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  • Organizers plan fall plantings in East Prospect restoration area
    Volunteers have made significant progress clearing blackberries, ivy, clematis and a bevy of tennis balls for the East Prospect Street End restoration project being spearheaded by Madison Park resident Gene Brandzel and coordinated through SDOT.
  • More businesses, more Madison Park Art Walk
    More new businesses mean more places to showcase the work of local artists during this year’s Madison Park Art Walk. The opening reception takes place 5-8 p.m. Sept. 13, but artwork will be displayed in shops through the end of the month.
  • Sawant proposes expanding tiny house villages citywide
    A push by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant to significantly expand the number of tiny house villages in the city through a series of land-use code amendments could be taken up by the full council this fall.
  • Arboretum Foundation receiving grant for composting toilet system
    The Arboretum Foundation has received a $22,200 Neighborhood Matching Fund grant to install a composting toilet system across from the Pacific Connections Gardens.
  • Capitol Hill Housing updates community on LGBTQ-affirming senior housing project
    Capitol Hill Housing will submit an application to Seattle’s Office of Housing next month for funding to move forward with plans for the city’s first LGBTQ-affirming affordable senior housing development.
  • Sawant leads in first-night primary count
    Seattle City Council District 3 incumbent Kshama Sawant took nearly 34 percent of primary votes in the first night of counting on Tuesday, trailed by chamber-backed challenger Egan Orion.
  • Group advocating restoration of Arboretum Creek
    The Friends of Arboretum Creek group is seeking support for a grant request to fund preliminary designs for revitalizing Arboretum Creek, strengthening natural areas around Lake Washington and easing demand on the local sewer system.
  • Fitness in the park
    Rachel DeBusk ran her strength-and-stamina classes under the radar at Madrona and Volunteer Park for 11 years. Then she was called on by Seattle Parks and Recreation to finally apply for the required vendor permit, which ended up being a good thing.
  • Arboretum and Jane
    Jane Stonecipher took on the role of interim executive director for the Arboretum Foundation in August 2017. Now that Stonecipher has committed to the organization for the long-term, she has more time to focus on the organization’s multiple programs and projects in the works.
  • SDOT, Metro checking Madison BRT's 90-percent design
    SDOT has confidence it will be able to start its long-awaited Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit project next spring, and is now checking its 90-percent design with the community.
  • Lake Washington teeming with Fat Salmon
    Competitors in the 20th Fat Salmon Swim reported warmer waters in Lake Washington during this year’s 3.2-mile trek from Day Street Park to Madison Park Beach on Saturday, July 13.
  • Madison Park antique shop specializes in decorative art
    Elizabeth Rummage has a penchant for 18th- and 19th-century design, which is on display at her new Madison Park antique shop, all items carefully curated and held to a simple standard: Would she put them in her home?
  • Police investigating two deaths at Parkshore
    Seattle Police are investigating the deaths of a couple found inside their apartment at Parkshore senior living community in Madison Park on Wednesday, July 10, as a murder/suicide.
  • Judge rules in favor of Save Madison Valley
    King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl has changed his order to dismiss Save Madison Valley’s land-use petition, this time dismissing the case on the grounds the court lacks the authority to provide review at this time.
  • Committee considers every-other-week garbage collection
    Before Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold took another look at a biweekly garbage collection pilot from 2012, Mayor Jenny Durkan sent her a letter stating she does not support making such a move now.
  • Madison Park Days return
    Madison Park’s annual neighborhood parade and picnic will once again start with a parade of children in costumes, some with decked-out bikes and scooters, on Saturday, July 13, followed by food, games and entertainment in the park.
  • More guidance for Africatown Plaza
    Africatown Community Land Trust and a cadre of architects checked three design concepts with the Central Area community on Tuesday, with the potential for elements from each to be incorporated into plans for a new affordable housing development in the neighborhood.
  • Egan Orion has Amazon's support
    The Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy is endorsing Seattle City Council District 3 candidate Egan Orion, as are more than a dozen high-profile Amazon officials and lobbyists. The goal is to remove incumbent Kshama Sawant and make the city council more friendly to businesses.
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