February 18th, 2014 by Sara
February 17th, 2014 by Sara
From the “In case you are missing the Hawks” and “Better late than never” files, here’s an adorable photo of local kiddo Jake, sent to us from Kym:
I thought you would love this picture of 3rd grader & Magnolia resident Jake – who was featured on KIRO news with his homemade Lombardi Trophy — during the Seahawks victory parade on Wednesday.GO HAWKS - not sure what I’m going to do with my extra time now that football season is over –
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February 17th, 2014 by Sara
(Thanks to Cat for the tip!) And a storm that knocked out power to almost 4,000 homes and businesses. here is a little bit of our FB coverage:
February 13th, 2014 by Sara
February 12th, 2014 by Sara
“Walk When the Moon is Full”
This Saturday night, spend an evening together with a naturalist discovering the wonders of nature after dark. This program will get you in touch with all of your senses as you explore under the full moon. Call 206.386.4250 to register.
Saturday February 15, from 6:00 – 8:00pm
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
$5.00 per person
Ages 8 and up
February 12th, 2014 by Sara
The Magnolia Chamber is well-known for such successful events as the Auto Show, Winterfest and Summerfest. They help keep our neighborhood looking amazing and our businesses working together.
Do you want to be a part of this dynamic group? The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce is looking for an Executive Director. If you are interested in being involved in our community and have the following skills and qualifications, please reply with a resume to email@example.com:
Strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated executive and managerial skills; self-starter who has a high level of initiative.
Proven leadership abilities.
Be detailed oriented; able to work independently and meet deadlines in a multi-task environment, proficient in computer skills, displays a high degree of tact and diplomacy.
Be a college graduate with experience in advertising, business, marketing, public relations, or a related field or four years related experience in management and/or businesses ownership.
Have strong knowledge of social media and how to execute and promote on varied media outlets including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Magnolia Voice, and The Chamber Website.
Click here for more information about the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce.
February 11th, 2014 by Sara
We got this email from a concerned reader:
I have noticed for over a year now there are frequently peanut shells scattered all over the sidewalks and grass along 28th Ave. W and 29th Ave. W. They even often end up in our yard and on our front walkway too. Normally, I would not care but I have a toddler with a life threatening peanut allergy. This makes walking outside our home and to the park, etc. difficult in that we don’t want to step on the shells or have our dog step on them and risk bringing residue into our home. It’s especially unsettling when we find them on our property which we would like to think as absolutely “peanut free”.If anyone knows how this is happening and could let me know or the person/people who are discarding the shells outside the broader concern, I’d greatly appreciate it. I know they are biodegradable, but if they could be placed into a container/bag instead of tossed that would be great! Thanks!
February 7th, 2014 by Sara
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension has been recognized as a GreenFaith Sanctuary after completing a rigorous 2-year GreenFaith Certification program through GreenFaith.org. Certification acknowledges religious-environmental leaders who have carried out a range of initiatives to integrate environmental themes into their worship, religious education, facility maintenance as well as social outreach actions over a two-year period. “The Certification Program is the most rigorous program of its kind in the country, and Church of the Ascension has had tremendous success,” says Stacey Kennealy, Certification Program Director. “It takes vision, creativity and energy to achieve what Church of the Ascension has done. They stand out as an inspiring example of the environmental and spiritual transformation that is possible through the Certification Program.”
“The Church of the Ascension committed to the Certification effort because the program equips parishioners to align their beliefs with positive action. Our mission, ‘Making Disciples Creative Stewards,’ acknowledges that God has called us to participate in responsible and prophetic stewardship of God’s creation,” emphasized the Rev. Marilyn Cornwell, Ascension’s Rector. “GreenFaith Certification marks the beginning of our ongoing efforts to bring about awareness, acceptance and action toward this mission.” Ascension established a Creation Care Team to organize and track progress toward the requirements for the GreenFaith Certification Program. These requirements were focused on three categories: Spirit, Stewardship, and Environmental Justice, plus an active internal and external communication commitment.
“For a small congregation like Ascension, the Certification requirements were achievable through intentional collaboration across regional and interfaith boundaries. Of particular significance for creative stewardship were our intergenerational activities focused on outreach and advocacy,” explained Rector Marilyn Cornwell. Building on Ascension’s tradition of an annual Eucharist in the Park, five of the neighborhood Christian churches gathered for an Ecumenical Eucharist outside on a summer Sunday morning. Ascension’s elders helped to build a garden box, and then coached Church School youth as they planted and then harvested produce from the garden box for the local food bank. Creation Care Team members collaborated with members of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Temple Beth Am, and the Muslim Association of Puget Sound to host an “Awakening the Dreamer” symposium and to foster ongoing interfaith dialog on environmental concerns in Puget Sound. Ascension Members also collaborated with St. Mark’s Cathedral to address environmental justice concerns regarding the cleanup of the Duwamish River. The Creation Care Team equipped the congregation to engage in environmental justice advocacy for the WA State Toxic-Free Kids Act, and for amelioration of climate change through reforestation efforts in Haiti and the southern Philippines.
“Church of the Ascension represents environmental leadership in action,” says Stacey Kennealy, Certification Program Director of GreenFaith “from their beautiful and innovative eco-themed services, such as Eucharist in the Park, to the many ways they have reduced the environmental footprint of their building, and their very inspiring work around cleaning up the Duwamish River, they are a strong example for other congregations to follow.” “Our Creator God has called and equipped us to be creative stewards of creation. Our collaborative efforts are a visible witness to the whole community that how we live, work and play makes a vital difference, deeply affects the lives of all creatures, and can bring healing and hope to a hurting world. The Certification program helped us to invite, inspire and ignite our members to greater effectiveness as prophetic advocates of creation care,” summarized Rector Marilyn Cornwell. The GreenFaith Sanctuary certificate was presented to the Church of the Ascension parish at the Annual Meeting in January.
February 4th, 2014 by Sara
By reporter Steven Smalley
February 4th, 2014 by Sara
With the Seahawk’s huge win on Sunday and a big celebration in store tomorrow, there is so much excitement in the air! People all over Magnolia (and of course, Seattle proper) are basking in the glow of victory. Many of us watched the game with our families, cheering on the Hawks, and we will be there tomorrow, with our kids in tow.
Although Seattle Schools will officially be in session, many parents will be taking their kids out for the day to be a part of the downtown celebration. We thought it would be fun to find out how many Magnolians were planning on heading down to the big party. If you have a moment, please take our survey!
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The whole shebang starts at 11 a.m. and will take approximately two hours. The parade will begin just south of Seattle Center at Denny Way (outside the EMP museum), travel south down 4th Avenue through Westlake Park, and finish at the north entrance to CenturyLink Field.
Seahawks players, coaches, staff, the Sea Gals, Blitz, Blue Thunder Drumline, and the Lombardi Trophy will ride military vehicles and Seattle’s “Ride the Ducks” carriers.
Parking will be tight. Plan ahead, carpool, utilize public transportation and arrive early for the day’s events. Don’t forget to wear warm (Seahawks colored) clothing…the forecast calls for sunshine, but temps will be in the mid-20s when the parade kicks off. Wednesday’s high calls for 32 degrees.
The official website for the Hawks has the following info about tomorrow’s festivities:
Tomorrow’s Super Bowl XLVIII victory parade will culminate with a brief championship celebration within the friendly confines of CenturyLink Field featuring Seahawks players, coaches, staff, and the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy.
Seahawks season-ticket holders have been invited to attend Wednesday’s at-capacity event set to begin at roughly 1 p.m. PT. Fans will be able to watch the team’s victory parade beginning at 11 a.m. on the stadium’s video boards with soda, water, and hot dogs available for purchase at concessions stands throughout. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. with open stadium seating. Season-ticket holders can still print tickets to the event through this evening by visiting their Account Manager.
The adjacent Safeco Field will also open Wednesday to carry a live feed of the victory parade and CenturyLink Field’s on-field presentation on the ballpark’s large video boards. Tickets to Safeco Field are free and available to print on a first-come, first-serve basis right here. Seating at Safeco Field will be general admission with the field’s gates opening at 10:30 a.m.
Parking will be extremely limited at CenturyLink Field, Safeco Field, along the parade route, and its surrounding areas. Carpooling and utilizing public transportation are your best bets here. Wednesday’s forecast calls for a high of 32 degrees and sunshine, so be sure to dress warm and dust off your favorite pair of shades.
All of Wednesday’s activities will be broadcast live by several area news stations, with a large number of viewing locations available along the team’s parade route (4th Avenue). A live stream will also be available here on Seahawks.com.