This will be the 20th year running for Madrona’s Neighborhood Appreciation Day Awards, and the Madrona Community Council would like to remind you to send in your nominations for who you think makes a big impact in our community. Here are the five award categories, as published in the Madrona News:
The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness, or generosity.
The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community. Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love, who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.
The Madrona Good Neighbor Award: This award goes to an organization whose activities particularly benefit Madrona.
You have until January 3 to get your nominations in, and Neighborhood Appreciation Day will take place on February 7, 2015. To submit a nomination, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your nominees and a few sentences about why you think they embody the spirit of each award.
Art programs are often the last to get funded at many schools, but art remains an important facet of students’ educations. Madrona K-8’s art teacher, Tamia Sheldon, has started a fundraising campaign through donorschoose.org to raise money to buy art supplies for this year’s planned projects such as sculpting, ceramics, printmaking, and painting with acrylics. She would like to raise enough money to buy canvases, supplies to make custom book bags, clay materials, and paints, and needs about $2,300 to fulfill her orders. So, if you have a student at Madrona, or you would simply like to support Mrs. Sheldon and her art class, visit donorschoose.org to make a donation!
What could be better than drinking wine for a cause? Proceeds from this Saturday’s 4th annual fall wine event will go right back into your neighborhood, benefiting the Madrona Community Council and its events such as Madrona Mayfair and Halloween in Madrona.
Tickets are still available for the event, which is being held at the Aegis Living facility on 23rd Avenue East and East Madison Street, and features wines chosen by the expert wine staff at the Leschi Market. The $32.50 ticket price includes wine tastings and special pricing on bottles and cases to take home. With Thanksgiving only two weeks away this provides a great opportunity to stock up before the holiday festivities, while contributing to the community events we all love.
This month’s Madrona Community Council meeting is tomorrow, November 4, and begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Shelterhouse. Get together with your neighbors and find out what’s happening in Madrona! Here is what’s on the agenda for the night: