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Friday, October 24, 2014 -- 5:27 pm
Drop a donation by for Treehouse tomorrow
Magnolia Voice - Julie writes: My daughter and her friend will be doing a clothing drive for Treehouse this Saturday October 25th, from 12pm-3pm in the Magnolia Village in front of Starbucks.  For those that don't know Treehouse is an amazing organization providing essential and  academic support to children in foster care. I hope you will search through your [...] Read more...
Friday, October 24, 2014 -- 5:07 pm
Rare color film of Village in 1968 surfaces
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Click here to see raw film of the Village as it used to be. Stock footage shot by Allendor Productions for the U.S. Navy Reserve, Operation Affirm, June 28, 1968 shows us as we were. You might recognize a few places - different names, same storefronts. Thanks to Sam Cotter for [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 12:30 pm
Daytime break-in yesterday at Smith and 30th
Magnolia Voice - An MV reader writes: Some dear friends had their home broken into today at 2:15 in the afternoon! Quite brazen!  Jewelry, cash and electronics stolen, home trashed. Intact/functioning, properly set alarm system –  however no one could get there quickly enough to stop the robbery (as they were at work). Police were called to the scene. [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 7:31 am
WA: Monorail Campaign Stalling? Even Named Backers Not Along for Ride
Mass Transit - Oct. 22--Magnolia activist Elizabeth Campbell is trying to resurrect a Ballard-to-West Seattle monorail plan. But just about any semblance of broad public support is gone. Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 10:35 pm
Winter means lights out for Magnolia's nighttime tennis players
Magnolia Voice - Seattle Parks and Recreation will shut off the lights at most outdoor lighted tennis courts for the winter on Nov. 3, 2014. This is an effort to create energy savings during the months when few people play tennis outside. Sadly, Magnolia courts aren't on the list… Itching for court time? Lights at courts below stay [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 10:01 pm
Thief swipes 2 jackets
Magnolia Voice - Carly writes: I wanted to get in touch with you to let you know about a theft and was curious if you had heard from others…(Last) Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, 2 coats were stolen from my back door, right by the alley access to my home. I have noticed increased traffic in alleys over the [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 5:21 pm
Snapshot in Time: Magnolia | Magnolia's Pleasant Valley was dairy land
Queen Anne & Magnolia News - Today, it may be difficult to imagine, but less than 100 years ago, Magnolia was predominantly a rural community. Seattle was settled in the 1850s, and at that time, few hearty souls decided to make they way a little north and west of downtown to the peninsula of Magnolia. Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 5:18 pm
Fueling the debate
Queen Anne & Magnolia News - A BNSF train passes beneath the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle, the same location where an oil train derailed in July. Photo by William Spencer Activists block a railcar as part of a direct-action protest against oil trains in Washington state. Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 9:07 pm
Seattle real estate's driving force
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... work in South Lake Union but are searching for single-family homes in city neighborhoods such as Green Lake, Magnolia and Queen Anne," Hitchins said. "They mostly want a little bit of space, a yard and some sort of neighborhood feel. But they still ... Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 11:25 am
Hazardous materials response this morning at Magnolia home
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Seattle Fire Department had a big turnout two days in a row with a multitude of equipment this morning parked at 34th & Blaine. This time a homeowner on West Blaine Street near Magnolia Boulevard goes to her backyard to find letters scattered all over the lawn and an unknown white [...] Read more...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 -- 10:31 pm
Tide strands two boys
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Two 10-year-old boys were stuck this afternoon as the tide came in near the West Point Lighthouse stranding them from shore. More than a dozen Seattle Fire Department units responded as sirens were heard across the neighborhood announcing the emergency. Both boys were quickly rescued by a fire department boat, according [...] Read more...
Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 1:35 pm
One lane on Viewmont today for tree removal
Magnolia Voice - Drivers should use caution today when driving Viewmont.  Workers are removing a the giant tree in front of Church of the Ascension (2330 Viewmont Way W)-  there is no parking today and they will have a person flagging. Read more...
Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 12:31 pm
Halloween Alley on Viewmont Way cancelled. Thieves got everything.
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley   For the past 12-years, Magnolia realtor, Carol Ard, her family and neighbors, created the amazing Halloween Alley on Viewmont Way, attracting kids from all over the city. Not only did little ones and even teenagers marvel at the scary scene, they told tales of receiving full-sized candy bars as if [...] Read more...
Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 12:08 pm
Tree falls in Discovery-nearly hits hikers
Magnolia Voice - MV reader Bob Bennett sent us this story and photos.  He writes: A large big leaf maple crashed to the ground narrowly missing two hikers near the Environmental Learning Center in Discovery Park at 1:50pm Wednesday. No one was injured. Seattle Parks employees heard the crashing sound of the tree as it hit and were on [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -- 3:17 pm
Front Doors - The finished look
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley   The work is done, and the Front Doors that open onto our neighborhood are completed. The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce is rightly proud to announce the wrap up of the welcome sign improvement project with appreciation all around. The Chamber's Eileen Quackenbush extends her gratitude to the 20 volunteers who put their time and energy into [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -- 3:01 pm
Dive deep into the brain at the free"Perfect Storm" seminar
Magnolia Voice - A sponsored post All are invited to attend 'The Perfect Storm' seminar, presented by Dr. Clem of Discovery Wellness Center.  The focus of the evening will be on potential causes of neuro-developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, seizures and sensory integration disorder, with a specific emphasis on the role of the brain and central nervous system. This free seminar [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -- 2:58 pm
Fender-bender on the bridge
Magnolia Voice - Reader Thyra sent these photos of a two-car accident on the Magnolia Bridge, right around 2:30 this afternoon: Reader Allison adds: 'Head on One lane getting by Police directing ' Reader Erin writes: 'Doesn't look severe' Thanks for the tips!- Read more...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 -- 2:39 pm
Help find Moby
Magnolia Voice - Wendy writes: Moby disappeared from Montavista Pl W a bit north of McGraw on Monday, September 29th. He is a black and white tuxedo (all black on his back, white belly and lower legs and a cute white streak up his nose) short haired cat with a Halloween collar that is black with spider webs on [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 -- 11:28 am
Emerson Street closure: Traffic update
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Good news and bad news on the commuter front for those dealing with the shut down of the Emerson Street overpass. Although there is plenty of consternation among drivers during rush hour(s), there is a glimmer of hope for some. Let's start with the good, because you probably already know the [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 -- 10:12 pm
Front Doors get new life
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Photography by Gretchen Taylor   Magnolia's Front Doors earned their day and a thorough shining as two volunteer crews of 16 people converged on the welcome signs at two ends of the neighborhood. With saws and shovels, plus the help of Magnolia businesses and neighbors, the overgrown and unkempt signs at [...] Read more...

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