The first day of business at the Madrona Farmer’s Market is today (Friday) from 3-7 p.m.
As in previous years, vendors will pack the parking lot next to Grocery Outlet at MLK and Union. More details from market’s website:
Madrona Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of the Madrona Grocery Outlet at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and E. Union Street. In 2013, it is open every Friday from 3-7 p.m., from May 17 to September 27.
Please be sure to support your generous market sponsors, Madrona Grocery Outlet, for graciously providing the space for your Madrona Farmers Market. Thank you very much, Steve & Deborah Mullen, for your continued support!
The Slog is reporting that Kay Smith-Blum will not be filing for reelection and that she has endorsed Stephan Blanford as her successor. He has been closely associated with Alliance for Education and the Gates Foundation. The filing deadline is today at 4:00 PM on line.
Online: May 13, 9:00 a.m. – May 17, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Filings made online for regular candidates may begin at 9 a.m. the first day of the filing period and continue through 4 p.m. the last day of the filing period.
In-person: May 13 – May 17, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Filing opens Monday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the King County Elections office, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton WA 98057.
Mail: April 29 – May 17, 2013
Filings made by mail must be received by the filing officer not earlier than 10 working days before the first day of filing or no later than the close of business on the last day of the filing period, irrespective of postmark. Failure to meet the deadline renders the filing invalid and it will be returned.
Today is Bike to Work Day. Cascade Bicycle Club, Swedish Cherry Hill, the Bush School and Cafe Weekend are all hosting Commute Stations, just a few of many such stations all over the city (see map below). Each station is different, but expect lots of free granola bars, coffee and encouraging smiles.
The centerpiece event of the day is a morning ride from KEXP’s Dexter and Denny studio to City Hall for a rally. The ride leaves KEXP at 7:45 a.m., and the rally starts at City Hall at 8.
More details from Cascade Bicycle Club:
Ride to Seattle City Hall with Mayor McGinn!
Friday, May 17, 7:30 a.m.
KEXP studios, 113 Dexter Ave N
7:45 – 8 a.m. ride
8 – 8:15 a.m. rally Continue reading
The Furnace, a quarterly reading series of adventurous literature, will have it’s final reading of the season tonight at 7 pm in the Hollow Earth Radio performance space. Portland based writer and editor of The Silk Road Review, Kathlene Postma, will read her story “Fetch” while musicians Cayla Davis and Margaret Schimming accompany her to create a soundscape for the story.
The series, which features one prose writer or playwright who reads one piece to completion, is an opportunity for a writer to not only get to read a piece all the way through – a rare thing for long form writers- but to also present the work in innovative ways. The show is streamed through Hollow Earth Radio’s live programming but folks in town can go watch the reading live in person. A limited edition chap book of the evening’s piece is available for $2 the night of the event. Continue reading
That parking lot at 22nd and Main was still an active crime scene Monday
Police are still looking for information about a fatal shooting in a parking lot near Blanche Lavizzo Park last weekend.
Q13 has identified the man killed as Wilbert Plummer.
Police say he was at Tia Lou’s nightclub in Belltown Saturday night, but they do not know how he ended up shot in the 22nd and Main parking lot.
Anyone with information or who may have seen him or his black 2012 Jaguar Saturday night or Sunday morning should call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. You can also report any tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-tips.
Want to add a garage sale, lemonade stand, four square competion, or game of capture the flag to the Hopscotch CD course?
It’s easy, but this Saturday, May 18th is the last day we can get your information added to the paper map that will be handed out along the 1.8 mile course.
We need your event name, a short description, start/end time and location. Have a great idea, but not sure where to put it? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can see if there’s a location or partner along the route for you! Garage sale not on the route but walkable from the route? That’s cool. Give us the details and we can still get you on the flier.
All the latest updates at www.hopscotchcd.com.
Route Map is HERE.
We will be tweeting during Hopscotch CD at #HopXCD.
The Central District will be abuzz on Thursday, May 16th as Standard Brewing’s (http://standardbrew.com/) founder and head brewer Justin Gerardy brings two of his hoppy ales to The BottleNeck Lounge for a night of tasting and neighborly cheer. One of Seattle’s newest breweries – and quite possibly the smallest – Standard has primarily focused on service at its home at 26th and Jackson. BUT, for one night only Gerardy will be head to the other side of the ‘hood to share his brew at The BottleNeck, quite possibly one of Seattle’s smallest watering holes. Standard Brewing Rye IPA and Cascadian Dark Ale will be featured on draft from 6-8 PM. The full menu will be available during that time and growler giveaways will occur throughout the evening. The BottleNeck is a 21 plus venue.
Mayor Mike McGinn announced Tuesday that the city will invest a half million dollars in art education in schools in and around the Central District.
The funding comes from tax revenue generated by the waterfront Ferris wheel and the Chihuly museum in Seattle Center.
Funding will go first to K-12 schools within the “Central Pathway.” Over the next several years, the program will reach to other schools in the city, as well.
From the Mayor’s Office:
Today the Mayor announced that the city of Seattle will deepen their partnership with the school district to invest in arts education.
Investment dollars will ensure that every student in the Central Pathway of Seattle Public Schools receive a minimum of two hours per week of arts education programming, as well as support the purchase of instruments and other art supplies for classrooms. The Central Pathway, which consists of schools in and around Seattle’s Central District, was chosen due to strong existing partnerships with community-based arts education organizations. The eventual goal of the program is to expand the program each year until all students at Seattle Public Schools receive two hours per week of arts education programming by 2020. Continue reading
The academy’s robotics lab these days sometimes includes nearby High 5 Pie (Image: SAAS)
Neighbors living near 13th and Spring will learn more about the project to create a new $
20 million science building on the campus of the Seattle Academy of Arts… and Sciences.
“We’ve had a strong science program in spite of the facilities,” Rob Phillips, Assistant Head of School said of the sometimes patchwork solutions to finding space for everything from chemistry class to the robotics club at the private middle and high school.
The new project isn’t required to take the same design review path as other large projects but the school is still reaching out to present its plans to the community:
After the regular 12th Avenue Stewards meeting on Tuesday May 14 (5:30-7:00pm), lead architect David Miller will talk about and answer questions about the project to neighbors. The presentation is on the 12th Ave Stewards agenda and we are also going door to door with the local neighbors to let them know. Continue reading
Remember those King County Metro cuts that would affect nearly every bus route in the Central District? Well, the state legislature still hasn’t addressed the agency’s funding shortfall, one big topic during the special session in Olympia that began this week.
“But wait,” I hear you saying, “my bus is always packed. How on earth are they going to cut or reduce its service?” Well stop saying it to me and get thee to Union Station this afternoon for an open house. Details from King County:
The Metropolitan King County Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee will hold a special meeting on TODAY on the potential 17 percent reduction in Metro transit service due to a lack of sustainable revenue:
3:30 p.m. open house
4:00 p.m. public testimony
401 South Jackson Street, Seattle Continue reading