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 email@example.com!
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.
November 19th, 2013 by Sara
From Laura at our sister site Queen Anne View
It’s November and time for McClure Middle School’s Turkey Bingo , an annual fundraiser that helps keep McClure’s afterschool activities up and running.
Turkey Bingo is this Thursday at McClure (1915 1st Ave W), from 5:30-8pm. Bingo cards are $5 apiece, with additional cards priced at the low, low price of 50 cents each. Plus, if you bring a can of food for the Queen Anne Food Bank, you get 2 bingo cards free!
What can you win? All sorts of prizes, from Starbucks cards to Menchies certificates to pies… and, turkeys! It wouldn’t be Turkey Bingo without them!
November 19th, 2013 by Sara
photo from chef’s FB page
Chef Emme Ribeiro, award-winning culinary professional, is celebrating the launch of her new website
, Sunday, November 24 from 2 – 4p.m. at Ward Johnson Winery
. Sample 5 locally produced wines for $5 and chat with the famous chef. The event is free and open to the public.
You may remember chef Ribeiro as being one of two Seattlelites cast on FOX’s Masterchef in 2010, or recognize her from her appearances on Q13 or Fox News. She has also been featured on Chow, Examiner, Food Network Online, Seattle Magazine, and in the Seattle Weekly Blog.
She attended Seattle Culinary Academy in 2012. While at SCA, she won various awards and scholarships including Tabor 100 and Space Needle Culinary Scholarship. After graduating as “Outstanding Culinarian” of her class, she began working as a private chef in Seattle and shortly thereafter founded her own chef service company.
About Ward Johnson Winery
Ward Johnson Winery is an urban family winery located at the foot of Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill. They produce wine from the Red Mountain and Columbia Valley AVA’s. At Ward Johnson’s they believe that the climate of the Sageland vineyards in Eastern Washington is perfect for wine – and they’re wines prove this! Ward Johnson wines are locally produced and bottled. Their wines are available for sale throughout Seattle at stores such as Ballard Market, QFC, Sixth Avenue Wine Sellers, Whole Foods Market and many more.
Ward Johnson Winery is at 1445 Elliott Avenue West.
November 18th, 2013 by Sara
November 18th, 2013 by Sara
Anthony’s Restaurants celebrates the photography of Jana Suchy with the release of her book, Fishing for a Living in Alaska’s Southeast. They have showcased Jana’s photographs on the walls of Chinook’s at Fishermen’s Terminal for more than 25 years, and this Thursday, November 21, Jana will be there signing copies of her book from 4-7pm.
Annie Hong, Social Media and Public Relations Manager for Anthony’s writes
Her book is a visual memoir of the years she lived as a commercial fisherman in the Alaska fishing fleet, beginning in the early 1980’s. Her photographs depict stories and moments from those six years she lived at sea, the people she met along the way and the sights that she took in. Her passion and creativity for capturing the beauty of life at sea have drawn the audience of the fishing community and all seafood fans alike, captivating them with her photographic storytelling.
Jana M. Suchy’s book will be available for purchase this Thursday. You can also order it online here. Chinook’s at Salmon Bay: 1900 W. Nickerson St. Seattle, WA 98119. (206) 283-4665.