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11 East Madison Update as of August 3, 2015

AUGUST 3, 2015 | REG NEWBECK

This is an update on the status of the proposed routing of the 11 E Madison in March 2016. Metro has made several alternatives other than leaving the bus as is. In June 2015 Metro proposed a routing that would take the 11 off of Madison west of 24th Ave East & East Madison by routing it up John/Thomas to light rail and then downtown via Olive to Pike/Pine.

The August issue of the Madison Park 
Times which contains an article with my comments about the proposal to take part of the 11 off of East Madison that we were given in June. The article is “We get faster service on No. 11, and then it goes away” on the editorial page and online for those who don’t have a copy of the Madison Park Times at: http://madisonparktimes.com/Content/Opin...

Your comments over the last months have been passed on to Metro and Nextdoor users participated in a survey about what they wanted for the routing of 11 in March 2016 and it is included in the article. 

Today, Monday August 3, 2015 we received the following communications from the Metro planner working on the 11:

Hello All – 

We are still in the process of evaluating options for Route 11 and considering feedback we have received. I will keep you posted. 

Thanks for your patience, 

-- Jeremy

Note, given the above response I would suggest that you contact Metro with your comments at:

Contact: 
DeAnna Martin
Community Relations Planner

deanna.martin@kingcounty.gov
 
206-477-3935

 

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Peaches is Missing!

AUGUST 3, 2015 | LINDY WISHARD

Please help keep an eye open for this bird. Peaches is a Goffin’s cockatoo — mostly white with some rainbow plumage on his tail and wings from Seattle Pride. His left leg has an aluminum ID band.

lost-bird

UPDATE, 11:53 PM: The neighborhood's favorite cockatoo was found late tonight. Someone has clipped his wings; full story to come.

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, July 7 - July 27, 2015

JULY 31, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last three weeks. 

 

224 23rd Ave E (revised app)

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 6 small efficiency dwelling units and 4 apartments. No purposed (sic) parking. Existing duplex structure to remain (12 total units).

Notice of Application

Project # 3020668

 

1733 27th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Application

Project # 3021255 

 

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307 36th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land in an environmentally critical area. Proposed parcel sizes are: A) 5,039 sq. ft. and B) 5,068 sq. ft. Existing structures to remain.

Notice of Decision

Project # 3019041

 

2603 E Thomas St

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, five unit rowhouse in an environmentally critical area. Three surface parking spaces provided on site. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision.

Notice of Application

Project # 3020412

 

227 23rd Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Decision

Project # 3020249 

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Fury Summer Clearance Sale

JULY 18, 2015 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Here we go again! Our big annual clearance sale starts Sat. July 25 and will run for a couple weeks. We will start to put out fall and transitional items partway thru the sale.

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All of our spring & summer items will be reduced 30-70%! Stock up on dresses, sandals, purses, etc. Bring a friend, its a fun time and the deals can't be beat.  

Consignors, call for your fall appt. now. 206-329-6829

Thanks for your support, we couldn't do it without all of our loyal customers and consignors.  

Fury
Extraordinary Consignment

2810 East Madison St.
Seattle, Wa  98112
206-329-6829
www.FuryConsignment.com

Open Tues-Sat 10-5:30

 

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Dr. Jenn’s Health Tips: Magical Magnesium

JULY 13, 2015 | JENN GRUSHON, ND - LEAD PRACTITIONER AT PHARMACA

Although magnesium isn’t actually magical, it can sometimes appear that way due to its profound effects. There is, however, sound scientific evidence of its benefits.  Magnesium deficiency affects the majority of us, and since it’s an essential mineral involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in our bodies, deficiency can contribute to a number of health complaints. Deficiency occurs not only from lack of magnesium in our diets, but also as a result of excessive sugar, calcium or alcohol intake, prolonged stress, and can be depleted with certain medications. 

Eating a diet rich in magnesium can be difficult depending on the depletion level of the soil from which the produce is yielded. Generally, good choices of magnesium-rich foods include avocados, organic dark leafy greens (especially beet greens, Swiss chard, and spinach), nuts & seeds (pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, and cashews), legumes (navy beans, tempeh, pinto beans, kidney beans, and lima beans), some grains (buckwheat, millet, barley, and quinoa), and dark chocolate. 

Helpful for headaches, insomnia, leg cramps and muscle pain, there are so many reasons to add a magnesium product into your daily routine. Navigating the different forms of magnesium can be a bit tricky and is a common question asked on a daily basis at Pharmaca. If you’ve taken a look at an aisle of magnesium supplements, you have probably noticed that there are different types. The magnesium must be attached to another substance, be it a salt or an amino acid, which distinguishes the different forms.

Which magnesium is right for you?

When considering a magnesium supplement, take into account the bioavailability, effect on the digestive system and the general indications of the form. This list is not conclusive; other forms of magnesium also exist, but are much less common. Before adding a new supplement to your routine, check with your healthcare provider to make sure it is a right fit for you. 

Magnesium Citrate:  This common, inexpensive form is very bioavailable and therefore, usable by our bodies. It does a good job for any result you’re looking for with magnesium, such as complementing calcium, vitamin K2, and vitamin D for bone health, muscle pain or cramps, constipation, anxiety, or insomnia. Although generally well-tolerated, it can have a mild laxative effect for some at regular doses.  If you tend to have loose stools or have a lot of GI irritation, consider another type, or figure out what your dose limit is.

Magnesium Glycinate:  This chelated form is touted as having great bioavailability and is especially good for those tending towards anxiety or insomnia. The magnesium is attached to glycine, which is an amino acid that works as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, resulting in a calming effect. Additionally, this form does not have a laxative effect, so it would be a form to choose if diarrhea is an issue. 

Magnesium Malate:  Good bioavailability and helps with cell energy production, as malate is a substrate in the Krebs cycle. In particular, the malate form can help with bodily pain, ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and fibromyalgia, in addition to the other general magnesium uses.

Magnesium L-threonate:  This form is believed to have that ability to cross the BBB (blood brain barrier) allowing it to have potential benefit in the realm of neuroscience. It has been studied for use in Alzheimer’s disease and has been found to improve working memory, as well as short-term and long-term memory. I tend to gravitate towards this form for migraines, as well.

Magnesium Aspartate:  Decent bioavailability, although supposedly less so than citrate and glycinate forms, yet more so than oxide form. This type is not as common, but is sometimes used for ME/CFS, as well as other general magnesium uses.

Ionic Magnesium:  This liquid form typically combines a number of magnesium types and is potentially absorbed more quickly due to the liquid ionic form of the minerals.  This would be one to consider if you prefer a liquid to a pill. 

Magnesium Oxide:  Due to poor bioavailability, and because only about 4% is absorbed in the body, this form tends to be a decent laxative. For this reason, it is not an ideal form to use for supplemental uses other than constipation.

Magnesium Sulfate:  Otherwise known as Epsom salts, this form is often used for therapeutic baths to promote muscle relaxation and stress relief, as the magnesium is absorbed through the skin. 

Magnesium Chloride:  Found in a concentrated topical spray, this magnesium can be sprayed directly onto tight or cramping muscles and is readily absorbed through the skin.  If it feels itchy when applied, dilute with a little bit of water.

Stop by Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy at 4130 E. Madison St. in Madison Park to check out our magnesium selection, or shop online at pharmaca.com. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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June 2015 Police Reports

JULY 9, 2015 | LOWELL HARGENS

After three months of substantially fewer Madison Valley incidents being reported to the police, June saw a return to a more typical number, 56. The increase over May’s total of 43 incidents was due to increases in car prowls and vehicle thefts, which grew from 16 to 25, and burglaries, which grew from 3 to 7 incidents.

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1. On June 2 at 8 PM police were called to investigate a burglary that occurred sometime earlier in the day at an apartment on 21st Ave. E near John. The burglar unlocked the front door by removing the screen of an adjacent window that had been left open for ventilation, and then ransacked several drawers in the apartment, taking a laptop and other items not enumerated in the police report.

2. Sometime between 8 AM and 1 PM on June 5 a bicycle worth $1000 was stolen from the fenced patio of an apartment on 24th Ave. near Howell. The burglar apparently jumped over the patio fence and removed the unsecured bicycle from a hook outside the apartment.

3. On June 9 there was a forced-entry burglary at a residence on 25th Ave. near Union, but the police have not released a description of this incident.

4. Sometime during the afternoon of June 10 a burglar entered a residence on Pine near 26th by climbing through a window that had been left open because of the heat. When the residents returned around 5 PM, they noticed that their indoor cat was outside the house and found that their laptops and other computer equipment had been taken. Although other valuable items were not taken by the burglar, the items stolen were worth approximately $2500.

5. On June 20 at 3:08 AM a burglar tripped an alarm at a restaurant on Madison near 28th by throwing a rock through the glass of a French door at the rear of the restaurant. When the police arrived they found nothing amiss other than the damaged door, and an employee subsequently failed to find that anything valuable was missing.

6. On June 22 at around 10:30 PM police were called to a residence on 26th Ave. E near John to investigate an attempted burglary. The burglar broke a window of the home, but found that it was too small to permit entry. The burglar then attempted to enter a nearby residence, but only succeeded in breaking a crank on a window he hoped to open.

7. On June 29th in the late afternoon police were called to a home on 25th near Olive to investigate a burglary that occurred earlier that day. The residents reported that although they had locked the doors to the house when they left in the morning, someone had entered through an unlocked window on the second floor and stolen a laptop worth approximately $1600.

8. Finally, on June 23rd, around 1 AM an armed robbery occurred on 19th Ave. E near Republican St. A woman who was out walking at that time was accosted by a robber described as a white or hispanic male about 5’ 6” tall and wearing a black hoodie. The robber threatened her with a handgun and told her to give him her purse. After giving him her purse, the victim asked the robber to allow her to keep her phone. The robber did so, and after he left the victim called the police. During a search of the area the police found the black hoodie.

 

Lowell Hargens is a Madison Valley resident and former University of Washington professor of sociology specializing in the statistical analysis of data.

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, June 1 - July 6, 2015

JULY 7, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last month.

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2100 E Madison St 

(a bit outside Madison Valley, but a significant development)

The proposal is to allow a 6-story, 50 unit apartment building with retail located at street level. Parking for 22 vehicles will be located below grade. Existing structure (Firestone Tire Center) to be demolished.

Notice of Design Review Early Design Guidance Meeting

Project # 3020124

 

224 23rd Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 6 small efficiency dwelling units and 4 apartments. No purposed (sic) parking. Existing duplex structure to remain (12 total units).

Notice of Application

Project # 3020668

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map (Click the markers for more info.)
Design Review Board schedules and documents

https://www.seattleinprogress.com/ (New evolving website that has easy links to design proposals)

 

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Bastille Day at Luc

JULY 6, 2015 | THIERRY RAUTUREAU

It’s going to be a great night! Live music, an incredible spread of food, wine, and Chef Thierry on the grill. 

 

bastille-day-luc

 

Pre-reserve your spot by July 10th by adding your name to our Evite to get $5 off the ticket price.

$22 Pre-Reserved
$13 Pre-Reserve Child (under 12)
$27 Day of at the door

Luc Restaurant
2800 E. Madison, Seattle 98112
206 328-6645
thechefinthehat.com

 

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We get faster service on the 11, and then it goes away.

JULY 1, 2015 | REG NEWBECK

The good news is that we will be getting 15-minute service on the 11 E Madison bus this September due to Prop One funding. The bad news is that there is currently a proposal floating around that would remove the 11 from Madison between 24th Ave East and Broadway and move it over to East John Street, then down Olive to Bellevue and then the Pine/Pike area downtown. Basically this combines the 43 and 11 buses, but the 11 user will be inconvenienced with transfers or longer walks. 

 

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Hopefully, the following will answer the questions of why the central area needs a bus on Madison Street despite the desire to move the 11 over to East John so it can go to the Light Rail Station on Broadway (CHS):

1) John/Thomas already has access via the 8 and adding the 11 is duplicating existing service. Yes, this requires a transfer, but the users for the 8 transfer to the 11 today!

2) The 8 already goes to CHS and can be accessed at MLK or 23rd—and it’s seamless.

3) Light Rail access is already available for 11 users via the Nordstrom station that gives access to all light rail stations today and in the future, including CHS.

4) Moving the 11 off Madison, yes, helps replace the 43, but at what cost to the users of the current 11?

5) Replacing the 43 with the 11 puts a diesel bus in place of an electric bus and we are getting new electric trolleys. Is this really the direction we want to go?

6) The Proposed 11 on East John would be a longer run and more likely to be less reliable than our current unreliable 11. It will be faster to transfer to Light at CHS then to take the bus to Pike/Pine.

7) The tradeoffs don’t justify the transferring and walking that having no bus on Madison will cause.

8) Telling 11 users who go to Safeway that they can use the one on 15th is fine, but Group Health is not an alternative for the Medical facilities on Pill Hill! BTW, Group Health uses Swedish for its hospital.

9) Madison Street east of 23rd is growing with new businesses and housing being added. Taking the bus off Madison will retard that growth.

10) Madison Street has been chosen for a BRT route and redevelopment by its implementation.

11) Taking the 11 off Madison promotes the use of private vehicles.

 

The following is a partial list of places that people frequent on the Madison corridor today and this includes a transfer from the 8 at MLK from the 8 and at 23rd from the 43 and 48. This 11 is NOT just a Madison Park bus, it is a bus used by residents all along the Madison Corridor!

  • Gyms and Health Clubs on or near Madison
  • Seattle Arts Academy that meets at TDHS School Facility
  • The Bullitt Center
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Central Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Seattle Hearing & Balance Center
  • Three black Churches including Madison Temple Church of God, Mount Zion Baptist and A.M.E. Church plus a Catholic Church
  • Jewish Family Child Service at 16th Ave East & East Pine
  • Retirement homes such as Aegis Living and The Council House 
  • Countless residential buildings along East Madison above Safeway, The Co-op, Trader Joe’s, and numerous other older facilities
  • The Community College on Broadway
  • Bailey Boushay House at MLK
  • Deaf-Blind Services Center
  • Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
  • League of Women Voters at 18th

The area on John/Thomas does not provide alternatives to most of these places and in some cases none. Transferring and waiting for buses at all hours of the day and weekends for employees is not good. Seniors and disabled are hampered by this move and Access (a Metro run on-call door-to-door service for the disabled) is not always an alternative.

Bottom line, to be given the 11 Madison bus 15-minute service in September and then to tell riders sorry, but you going to have to transfer or to walk to get your destinations is very mean spirited. This is why I say Metro needs to slow this process down and give its latest proposal the light of day by giving it to the community before giving it to the County Council.

 

The following unscientific poll was run on Nextdoor: 

Which of the following routes would you prefer for the 11 E Madison?

  • A bus that would service Madison shore to shore with a seamless transfer to Pike/Pine buses: 31% in favor.
  • Keep the bus as-is on its current routing: 27%
  • Have the bus turn on to E John at 24th Ave E to Light Rail then to Pike/Pine: 19%
  • A two-bus solution with a Madison to Madison run with one running up John to Light Rail then to Pike/Pine: 13%
  • A bus that would service Madison from shore to shore: 10%

 

Please feel free to voice your comments to Metro about this proposed change:

Contact:
DeAnna Martin
Community Relations Planner
deanna.martin@kingcounty.gov 
206-477-3935

 

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Action Requested: Madison BRT!

JUNE 29, 2015 | LINDY WISHARD

Dear Neighbors,

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is about to propose Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Madison. 

Currently SDOT is favoring ending the BRT at 23rd Ave East and East Madison. This means Madison Valley would not benefit from the BRT at all. This would be a huge loss for our neighborhood. The ability for residents to travel down Madison quickly, as well as the ability for customers from downtown and Capital Hill to get to Madison Valley would be great for us. 

In addition to providing rapid and improved bus service on Madison would also give numerous infrastructure improvements along Madison. The new improvements include intersection improvements, street lighting, and new sidewalk and bus stop improvements that our neighborhood would benefit from! 

The pending traffic pattern changes due to the 520 will impact the businesses since most people will be using 23rd to access the bridge. The BRT is an opportunity to bring shoppers to our businesses on Madison from the Coleman dock and downtown hotels near Madison. This will help the restaurants and shops we love stay in business. 

The funding for the BRT will come from the Move Seattle ballot initiative this November and a vote by the state legislature for matching funds, but SDOT’s recommendations to City Council are going to happen very soon. 

If you want to support extending BRT to Madison Valley please email Maria right away. Let her know that you support BRT coming to Madison Valley. Tell your friends to reach out to her. She needs to hear from our community that we want BRT to come to Madison Valley. 

Please send an email to: 

Maria Koengeter
SDOT - Transit Advisor
Maria.Koengeter@seattle.gov
206-733-9865
206-684-3238 Fax 

Comprehensive information with maps, designs, routes, cost, etc:
Madison BRT FINAL Boards.pdf

More info at the government site:
http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/MadisonBRT.htm

Thank you,
Lindy Wishard
President
Madison Valley Community Council
MadisonValley.org

 

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May 2015 Police Reports

JUNE 12, 2015 | LOWELL HARGENS

There were 43 incidents reported to the police in Madison Valley during May, up from April but still substantially lower than the months in late 2014 and early 2015. Most of the increase over April was due to a rebound in car prowl theft and vehicle theft to more typical levels (16 incidents in May compared to 5 in April). There were three burglaries, a robbery, and an assault against a policeman during May.

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1.  During the afternoon of May 23rd there was forcible-entry burglary at a residence on 22nd Ave. E. near John, but the police have not posted a description of that incident.

2.  On May 31 at about 7:45 PM police responded to a call reporting a non-forcible entry burglary at a residence on 23rd near Pine. The victims reported that the burglar had entered the residence sometime earlier in the day and stolen an iPad, a laptop, a backpack and a box containing items worth approximately $50. The police report does not mention whether the officers sought fingerprints at the scene.

3.  During the night of May 31 – June 1 a burglar gained entry to a business on Madison near 28th without using forcible means. The burglar stole a cash register containing about $200 in cash, a cash bag containing about $160, an iPad, and the hard disk of the business's security system. The police report suggests that the burglary may have been an inside job, and learned from the business owner that he had dismissed an employee a couple of months earlier for theft.

4.  On May 5 at about around noon police were called to the Post Office at 23rd and Union to deal with a disturbance caused by a heavily intoxicated man. After the police decided to arrest him for trespassing, they handcuffed him and started to pat him down, at which point the man head-butted one of the officers in the face. When the police were putting him into a patrol car to take him away, the man assaulted the officer again. The police report states that the man kicked at the door and roof of the patrol car as he was being taken to the East Precinct Police Station.

5.  On May 30 at about 1:30 AM a cab driver called 911 to report that he had been robbed. Earlier he picked up a couple who were intoxicated at a bar and took them to the corner of 21st and Olive. When the couple left the cab without paying the $10 charge, the driver asked them to pay but the male told him to “go home” and threatened to kill him. After arriving at the scene the police searched for the couple but were unable to find them.

Lowell Hargens is a Madison Valley resident and former University of Washington professor of sociology specializing in the statistical analysis of data.

 

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District 3 City Council Candidate Forum is On YouTube

JUNE 10, 2015 | BOB EDMISTON

160 voters turned out to learn where the five District 3 candidates stand on our issues. Thanks to all of the candidates, those who came out to hear them in person, The Bush School for hosting the event and the volunteers for staffing the event. The audience generated a solid set of tough questions for the lightning and long answer rounds. The waffles went over well enough that nobody had to be paddled. It turned out to be a great opportunity to get to know where the candidates stand on issues of importance to our district. Watch the event on YouTube.

 

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An Evening of Elegance: Garden Party at the Japanese Garden

JUNE 4, 2015 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

The Garden Party is the premier event of the season at the Seattle Japanese Garden, and tickets are on sale now. From 6–8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, the Japanese Garden will serve as a backdrop for an elegant Japanese dinner served with fine wine and sake. The event is one of the garden’s largest fundraisers. Proceeds support vital programs and community events at the garden.

Japanese Garden 2

Garden Party guests will have the opportunity to participate in a traditional Nodate outdoor tea ceremony and read artfully installed haiku as they stroll the garden. There will be a flute performance by White Swan label recording artist Gary Strousos, traditional koto music performed by pianist Chris Kenji Beer and a traditional Japanese dance by Fujima Fujimine Dance Ensemble.

Prentice Bloedel Japanese Garden Arboretum Unit 86 is the title sponsor of the event. Other sponsors include Japan Prestige Sake, Inc., Vinum Importing, JM Cellars, Tankokai, and Steve Alley & Jack Rafn.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at www.seattlejapanesegarden.org.

 

0 Comments | Topics: Social Events, Arboretum, Charity

Dr. Jenn’s Health Tips: Are you ready for summer?

JUNE 4, 2015 | JENN GRUSHON, ND - LEAD PRACTITIONER AT PHARMACA

Summer in Seattle is approaching, and outdoor activities are even more abundant. Renew your commitment to being fit, happy and healthy! Here are some ideas to help you with exercise recovery and environmental exposures.

summer

Gearing Up

Be prepared to stay hydrated. Dehydration can cause headaches, muscle pain, dizziness and nausea. Have on hand water and electrolytes, such as Vega Hydrator powder or Nuun tablets. Add in Trace Mineral ConcenTrace drops to improve hydration even further.

If you’re outdoors, wear your mineral sport sunscreen. I recommend Juice Beauty Sport Moisturizer or Thinksport sunscreen, which are both chemical-free, sweat- and water-resistant sunscreens. Devita Solar Body and Solar Moisturizer for the face are also great choices for a sheer, mineral-based sunscreen.

During the days when insects are rampant, avoid mosquito bites by making sure to spritz on some Quantun Health Buzz Away insect repellant. This product is essential oil-based, DEET-free and quite effective at keeping the bugs away!

Winding Down

Any time you provide stress on your muscles, you want to make sure to build the muscle up by consuming protein post-workout; protein shakes are a simple, fast way to achieve this. Leucine is an amino acid that is especially important at contributing to skeletal muscle mass. L-glutamine amino acid helps to prevent muscle breakdown, and the powder can be added to protein shakes. Although whey protein is often considered as having an “ideal” amino acid profile, certain plant protein powders are adequate for those avoiding dairy. My favorites are Plant Fusion Phood and Sun Warrior, Warrior Blend plant-based powders. Mix these with your favorite dairy-free milk in a blender bottle for a quick, on-the-go recovery drink.

Less Inflammation, Less Pain

To help with post-workout recovery, I recommend New Chapter’s Zyflamend capsules as an effective herbal anti-inflammatory combination product, alongside a magnesium product. Zyflamend is a nice alternative to taking NSAIDs, and magnesium helps with muscle pain. Eating anti-inflammatory foods and avoiding inflammation-promoting foods is important. Herbs and spices, such as ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and garlic, especially when combined with lots of vegetables, are all good choices. Drizzle this “Sunshine Dressing” on your veggie-loaded salad, for a delicious recovery meal.

Sunshine Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice & zest of 2 lemons
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP ground turmeric or 1 scoop of MegaFood Daily Turmeric powder
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBSP raw local honey (optional)
  •  pinch of sea salt and black pepper (to taste)

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.  

Add some radiance

Did outdoor activities, such as swimming in a chlorinated pool, leave your hair dry, dull and lifeless? If so, revitalize it with an apple cider vinegar hair rinse:  mix ½ cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water, and add in 10 drops of essential oils of your choice; lemon, rose and/or lavender essential oils work well for this. 

Instead of chemical-laden self-tanners, consider going the less toxic route by choosing jane iredale’s Tantasia self-tanner. The natural color will develop with daily use from a sun-kissed glow to a healthy tan.

Join us at the Madison Park Pharmaca on Saturday, June 6th from 11am–3pm for our Sports Nutrition & Fitness event. Enter to win a Fitbit Flex wristband (a $99 value), enjoy chair massages, try free samples and take advantage of special savings!

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, May 4 - May 28, 2015

JUNE 1, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last month. 

2035 Open House 

Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) addressing an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The City is considering text and map amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan that may affect the distribution of 70,000 new housing units and 115,000 new jobs expected in Seattle by the year 2035, and that would influence various City operations.  The EIS evaluates four alternatives including a No Action Alternative and three other alternatives with different possible distributions of future residential and employment growth among Urban Centers, Urban Villages and other areas. 

Comments are due: June 17, 2015
Seattle 2035 Draft EIS Survey
Notice of Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Online Open House
Public Hearing Video

 

Amendments to Lowrise Multi-Family Zoning Regulations

The Seattle City Council is proposing to amend the Land Use Code (Title 23 of the Seattle Municipal Code) to make adjustments and corrections to the regulatory framework for Lowrise zones.

Comments due and public hearing: June 2, 2015
Notice of Public Hearing
Presentation to Council PLUS Committee at 56:44
Materials presented to Council PLUS Committee  3. Summary Matrix (for quick overview)
Backgound and Legislation

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2305 E MADISON ST

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story residential structure containing 50 units above 3,492 sq. ft. of retail space. Surface parking for 13 vehicles to be provided.

Notice of Decision
Project #3015490

 

1710 27TH AVE

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into six unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Application
Project #3020363  

 

1716 27TH AVE

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots.  Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Decision
Project #3019489 

 

1729 25TH AVE

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Decision
Project #3020123 

 

221 24TH AVE E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into six unit lots.  Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Decision
Project #3016954

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map (Click the markers for more info.)
Design Review Board schedules and documents

https://www.seattleinprogress.com/ (New evolving website that has easy links to design proposals)

 

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Peaches is Missing! He’s mostly white with an aluminum ID band. Please call: Taryn 253-209-5202 / Kevin 206-419-8313 t.co/HKg2xrWm8f

AllTheBestPetCare
Buddy Love...the name says it all. This cat is a real Buddy, and a real Love. You may notice he’s sporting an... t.co/52TKX7WreI

AllTheBestPetCare
Approximately 4 years old, Roxy is sweet and extremely friendly. If you love her, she will love you right back.... t.co/uKSPWL6Oa8

TheEssentialBakingCo
Summer Seasonals are here! Strawberry rubarb scones, marionberry muffins, and peach croissants through September! t.co/90nA7vfiJJ

Cafe Flora
@bneck @jseattle @HarvestVine @StandardBrewing @UncleIkes206 Very nice!!

Cafe Flora
RT @heidimiller: Yum! (at @CafeFloraVeg in Seattle, WA) t.co/SWWgF5ezaz t.co/qC6IodykP2

TheEssentialBakingCo
Night in? Make it a tasty Saturday night with our artisan pizza crusts! #GlutenFree #Saturdaynight #pizza t.co/ySbcQ2DkqE

Elizabeth Roberts
Work all week long & now building sand castles! @indianola #seattle #Saturday #fun t.co/nZA7UnuJcm

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