“Put A Paw On It” For Madrona’s New Henry Mural!

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Madrona K-8’s new mural. Photo by Kim Bevington

Next time you order a delicious cupcake at Cupcake Royale in Madrona, tell them to “put a paw on it!”. For an extra $1, staff will add a panther-paw cupcake topper and donate that dollar to Madrona K-8 to help pay for the new playground mural painted by local artist Ryan Henry Ward, who you may know better from his signature, which is simply ‘Henry.’ He has painted more than 140 of his recognizable murals on walls, garages, and even cars all over Seattle.

Glassybaby has already generously donated 50 percent of the cost of the mural, but the school is looking for your help in raising the remaining amount, and what better catalyst than cupcakes. This mural certainly brightens up the playground on dreary, rainy days, so consider helping fund its creation! This promotion is only valid at the Madrona location of Cupcake Royale (1101 34th Ave.).

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Photo by Kim Bevington

Madrona Community Council Meeting Next Tuesday 9/9


September’s Madrona Community Council Meeting is next Tuesday the 9th, and here’s what’s on the agenda for the night:

  • Status and next steps concerning the Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) at 34th & Union
  • Updates on neighborhood issues: the 23rd Avenue Action Plan, the parklet on 34th Avenue, the SDOT sidewalks and trees study, and cuts to Metro Route #2
  • Updates on recent and upcoming events: Madrona Concert Series, Madrona K-8 events, Halloween on 34th, fall wine-tasting event at glassybaby on Nov. 15, co-host/candidate issue forum with the Mount Baker and Leschi community councils
  • Report from bylaws committee
  • Call for volunteers for a possible neighborhood garden tour
  • Other business
  • Treasurer’s report

This looks to be a very informative meeting, so head to the Shelterhouse (3211 E Spring St.) at 7:15 on the 9th for all the updates on what’s happening in Madrona!


Save The Date For The Madrona Fall Wine Event

wine-glassesIf you’ve ever been to the Leschi Market, you are well aware of their excellent wine selection and knowledgeable staff, so we are excited to learn that once again the market will be providing wine for the fourth annual Fall Wine Event, scheduled for November 15 at the glassybaby studio in Madrona.

This will be a great opportunity to socialize with your neighbors, drink some delicious wine, and maybe stock up on some glassybabys for holiday gifts. More details are to come regarding where to purchase tickets, prices, and event times, so check back here or visit our Facebook page in the coming weeks for additional info.

Great Items Up For Bid At Madrona K-8 Auction At Mayfair


Happy May Day, everyone! The first of the month means that Madrona Mayfair is just around the corner, taking place next Saturday, May 10. Along with the bike parade and Recess Monkey performance, the Madrona K-8 silent auction and raffle are going to be big draws this year, so make sure to buy a few raffle tickets and bid on some of the amazing auction items. Here’s a small sampling of what you’ll have a chance to bid on!


  • Don’t forget to enter the raffle, as well, for a chance to win the grand prize – a trip to warm and sunny PALM SPRINGS! Also up for grabs in the raffle are a Microsoft Surface tablet and Recess Monkey Dance Kits. Raffle tickets are $5.00.

There are MANY more auction items available, so make sure to stop by the auction site at the Madrona playground between 10:00 and 11:30 on the day of Mayfair to check everything out. All funds raised will go toward supporting arts and music enrichment programming, providing classroom technology and supplies and covering field trip expenses at Madrona K-8.

Glassybaby Seconds Sale Happening Soon

glassybabyIt’s time again for Glassybaby’s Seconds Sale! It will be happening on Saturday, June 29th at the Madrona location. Doors open at 8:00am. From what I’ve heard, you better get there early to try to avoid an hour long wait in a line that can be a block or two long. Glassybaby’s stylish and colorful votives are usually $44 each but during the seconds sale they are priced at $28 each. All products in the seconds sale have small imperfections such as too small, too big or the shape might be off a bit. Glassybaby products quite popular and are great for gifts or for decorating a table for weddings and other events. 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Kathi Goertzen Foundation which supports brain tumor research.

Madrona Garage Sale Day Scheduled June 29th

Have you been thinking about having a garage sale this summer? So has the neighborhood! The Madrona neighborhood garage sale is set for June 29th this year, and neighbors are encouraged to participate and host a neighborhood wide sale that Saturday. Participating venues like Glassybaby will also have their twice-annual sale on the 29th, which will bring plenty of people to the neighborhood, in search of the perfect sale items! The Madrona Community Council will be creating a map of the garage sales to promote online, and will be available in print form to distribute at home garage sale locations. garage-sale

Last year there were 20 garage sales, bringing lots of activity to the neighborhood, and if you’d like to host one this year, make sure it is listed on the map by contacting madronanews@gmail.com by June 24th. Please include your name, address of the garage sale, and a one sentence description of the items to highlight at your sale which might include furniture, books, and other household items. Garage sale hosts who’d like to have their name on the map are asked to make a $20 donation to the Madrona Community Council via Paypal, which can be found on their website www.madrona.us. All of the funds raised will go towards supporting neighborhood activities like Madrona Maifair, the Madrona News, and the Halloween Party. The Madrona Community Council is still looking for volunteers for this event, so if you’re interested in putting up posters, distributing the garage sale maps, or working the day of the sale email madronanews@gmail.com for more information.

Madrona Maps Available at Participating Restaurants & Shops

Several of the Madrona businesses came together and produced a map of the Madrona Business District.  The map features most of the Madrona restaurant and shops located between Al Larkins Park and Madrona Playground.  The map includes Pritty Boys Pizza, Bottlehouse, Hi Spot, Molly Moons, Hitchcock Madrona, Naam, Glassybaby, Turkuaz, Kismet Salon, Juniper, Cupcake Royale, Nena Gifts, St. Clouds, Davenport, and Restaurant Bea.  Unfortunately there are some noticeable exclusions including Cafe Soleil and Madrona Ale House; nevertheless, it reminds us of the many options that our Madrona neighborhood has to offer.  If you want a map, stop by one of the participating businesses and pick one up.

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Glassybaby Second Sale Tomorrow


Photo Courtesy of Glassybaby

I know it is last minute to remind everyone, but there is still time for tomorrow’s Glassybaby Seconds Sale.  The Madrona headquarters is set up and ready for the crowd and there are good deals to be had – even if you are not the first in line.

Big Lines in Madrona for Glassybaby Seconds Sale

GlassybabyGlassybaby had their semi-annually Seconds Sale in Madrona this Saturday and people started lining up starting at 4 AM Saturday morning to get first pick on the sale.  Click the link to read more about the Glassybaby sale, see photos of people lining up in Madrona, and a 30 second news story by KIRO television.

Madrona Business Owner Wins Entrepreneur of Year

GlassybabyMadrona business owner and founder of Glassybaby, Lee Rhodes, won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2011 from Entrepreneur Magazine.  It is a huge honor to receive from the internationally distributed magazine.  A nice article was written about Rhodes and how the business came to be.  Click the link to check out the full article about Rhodes and Glassybaby.