Glassybaby Second Sale Tomorrow

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I know it is last minute to remind everyone, but there is still time for tomorrow’s Glassybaby Seconds Sale.  The Madrona headquarters is set up and ready for the crowd and there are good deals to be had – even if you are not the first in line.

Madrona Cupcake Royale Offering Ice Cream To Go

As we raved about yesterday, Madrona really loves their ice cream, and we love Molly’s, but if you’re in the mood for something new, the folks at Cupcake Royale are launching ice cream in all 6 of their store fronts around Seattle.

The delectable cupcake gurus are now offering flavors such as “cupcakes n cream” as their signature flavor, and will have many other unique flavors such as their “whiskey maple bacon crack” made with locally sourced Woodinville Whiskey, and Zoe’s meats bacon, “Bonanza” made with bananas homemade brownies and caramel, burnt caramel and sea salt, and red velvet cupcake; yum!

The newest store front is located at 108 pine street downtown and will open this Saturday, but until then will have a food cart outside the store front serving scoops from noon-8pm. The Ballard, Capitol Hill, and Bellevue locations will have scoops, shakes cones and sundaes on their menu, but Madrona will simply be offering pints to go. Molly’s is still the best place to find a scoop, but if you’re getting it to go, pop into Cupcake Royale and see what they have to offer.

Madrona All Screams for Ice Cream

Molly MoonsIf it is a warm day in Seattle this summer there is no better place to look for your Madrona neighbor besides their home than Molly Moon’s.  Unlike last summer, Molly Moon’s serves scoops in their Madrona location and the neighborhood cannot get enough.  It is not uncommon to see long lines for their delicious ice cream.  If it is a nice day then take a walk up to the Madrona business district, get a cone and say hi to your neighbor.  Molly Moon’s is open daily from noon to 10 PM.

Madrona View Home Available for $549,950

Madrona Real EstateFabulous Madrona view home available for purchase for $549,950 in an area of Madrona where homes sell for over a million dollars! A great opportunity for first time buyers or downsizers to own prime real estate in Madrona. A classic brick Tudor sitting on a private Madrona lot above 37th Avenue with unobstructed views of Lake Washington and Cascade Range.  Madrona PropertyGreat location just blocks to shops, coffee, and restaurants in both Madrona and Leschi.  Click the link for more details on this Madrona home or contact me for a showing.

Status Home for Sale
List Price $549,950
Bed/Bath 3/1.5

 

Former Madrona Principal Finds Home at Seattle’s Last Chance High School

This weekend there was a write-up in the Seattle Times about Seattle’s “Last Chance High School”. The last chance high school program is called the Interagency Academy, and it offers troubled teens a second chance at getting their high school diplomas. Madrona K-8’s former principal, Kaaren Andrews, has worked extensively in order to keep the program around for these teens. She believes in the students abilities and believes that keeping the students off the streets and educating them will lead them not only out of trouble, but to success later down the road. Click the link to read more about the high school on the article from the Seattle Times.

Seattle Spoke & Food Event Tonight

It may appear to be a dreary wet morning, but that shouldn’t stop any diehard Seattleite from going out tonight  for the third annual Seattle spoke & food event! Grab your raincoat and bike to one of the participating restaurants between 6-10pm tonight, and 20% of your bill will be donated to the FamilyWorks food bank and resource center. FamilyWorks is a Seattle based food bank that intends to nourish and strengthen local families by connecting them with the support, resources, and community they need.

The restaurants participating in the event tonight seem to be spread all over the major neighborhoods in Seattle, so if you live in and around the city, you shouldn’t have trouble finding one near you. Participating restaurants include Serious Pie on South Lake Union, St Clouds in Madrona, The Shelter in Ballard, Julia’s in Capitol Hill, Stumbling Goat Bistro in Phinney, Emmer & Rye in Queen Anne, and Duke’s on Green Lake among others. For a bike map of participating restaurants, or for more information click here.

Building Community & Bringing Peace to Madrona

Many members on the Madrona Community Council have been asking, “What can I do to make my community a more peaceful place?” The answer to that questions is, building community. Community connects us and and gives us ways to work together, learn about each other, and most importantly understand each other.

The Madrona Community Council sent out a brochure in the mail with a list of different ways that Madrona can build community. The Council is focusing on three ideas:

  1. Kids are more successful when they know adults care about them. Volunteer at your local schools.
  2. We’re safer together when we get to know each other. Help build stronger ties in your community.
  3. A well-cared-for neighborhood inspires pride of place. Help create beauty every neighbor can enjoy.

Under each of these categories of community building the council has suggested and arranged many different options for people to participate in, some examples are: Madrona K8 Work Party in August, involvement in the Rotary Boys and Girls Club, Host a neighborhood “night out” on your block, or even joining the Madrona Blossoms Team which brings flower baskets to adorn the central business core each year. There are many more in the brochure that was sent out – see the Bringing Peace to Madrona brochure here! I will also be doing a weekly write-up reiterating what the brochure pointed out about the opportunities to get involved in Madrona.

Building Community & Bringing Peace to Madrona

Many members on the Madrona Community Council have been asking, “What can I do to make my community a more peaceful place?” The answer to that questions is, building community. Community connects us and and gives us ways to work together, learn about each other, and most importantly understand each other.

The Madrona Community Council sent out a brochure in the mail with a list of different ways that Madrona can build community. The Council is focusing on three ideas:

  1. Kids are more successful when they know adults care about them. Volunteer at your local schools.
  2. We’re safer together when we get to know each other. Help build stronger ties in your community.
  3. A well-cared-for neighborhood inspires pride of place. Help create beauty every neighbor can enjoy.

Under each of these categories of community building the council has suggested and arranged many different options for people to participate in, some examples are: Madrona K8 Work Party in August, involvement in the Rotary Boys and Girls Club, Host a neighborhood “night out” on your block, or even joining the Madrona Blossoms Team which brings flower baskets to adorn the central business core each year. There are many more in the brochure that was sent out – see the Bringing Peace to Madrona brochure here! I will also be doing a weekly write-up reiterating what the brochure pointed out about the opportunities to get involved in Madrona.

Nice Review of Madrona’s Restaurant Bea in Seattle Times

Restaurant BeaThere was a nice review of Madrona’s Restaurant Bea in the Seattle Times recently.  The article, Restaurant Bea in Madrona: Down-home and sophisticated cooking served side by sidewas written by Providence Cicero who has reviewed hundreds of Seattle restaurants for Seattle Times.  The review ends by saying:

It reminds me that Restaurant Bea is a neighborhood joint at heart, relaxed and full of fun. But there is ambition here, and talent enough in the kitchen to entice diners from well beyond Madrona.

Check out the first link above to read the entire review of Restaurant Bea.

Madison Park Beach and Madrona Beach to Open this Weekend

Madison Park BeachTomorrow, Saturday June 23rd will hopefully bring some sunshine to Seattle (wishful thinking), as it marks the opening of several of Seattle’s wading pools and is the first day of summer that lifeguards will head to their posts at Seattle beaches 7 days a week when weather permits.

Lifeguards will be on duty noon-7pm Mondays-Fridays, and 11-am-7pm Saturdays and Sundays beginning this weekend through the 26th of August for Madrona Park Beach as well as various other beaches around Seattle including East & West Green Lake, and Pritchard Beach, and through Sept 3rd at Madison Park Beach and additional beaches including Mt Baker, Seward Park, and Matthews. We all know when the sun pokes out it’s not surprising to find Seattleites in their shorts and sundresses in 60 degree weather; why not join the masses this summer for some much needed vitamin D at Madison Park, Madrona Park or any other Seattle beaches.