Madrona Blossoms – Needs You!

madrona blossomsMadrona Blossoms needs your help.  Madrona Blossoms has helped beautified the business district of Madrona over the years, but the time has come to pass the baton to organize the baskets. Many people have help keep the Madrona Blossoms going over the years including, but limited to, Suzanne Sheppard, Mike Walker of Hi Spot, John Platt from St. Clouds, but probably the heaviest load has been carried by Marie Doyle and Andrea Matus-Magee.  Marie and Andrea have done the marketing/communication to raise the money, tracked the donations and thanked the donors.  After ten years, Marie and Andrea are ready to step down and are asking for volunteers that can keep the tradition moving forward.  If interested, please feel free to attend the next Madrona Community Council meeting at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse (corner of Spring and 34th next to tennis courts) on Tuesday night, October 7th, at 7:15 PM or if you prefer comment on this blog and we will pass your name along.

Support Madrona Blossoms

This is the 8th year of the Madrona Blossoms program, which hangs the beautiful flower baskets in the Madrona business district each spring and its a wonderful time of year to give back to the community. These gorgeous baskets brought color and life to the neighborhood last spring, summer and fall and this year the Madrona Blossom’s committee has a new goal to keep the baskets in bloom nearly year round, with hanging flower baskets from May – October! madrona blossoms

The Madrona Blossoms are made possible by the support of the neighborhood, and cost $275 annually per basket to plant and maintain, so consider giving the gift of a basket or two to the community this holiday season, or even pool together with a group of friends and neighbors to sponsor a basket. Your donations helps beautify the neighborhood each year, and if you didn’t receive the Madrona News issue this month (which included an envelope to mail in your donation) you can call 206-323-6128 for more information. If you’re interested in volunteering with planting/maintaining the baskets this year, email Marie Doyle at doylemf@comcast.net.

Madrona Blossoms Are Up!

madrona blossomsMadrona Blossoms went up this past Mayfair weekend, and are now a lovely addition to the streets of the Madrona business district.

These baskets are made possible by the Madrona Community Council, and take a year to grow and water throughout the summertime, and they look quite nice and full this year! If you’re around this Memorial Day weekend, head on over to Molly Moon’s for a scoop, and check out the baskets. madrona blossoms

Madrona Blossoms Donations Still Being Collected

Madrona BlossomsWe blogged about this a couple weeks ago, but one more reminder for those that might be interested.  Donations are still being collected for Madrona Blossoms.  The Madrona Blossoms, the hanging flower baskets that beautify the Madrona Business District, are expected in about two weeks.  Madrona Blossoms are made possible by donations by Madrona neighborhood residence and local businesses.  Each basket costs approximately $275 a year to grow and water throughout the summer.

If you want to support the Madrona Blossoms this year a check in any amount helps.  Please make a check payable to ‘Madrona Blossoms’ and drop the check off to Mike Walker at Hi Spot, John Platt at St. Clouds, or mail it to:

Madrona Blossoms Treasurer
1121 37th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
 

Madrona Blossoms Project is a subcommittee of the Madrona Community Council, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  Your donations are tax deductible

Madrona Blossoms Coming Soon

Madrona BlossomsThe Madrona Blossoms, the hanging flower baskets, are expected to be hung in the Madrona Business District right around the time of Mayfair (May 18th).  Madrona Blossoms are made possible by donations by Madrona neighborhood residence and local businesses.  Each basket costs approximately $275 a year to grow and water throughout the summer.  Donations are still being collected.

If you want to support the Madrona Blossoms this year a check in any amount helps.  Please make a check payable to ‘Madrona Blossoms’ and drop the check off to Mike Walker at Hi Spot, John Platt at St. Clouds, or mail it to:

Madrona Blossoms Treasurer
1121 37th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
 

Madrona Blossoms Project is a subcommittee of the Madrona Community Council, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  Your donations are tax deductible

Madrona Blossoms Needs Your Help

Madrona BlossomsIn the upcoming Madrona News there will be an envelope inside asking for donation for Madrona Blossoms.  Madrona Blossoms are the hanging flower baskets that beautify the Madrona Business District from May to October each year.  Each flower basket costs $275 per year to grow and to keep watered throughout the season.

If you want to support the Madrona Blossoms this year a check in any amount helps.  Please make a check payable to ‘Madrona Blossoms’ and drop the check off to Mike Walker at Hi Spot, John Platt at St. Clouds, or mail it to:

Madrona Blossoms Treasurer
1121 37th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
 

Madrona Blossoms Project is a subcommittee of the Madrona Community Council, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  Your donations are tax deductible

Building Community & Bringing Peace to Madrona

Many members on the Madrona Community Council have been asking, “What can I do to make my community a more peaceful place?” The answer to that questions is, building community. Community connects us and and gives us ways to work together, learn about each other, and most importantly understand each other.

The Madrona Community Council sent out a brochure in the mail with a list of different ways that Madrona can build community. The Council is focusing on three ideas:

  1. Kids are more successful when they know adults care about them. Volunteer at your local schools.
  2. We’re safer together when we get to know each other. Help build stronger ties in your community.
  3. A well-cared-for neighborhood inspires pride of place. Help create beauty every neighbor can enjoy.

Under each of these categories of community building the council has suggested and arranged many different options for people to participate in, some examples are: Madrona K8 Work Party in August, involvement in the Rotary Boys and Girls Club, Host a neighborhood “night out” on your block, or even joining the Madrona Blossoms Team which brings flower baskets to adorn the central business core each year. There are many more in the brochure that was sent out – see the Bringing Peace to Madrona brochure here! I will also be doing a weekly write-up reiterating what the brochure pointed out about the opportunities to get involved in Madrona.

Building Community & Bringing Peace to Madrona

Many members on the Madrona Community Council have been asking, “What can I do to make my community a more peaceful place?” The answer to that questions is, building community. Community connects us and and gives us ways to work together, learn about each other, and most importantly understand each other.

The Madrona Community Council sent out a brochure in the mail with a list of different ways that Madrona can build community. The Council is focusing on three ideas:

  1. Kids are more successful when they know adults care about them. Volunteer at your local schools.
  2. We’re safer together when we get to know each other. Help build stronger ties in your community.
  3. A well-cared-for neighborhood inspires pride of place. Help create beauty every neighbor can enjoy.

Under each of these categories of community building the council has suggested and arranged many different options for people to participate in, some examples are: Madrona K8 Work Party in August, involvement in the Rotary Boys and Girls Club, Host a neighborhood “night out” on your block, or even joining the Madrona Blossoms Team which brings flower baskets to adorn the central business core each year. There are many more in the brochure that was sent out – see the Bringing Peace to Madrona brochure here! I will also be doing a weekly write-up reiterating what the brochure pointed out about the opportunities to get involved in Madrona.

Madrona Blossoms

Madrona Flower BasketsAs Katharine Hepburn famously said “The calla lilies are in bloom again.”  Well, there are no calla lilies (that I know of) but the Madrona Business District is looking great now that the hanging flower baskets are back for their 7th year.  Madrona Blossoms are made possible by donations by Madrona neighborhood residence and local businesses.  Each basket costs approximately $275 a year to grow and water throughout the summer.  Donations are still being collected.  If interested mail a check payable to “Madrona Blossoms, MCC” – any amount is appreciated – to Madrona Blossoms Treasurer, 1121 37th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.  If you have questions or want to help with the baskets, email Marie Doyle.

UPDATE: Madrona’s Wine Tasting Event

Madrona Wine MerchantsI previously blogged details about the fun Madrona Community Council’s Wine Tasting Event that takes place Saturday, Nov 5th, from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at the Madrona Glassybaby studio.  The event, which is $25 per person, includes free wine tasting and light food.  In addition, if you wish, you can purchase Glassybabies as well as your favorite wine at the event.

Since my last blog more details have come out:

  1. Tickets are limited to 150 people.  The event has been selling well, so tickets are expected to sell out prior to the event.  There is still time, but if you are thinking about going you should buy your tickets online and not expect to buy a ticket at the door unless you want to risk being turned away.
  2. Glassybaby has agreed to donate 10% of the proceeds to Madrona K-8 for any Glassybaby sales at the event.  Thus, while the event (ticket sales and wine sales) goes to support the Madrona Community Council and the events/things they support (Madrona Mayfair, Halloween Event, Madrona Blossoms, etc.), our local Madrona school will also benefit from the Wine Tasting Event with every Glassybaby that is purchased.

Hope to see you there at the Madrona Wine Tasting Event.