December 3rd, 2013 by Sara
Both Lawton and Blaine have been helping others in big ways.
At Catharine Blaine, there’s a yearly tradition called “Holiday Helping Hands” which helps families in need during the holiday season. A “fireplace” giving station is set up at the school’s entrance where staff and families can select a donation “mitten.” Each mitten has a family’s wishes written on it. After selecting the mitten, and purchasing items for the family, the wrapped items (such as clothing, grocery store gift cards and toys) are then returned to the school office for distribution.
photo from Seattle Public Schools website
Lawton Elementary students are eating less sugar! Students donated almost 850 pounds of candy during their 10th annual Halloween Candy Challenge. Lawton Physical Education specialists Cheryl Parks and Jana Kohler helped organized the challenge.
All the candy will be donated to Operation Bald Eagle to use in care packages for troops overseas.
Kudos to these great schools!
December 3rd, 2013 by Sara
Taproot Theatre brings it’s traveling show The Inkeeper’s Christmas to MUCC’s stage, Friday, December 20th at 7:30PM in Pilgrim Hall. Written by Anne Kennedy Brady, Director Nathan Jeffrey says the show is “a delightfully fun take on the lives of the innkeepers in Bethlehem.” Admission is free and this event is open to the public.
Magnolia United Church of Christ is at 3555 W. McGraw. Click here for more information.
December 2nd, 2013 by Sara
Hard to believe, but the holiday season is already in full swing. It’s time for the 30th anniversary of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker, and a few talented kids from Magnolia; Clara Kang-Crosby, Isabelle McNabb and Elspeth Schoonover are performing in this season’s production. All dancers attend PNB School, which is recognized as one of the top three ballet training institutions in the United States.
9 year-old Clara Kang-Crosby was kind enough to answer our questions over email.
She started ballet at age 3, and has been with PNB for 3 years. Clara is loving her time onstage:
I love dancing because it allow me to move my body in ways that I didn’t know I could do. It pushes me to work harder in everyday life. The thing I like least is the teachers are really strict at PNB but they push me to be better. We have Nutcracker rehearsals twice a week on top of our weekly ballet classes. This week is exciting because we have our costume fittings! Once Nutcracker performances begin, I will be in 18 performances! I get to leave school early sometimes if its an afternoon show, and will get home late if the performance starts at 7:30. Sometimes I’d like to come home and relax. But I try to get homework done early in the week but read every night. My parents are really good about making sure I can keep my playdates. I also have to practice the piano, play soccer, jumprope club, and debate. Last year when I was casted Little Girl, my partner Little Boy forgot he had eyeliner on. We were on stage and curtains were about to go up. He rubbed his eyes and smeared it all over his face. So the kids director for Nutcracker had to run down to the stage and quickly wipe off everything, including his foundation!
MV: What is your dream role?
Clara: Little Clara and the Peacock!
MV: What is your dream job?
Clara: Artist or prima ballerina. It takes a lot of work, but if you keep working hard, I’ll bet you’ll make it. Every role is an important role in the Nutcracker. Nutcracker is super duper fun because you get to meet friends all over Seattle and Bellevue. They will be life-long friends.
You can see the three Magnolia ballerinas in the Nutcracker all season long. Click here for tickets.
December 1st, 2013 by Sara
Our Lady of Fatima Parish School invites parents to their Kindergarten Information Meeting, Monday, December 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.
Fatima is known for:
- Specialist classes in Music, Art, Spanish, Technology, and P. E.
Dedicated faculty, many with advanced degrees
- Commitment to each child’s success, Catholic and Christian Social Values
Extracurricular activities, including the Spring Musical,
Award-winning Speech Team, and CYO sports
Excellent high school preparation
A school tour will take place following the meeting.
For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs. Michele Kellogg in the school office at 206-283-7031, or click here for Fatima’s website. Our Lady of Fatima is at 3301 West Dravus Street. The meeting is in the kindergarten classroom (please enter via the side door that opens to the parking lot behind the church).
November 29th, 2013 by Sara
By reporter Steven Smalley
Some news for the do-it-yourself car wash buffs – The Brown Bear self-service location on 15thAvenue West near the Ballard Bridge is closed. In quick time, crews removed any semblance of washing facilities except for the giant bays which stand like white garages waiting for their rides. Vacuums, spray nozzles, coin change machines – they’re all history.
A spokesman for Brown Bear sent Magnolia Voice an email with this explanation: “We actually sold that site several years ago and were just leasing the property to continue our operations since the developers to whom we sold the site were not yet ready to develop the property. The work…is actually us completing the final preparations to vacate the site. As such there will no longer be a Brown Bear self-serve operation at that location.”
Customers are invited to visit other Brown Bear facilities in Ballard, Interbay, and Fremont.
November 26th, 2013 by Sara
As the holiday approaches, what are your plans? Do you have any fun traditions? Does your family volunteer? Do you put up a tree before Turkey day? Let’s hear it at firstname.lastname@example.org!
November 25th, 2013 by Sara
The window of the dentist office on 33rd Ave W was smashed early this morning.
November 23rd, 2013 by Sara
Support local and international charitable organizations that serve to nourish self-sustaining lives for artisans and crafts people throughout the world while you shop!
The festival is today (Saturday, November 23) from 10am-4pm at Magnolia UCC, 3555 W. McGraw St.
November 22nd, 2013 by Sara
There has been a little bit of confusion about what’s going on in the Village for the holidays. We’ll try to shine some twinkly lights on the situation:
Friday night, November 22nd from 6-9pm is the Holiday Open House:
This is a great time to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Several shops in the Village will be offering fine wine, hot apple cider and tasty hors d’oevures for tasting while you stop in to shop.
In addition, Serendipity Lounge is hosting a wine tasting from 6-7pm with Vessel Wines, and live music by The Kennedy Brothers at 9pm that same evening.
And, Friday, December 6th, bring your family down to the Village for Winterfest from 6-9pm. McGraw will be blocked off to traffic, there will be live music, Santa and tons of merrymaking.
Click here for more information.
November 21st, 2013 by Sara
Whether your little guys have been naughty or nice, they can still meet the big guy before the big day. For the 5th year in a row, Santa will be visiting Serendipity Café in the Village for photos.
Here’s his schedule (peeking allowed):
Thurs – Sun, Dec. 12th -15th from 2-5pm
Thurs – Sat, Dec 19th – 21st from 2-5pm
Click here to schedule an appointment, or for more information.