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Holiday Lights 2018 Update

Thanks to all the businesses and residents who contributed to the Holiday Lights fund. We made our goal of $8,800!

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Nov 16, 2018 – Dec 17, 2018


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.

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2301 E Union St

Design Review BoardRecommendation Meeting a 7-story, 433-unit apartment building with retail. Parking for 255 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. View design proposal.

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December 19, 2018 6:30 pm
Seattle University
Admissions & Alumni Building
Stuart T Rolfe Room (campus map)
Notice of Design Review Meeting


728 21st Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a new 2-story gymnasium with below grade parking for 237 vehicles (Holy Names Academy). An additional 32 parking spaces to be provided in a new surface parking lot, 12 existing spaces to be removed for a total of 296 parking spaces. Review includes partial demolition of existing gymnasium.

Notice of Decision

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223 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land. Existing structure to be demolished.

Notice of Application

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Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Seattle GIS


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Please Join Us in Celebrating Our 23rd Anniversary!


Baas Framing Studio
Wednesday, December 12th
5 pm to 8 pm

Featured Artist:
Linda Wright: My Mothers Buttons

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My Mothers Buttons showcases one-of-a-kind jewelry featuring exquisite French buttons and buckles from Paris's opulent 1800's era know as La Belle Epoque.

Owner Linda Wright brings her unique sense of style and a curator's eye to the designs that she creates for her company. 

Linda loves the industrial look of chain and how it contrasts with the antique elements in her pieces. The result is a modern twist with an antique flair.

My Mothers Buttons can be found in stores and museum shops across the United States and Europe with a loyal following of jewelry lovers with a discerning eye.


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Bake Sale to Aid the Homeless


Please help us reach our goal of $10,000.00 for our neighbors living outside this cold, wet season. All sales to benefit Facing Homelessness!

I've been rolling out these buttery crusts and filling them with a fig-date purée topped with a five nut-caramel mélange since before I opened The Harvest Vine 20 years ago. Each of those years I've enjoyed gifting hundreds of them to friends, neighbors, and guests. It became a tradition I looked forward to. Then on an early morning a few years ago while on my way into my cozy kitchen to begin baking tarts to gift that season, I passed a newly assembled cluster of leaky, makeshift shelters made from blue tarps and scavenged pieces of wood as a reporter on NPR reported on the growing income disparity in our country. By the time I arrived at my quiet kitchen filled with copper pots, I knew I had the opportunity to do my own small part in rectifying that disparity. A week later a man died of exposure while sleeping in the park behind my restaurant. My heart ached and I resolved to bake and sell as many tarts as I possibly could. 

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Having seen the tangible results of the community built by Facing Homelessness, I decided to donate 100% of the sales to support the beautiful work they do.  

That first year we sold every tart I baked and raised over $7,000, surpassing our goal. Last year with an assistant to help out, we sold 265 tarts and raised $9,240. Now this year friends have been volunteering to wrap tarts so my assistants and I can focus on baking, and we began our sale early, before Thanksgiving, in hopes of raising even more.

If you've enjoyed our tarts over the years, please help us spread the love and warmth to our neighbors sleeping outside by purchasing one for your holiday table. Once again 100% of the purchase price will be donated to Facing Homelessness.

Beautifully wrapped, they make great hostess gifts as well and keep fresh at least 4 weeks stored at room temperature. Purchase Here
9" tart: $42 serves 8–12
7" tart: $32 serves 6–8

Carolin Messier
Socialist Entrepreneur
The Harvest Vine
2701 E. Madison St. Seattle, WA. 98112
206 320-9771


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