Wallyhood welcomes our newest sponsor, Cometa Playschool (4106 Stone Way North), a neighborhood preschool offering Spanish language immersion. It’s ideal for tots who will be enrolled in the language immersion programs at John Stanford International School or McDonald Elementary.
Students at Cometa are also exposed to world cultures through play and music, and they learn about their role as a global citizen. Once a year, the school participates in community service, and in the past, they’ve done a food drive for Northwest Harvest and have worked with sisterschools.org to help donate to schools in Uganda, East Africa.
Cometa is hosting an open house at the school on Tuesday, July 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and invites parents and children to explore their preschool and Pre K programs. There are a few spots open for both programs this fall, and the Pre K is an afternoon program (1-4pm) Monday-Friday. Cometa will also be at the Wallingford Kiddie Parade and Family Festival on July 7.
Parent Shellie S. writes:
Our son loves Cometa. It has a warm, loving atmosphere and we’re so excited to see him learn Spanish. He starts kindergarten in the fall, but his little sister can’t wait to join Cometa in his place!
Check them out and you’ll see why Cometa has earned the Exceptional Caregiver Award in 2010 from KCTS!
Bedrooms and More: Another great example of why it pays to buy local: the people who own and run this store are local folks who want you to have a good night’s sleep and, while they’re at it, want to make the world a better place. Read our welcome message to get the feeling for who they are, then ask yourself: do I deserve a good night’s sleep?
Cooper Jacobs: Chances are, if you’re reading this, you already live in Wallingford. But maybe you rent and you yearn to own. Maybe you just need a different house. Want to talk to someone who specializes in Wallingford real estate? Find yourself a hidden gem.
King County Councilmember Larry Phillips: Councilmember Phillips has been a longtime representative of District 4 on the council, which covers most of Wallingford to 1st Avenue NE. He serves as the council’s Chair of the Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee, so his priorities are protecting transit service, growing jobs, and promoting environmental sustainability. He looks forward to getting to know folks better and learning more about your neighborhood concerns, particularly as they relate to county services like Metro Transit service, water quality, regional justice, and elections.
Lakeside Dental: Specializing in full dental services. Lakeside will help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
Lesli Dalaba of Treetop Acupuncture brings comfort, health and well-being to Wallingford from her backyard aerie.
Michelle Quesada: A Wallingford-based architect specializing in sustainable designs.
Murphy’s Irish Pub has happy hour every Monday-Friday from 3-6:30pm, plus appetizers and daily specials every day from 3-9 pm.
Reed Painting: Whether you want to add new color to your home, refinish your deck, fix things around the house, or anything else, Reed Painting Company is sure to have the answer you seek.
Scarecrow Video is not just one the best independent video stores in Seattle, it’s one of the best in the country. One commenter on our initial post welcoming them aboard called them the “Powell’s Books of Video”. High praise, indeed. And did you know they have 2-for-1 rentals every Wednesday? And now, Scarecrow Video has a coffee/tea bar in the store? Check it out!
Taylor Gardens: The Taylor in Taylor Gardens is Jeanie Taylor. Jeanie enjoys working with individuals and small groups to save biodiversity one garden at a time. She does garden maintenance and renovation and helps home gardeners with projects, pruning, and garden questions. She conducts classes and demonstrations by request, most recently for the Washington Native Plant Society and the City of Seattle. Her video tutorial on propagating plants using live stakes can be viewed online.
The Fitness Lab: The Fitness Lab offers customizable fitness programs for clients from every walk of life, all ages and all fitness levels.