We think we’ve found volunteers to manage the annual Madrona Garage Sale. Look for details in the June newsletter for how to participate as a seller or a buyer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org you are able to volunteer.
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.
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.
Last year’s Tesla raffle netted $75,000 to help much needed programs like Read Write, Career and College Counseling, and Science Labs.
Tickets: $100 ea., on sale at February 22, 23, & March 1, 2 at Uwajimaya. You can also email email@example.com or check out the Raise the Woof Facebook page for more info and ways to purchase.
Drawing takes place 3/14 at Garfield’s “Reach For The Stars” auction
Join BOOM and Madrona Community Council for a Very Merry Holiday on 12/7 from 10-2 at the corner of 34th and Union. Each ticket purchased gets a 24″ wreath. Perfect for holiday decorating or gift giving.
This event is a fundraiser for the MCC – to support our neighborhood activities year round, including the Madrona NewsLetter, Mayfair, the Children’s Halloween Party, the Neighborhood Garage Sale, Neighborhood Appreciation Day, the Christmas Ship Bonfire and Sing-Along, and Neighborhood Clean-Up Day.