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  • Bert's Red Apple helps Real Change vendor return to work
    Madison Park shoppers may have first met George Sidwell while he was selling Real Change newspapers outside Bert’s Red Apple. Now, he’s a full-time employee at the neighborhood grocery store, getting back into the workforce a decade after a series of misfortunes pushed him into homelessness.
  • Rock Paper Scissors taking over former St. Clouds restaurant space
    Rock Paper Scissors salon owner Brianne Ingertila is working on one last move in Madrona, putting her salons under one roof — the long-vacant St. Clouds restaurant space on 34th Avenue East.
  • Under construction: Fox Ridge Studio
    People walking in the alley behind the Constance Court building in Madison Park may have noticed there’s a new addition coming in. Patty Gordon says her Fox Ridge Studio will not only be a place for artistic expression, but also a safe gathering space for community conversations about life and
  • Christmas Ships making another run
    When Argosy Cruises posts its schedule for its Christmas Ship Festival, that’s when Cheryl Jones ramps up work getting Madison Park’s festivities lined up for the holiday tradition.
  • Cafe Flora owner building out bakery space in Beacon Hill

    Nat Stratton-Clarke said he began evaluating how to improve his new Floret restaurant in Sea-Tac International Airport at the one-year mark. Tight on space and in high demand for breads and pastries, the solution was to build something new to feed not only Floret’s needs, but also Stratton-Clarke’s flagship Cafe Flora vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Madison Valley.

  • How to Cook a Wolf coming to Madison Park
    After years of requests to open a restaurant in Madison Park, chef Ethan Stowell is answering the call and crying How to Cook a Wolf will have a sibling in the former Bing’s space.
  • Refind: A family business with style
    Mary Bridget Pehl ran a luxury clothing and accessories consignment business from her mother's Queen Anne basement for 13 years. When the Canopy Blue owner encouraged her to take over her space in Arboretum Court, Pehl brought on her cousin Jeannine Christofilis to create Refind, which opened in September and is gearing  up for the holidays.
  • Madison Park director making documentaries with impact
    IndieFlix co-founder Scilla Andreen shifted her focus to social-impact films a decade ago, after watching the “Finding Kind” documentary about girl-on-girl bullying from the solitude of her home.
  • East Prospect Street End restoration work wraps up

    A team of volunteers completed the second half of fall plantings at the East Prospect Street End in Madison Park on Saturday.
    “We leave it to Mother Nature until the spring,” said Gene Brandzel, who has been spearheading the street-end restoration project.

  • Survivor SAKE to compete in France next year

    This was the first year the United States Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew Dragon Boat National Championships offered an All Cancer Survivor Division, giving Survivor Sake a chance to finally compete. They returned from Colorado Springs with a bronze medal, and are now training for next year’s world championships in Aix-les-bains, France.

  • Toodles Lane a doggy-chic new clothing line

    Remy the Cockachon has more than 2,000 followers on Instagram, but he isn’t always the easiest model to work with.
    Luckily for Rives, she has a number of other four-legged friends to help her market her Toodles Lane clothing line.

  • One more East Prospect work party for the year
    The East Prospect Street End has experienced rapid change since restoration work started back in April, opening up the public right of way to the community and local wildlife. The last work party of the year to plant another 300 shrubs is set for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the end of East Prospect Street, which is accessible via 41st Avenue East, next to the Seattle Tennis Club.
  • Transforming Age celebrates completion of $30 million Parkshore reimagining
    Transforming Age invited neighbors to celebrate the completion of Parkshore's $30 million renovation and modernization project on Friday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place 58 years to the day that the senior living community’s founders broke ground on the residential tower in Madison Park.
  • Madison Valley gets Hella Happy!
    Shannon Koyano is back at work in the former Salt House Mercantile retail space in Madison Valley, but this time it’s as the owner of the Hella Happy! gift boutique.
  • Madison Park Veterinary Hospital growing in place

    The Madison Park Veterinary Hospital is much larger than one might assume when walking into its lobby, but it’s tight quarters for owners Barry and Jenya Katz. It’s just a consequence of high demand and quickly growing the business over the past seven years, they say.

  • East Prospect planting work party on Oct. 5

    After months of clearing invasive vegetation, tennis balls, a tire and other manmade debris from along the East Prospect Street End, and then plotting new pedestrian pathways and a restoration plan, the public property is ready for a fall planting.

  • Joyce’s choices for Cheese Platters
    Joyce Hosea has been listening to the community since opening Cheese Platters and More last summer, and is planning a party to celebrate one year in business and rebrand to better reflect the many services it provides.
  • Leschi Market family honors loved ones with new wine label
    Yousef Shulman honors his grandparents and continues their legacy in the community every day the Leschi Market opens. A new wine label will elevate not only their history but also help fund cancer research and patient care. 
  • Out for a Leschi ArtWalk
    While the sky was gray, Leschi was popping with colors during the 13th annual art walk, with displays lining the sidewalk along Lakeside Avenue South on Sept. 14.
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