Madrona Community Council Meeting Tonight, 12/1

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Come meet with your neighbors and Madrona Community Council members tonight, December 1st, to discuss community issues and upcoming events. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse. Here’s the meeting agenda for tonight:

  • Recap of Annual Wine Tasting/MCC Fundraiser
  • Discussion of the 40th annual Madrona Mayfair. Please come with ideas for special activities to commemorate this anniversary event for the neighborhood.
  • General community updates including: SDOT request for a traffic-speed study on 34th Avenue, an update on SDOT traffic plan along Union Street (comments from the SDOT/BRT Open House in November), discuss lighting plan – SDOT replacement plan for acorn lights in the Madrona Business District, results of Madrona PTSA grant for reader board on Union, and an update on the stage project at Madrona Park.
  • Budget Report
  • New Business

The Madrona Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. Hope to see you there!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show November 13th-15th

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Mark your calendars!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show is November 13th-15th

Opening Night:  

Friday, November 13th, 4pm-9pm

The Weekend: 

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th, 10am-5pm

1429 34th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

Come by and see the studio all dressed up for the holidays! 

The show will include gorgeous gemstone and pearl jewelry by Susan Goodwin. She’ll be introducing new vintage crystal as well as some exquisite grouped opal pieces.

Kate Beck adds texture and melodic color with her luxurious shibori silk scarves and accessories.

And Barbi Lock Lee is back from Australia with a small collection of her colorful pieces, often accented by hand formed birds.

Ginny Conrow is a passionate sweet soul, a celebrated ceramic potter and artist, and a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher. Her pieces are elegant, graceful and the unique glazes showcase the delicate carnal beauty of it all.

Ginny will be showing a collection of new pieces and glazes, some of which were thrown in Mexico and many more that were made this summer and autumn in Seattle.

Ginny will be leaving in late November to spend four months in Mexico making pottery, followed by two months in Australia, visiting friends and teaching a few workshops. The Studio will reopen by appointment in July. So this is your chance to grab a few wonderful pieces to hold you over until she is back. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show | November 13th-15th

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Mark your calendars!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show is November 13th-15th

Opening Night:  

Friday, November 13th, 4pm-9pm

The Weekend: 

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th, 10am-5pm

1429 34th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

Come by and see the studio all dressed up for the holidays! 

The show will include gorgeous gemstone and pearl jewelry by Susan Goodwin. She’ll be introducing new vintage crystal as well as some exquisite grouped opal pieces.

Kate Beck adds texture and melodic color with her luxurious shibori silk scarves and accessories.

And Barbi Lock Lee is back from Australia with a small collection of her colorful pieces, often accented by hand formed birds.

Ginny Conrow is a passionate sweet soul, a celebrated ceramic potter and artist, and a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher. Her pieces are elegant, graceful and the unique glazes showcase the delicate carnal beauty of it all.

Ginny will be showing a collection of new pieces and glazes, some of which were thrown in Mexico and many more that were made this summer and autumn in Seattle.

Ginny will be leaving in late November to spend four months in Mexico making pottery, followed by two months in Australia, visiting friends and teaching a few workshops. The Studio will reopen by appointment in July. So this is your chance to grab a few wonderful pieces to hold you over until she is back. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show | November 13th-15th

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Mark your calendars!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show is November 13th-15th

Opening Night:  

Friday, November 13th, 4pm-9pm

The Weekend: 

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th, 10am-5pm

1429 34th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

Come by and see the studio all dressed up for the holidays! 

The show will include gorgeous gemstone and pearl jewelry by Susan Goodwin. She’ll be introducing new vintage crystal as well as some exquisite grouped opal pieces.

Kate Beck adds texture and melodic color with her luxurious shibori silk scarves and accessories.

And Barbi Lock Lee is back from Australia with a small collection of her colorful pieces, often accented by hand formed birds.

Ginny Conrow is a passionate sweet soul, a celebrated ceramic potter and artist, and a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher. Her pieces are elegant, graceful and the unique glazes showcase the delicate carnal beauty of it all.

Ginny will be showing a collection of new pieces and glazes, some of which were thrown in Mexico and many more that were made this summer and autumn in Seattle.

Ginny will be leaving in late November to spend four months in Mexico making pottery, followed by two months in Australia, visiting friends and teaching a few workshops. The Studio will reopen by appointment in July. So this is your chance to grab a few wonderful pieces to hold you over until she is back. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Bottlehouse Seattle’s 4th Annual Cider Fete!

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Sunday September 13th from 3pm-7pm

Seattle’s Bottlehouse will be holding its 4th annual Cider Fete!

Cider fans, here’s your chance to sample new brews or old standbys poured by
the folks who make them as we salute Northwest Cider and the culmination of
Washington Cider Week in Bottlehouse’s garden and patio.

Participating cideries include: Alpenfire Cider, Dragon’s Head Cider,
Elemental Cider, Finnriver, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Snowdrift Cider
Company, Schilling Cider, Tieton Cider Works and Whitewood Cider Co.

Ticket includes admission, live music and 10 tasting tickets. Enjoy special
menu items and cheesemonger pairings, as well as our full menu.

$25 in advance
$30 at the door

Advance tickets available at sosh.com

See you there!

Smart Snacks: A Fundraiser Benefiting Students of Madrona & Leschi

image (1)Katie Busby (Leschi Elementary parent) and Stacey Kryman have been have been working on a joint fundraiser between Leschi and Madrona so they can afford to buy into the Seattle Public Schools fresh fruit & vegetable snack program.

They are hosting a fundraiser at Green Plate Special (2115 25th Avenue South) on August 27th from 6:30-8:00pm that is open to the Madrona & Leschi Community.

Tickets are available here.

Last year, they piloted a program at both schools, offering a daily fresh fruit or vegetable snack.  They had a team of parents buying, chopping and distributing more than 2,500 fresh produce servings each week.  This snack replaced the lower nutritive value food brought in each day by parents, teachers and outside groups.  It promoted the consumption of fruits and vegetables and we saw an increase in student willingness to try new foods. Teachers also reported their students were more focused in the classroom with fewer behavioral issues.  They’re really created momentum and want to expand this program for the 2015/16 school year.

Their goal is to create a sustainable fresh produce snack program for every student at Leschi and Madrona by tapping into the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program via Seattle Public Schools. This program costs $52 per student and offers a robust menu, featuring in-season produce, for the entire school year. But, since both of the schools have more than 50% of the students qualifying for Free/Reduced Meals, a $52 price tag would be a burden for many of the families. The goal is to raise $35,000 so they can fund both schools.

Also, they created an Indiegogo page to take a shot at crowd-sourcing this initiative, too. Here is the link to the Indiegogo page.

Show up on August 27, 2015 support this fantastic event that truly supports the students of Leschi and Madrona.

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August 27th Green Plate Special (2115 25th Avenue South) from 6:30-8:00pm

 

Smart Snacks: A Fundraiser Benefiting Students of Madrona & Leschi

image (1)Katie Busby (Leschi Elementary parent) and Stacey Kryman have been have been working on a joint fundraiser between Leschi and Madrona so they can afford to buy into the Seattle Public Schools fresh fruit & vegetable snack program.

They are hosting a fundraiser at Green Plate Special (2115 25th Avenue South) on August 27th from 6:30-8:00pm that is open to the Madrona & Leschi Community.

Tickets are available here.

Last year, they piloted a program at both schools, offering a daily fresh fruit or vegetable snack.  They had a team of parents buying, chopping and distributing more than 2,500 fresh produce servings each week.  This snack replaced the lower nutritive value food brought in each day by parents, teachers and outside groups.  It promoted the consumption of fruits and vegetables and we saw an increase in student willingness to try new foods. Teachers also reported their students were more focused in the classroom with fewer behavioral issues.  They’re really created momentum and want to expand this program for the 2015/16 school year.

Their goal is to create a sustainable fresh produce snack program for every student at Leschi and Madrona by tapping into the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program via Seattle Public Schools. This program costs $52 per student and offers a robust menu, featuring in-season produce, for the entire school year. But, since both of the schools have more than 50% of the students qualifying for Free/Reduced Meals, a $52 price tag would be a burden for many of the families. The goal is to raise $35,000 so they can fund both schools.

Also, they created an Indiegogo page to take a shot at crowd-sourcing this initiative, too. Here is the link to the Indiegogo page.

Show up on August 27, 2015 support this fantastic event that truly supports the students of Leschi and Madrona.

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August 27th Green Plate Special (2115 25th Avenue South) from 6:30-8:00pm

 

Music in Madrona Summer Concert Series

Every Thursday during the month of August, the Madrona Community Council and Ewing & Clark will host a free concert series starting at 6pm in the Madrona Playfield.

This is an great way to soak up these lovely summer evenings and really take advantage of the wonderful weather we are getting. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come unwind to the tunes of Seattle’s most talented musicians.

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Series Line Up:

August 6thAzanga Marimba, Check out this awesome and lively African marimba one of their performances here

“Our ensemble plays using eight marimbas – three Sopranos, three tenors, a baritone, and a base – and hoshos, or gourd shakers. The marimbas are handcrafted xylophones made from various hardwoods. The keys are fine-tuned to reflect tones playing African societies. Each key sits above a resonator with a vibrating membrane to amplify the sound and add a unique “buzz” to the music.”

August 13th – Lucile Street

A five person band that includes Christopher Magee on trombone, Mark Aaron on bass, Damien Garcia on drums, Peter O’Neil on guitar, and featuring Becky Lewis on vocals.

August 20thAlkali Earth, youth metal band from Washington Middle School

“Formed in 4th grade in 2013, Alkali Earth consists of four pre-teens with a passion for 80’s thrash metal and its predecessors. In addition to covers from Rush, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath and the like, they play a few original songs, loosely focused on what their parents are currently doing to the planet.”

You can hear more of their great tracks here

August 27th – The Professors – SPU Professors (& Betsy Erving’s owner of the Arts Aloft’s, husband) featuring 60’s rock and roll.

These professions are going to teach you a thing or two about good old rock ‘n roll. You’re homework assignment for the evening…. boogie!

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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, morgan@familybike.org

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
david@folioseattle.org.