Fall is here along with Leschi & Madrona annual events!
On Saturday September 10th, from 11am-4pm head down along Lake Washington Blvd and Leschi Park for the 5th Annual Leschi Street Fair & Art Walk! Live music, parade, kid activities, & much more! leschiartwalk.com
On Saturday November 5th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm the Madrona Community Council will be holding their annual fundraiser at St.Therese Social Hall on 35th ! The MCC and Leschi Market will together hold a Wine Tasting, get tickets here -> http://brownpapertickets.com/event/2595083
Even though school is out for the summer, Leschi Elementary stayed very busy this month! From getting the garden prepared for summer planting, to giving the walls a new coat of paint, and cataloging the fiction books in the library. With the help from some Googlers and Seattle Works, the school was able to make all their projects a reality.
GoogleServe volunteers assisted the summer school participants with weeding, churning compost into garden soil, building trellises, and making a sustainable water bottle irrigation system! The library is also in order after their visit. They have recorded the fiction books into to the school catalogue, making access to the library resources easier for teachers. The school is organized, cleaned, and repainted. What a perfect way to start the 2016 school year!
Googlers volunteer all year, but in June they celebrate collectively during GoogleServe to help their favorite organization. The volunteer campaign has done over 800 projects nation-wide just this year! They will make their way back to Seattle next year, serving the community with helping hands once again.
Neighbors have been wondering about the operating status of Leschi’s resident Thai restaurant, Sabai, reporting that it closed suddenly in mid-February. A little digging did not unearth much new information about the restaurant, as its website has been deactivated and its listed phone number rings through to neighboring BluWater Bistro. Its prime waterfront location and positive diner reviews have us hoping it will reopen. Leave us a comment if you have any information about its closing or possible reopening.
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.
Seattle Police are asking for help to find the vandals that caused thousands of dollars of damages to public bathrooms in Madrona Park and Leschi Park. On the 4th of July, vandals used fireworks to blow up toilets at both park locations. (See video of news story). Other damage was also done. For example at Madrona Park, the dumpster had fire damage including having the plastic lid completely melted away.
Seattle Parks normally lock all bathrooms during the Independence Day, but decided to leave them open this year since parks have heavy use during the holiday. Hopefully, a few vandals will not change this new policy for the future. Click the link to Komo News to read more about the destruction at Madrona Park and Leschi Park.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
It was just this month that Pagliacci’s started delivering pizza to Madrona and Leschi, but now Pritty Boys Family Pizzeria also delivers to local residences. It was announced on Madrona Moms and signs along Madison Street that Pritty Boys will now deliver. Just call them at 206-257-1319 to order food to your home. Turkey, mashed potatoes and now this…I better start running to get burn all these calories off.
UPDATE: From Pritty Boys’ Facebook Page:
Delivery! Delivery! Delivery! Here are are more detail about our new Delivery Service Available during all operating Hours! Free Delivery for order over 20 dollars Our Current Service Area Boundaries are North – Montlake Cut/520 Freeway South – Yesler/Jackson Ave East – Lake Washington West – 15th Avenue
We wrote about Pagliacci Pizza opening on Madison months ago and while were are a little late announcing their grand opening which happened on November 1st, it is never too late to remind you that Pagliacci Pizza is now deliverying to the Madrona & Leschi neighborhoods. If you want Pagliacci’s delivered to your Madrona / Leschi home call 206-726-1717.
And of course do not forget Pritty Boys Pizza on 34th and Pike in Madrona’s business district. They have a great family atmosphere and pizza available for take-out: 206-257-1319.
Like 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!