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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement construction closures

July 5th, 2014 by Sara

Visit this website for a complete list of closures. Closure information changes frequently, so remember to check for updates throughout the week.

SR 99 Corridor

Sunday, July 6

  • Crews working for Seattle Public Utilities will close one lane in each direction of SR 99 between Raye Street and Roy Street from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Drivers can expect short delays due to rolling slowdowns on both directions of SR 99 between Aloha Street and the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.Bike/walk: We maintain a safe and reliable path for bicyclists and pedestrians through the construction area.

Monday, July 7

  • Drivers can expect short delays due to rolling slowdowns on both directions of SR 99 between Aloha Street and the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

 More about the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program




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You (or your hands) might be a star…

July 4th, 2014 by Sara

There’s an open casting call for an upcoming photo-shoot for an (unnamed) pharmaceutical company. Some of the scenes and locations will be hiking on Mt Rainier / Riding an amusement park ride / Carrying a surfboard / Flying a kite.  (Transportation to locations will be provided by production).

Here’s what they are looking for…


  • 2 Women:  Caucasian Age 30-50
  • 1 Male:  Caucasian Age 30-50
  • 1 Child: Caucasian 5-8
  • 1 Woman: Ethnically mixed African American 30-50
  • 5 Hand models

(From the casting agent) All talent should be in good shape, medium to average build. Not overly athletic. And here’s the best part…the pay!


  • Main Models $1,000 flat
  • Child rates $500 flat
  • Hand Models $500 flat

Casting Call:

The Casting Call is July 9th, 2014 anytime between 7:30AM – 7:30PM  at the following location:

            STUDIO ADDRESS:      2316 2ND AVE SEATTLE WA 98121

This is an OPEN CALL, which means you can come at any time during these hours!  (Audition should take less than 30 minutes.)



Shoot Dates:

       July 21st – July 23rd

You must be available for all days as the schedule has not yet been created. For those interested or have questions please feel free to email Steve at



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Overnight work in the Magnolia Bridge/Smith Cove area next week

July 2nd, 2014 by Sara

King County’s contractors are constructing a new combined sewer overflow (CSO) control facility in the Smith Cover/Terminal 91 area of South Magnolia. This 1.5-million-gallon underground tank will store excess flows of stormwater and sewage when heavy rains fill pipes, reducing untreated overflows to Puget Sound. A 3,000-foot long gravity sewer pipeline will carry excess flows from 32nd Avenue West to the storage tank on 23rd Avenue West.

From Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, as part of this work King County’s contractor will install a sewer line under the Magnolia Bridge to connect the CSO facility to the County’s existing sewer line on Port of Seattle property north of the bridge. This work will require trenching through the on- and off-ramps, which will be closed one at a time.

This work will be performed overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. during lower traffic periods. During this time, access to the Elliott Bay Marina, Palisade and Maggie Bluffs restaurants via the Magnolia Bridge will be maintained. Travel to and from 15th Avenue West and the Magnolia community will also be maintained.

What you can expect during July 7 to July 11 overnight detours:

  • Detours around Magnolia Bridge ramps for several nights
  • Flaggers and signs to direct motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists around closure
  • Metro Transit routes 19, 23, and 33 will maintain regular service
  • Traffic delays

Use caution, stay safe

Drive slowly through the work area and follow directions from flaggers

Check the website and search “South Magnolia CSO”.

Call the 24-hour construction hotline, (206) 205-0968, for the latest recorded message about schedule and progress. Leave a message with questions or concerns, and you will receive a return call shortly.

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Help Magnolia Moms fill backpacks for homeless kids

June 30th, 2014 by Sara

Magnolia Moms is a non-profit organization made up of moms in our community who support various homeless shelters in the Seattle area. Every summer they provide backpacks filled with the necessary school supplies so kids living in these shelters can start the school year off with the tools to succeed.  They rely on donations from the public to make this all happen. Magnolia Moms will provide the backpacks, but they are asking our community for help with supplies.

Below is a specific list of items that are needed. You can also consider a cash donation (please make checks payable to Magnolia Moms). All monies received will be used to finish buying the school supplies needed. Please only donate the items on the list. All donations can be left in the Magnolia Moms basket inside Our Lady of Fatima Church (3307 W. Dravus St) or on the porch at 3037 38th Ave W.


Red pens

Post it notes

College-rule paper

12-inch rulers

Children’s scissors (both safety and pointed)
Regular scissors

College and wide-rule spiral notebooks

Water color sets

Thick and thin colored markers

Book covers
12 pack colored pencils
Composition books
24 pack crayons
Small dictionary

Big pink erasers

Eraser caps

2-pocket folders

Glue sticks

Index cards

Black sharpie markers

Pencil box/case
Pencil pouch

Packs of pencils

Pencil sharpeners
10 pack pens

Click here for more information about Magnolia Moms.



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Coyote on the loose

June 29th, 2014 by Sara

There have been several coyote sightings in Magnolia this week- have you seen the little guy or gal?


Summertime Thrive tonight! 7-9pm

June 25th, 2014 by Sara

Summertime Thrive
Wednesday, June 25, 7-9pm
Discovery Wellness Center – 1631 15th Ave W, Ste 114 – Seattle, WA 98119

Join Taryn Perry, Sara Dean, Bethany Williamson & Dr. Nathan Clem
for an evening of conversation and wine. Learn how to thrive not just survive!

 Taryn Perry  – Owner of Choose 2 Be Fit; Co-Founder of Fit Mamas HQ; Mom of 3

Learn how to enjoy the flavors of summer without the added guilt, plan ahead with meals, snacks and vacations and grocery shop for your family and make it a lifestyle.

Bethany Williamson  – Bastyr Trained Essential Oil Consultant and a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA

Learn how you can easily make your own summer kit to help you breeze through the summer toxic free and stress free with the use of essential oils!

Sara Dean  – Owner of Sync Fitness Boot Camp in Interbay & her online community Fit Healthy Moms; Co-Founder of Fit Mamas HQ

Learn how to get the best results out of your workouts in the shortest amount of time, tricks to fitting workouts into your busy summer schedule & 5 bodyweight workouts you can do at home with no equipment.

Dr. Nathan ClemOwner of Discovery Wellness Center, A Family Wellness & Pediatric Chiropractic Center

Learn how you and your family can naturally develop and sustain strong immunity, speed healing & naturally prevent common childhood illnesses such as allergies, asthma, colds, and ear infections.

 RSVP here


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Dog hurts child at the beach. Owner doesn’t aplologize

June 23rd, 2014 by Sara

From an MV reader.  She reports that earlier today, a woman had her dog off leash at “Hidden Beach,” and the dog ran at her two young children.  The women did little to restrain the dog and did not apologize after the dog knocked the little boy over, resulting in several scratches and cuts.

When the dog owner was told of the injuries and reminded that dogs are not allowed on the beach, the woman finally got the dog on a leash, but still did not apologize.

The mother snapped these photos and sent her story to the Voice.




Discovery Park/West Point stewardship education event

June 23rd, 2014 by Sara

King County Wastewater Treatment Division and City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation invite the Magnolia community and Discovery Park users to join us at the Discovery Park roundabout on Saturday, June 28 anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You can take tours of the beach area with King County staff and Discovery Park Naturalists and learn about:

A trial enforcement period during summer 2014 to address problems with fires, illegal parking, and trespassing

  • The Master Plan established for Discovery Park
  • Management of parking and beach areas
  • Maintaining natural areas around West Point Treatment Plant
  • Fire safety and public safety awareness for park users

To attend this event, you can access the beach area by riding a shuttle from the Visitor Center from 10:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.  For people with disabled parking placards, or those with children under six years of age, parking permits must be obtained at the Visitor Center.  There are limited parking spaces available. For information about Discovery Park, and directions to get to the park, click here.




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Speaking of graduations…

June 20th, 2014 by Sara

The Magnolia Community Center has joyfully graduated 18 Pre Kindergarteners who will join the ranks of Seattle Public Schools this Fall as KINDERGARTENERS!

Send us your graduation pics!



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Call for artists-Summerfest is just around the corner!

June 19th, 2014 by Sara

The annual Magnolia Summerfest and Art Show, which is held Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd, is a well-known tradition in our community. A large part of the Festival is the Art Show, with adult and youth categories. Youth, under 18 years of age may enter one piece of art with no fee and adult artists may enter up to three pieces with a fee of $12.50 per piece. From photography, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and mixed-media, the Art Show is a wonderful collection of local art most of which is available for purchase. Entries are judged in several categories and cash awards will be presented on the main stage on Friday, August 1st at 7:30 pm (directly following the artist reception that starts at 6:45).

Click here  to sign up or for more information. The deadline is July 16.

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