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    • Hi Madrona!

      I wanted to let you know about some neat events coming up soon in your neighboring hood, Leschi. These events are being put on by a Leschi resident and Tree Ambassador with the City of Seattle’s ReLeaf program. Seattle reLeaf is an urban forestry outreach program that encourages volunteers to hold events in their neighborhoods with the help of the City of Seattle.

      Come out on the weekend of September 12th to see what we’re up to and learn about some unique trees! To learn more visit Seattle.gov/trees

      LESCHI TREE WALK
      Saturday, September 12, 9-11am
      Leschi Elementary School

      Join Tree Ambassador Adam outside Leschi Elementary for a tour of Leschi’s diverse urban forest and learn how each of these trees contribute to our quality of life.

      LESCHI TRIANGLE WORK PARTY
      Sunday, September 13, 9am-12pm
      35th Ave and S. Lane

      Join neighbors to remove weeds, improve visibility, and clean up the traffic triangle to create a healthier environment for our urban trees on 35th Ave and S. Lane! Tools, gloves and instruction will be provided.

      We really hope to see you there!

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  2. Hi Madrona!

    I want to spread the word that Columbia City Bakery has a Community Supported Bakery share that delivers artisan breads and sweets to a convenient Madrona drop-off (3oth and Marion).

    We aim to create a more direct relationship between our bakers, bakery and customers. You can subscribe by visiting our website at http://www.columbiacitybakery.com/csb. And check-in with your neighbors, they may already be subscribing!

  3. Madrona Presbyterian Church’s
    Community Coffee Chat Thursday, October 6th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
    Coffee Chat on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM there is a community forum regarding the Madrona Presbyterian Church’s goal to open a women’s shelter. All Madrona neighborhood residents as well as Madrona businesses and other entities are invited to attend. Madrona Presbyterian pastor as well as members will make a presentation with time for questions and feedback. The plan is to open the shelter for women and their children by this winter 2011.
    Madrona Presbyterian Church
    832 – 32nd Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122
    http://www.madronachurch.org/

  4. Hi Casey,

    SDOT seeks input on our planned sidewalk repair project on the 900 block of 34th Ave. (Thanks for your earlier post on this.)

    There are 2 public events to learn more:
    1. Public presentation and Q&A Tues., Oct. 4, 7:15 p.m.
    Madrona Community Council Meeting, Madrona Playground Shelter House (just south of E Spring St)

    2. Drop-in hours with project manager Thurs. Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. – noon
    Cupcake Royale (E Marion St and 34th )

    Today nearby residents and businesses are receiving flyers on the project and we are placing posters in neighborhood shops.

  5. Hello Madrona! The Puget Sound Intergroup of Debtors Anonymous is holding a free event at Epiphany Parish.

    From Lack to Black:
    Transforming Financial Chaos into Financial Serenity

    Is your life unmanageable because of increasing debt and overspending? Are you overwhelmed by late fees, escalating credit card interest rates and endless calls from creditors? Do you feel like you’ll never get ahead financially for yourself and your family? Would you like to hear life experiences of strength and hope leading to financial recovery?

    Join us for a speakers meeting and
    introduction to the 12 Step Fellowship of
    Debtor’s Anonymous. Learn from our success
    stories how you can begin to take control of
    your financial well-being.
    Friday October 21
    7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
    In the Great Hall of Epiphany Parish of Seattle
    1805 38th Avenue in Madrona
    Parking is available on Howell St & 38th. Or take
    the #2 bus and walk ½ block. Enter thru courtyard
    on 38th Ave.
    “Debtors Anonymous is a fellowship of men and
    women who share their experience, strength
    and hope with each other that they may solve
    their common problem and help others to
    recover from compulsive debting.”
    debtorsanonymous.org
    Sponsored by the Puget Sound Intergroup
    of Debtors Anonymous
    The Puget Sound Intergroup of Debtors Anonymous is the planning
    hub for all DA groups in the Puget Sound area. Our business
    meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10AM
    to noon at the Greenwood Senior Center. 7th Tradition from this event
    will fund public outreach for DA. Questions about the workshop? Call
    or write: 206-979-0117, info@dawashstate.org. For general
    information please visit dawashstate.org

  6. Hi Madrona!
    We are The Christmas Light Pros of Seattle and we are gearing up for the Christmas season. We are a Licensed and Insured Christmas Light Hanging Company Specializing in Commercial and Residential installations. Our service includes:
    Electrical and lighting consultation as well as creative design suggestions,
    A detailed estimate, description and layout of your holiday lighting design,
    Lights and decorations, electrical materials and equipment to hang the lights,
    Trained and experienced Christmas light installers, 48 hour or less repair policy
    Prompt removal of lights/decorations after the season.
    We would love to light up Madrona so please give us a call at 206-890-3777!

  7. Hi Madrona,

    The YWCA of Seattle’s E. Cherry Branch, right in your backyard, is in desperate need of sponsors for the Christmas Adopt A Family program, our waitlist has tripled over last years, and we are seeking not just sponsors, but cheerleaders that can help spread the word. To adopt a family, just email me at nhilton@ywcaworks.org and I can give you more info. But in a nutshell, you would be committing to purchasing each child in the family 2 presents no more than $25 each, and for the adult a $15 gift card to a Target or Fred Meyer like store. Delivery days will be Dec. 14-16 at the new MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E. Republican 8am-6pm. PLEASE PLEASE consider signing up or spreading the word!- THANK YOU!!!

  8. Any news on the dead body in the parking lot of Amara (34th and Union) this morning? Multiple police units, and the coroner where there at 7:30 this morning…

  9. Northwest Center Donation Drop Off
    Don’t Wait To Donate – Get Your 2011 Tax Deduction
    Don’t wait to donate until the New Year –Drop off your gently used clothing and household item at The Big Blue Truck™ neighborhood donation station to get your 2011 tax receipt today! Donation Locations: Grocery Outlet, 1126 Martin Luther King Jr Way. Hours open: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All Donations are tax deductible. Donors receive a $3 off coupon to Value Village. For a list of items accepted call Northwest Center at (800) 992-2060 or visit http://www.bigbluetruck.org.
    Northwest Center is the largest local nonprofit providing services to people with developmental disabilities since 1965.

  10. I live in S.F. and am looking for a florist/flower shop in the Madrona neighborhood. Want to get a gift for my sister-in-law who lives there.

  11. We have a new site! Its 2012! Lets get growing!

    What: Community Farm Planning Meeting

    When: Saturday January 7th, 12pm-1:30pm

    Where: NE Corner of MLK and Cherry, next to the church

    Who: Community members, Alleycat Acres volunteers, friends and family

    Why: We have worked with the amazing landowner and community members to secure a deal to transform the space just north of the NE corner of MLK and Cherry into a community-run farm. We will host
    a community meeting to discuss:

    1) -How the community would like to utilize the space

    2) -What the timeline should be for work parties and garden building

    3) -What community partnerships can be formed around the use of the farm

    4) -What materials/resources will be needed

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Questions? Contact:
    Amber Banks
    amber@alleycatacres.com
    (ph) 206-407-5533

  12. Neighborhood kids 3+ , teens & adults can come by for a FREE trial class starting January 11th, at Harmony Arts. Movement and philosophy of self-defense, kung fu & yoga are combined with elements of dance and tumbling to create a fun and peace based program promoting self-esteem, respect, focus, community building, and strength in mind, body & spirit. Classes include Pre-teen \ Teen Girls Empowerment Program & CHANCE program for low income students. Located at 1806 E. Yesler Way (The Samarya Center). Check website for schedule and more details http://www.harmonyarts.us (206) 229-7582 tristan@harmonyarts.us

    • I do not have a picture of him. If you go to the park there is plaque in the middle of the park under the large tree by the picnic bench and on that plaque is a “picture” of him.

  13. Ergon Italian Exchange is Seeking Garfield HS Host Families

    By joining Ergon cross cultural exchange program, as a family you will have the enriching and fun experience of hosting a 16 to 17-year-old Italian student for a semester or year. The Italian family will in turn invite your child during summer vacations. Ergon will sponsor the flight.
    Ergon, an Italian-based organization and partner of Northwest Student Exchange, places Italian students at many Seattle high schools, currently including Roosevelt, Garfield, Mercer Island, Ballard and Nathan Hale. In these years all Ergon students greatly enjoyed Garfield school and community life.
    The Ergon approach is more personal than many exchange programs and focuses on making a good match between the student and the host family. Thanks to a rigorous selection process, all students are responsible, motivated and proficient in English. They are fully insured and come with pocket money for all expenses.

    Past host families have loved the experience, many travelling to Italy to meet their exchange student’s family and get an intimate view of life in Italy, and their children spending great vacations at the student’s home and establishing lasting friendships.
    For more information or to apply to be a host family, email italexchange@gmail.com

  14. Dear Casey,

    This is Lisa Li from Crown Social Agency.

    I’m contacting you on behalf of Saint Therese Catholic School and would like to invite you to a community event the school is holding on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 3pm to celebrate a new era in education and to thank the community for their support.

    Saint Therese Catholic School recently received a $500,000 grant funded in large part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is undergoing a significant transformation, becoming the first blended technology Catholic school in the Northwest. This cutting-edge learning model will provide Seattle families, regardless of their income, an excellent preschool through 8th-grade education that ignites the minds, dreams, and faith of their children.

    For more details please find the information at http://www.stthereseseattle.org/

    If you’re interested in learning more about the school, please email me at lisa@crownsocial.com or call us at (206) 436-6433.

    Sincerely,

    Lisa

  15. Hi, how can I post an event on your website? It is a great family friendly event in your neighborhood and it is coming up quick! May 18th. It’s called “kids helping kids music and movie night” It will be held at great hall @ Epiphany. Live music, raffle prizes and great clips for kids and their families. I have full details to share if I can get the event post instructions? Thank you!! ~ Christina

  16. We found a stone necklace at the block party day and are trying to find out if it belongs to one of our picnic guests or a block party attendee.
    If someone from the neighborhood lost it please email.
    Thank you !
    Debra Hanson

  17. Calling all Madrona fruit tree owners and volunteers!

    The Community Fruit Tree Harvest, a project of Solid Ground needs your help this summer – fall! Spend a sunny day or balmy evening walking around your neighborhood looking for fruit trees, picking fruit, or delivering boxes of fruit to people in your community who would greatly appreciate it!

    Be a Harvest Leader
    Get to know and share food with your neighbors while keeping that beautiful, organic fruit in your neighborhood from going to waste!
    Harvest Leaders coordinate 1-2 harvests per week in their neighborhoods and make sure the fruit is donated to local food banks, shelters and meal programs. Mileage is reimbursed and fresh fruit abounds.

    Please see the for more details. To apply, submit a volunteer application and a short statement of interest to fruitharvest@solid-ground.org by Friday, July 20th.

    Volunteer on a Crew
    There are lots of ways to help out! We need volunteers who can do one or more of the following:

    Scout trees ahead of time to see if the fruit is ripe
    Harvest at scheduled work parties or at an on-call basis
    Provide garage space to store equipment (ladders, picking buckets and/or fruit)
    Deliver fruit to food banks and meal programs
    To get started, please fill out a volunteer application. We will be scheduling volunteer orientations later this month, so stay tuned.

    Got a fruit tree?
    If you have fruit to donate, please contact Seattle Tilth’s Garden Hotline at 206.633.0224 or help@gardenhotline.org.

    Thank you!

  18. Are you interested in harvesting fresh, organic fruit in Madrona?

    Join the Community Fruit Tree Harvest as we kick off our season with a happy hour event. Come meet other volunteers, and learn more about our program over good food and drinks.

    Fruit Tree Harvesters Meet & Greet
    Wednesday, August 1st from 5:30-7pm
    22 Lounge, 405 15th Ave E (Capitol Hill)

    Please RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/fruitRSVP

    If you have extra, pesticide-free fruit to donate, please call the Garden Hotline at: 206.633.0224 or email them at help@gardenhotline.org

    Thanks!

  19. Gingy and I are having a large garage and moving sale Saturday Aug 11th at our home at 3803 East Olive Street on the corner of Madrona Drive. We will be selling glassware, furniture, tools, household and garden items. We would love to see or neighbors and friends who would like to aquire any of the items being offered. We will be starting @ 9AM and will continue the sale until appox. 4PM. Hope to see you their.

  20. Hello,

    A special project is happening in Leschi on September 15th!

    Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS – http://www.rtseattle.org) and the Young Professionals Society are going to be repairing a home in Leschi for a 70 year old woman, Ardis. Ardis lives alone and has trouble walking due to issues with her joints. The repairs to the home are sponsored by The Swinerton Foundation and include: building a handrail for her front steps, replacing the glass in the back door, a couple of small security and plumbing fixes, clearing out some clutter, completing yard work, and some miscellaneous painting and cleaning.

    Rebuilding Together Seattle is a local non-profit that brings volunteers and communities together to help low income homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence.

    The Young Professionals Society is a service organization of young professionals who support RTS and its mission through community outreach, fundraising, networking, and volunteering on an annual basis to ensure the growth and strength of RTS.

    If you have any questions about this project or the groups involved, please feel free to contact me.

    Thank you!

    Jeni Goeke
    Program and Outreach Coordinator, Rebuilding Together Seattle
    AmeriCorps Member 2012-2013

    811 Harrison St., Seattle, 98109
    P: 206-682-1231 F: 206-682-8962
    http://www.rtseattle.org

  21. Hi Madrona, I’m hosting a holiday craft sale this weekend at a local madrona home. We have a group of artists selling handmade jewelry, pillows, soaps, photo prints, cards, wreaths, etc. Come on by 1430 35th Ave on December 7th, from 4:30-9, or December 8th from 10-5 and enjoy hot refreshments while getting your holiday shopping out of the way

  22. Hello. I am writing because I am new to Seattle ( we just moved here in August). I am a portrait photographer and I was wondering if there was a way to advertise on your site? Thanks so much! Amy Vorenkamp

  23. Hi, I am an artist/carpenter living in the central district in need of shop/studio space. Does anyone in Madrona or surrounding neighborhoods have an unused garage, shed, carriage house that I could utilize? I am honest, kind, and respectful of space and boundaries. I don’t have a lot of money, but could do all kinds of work in trade!! Help a young artist florish!!
    Please contact me anytime at (816)585-7933 or emcremodeling@gmail.com
    Thank you!
    Johnny

  24. I am the Manager of Youth Programs for Sounders FC. I came across this blog and was hoping I could share some information about our youth soccer camps. We offer a pretty extensive soccer camp here at Sounders FC during the summer months for kids aged 4 – 15. We have three weeks of camp relatively close to the Madrona area at Miller Playfield and Bobby Morris playfield.

    Our goal is to make sure young kids have as much fun as possible while playing soccer at camp. We do our best to get a player from the Sounders FC team to come out and meet the kids and sign autographs. All kids who come to camp get a soccer ball, a t-shirt, a lunchbox, and chances at a lot of other prizes throughout the week. Feel free to contact me about more information. I am sure some kids in the Madrona area have been to our soccer camps in the past, but I was hoping to share this information with as many families in the area as possible.

    Thank you for your time.

    http://www.soundersfc.com/youth/camp-programs/camp-programs.aspx

      • Thank you so much for posting that. We hope to see some local kids at the camp and give them a great week of soccer camp.

  25. Hello Madrona!

    My name is Renae Berg and I’m a licensed esthetician that will be opening my skincare studio in Madrona on Monday, May 20th in the old Sage Salon location. I’ll be showing off the space at the Madrona Mayfair on the 18th. Swing by and say hi, meet my family, get some free chocolate and check out my cute little space. I’m so excited to serve the Madrona neighborhood and to offer my holistic skin care and waxing services. You can learn more at my website: http://www.holidayskincare.com. You can also follow me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/holidayskincare) or on Twitter: @HolidaySkinCare.

    Excited to be a part of this beautiful neighborhood. See you all on the 18th!

    -Renae Berg
    206-384-3346
    holidayskincare@gmail.com

  26. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Insurance with Style at SafeInsure

    Seattle, Washington – May 28, 2013 “Insurance is the armor of business and shield of prosperity.” So says Kimberly Pham, the owner and President of SafeInsure.

    SafeInsure is the newest independent insurance brokerage in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood and Kimberly will be hosting a Grand opening on June 11th. Highlighting the event will be the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon cutting as well as Asian-American cultural events including a lion dance by International Lion Dance Team.

    We encourage everyone visiting on the 11th to enjoy the full day’s events starting at 11:00am. Drop off your business card to participate in the prize drawings and test your luck winning dinner for two, gift certificate for the Art Restaurant, music from Seattle’s Leah Natale (winner of 2013 Kobe Award) and many other prizes. Enjoy the ribbon cutting followed by the drama of the lion dance. Pretend you are a Hollywood star and have your picture taken in front of our sponsor wall.

    Throughout there will be tours of the completely redesigned office and delicious Asian-American appetizers. After the business events there will be games and face painting for the children.

    The following Saturday June 15th, SafeInsure will hold an open house from 12-4pm. Parents will want to stop by for a personal introduction and office viewing with Kimberly and kids will enjoy crafts, games and face painting. Stay a while and participate in hourly drawings for Starbucks gift cards.

    Contact:
    Kim Pham
    Kim@safeinsure.biz
    206-407-7432

    Where:
    2914 S. McClellan St. , Ste. C
    Seattle WA 98144

    When:
    Tuesday June 11, 2013
    11:00 am to 4:00 pm

  27. Hello Seattle!
    I’m a mom of two, looking for info. on schools & safe neighborhoods for my family. We are from Chicago & will possibly be relocating to Seattle w/in the next few months. I will need to look for a kindergarten for my daughter soon & have no idea were to start. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated 🙂
    Marcie

  28. Found this old dog wandering around the Denny Blaine Lake Park (little duck pond) at Madrona Drive and Denny, across from Epiphany church & school. Very friendly, but needs to find his home. This was at 6:30am Wednesday, June 5th.

    I guess the owners didn’t think having a tag with address and phone number was important. Well, it is. Anyone know of this friendly old guy’s owners?

    I have pictures, but you don’t have an email listed, just this reply field.

  29. Hi! I live in the Madrona/Madison Park area and would like to place an ad for babysitting. I am a responsible, fun-loving, highly motivated individual who loves kids! I grew up in the area attending epiphany school, seattle academy, and am now currently going into my sophomore year of college at Skidmore College in New York. I am available during the day on the weekends and in the evenings. Let me know if I can be of help to you and your family! The best way to contact me is by email at jphelps@skidmore.edu.

    Thanks so much!

    ~Paulina Phelps

  30. Hi, I am with the CD Association. Your neighbors down Union at 23rd. We were admiring your gorgeous hanging flower baskets and wondering if you could share with us who did them and who maintains them.

    Thanks,

    -Ian
    ian at usnetwork.com

  31. Hello,

    I would love it if you would mention that I am selling my biscuits at the Madrona Farmers Market on Fridays. I bake and sell biscuits made from all local and all natural ingredients. I am sure the market would love it if you mentioned them in general. Madrona residents used to buy my Pike Place (with Beecher’s cheese) and MacGregor (with bacon, cheese, and onions) at Verite Coffee until they revamped their breakfast menu. Now those folks can buy them just down the hill.

    Also, we have come out with amazing GLUTEN FREE versions of our biscuits. People are amazed that they are gluten free. They are also available every Friday at the Madrona Farmers Market.

    Thanks,
    Art

  32. Hi Madrona Seattle,

    I would be very interested in placing an ad with you guys. I am an experienced and background checked teacher currently running a business that provides entertainment and favors for children’s parties.

    Please let me know how I can do this.

    Thank you!

    206-696-9999
    flaminghipsparties@gmail.com

  33. Meg Diaz, Kay Smith-Blum, & Butch Blum are co-hosting a forum/cocktail party for Seattle School Board candidate – Sue Peters – at the Madrona home of Patti Kahn and Dan Williams – 635 38th Ave, Seattle WA 98122. Join us on Weds, Oct 9th from 6 to 7:30 for appetizers and festive beverages o learn more about Seattle Public Schools and the issues that face the board. Sue has the endorsements of the Seattle Education Association, The Stranger, all 7 legislative district Dem’s organizations and the national endorsement of Diane Ravitch.
    RSVP to kaysmithblum@gmail.com
    Learn more about the candidate at http://www.suepeters4schoolboard.org

    • Sorry, I have not been checking these this last two weeks as closely as I usually do. I would have approved it if I saw it sooner. If you have future events, please let us know.

  34. Hi Casey; I am wondering if there is any senior low income housing in Madrona? Love the Madrona neighborhood, the schools, park, businesses, and the village vibe. I am looking for a place to roost once I retire..which hopefully will be next summer! I’d appreciate any leads or information you can give me.
    Happy Fall Season!
    Donna Romero.

  35. Hi, Madrona!

    The 34th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition is having it’s Opening Night at Columbia City Theater on Wednesday November 6 at 8 PM. The Competition is a touring festival of professional comedians 23 shows in 26 days Nov 6-Dec 1, with performers from UK, Canada, Australia and Slovenia and Portlandia as well as from across the US.

    Complete information, including all shows, ticket information, performer pix and bios are on the website.

    Tickets for Opening Night at Columbia City Theater are $15 and available through Brown Paper Tickets . This show is 21+ but others are all-ages (not recommended for children).

    Thanks!

  36. Here’s your opportunity to give back.

    For one hour, just once a week on your way home from work, you can go into a nearby Seattle grade school and tutor a child who needs a little extra help with his or her studies. Invest in Youth (www.investinyouth.org) is looking for additional tutors for the 2013 – 2014 school year.

    Participating in Invest in Youth requires a tutoring commitment of one hour per week (with several holidays) for the duration of the school year. Upon joining the program, you will be paired with an elementary school student in 2nd through 5th grade and work with that same student for the entire year, getting to know their strengths and weaknesses while tracking their progress from week to week. It is an extremely rewarding experience for both students and their tutors!

    In 2013 – 2014 we will be working with the following schools:

    Mondays, Roxhill Elementary School (9430 30th Ave SW), 3:45-4:45pm
    Tuesdays, Beacon Hill International School (2025 14th Ave S.), 3:00 – 4:00 pm
    Tuesdays, Madrona K-8 (1121 33rd Avenue) 3:45 – 4:45 pm
    Wednesdays, Daniel Bagley Elementary School (7821 Stone Ave. N.), 3:45-4:45pm
    Thursdays, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (2401 S. Irving), 3:50-4:50pm

    To learn more or to register as a tutor, please visit http://www.investinyouth.org/become-a-tutor/ or contact Alison Allen, Program Director and Madrona resident at: (206) 316-6356 or aallen@investinyouth.org

    Not able to commit to tutoring each week? We are always looking for substitute tutors to help us out!

  37. https://www.facebook.com/events/1407944529440488/?ref=22

    Hi. I would like to let the neighborhood know a little about our next artist, Seattle Designer Michael Cepress, featured at Hammer + Awl for the Madrona Art Walk on Nov. 9th. I have attached a link to our Facebook Event page, but would love to be able to send you a jpeg of the invite announcement. Please let me know if there is an email to send the file to and if you would be willing to post on the site.
    Thanks!
    Erin Krohn
    Owner – Hammer + Awl

  38. Hello!

    We’re hoping you can get the word out that Seattle’s Child Magazine will hold our annual Building Blocks Early Learning & Preschool Festival on Sat., Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hamlin Robinson School, 1700 E. Union St., Seattle, 98122. It’s a FREE event for families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

    Building Blocks Early Learning & Preschool Festival will feature more than 35 local preschools and other organizations that cater to families with young children. Parents can get information on schools, camps, classes and more, plus listen to mini lectures about early learning.

    Kids will enjoy snacks as well as entertainment from Stone Soup Theatre, Jamtown and Your Imaginary Friend. Seattle Gymnastics Academy will provide free, on-site childcare during the event!

    Here’s a link to more information: http://www.seattleschild.com/article/building-blocks

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

    Barb Kittell
    Calendar Editor
    calendar@seattleschild.com

  39. Hi!

    I am looking for press release opportunities for the American Lung Association’s Master Home Environmentalist Program, a service that provides free healthy home assessments to all Seattle residents. The assessment entails a range of indoor air quality topics including ventilation, crawlspaces, mold/moisture, chemical cleaners, etc. We also provide free dust mite pillow/bed cases, a walk off mat and green cleaning kit to families that have children with asthma. Please let me know if you have any further questions, thank you for your time and consideration.

    Our Press Release
    The Master Home Environmentalist© (MHE©) program at the American Lung Association® of the Mountain Pacific is designed to assist people in identifying indoor air quality and health concerns within the home. Since 1996, the MHE© program has trained hundreds of volunteers to assess residents’ indoor air quality and reduce total exposure to many pollutants including allergens, molds, tobacco smoke, lead, and home chemicals. Our volunteers reside mainly in Seattle and King County and visit homes at no cost. The MHE© program strives to create healthy homes and sustainable communities by empowering residents towards low-cost and no-cost solutions that reduce home toxic exposures and pollution. Is Your Home Healthy?

  40. Greetings, I’m employed at a non-profit, TAF who’s focus is preparing students for college success through STEM education for k-12 students. I’m interested in posting information on STEM Focused Winter Camps that are available for students, 3rd – 8th grade. Can you please advise?

    Thanks,
    Sherry Williams

  41. Madrona’s own Volume Salon was honored to volunteer their time at Mary’s Place, an incredible organization dedicated to empowering homeless women and their families in Seattle. The stylists gathered their tools and headed downtown on Monday to cut and style over 30 women and children at the day shelter.

    Volume is going to continue their commitment to Mary’s Place by donating needed supplies including warm clothes, bedding, and hygiene products. You can check out their wish list here (
    http://www.marysplaceseattle.org/support-us/share-your-stuff) for more ideas.

    Just swing by Volume Salon, on Spring around the corner from Cupcake Royale, anytime and drop off any items you would like to donate. They will make sure they get where they are needed most!

  42. Greetings,

    I am excited to let you know about Feet First’s second annual Stairway Walks Day, which will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 (coinciding with Seattle Neighborhood Appreciation Day). We’re expecting 450 participants to take part in 18 different neighborhood walks across Bellevue, Burien and Seattle, including one in Madrona. The event sign up link, now live for public registration, can be found at stairwaywalks2014.brownpapertickets.com. I can also send you a press release with more details about Stairway Walks Day. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions

    Thanks for your time,
    Drew

  43. Dine out for College Success!

    On February 11th, St. Clouds Restaurant (1131 34th Ave) in Madrona will donate a portion of the night’s proceeds to College Access Now (CAN) programs. CAN is dedicated to making college admission and graduation possible for talented, motivated and economically disadvantaged students. Enjoy great food with friends and family while supporting 900 students on their path to a college degree! Call 206.726.1522 for reservations between 5-10 PM.

    Visit http://www.collegeaccessnow.org for more information about CAN.

  44. Hello,
    Obliteride, the bike ride fundraiser for Fred Hutch, will spin through Madrona this summer! Today we’re announcing the 2014 Obliteride routes and our “Go Orange” campaign for April which we hope you’ll share with your readers. The 25, 50 and 100-mile routes go through Madrona on August 10th. I would like to send you more information and a photo. Please let me know where I can send a press release.
    Thank you,
    Kerri Schneider
    Obliteride Media Relations

  45. Please share:
    Museum Week Northwest 2014
    http://museumweeknw.com/Home.aspx
    May 16 @ 8:00 am – May 23 @ 5:00 pm

    Museum Week Northwest, May 16th to 23rd, 2014

    For seven days in May, museums around Puget Sound will celebrate the diversity, quality and innovations of the museum collections serving the people in our region. Museum Week Northwest includes special admission offers and a range of events and presentations, coinciding with the annual conference in Seattle of the American Alliance of Museums. Attended by more than 5,000 attendees from 50+ countries, AAM’s annual meeting gathers museum professionals to learn about the latest innovations in museum design, operations, outreach, programs and collection management.

    NAAM will offer free admission during this week.

  46. Hi Madrona!

    I wanted to invite the neighborhood to an event hosted by the Northwest African American Museum and the Girl Scouts, around baseball and softball for girls! The event will be on June 28th from 11am-2pm and will include a museum tour, their Pitch Black exhibit covers the history of black baseball in the Northwest, lunch and a learn-to-play session in the museums backyard with local baseball and softball champs!

    I have a flyer that I could happily share (pdf) with all of the information. We are also looking for volunteers to staff that learn-to-play session, if anyone is interested they can contact me, Madison at mbannon@girlscoutsww.org

    Thank you!
    Madison

    • We do not have a calendar per se. Madrona.us run by the Madrona Community Council does. We might be able to blog about it or post it to our Facebook page if you give us some details.

  47. NEWS
    1000 Fourth Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98104 http://www.spl.org

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Sept. 12, 2014

    MADRONA-SALLY GOLDMARK BRANCH TEMPORARILY
    CLOSED DUE TO SEWER REPAIR

    The Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch of The Seattle Public Library, 1134 33rd Ave., will be closed Saturday, Sept. 13 through Monday, Sept. 15 to assess and repair damage to the main sewer line.
    The closest branch to the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch is the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, (206-684-4704), which will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13,
    1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Sept. 15.
    For other Library locations and hours, visit http://www.spl.org or call 206-386-4636.

    – SPL

    (For more information, call Andra Addison, communications director, at 206-386-4103.)

  48. Hello,

    I’m the Master Home Environmentalist (MHE) coordinator at the American Lung Association and I was wondering if you could advertise/promote somewhere on your page about us and what we do. Our mission is to promote health by reducing pollutants in the home through volunteer-based education and action. We do FREE home assessments for those who have questions or concerns about pesticides, allergens, molds, tobacco smoke, lead, home chemicals or anything else related to indoor air quality.

    You can learn more about us here: http://www.lung.org/associations/states/washington/local-programs/air-quality/master-home-environmentalist/

    Help us spread the word! We’re doing all we can to reach out to those who are interested and/or in need.

    Let me know if you have any other additional questions.

    Thank you!

  49. Iora Primary Care has opened a new clinic for seniors at 23rd & Jackson (just above the Auto Zone store). We are having a Grand Opening celebration on Tuesday Oct 21 from 11 am – 1 pm: 306 23rd Ave S, Suite 200. We offer a compassionate team approach to help all our patients stay as healthy as possible.

  50. Hello All,
    Seattle Chef Joe has a Meal Delivery Service for $25 per Meal. All you need to be able to do is to reheat it via the oven or microwave.
    All ingredients are hand selected for my clients using as many local vendors as possible. My dry/pantry ingredients are mostly non GMO, Artisan ingredients, and we’ll bet you can taste the difference! We are bringing the Restaurant to your door!
    To see what’s on the menu, just call show contact info or email us. http://seattlechefjoe.com/

    We also do various levels of caterings and classes, including: Office Parties, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Weddings, Holiday Parties, and Just Because Parties. Our Passion for Ingredients, Techniques, and Service set us apart!

    We may be a new name in Seattle, but we have been here a while working for some of the best Restaurant Groups around, and now we’ve gone mobile!

  51. Does anyone know what’s going on at 34th and Cherry? I think it was a halfway house but it’s been totally demolished so I was wonder what was going in.

  52. I just finished teaching music to grades 1-8 for four years to begin my own business teaching private music lessons on a variety of instruments. My studio is near the neighborhood and I also teach in a few clients’ homes in Madrona. I’d greatly appreciate some kind of feature on your blog. I can connect you with some of my Madrona families for a reference if you’d like.

    http://www.kwilliamsmusic.com

    Thanks for considering!

  53. As part of the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment for the Washington State Health Insurance Exchange begins on November 15th. To help consumers better understand and navigate this process, BridgeSpan Health President, Chris Blanton, has compiled a brief list of the most important things consumers need to know when evaluating and purchasing health plans.

    For the hundreds of thousands of Washington residents who have not had health insurance for many years, or are signing up for the first time, the task can seem daunting due to the numerous options available to choose from. BridgeSpan Health is committed to informing and educating consumers so they know exactly what they’re purchasing. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

    • Open enrollment starts Nov. 15, 2014 and ends on Feb. 15, 2014.
    o In order to have coverage by Jan.1, 2015, you must enroll by Dec. 23, 2014.

    • Evaluate your annual healthcare needs and budget to determine the right mix of monthly premium and out-of-pocket costs.

    • Monthly premium is only one component of the cost of health insurance and picking a plan just on a premium cost may not be the best decision.
    o If the plan selected has lower monthly premiums, the out-of-pocket costs may be higher.
    o A higher monthly premium may lower your out-of-pocket cost.

    • Visit the websites of the plans you are interested in for additional details and specifics about coverage and benefits.
    o Call the plan’s customer support line for any unanswered questions.

    • If you have established doctors and want to keep seeing them, you should confirm that they are in the network of the plan you are considering.

    • If you’re taking a certain prescription medication, is that drug covered, and how much of the cost will you be responsible for?

    • If you are eligible for a subsidy, make sure you evaluate the cost of the plan after the subsidy has been applied.
    o Even if you think you can’t afford health insurance, visit the Exchange to see how federal subsidies may reduce your monthly premium

    • If you had a plan through the exchange in 2014, visit the marketplace again to evaluate the new plan designs, new network options and new carriers on the market for 2015. You could find a plan that better meets your needs.

  54. Hello! Heard you know all the cool moms. Can you help us spread the word about the Holiday Hotspot? Here’s some fun things for kids to do while parents get their shopping done – the weekend of Dec 5-7 on Capitol Hill! Thanks!

    Holiday Hotspot Kids Party @ Elliott Bay Books
    Saturday morning kids festivities begin at Elliot Bay Books at 11am and go until 1pm which includes free face painting, photos with mascots, free cupcakes and hot cocoa, a live performance by kid’s rock band, the Board of Education, and the announcement of the kids’ coloring contest winner! Hurry back to the SASG tree lot by 2pm to volunteer your four legged creature in the pet costume contest, or at least vote on the cutest and most miserable looking Frenchie dressed up as Rudolph the Reindeer. Take a quick stroll or hail a pedicab over to Cal Anderson Park at 2pm so your kiddo’s can participate in cookie decorating with a local cookie master.

    From 4-6pm in the Cal Anderson Park Shelter House, get your photo taken with our faux Santa’s featuring Stacy Peck of Childbirth, visual artists Joey Veltkamp and Kat Larson, Skateboard Santa, burlesque Santa Jamie Von Stratton and more.

    Decked out pedicabs will be available in the Capitol Hill Block Party footprint to graciously give you a ride back and forth from the tree lot to Cal Anderson Park where you can opt to embark on a “Tour de Cal Anderson” featuring a stop in front of the fountain, to see a special projection by Collide-O-Scope reflecting on the water.

    Holiday Hotspot Kids Coloring Contest
    Kids of all ages are welcome to pick-up a Holiday Hotspot Coloring sheet designed by local comic artist Elaine Lin. Winners will be announced on December 6th at the Kids Party at Elliott Bay Books. Fun prizes to winners.

  55. Hello!

    I have previously contacted you back in August with a request to post a “volunteers needed” blurb for Invest in Youth, a local non-profit tutoring organization that provides free tutoring to students in Seattle – one of which is in Madrona. We are looking for tutors in the new year and I am hopeful you might be willing to post the following:

    Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Is your resolution to see if you can step forward to inspire young people and help your community? If so, great news! You can do just that with only a small commitment of time and effort by becoming a volunteer tutor with Invest in Youth. Wouldn’t it be fun to make 2015 the year you connected with a child who really needs you?

    For one hour, just once a week on your way home from work, you can go to a nearby Seattle grade school and tutor a child who needs a little extra help with his or her studies. Invest in Youth (www.investinyouth.org) is looking for additional tutors to work with new students to finish out the school year.

    Participating in Invest in Youth requires a tutoring commitment of one hour per week (with several holidays) for the remainder of the school year. Upon joining the program, you will be paired with an elementary school student in 3rd through 5th grade and work with that same student for the rest of the school year, getting to know his/her strengths and weaknesses while tracking his/her progress from week to week. It is an extremely rewarding experience for both students and their tutors!

    We are in need of tutors at the following schools to start in the first two weeks of January and continue through mid-May:
    • Mondays, Roxhill Elementary School (West Seattle), 4:00-5:00 p.m. – 5 spots available and our greatest need
    • Tuesdays, Beacon Hill International School (Beacon Hill), 3:00-4:00 p.m. – 1 spot available
    • Tuesdays, Madrona K-8 (Madrona), 4:10-5:10 p.m. – 2 spots available
    • Wednesdays, Daniel Bagley Elementary School (Green Lake), 3:50-4:50p.m. – 4 spots available
    • Thursdays, Fairmount Park Elementary School (West Seattle), 3:00-4:00 – 2 spots available
    • Thursdays, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (Judkins Park), 3:50-4:50 p.m. – 4 spots available
    To learn more or to sign up to be a tutor, please visit: http://www.investinyouth.org/become-a-tutor/ or contact Alison Allen at: aallen@investinyouth.org.

    Not able to commit to tutoring every week? We are always looking for substitute tutors to help us out!

  56. Hello Madrona Community!

    I am a teacher of the Feldenkrais Method and will be offering and 3-class introductory workshop at a lovely new moving arts & bodywork studio in Madrona, Studio 1423, run by two lovely women, Laura & Beattie. It is a beautiful and tucked away studio. I’d love to post the full details for my Awareness Through Movement workshop on the Madrona blog.

  57. Hi Madrona!

    I just wanted to share that the Madrona Passive House (designed by SHED Architecture and Design and currently in-construction by Hammer & Hand) will be a stop on this year’s NW Green Home Tour. The home will be open to ticket holders on Saturday, April 25th from 11am – 5pm. More information about this home and the tour can be found here: http://hammerandhand.com/field-notes/madrona-passive-house-progress-nw-green-home-tour/

  58. Hello, I just wanted to let you know that Spectrum Dance Theater, right in your neighborhood on 800 Lake WA Blvd is putting on its last big production of the season: Carmina Burana at the Moore Theatre from April 23-26! Tonight is opening night and we are all excited and jazzed up. Tickets are still available at: http://www.stgpresents.org/tickets/by-month/eventdetail/1455/27%7C28%7C29%7C30/spectrum-dance-theater-carmina-burana
    Hope to see you there! We are a company, school, and do outreach programs in the community. Feel free to contact me at elizabeth@spectrumdance.org if you’d like to get involved.

  59. Hello,

    I have reached out to you a few times about a local non-profit that provides free tutoring to students at Madrona K8, among other schools, and I am wondering if you might be able to post something about GiveBIG next week and highlight Invest in Youth as a local organization supporting Madrona students? GiveBIG is a day where the Seattle Foundation matches donations made to local non-profits. I’d be happy to write something up for you, or for more information you can visit http://www.theseattlefoundation.org. Thank you!
    Alison Allen

  60. Hello Madrona Neighbors, I wanted to add some detail about our yearly Greek food bonanza and street festival from our neighbors in Capital Hill. The Third Annual Bite of Greece Seattle, happening on Friday, May 29th (4 to 10 PM) Saturday, May 30th (11 AM to 9 PM) and Sunday May 31st (12 to 6 PM). The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, is welcoming all of our neighbors to come experience the very BEST in Greek food and desserts, wine, music and dance! Imports and deli too! 1804 13th Avenue, 98122.

  61. Hi folks,

    My name is Bryan Rivard, and I’m the Communications Manager for Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, a lean nonprofit that works to advocate and provide trails for beginners and experienced riders throughout the state. Our 6th Annual Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival is taking place in Issaquah at Duthie Hill Park on June 6, 9-5pm and I wanted to make sure some of the community blogs knew about it.

    This is a great community event with riding for kids and people of all ages and abilities. It’s also a great time for families, and anyone who’s been looking to try out mountain biking for the first time. We’ll have numerous demo fleets of bikes, games, raffles, prizes, group rides, and a lot more (you can find out more at http://evergreenmtbfestival.com/) .

    Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, and thanks for your community building efforts!

    Cheers,
    Bryan

  62. We are circulating a petition to try to save the Madrona Alehouse from closing, as it is about to lose its lease. If you would like to sign it, there is a copy at the Pub, or send your name and contact to david@folioseattle.org, and I will include your name. Quite urgent.

    David Brewster

    Here it is:

    An Open Letter to Save 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.

  63. Hi there,
    Just came across your great website! We are new to the neighborhood and would love to be included in your business directory. We are Vendemmia restaurant, located in the Madrona building at 1126 34th ave. Thanks so much and let me know if there is any additional information you would like.

  64. The clown who has performed at both the Madrona and Madison Park Parades, complete with full shows at the end of the parade routes, is CHARLES THE CLOWN. He’s been appearing at both of these events for many many years. I know because I iron his costumes! How unfortunate that you’ve reported the great performances have been provided by another children’s entertainer!
    Linda (Mrs. Charles The Clown)

  65. Hey Madrona!

    On Sunday September 13th from 3pm-7pm, Bottlehouse will be holding it’s 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!

  66. Hello!

    I am writing with a blog post submission request about Invest in Youth, a local non-profit organization that provides free tutoring services to elementary kids across the city, including at Madrona K-8. We are seeking volunteer tutors to work with our students this fall and hope you might be willing to post the following message. I am happy to send a few photos of our tutors working with students from the last school year if you’d like to feature an image, as well.

    Many thanks!
    Alison Allen

    MESSAGE:
    Looking for a way to give back to your community?

    Invest in Youth is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that provides free tutoring to local elementary students across the city, including at Madrona K-8. We are looking for volunteer tutors to work with students this school year. Will you join us this fall?

    Tutoring begins the first week of October, runs through May and takes place once every week at one of our six conveniently located schools across the city.

    The program is pretty straight-forward. Each tutor is matched with the same student for the whole school year and the pair works together on things like playing math games, reading stories or working on homework, for an hour once a week. Educational materials and activities, training and support, and heartfelt appreciation are provided at every session.

    The impact of Invest in Youth’s tutoring program is dramatic:
    • 100% of classroom teachers agreed that Invest in Youth was a valuable resource for their students.
    • Students in our program made an average gain of 10 points on their MAP tests, which is twice the national average.
    • Our volunteers collectively provided more than 3,000 hours of FREE academic support to students in need during the 2014-2015 school year.
    • Tutors felt that the lasting bond they form with their student is the most meaningful element of the program.
    We are looking for volunteer tutors to join us this fall. Apply today!

    For more information or to apply to be a tutor, please visit our website: http://www.investinyouth.org or contact Alison at aallen@investinyouth.org. Can’t commit to the full school year? Become a substitute tutor or share this with your friends who might be interested.

  67. Hey Madrona!

    On Sunday September 13th from 3pm-7pm, Bottlehouse will be holding it’s 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!

  68. Love-Seattle.com, Seattle’s only 100%-locally produced care package service

    SEATTLE, Aug 2015 – Love, Seattle is a small startup located in West Seattle focusing on sending care packages to the loved ones of Washington residents. Each package is chock full with coffee, tea, chocolates, and soap, all coming from local Washington businesses tucked comfortably with a copy of the Stranger and other promotional goodies.

    One of the selling points of “Seattle’s perfect care package” is the personalized message, typed out by the sender upon purchase. The message is hand-written onto a postcard from Pike Place Market for the recipients of the care package to enjoy before they dig into their smoked salmon and other edibles.

    Love-Seattle.com is also planning on releasing their Support #NWFireFighters sticker this week, raising funds for the Okanogan and Chelan wildfire relief efforts. Consumers can reserve their sticker purchase at Love, Seattle’s website. A portion of each box purchase goes to those relief efforts as well.

    http://love-seattle.com

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