This Isn't Fucking Awesome: The Ballard Goodwill closed earlier than expected Monday due to a small trash compactor fire, reports PhinneyWood. While no one was hurt, locals panicked over where they were going to pop tags for the day.
Park Doesn't Need A Miracle Worker: Central District is getting a new park, and according to Central District News you get to name it! Or at least choose three from the 15 finalists. Personally I like Acute Triangle Park and Mini Grand Central Park (doesn't it sound like a cereal?). Then we get schmaltzy finalists like Helen Keller Park. Don't be selfish, Helen. I bet you have parks named after you as far as the eye can see. And hear.
I'd Check Queen Anne First: Want free tickets to ArtsWest's upcoming musical "Chess"? According to West Seattle Blog, the theater is throwing a game of "Find the Queen" to promote the show—look at the daily clue ArtsWest posts on Facebook, figure out who/what/where the Queen is, take a picture of yourself with them/it, and post it on ArtsWest's Facebook. If you post correctly first, you get tickets.
Martins Want Havana Nights on the Viaduct:The Montlaker compiled notable moments from Monday's Livable Streets Forum, where the eight mayoral candidates argued how to make the streets more pedestrian friendly. The best moments are from the Martins. Kate Martin wants to "Retrofit the Viaduct and turn top deck into a park, watch sunsets." Mary Martin called for a class revolution and to "free 'Cuban Five' political prisoners". You know, for Seattle pedestrians.