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The Valley View was a printed neighborhood newsletter, published from 2000 to 2012. The writing, layout, printing, and mailing were all volunteer. Below you’ll find the issues archived in PDF format, organized by year.

In recent years, the high cost of printing and mailing, combined with a shortage of volunteers, has forced the Community Council to cease production. We hope this website will fill the role left vacant by The Valley View.



Oct – Nov 2012, Issue No. 184
Rover's Kitchen Circus
A Season to Give Thanks
Poet's Corner
It's All About the Coffee
Where to View Fall Foliage
Coyote Central's Fall Session
School Beat
MLK Community Center
The Garden Store
Washington Park Arboretum Neighbors 


Jul – Aug 2012, Issue No. 183
Neighborhood Hosts First Bastille Bash Festival
Third Time's the Charm for Washington Park Play Area?
Editor's Note
MLK Community Center
Gateway to the Arboretum
Local Arts and Culture
Conservatory Celebrates 100 Years
Harrison Ridge Project
Alder Creek Natural Area
Summer Garden Workshops


May – Jun 2012, Issue No. 182
Bastille Bash Planned for Madison Valley Street Festival
Bush School's Day of Service at MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center
President's Report
Editor's Note
Let's Celebrate the Arts!
June Garden Workshops
Stormwater Project Update


Mar – Apr 2010, Issue No. 169
CCC@MLK Heads to Olympia
Yard Waste Update
Mother's Day at the Arboretum
Thierry on Top
18th Annual Chefs' Dinner Breaks Records
What's Up On Madison?
Your Neighborhood Needs You!


Jan – Feb 2012, Issue No. 180
Construction Haults for Winter
No Playground for Arboretum
What's Up on Madison
Theirry's New Year Recipe - Dungeness Crab Salad
Winter Oasis Under Glass
Editor's Choice Award


Sept – Oct 2011, Issue No. 178
Green Plat Special
Friends of Alder Creek
Garbage 101
Garbage Walks


Jul – Aug 2011, Issue No. 177
MLK Jr. School in Chaos
20 Years of Service - Charles McDade
Harrison Greenbelt Reforestation Project
What's up on Madison


May – Jun 2011, Issue No. 176
Cleanscapes Neighborhood Rewards Project Revoked
Flooking ALong 32nd Ave Fixed
East Madison St. Fire Station - History
Neighborhood School News


Mar - Apr 2011, Issue No. 175
Local Flooding Lawsuit Settles
Esat Madison St. Slab Job - History
A Letter to Valley Residents on behalf of the MVMA
String of Break-ins Sparks Concern


Jan – Feb 2011, Issue 174
Madison Valley Wins Play Structure
Greeting from Your Co-Presidents
Free the Trees!
Public Art Installed at Basin


November – December 2012, Issue 173
School Board Decision Disappoints
Holiday Events Calendar
A Season to Give Thanks
The Ivy that Ate Seattle - is Tyring to Devour Our Greenbelt
What's Happening on Madison
Restoration Grows at Alder Creek


September – October 2010, Issue 172
Swanson Family Found
Backyard Habitat Classes at the Zoo
Updates from CCC@MLK
Summer Snapshots


July – August 2010, Issue 171
Kate Fleming - Her Legacy in Spoken Words & Action
Community Rummage Sale & Summer Potluck Party
Alley, Alley Upgrade!
Backyeard Cottages in Madison Valley
What's Up on Madison
We're a CleanScapes Winner!


May – June 2010, Issue 170
Fate of MLK School Hangs in Balance
Yard Waste Overcharging
Letters to the Editor
What's Up on Madison


March – April 2010, Issue 169
CCC@MLK Heads to Olympia
Yard Waste Update
Mother's Day at the Arboretum
Thierry On Top
18th Annual Chef's Dinner Breaks Records
What's Up On Madison


Jan – Feb 2010, Issue 168
Rats, Taccons, and Other Critters I Have Met
Community-Wide Yard Waste Fraud
Crosswalk Correction
Ways to be Neighborly in the New Year
Four Competing Proposals for MLK
Arboretum Master Plan Meeting


November – December 2009, Issue 167
Proposal Submitted to School District
Christmas Ship Festival
Home for the Holidays
Top Holiday Picks
What's Up on Madison
Madison Valley merchant Association at Work on Crosswalk


September – October 2009, Issue 166
History of the Old Farm House
Progress Continues for Community Center
Hot Times in the Summer
MLK School Clean Up A Success
What's Up on Madison
Madison Valley Stormwater Updates


June – July 2009, Issue 165
Gearing Up for Summer
What's Up on Madison
Summer Updates on Neighborhood Planning
Green Footprints at Work
Friday Farmers Market Returns!
2009 Night Out Against Crime!


May – June 2009, Issue 164

To Preserve and Share an Artistic Legacy
The Madison Valley Stormwater Project
Our "Y" - The Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
The Arboretum Turns 75!
April Potluck Photos
Public Art Selection Announced
FastFrame is Moving!


March – April 2009. Issue 162
Creating the MLK Jr. Community Center
Get to Know Plum Tree Park
Note from the New Editor, Nori Hawkins
Harness Your Spring Fever
What's Up On Madison
YMCA Women's Wellness Weekend
Council Report


January – February 2009, Issue 161
100+ Volumteers Clean Neighborhood at MLK Jr. Day Event
President's View
Meet the New Valley View Team
Join a Valley P-Patch
Change in the Central Area
What's Up on Madison
Traffic Revision on East Arthur Place
17th Annual Chefs' Dinner Raises More than $285,00 for Bailey-Boushay House


December 2008, Issue 160
Our Cumming Painting On Public Display - At Last
520 You Get What You Pay For
Valley Gem: Delicious in a Dash
What's Up On Madison?
Stormwater Detention Pond Update
Desicion on MLK Coming Soon
Pre-K Montessori Program at T.T. Minor?
Lavender Spa Closed Due To Prostitution


November 2008, Issue 159
One of Our Neighbors: Margot Publishes Her First Book
Now is the Time To Get Involved and Get Your Voice Heard!
Essential Bakery Cafe: How Sweet It Is!
Who We See: Zeke the Springer Spaniel
MLK Community Center Moving Forward
What's Up On Madison


October 2008, Issue 158
One of Our Neighbors: Building Changes and Getting Muddy
Determining What Happens at MLK
What;s Up On Madison?
Crime - Up or Down?
It's Not About the Hair: Book Reading
Pumpkins Everywhere!
Making A Prettier Pit


September 2008, Issue 157
One of Our Neighbors: Cafe Flora's Artist-In-Residence
Fun in the (Hot!) Sun: BBQ In Madison Valley
What's Up On Madison
Madison Valley Block Parties Abound!
Living Green
Public Input on the Future of MLK School
Central Area Neighborhood Plan: Back to School, Back to Work, Back to Planning
Flooding Solution? SPU Plods Along


June 2008, Issue 156
This Years BBQ Has Food, Fun and Info
Changes to 520 Bridge Means Change For Us
Challenge: Summer of Living Locally in the Central Area
What's Up On Madison
Personal Inspiration
Is the Community Council Going Away?
Graffiti: Nuisance or Art?
Is the Valley View Going Away?


May 2008, Issue 155
Northwest African-American Museum
Creating A Community Arts and Idea Center at MLK School
What's Up On Madison
Mmmm, Coffee!
Removing Blackberries and Morning Glories
Green Footprints Spring Clean Success!
Sheet Mulching is Green Fun!
Farmers Market Now OpenMadison Valley Artwalk on May 31


April 2008, Issue 154
What Should Our Parks Look Like?
One of our Neighbors: Daron Henry of Recess Monkey
The Kissing School
Shop For Children's in Madison Valley
It's Green!
What's Up On Madison?
Central Area Neigborhood Plan: Where do YOU Live?
How Should Neignborhood Land Be used?
Three Very Different Proposals for MLK


March 2008, Issue 153
Growth, Development and Quality of Life: The Central Area Neighborhood Plan
Bush School: Proposal for MLK School
Who Lives in the Arboretum Neighborhood?
Green Footprints on the Go!
What's Up On Madison?
Spring Fever
Merchants Sponsor Bingo Night
Pippa Kiraly: A Breath of Fresh Air in Madison Valley


February 2008, Issue 152
Sixty Years of Feeding Others
Green Footprints Friend-raiser
Bailey-Boushay Dinner Raises More Than $270,000
Sweet Seconds - Sugarlump
What's Up On Madison?
SPU Not Ready To Pick Flood Control Alternative


December 2007, Issue 151

How Green Was My Alley
Art Scholarship Offered
Sweet Sweet Madison
Minutes From GMVCC Meeting
Twelve Gems of Christmas
Letter To The Editor
What's Up On Madison?
Tails from the Valley
Remove the Flood Water, Not Our Residents!


November 2007, Issue 150

Zounds! We Have Zumpkins!
The Chef In The Hat: Thierry Rautureau
SPU'S Flood Prevention Proposal
Minute's from GMVCC Meeting
Voices of Our Neighborhood
What's Up On Madison


October 2007, Issue 149

Coyotes In Our Neighborhood
Merchants and Crime Fighters
New Aromas
Minutes From GMVCC Meeting
Letter From The GMVCC President
Baas Receives Mayor's Small Business Award


September 2007, Issue 148

Community Kiosk Has Arrived
Fun In The Sun: Our Community BBQ
Minutes From GMVCC Meeting
Pilates Comes to Madison Valley
Green Footprints Ready to Map Neighborhood
Seattle Night Out Block Parties: Great Way to Get Know Your Neighbors
Residential Parking Zone Is Here!
SPU and Our Flooding Issues


June 2007, Issue 147

Tree Fund Transforms Neighborhoods: Free Tree Deadline is August 10th
2nd Annual: Madsion Valley Community BBQ
Miller Greens Early Design Guidance Meeting
RPZ: Coming Soon
Valley Gems
Local Ecolological Knowledge of Flooding In Madison Valley
Art Walk: A Rousing Success


May 2007, Issue 146

Come To The Madison Valley Artwalk!
Miller Greens Update
Open House For Arboretum Master Plan
Kate Fleming Memorial Fund Over $15,000
Flood Releif: City and SPU Ready to Move on Claims
Minutes of the GMVCC
Our Neighborhood Heros at Station 34
Valley Gems
What's Up On Madison
Green Footprints


April 2007, Issue 145

A Passion For Education and Literacy
Hearing From Our Legislators
Spring Style
Residential Parking Zone Proposal For The Valley
Show Your Valley Pride
SPU's Flooding Meeting
What's Up On Madison


March 2007, Issue 144

Epiphany Parish: The First Hundred Years
Design Review For Condo development on 24th Ave East
GMVCC Minutes
With The Stroke of A Brush
Will the Valley Have A Residential Parking Zone?
Letters to the Editor


February 2007, Issue 143

One of Our Neighbors - In Memoriam: Kate Fleming
Spaghetti Dinner A Success
Minuts of the GMVCC
Neighbors Fight Against Rezone
Be Mine For All Budgets
Charity In The Valley
Seattle Public Utilities Discusses Valley Flooding


December 2006, Issue 142

Promises From Seattle Public Utilities
Spaghetti Dinner
Charitable Giving
One Of Oue Neighbors: Adrienne Bailey
MVCC Meeting Minutes
Name That Space!
Valley Gems: Plum Shoes
Construction Affecting Neigborhood Traffic
Real Christmas Trees
Missing The Valley View?


November 2006, Issue 141

The Mad P: Notes From Our Neighborhood Garden
Community Council Minutes
Valley Gems: Saint-Germain
Gardening Notes
New Parents on the Block
Del Castle 1915-2006
New Swings....And A Playful Idea?


October 2006, Issue 140

Fall Color
A Letter From The Council President
One of Our Neighbors: Julie Parker
Broccoli Salad Recipe
Valley Gems: All The Best Pet Care
(Pre) School's Back!
Community Council Minutes


September 2006, Issue 139

1st Madison Valley Annual Potluck BBQ
Community Council Minutes
The Art of Giving Back
It's Time to Clean Up This Town
Coyote Makes Art
Valley Gems: The Harvest Vine


June 2006, Issue 138

Valley View Summer Fund Raiser
Music is the Magic
Community Council Minutes
Art Walk Draws Enthusiastic Crowd
The First Passive Solar Home in The Valley
Andy's Cycling Tips
Organic Weed Control
Valley Gems: Fast Frame


May 2006, Issue 137

Valley View Suspending Production
A Place of Honor in All the Hearts that Knew Her: Peggy Sussman
Community Council Minutes
Gardening In May
Flood Site Solution: Pit or Park?
Valley Gems: Izilla Toys


April 2006, Issue 136

Building Green is His Dream
Community Council Minutes
MLK Elementary Will Close
New Contruction Tours at Bush School
No Spray Zone - Urges Alternatives To Spraying
Valley Gems: Bella Dolce Cafe and Bakery


March 2006, Issue 135

Vice President For Life?
Community Council Minutes
Letter To The Editor
Gypsy Moth Spraying
E. Mercer Street End Update
Valley Gems


February 2006, Issue 134

They Work For Our Future
Community Council Minutes
Pit Bull Attack
Parking Woes Continue
Vallet Flooding Update
A New Name for the Happy Medium School
Around The Neighborhood
Valley Gems: Rue de Lyon


December 2005, Issue 134

One of Our Neighbors: He Teaches His Friends
MVCC Meeting Minutes
Neighbors Band Together To Fight Crime
Congratulations to Friends of the Ravine In Madrona
OPen Letter to the Madison Valley Community from the Lofts Developer
Annual Spaghetti Dinner: A Fun Time For Everyone


November 2005, Issue 133

One of Our Neighbors: Andy Loves Bicycles
MVCC Meeting Minutes
Letter To The Editor
New Editor for The Valley View
The New from ML King Jr's Elementary
Our New Crosswalk is Here!
Around The Neighborhood
Community Forms Email Group
Valley School Hurricane Relief Effort
More Good News!


October 2005, Issue 132

One of Our Neighbors: Greg Traveled The World To Find Home
MVCC Meeting Minutes
MLK Elementary: A New Beginning
Katrina Survivors Find A Friend In Madison Valley
Around The Neighborhood
Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Lake Washington Belongs To Everyone
Sidewalk Victory: Good News!


September 2005, Issue 131

One of Our Neighbors: He Leads A Double Life
MVCC Meeting Minutes
Courtyard Sale 2005
Annual Spaghetti Dinner
We Remember Scottie
Around The Neighborhood
The 29th and John Block Watch Party
Speakers Bureau Comes to GMVCC


April 2005, Issue 129

One of Our Neoghbors: She Now Offers Breath of Life
MVCC Meeting Minutes
Montessori Comes to MLK Elementary
Parking Law Review
The Harison Ridge Greenbelt: A History of Preservation Part 3
Critique of The Valley View
The 520 Bridge and Our Valley: The Montlake Community Proposal


March 2005, Issue 128

These Are Your Neighbors: She Shares Her Passion For Gardening
MVCC Meeting Minutes
Around the Neighborhood
Madsion Valley Traffic Woes
The Harrison Ridge Green Belt: A History of Preservation Part 2
Spring Art Walk


February 2005, Issue 127

These Are Your Neighbors: For the Love of Her Son
MVCC Meeting Minutes
Give Your Heart To Someone In Need
Montessori Proposal at ML King Jr.
Around the Neighborhood
The Harrison Ridge Green Belt: A History of Preservation


January 2005, Issue 126

The Art of Giving
MVCC Meeting Minutes
MLK Happenings
Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Around the Neighborhood
The Valley School Enhances their Campus with A Beautiful New Building
Sidewalks of Madison Valley: Safe Routes to School Project


December 2004, Issue 126

The Art of Giving
Community Council Minutes
MLK Happenings
Annual Spaghetti Dinner: A Fun Time For All
Around the Neighborhood
The Valley School Enhances their Campus with a Beautiful New Building
Sidewalks of Madison Valley: Safe Routes to School Project
Mary Had A Little Lamb


November 2004, Issue 125

Teen Invention Solves Mom's Dilemma
Letters To The Editor
Community Council Minutes
Around The Neighborhood
MLK Elementary Off and Running
The Sidewalks of Madison Valley
The Flooded Valley
Housing Density and Commuter Concerns
Dear Metro: Bus #11


October 2004, Issue 124

Artist Ron Ho Receives Prestigious Award
Community Council Minutes
Safe Routes to School Project Needs You
William Grose: Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Community Builder
The Flooded Valley
Traffic Concerns For A Safe School Year
MLK School Parents Light The Fire
Reckless Speeding Continues Along Dorfell Drive
Madrona Neighbors Create Community Eden


September 2004, Issue 123

Hollywood Film Writer Finds Refuge In Our Neighborhood
Community Councl Minutes
Around The Neighborhood
New Playground In the Neighborhood?


June 2004, Issue 122

Good Neighbors: Tim Folwer's Semi-Public Art
Summertime Safety
Courtyard Sale
First Annual Art Show
Around The Neighborhood
Community Council Minutes
Lakeside School Has It's Roots in Our Valley


May 2004, Issue 121

Artistic Neighbors Share Their Talents
Scott Pack Brings His Soma Style To Madison Valley
Around The Neighborhood
The Bush School Agreement with Neighbors
The Birth of Cafe Flora
Community Council Minutes
Community Happening


April 2004, Issue 120

From His Counrty Farm to Our City Tables
The Valley Views The Past
Community News
Community Council Minutes
The Shambhala Center Relocates to Our Valley


March 2004, Issue 119

Calling All Artists: First Annual Art Show and Sale
An Artist of Our Own
Paul Banyan Breakfast
Opinion: Private Control of Public Waterfront
Community Council Minutes
Dear Dr. Daisy
PArents Rejoice: My Coffeehouse


February 2004, Issue 118

MLK Elementary Welcomes "Kids at King" Extended Care Campus
Valley Woodcarver Creates Art in Centuries-Old Tradition
Thank You To F.O.R.M.
Valley Residents' Voices Are Heard
Essential Bakery: Staff of Life Comes to the Valley
Bella Dolce IS Pretty Sweet
Community Council Minutes
Dear Dr. Daisy


December 2003, Issue 117

Good Neighbors: Sweetness In The Valley
Four Season Oasis
Healthy Holiday Tips: The Glow Natural Health Center
Alliance For EducationVisiting Local Community Groups
Welcome to the Neighborhood: Plum, Red Ticking
Notes From The Near Distance
Community Council Minutes
MLK Teacher in the Drama Business


November 2003, Issue 116

Neighborhood News
Fire Safety
Letter to Superintendent: ML King School Troubles
Community Council Minutes
ML King Elementary Needs You Help!
Awash Grocery
The Valley Welcomes Izilla Toys


October 2003, Issue 115

Neigborhood News
The Valley School
Mary Lane's Pre-School
Community Council Minutes
Dear Dr. Daisy
Letter to About Mercer Street End


September 2003, Issue 114

Focus: Health Care
Neighborhood News
Annual Spaghetti Dinner Coming This Fall
Neighborhood Events
Dear Dr. Daisy
Hail to You Old House
Community Council Minutes


June 2003, Issue 113

Citizens Prepare to Repossess Lakeshore City Property
PhonicsQ and Phyliss Herzog: A PAth to Reading Success
Neighborhood Events
Things to Do This Summer
School News
Tropical Pleasures at Gitano
At Last A Happy Transportation Story
Community Council Minutes
Fieldhouse Project Runs Aground, Temporarily
Birds, Bats and Butterflies - Oh My!


April 2003, Issue 111

And The War Came...
Source of Pride: Bailey Boushay House
School News
Health Care: How Healthy is Our Health Care System? Proposale For Progress
It's My Fault
Community Council Minutes
Rest In Peace: Jo Marie Cunningham


February 2003, Issue 109

How Healthy is Our Health Care System?
Neighborhood Transportation Trouble: Questionable Street Repairs: Open Letter to Mayor Greg Nickles
Neighborhood Events
School News
Step Up For Round Two
Community Council Minutes
Clear You Mind
Film Review
Madison Park Tree


December 2002, Issue 108

World Peace Starts in the Neighborhood
School News: Homer Harris Park Named for Fine Doctor
Community Council Minutes
Valley Business Highlight: Santosha Yoga Studio


November 2002, Issue 107

President's View
Neighborhood News
School News
Community Council Minutes


October 2002, Issue 106

President's View
Readers Response
Neighborhood News: Harrison Ridge Grenbelt Revisited
Farewell to Summer Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie
Community Council Minutes


September 2002, Issue 105

President's View
Readers Response
Opinion: The War On Iraq
Color Me Red, White and Blue
Neighborhood News
Community Council Minutes
Appreciation: Sarah Trethewey, Outgoing Treasurer


June 2002, Issue 104

The South Seattle Star Lands on Our Valley
Help Save Our Trees!
P-Patch Notes: Time For Spring Cleaning
Neighborhood News: Washington Park Fieldhouse
Community Council Minutes


May 2002, Issue 103

President's View
Community Council Business
Upcoming Events
Light At The End of The Alley
Washington Park Fieldhouse Project
Community Council Minutes
Honor To a Teacher In Our Midst


April 2002, Issue 102

President's View
City Offers "Small Sparks" Grants
Upcoming Events
Snap Peas, Children and Spring
Community Council Minutes
Treasurer's Message: Thanks to Our Donors


March 2002, Issue 101

Zooming Down The Freeway
Commentary: Lest We Forget
Neighborhood Events
P-Patch Update: What's New at the P-Patch?
Community Council Minutes
Potential New Park Site at 24th and Howell


February 2002, Issue 100

President's View
What Will Mayor Nickels Do with Neighborhoods?
Fieldhouse Update: Positive Public Comment
Community Council Minutes


December 2001, Issue 99

President's View
Public Meeting Notice
Guest Editorial: Adopt-A-Street (and get Free Advertising)
A Question For Old Timers
P-Patch News: Chip Your Tree For Free!
Community Council Minutes


November 2001, Issue 98

President's View
Valley Notes: Washington Park Fieldhouse
Stickerbush Removal
Corrspondence: Dorfell Drive: A Madrona Issue Too
An Open Letter from City Council Member Heidi Wells on the Promise of Windpower
Upcoming Neighborhood Academy Offerings
Community Council Minutes


October 2001, Issue 97

President's View
Commentary: What Is To Be Done?
Spaghetti Dinner Returns
Community Council Minutes
Correspondence: A Reader Questions Aaron Dixon
An Appreciation: Fire Station #34
Airport Affairs
Project Updates: Alley Clean-Up
Traffic Circle Installed


September 2001, Issue 96

President's View
Seattle's Endangered Sense Of Community
P-Patch News
Arborteum Fieldhouse Project Underway
Community History: Denny - Blaine Centennial 1901 - 2001
Community Council Minutes


June 2001, Issue 95

Presiden't View
Traffic Dilemmas For Dorfell Drive
Gardening With The Natives: Hummingbirds
Denny-Blaine Centennial 1901-2001
Community Council Minutes
P-Patch Update
King School Updates


April 2001, Issue 93

President's View
A Heated Arboretum Meetings
Comment: Madison's Changing Scene
Arboretum Fieldhouse Preview
Evergreen Shrubs of the Heather Family
P-Patch Update
Community COuncil Minutes


March 2001, Issue 92

President's View
Earthquakes and Mardi Gras
P-Patch Update
First Annual Charity Dinner for East Cherry Street Is Coming!
Gardening with Native Plants: Irises
Community Council Minutes
Central Area News


February 2001, Issue 91

President's View
Bush School Building Plans Rocking The Neighborhood
27th and Denny Traffic Circle Wins NMF Grant
Poets Corner: The Cage By Amity Lumper
Gardening With The Natives
The Photographic Collections of The Seattle Municiple Archives
Community Council Minutes
Recipe: Fatal Feta Cheese Spread


November 2000, Issue 89

President's View
P-Patch Update
Community Resource Bulletin:
Gardening with Native Plants: English Ivy
WTO Response: Only In Seattle
Community Council Minutes
Recipe FIle: Caramel Corn


October 2000, Issue 88

President's View
In Memoriam: Tyrone Smith
Airport Update and An Open Letter
Spaghetti Dinner Returns
Gardenng: NAtives For Wet Areas
Synopsis of Letter To Adam Kline
Community Council Minutes
Your Newsleter Needs Your Help
27th and Denny Traffi Circle
P-Patch Update


September 2000, Issue 87

President's View
Seattle Summer: 1940
P-Patch News
Groundcovers For Dry Shade
Community Council Minutes
Courtyard Sale
Is A Community Center In Your Future?


January 2000, Issue 81

President's View
William Grose Remembered at William Grose Park
People of Seattle: Where We Are Headed


December 1999, Issue 80

President's View
WTO Protests: A View From Ground Zero
Book Comment: The Professor and The Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and The Making Of the Oxford English Dictionary
Reception For Nelson Mandela
A Cat Lover's Report
Minutes of GMVCC


November 1999, Issue 79

President's View
Foray In Europe
Scanal in the Lunchroom
The King School Spaghetti Wonder
Reprt from Indonesia
Minutes of GMVCC
WTO Comes to Seattle: Politics and Protests


October 1999, Issue 78

President's View
Our Local Scene: Florence Court Reborn
Special Announcement: Candidate Forum
Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Arboretum Update and Tree News
Minutes of GMVCC


September 1999, Issue 77

President's View
The Great Madsion Valley Land Boom
Bus Shelter Completed
Our Local Scene: Julia Lee's Park
ML King County?


June & July 1999, Issue 76

President's View
Tree Planting Success
Bush School Project Underway
Book Review: Horace Cayton's Long Road
Letter From Africa
Minutes of GMVCC


May 1999, Issue 75

President's View
Paul Dorpat Hometown Historian
Arboretum Update
Minutes GMVCC
Engineering Advice Wanted
Eggplant My Kids Love to Eat


April 1999, Issue 74

President's View
Thoughts On Kosovo
Return the Arboretum to the Original Olmsted Plan
Minutes of GMVCC


March 1999, Issue 73

President's View
Neighborhood Portrait: Charles Angell
Our Local Scene: Fire Station 34
Letter From Africa: An Ongoing Missive
Minutes of GMVCC


February 1999, Issue 71

President's View
The Community Rights A Bad Decision
Letter From Africa: An Ongoing Missive
Arboretum Update
Minutes of the GMVCC


January 1999, Issue 71

President's View
Our Local Scene
The Arboretum Plan
Editorial Respnse
The Sound Of Change
King School Notes


December 1998, Issue 70

President's View
Sweet Sounding Notes Nearby
The Spaghetti Event
On Parks and Potholes
Bush Students Work in the Community
Letter From Africa
GMVCC Minutes


October 1998, Issie 69

Vultures on Their Way South
One Section of the Valley Left Out?
Tenth Annual Spaghetti Dinner
President's Perceptions
The Future of the Arboretum - Which WAy To Go?
Autumn Recipe: Baked Chicken Dinner
Play On! The Seattle Repertory Theatre
GMVCC Minutes


September 1998, Issue 68

David vs. Goliath - Again: Arboretum Park Preservation Coalition
President's Perceptions
Standing Up to the Roar of the Jets
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: MLKing School Leadership Meeting
An Eye on the Scene
GMVCC Minutes


June 1998, Issue 67

Will They Fence The Arboretuum?
Central Area Neighborhood Planning Event: Final Review
Residents Organize to Improve Madrona Playfield
David Noe, Madison Valley Resident
New Officers Elected
President's Farewell - Celine Grenier
GMVCC Minutes


May 1998, Issue 66

Presiden'ts Report
Pearle Castle
Update on the Airplane Noise Front
Edward Jones Investments Opening up in Madison Valley
Progressive Dinner A Success
Open Letter to Masion Valley Residents
GMVCC Minutes
Bush School Beat


March 1998, Issue 65

Live Jazz on Madison St.
Cat-Killing Dogs on the Loose
Katie's Corner
President's Report
New By-Laws Adopted
Up Periscope: Looking at the Big Picture
Dealing with Junk in the Neighborhood
GMVCC Minutes
Progressive Dinner and Silent Auction


February 1998, Issue 64

Volunteer and Skill Exchange
Golden Apple Award for ML King Principal
Work We Wish We Could Do
Ernie Hatfield
ML King Playground Reconstruction
ByLaws of the GMVCC Second Draft
Minutes of GMVCC
Recipe of the Month


January 1998, Issue 63

Peculiar Holiday Customs
Model Vegetable Gardens Brighten the Valley
See the Pretty Sidewalk
Noisy Jetplanes
Volunteer Exchange
Neigborhood Clean Up Effort
Odd Jobs In Our Town
Minutes of GMVCC


November 1997, Issue 62

Don't Miss This Event
Seattle OPen Space Program Phases Out
9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
New Madison Valley Bus Route
GMVCC Minutes
New Book About Central Area
King School Note
Community P-Patch Wanted
Free Computer Classes Offered
Big Changes For V-Tech Lab


October 1997, Issue 61

Summer Block Parties A Hit
City Offers Clean Up Help
Central Area Plans Growth Management
Courtyard Sale
Optimism at King School
Building Plan At Bush
House Help From CADA
Writers Group Meeting
Service Exchanges
The Village Schools Partnership
Pooper-Scooper: They're The Law!


June/July 1997, Issue 60

GMVCC Elections
GMVCC Bylaws Proposed Revisions
Earthslides & Sidewalks Progress Report
Recipe: Pork Chop Cassarole
Senior Services
Bush Updates
Looking for That Special Place
Sad Farewell
Welcome Back
Village News


April/May 1997, Issue 59

The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt 1987-1997
Progressive Dinner
Recipe of the Month: Crusty Rhubarb Pie
Martin Luther King Highlights
Celebrating Women Mentoring Women
Village News


March 1997, Issue 58

Progressive Dinner
Vandalism In The Valley
Spring Cleaning
Metro Bus on MLK Jr. Way
Madison Valley Electronic Lab Notes
Recipe of the Month: German Style Potato Salad
Martin Luther King Highlights
New Head of Bush School Announced
Newsletter Update


February 1997, Issue 97

The Power of Being United
President's Corner
Dine Out for Your Neighborhood
Tony Maroni's Famous Gourmet Pizza
Martin Luther King Highlights
Simple Cake Recipe
Madrona Forges Ahead


January 1997, Issue 56

Job Fair
Winter Lights
GMVCC Retreat
New Rules Needed
Village Schools
Water, Water Everywhere...
Meany's Magnet
Martin Luther King Highlights
Communitie's Shre Responsibility For Families
Village News


November 1996, Issue 55

The Nature of the Game: On the Housing Front
MAdison Valley Flood Victims Get Claims OK'd For FLood Damage
Corner of the Neighborhood
President's Corner
Village School's Planning Project
Martin Luther King Highlights
New Business
The V-TEC is Back!
If I Were Governor
Brighten Up the Neighborhood
Holiday Bazaar
Holiday News
Neighborhood Tree Planting


October 1996, Issue 54

Volunteers Wanted
Spaghetti Dinner
President's Corner
Bush Updates
Summer Highlights
Recipe of the Month: Wilted Lettuce
Village School Partnershp Letter
Happy Halloween
Winter Festival of Lights


June 1996

New Officers
David Foecke
Courtyard Sale
Kids Korner
Lake Washington Blvd Construction
Neighborhood Signs
Big Flood In Valley
The Council In Mid Passage
New Business - Bass Art Gallery
Recipe of the Month: Bar-b-cue Chicken and Potatoes
Summer School
The Carnival
About the Garden Tour


May 1996

Bailey Boushay House Celebrates 4 Years in Madison Valley
News from Bush School
Bob Takhar - Mini Mart
Kids Korner
Stop Unwanted Telephone Calls
Potluck Block Party!
Notes Form City Woods
Appreciation Tea Held At King School
Annual Carnival
Madison Valley Electronic Village Project
Beautification Grant Approved
Teen Work Opportunities
New Business


April 1996

Powerful Leadership at King School
Earth Day
Garden Tour
Kids Korner
Speaker at GMVCC Meeting
Face Lift Set for Madison Street
Madison Valley Welcomes New Business
Madison Valley Electronic Village Needs Your Help
Recipe of the Month: Cheese Cake Cookies
Progressive Dinner


March 1996

Old Friend
School Levy - Vote Yes MArch 26th
Change in Monthly Meeting Format
Kid's Korner
Does Your CHild Have Asthma?
Letter from the Editors
Gypsy Moth Spraying
Madison Valley Welcomes New Business
Recipe of the Month: Red Velvet Cake


February 1996, Issue 1

Progressive Dinner and Silent Auction
Winter Sounds and Clatters
Newsletter Update
V-TEC here: Free Computer Lab Now OPen
Courtyard Sale
President's Corner
The Council's Commssion And Your Role
Land Use Corner
Madison Valley Welcomes New Business
The Community Van Has Arrived - Now Let's Use It!
New's From ML King School
The Madison Valley Retreat
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
A Matter Of Concern


October 1995

A Smashing Success
Forestry and History at King School
President's Corner
Child Care and Enrichment Program
GMVCC Reveives A New Grant
Neighborhood Planning Update
The Madison Valley Electronic Village Project


April 1995

Free Family Workshop
A Sad Goodbye To An Old Friend
Third Annual Progressive Dinner
The Wall That Shouldn't Couldn't
A Thank You and A Plea For Help
Looging Onto the Information Super Highway From Our Community
City Buys Land at 3001 East Madison -  Our Community's New Green Belt


February 1995

Feb. 21st Vote to Amend Articles of Incorporation
Mayor Rice Visits GMV
New Development Might Be End of Historic Church
Our Backyard Urban Forest
February Forcast: Planetwide Increase of Love
Our Apology
Benefit CD Release
Does Democracy Have A Future
The Harrison Swap
We'll be Calling You - The 1995 Phonathon


December 1994

Greater Madison Valley: Our New Name
Bend The Mayors Ear!
Holday Potluck
The Woods Get Another Chance
Spaghetti Dinner Thank Yous
Writing Through Winter


October 1994

Extra! Extra! Community COuncil Takes Big Step Forward
King School News
Looking For A Workout?
Useful Bits
Sixth Annual Spaghetti Dinner


September 1994

Name That Neighborhood
Candidtaes Forum at King School Sept 13
We Forge Ahead in the Greenbelt
Council Action Update
Bits and Pieces
Building Block Parties
Before and After School Programs Begins Sept 8
Who We Are Depends on Where You Are
Greenbelt Planting Begins in October


July 1994

Restoration Work Beins in the Harrison Ridge Greenbelt
Who Are We? An Expanded Community Seeks A New Name
Seattle's Comprehensive Plan Update
ommunity Friendship Wall Rises
Shre Your Garden Know-How
Calling All Would-Be Writers
Windermere Realty Community Project at Madison Valley family Programs
New Officers Elected


March 1994

Welcome To The New Neighborhood!
Welcome Arboretum Neighbors
Larry Gossett/Metro County Council Member; Visits March 15
Out In The Cold
March Activities at ML King School
Calling All Creative Artists
PTSA Invites the Neighbors
Greenbelt Project Underway
Council Sets 1994 Goals
Youth Group Meets Mondays
MArtin Luther King School In The News


January 1994

Spaghetti Dinner Thank Yous
Verietta, A City Park
Harrison Greenbelt Reforestation Project Begins
Come Help Plan 1994
Bush School Evening Program Offers Something For Everyone
First Ever Roving Halloween Party


May 1993

District Proposes Closing King School
Unlearning Bias and Racism
King School Fights Closure
An Interview With Charles McDade
Writer's Corner
Our Neighborhood Alley
Poem: Silenced


March 1993

Youth Club: A Learning Experience
Profile: Pamela English, Community Organizer
Revitalation Plan for Central Area
An Evening of Elegant Dining
Plant Flowering Street Trees


January 1993

Planning Retreat January 16 Will Set '93 Goals
Madison Park Restaurants Host Progressive Dinner February 21
Village School Program Grows
Justice By A Landslide
Volunteer Job Opportunities
Traffic Forum With SED February 10
Did You Attend King (Harrison) School?


November 1992

It Was Eighty Years Ago Today...
Do You Care About Our Kids?
Our Next Project...
Community Center Takes A New Direction
Spaghetti Dinner For 200? No Problem!
Plan Ahead For Phonathon
Save Our School – Red Alert!
Graffitti Solutions
Very Special Thanks To...
Logo Contest


October 1992

Harrison-Denny Cares About Youth
The Village Before After School Program at MLK School
Celebrating Our Diversity
Free Parenting Workshops
Notes From The Community Center
Fourth Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Invest In Your Community with "Harrison-Denny Bonds"


August 1992

1st Annual Harrison-Deny Neighborhood Fair & Block Party
Sign-Up Begins for New Before and After School Program at MLK School
Land Condemnation in the Greenbelt
Needs Assessment Survey Results Are In


May 1992

Help Improve Your Neighborhood
City Council Supports Harrison Ridge Greenbelt
Community Council Aplies For Grants To Start Before and After School Programs
Harrison-Denny Needs Assessment Form


May 1991

Come Plan Meeting at Garfield
Son Home From War
One Block Away..All Seems OK
Neighborhood Needs "Needs Assessors"
Harrison Denny Compost Project
Dolores Alexander Asks to Save 3001 E. Madison
Unlawful Construction


December 1990

Your Voice Can Be Heard
Your Community Council Officers
Annual Spaghetti Dinner A Success
1,2,3 Announcements
Crime Situation Escalates To Murder
School Children At Risk
Variety Show In The Works


May 1990

Call For Articles!
New Trees On MLK Way
Don't Miss This! A Harrison-Denny Public Protest Party and Rally
I'm Sold!
Neighborhood Matching Funds
Important Announcements