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SPD Burglary Unit to Speak at EastPAC

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 | EAST PRECINCT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Greetings East Precinct Community:

There have been numerous posts on NextDoor and other neighborhood blogs regarding thefts of packages delivered to residences. The EastPAC board is pleased to feature, at our next meeting, experts from SPD’s Burglary unit and a representative from a local delivery service to share tips on avoiding package theft.

Our upcoming meeting will be held THIS THURSDAY, a week early to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday. Don’t miss this important presentation and information meeting! 

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Thursday, November 16th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
East Precinct Advisory Council
Room 142, Chardin Hall, Seattle University
1020 East Jefferson (enter on 11 and Jefferson, park free in lot)

 

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21st Annual Winter Group Show

NOVEMBER 10, 2017 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Baas Framing Studio will be holding its 21st Annual Winter Group Show from November 16 – December 31, 2017.

An artist reception will be held on Thursday November 16th, 6 pm to 8 pm. Come meet the Artists and enjoy cider, wine, and snacks!

Sculptures by Sandi Bransford

We're pleased to feature Sandi's newest body of work "Journeys." Animals, birds, and figurative references abound, and each piece has a compelling presence animated by color and texture. Kiln-fired clay is hand painted in acrylic paint with intricate textures that enhance these beautifully hand-built characters.

 

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"Annabelle," hand-painted ceramic and wood, 16" x 7" x 6"

 

Jewelry by Twyla Dill

Twyla Dill jewelry combines hand fabricated and cast metals with hand crocheted lace. She uses a lace technique called 'oya', traditionally crocheted on Turkish headscarves. Each piece is crocheted in her signature patterns and style. Lightweight and easy to wear every day or as a signature piece to enhance an outfit.

 

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Holiday Gifts and Small Works!

Also on view: Small works by Carla Dimitriou, prints by Judy Talley, and Venetian plaster paintings by Miguel Lee-Leon. We also have a great gift selection of locally made and fair-trade items! Felted sculptures by Snooter Doots, candles by Big Dipper, and cards & bath items by Shannon Martin make fun presents!

 

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Hand-carved birds from Brazil and ceramic mask by Barbara Clark, $70 – $145

 

Baas Framing Studio
2703 EAST MADISON STREET
SEATTLE, WA, 98112
206.324.4742
https://www.baasframingstudio.com

 

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Live Love Flow Closing

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Local yoga studio Live Love Flow is closing its Madison Valley location after four years. Owner Indira Avdić was unable to negotiate a new lease. The last day of operations is November 23. Memberships will continue at the Capitol Hill location.

 

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Live Love Flow
2812 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-7138
https://liveloveflowyoga.com

 

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Free Pizza!

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 | EDITOR

Pagliacci Pizza is giving away free pizza on Thursday to celebrate their five-year anniversary in their Madison Valley location. Limit two slices per person. 

 

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Thursday, Nov 2
11 am – 3 pm
3015 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 726-1717
pagliacci.com

 

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving at Cafe Flora

OCTOBER 31, 2017 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Cafe Flora’s annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 23rd, and offers guests a beautiful, four-course vegetarian meal for $75 for adults and $25 for children, with plenty of gluten free and vegan options. 

MENU:

1st Course: Spiced apple parsnip soup with crispy Brussels sprouts (vegan, gluten free).

2nd Course: Roasted fennel, grilled Belgian endive, arugula, pomegranates seeds, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberry, cornbread croutons (available vegan & gluten free).

3rd Course: Filo spirals filled with wilted greens, pecans, gruyere and fontina, brushed with brown butter. Served with braised kohlrabi and cabbage, smashed cauliflower and Yukon Gold potato, green beans and chestnut leek sauce.

OR

Roasted acorn squash wedge with foraged chanterelle mushrooms, oven roasted autumn vegetables, pear tangerine sage chutney, smashed cauliflower and Yukon Gold potato, and wild mushroom gravy (vegan, gluten free).

4th Course: Pumpkin mousse, pecan graham crust, meringue, candied pepitas (vegan, gluten free).

OR

Rustic apple galette, horchata cinnamon ice cream, cranberry gelee. 

 

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KIDS MENU:

1st Course: Carrots in a blanket with housemade BBQ dipping sauce (available vegan and gluten free). 

2nd Course: Garden Salad, romaine, pears, dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds, cornbread croutons (vegan, gluten free). 

3rd Course: Mini Shepherd’s Pie, peas, carrots, squash, and other winter vegetables in a creamy sauce, topped with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. Served with green beans and crispy onions, and cranberry sauce (vegan and gluten free)

4th Course: Pumpkin Pie with whip cream (vegan and gluten free).

 

Available by reservation only, with seatings from 1 to 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd, 2017. To reserve, call 206 325-9100 ext. 3 and for more information, visit CafeFlora.com. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 East Madison St, Seattle.

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Sep 26 - Oct 26, 2017

OCTOBER 27, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520

 

Central Area Design Guidelines and Design Review Board

The City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development is proposing to amend the Seattle Municipal Code to adopt the Central Area Design Guidelines; to establish a Central Area Design Review District; and to change Design Review Board Composition.

Notice of Land Use Code Amendments

 

Accessory Dwelling Units Environmental Impact Statement

The City of Seattle is proposing to change regulations in the Land Use Code to remove barriers to the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single-family zones. ADUs include backyard cottages, known as Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs), and in-law apartments, known as Attached Accessory Dwelling Units (AADUs). The proposal involves allowing two ADUs on one lot, removing the existing off-street parking and owner-occupancy requirements, and changing some development standards that regulate the size and location of detached ADUs.

Request for Comment

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Short-Term Rental Regulations

The City Council is considering amendments to the Land Use Code (SMC Title 23) related to short-term rental uses and bed and breakfast uses. The proposed changes would: add a definition and standards for short-term rental uses; modify the definition and standards for bed and breakfast uses; and adds other definitions related to the new short-term rental and bed and breakfast standards. Comments may be emailed through 5:00 p.m.to Spencer Williams in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office at spencer.williams@seattle.gov

Public Hearing
Monday, November 27, 2017
Sign up to comment 4:30, hearing 5:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
2nd floor, Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue

Notice of Public Hearing

 

2310 E Madison St

Land Use Application to allow a five-story, 17-unit apartment building (12 small efficiency dwelling units and 5 apartment units). Retail to be located at street-level. No parking proposed. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ Pedestrian, Lowrise-3, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay

Notice of Application

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Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 

Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Madison Valley's AFH Salon Takes Home Awards

OCTOBER 21, 2017 | EDITOR

Annie Fisher of AFH Salon sends exciting news about her salon. 

Last Monday at Seattle Style Night, she and stylist Theresa Leon were nominated, and subsequently awarded, top honors.

 

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Annie Fisher of AFH Salon was nominated and awarded 2017 Master Stylist of the Year in the Northwest.

 

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Theresa Leon of AFH Salon was nominated and awarded 2017 Avant-Garde Stylist of the Year in the Northwest.

 

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The nearby photos were submitted to the judges as examples of their work.

 

AFH Salon
2719 E. Madison St #E
206-329-2719

AnnieFisherHair.com
Facebook: Annie Fisher Hair
Instagram: AFH Salon

 

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September 2017 Police Reports

OCTOBER 19, 2017 | LOWELL HARGENS

On its website, the Seattle Police Department provides detailed incident descriptions for several categories crime. In Madison Valley, the most common of these categories is burglary, followed by robbery and aggravated assault. Data for the past four years show that on average each month there are 7 burglaries, 1.1 robberies and .3 aggravated assaults in Madison Valley. Burglaries are not only more frequent than the other two types, they also vary more from month to month. For example, over the past four years the number of burglaries in a given month ranged from one to sixteen, while the monthly totals for the other two categories were, with only one exception, in the range between zero and two. In view of these monthly averages, September 2017 was a fairly typical month in Madison Valley because five burglaries, one robbery and no aggravated assaults were reported to the police.

 

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1. At 9 PM on Sept. 1 police were called to a residence on E. Highland Dr. near 24th to investigate a burglary. When they arrived, the victim told them that earlier that evening someone had broken into a locked storage unit on the property and had stolen tires and wheels worth approximately $2500. The police found no fingerprints at the scene.

2. Sometime during the night of Sept. 2 – 3 a burglar entered an unlocked residence on E. Roy near 26th while the residents were asleep and stole key rings and two jars containing approximately $50 in change. Using a key on one of the key rings, the burglar was also able to steal some dry cleaning from the owner’s vehicle. Police were called to investigate the next day and found fingerprints on one of the change jars that had been found abandoned in the neighborhood. However, a pair of white gloves were also found at the scene, suggesting that the finger prints may not be those of the burglar.

3. Also during the night of Sept. 2 – 3 a burglar entered another unlocked home nearby on 27th Ave. E close to Roy and stole items from the top of a dresser near where the owner was sleeping. After leaving the house, the burglar used a stolen key to steal the owner’s car. Police found no fingerprints at the scene.

4. Shortly after 10 PM on Sept. 12 police were called to an apartment building on 19th near Howell to investigate a burglary. When they arrived, they detained a suspect leaving the building carrying two large bags. Upon further investigation, they learned that another person, described as a tall and skinny white male wearing dark clothes, had broken down the door of one of the apartments and had entered the unit. The police report suggests that the police have information about the identity of the burglar.

5. On Sept. 13 a burglar once again broke into the storage unit involved in burglary number 1 above. After stealing cleaning supplies, a compressor and a jack handle, the burglar fled in a vehicle south in the alley toward Prospect. A security camera recorded the incident and the video footage was forwarded to the police lab for analysis. The victim believes that the same burglar responsible for the previous Sept. 1 incident carried out the this one.

The robbery reported in Madison Valley in September was an armed robbery committed in broad daylight.

On September 27th at around 4:30 PM a woman visiting from San Francisco was approached by a man holding an knife while she was walking north on 21st Ave. E. near Galer. The man, described as a young black male wearing a grey hoodie and saggy dark jeans that revealed his underwear, told the woman “Excuse me, give me your purse and just go.” The woman initially refused, but when the robber repeated his demand, she gave him the purse, which contained a cell phone, credit cards and $120 in cash. After the robber fled west on Galer, the woman returned to a friend’s house in the neighborhood and called the police. The police searched the neighborhood but were unable to find anyone matching the description of the robber.

 

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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Holiday Lights Fund Update

OCTOBER 16, 2017 | LINDY WISHARD

The fundraising for the holiday lighting is going well, but we’re still short of the goal.

With contributions from merchants and residents, we’ve reached nearly $5,000, but to fund the lights this year we’ll need $8,000. This covers the labor cost of installation, maintenance and safety checks, and uninstalling.

 

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Thanks to all who have sent a donation. If you can spare something for the effort, please send a check or donate online via Paypal. If we all pitch in, we can make the season bright!

Send a check and make payable to:
Madison Valley Merchants Association
4111 E. Madison Street #290, Seattle, WA 98112

To pay online, click the Support button near the green bird on the home page.

 

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Seattle Restaurant Week Fall 2017 at Luc

OCTOBER 10, 2017 | EDITOR

Local favorite Luc is participating in Seattle Restaurant Week again. This year they have extended it to three weeks:

October 15th – November 2nd
Sunday through Thursday
3-course Menu $33/person (does not include wine, tax or tip)

 

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Le Menu:

First Course (choose one)
Butternut squash soup
pistachio, argan oil
Roasted Beets
pickled carrot, chèvre, toasted walnut, baby greens
Duck Rillettes
frisée salad

Second Course (choose one)
Tsampa Grain
foraged mushrooms, carmelized turnips, pearl onion, preserved lemon, vegetable reduction
Wild Salmon
seared brussel sprouts, celery root & potato purée, gremolata
Grilled Leg of Lamb
couscous, sautéed apples, rutabaga, rosemary-harissa sauce

Dessert (choose one)
Butterscotch Crème Brulée
lemon sablé cookie
Chocolate Caramel Cake
hazelnuts, vanilla whipped cream
House made Vanilla Ice Cream
poached pear, smoked honey syrup

More information about Seattle Restaurant Week.

 

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