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Seattle Japanese Garden opens for the 2019 season on April 1


The Seattle Japanese Garden (located within the Washington Park Arboretum at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd.) will open for the 2019 season on Monday, April 1. Visit and see blooming camellias, budding azaleas, koi swimming in the newly-restored pond, and much more!

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The Japanese Garden has a schedule full of fun and family-friendly activities. For the third year in a row, First Free Thursday and Family Saturday programming will take place in 2019. For First Thursday in April, the Japanese Garden is delighted to welcome Fumkio Kimura on April 4 for a demonstration of sumi-e, the Japanese art of ink calligraphy and a discussion of her Haiga exhibit. Event information here.

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The first Family Saturday event of the year will be an Origami in the Garden event on April 13, which includes free entry into the garden for children 12 and under from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event info here.

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Tea ceremonies will also be starting on April 6; learn more here.

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Operating hours in April are from noon to 6 p.m. on Mondays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. See the Japanese Garden’s full list of hours in 2019 here.

Regular admission is free for all children age 5 and under. Ticket price for adults is $8; for youth 16 and over, seniors ages 65 and older, and students with ID, it is $4. Annual passes are accepted for event admission; with no additional charge.

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It’s That Time: Annual Tax Relief Sale!


It’s simple: We pay the sales tax! And that ain’t nuthin’.

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Mention this article to get the discount! Offer applies to all NEW custom framing orders placed between Apr 1 through Apr 15, 2019. Orders must include a frame or custom acrylic display item. Cannot be combined with other discounts, sales or gift certificates. Some exclusions apply.


Baas Framing Studio
2703 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
[email protected]


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LUC Easter Sunday Brunch

MARCH 30, 2019 | EDITOR

LUC is accepting reservations for Easter Sunday Brunch. In addition to their regular brunch menu, they will be offering the following special:

Poached Egg Benedict, Dungeness Crab, Eastern Washington Asparagus, Brioche Bun, Hollandaise


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Reservations: or (206) 328-6645.

April 21st, 2019
9:00 AM-3:00 PM


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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Jan 25 – Mar 11, 2019


Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last six weeks 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 - Board Recommendation Meeting for project at 23rd and Union for a 7-story, 433-unit apartment building with retail. Parking for 255 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished.

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Review Meeting
March 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Garfield Community Center
2323 E Cherry St
Multipurpose Room

Design Proposal
DRB Meeting Notice


MHA HALA Final Passage

On March 18, 2019, the Seattle City Council may take action on Council Bills 119443, 119444, and 119445, as amended and recommended to the Full Council for adoption by the Select Committee on Mandatory Housing Affordability.

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Written comments may be submitted at any time until the final Council vote on the legislation. However, the Council prefers to receive written comments by 12:00 p.m. on March 15 to allow for review by the Council during its consideration of the proposal. A previous notice incorrectly indicated that comments would be accepted through March 25. Please send comments to Noah An in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office via e-mail at citywi[email protected]; to all councilmembers at [email protected].

Notice of Opportunity to Comment


Proposed Transportation Impact Fee Program

The City Council is considering amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Seattle 2035, related to transportation impact fees. The proposed amendments would (1) amend the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan and related appendices to identify deficiencies in the transportation system associated with new development and (2) incorporate a list of transportation infrastructure projects that would add capacity to help remedy system deficiencies.

The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposed amendments.

March 19, 2019 2:00 PM.
City Council Chambers
2nd floor, Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue 

Written comments on the proposal will be accepted up to the date of final Council action. Please send comments to Jasmine Marwaha in Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s office via e-mail at: [email protected] 

Notice of Public Hearing


ADU Features

The Director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections proposes to adopt the following Director’s Rules: Director’s Rule 4-2019 Yards, Setbacks, and Gross Floor Area for Purposes of Land Use Code Standards Director’s Rule 5-2019 Features Counted Towards Gross Floor Area limits for Attached and Detached Accessory Dwelling Units

Notice of Directors Rule


2217 E Mercer St

Land Use Application to allow a 2-story single family residence. Parking for one vehicle proposed.

Notice of Decision


2724 E Union St

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four 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


Land Use Information Bulletins – NEW
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map


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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend


Dust off your shillelagh and don your best green shirt — St. Patrick's Day is upon us. We're kicking things off on Saturday evening with a special Irish Ale Happy Hour from 4–6 PM, featuring an array of NW Irish-style beers, including the crown jewel of the line-up: Iron Horse Quilter's Irish Death on NITRO at Two Doors Down.

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We'll be serving Chef Arnie's delicious corned beef sandwich all day on Sunday, but we'll ease into the culinary portion of the celebration on Saturday evening with a festive spin on a not-so-traditional-classic: The St. Patty's Melt. This little ditty features a 1/4 lb burger topped with Irish cheddar, bacon, tomato, and onions caramelized in Irish Stout. We'll have Irish whiskey specials at the O'BottleNeck, stout floats at Two Doors Down and green rice krispy treats for everyone! Two Doors Down opens at 11 am daily, and The O'BottleNeck opens at 4 PM. Bring the kids, grab your friends and join us on East Madison (where you'll find nary a green beer in sight) Slainte!!

March 16 and 17
At Two Doors Down and The O’BottleNeck Lounge
No Cover

Two Doors Down is family-friendly and includes all ages.

The Bottleneck Lounge
2328 E. Madison St

Two Doors Down
2332 E Madison St.


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Garfield High School’s New Orleans Fundraiser


This year Garfield High School’s annual PTSA fundraiser will be a Mardi Gras-themed event. The fun begins with an indoor street fair and parade accompanied by a “second line” brass band. There will be umbrellas, handkerchiefs, and of course, beads! The evening will conclude with a lovely dinner with the GHS jazz band and an auction.

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The students and volunteers have spent hours stringing jewelry-quality Czech glass beads, which will be for sale at the event. Here is a photo galleryof the volunteers at work.

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The money raised will be used for student achievement programs, classroom needs, student health and wellness, small grants, and social events.

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To purchase tickets or donate: Reduced price tickets are available.

PTSA Annual Dinner and Fundraiser
March 30, 5:30 pm
Sodo Park
3200 1st Ave S
Seattle WA 98134
[email protected]


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