (guest) 09 Jul 2014 22:01
in discussion CC living / safety » Stolen vehicle genesee park

Our car was stolen yesterday afternoon. please keep a lookout for a green toyota yaris(olive green metallic) it is missing the passenger side mirror and has lots of stickers about community. It has an asheville yoga sticker on the gas flap. Thank you for your support!

Stolen vehicle genesee park by Liam (guest), 09 Jul 2014 22:01

Master Home Environmentalist©
MHE trains volunteers to visit homes at no cost and assist residents in assessing and managing environmental health problems. The MHE volunteer utilizes a survey form called the Home Environmental Assessment List© (HEAL©) to identify potential problems and work with the resident to develop an action plan to reduce exposure to pollutants. The personalized action plan can lead to steps such as use of efficient vacuums and quality door mats, shoe removal at the door, ventilation, integrated pest management, and allergen control.

Does your child have asthma? The Asthma Outreach Program is a FREE program that helps children with asthma learn to control their asthma, and also provides free materials including a walk off mat, dust mite pillow/bed cases, a green cleaning and potentially a vacuum depending on income.

Call 206-512-3290 to setup your appointment today!

Free Healthy Home Assessment Program by Krysta (guest), 16 Jun 2014 17:02

I've been a piano player for 25 years and have found a new interest in teaching it to others; adults and children alike.

I live in Columbia City and can either host or travel.

Rates are $30/hh if you come to me, $35 if I go to you.

Books are from the "John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano" series.

First lesson is free (need to make sure we like each other).

Lesson times are flexible.

Primary goals for you would be:

  • Determine your interest in the piano
  • Assess your skills
  • Set a development plan
  • Broaden your musical knowledge
  • Build a great relationship
  • Have fun

If those goals sound like something you're interested in doing, send an email to moc.goowyub|selas#moc.goowyub|selas and we'll connect!

If you wanna check me out, here's a brief video of me saying hi.


Piano Lessons - Columbia City & Surrounding Areas by Nick W. (guest), 13 Jun 2014 22:47
Katrina (guest) 08 Jun 2014 22:29
in discussion wiki discussion / feedback » The Wikli is dead. Long live the wiki.

Hi, I just moved into the neighborhood a couple of days ago. Can someone "invite Me" into the next door group? Thank you! I'm sad to see this go, since I have just stumbled upon it…but 6 years is a long time to maintain something—so thank you for putting this together!

by Katrina (guest), 08 Jun 2014 22:29

We are super excited to let the neighborhood know that Rookies will be open for all of the World Cup matches! Starting on June 13th we will be open at 8:45 am serving World Cup specials and playing all of the matches on our 14 HDTV's. Don't miss out on the action…it only comes around once every four years! We have free wi-fi so call in sick and work from "home". cough cough

World Cup at Rookies by Rookies (guest), 03 Jun 2014 02:52
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