In Transit: Capitol Hill Seattle has the skinny on Metro routes 8 and 43's skipped bus stops.

Want Chickens? Also from CHS—there will be a chicken coop building party this weekend.

How About a Garden? The Queen Anne View says that there will be a Friends of Gilman Gardens planning meeting tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the proposed future gardening spot—Gilman Drive West and 13th Avenue West.

Money! Two Garfield High School teachers have won a $10,000 Qwest grant for an exhibit on the history of the Central Area, the Central District News reports.

In Vacant Lots: The Central District News also has information on plans to build a mixed-use development on the vacant lot at MLK and Union.

Guilt Trip: The New Pioneer Square has a First Thursday summary, for those of us who couldn't make it.

Boy Oh Boy! My Ballard reports on the opening of the city's largest Value Village.

These Trails are Made for Walkin': Feet First, the National Park Service and the Department of Neighborhoods have released a map of foot trails in the Northeast area.

Useful: The Beacon Hill Blog reports on upcoming activities at El Centro de la Raza, including free tax preparation services for low-income taxpayers and conversational Spanish classes.

Awwwww, Happy Endings: Adorable tiny dog safely recovered in West Seattle.

Speaking of Adorable Things in West Seattle: The West Seattle Blog also posted about 4th-grader Connor Wartelle, who recently released an album. Over half the songs on the album are about Abraham Lincoln. This one is called "Civil War" and is supposed to "um, get you cheering like wild":