The 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!
On 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.
This 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.