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  • King County Metro Transit buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules during the holidays, including the final week of the year. 
  • Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will close or be on modified schedules in observance of winter holidays. 
  • Woodland Park Zoo’s Draft Annual Plan for 2015 is available to the public for comments through Dec. 31. The Annual Plan describes any programmatic changes, capital improvements or other key developments for the coming year. 
  • King County Metro Transit will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules over the Thanksgiving holiday and during several holiday periods through January, including a full week of reduced service at the end of December. 
  • Snow angels
    When it snows, Seattle can shut down, especially in neighborhoods that are particularly hilly. In Madison Park, residents created a program to help their stranded neighbors in need, called the Snow Brigade.  
  • COMMUNITY CORNER | December 2014
    Read the Community Corner to get updates from the Leschi, Madison Park, Madison Valley and Madrona community councils. 
  • A list of the biggest crimes from the last month in Canterbury, Leschi, Madison Park and Madrona.  
  • Head on down to the Seattle Animal Shelter (2061 15th Ave. W.) on Saturday, Nov. 15, for Cool City Pets, an adoption event highlighting small animals looking for their forever homes. 
  • Crews working on the state Route 520 West Approach Bridge North Project will be hard at work throughout the weekend on demolition of the “Ramps to Nowhere” and other construction activities. 
  • The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) will have two public meetings for community members offer feedback as the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) transitions from a city-run program to a nonprofit organization.  
  • Veterans, their families and the public will gather for a special band concert and Service of Remembrance at the 65th-annual Veterans Day service in Veterans Memorial Cemetery, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at 11 a.m. 
  • Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will close Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. 
  • With more than an inch of rainfall forecast for Seattle over the next couple of days, the city is expected to cross the official U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) landslide thresholdfor the first time this year.  
  • Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will host a People’s Budget Town Hall tonight (Thursday, Oct. 30). 
  • If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent for cats and kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter, plan to attend a free orientation session, offered next on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Julia’s Place home to many homeless families
    When you think of a church’s basement, you probably expect it to be full of old, broken pews or spare Sunday-school supplies. But the basement of Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church (832 32nd Ave.) is full of tents. 
  • McCanns raise $3,160 for Obliteride
    Madrona’s Stacy McCann rode Obliteride’s 50-mile route in early August for her 11-year old daughter, Mary, who has brain cancer, and raised $3,160 of the total $2.25 million for cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 
  • Matt Hipps, a Madison Park member of Team Korey, raised $26,000 for Camp Korey, a SeriousFun Camp founded by actor Paul Newman to empower children and families living with serious and life-altering medical conditions. 
  • Dickens receives lifetime achievement award
    The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has honored Denny-Blaine resident Ishbel Dickens with a lifetime achievement award for her work on behalf of manufactured-home communities. 
  • Madrona’s Moore speaks to D.C. committee
    Rachelle Moore, a first-grade teacher at Madrona K-8 School, participated in a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., to highlight the role residency programs play in urban school districts. 
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