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Christmas Ships Holiday Celebration

DECEMBER 14, 2016 | LINDY WISHARD

This year’s annual Christmas Ships event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Madison Park Beach & Bath House. The celebration begins at 2 PM, and the ships sail at 3:30. Music, refreshments, and a bonfire are all part of the fun. The event is sponsored by the city and Madison Park businesses.

 

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Cafe Flora

NOVEMBER 3, 2016 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Long-standing traditions are what Thanksgiving is about, and Cafe Flora’s celebration is no exception! For 25 years Cafe Flora has offered a memorable, vegetarian Thanksgiving and this year it takes form in two thoughtfully crafted, four-course menus for the whole family. The adult four-course menu includes seasonally-inspired options such as Heirloom Potato, Celery Root, and Black Garlic Soup with black pepper shortbread (available vegan/gluten free), Marsala Mushroom and Cauliflower Ragout over roasted squash with smashed rutabaga and Yukon gold potato, green bean fried shallots and fresh pomegranate-Asian pear chutney (vegan and gluten free), and Pumpkin Cheesecake with graham crust, meringue, candied pepitas with chamomile anglaise (vegan and gluten free) and more.

 

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Cafe Flora also offers a four-course vegan and gluten-free kids menu with fun, tasty dishes including Cauliflower Potato Corn Chowder with crunchy onion rounds, Garden Salad with carrot ribbons, orange segments, pomegranate seeds and creamy ranch dressing, Mini Shepherd’s Pie with seasonal vegetables in a creamy sauce, topped with Yukon gold mashed potato, served with green beans, crispy onions and cranberry sauce, and Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream for dessert!

The four-course menu is $75 per person; the kids menu is $25 for children age 12 and under. Full menus can be viewed by visiting cafeflora.com and reservations can be made by calling 206.325.9100. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 East Madison Street. 

 

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Help Turn on the Lights for the Holidays, Pt. 4

OCTOBER 27, 2016 | LINDY WISHARD

We've recently received another $1,000 from the Merchants Association, and another $500 from residents!

The Madison Valley Merchants Association is still raising funds for this season’s holiday lights. The lights on Madison add holiday cheer and safety to our neighborhood in the dark and dreary months. The cost of installation, maintenance, and removal of the lights is about $12,000 and we need to raise this amount soon!

 

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Current amount raised: $6,401

Thanks to all who have contributed so far — if everyone would pitch in we could get it done! To donate online, click the Support button near the Green Bird on the home page of this site, and leave a note that the donation is for the lights. Or you can mail your contribution to:

Madison Valley Merchants Association
4111 East Madison Street #290
Seattle WA 98112

We appreciate your help!

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Help Turn on the Lights for the Holidays, Pt. 3

OCTOBER 25, 2016 | LINDY WISHARD

The Madison Valley Merchants Association is still raising funds for this season’s holiday lights. The lights on Madison add holiday cheer and safety to our neighborhood in the dark and dreary months. The cost of installation, maintenance, and removal of the lights is about $12,000 and we need to raise this amount soon!

We've recently received $3,380 from the Merchants Association.

 

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Current amount raised: $4,901

Thanks to all who have contributed so far — if everyone would pitch in we could get it done! To donate online, click the Support button near the Green Bird on the home page of this site, and leave a note that the donation is for the lights. Or you can mail your contribution to:

Madison Valley Merchants Association
4111 East Madison Street #290
Seattle WA 98112

We appreciate your help!

 

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Help Turn on the Lights for the Holidays, Pt. 2

OCTOBER 11, 2016 | LINDY WISHARD

The Madison Valley Merchants Association is still raising funds for this season’s holiday lights. The lights on Madison add holiday cheer and safety to our neighborhood in the dark and dreary months. The cost of installation, maintenance, and removal of the lights is about $12,000 and we need to raise this amount soon!

 

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Current amount raised: $1,521

Thanks to all who have contributed so far — if everyone would pitch in we could get it done! To donate online, click the Support button near the Green Bird on the home page of this site, and leave a note that the donation is for the lights. Or you can mail your contribution to:

Madison Valley Merchants Association
4111 East Madison Street #290
Seattle WA 98112

We appreciate your help!

 

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Help Turn on the Lights for the Holidays

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 | LINDY WISHARD

The Madison Valley Merchants Association is raising funds for this season’s holiday lights. The lights on Madison add holiday cheer and safety to our neighborhood in the dark and dreary months. The cost of installation, maintenance, and removal of the lights is about $12,000, and we need to raise this amount before October 15.

 

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You can help make the lights happen by contributing and encouraging others in the neighborhood to do so as well. If everyone would contribute we could get it done! We’ll update this graphic every so often so you can track the progress. To donate online, go to madisonvalley.org, click the Support button near the Green Bird, and leave a note that the donation is for the lights. Or you can mail your contribution to:

Madison Valley Merchants Association
4111 East Madison Street #290
Seattle WA 98112

We appreciate your help!

 

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Cafe Flora

APRIL 25, 2016 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! The whole family can celebrate Mom at Cafe Flora, Seattle’s premier spot for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dining. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. a three-course, prix fixe brunch menu will be available for $40 per person along with a dedicated kids menu for $15 per child.

The special menu offers hearty and healthy options including:

Cafe Flora’s signature house-made Pastry Basket with petite croissants, strawberry ginger poppy seed scones, lemon curd and rhubarb jam.

Spring Asparagus Benedict — Tieton Farm eggs, poached and served atop sweet potato latkes with balsamic tossed arugula, crispy smoked eggplant chips in hollandaise sauce and asparagus.

Tres Leches Cake — vanilla sponge, toasted coconut, roasted pineapple, rum, whipped cream and strawberries.

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The full menu can be viewed online. Reservations are required on Mother’s Day and can be made by calling 206 325-9100. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison Street, Seattle.

 

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The 9th Annual BottleNeck Holiday Happy Hour

DECEMBER 16, 2015 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Join us for one of the best holiday parties of the year! We're extending our Happy Hour until 8 PM and featuring an array of winter warmers on draft, in addition to holiday cocktails certain to imbue even the Grinch with good cheer.

 

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In addition, and much to the delight of all who have asked, we are also RELEASING THE NOG, available through Christmas Eve. Dare we say, we feature one of the very best egg nogs in this great state, made with sherry and anejo tequila (thank you Jeffrey Morgenthaler), and if you haven't sampled it, you absolutely must. So don your holiday attire, grab a friend, and get thee to The BottleNeck, lest Santa leave you with only coal this year!

BottleNeck Lounge
Friday, Dec 18
4–8 PM
bottlenecklounge.com

 

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Madison Park Holiday Bash & Christmas Ships

DECEMBER 3, 2015 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Warm yourself by the beach bonfire while you watch the parade of Christmas ships in the annual Madison Park Holiday Bash & Christmas Ship Parade! Live jazz band, beverages, cookies and more!

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Sunday, December 20th 2015
3:30 PM – 6 PM
Madison Park Bathhouse
1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112 

Christmas Ship Parade begins at 4:40 PM

 

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