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  • Residents unsure about temporary eastbound SR-520 on-ramp
    Not all residents on Lake Washington Boulevard or in Madison Park think a temporary on-ramp to eastbound State Route 520 will help ease traffic through the Washington Park Arboretum after the existing arboretum on-ramp closes this fall.
  • Judge grants Save Madison Valley's request to dismiss land-use petition
    King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl has accepted a motion by Save Madison Valley to dismiss its own land-use petition challenging redevelopment plans for the City People’s Garden Store site on East Madison Street.
  • Cancer survivors find strength on dragon boat team
    The Survivor SAKE dragon boat team has been paddling Lake Washington for nearly two decades, powered by cancer survivors at all stages in their fight against the deadly disease. The team will compete in the United States Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew Dragon Boat National Championships in Colorado Springs for the first time this year.
  • USPS announces new East Union Post Office location
    The East Union Post Office can keep its name after redevelopment forced its closure at 23rd and Union back in January. USPS has decided to relocate across the street in the old Electric Lady Bicycles space, 2207 E. Union St.
  • Fat Salmon Swim making waves in Lake Washington
    The Fat Salmon Swim has been making a splash in Lake Washington for the past two decades, and there will be a few additions for this year’s 20th anniversary celebration on July 13.
  • Park Place goes Italiano
    New owners Daniel Cohanim and Norberto Corona have made subtle changes to Park Place’s look — not counting the exterior — but the restaurant is now an Italian bistro, at a lower price point and less fussy fare than its previous concept.
  • Catch you on the hippy side
    The ‘60s through the ‘70s was an important era, with changing art, music, fashion and attitudes. Our peaceful villa by the sea began to slowly evolve into the lifestyle.
  • Longtime Beaver Lodge Sanctuary caretakers find new stewards

    After 13 years leading a community effort to make the 37th Avenue East shoreline street end a better habitat for wildlife and natural respite for neighbors and visitors alike, Gene and Liz Brandzel have tapped new stewards for the Beaver Lodge Sanctuary.
    “It’s just so tranquil in the middle of a busy city,” said Bruce Bayley. “Gene and his wife have done such a tremendous job.”

  • Community shares designs for Africatown Plaza
    The Africatown Community Land Trust is designing its mixed-use affordable housing development to be a cultural place-maker in the Central District, but not before the neighborhood has weighed in on what that looks like.
  • WSDOT will not preserve Montlake Market during 520 Bridge replacement
    WSDOT is hosting a community meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church to explain its decision not to preserve the Montlake Market during the next phase of its SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program.
  • History on the move
    The Pioneer Association of the State of Washington hosted its first historical walking tour in Madison Park, which was presented by the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild on Saturday, May 18.
  • Epiphany School hosts first Second Grade Summit

    New friendships were made and Epiphany School’s community expanded during its fifth annual Day of Caring on May 3. The newest addition to the event was the first Second Grade Summit, which brought together students from Bush School, the Valley School, Madrona Elementary and St. Therese Catholic Academy at Epiphany to participate in team-building exercises and color kindness rocks.

  • Body & Brain brings healing practice to Madison Valley
    Tai Chi-based Body & Brain has opened a new location in Madison Valley, offering free trial classes through the month of May.
  • East Prospect Street end restoration underway
    Madison Park resident Gene Brandzel believes the hardest part of his East Prospect Street end restoration has been cleared, thanks to nearly 30 volunteers who came out in late April to remove invasive vegetation.
  • QACC loses challenge of city's analysis of ADU legislation impacts
    The Seattle Hearing Examiner’s Office has upheld the City of Seattle’s final environmental impact statement for new policies meant to increase the number of accessory dwelling units developed in the city, dismissing an appeal by the Queen Anne Community Council.
  • Madison Books opens after long wait

    It’s official: Madison Park has an independent bookstore once again.
    “They’ve responded well to what we have, which is encouraging,” said Madison Books manager James Crossley.

  • Neighborhood delivers opinions about post office relocation
    Central Area residents were unhappy with the options proposed by the U.S. Postal Service on May 2 for a new retail location following the closure of the East Union Post Office. But most agreed they did not want to wait three years to see it return to its old corner at 23rd and Union, which leaves only two viable options at this time.
  • Pacific Northwest Historians Guild presents Madison Park history walk
    The Pacific Northwest Historians Guild will present a history walk in Madison Park on Saturday, May 18, guided by the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild.
  • Seattle attorney, nonprofit founder running for county council
    King County Council District 2 candidate Girmay Zahilay is focusing on making systemic changes that provide improved access to housing, transportation, government and education, as well as criminal justice reform and environmental justice.
  • A day in the life of Gus Arno
    Revisiting the Park columnist Richard Carl Lehman goes back in time again to share the antics aboard the USS Gus Arno, a party vessel that made its way across Seattle waters.
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