Block Party @ 23rd & Cherry, Sept. 23

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The City of Seattle will be partnering with the community to host the Central Area Block Party on Saturday, September 27 at the corner of 23rd Avenue and Cherry Street (2323 E. Cherry Street) from 10:00am to 6:00pm. You won’t want to miss out on a great time with your neighbors enjoying live music, food trucks, art activities and more.

In addition to the other fun activities, this block party is an opportunity for the Central Area to learn about and provide feedback on the 23rd Ave Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson), the urban design framework and possible zoning changes in these key community nodes. It’s also a chance to receive the most current information on the 23rd Ave corridor improvements.

This block party is sponsored by the 23rd Ave Advisory Core Team (ACT). You can also meet our ACT members who helped shape these plans. The ACT was formed to work in partnership with this City team and the community to uphold their vision of the community nodes along the 23rd Avenue corridor to achieve a healthy living environment.

Come enjoy the party and join your neighbors in taking action to improve on your community!

Garage Sale Map & Details

An update on this year’s Madrona Garage Sale:  Approximately 25 homes will be hosting events. Most of the garage sales will start at 9am, but the exact starting time is determined by each individual household.  Maps of each location and a short description of items offered is attached, or can be picked up at Cupcake Royal/Verite Coffee (1101 – 34th Avenue in the heart of Madrona) the morning of June 28.

You can also print your own PDF of this year’s map:  Madrona Garage Sale Map (PDF) 

Madrona Garage Sale Set for June 28

Back by popular demand, the Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale date is set for June 28. As in years past, Madrona neighbors are encouraged to host a sale on that day.  The Madrona Community Council (MCC) will again coordinate by producing a map of June 28 Madrona sales to be promoted online and available in print form for distribution at home/garage sale locations. Last year the sale attracted over 20 participants, bringing many shoppers into the neighborhood.

 

 All money raised supports Madrona neighborhood activities, such as the Halloween Party, the Mayfair Block Party, and the Madrona News.           

 

The MCC is looking for volunteers to help with the event.  This would include putting up signs, creating or distributing the print map, or being available the day of the sale.  Please send an email to garagesalemadrona@gmail.comif you are able to volunteer.

Youth and Law Forum: April 26th

The annual Youth and Law Forum will take place on April 26, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the MLK Family Arts Mentoring Enrichment Community Center.  The Youth and Law Forum is a free event that was first organized in 1990 by King County Superior Court Judges LeRoy McCullough and Charles Johnson to educate youth and families about law careers, court procedures, legal rights and responsibilities, and current social issues.  School-aged youth located in the Pacific Northwest from kindergarten through high school are encouraged to attend.

This year, the forum will include age appropriate seminars and workshops designed to help our youth understand the law and to develop relationships with law enforcement officials.  There will be a wide variety of speakers from the local judiciary, legal community, and Seattle Police Department.  Students can register for the event at http://www.youthandlaw.com.

Youth  Law Forum 2014 Electronic Flyer

Stairway Spring Cleaning Day – 4/26

Join Feet First, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, the City of Seattle, and Seattle Stairway Walks guidebook authors Jake and Cathy Jaramillo, Stairway Spring Cleaning Day on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-12pm to help keep our neighborhoods walkable and honor Seattle’s stairway legacy.
This first-ever stairway spring cleaning event, which falls on the Saturday after Earth Day, will not be possible without a generous volunteer effort from Seattle residents throughout the city!
For more info, see www.feetfirst.org/springclean.

SDOT Trees & Sidewalk Operations Plan: Public Meeting Dates

As part of the work on the Healthy Trees and Safe Sidewalks Management Plan, which includes a Madrona corridor case study (focusing on 34th Ave, between Union and E Cherry), SDOT and the SvR Design Company will be hosting 3 public meetings at the Madrona K-8 school library.

Meeting #1 — Tuesday, March 25th.

General background on the planning process, identification of issues and opportunities, and discussion of best practices.  Attendees will review and comment on a preliminary “tree and sidewalk assessment tool”, which will provide an objective mechanism to analyze the value of the trees and sidewalks within a corridor and will set the framework for making decisions about retaining or replacing trees.

Meeting #2 — Tuesday, April 29

Review of tree and sidewalk management options and draft corridor plan.  Participants will be invited to review, comment on , and actively shape the options for addressing the corridor-specific conflicts between trees and sidewalks.

Meeting #3 — Thursday, May 29

At this meeting, attendees will review and comment on the revised corridor study.  They will also discuss next steps of their corridor including opportunities to acquire funding to make the improvements recommended in the plan and ways in which the recommendations could be phased and/or combined with other improvements scheduled for the area.