Kudos to this Magnolia homeowner- you are all in!
From Laura at our sister site Queen Anne View
The newest and greenest Fire Station in Seattle is hosting an open house this Saturday, January 31st. The construction of Fire Station 20 at 2800 15th Ave W is now complete, and the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, welcome Queen Anne and Interbay neighbors to check it out.
Whether you have future fire fighters in your household or you are interested in the latest sustainable building practices, the event is sure to be a hit. Just swing by on Saturday between 11am and 1pm to check out the new facilities and meet local Queen Anne fire fighters.
Fire Station 20 is the most sustainable fire station in the state of Washington, and the first in the state to attain LEED Platinum certification – the U.S. Green Building Council’s certification program recognizing best-in-class green building strategies. The station meets 2015 energy reduction guidelines of the Architecture 2030 challenge, and the materials and features not only earn enough points for LEED Platinum certification, those points outnumber all other stations with Platinum status.
Sustainable features of Fire Station 20 include: ultra-low flow plumbing fixtures, drought-tolerant landscaping, efficient irrigation systems, infiltration garden filters, LED light fixtures, ground source heat pump, and a rooftop solar panel array. It also has a recovery system for heat exhausted from the building and an energy management and control system to maximize efficiency.
Fire Station 20 will house Engine 20 and a crew of four firefighters. The new facility features an extra bay to accommodate an EMS unit if needed in the future.
Learn more about the newest, greenest Seattle Fire Department station on Saturday, the event is free and open to all.
Hi Magnolia Voice,My husband Dave and I wanted to let you know that our Sophie was found by Kerry in her back yard on W. Ruffner. Kerry called us right away and we now have her safe and sound at home!We’d like to thank Kerry and her husband for their help as well as the whole Magnolia community…Jill who offered her expertise, support and help, Sara who brought me coffee, Marta on Perkins Lane who offered the use of her bathroom if needed while we kept watch for Sophie, My sister Margaret, her friend Tony and many other close friends of hers and many of her neighbors who helped look, Mike, Brian and Jennifer…the list goes on and on! And of course to mine and Dave’s personal friends who came out and searched the past few nights by bike, car, foot and who offered moral support…You all know who you are so I won’t list everyone but please know that you have warmed our hearts!We are truly amazed by how the community came out in support of our family and as a way to say thank you we will be making a donation to the Missing Pet Partnership organization. They were extremely helpful in our search and gave us amazing tips that I truly believe helped us find Sophie!Thank you everyone! Claudia and David
On Saturday night late (24th), our female dog Sophie ran way. She was staying at 1936 Edgemont PL W. The last sighting of her was on Magnolia Blvd Monday afternoon. We still believe she is in Magnolia but could be anywhere. We have many friends and neighbors on the look out. Sophie is very sweet and friendly but most likely scared.
Do you let your dog off-leash in Discovery? One reader is pleading for you to keep your pup tied up:
There have been increasing numbers of dogs off-leash in Discovery Park both in the grassy field under the big white satellite ball and at the sand pit. While I understand the need of dogs to run off-leash and the joy they get from it, my son (and lots of other people) is EXTREMELY scared of dogs. If there are dogs off-leash, it makes going to the park a scary experience for my son. We all wish he weren’t scared, but it is an irrational fear and it is just the way it is.
Clearly, we all know that dogs are not allowed off-leash at Seattle parks, playgrounds and not allowed at all at beaches. I would love for your dogs to enjoy their rights to run, but that only goes as far as it infringes upon others rights to enjoy an area. And please don’t be offended if I ask you to leash your dog if we come into an area where you are allowing your dog to run off-leash.
You may know that your dog is nice, but no one else knows that. Please be considerate of your neighbors and fellow-park goers.
Paraglider Mike Daniel got caught in a tree earlier today. We spoke with the Issaquah resident this evening, who said he flies in Magnolia quite a bit, but today was a bit trickier:
It looked like a rain squall was coming in, so I tried to make an emergency landing. As I came in over the trees, I caught a down draft and got caught in the tree.
Daniel got out quickly, and stayed with the glider until a professional tree service arrived to carefully cut it down from the tree. Daniel says many people stopped by to check on him. He adds “everyone in the neighborhood was really nice.”
Thanks to all of the readers for the tips, and Cortney for the photo!
All are invited to Our Lady of Fatima Parish School’s Open House, Sunday, January 25th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Faculty, current students, and school parents will be available to answer questions and school tours will be provided. Fatima is a K-8 Catholic parochial school in Magnolia since 1954. 80% of their faculty members have advanced degrees, and there are specialist classes for all grades that include Spanish, Music, P.E. and Art. Extracurricular activities include CYO Sports, Speech Team for 7th and 8th grade, the Spring Musical for students in grade 5 and up, Math Club, and Snow Sports. Service projects each year include Penny Harvest.
Questions? Please contact Michele in the school office 206-283-7031.
Fatima is at 3301 W Dravus St
Magnolia Little League is looking for any and all baseball and softball sluggers! Teams are filling up and registration is closing soon. Players must be registered by February 18, 2015. If you are interested in having your child play baseball or softball, click here.