Seattle Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon June 23rd

Rock N Roll Marathon SeattleSeattle’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon is tomorrow June 23rd starting at 7 AM.  Starting in Belltown the run will go through Downtown Seattle to Leschi and include Mercer Island and Seward Park for the full marathon then around Mount Baker along the Downtown Waterfront and ending in Lower Queen Anne.  There will be rock bands stationed all along the half and full marathon.  Click the link to see the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon route and to the see the which bands are playing along the course.

Seattle Times Blasts Madrona Rep. Santos, Praises Rep. Pettigrew

Sharon SantosA Seattle Times editorial blasts Madrona’s Washington State House Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (Democrat) while praising  Madrona’s State House Representative Eric Pettigrew (Democrat) for their stances on how to fix the state’s school system.  The Seattle Times editorial said Santos along with her counterpart in the State Senate blocked even a vote on educational reform involving both teacher evaluations and charter schools.

The Seattle Times praised Pettigrew who recently spoke about his struggles at school while growing up in South Central Los Angeles.  Pettigrew wrote a bill to add limited charter schools to the state, but his counterpart Santos would not allow a vote on his bill.

If you have an opinion on this matter, you can click on the links above to either Santos’ or Pettigrew’s bios.  Once on either of their bios you can click “email” and after adding your address you can contact your Madrona Representative.  If you check the box on your email then it will go to all three of your State Representatives.

Santos and Pettigrew not only represent the Seattle neighborhood of Madrona, but Denny Blaine, the Central District, Leschi, Mount Baker, Seward Park, and most of southeast Seattle.

Tour De France Cyclist has Connection to Madrona

Tyler FarrarTyler Farrar was the first American to win a stage on the 4th of July.  Farrar who is from Wenatchee spent a lot of time in Madrona growing up since his family bought a second home in the Seattle neighborhood because of his father’s work.  He become a legend when he would beat experienced adult riders in bicycle races in Seward Park as a young teenager.  Now Farrar is making history in France.  Congratulations to Tyler Farrar.