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  • Madison Books offers story time for kids
    Madison Books manager James Crossley has started offering a children’s story time at the Madison Park bookstore, which starts at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Music in the Park lineup
    The Madison Park Business Association has lined up four bands for the annual Music in the Park series in August.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Caring for Charles
    While Madison Park volunteers worked on a new shoreline street-end project, Leschi residents John Barber and Mark Schergen provided spruced up a well-established one in their neighborhood.
  • Back to work on East Prospect

    Volunteers were out finishing the first segment of the East Prospect Street end restoration project on Saturday, removing blackberries and other invasive vegetation, and then putting in mulch.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CANDC hosting District 3 candidate forum on June 13
    The Central Area Neighborhood District Council is sponsoring a District 3 forum for candidates running for city council on Thursday, June 13.
  • ‘Mayor of Madison Park’ to receive memorial send off on June 15
    The family of Lola McKee is hosting a memorial for the longtime unofficial Mayor of Madison Park at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.
  • 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.”

  • 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.
  • Realogics putting out call for Madison Park Home & Garden Tour entries
    There’s still time to sign up or nominate a neighbor to be a host for the 2019 Madison Park Home & Garden Tour, which every year benefits McGilvra Elementary students.
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