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  • 43rd annual Madrona Mayfair on May 11
    It’s time for Madrona youth to start decking out their bikes. The spring Mayfair celebration turns 43 on Saturday, May 11.
  • The Madison Valley Merchants Association is teaming up with McGilvra Elementary again this year to spruce up the neighborhood.
  • PSE upgrading natural gas main in Central District

    Puget Sound Energy expects to begin replacing a Central District natural gas main from 1981 with corrosion-resistant plastic pipe later this month.


  • Earth Day work party at Washington Arboretum
    The Arboretum Foundation hopes to have around 200 volunteers out for its annual Earth Day work party 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
  • USPS hosting discussion about relocating East Union post office
    The U.S. Postal Service is looking for a new retail location following the closure of its East Union office at 23rd and Union in Seattle’s Central District.
  • Park Salon & Spa a beautiful partnership

    Gunna Covert spent a decade working with Ward Fuentes and Eric Weir at Marco in Two Union Square. That was 20 years ago.
    “We kind of all went our separate ways,” Covert said, “and now we’re all three of us partnering together for this.”

  • Tom Skerritt keeping busy with Heyou Media

    Tom Skerritt is best known for his roles in such critically acclaimed Hollywood films as “Steel Magnolias,” “Alien,” "A River Runs Through It," “Top Gun” and “M*A*S*H.”
    But America has lost its imagination, he says, and that has meant many great stories just aren’t being told.

  • Madison Park residents getting prepared for big one
    Madison Park is one of several Seattle neighborhoods with an emergency communications hub, which is great for sharing information and connecting people with resources after a major disaster. But if the neighborhood is cut off from the rest of the city by a major earthquake, it will be up to residents to support each other for weeks and possibly months before outside help arrives.
  • East Prospect street end ready for improvements

    After years on pause, the East Prospect street end in Madison Park is going to get some TLC.
    “We are really proceeding with developing the planting plan for the East Prospect street end,” said resident Gene Brandzel, who has been leading efforts to make shoreline street-end improvements in Madison Park for many years.

  • Lost dog reunited with owners after seven years on the lam
    People living in Madrona had for years wondered where the blue heeler they saw running wild near the woods around the neighborhood had come from. It was sweet, but never let anyone near, and its early morning barking rattled more than a few residents. Seven years after Bonnie ran away from her owners, that mystery is solved and the dog is back home.
  • Nick's on Madison opening this spring

    After more than two decades working in Seattle’s food industry, Nick Yockey is opening his first restaurant in the heart of Madison Valley.
    “Hopefully we have a community that supports us and a product people enjoy,” said Yockey, who’s planning a spring opening for Nick’s on Madison in Arboretum Court.

  • Remembering the 'Mayor of Madison Park'
    Lola McKee spent nearly six decades providing Madison Park residents the tools to build themselves up in the neighborhood as the owner of Madison Park Hardware. She spent years on the community council and business association, helping to organize many annual events Madison Park residents still look forward to every year.
  • Madison Park writer examines highs, lows of aging

    Madison Park resident Romney Humphrey has some thoughts about getting old.
    “It’s tongue-in-cheek celebrating, I would say. They’re going to laugh most of the way through.”

  • 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.

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