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  • Cheese Platters comes back with more
    Joyce Hosea is having a blast in her kitchen, thinking of what scratch-made offerings will show up next at Cheese Platters and More.
  • Central District couple delivers The Postman

    After two years of planning, KeAnna and D’Vonne Pickett have opened The Postman in the Central District.
    D’Vonne Pickett's great-grandfather, Jacques Chappell, worked as a United States Postal Service mail carrier in the Central District for 37 years. He passed away in February, and a silhouette of his smiling face is the business logo for The Postman.

  • Community restoring Madrona Ravine
    Located off Madrona Drive and East Pike Street, the Madrona Ravine is filled with invasive greenery that has taken over the local flora and fauna, concerning local residents about the long-term ecological wellbeing of their neighborhood.
  • UPDATED: Thai Ginger closing in Madison Park
    Thai Ginger is working out a transition in Madison Park, bringing in another Thai restaurant to take its place.
  • Dr. Waterman is in

    Dr. Eric Waterman had wanted to establish a practice in Seattle for years.
    After several months of renovations, he's opened his Waterman Rhinoplasty and Nasal & Sinus Center of Seattle in Madison Park.

  • HomeStreet Bank organizing Madison Park Art Walk again
    HomeStreet Bank took over organizing the Madison Park Art Walk in 2015, and has a large list of artists and businesses that will be participating again this September. The grand opening is Sept. 
  • Music in the Park jams in August
    The Madison Park Business Association has lined up sponsors and bands to keep Music in the Park rocking and rolling for another year.
  • 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.
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