The Leschi Community Council presents the two candidates vying for the newly created 9th Congressional District. We are now a part of the 9th as the 8th District now ends at the north end of our neighborhood. 

Jim Postma and Adam Smith, the two top vote-getters in the primary, will be our guests. They will each have time to speak, followed by a question-and-answer exchange. 

We will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave. S. (one block south of South Jackson Street). We now meet in the Solarium.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Leschi Community Council will hold a book sale in the parking lot at the Grocery Outlet store at East Union Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The proceeds from this sale benefit the Seattle Music Partnership, which conducts after-school instrumental-music instruction at four local elementary schools: Leschi, Madrona [K-8], Bailey-Gatzert and Thurgood Marshall. 

It’s a great opportunity to stock up on winter reading before the skies turn gray and the rains return.

—Diane Snell, 

Leschi News newsletter editor


Madison Park

Please mark your calendar for the following dates in September for the Madison Park Community Council

•Monday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. at the Madison Park Bathhouse — Madison Park Community Council (MPCC) meeting, at which Washington State Department of Transportation representatives will show construction plans for the state Route 520 bridge project, including plans regarding closure of the SR520/Arboretum entrance and exit. 

This is a chance to ask questions about the plans. 

•Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. at Park Shore Retirement Community — Meet Your Special Neighbor program, jointly sponsored by MPCC and Park Shore, featuring Scilla Andreen, founder and CEO of Indieflix. 

Scilla, a Madison Park resident, will tell you about Indieflix and then show some of the Indieflix films. 

•Sept. 29, 11 a.m. at Park Shore — Mayor Mike McGinn is tentatively scheduled to meet Madison Park neighbors and answer any questions. 

All of these programs will be spirited, interesting and informative. Hope you don’t miss any of them.

—Gene Brandzel,