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Another gorgeous Magnolia sunset

June 19th, 2015 by Sara

Reader K2 sent these amazing sunset shots.  She writes:

Please use these as you wish for those who were on their screens
tonight instead of gazing at Mother Nature’s stunning work. Another
reason to be outside you never know what you might miss!

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House fire in the 2300 block of 35th ave W

June 14th, 2015 by Sara

IMG_7824There was a massive fire response earlier this afternoon at 2309 35 W in Magnolia.  When we got to the scene, a spokesperson for the Seattle Fire Department said the fire was out and there were no injuries. We are so thankful for the quick response!




2309 35 W

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Magnolia Farmers Market

June 14th, 2015 by Sara

The Market was in full swing yesterday- packed full of people and some new vendors.  Magnolian Borian brought her bird Huginn, a Black-Headed Caique.


Adiyson with “Huginn”

The fruit and vegetables were gorgeous, as usual. IMG_78101



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Wine, cheese and ginger beer-among other treats! Yesterday there was fresh pizza from Queen Margherita and so much more… If you haven’t had the chance to visit yet make sure you stop by one of the Saturdays through October 17th from 10am-2pm.  Click here for more information.

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Clean Up! Clean out! Get rid of your junk Saturday

June 11th, 2015 by Sara

Brokers and staff from Windermere Real Estate’s Magnolia office ware hosting its annual community service event on June 13. Photo courtesy of Windermere Real Estate

Windermere Real Estate/Wall Street, Inc. Magnolia is once again hosting their community service event “Clean up! Clean out!,” this Saturday, June 13th, from 9am-1pm.  They will provide a Goodwill truck for donation items, a shredding truck and an electronics recycling receptacle.  You can bring everything from small electronic devices to old appliances.  They will not have be able to take old paint.

Windermere brokers will be on site to help you unload your cars and keep things moving.
The event will take place on 33rd Avenue W, between McGraw and Wheeler.

Broker Patty Corbin writes “We are pleased to provide this service again to the Magnolia community. If you have any questions, call our offices at 206-284-8989.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.”

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USS John Stennis

June 11th, 2015 by Sara


MV reader Ken snapped this pic from Perkins Lane earlier this week. He writes:

“USS John C Stennis cruises by Magnolia this morning about 11AM”

Thanks, Ken!

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Vino in the Village “Wine and more Wine” Friday, June 12th from 6-9pm

June 9th, 2015 by Sara

Join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of wine tasting and shopping in the Village. This is a Magnolia Chamber of Commerce fundraiser that helps fund their many community events, including Summerfest, (August 1st & 2nd) and the Magnolia Village Car Show, (August 8th). 30% of the proceeds go to their fundraising efforts.  Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door.
They are expecting brand-new souvenir glasses (you can buy one for $7.50), or bring your own.  And if you find some vino you love, there’s no sales tax on wine purchases that evening.

 Tickets​ ​are available through the Chamber website.

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All invited to Smith Cove Park Saturday, June 13

June 9th, 2015 by Sara


Come explore and imagine the possibilities for this new park and share your comments and ideas as part of the conceptual design process. This is an opportunity to walk the 12 acres of this future park.

The Friends of Smith Cove Park (FoSCP) are continuing outreach efforts with this event at Smith Cove Park. At 9AM,  Members of the FoSCP will lead walkers from Magnolia Park to Smith Cove Park via the Magnolia Bridge. At 10AM there will be a short presentation and tour of the site by the Berger Partnership, the landscape architecture/urban design firm hired for the conceptual design process.

Please note there is available parking at both Magnolia Park (1461 Magnolia Blvd W, 98199) and at Smith Cove Park (23rd Avenue West between West Marina Place and West Galer Street, 98199).

Public Meeting #1 for the Smith Cove Park conceptual design process was held on May 13. The meeting was jam-packed with interested future park users. The interest boards were filled to capacity with comments and ideas for the new park.

Public Meeting #2 is scheduled for Thursday, July 16, at 7 PM in the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave. West, 98119). The Berger Partnership will review the input from the first meeting, integrate new ideas for the park and solicit community feedback on the recommendations and vision concepts.

Public Meeting #3 is scheduled for Monday, September 21 at a location still to be determined. At this time, the Berger Partnership will present the preferred parks plans and outline an implementation plan.

If you are unable to attend a meeting or the site tour, please go to the Smith Cove Park website to complete the survey or to email comments directly.

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Masturbating man confronts woman at bus stop

June 8th, 2015 by Sara

By reporter Steven Smalley

Monday morning, 10:30 a.m, a woman named “Han” was waiting for the number 33 bus on the corner of 22nd Avenue West and Gilman, near the railroad tracks. Standing by herself, she was approached by a man who asked what time the bus would arrive? Han began to look up the time on her phone as the conversation turned to the weather. “I started to ignore him and concentrate on my phone,” she said. Then she turned around to see him masturbating right in front of her. “I yelled to anyone who might hear me,” she explained. There was a man who ran to her aid as the masturbator scurried up Emerson Street. “Dinesh” tells Magnolia Voice he didn’t hear Han yelling. He saw a man near her as he was going to the bus stop. She quickly explained what happened which compelled Denish to run up the street after the man.

“It looked like she was in shock. I thought she needed medical attention,” he revealed. The hero managed to get a picture of the perpetrator as he fled. Barely able to stand, Han was woozy. “I felt like I was going to pass out,” she said. “I felt dizzy. The blood was running out of my head.” Han feels particularly vulnerable. Her husband is a merchant mariner who works overseas. “I’m scared,” she managed. “I don’t know if he knows where I live,” as she explained how evidence of a “peeping tom” was recently discovered in her back yard. “I felt yucky. I was shaking all day,” she admits, as tears welled in her eyes. “Maybe I’m too nice to people. I always will talk to strangers.”

Dinesh said the Magnolia neighborhood is changing. “This neighborhood is getting weirder and weirder. I thought, what if it was my daughter or wife? The neighborhood feels more and more unsafe.” Calling from his current location in India, Han’s angry husband requests a police photo array of local sex offenders so Han can point out the perp.

The alleged perpetrator fleeing the scene.

The alleged perpetrator fleeing the scene.


June 5 remembrance events at Seattle Pacific University

June 4th, 2015 by Sara

On the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Seattle Pacific University, two events will be held on campus on Friday, June 5, 2015.

From 12:30-1:30 p.m., a special chapel service will be held in First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Avenue West and adjacent to campus. The SPU community and the public are invited to attend. University Chaplain Bo Lim will lead the service. The chapel service will be live streamed.

At 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, the Music Department will host a special concert featuring Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem” as a time of worship and reflection. Faculty, staff, and students will participate in the requiem, which is a combined orchestra and choral arrangement.

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Don’t miss the Blaine Carnival

June 4th, 2015 by Sara


photo courtesy of Clowns Unlimited

photo courtesy of Clowns Unlimited

Cotton candy! Face-painting! Giant hamster balls! It can only mean one thing—the annual Catharine Blaine K-8 School Carnival! This year’s event will be held on Friday, June 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. All your favorite rides, food, and games will be back on the playground for a fun-filled evening. Bring your friends and family—the whole community is invited. Proceeds this year will help fund the 8th-grade marine biology trip in September.

The Catharine Blaine K-8 School playground is immediately adjacent to the Pop Mounger Pool parking lot at 2535 32nd Ave. W. in Magnolia.

Please contact Nancy Gilbert at or 206-601-3546 for more information.

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