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  • Cappy's Boxing Gym back in the ring

    Cap Kotz has been training people to box for more than two decades. While Cappy’s Boxing Gym has moved on to new digs, Kotz said he’s brought all the grit along with it.

  • Fat Salmon Swim makes waves in Lake Washington
    Lake Washington was teeming with more than 300 swimmers making the annual journey from Day Street Park to Madison Park Beach on Saturday.
  • Community paints mural at Midtown Center
    Central District residents came out to give Midtown Center a new coat of paint, creating a mural in the parking lot that is a statement about the neighborhood’s African-American roots and a symbol of their desire to preserve it amid redevelopment.
  • Business duo making Honey Deux

    Megan Sevcik loves the intimate setting her Honey Skin Spa provides clients in Madison Valley, but has long wanted a street-facing space for retail and express services.
    That’s what Honey Deux will do.

  • Fat Salmon Swim hits the water on July 14
    A school of more than 300 humans is expected to make the 2.3-mile journey from one Lake Washington floating bridge to the other during the 19th annual Fat Salmon Swim on Saturday, July 14.
  • Madison Park Days keeps its traditions
    The times, they are a changing, but Madison Park Days has kept its traditions much the same in the nearly four decades since its start.
  • Madrona consignment shop switches hands
    Natalie Anderson and Adam Peart started Driftwood Boutique a decade ago, growing a local clientele in the market for affordable high-end fashion.
    Julie Moberly has taken over the Madrona storefront, changing the name to Jules, and adding her own stamp on what she says was already a "winning formula."
  • Madison Park Crossing Flags a community effort
    The crossing flags seen up and down East Madison Street popped up a decade ago, a project of the now disbanded Historic Madison Park group.
    Residents Reg Newbeck and Ken Myrabo took up the flags in 2010, and last year was the first time resident support covered the full cost of maintaining the community service.
  • Immigration attorneys stage deportation play
    Back in 2011, playwright and immigration attorney Margaret O’Donnell wrote an educational play for Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church. With people in the church participating in it, “The Detention Lottery” presented real immigration courtroom cases to educate the community about the deportation legal system.
  • Leschi Stars come out

    Henrietta Price has been a crossing guard at Leschi Elementary for longer than she can remember. The working figure is more than 20 years.
    “As long as God lets me live, I’ll be down on that corner,” Price said after accepting the first Leschi Stars award of the night on June 6.

  • Gray & Gray Home opens in Madison Park

    Debra Gray is back in the Madison Park storefront she left seven years ago to focus on family. Now, her family is in on the venture.
    “Not many people like their mother-in-law enough to also be business partners, right?” said Cary Gray, co-owner of Gray & Gray Home, which had its soft opening on Thursday, May 24.

  • Shore Run ending after 40 years
    The Shore Run and Walk has reached its finish after 40 years, the annual fundraiser along Lake Washington being canceled this year.
  • Fair weather for Mayfair
    Before Madrona kids arrived for the annual parade — their bicycles and scooters adorned with streamers and balloons — community volunteers were busy once again setting up the Mayfair festivities neighbors have come to expect every year.
  • Cleaning up in Madison Valley
    McGilvra Elementary students sprayed, scraped and pulled together on East Madison Street for the annual Madison Valley Spring Clean on May 12.
  • Madison Park writers unite

    Madison Park is home to a number of published authors, and not one is like another.
    What they do have in common is the business and promotion side of being a writer, and that has kept them connected over the last two years.

  • Madrona Farmers Market opens 2018 season on May 18

    The Madrona Farmers Market will start its 13th season on May 18, with artisanal vendors popping up once again in the Grocery Outlet parking lot.
    “We’re looking to have 35 vendors this year,” said Matt Kelly, operations manager with Seattle Farmers Market Association. “I think originally starting out it was maybe a handful, eight or a dozen booths.”

  • Leschi Market celebrating 70 years in neighborhood
    Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood has changed a lot in the last 70 years, but a family grocery store on Lakeside Avenue is keeping up with the times and working to meet the desires of its customers.
  • Washington State Open a public draw in Madison Park

    The Seattle Tennis Club is gearing up for a summer of tournaments, the largest of which is the 128th Washington State Open.
    The WSO has been taking place annually since the Seattle Tennis Club formed in 1890, and draws in around 500 people to the private club annually.

  • Earth Day work party at Beaver Lodge Sanctuary
    Gene and Liz Brandzel were a couple of busy beavers as they led an Earth Day work party at the street end at 37th Avenue East, a natural area they’ve stewarded for more than a decade.
  • Businesses rally for First Fridays Madrona
    Madrona Dog Company owner Susan Fondren has rallied 34th Avenue businesses together for First Fridays Madrona, a monthly event where shops stay open later and provide specials and entertainment.
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