Meet The Candidates Forum At MBCC October 22

Do you know the candidates who are running for election this fall? Did you even know that it’s an election year? The Madrona and Leschi community councils and the Mount Baker Community Club want to make sure residents are informed about who the candidates are and where they stand on important issues, and the three organizations are co-hosting a candidates forum to do just that.

The October 22 event will take place at the Mount Baker Community Club, and so far attending candidates include: Damon Shadid and Fred Bonner, running for Seattle Municipal Judge Position 7; Sharon Tomiko Santos and Daniel Bretzke, running for state representative; Pramila Jayapal and Louis Watanabe, running for state senate; and U.S. Congressman Adam Smith. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and a meet-and-greet with the candidates, followed by a discussion of gun initiatives, pre-kindergarten initiatives, and candidate positions from 7:00-9:00.

This will be a great opportunity to come face-to-face with your candidates in Seattle’s 37th legislative district and Washington’s 9th district in a small community setting, so put this on your calendar so you don’t miss out!

Leschi Art Walk Is Tomorrow June 14!

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Leschi welcomes summer tomorrow with art, live music and children’s activities at its 3rd annual Leschi Art Walk, taking place on Lakeside Avenue between Yesler Way and Lake Washington Boulevard. Enjoy music from a jazz trio on the stage at Leschi Park and check out work from local artists including watercolors, jewelry, leather bags, glass art, and the vibrant, French-impressionist-inspired paintings of Seattle artist Art Messer.

The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., giving you plenty of opportunity to work the Art Walk in to your Saturday plans. There couldn’t be a much more picturesque location for an art walk than the Leschi business district sitting right on the shore of Lake Washington, so come down and spend time with your neighbors and support our local artists. There will be kids activities, as well, so bring the whole family!

Also, click here for more info on Leschi-area artists!

Leschi Community Council Meeting Tomorrow, June 4

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For those of you who may live closer to Leschi, join the Leschi Community Council at its monthly meeting tomorrow, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Area Senior Center to discuss neighborhood issues. Here’s the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting:

  • Susan Chang, a geotechnical engineer for the Seattle Department of Transportation will discuss the Seattle Landslide Study and what is known about the Leschi hillside in relation to landslides.
  • Seattle Public Utilities will give an update on the sewage overflow project happening at the south marina in August.
  • Leschi Star Awards

In addition, there is a neighborhood work party at the Leschi Natural Area this Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meet at 36th and Terrace rain or shine. Gloves and lunch will be provided for all participants!

Tonight’s Leschi Community Council Meeting To Address Fate Of Metro Route 27

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The Leschi Community Council meeting tonight will give neighbors an opportunity to learn more about the possible elimination of Metro bus route 27, which serves Leschi, due to Metro’s budget shortfall. Join various “experts” at the meeting to learn what you can do to help save the route. Leschi has continuously been served by transit since 1888, the year before Washington’s state constitution was ratified.

The meeting will be held tonight, Wednesday, March 5, starting at 7:00 pm at the Central Area Senior Center, located at 500 30th Ave. S.

Leschi Community Council Meeting Regarding Crime and Safety

policeMadrona residents and neighbors may be interested in a crime and safety meeting hosted by the Leschi Community Council.  The meeting will take place Wednesday, November 6th, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.  Following is from Leschi Community Council:

** *You are cordially invited to “Crime Facts or Rumors? An Update on Crime in Our Neighborhood” Wed. November 6, 2013, the Central, 500 20th Ave. South *Join us 7 – 8:30 pm for an informative & fast-paced panel discussion, well worth your time (and the parking is free). Leschi is a well-loved and terrific neighborhood but *what about the crime? *Beyond the rumors, let’s talk about facts and hear what neighbor groups are doing across the city to help prevent crime. Panelists are from neighborhood groups and community team police officers for Leschi. Learn facts about crime statistics for our neighborhood past and present. Leave encouraged from hearing from neighbors who are working in different ways around the city to prevent crime. ****Panelists – *Tracy Bier, Leschi Community Council & 30th Ave. Neighbors; Nancy P, Central District; Officer Sina Ebinger, Community Outreach Section; Sandra P, Leschi* *32nd Ave. (between Charles and Dearborn South); Deborah G, West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN); and Officer Art L. Garza, Community PoliceTeam. *WED. Nov. 6**, 7 – 8:30 pm * *The Central, 500 30th Ave. South* (one block south of Jackson at King)

The meeting sponsor Leschi Community Council welcomes the public to attend. A participating member of the Seattle Community Council Federation, the Leschi Community Council (LCC) has been an integral part of the community for more than half a century. http://www.leschicommunitycouncil.org/

Jackson Stairs Cleaning Project This Weekend

Looking to help beautify the neighborhood this weekend? We have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! The next stair cleanup project led by the Leschi Community Council falls this Saturday September 21st. The Community Council and volunteers will be cleaning the Jackson stairs from 35th Ave S to Lakeside, and will be meeting at the top of the stairs on 35th Ave S at 10:00am sharp. gardening

This is a great opportunity to help keep the sidewalks clear and the bushes pruned, so bring your rake and broom and head on over to help beautify the neighborhood. Garbage bags, gloves, grabbers and snacks will be provided.

Leschi Community Council Meeting Tomorrow

Leschi’s September Community Council meeting will take place tomorrow evening, and discuss Solarize Seattle, Leschi Park, and recent vandalism in the neighborhood. You’re invited to join the community council discussion on Wednesday September 4th at The Central 500 30th Ave S at 7:00PM, and there will also be after hours events in the parking lot. The community council has invited members of the Parks Dept, and the East Precinct to join the meeting and a discussion will be targeted at considering what steps we can take to minimize drug activity, vandalism and graffiti in the Central District. Come on down and join the discussion!police

Leschi Community Council News: 2013 Calendars & Wine Tasting!

The Leschi Community Council has announced the availability of their 2013 calendars, where local Leschi artists have contributed their works of art in watercolors and photography for twelve months of lovely Leschi scenery. You can look for them in participating local retail stores, for $15, (would make a great Christmas gift this year!) or you can place an order by e-mail at leschinews@comcast.net.

Attention all winos: The Leschi Community Council is holding a wine tasting event on January 19th from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Blu Water Bistro. For $30 you get to sample a selection of wines provided by Leschi Market, and appetizers from Blu Water. Proceeds will benefit the Community Council, and tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.

Leschi Community Council’s New Website

Seattle Neighborhood WebsiteLike the Madrona neighborhood, the Leschi neighborhood as a community council that is a part of the Seattle Community Council Federation.  The Leschi Community Council has been an integral part of the community for more than half a century. The Leschi Community Council meets on the first Wednesday of the month September-November and February through June.  The Leschi Community Council is responsible for neighborhood events such as Flo Ware Days in May, Art Walk in the summer, etc. and carries on activities for Leschi that include:

  • Advocates for the Route 27 bus.
  • Support for Leschi Elementary School
  • Volunteer tutors to assist Leschi School children.
  • Support for Central Area Senior Center
  • Inform and educate the community by providing informative programs and monthly meetings.
  • Community cleanups of public areas and stairways.
  • Cultivate relationships between the community and precinct police.
  • Partnership with Leschi waterfront businesses
  • Preservation of residential character
  • Monthly Publication of Leschi News.

To help facilitate their mission, to better get their message out, and keep their neighborhood informed, they have just launched their new Leschi Community Council website.  Check it out!

Leschi Art Walk Next Saturday

Leschi Art WalkThe Leschi Art Walk, sponsored by the Leschi Community Council, is this coming Saturday, June 9th, from 11 AM to 4 PM in front of the businesses along the lake near where Lake Washington Blvd and Lakeside Avenue meet.

At last count there were 47 artists and 3 bands plus face painting, table of children’s art, and the Leschi Community Council information table.

The Leschi Community Council table will have a copy of the out of print Leschi Diary (history of Leschi) for folks to look through plus a rare copy for sale.  The LLC will also have copies of the Leschi News, information on Seattle Music Partners (Leschi School after school music tutoring), and photos of the parks Leschi Community Council has renovated or created.

Join our Leschi neighbors for the art walk this weekend.

CORRECTION:  The title originally said “this” Saturday, but the event is NEXT Saturday, June 9th.  Sorry for any confusion.