BRIEFLY | A giving group

Team Nanny raised $3,075 for Child Care Resources (CCR) through its fourth-annual children’s rummage sale on March 5.

September street closures frustrate merchants

Business owners say construction has gone on too long, threatens major retail season

When Seattle Public Utilities closed down East Madison Street, from 28th to 29th avenues East in late September...

Fair trade aims to better quality of life in developing countries

The quality of life in developing countries can keep one awake at night: Children working in sweatshops...

Madison Valley designer competes on NBC reality show

For five years, in the face of the economic downturn, fashion designer Lisa Vian Hunter has run her shop Vian Hunter House of Fashion in Madison Valley, selling her vintage-inspired designs. Now, Hunter has taken on a new challenge: competing on a reality-TV show.

Hatters bring Southern charm to Seattle

Gone is the era of pervasive high teas, the politely spoken “milady,” shined shoes and hat wearing. But those were the days in which local hat makers Henrietta Swan Price and Alexander Conley III grew up. 

Madison Valley businesses eager to see end of stormwater project

While Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is in the final phases of its massive stormwater construction project that has congested traffic along East Madison Street in Madison Valley, local merchants are hopeful for a different summer. 

Café Flora, Bailey-Boushay celebrate 20 years

Twenty years ago, the Madison Valley neighborhood had few modern apartment buildings and fewer local businesses. Café Flora and the Bailey-Boushay House brought new life to the area and continue to support each other today.

Irons in the fire

Bush School graduate on a mission to join hip-hop and golf

Wyeth “Dub B” Barclay is all-Seattle all of the time — except when he is on the road touring with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, or travelling the world looking to introduce his two passions, hip-hop and golf, to each other. 

Let them eat...lamb!

“Chef in the Hat” Thierry Rautureau, owner of Rover’s and Luc restaurants in Madison Valley, serves up tastes of his roast lamb and pork with the help of his wife, Kathleen Encell-Rautureau, during the first Bastille Day celebration in Madison Valley on July 14.

Radmer hired as PPC reporter

Sarah Radmer recently joined the Pacific Publishing Company as a staff reporter.

'Two Painters' at Prographica

Prographica will introduce a new element this fall with an exhibition showcasing the work of two artists.