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The RNA publishes approximately 2,000 copies of The Roosie newsletter each month, with the exception of June, July, and December. Occasionally, special editions are published on those dates.

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2018JulyUrban Luxe Café, Roosevelt Parking Changes, Save the date! - RNA 2018 to 2019 Meetings, Roosevelt Station TOD, Volunteers Needed!
2018AprilUpcoming Safety Improvements in Roosevelt, Land Use Update, Roosevelt Volunteer Opportunities, Blockheads Needed, Send in Your 100$ Democracy Vouchers, Weedin Place – Roosevelt’s Newest Public Space
2018MarchNE 65th Street Vision Zero Update, Aging in Place, Sunlight Café: Adapting to a Changing Seattle
2018FebruaryUpdate on NE 70th Street Safety Improvements, Land Use Update, Café Racer Reopening, Roosie Distributors Needed!, Environmental Attitudes Survey, Youth ORCA Program saves students ~$1M on transit!
2018JanuaryChanges on the Horizon with Sunlight Cafe, Transportation News, Land Use Update, Drafted Vision Framework, New Opportunities to Help People Experiencing Homelessness in Roosevelt, Help decide how to spend $3 million on park and street improvements in Seattle, Transportation News
2017NovemberTransportation Committee Restart; Land Use Update; Growth and Livability Report; Business Spotlight: Ship Song Collective
2017OctoberNE 70th Overpass Project Update; 2017-2018 RNA Meeting Schedule; RNA Elections; October Candidate Forums; New Commissioners Sought to join the Seattle Design Commission
2017SeptemberWeedin Place Phase 1 Update; 2017 Candidate Forums ; Land Use Updates
2017JuneHomelessness Response Resources; Vote for your top Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets projects; Thank you, Blockheads!; Land Use Update; Homelessness Response Resources
2017MaySeattle Homelessness Response Update; Weedin Paint Party; Roosevelt’s New Community Engagement Coordinator; Ravenna/Cowen Cleanup Crew; Vision 65th Forum; Combined Sewer Overflows; Blockheads Needed; Send in Your $100 Democracy Vouchers!
2017AprilUpcoming Safety Improvements in Roosevelt; Land Use Update;Roosevelt Volunteer Opportunities; Blockheads Needed; Send in Your $100 Democracy Vouchers;Weedin Place – Roosevelt’s Newest Public Space
2017MarchWhat is Meant by “Affordable Housing”?; Sound Transit Workshops;Roosevelt Station TOD Wins Award from Futurewise!;Eleanor Apartments Mix-and-Mingle; What is Meant By Affordable Housing?
2017FebruaryRoosevelt Station Construction to Begin; How would you spend $90,000 in neighborhood; Land Use Updates; Blockheads Needed
2016NovemberThe Future of Roosevelt Weedin Place Closure—Soon Neighbor Creates Community Through Music Homeless Encampment Legislation Land Use Updates  
2016OctoberUW Campus Master Plan Update Land Use Updates Water Conservation Program Weedin Place Gateway Roosevelt Glacier RNA Opportunities Become an RNA Director Curb Ramps: How You Can Help Make a Difference
2016SeptemberThe Economics of Change; Bull Moose Festival-ette & Weedin Place Painting Party Update; Land Use Updates; Thank You, Blockheads!
2016AprilIs RPZ 19 working for you?; Let’s Make Roosevelt Shine! (Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanup Event); Roosevelt Repave Underway; Roosevelt Business Group; Roosevelt Developments; U District Renters’ Council Meeting (April 16th); Weedin Place - It’s a Go!!! (Your help is needed to paint the street); RNA Elections in May; Temporary Art on Sound Transit Construction Wall; RainWise Workshops; Get Involved!
2016FebruaryGraffiti in Roosevelt; Mural Tagged Beyond Repair; RNA Land Use Updates; Get Involved!
2016JanuaryMoose/Teddy Art Contest; Holiday Tree Lighting Success; Roosevelt BRT Corridor; The Roosie Delivery; Seattle City Council Committee Meetings: Stay Connected; LUA 303 Session Update: Roosevelt Reservoir; Help Shape the Future of Your Neighborhood; Get Involved!

Mayor Signs Park Legislation on Sisley Property; Neighbors Celebrate at the General Meeting and Send Thanks; LUA Session Update: Transit Oriented Development; Land Use Information; Design Guidelines – Continuing Work; New Urban Village Boundaries Proposed; “U-Loo” Project & Tent City Collective; RNA Transport Group News

2015OctoberAffordable Housing vs. Open Space; RDG Update; Emergency Preparedness; City Affordable Housing Action Plan Update; Weedin Place Receives Grant Monies; Land Use Academy—2nd Session Success; Land Use Academy Questionnaire; Design Guidelines Approved; City Council District 4 Neighborhood Issues Debate; Get Involved!
2015SeptemberRNA Sustainability Committee Recommends RainWise; RNA Committee Announcements and Updates; Urgent: ROOSIE Editor, Advertising Admin, Delivery People needed!; Transportation article; Reservoir Article; Land Use Article; Land Use Academy Launched at Bull Moose Festival; Please pay your membership dues online, today!
2015JulyBull Moose Festival special edition
2015MayRNA Land Use Committee Updates; RNA Committee Announcements and Updates; Urgent: ROOSIE DELIVERY FOLKS NEEDED!; University Link Connections; Weedin Place Update; Transportation Committee Report; Communications Committee Report; Spring Cleanup Wrapup; President’s Message
2015AprilLet's Make Roosevelt Shine!; Emergency Preparedness; RNA Committee Announcements and Updates; SMALL BUSINESS FEATURE Bud's Rising Sun Produce; Citywide Events Calendar; Public Outreach Calendar; Seattle City Council Districts; Good-bye from the Discovery Shop; NOW IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: RainWise & Earth Day Events; Excerpt from Ravenna Blog’s Live Blogging of the Sisley Properties Press Conference; Roosevelt Neighborhood Association Transportation (RNAT) Committee Statement on Roosevelt Repaving and Protected Bike Lanes (PBL)
2015MarchLearn this Important New Acronym: TOD; RNA Committee Announcements and Updates; RNA General Meeting, Tuesday February 24th; Excerpt from Ravenna Blog’s LIVE BLOGGING of the Roosevelt Station Open House on February 25, 2015; Seattle-King County Advisory Council for Aging & Disability Services; Aging Your Way; North East Seattle Together: Many Neighbors, One Village; RNA Committee Announcements and Updates; Letter From the Editor
2015FebruaryTwo Streams Converge - 829 NE 67th - George Washington and Jennie Rawles; RNA Committee Announcements and Updates; RNA’s Sustainability Committee invites you to attend the Freeway Estates Community Orchard Young Fruit-Tree Pruning Workshop; Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP); Roosevelt Reservoir Update; Letter from the RNA president
2015JanuaryWinter Celebration & Tree Lighting; RNA Committee Announcements and Updates; The Roosevelt Reservoir is in the news!; “Is my bus on time?” Use One Bus Away!; The Roosevelt Sustainability Group wants you to know about Climate Action Now!;
2014November 2014Neighborhood Design Guidelines Update; RNA Committee Announcements; New to Our Neighborhood; New to Our Website; Digital Corner; You, Too, Can Be a Blockhead; Volunteer Opportunities with the RNA
2014October 2014The Roosevelt Station Kroll 1800 Crane; RNA Committee Announcements and Updates; You're Invited! Link Light Rail Drop-in Meetings; Find It, Fix It -- Service Request Mobile App; Green Halloween, October 25th; Editor's Note: The Role of Advertising & Mem- bership in Funding the Roosie Newsletter; What to Do in a Disaster?; Letter from the RNA President
2014SeptemberPedaling 4 Preparedness (P4P) Awareness Campaign; RNA Committee Announcements; Roosevelt Neighborhood Design Guidelines; Portage Bay Café opening June 2015 in the Rooster building; Salomon: Safety changes need to be part of Roosevelt repaving project; President’s Message
2014JuneRoosevelt Bull Moose Festival Fashion Show and Competition; The RNA Transportation Committee invites you to the Roosevelt Parking Summit; Weedin Place Update; Sound Transit Update: Northgate Link; 9th Annual Wedgwood Art Festival; What is Northgate Link Extension?; The Garden Hotline Raises Its Profile With a New Video Contest; Green Lake Loopers - New WCSC Walking Group; The Reason to Decant; Giving Gardens Grow at Roosevelt P-Patch
2014MaySeattle Bicycle Master Plan; RNA Board Elections; Is Parking a Problem for You?; Roosevelt Light Rail Station Construction Moving off the Road Soon; Wayfinding Kiosks to be Installed in Roosevelt; Don't Forget Our Neighbors on 65th; Save the Date! Bull Moose Festival Saturday, July 26th; Ten Thousand Villages to Host World Fair Trade Day Celebration; Weedin Place Update
2014AprilEarth Day Program 2014; RNA meeting Tuesday, April 22nd; April Events, The RNA and Whole Foods "Green Up the Neighborhood"; Seattle Community Climate Projects – Two Funding Opportunities Available; Seattle’s Oldest Vegetarian Restaurant is Here in Roosevelt; Woodland Park Zoo Education Programs; Interesting facts about recycling; Drama 4-Jet City and RHS IMPROV SHOW; Easter Events at Ten Thousand Villages Seattle - Papier Mâché Crafts and In-Store “Deal” Hunt; A Look at the Role of Oak; Ferries, Flights, and Open Air Taxis
2014MarchRNA updates; Roosevelt Link Light Rail art; Brand New SquareOne Apartments open their doors to the Roosevelt Neighborhood; Night-Time Construction at Roosevelt Station; A “Wayward Coffeehouse” in the Land of Starbucks; Weedin Place Project Update; Roosevelt Clean Up Day; Urban Water Pollution
2014FebruaryRoosevelt landlord owes millions in fines; Thrive proves healthy can be tasty; Reflections on the neighborhood holidy tree lighting; Eight Bells Winery teaches about the anatomy of a wine tasting; Mountain climbing for the rest of us; Light Rail construction updates from Sound Transit
2014JanuaryNeighborhood preparedness; message from Sound Transit; scarlet oak tree requiem; Eight Bells Winery
2013NovemberAnnual holiday tree lighting, Scarlet Oak Tree mushroom logs, lightrail construction updates, Mack Urban Developers say hello, bounty at Mutiny Hall
2013OctoberAnnual membership renewal form, Green Halloween map, GMO labeling, light rail construction updates, discounts for local businesses
2013SeptemberAnnual membership drive; announcing next general meeting; Non-GMO speakers; keeping Cowen Park beautiful; Hoa Salon donates to the RNA; upcoming design review meeting for community orchard
2013JuneUniversity of Washington - Burke-Gilman Trail Connector; Mayor and City Librarian: "Books on Bikes"; Sound Transit - Northgate Link Extension; 2013 Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Awards; Your Digital Identity; Meet the new RNA Board!; Grow, Raise, Preserve and Forage Locally; Evening on the Plazuela Machado
2013MayNow is Your Time to Help Guide the Neighborhood; Vital Home Documents; To the Roosevelt Community; Mayor Announces Child Care Assistance is Available; Flotsum or Jetsam?; Better health is just a ride away.; Sound Transit Sustainability; Vertical Gardening - Grow UP!; Food and Water Watch;
2013AprilEarth Day content; Call for RNA Board candidates; Green Builders; Travels and Travails with Sally; Seattle City Light Discounts LED Bulbs; Major Light Rail Contract Out for Bid; Sound Transit Update Roosevelt Station; Utility Work in Roosevelt; Building an Emergency Kit; American Red Cross - Safe in the Sound; The Master Home Environmentalist Program; Inspire Budding Urban Farmers; Volunteer with the Seattle Police Department's Victim Support Team; Pet Protection; Don't Let Just Hindsight be 20-20 - the Foods You Eat
2013MarchSchool Board Decision on Capacity Planning; Travels and Travails with Sally; Black Pearl Restaurant Review; Sound Transit Project Seeks Artists; Grow Healthier With Age - Align Wellness; Are You Prepared; Interested in Becoming a Forest Steward?: Northeast Seattle Tool Library
2013FebruaryRoosevelt Station Construction Update; The Real Backbeat of Beachtown Mexico; Royal Palm Thai Restaurant Review; An Update on Safe Communities; What Makes a Home Healthy; Graffiti Prevention and Removal; What is Organic Gardening?; Have a Community Project Idea?; Calvary Christian Assembly (part 3 of 3)
2013JanuaryPreview of the General Meeting topics for 2013! In January, please come to the General Meeting to meet our Roosevelt Community Police Team and find out about SPD’s Living Room Conversations and how you can schedule one.
2012DecemberWinter Celebration and Tree Lighting.
2012NovemberLandmark Preservation Considered for Neptune Theater Building.
2012OctoberRoosevelt business community hosts the first annual Halloween Trick-Or-Tread Trail.
2012July2012 Bull Moose Festival; Schedule; Sponsors; almost everything you need to know. For more visit our Facebook page:
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