Madrona Mayfair Festival

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The Madrona Mayfair is set for Saturday, May 16th. This event is sponsored by the Madrona Community Council (MCC) and offers tons of family fun. Outfitted with bouncy houses, pony rides, a parade, face painting and much more – this event is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

The Madrona Community Council is powered by 100% volunteer action. In order to produce great community based events, the MCC could some volunteers to assist with the following activities:

Selling bake good, selling hot dogs/water, monitoring a bouncy house, and helping with pony rides.

There are 2 shifts available for each of these positions, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon (maybe a little after). Please comment below if you’d like to help out and we’ll connect you with the right person.

Schedule of Events:

9:15AM Parade line up @ Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike) led by Charles the Clown

9:30AM Parade begins!

Yo-Yo Contest

Pony Rides

Face Painting

Open Air Library

Balloon Artist

Carnival Games

10:00AM Charles the Clown Show @ the Shelter House

10:30AM The Reptile Man Show @ the Shelter House

12:00PM Recess Monkey Concert @ the Madrona Playfield

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ALSO, don’t miss the 2nd Annual Madrona PreK-8 Silent Auction! 10am-12pm.

Last year the auction was such a success, the PTSA was able to fund a K-2 art teacher this year. Make sure to participate this and so we can blow last year out of the water and go the extra mile!

 

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Dine Out Madrona Is Next Tuesday April 7

St CloudsThe participating restaurants in this year’s Dine Out Madrona fundraiser make it possible to support the Madrona K-8 PTSA at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Get your morning coffee at Cortona Café or Cupcake Royale/Verite; grab a midday salad or sandwich at the Hi Spot Café; head to happy hour at Bottlehouse; sit down to dinner at St. Clouds, the Madrona Eatery & Alehouse, or Assimba; all topped off with dessert at neighboring Molly Moon’s ice cream. These participating restaurants have generously agreed to donate a portion of the day’s sales to the Madrona K-8 PTSA., so make sure to visit at least one of them on the 7th!

The 20th Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day Recap

Madrona SchoolOn February 7, 2015, the 20th Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day took place and was a true success. The honored guest was former Seattle Mayor, Norm Rice. Norm Rice attended the 1st annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day back in 1995 and was joined by many other founding participants. What a phenomenal representation of our devoted our community members.

In honor of the Madrona activist, Nora Wood, the 2015 Nora Award went to Madrona resident Barbara Parker. The Local Hero Award, an award given for an act of heroism, singular kindness, or generosity, went to Holly Boone. The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award, went to Risa Blythe. This award is named after youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who devoted much of his life to the youth of the Madrona community. The Madrona Resident for Life Award went to Jon Hughes. John Platt and Paul Butler, received the Madrona Good Neighbor Award.

Shedding light on the amazing children of the Madrona community, the Madrona K-8 Student awards celebrates student achievements.

Receiving recognition in the K-2 category: Miles Edward

Receiving recognition in grades 3-5: Keymani Washington

Receiving recognition in middle school grades 6-8: Chardonnay Beaver

Madrona K-8 Doris Baptist Hickman Staff Award went to Rachel Madding who has made a significant impact on the school.

Going above and beyond to link the community and the school, The Kaaren Andrews and Mary Bass Award went to Stacey Kryman.

Making an extraordinary effort for the education and growth of Madrona’s K-8 students, the Go Partners Award, went to Megan Wittenberg.

It’s never too late to starting thinking about nominations for your Madrona neighbors for next year’s awards. Usually Neighborhood Appreciation Day takes place the Saturday before Valentine’s Day.

Madrona Community Council Meeting March 3rd

MCCThis month’s Madrona Community Council meeting is taking place tomorrow night, March 3rd, at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse at 7:15pm. Join the council and your neighbors to discuss the following topics:

  • Discussion of how 23rd Ave construction will affect Madrona (representatives from SDOT)
  • Trees and Sidewalks – discussion/approval of letter to city regarding future funding
  • Recap of Neighborhood Appreciation Day
  • Discussion of emergent need for a Design Editor for Madrona News and a Volunteer Coordinator for Mayfair on May 16th.
  • Brief neighborhood updates: Mayfair, 34th Ave Parklet, interaction with BOOM, etc.
  • Review of Kraus Fund Applications
  • Budget report
  • New Business

The Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

Welcome Madrona’s Newest Business Salua Atelier Lingerie

SaluaWelcome the newest addition to Madrona’s business district, Salua Atelier Lingerie, at their grand opening celebration this Saturday, February 14 – just in time for your last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts! While Salua’s products are carried in boutiques all over the world, this will be their first exclusive store, and we’re happy to have them in the neighborhood. Join them for champagne and hors d’oeuvres on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or shop extended hours tonight until 9:30 p.m. The shop is located at 1406 34th Ave., next door to the Madrona Laundromat. Welcome, Salua!

Madrona Community Council Meeting Tonight 2/3

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This month’s Madrona Community Council meeting is taking place tonight, Feb. 3, at the Madrona Park shelterhouse. Join the council and your neighbors to discuss the following topics:

  • A community letter opposing marijuana shops in the surrounding neighborhood
  • Discussion of sending a letter to the City regarding future funding for the “Trees and Sidewalks” plan
  • Updates on Neighborhood Appreciation Day, Kraus Fund scholarship applications, Madrona Mayfair, etc.
  • Budget report
  • New business: Amara property, participation in the Madison Bus Rapid Transit study and ongoing issues with Metro

The Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

 

Madrona Author Series Event This Monday, Feb. 2

Madrona SchoolHopefully you will have recovered enough from celebrating the Seahawks’ Super Bowl win on Sunday to attend the first in a series of author events at Madrona K-8 on Monday, February 2. Children’s author Ben Mikaelson will speak with students during the school day, and an event open to the public will run from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Mikaelson will discuss his experiences and his approach to writing, with an emphasis on the “soul of a story.” The Madrona Community Council will be providing free childcare during the event for children ages 3 to 12. This is a free event and registration is not required, so bring the whole family!

Get To Know Madrona’s Stairs On Seattle Stairway Walks Day

Seattle StairwaysSeattle is home to more than 600 public stairways, though many of them are hidden down dead-end streets, in wooded ravines, or tucked between stately homes, making them difficult to find if you don’t know where to look. With the 2012 publication of their book Seattle Stairway Walks, Seattle couple Jake and Cathy Jaramillo put some of those hidden gems on the map, and the book’s popularity led to a similarly named website and the Seattle Stairway Walks Day, hosted by non-profit organization Feet First. The third annual event, taking place on Saturday, February 7, will take curious pedestrians on guided walking tours of staircases all over the city, including in Madrona and Leschi. This is a great chance to get to know your own neighborhood from a different perspective, or to get familiar with other parts of the city through the unique features that often accompany public stairways, such as pocket parks, viewpoints, and public art.

If you’re already well-acquainted with our neighborhood stairways here in Madrona, choose a tour on Queen Anne, North Capitol Hill, Ravenna, or a host of other locales on the schedule for the day. Proceeds from your $10 suggested donation for the tour will benefit Feet First, an organization that promotes walkable communities in Washington. Registration is required, and spots fill up quickly, so if you’re hoping for a specific tour make sure to sign up soon! All walks begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m., and meeting locations will be sent upon registration.

Author Ben Mikaelson To Visit MK8 In February

Madrona SchoolOn February 2, Madrona K-8 will be hosting the first of its author series events at the school, featuring local award-winning children’s author Ben Mikaelson. During the school day, he will speak to 6th and 8th graders on “Becoming the Author of Your Life”, and lead a writing workshop for 3rd and 5th graders, followed by a public event that evening titled “Finding the Heart of the Story.” Stay tuned for more details about this event in the February issue of the Madrona News, and read more about Ben here!

New Requirements For Food Waste Start Jan. 1

FoodHopefully you got a compost bin under the Christmas tree, because new restrictions on disposing of food waste in the garbage begin January 1. Food (including meat and dairy products), along with other compostable material such as food-soiled cardboard, paper napkins and towels, coffee grounds, and egg cartons will no longer be allowed in your garbage can.

According to Seattle Public Utilities, more than a third of the material that the city sends to a landfill in Oregon is made up of compostable items, and since 2005, 400,000 tons of food have been saved from the landfill by individuals and businesses who already compost their food and yard waste. Much of the material is turned into compost that is used in local parks and gardens.

Garbage collectors will be monitoring cans, and if your garbage contains more than 10 percent compostable material, a $1 fine will be added to your next garbage bill. See here for compost cart pricing, and to learn about which items can be composted. So, challenge yourself in the new year to cut down on your waste and compost as much as possible!