Extraordinary Neighbors Program: Chris Burrows

Please join us this Wednesday, April 29th at 7:30 pm at Park Shore Retirement Community (1630 43rd Ave E) as we host another installment of the Extraordinary Neighbors Program, this time featuring mountain climber extraordinaire Chris Burrows.

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Chris Burrows is a Seattle native. Born and raised in Madison Park he went McGilvra Elementary, attended Seattle Preparatory and graduated from Washington State University. An accomplished athlete, Chris ran countless marathons and managed to win seven national squash championships before he turned 40.

In the 90’s Chris climbed Mt. Rainier for the first time. Inspired, he trained to climb the highest mountains of each of the seven continents, referred to as the Seven Summits. He did it.

Come meet him, hear his stories, and ask him your questions!

April 6th Council Meeting

Be sure to come out for the March Board meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  Some topics for discussion:

  • Proposed cancellation of #11 bus service
  • Madison/McGilvra intersection safety improvement
  • Landscape Renewal of Prospect Ave Street End
  • Add-ons to the City’s  design for the Arboretum “multi-use” trail
  • Emergency Preparedness HUB container
  • Plans for Extraordinary Neighbor Talks

Also, we are looking for new board members to start in May.  If you are interested in serving, come to the meeting or send an email to MPCC.Prez@gmail.com.

Feedback and suggestions from the community are important so please join us on Monday!  Our meetings are held at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112).

March 2nd Council Meeting

Be sure to come out for the March Board meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  Some topics for discussion:

  • Emergency Preparedness HUB Planning
  • Redevelopment of Prospect Ave Water- front Street End
  • Upcoming Extraordinary Neighbor Talks
  • Much More!

Feedback and suggestions from the community are important so please join us on Monday!  Our meetings are held at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112).

February 2nd Council Meeting

Please join us for February’s Board meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  We appreciate your feedback and any suggestions you have for the neighborhood, so we hope to see you there!  Some highlights of what will be discussed include:

  • 520 Final Design
  • Redevelopment of Prospect Ave Water- front Street End
  • Safe crosswalks –  $90K Grant Approval for Madison & McGilvra Design Study
  • Much more!

As usual the meeting will be at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112).

January 5th Council Meeting

Please be sure to join us on Monday, January 5th at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112) for the January meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.

Among the items being discussed will be:

  • Neighborhood Grant Applications for Madison & McGilvra safe intersection
  • Dorffel Drive speed mitigation plan
  • Proposed environmental program
  • City Council candidate forum
  • Safe crosswalks & safety flags

Your attendance and input is always greatly appreciated, so we hope to see you there!

Agenda for December 8th Board Meeting

We’ve posted the minutes from  November’s Board meeting.

Here’s the agenda for our Board meeting on Monday.  We hope to see you there!

7:00pm Call to Order
Setting Expectations: MPCC Role in the community Maurice
November Minutes & Treasurer’s Report (5 min)
Maurice and Doug
Welcome to guests, Wells Fargo and BeachHouse Bar & Grill

7:10pm Christmas Ships Update (10 min)
Al Olson and Carol Loe

7:20pm Snow Brigade/Emergency Preparedness (10 min)

7:30pm Safe Crosswalks Update (5 min)

7:35pm Maurice Updates (15 min)
South side of the Bath House
Madison/McGilvra intersection update
City of Seattle Office of Economic Development

7:50pm Safety in the Neighborhood (10-15 min)
Led by John Madrid and Maurice

8:05pm Environmental Program for the Neighborhood (5 min)
Gene Brandzel

8:10pm Traffic Calming Efforts in Denny Blaine (15 min total)
Update from Bob Edmiston (5 min)
Discussion (10 min)

8:25pm New business
8:30pm Adjourn Meeting

Save the Date for the 2014 Holiday Bash

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Be sure to keep December 20th free on your calendars so you can attend the 2014 Madison Park Holiday Bash and Christmas Ships!  It’s your chance to celebrate the holiday season with live jazz music, refreshments, a bonfire, and the Christmas Ships that have been a Seattle tradition for more than 60 years.  It’s also a great chance to meet and socialize with some of your neighbors, so come on down.  The bash starts at 3:30 pm on December 20th in the Madison Park Bathhouse.  Christmas Ships will arrive at 4:40 pm.

December 8th Council Meeting

Please be sure to join us on Monday, December 8th at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112) for the December meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.

Among the items being discussed will be:

  • The annual “Christmas Bash” preceding the Christmas Ships on December 20th.
  • Emergency Snow Brigade.
  • Violent crime in the neighborhood.
  • Endorsements for proposed greenways.

Your attendance and input is always greatly appreciated, so we hope to see you there!

November 12th Extraordinary Neighbors Series: Acclaimed actor Tom Skerritt

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Please join us for November’s edition of the Extraordinary Neighbors series on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:30 pm at Park Shore Retirement Community (located at 1630 43rd Ave E Seattle, WA 98112and meet movie and TV star Tom Skerritt.

Tom Skerritt has starred in 44 movies, including MASH, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Up in Smoke, and Harold and Maude.  He has also made over 200 TV appearances, including shows such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and four seasons of the TV series Picket Fences.  He will be talking about his experience acting on the big screen and TV as well as his current passions. Don’t miss your chance to meet this acclaimed actor who is also your neighbor!

You can read more about him (including a full list of his TV and movie appearances) on his wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Skerritt

Agenda for Monday’s Board Meeting

Here’s the agenda for our Board meeting on Monday.  We hope to see you there!

7:00pm Call to Order
7:00pm Emergency Preparedness Presentation – introduced by John Madrid
7:45pm Traffic Calming Efforts in Denny Blaine
8:05pm Christmas Ships/Parks
8:10pm Environmental Program for the Neighborhood
8:15pm The Intersection on Madison
8:20pm New business
8:30pm Adjourn Meeting