Madrona Garage Sale Saturday 6-20-2015

The Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale is this Saturday (6-20-2015).  Attached is the map as well as sheet that shows the corresponding number on the map, the address, brief description, and the time.  (Note it looks like there is a mistake and #3 should be by Cherry not Union).  Have fun shopping Madrona!

Madrona Garage Sale

1 714 – 33rd Avenue Baby gear and furniture, children’s books and toys, furniture, CDs, and household items 9AM – 1PM
2 926 Randolph Avenue furniture, art, vintage stuff, ethnic textiles, Asian and American baskets and artifacts, clothing & jewelry, household and garden items. 9AM – 3PM
3 624 – 37th Avenue women’s clothing, including some designer items, women’s costume jewelry, china, glassware, small appliances, table lamps, floor lamp, pair of mahogany end tables, occasional bedroom or library chairs, small white wrought iron patio set of table and four chairs, stereo speakers,  other miscellaneous household items. 10AM – 3PM
4 1116 Newport Way Household décor, household items, small electronics, large and small furniture, clothing, art 8AM
5 3516 East Union Street Baby toys and gear, household furniture, books, women’s and men’s clothes, sports equipment, electric heaters that have never been used. 10AM – 4PM
6 736 32nd Avenue a couple bikes, a lot of household items, toys, books 9AM
7 719 33rd Avenue Household items, furniture, books, clothes 8AM – Noon
8 3314 E. Spring Street never worn and gently worn clothes & home items  11AM – 6PM
9 1110 – 31st Avenue books, an HP printer, Miscellaneous household items, Miscellaneous sports equipment (including a bike, a bike trainer, back pack), etc. 10AM – 4PM
10 3403 East Spring Street children’s gear, toys, books, household items, video games, etc. 9AM – 1PM
11 706 33rd Avenue household items, children’s shoes and sandals (some NIB, Keen, Merrill, Umi, Toms), boy’s brand name (Hanna Andersson, Tea, Gap, Gymboree) and play clothes, women’s brand name clothes (Anthropologie, Banana Republic, etc.), women’s shoes and sandals, DVDs, electronics, toys. 9AM – 4PM
12 3601 East Columbia Street Children’s gear, games, toys, sporting equipment, household items, books.  830AM – 12PM
13 3017 East Yesler Street Designer clothes and shoes (mostly wms size 6.5 & 10), Designer Sunglasses, Jewelry/Watches, Contemporary furniture, Housewares, Camera (Nikon SLR), Teak furniture 9AM – 3PM
14 425 – 31st Avenue baby clothes, baby gear, toddler and kids clothes (for boys and girls!), preschool toys, board games, puzzles, TONS of kids books, plus women’s coats, purses, electronics, housewares, sporting goods, and more! 9AM – NOON
15 759 – 31st Avenue women’s and men’s clothing, kids toys, sand box, playhouse, bookshelves, books, small tools, small furniture, quality bike parts (frame, wheels, etc.). 10AM – 1PM
16 758 – 31st Avenue Records, Games, Books, Children’s clothes and household items 9AM – 1PM
17 925 – 31st Avenue baby items & toys, some toddler toys/books and toddler clothing, some household decor items 10AM – NOON
18 1630 – 32nd Avenue Tons of women’s clothing/shoes/boots by J. Crew, Frye, Dansko, Lululemon, Crafting supplies, books, household items and appliances, bike, toddler/preschool toys and clothes. 9AM – 3PM
19 626 -36th Avenue Whirlpool refrigerator, Bosch washer & dryer, Magic Chef microwave (all are white). Samsonite luggage, traditional light fixtures, Restoration Hardware glass lamp,shades, Cranberry Xmas garlands, Potty Barn red magnolias, push lawn mower 10AM – 1PM



Family Biking Workshop June 28th

green-bikeFamily Bikers (and aspiring bikers) –

Are you interested in biking more with your family, but not sure how to get started? Or have you been doing it awhile, and want an infusion of excitement and information? Are you tired of waiting in the line of cars during preschool/school drop-off/pick-up? Do you have questions about safety, equipment, practicality, or whether you can “do it”? If so, then this highly participatory 3 hour workshop is for you!

Bring your questions, concerns and curiosity for a lively session of information and discussion. Learn: What are the biggest hazards, and how to avoid them. What equipment is out there and what are the pluses and minuses of each. What to do about hills and rain. What resources are available to support you on your journey, and more!

Taught by veteran family-biker Morgan Scherer in an in-home setting, this session is relaxed and supportive of all questions, levels of fitness, and goals. Get the information and support you need to make the best transportation decisions for your family. For the last half hour we will be outside looking at different family biking setups, and trying them out. Bring your helmet if you have one (there will also be helmets available to borrow).

bike-and-guySunday, 6/28/15, 1pm-4pm
Fee: Sliding scale, $5-35
Mount Baker Ridge, Seattle home location (check FB Event page for info)
Pre-register by emailing Morgan Scherer,

For more information you can view and join the Facebook Event here!

An Open Letter to Save the Madrona Pub

We’ve been asked to share this open letter with the community regarding the Madrona Pub.


June 15, 2015

Bart Flora
Cornell & Associates
2633 Eastlake Avenue E #307
Seattle, WA 98102

Etsuko and Frank Harris
1717 Ala Wai Boulevard #1706
Honolulu, HI 96815

Dear Mr. Flora, Ms. Harris, and Mr. Harris:
The undersigned are devoted customers of the Madrona Eatery and Pub. We are
very concerned about the looming loss of this crucial neighborhood gathering
place, even though the owner desires to extend his lease with you. We
therefore ask you to go the extra mile to work out a lease extension with
the current owner of the Pub, Burke Shethar.

Thanks in part to the Pub, and really thanks also to your good stewardship
of the property, Madrona still has a lot of individual character. We fear
that this could go away fast, as is happening all over our city with the
loss of affordable, congenial, long-lived, long-loved gathering places.

The Madrona Pub has been anchoring the commercial neighborhood and the wider
residential neighborhood for 20 years. It is that rare place where whole
families can gather, where people can watch sports, get good food and good
ales as in a European pub. We can’t imagine that a new owner would be able
to create all these fine features, given increased rents and the time it
takes for a neighborhood place to develop a loyal clientele.  Madrona’s
two-block commercial district already has 9-10 restaurants, some with very
high turnover. A new place will have a tough go of it.

The Pub fits an important niche in the ecology of these restaurants:
affordable, family-friendly, full of “regulars,” open every night of the
week, and presided over by a staff and owner who know their customers well
and by name. It takes years to create such a feeling, such loyalty.  Such
continuity is also a big benefit to the landlord.

We know how important it is for us and the Madrona neighborhood to have such
a beloved gathering place. We know how much dedication and care Burke and
his crew have put into this enterprise. We worry that it is irreplaceable in
this economy. So please, property managers and owners, work it out with
Burke so the Pub can extend its lease!

Please let us know that you have received this letter and what your plans
are to resolve the issue.  Some of us would be happy to meet with you to
learn more about the issue. Best contact is David Brewster at 329-6785, or