Beautiful 1920’s Madrona Craftsman Available

Featured Listing: 1615 31st Avenue

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This 1920s craftsman ideally perched in the heart of Madrona, just hit the market for sale! The convenient location of this neighborhood home is just a short distance from the retail district and Lake Washington.

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Features include oak hardwood floors, coved doorways, crown molding, tall ceilings, sizable windows, and pocket doors. The kitchen includes slab Carrera marble counters, an island with a breakfast bar, viking range, and opens to a large back deck perfect for entertaining.

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The main floor master has ensuite bath, and  other noteworthy rooms include the daylight basement with media room, 2 bedrooms, an office, and a utility room. For more information on this lovely neighborhood home, or other Seattle area homes, contact your local real estate agent today!

Status: For Sale
Bed/Bath: 4/2.75
Price: $795,000

Celebrate Madrona Neighborhood Appreciation Day March 22nd

A reminder not to forget Madrona Appreciation Day next weekend! Join Madrona residents next Saturday March 22nd at the Madrona K-8 Library to celebrate and thank your neighbors for their contributions to the neighborhood. Hope to see you there!

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Save the Date – Madrona Mayfair!

With the rain coming down hard this week, it feels like the perfect time to start getting excited for spring activities! Mark your calendars, because rain or shine the 2014 Madrona Mayfair is scheduled for Saturday May 10th from 9:30am-1:00pm. Mayfair will include a similar lineup to years past with the favored kiddie parade, pony rides, big bounce houses, clowns and various attractions along with a concert by the Recess Monkeys at the Madrona Playfield.

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This year there will also be the first annual silent auction put on by Madrona K-8 and the Madrona Community Council (MCC), so come on down and check out the list of auction items. Volunteers are certainly still needed, and while several sponsors have already committed (Ewing & ClarkHarvard Avenue School, Molly Moon’s, Cambium, Lakeview Kids Dentistry, and the Madrona Dining and Sipping Society) sponsorships are still much appreciated. If you’d like to get involved or if you’d like more information on supporting this treasured Madrona event, please contact Stacey Kryman via email at staceykryman@gmail.com,

Looking For Volunteer Opportunities? Madrona K8 Needs You!

Have you been looking for volunteer opportunities to work with children? Madrona K8 is looking for volunteers to work weekly with their Kindergarten students for those interested in assisting small group math and reading classes. Volunteers are needed now through June, and this is a great opportunity if you are considering Madrona K8 for your children, or if you have free time to volunteer (parents, students, retirees, etc.).  These classrooms are very well organized, and this will be a rewarding experience for those looking to get to know the teachers, students and school. Below you will find a letter from the school Principal debriefing the opportunities in detail. school

“As our kindergarten students have settled in and are ready for small group instruction in reading and math, we are writing to ask for your help in making our group instruction meaningful and effective.

Student improvement for all is what we strive for so that our students continue to grow as academic learners and become independent workers and thinkers.  Small group instruction is a practice at Madrona so when kindergarten students move to 1st grade, they understand what is expected and know the purpose of working in small group.

Why have students work in small group?
* Students listen and share and have a variety of responses
* Each student contributes in the group, actively involved in learning
* More feedback to each student in the group
* Various learners in the group
* Targeted Instruction
* Students relate to their peers as they work together
* Benefit from a structured interactions with others
* Students are actively involved in learning
* Cooperative learning

We want our students to experience all the benefits of learn.”

Best Regards,

Mrs. Paul/Mrs. Mullen, Mrs. Innocent

Madrona Community Council Meeting Tonight

You’re invited to join the neighborhood Madrona Community Council meeting tonight at 7:15pm at the Madrona Shelterhouse. Come and discuss what’s going on in the neighborhood, and listen to the below topics listed on the agenda: Madrona Shelterhouse

  • Discussion of the parameters for the Madrona Healthy Trees and Safe
    Sidewalks Management Plan corridor
  • Wreath sales summary/discussion
  • Park playground upkeep and use of possible Playfield funds
  • Discussion of upcoming events (MCC support of Central
    Transit Community Coalition, Krause Fund applications, Neighborhood
    Appreciation Day, Mayfair, etc.)
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Other business TBD

We’ll see you there Madrona!

 

Attend a Leschi Elementary School Tour

Leschi Elementary School will be holding daytime tours and Open Houses to give families in the neighborhood a chance to learn more about Contemporary and Montessori programs, after school/curricular activities available to students and get to know the teachers and staff members. If you’re interested in learning more about the school, view classrooms, and hear from parents and student guides, come to one of the  daytime tours, and check in at the school’s library. Please call the school office at (206) 252-2950 to reserve a spot for one of the following dates: school

  • Tuesday, February 11th 9:00-10:00 am
  • Thursday, February 27th 9:00-10:00 am
  • Thursday, Feb. 6th – 6:30 to 7:30 pm (Evening Open House, get to know teachers and PTA members on a tour of the school)

For more information, or to learn more about the school, visit the Leschi Elementary website today.

Glassybaby Seconds Sale is Coming This Weekend

It’s that time of year again Glassyfans! Glassybaby in Madrona will be having their annual Seconds Sale this Saturday January 25th, to sell all of their votives and drinkers with minor imperfections. This ever popular sale has had a strong following in years past, and you may want to plan for a Black Friday size crowd lined up some hours before doors open at 8:00am.

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Photo Courtesy of Glassybaby

 

The imperfect glasses will go for $28-$35, which is fairly discounted from their standard $44-$55 pricing. 10% of proceeds from the sale will go towards charity, and this year’s sale is benefiting  Camp Korey,  a non profit serving children with serious and life-altering medical conditions and their families, and providing them with a safe and fun camp experience. If you don’t feel like waiting in the crazy line, Glassybaby will announce a special online deal for those that can’t make the sale – last year’s promo was a 10% discount. Feeling lucky? Visit Glassybaby’s Facebook Page by tomorrow for your chance to win the first spot in line to the sale! See you there, bright and early!

MCC Letter to Metro Transit

If you were not able to make the last Madrona Community Council meeting, board member Anne Knight brought in letters that groups and individuals can send in to urge Metro to cut back frequency on bus lines instead of cutting the routes altogether if the fund are not available to maintain those routes.  It is anticipated that King County Council will put a vote on the April ballot that could raise funds to avoid 17% of Metro route cuts. Bill Mahoney also read the proposed letter from MCC to Metro, which will go to relevant legislators at Metro representatives. See the letter below for details:

Metro letter

 

Madrona Healthy Trees and Safe Sidewalks Plan Update

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Photo Courtesy of SDOT

At the most recent Madrona Community Council meeting, attendees received a project update on the Healthy Trees and Safe Sidewalks Management Plan. We’ve blogged about these issues with the sidewalks in the past, and this Management Plans is working to create safe accessible sidewalks, while also protecting and conserving the urban trees in the neighborhood. Updates to the plan include objectives such as repairing tree-damaged sidewalks with sustainable solutions like building the sidewalk around the tree roots while paving a slightly narrower safe sidewalk for pedestrian use. Other updates include retaining healthy mature sited trees when possible, exploring and implementing innovative sidewalk repair approaches and evaluating sidewalk repair approaches across an array of criteria including life-cycle and community costs and benefits.

They will be looking at case studies and working towards long term solutions for these issues while developing a final operational plan. A final solution is predicted to be reached by July 2014, if you’d like more information about this project visit the SDOT website, or contact Jennifer Wieland at 206-733-9970, or email her at jennifer.wieland@seattle.gov.

Volunteer Opportunities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A week from today, we will celebrate the work of Dr. King on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and what better way to honor his legacy than giving back to our community?  Join United Way of King County and thousands of others across America on January 20th to honor Dr. King’s legacy, as the MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, which is the President’s national call to service initiative. MLK

The initiative calls for Americans to work together to create solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing issues. You can choose from of a number of projects to give back individually, or with a group, and it’s really a wonderful and rewarding way to help the community, and meet like-minded people in the neighborhood. Different ways to help include registering as a project leader, and choosing a project that fits the bill for your group’s interests. If this is something you’re interested in, (or if you’d like more information on volunteering individually) email United Way’s online volunteer specialist Erica Ellis, volunteer@wwkc.org. If you miss signing up, you can still show up for an event on the day it is scheduled, no per-registration is required. For a list of opportunities in your neighborhood visit ‘s United Way of King County’s volunteer page today.