UW Book Store to Host Book Fair at Madrona K-8

Mark your calendars! The UW University Book Store will be hosting book fair a book fair June 5th and 8th at the Madrona K-8 school library. There will be a great selection of new and used books as well as school and art supplies, gifts and stationary. It’s will be the perfect opportunity to browse and purchase gifts for graduation and Father’s Day or for something to enjoy reading over the summer!

The book fair hours are from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5th and from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 8th. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the school.

 

Multiple Car Break-ins in Madrona

break inThere have been multiple car break-ins in the Madrona area recently. Two nights ago Kristine Losh walked back to her car which was parked on 31st Ave between Pine and Olive to find the driver’s side door and tailgate were both ajar. After taking a look, Kristine does not believe anything was taken. She reported the incident online with the Seattle Police Department which has an online method of reporting small incidents as this one. www.seattle.gov/police/report/default.htm She hopes that if enough people report these incidents that the area will get more attention and those responsible for the break-ins will be caught.

Cars were also broken in at or around 36th and Schubert, E Terrace and Erie, 32nd and Pine, 34th and Union.

Register for the 2013 Shore Run/Walk

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The 36th annual Shore Run/Walk is just 2 weeks away! Be sure to  register either as a single participant or as a team and begin fundraising! The run takes place on Sunday, June 9th. The 5k run/walk begins at 8:15am at Leschi Park, 10k run at 9:00am at Ferdinand Park and the kids’ run begins at 10:15am at Madison Park. All three events end at Madison Park where after crossing the finish line they can enjoy food, music, awards and prize-drawings at the Party-in-the-Park.

100 percent of the donations and a portion of proceeds will benefit Fred Hutch. The top fundraising team will receive a catered lunch or dinner from the Old Spaghetti Factory. If you are interested in  volunteering at the event or donating, please email info@orswellevents.

For more information about the event, please visit shorerun.com.

Catholic School Employee Accused of Hitting Children with Belt

DSC_00075[1]An employee of St. Therese Catholic Academy has been put on administrative leave after allegedly hitting two children with his belt last week. The man has been employed with the school since 2006 filling several different positions from custodian to driver. Last week, when he was filling in for a teacher who called in sick, the man allegedly hit two children with his belt when they refused to listen to him and continued to throw pencils at each other.

The employee was asked to leave after the principal was made aware of the situation. The principal then called the children’s’ parents as well as the police to report the incident. When the investigation is complete, the school and Seattle Archdiocese will determine the appropriate actions to take regarding the employee. According to the Seattle Times, one of the children’s’ parent would like to handle the situation with the school.

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 Neighborhood Felt the Presidential Presence Yesterday

If you were driving in or around Madrona yesterday, there was no doubt you felt the President’s presence in the neighborhood. The Blume’s welcomed the President, along with around 75 guests for

Blume's Home For Sale

brunch yesterday afternoon and it was very obvious to all residents in the area that he was nearby. Locals were giddy with excitement at the possibility of an Obama spotting, traffic was a little slow going in and out of the neighborhood and secret service lined the streets, and patrolled the area surrounding the Blume’s residence. Who would have thought our neighborhood would be getting so much exposure this week! The Blume’s are not only getting major publicity for the Madrona area for hosting the President, but also because they are currently selling one of their properties. The home that the fundraiser was hosted is not the home that is for sale, which many publications had mistakenly written yesterday, but is in the nearby Broadmoor neighborhood.

Sunny Weekend for Madrona Mayfair

As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, the much anticipated Madrona Mayfair festivities kick off this weekend and the weather is looking like it’s going to be heating up for a fun filled Mother’s Day weekend. The weather forecast for Saturday May 12th is blue skies and sunshine, with a high of 75 and it may even hit 80 on Sunday! Mayfair events will kick off in the morning, with activities as follows:

Pancake Breakfast and last minute tricycle decorating at Madrona K8 beginning at 8am

Picture Courtesy of Madrona.us

Face Painting sponsored by Harvard Avenue School featuring Tangerine Tales

The 34th Avenue Parade begins at 9:30am, led by Charles the Clown and the Seattle Fire Department

Pony Rides will begin at 9:30am sponsored by Ewing & Clark – 4 ponies will be on the basketball court. Bring helmets if you have them!

2 Bouncy Houses in the tennis courts sponsored by Seattle Parks and Rec, and many many more activites throughout the day!

Along with the events of Mayfair, there will be concerts, artisan booths and sales throughout the afternoon for the Madrona Block Party along 34th Avenue; find an extensive schedule of the concert lineup here.

This year the 2012 Madrona Mayfair is sponsored by The Madrona Community Council, BOOM, Ewing & Clark and Harvard Avenue Preschool among others.