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  • Vintage winery in Madrona
    It’s possible to walk Madrona’s business corridor many times and still miss one of Seattle’s oldest wineries. Tip: Look down to find the Wilridge Winery sign on 34th Avenue.
  • Counting down the Trump presidency
    Former Leschi resident John Holt has spent the last two years counting the days until Donald Trump’s presidency ends. Those passing his old house on the corner of 31st Avenue South and South Jackson Street know exactly when that will be, thanks to a homemade sign above the garage.
  • Christmas Ships light up Lake Washington
    The rain let up long enough this year for a fleet of Christmas ships to pull up near Madison Park Beach and treat longtime spectators to dazzling lights and carols sung by the Kirkland Choral Society.
  • Parkshore keeps holiday lights on
    Trees in Madison Park’s business corridor are alit once again for the holidays, thanks to funding from the Parkshore retirement community.
  • Christmas Ships and Santa lands in Madison Park on Dec. 16

    The annual Christmas Ships and Santa celebration lands in Madison Park on Sunday, Dec. 16, courtesy of Argosy Cruises and Windermere Real Estate. Argosy Cruises started its Christmas Ship Festival trips the day after Thanksgiving, and its holiday ship will bring its lights and carolers to Madison Park Beach at 8:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

  • Madison Books popping up in December

    Tom Nissley is now targeting a February grand opening for his Madison Books store, but doesn’t want to miss out on the holidays.
    While it will be bare bones, Tinsley plans to open a pop-up shop at 4118 E. Madison St. from Dec. 10-24.

  • Seattle Parks seeking feedback for Washington Arboretum environmental education center
    Seattle Parks and Recreation will gather community input about preferred programming and preliminary designs for a new environmental education center in the Washington Park Arboretum on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
  • Locals roll out first Cinnaholic in Washington
    Cinnamon rolls are a sweet treat mostly associated with breakfast. The fully customizable spirals coming out of Cinnaholic in Capitol Hill have late-night fans too.
  • St. Clouds dishes meals for homeless one last time
    St. Clouds owner Michael McGloin is sad to see his restaurant close, but he was all smiles during the Madrona haunt’s final Homeless Cooking event on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
  • Hanok offers traditional Korean fare with Western twist

    For Han Kim and Jade Ok, opening Hanok restaurant in Madison Park is a dream 15 years in the making.
    The Korean and Asian-fusion spot is now open.

  • Honey Deux opens in Madison Valley
    The overdue Honey Deux is open in Madison Valley, providing retail and express services that are expected to grow as the skincare business nears a November grand opening.
  • St. Clouds closing in Madrona

    Sixteen months after taking over the business, Michael McGloin is closing St. Clouds restaurant in Madrona at the end of the month.
    “I’ve known that we were going to have issues. I thought I was going to make it through the end of the year,” McGloin said, “but I think it was something that was, the pressures were just too much.”

  • MPBA seeks donations for Madison Park holiday lights
    The Madison Park Business Association is seeking donations for the annual holiday tree lighting fund, which wraps the trees in the Madison Street business core with lights every year.
  • Fashion is her business
    Annie Abbott has an eye for fashion, and she’s made it her business to help people find their style.
  • Kaiser Permanente pulls plug on Christmas trees
    Kaiser Permanente’s upcoming $400 million renovation plans for its Capitol Hill campus mean Seattle Area Support Groups will be unable to use the health-care company’s 17th Avenue East parking lot for its Christmas tree sale this year, ending a traditional fundraiser spanning nearly 30 years.
  • New leader steps in at Spectrum Dance

    The new executive director for Spectrum Dance Theater in Leschi, Tera Beach’s introduction to the organization solidified her desire to lead it.

    “It happened a lot quicker than I thought it was going to happen,” she said.

  • Only in Seattle funding available to boost business districts

    The Office of Economic Development is making $1.4 million in business district improvement funds available through its annual Only in Seattle initiative. Neighborhood organizations, businesses and property owners are encouraged to work on a common vision for a business district, and any can apply for project funding by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

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