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  • 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.
  • Cleaning up in Madison Valley
    McGilvra Elementary students sprayed, scraped and pulled together on East Madison Street for the annual Madison Valley Spring Clean on May 12.
  • Madison Park writers unite

    Madison Park is home to a number of published authors, and not one is like another.
    What they do have in common is the business and promotion side of being a writer, and that has kept them connected over the last two years.

  • Madrona Farmers Market opens 2018 season on May 18

    The Madrona Farmers Market will start its 13th season on May 18, with artisanal vendors popping up once again in the Grocery Outlet parking lot.
    “We’re looking to have 35 vendors this year,” said Matt Kelly, operations manager with Seattle Farmers Market Association. “I think originally starting out it was maybe a handful, eight or a dozen booths.”

  • Leschi Market celebrating 70 years in neighborhood
    Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood has changed a lot in the last 70 years, but a family grocery store on Lakeside Avenue is keeping up with the times and working to meet the desires of its customers.
  • Washington State Open a public draw in Madison Park

    The Seattle Tennis Club is gearing up for a summer of tournaments, the largest of which is the 128th Washington State Open.
    The WSO has been taking place annually since the Seattle Tennis Club formed in 1890, and draws in around 500 people to the private club annually.

  • Earth Day work party at Beaver Lodge Sanctuary
    Gene and Liz Brandzel were a couple of busy beavers as they led an Earth Day work party at the street end at 37th Avenue East, a natural area they’ve stewarded for more than a decade.
  • Businesses rally for First Fridays Madrona
    Madrona Dog Company owner Susan Fondren has rallied 34th Avenue businesses together for First Fridays Madrona, a monthly event where shops stay open later and provide specials and entertainment.
  • Restoring the Alder Creek Natural Area

    Wallis Bolz walked the trails in the Alder Creek Natural Area on a wet Saturday in mid-April, pointing out areas in need of weeding and laying down wood chips. Bolz and the Green Footprints Action Works group organized the first work party on the city-owned property that once served as a dumping ground thick with blackberries and ivy back in April 2008.

  • Madrona Dining and Sipping Society still dishing after more than a decade

    The dining-out group typically meets once a month, and Seale says the restaurant is either in Madrona or has a connection to the neighborhood. The Madrona Dining and Sipping Society patronized Michael McGloin’s St. Clouds restaurant on Sunday, April 15. McGloin is working on his Sunday supper comeback for the restaurant.

  • Junkichi heats up on Broadway
    The coals were hot and the sake was smashed during an invitation-only party celebrating the opening of Junkichi, a robata-style izakaya restaurant in Capitol Hill. Junkichi officially opens on Sunday, April 15.
  • The Polka Dot Jersey rides again
    Much of Matt Telmosse’s clientele are mid-level professionals and avid cyclists, but they won’t have to go long distance to find The Polka Dot Jersey’s new Leschi shop.
  • Intrigue Chocolate & Coffeehouse opens on East Madison
    Karl Mueller says he's still working out how to make Intrigue Chocolate's new Capitol Hill coffeehouse and chocolate shop a community hub. Two weeks since the soft opening at the corner of 15th Avenue and East Madison Street, there's still room left to grow.
  • Kids Rock Paper Scissors eyes early May opening

    Rock Paper Scissors owner Brianne Ingertila is opening a new salon for her younger clientele that will double as a toy store nearly a hopscotch skip away from her existing Madrona business.

  • Macrina Café replacing shuttered Tully's Coffee in Capitol Hill
    The former Capitol Hill Tully’s space will serve coffee again — and a bevy of baked goods — as Macrina Bakery builds out the 19th Avenue East building for its fifth café.
  • Celebrating the loop

    Sunday’s intermittent drizzles demonstrated the utility of the new Arboretum Loop Trail during its grand opening celebration.
    A crowd gathered for drumming, family activities and trail tours on April 8, pausing briefly as representatives from the City of Seattle, University of Washington and Arboretum Foundation made opening day remarks and then performed a “vine-cutting” ceremony.

  • Miller Community Center to pilot solar microgrid
    The Miller Community Center will host a $3.3 million solar microgrid demonstration project, according to an announcement by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Friday.
  • Volunteers needed for Earth Day work party at Beaver Lodge Sanctuary
    Gene and Liz Brandzel have spent the past 11 years turning the 37th Avenue East road end into a nature habitat and popular neighborhood destination, and they’re inviting the community to lend a hand for Earth Day.
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