Madison Park Geology with Outstanding Speaker Stan Chernicoff
UW Geology Professor, Stan Chernicoff
May 6th, 2013, beginning at 7:00 P.M., Madison Park Community Council will hold its Annual Meeting. Our guest speaker this year will be Geology Professor, Stan Chernicoff, UW faculty member for 25 years, and one of the exceptional holders of its Distinguished Teaching Award. Loved by his students for being approachable, knowledgeable, and easy on the ear, he comes to us as an expert on the geological terrain of our neighborhood. Come join in an evening that promises to be educational, entertaining and will begin a neighborhood conversation moving Emergency Preparedness from idea to plan to action. Stan delivers his information in tantalizing ways, leaving the listener to want more. You will leave the bath house craving more, wondering what you can do to get involved in the neighborhood’s solution for what may lie ahead. Continue reading
The next Madison Park Art Walk will be held September 13 – October 4, 2013. We are looking for artists in Madison Park to apply on or before May 15th to have their work shown during these dates at varies Madison Park Businesses. Please visit madisonparkartwalk.com for more information.
MPCC’s April meeting is around the corner and we will have the distinguished guest, Biology Professor John Klicka, from the University of Washington, to address eagles in our neighborhood, specifically Eddie, who was killed this past year on the HWY 520 bridge, and his mate. John serves as the curator of birds for the Burke Museum and will help us understand the ins and outs of eagles, and their patterns of life in our backyard. Some of you may remember the tragic death of the Broadmoor Eagle, likely Eddie, often seen perched on the 520 floating bridge in August of 2011. Continue reading
Short List of News and Informational Resources covering Madison Park, Seattle, WA
Madison Park Community Council Monthly Meeting
March 4th at 7:00 PM
Madison Park Bath House, 1900 43rd Avenue East
Special Topic: Electromagnetic Radiation: The 21st Century Hazard
Sonia Hoglander of HomeEvolution Consulting will share information on research into the potential devastating effects of electromagnetic radiation exposure found in the home, schools, and offices and strategies for diverting this emerging trend.
Note: The World Health Organization proclaimed in May 2011 that cell phones are a possible carcinogen on the same level as second hand smoke, asbestos and DDT. Cell phones are only a small fraction of the environmental health impact.
Sonia is an Electrical Engineer and a Building Biologist with an MBA from Seattle University. Her work focuses on creating healthy built environments at home, work and school.
2. Council Business Meeting
We are fortunate to live in a neighborhood that allows us to walk to stores, school, meetings and for exercise. The Madison Park Community Council (MPCC) wishes to help ensure that sidewalks are not a safety hazard for walkers, those using strollers or those who walk with assistance.
As part of the Safe Sidewalks Project, a group of neighborhood volunteers is surveying the sidewalks along all residences in Madison Park, Washington Park, Denny Blaine and Canterbury to evaluate and locate sites that present a safety risk. Some sidewalks are so uneven that sections need to be replaced. Other sidewalks may need minor but important repairs to place or replace shims. The City of Seattle requires property owners to maintain the condition of the sidewalk in front of and/or to the side of their homes. (You can find the specific regulations concerning care of Seattle sidewalks at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/cams/CAM2208.pdf). The volunteer group will map the sidewalks that are not in compliance with City of Seattle requirements. This survey process will be completed this spring. The MPCC will then advise the homeowners where problems have been observed. The MPCC can then offer assistance to home owners who are making sidewalk repairs by providing information about local contractors and the permitting process and guidance for making small repairs. Continue reading
Date and time: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:30PM
Park Shore Retirement Community – Chapel
1630 43rd Avenue East
Host: Madison Park Community Council & Park Shore
Join us for the next Extraordinary Neighbors series event presented by the MPCC and Parkshore. The University of Washington’s President, Michael Young will present and answer questions from the community.
Preliminary Questions from MPCC:
1. With 50% of the entering freshman undergraduates coming from out of state and out of the country and contributions from the State of WA continually decreasing, is WA State’s premier university bordering on becoming a private university?
2. Will the Internet Classroom make the vast majority of brick and mortar universities in the US obsolete within the next 20 years?
3. Are the Liberal Arts destined to be further minimized as US Society demands job readiness as the almost exclusive expectation from a University graduate?
Young will describe his short and long term goals for the UW in this time of shrinking revenue and expanding expenses. There will be opportunity to ask Mr. Young questions related to UW, in particular, and higher education, in general. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Event info: http://madisonpark.nextdoor.com/events/29926/
Madison Park Community Council
Board of Directors
February 4, 2013
7:00 PM at the Bath House Continue reading
On January 31st our resident art history expert, Ms. Roche, will speak about the influence of Japanese art on French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, from Manet and Monet to Van Gogh and Gauguin. We hope you are able to attend.
Catherine is a PhD candidate at the UW, the former interim curator of Japanese Art at the Seattle Art Museum and a lecturer in the UW School of Art. Catherine’s teenage triplets are second-generation Madison Parkers.
This program is jointly sponsored by the Madison Park Community Council and Park Shore Retirement Community
MPCP began in 1970 as a small baby–sitting cooperative. Recognizing the need for current parenting information and early childhood education, MPCP became one of several parent-operated preschools affiliated with the Parent Education Program at Seattle Central Community College.