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Parents take note: Update from Seattle Schools

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by Sara

By reporter Steven Smalley With the delayed opening of the renovated Magnolia Elementary on 28th Avenue West until fall 2019, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is examining boundaries between its buildings that could force relocation of students. There is plenty of interest among Magnolia parents, according to SPS. “The delay will provide time for district staff Read the full article…

Hamlet Comes To Magnolia

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by Sara

Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. the Primrose Players will give a performance of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 2330 Viewmont Way West, in Magnolia Village. From the This production emphasizes the raw emotion of Shakespeare’s timeless text, and proves that the concepts Shakespeare wrote about so long ago, the Read the full article…

Make a pop-up park in Magnolia!

Posted on July 14th, 2017 by Sara

PARK(ing) Day 2017 is just around the corner – Friday, September 15th – and SDOT is now accepting applications for pop-up parks!  This day is an opportunity for anyone to create a mini park for fun and entertainment.  It’s also a chance to re-envision how we use our public space. Anyone can create a park with Read the full article…


Posted on July 13th, 2017 by Sara

Long-time Magnolia resident John Clauson grew up believing he was the son of an IBM salesman.  In his soon-to be-released new book, he tells the story of how, in his mid-30’s, he finally learned the truth from his father:  that for over forty years, being an IBM salesman was a cover.  Wallace Clauson’s real job Read the full article…

New transit option around waterfront and downtown

Posted on July 13th, 2017 by Sara

By reporter Steven Smalley Beginning earlier this week, your trips between the Waterfront, Colman Dock, Westlake Center, and the downtown core have another option. Seattle Waterfront Connex is in a transit service testing phase between now and September. The initial trial is operated by the Emerald City Trolley in private-public partnership. Everyone is invited to Read the full article…

July 4th blaze started by fireworks

Posted on July 5th, 2017 by Sara

By reporter Steven Smalley Neighbors say a firework or “flare” sent aloft from Ella Bailey park started a fire in shrubbery adjacent to a Magnolia home at 24th Avenue West & Halladay Street Tuesday night. Local kids tell residents they saw the perpetrators shoot an incendiary from the park about 10 p.m. which traveled down hill in the Read the full article…

Chihuahua falls over the bluff. Rock climbers to the rescue.

Posted on July 2nd, 2017 by Sara

By reporter Steven Smalley “Courage,” a tan chihuahua with a blue collar, is like a child to Vivian Alex. She’s been through tough times lately and can use the comfort. Along with her friend, Stacey Chapin-Boyd, they were returning to Olympia Thursday from some personal business in Everett. That’s when they decided to take in some sightseeing. Read the full article…

Celebrate 4th of July with a blood donation!

Posted on June 29th, 2017 by Sara

Supply dips sharply with schools out, donors on vacation. Fireworks, hot dogs, parades, families, history, American heroes – these are the memories of every Fourth of July. This year, add blood donation! What better way to help your community than by helping fellow Americans depending on blood to survive? “Donating blood takes only an hour Read the full article…

Don’t tear down Fort Lawton

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Sara

The following is a letter from a career military officer and Magnolia resident to the Seattle Public Schools: The purpose of this communications is to provide Seattle Public Schools with specific information related to Harvey Hall, Leisy USAR Center and surrounding out-buildings, as a potential site for a new Seattle High School. I am a Read the full article…

Metropolitan Market robbed

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by Sara

By reporter Steven Smalley A robber wearing a hood with his face concealed by a mask, entered Metropolitan Market at 3830 34th Avenue West Monday morning, attacked an employee, and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. No weapon was seen, according to store sources. Seattle Fire responded at 6:46 a.m. and was first on Read the full article…

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