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  • Restoring the Alder Creek Natural Area

    Wallis Bolz walked the trails in the Alder Creek Natural Area on a wet Saturday in mid-April, pointing out areas in need of weeding and laying down wood chips. Bolz and the Green Footprints Action Works group organized the first work party on the city-owned property that once served as a dumping ground thick with blackberries and ivy back in April 2008.

  • Madrona Dining and Sipping Society still dishing after more than a decade

    The dining-out group typically meets once a month, and Seale says the restaurant is either in Madrona or has a connection to the neighborhood. The Madrona Dining and Sipping Society patronized Michael McGloin’s St. Clouds restaurant on Sunday, April 15. McGloin is working on his Sunday supper comeback for the restaurant.

     
  • Junkichi heats up on Broadway
    The coals were hot and the sake was smashed during an invitation-only party celebrating the opening of Junkichi, a robata-style izakaya restaurant in Capitol Hill. Junkichi officially opens on Sunday, April 15.
  • The Polka Dot Jersey rides again
    Much of Matt Telmosse’s clientele are mid-level professionals and avid cyclists, but they won’t have to go long distance to find The Polka Dot Jersey’s new Leschi shop.
  • Intrigue Chocolate & Coffeehouse opens on East Madison
    Karl Mueller says he's still working out how to make Intrigue Chocolate's new Capitol Hill coffeehouse and chocolate shop a community hub. Two weeks since the soft opening at the corner of 15th Avenue and East Madison Street, there's still room left to grow.
  • Kids Rock Paper Scissors eyes early May opening

    Rock Paper Scissors owner Brianne Ingertila is opening a new salon for her younger clientele that will double as a toy store nearly a hopscotch skip away from her existing Madrona business.

     
  • Macrina Café replacing shuttered Tully's Coffee in Capitol Hill
    The former Capitol Hill Tully’s space will serve coffee again — and a bevy of baked goods — as Macrina Bakery builds out the 19th Avenue East building for its fifth café.
  • Celebrating the loop

    Sunday’s intermittent drizzles demonstrated the utility of the new Arboretum Loop Trail during its grand opening celebration.
    A crowd gathered for drumming, family activities and trail tours on April 8, pausing briefly as representatives from the City of Seattle, University of Washington and Arboretum Foundation made opening day remarks and then performed a “vine-cutting” ceremony.

  • Miller Community Center to pilot solar microgrid
    The Miller Community Center will host a $3.3 million solar microgrid demonstration project, according to an announcement by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Friday.
  • Volunteers needed for Earth Day work party at Beaver Lodge Sanctuary
    Gene and Liz Brandzel have spent the past 11 years turning the 37th Avenue East road end into a nature habitat and popular neighborhood destination, and they’re inviting the community to lend a hand for Earth Day.
  • Helping homeless on St. Clouds menu

    The monthly Homeless Cooking event was started by original St. Clouds owners John Platt and Paul Butler in 2001, and Michael McGloin has kept the 17-year-old program going since taking over the business in June 2017.

     
  • Arboretum Loop Trail grand opening in April
    After quietly opening the new trail that runs from East Madison Street to the Graham Visitors Center back on Nov. 10, a grand opening celebration will be held noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8.
  • O'Dea senior putting up Madison Valley bulletin board

    Miles Krauter and the rest of Boy Scout Troop 186 in Laurelhurst spend a lot of time working on community service projects in Seattle’s north end.
    When it was time for the O’Dea High School senior to craft a project to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout, Krauter turned to the Madison Valley Community Council for ideas.

  • Local entrepreneur eyes bright future in shades
    Madison Park resident and entrepreneur Nikolai Paloni and business partner Jensen Brehm believe they’ve developed the last pair of sunglasses anyone will ever need — now they need the capital to hit the start button on mass production.
  • Keeping an oven light on
    Madison Park Bakery owners Terry and Karen Hofman recently signed a new 5-year lease, committing to keeping the nearly 90-year-old business dishing out baked goods on East Madison Street.
  • Jayapal, student organizers hosting March For Our Lives town hall
    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will join student organizers the Saturday before the Seattle March for Our Lives to discuss the movement to end gun violence during a town hall at Garfield High School.
  • Rugby makes it to the majors in Seattle
    2018 marks the inaugural season of Major League Rugby, with the Seattle Seawolves being one of the seven founding franchises across the country that will play an eight-game regular season, with two semifinal matches and a championship game.
  • Battle for bike share supremacy
    In a little over six months’ time, they’ve become ubiquitous around Seattle; the orange, green and yellow bikes that signify the three competitors in the city’s burgeoning dockless battle.
  • Seattle Japanese Garden receives opening blessing

    A crowd gathered in the newly reopened Seattle Japanese Garden on Sunday, March 4, to witness a Shinto blessing ceremony that was meant to bring good fortune to the green sanctuary within the Washington Park Arboretum.

     
  • Capitol Hill game studio releases world of Moss
    Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game for PlayStation VR that takes place in the world of Moss. The game unfolds through storybook readings that transition into a blend of classic console gaming and VR assistance from “The Reader,” the player who has a giant’s perspective on the game’s true hero, an inquisitive mouse named Quill.
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