Beacon Hill Blog: Chances are, if you live in the Central District, Beacon Hill, or any other neighborhood served by the Broadstripe franchise your internet connection sucks. One group is trying to change that—Upgrading Technology for Underserved Neighbors (UPTUN) is lobbying the City of Seattle to provide better internet access to this area. They're collecting Broadstripe horror stories on their blog. You can also add your voice to a panel discussion next week. (Beacon Lutheran Church, 1720 South Forest St, Monday March 7, 7 p.m.)

My Ballard: If you needed an excuse to check out Bop Street Records' new location on Market Street—the Wall Street Journal just named the neighborhood favorite one of five best vinyl record stores in the country.

PhinneyWood: Woodland Park Zoo’s Spring Fecal Fest (there's no way to make that sound pretty) is here. It's your semi-annual chance to purchase a truckload of elephant, giraffe, or other exotic herbivore's poop. The stinkiest of commodities is so precious that in order to get your hands on it, you must compete in a lottery by sending the zoo a postcard (no phone calls or email accepted) between March 1 and 18. Fecal Fest winners must then make their own arrangements for Zoo Doo pick-up. (The zoo will provide you with a shovel.)