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  • Betty Woods joins Music4Life board
    Magnolia resident Betty Woods, former president/CEO of Premera Blue Cross, has joined the corporate governing board of Music4Life, the nonprofit organization that acquires musical instruments for use by students from low-income families in the Seattle, Highline and Shoreline school systems.
  • A retirement party at Magnolia Ace Hardware
    Anne Wallin has worked for Robert and Joan Wilson for 32 of the 35 years the Wilsons have owned Magnolia Ace Hardware Co. (2420 34th Ave. W.) in the Village. On March 14 the store celebrated her retirement with a party, which included the gift of a golden hammer.
  • Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-36th District) was named Legislator of the Week by the Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund for the week that ended March 1.
  • QA Farmers Market hires new manager

    Queen Anne resident Tom Tafelsky has been named operations manager for the Queen Anne Farmers Market (QAFM).

  • A few years ago, I spotted a wheat penny in the pile of change that the old-timer behind the counter at Tweedy & Popp Ace Hardware store in Wallingford handed me. I immediately flipped it over and was amazed by the date. 
  • QA's Larimore named Amherst College dean
    Queen Anne’s James A. Larimore, the deputy director for Student Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former dean at Dartmouth, Stanford and Swarthmore universities, has been named the new Amherst College Dean of Students, following an extensive national search. He will start full-time this summer and begin working for the college part-time in April.
  • QA Helpline honors retiring longtime volunteer Donna Hegstrom
    Late in the afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 28, more than two-dozen people turned out at the Queen Anne Helpline offices, 311 W. McGraw St., to honor Donna Hegstrom on her last day as a 20-year volunteer.
  • A little more than a month after Easy Street Records closed its Queen Anne location, Silver Platters owner Mike Batt announced that his Queen Anne store is also closing, according a The Seattle Times blog on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
  • QA Food Bank marks first year with 
pancake breakfast
    The Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a pancake breakfast for volunteers, clients and benefactors, to thank all involved for their contributions and support during the food bank’s first year.
  • Modern-home expert joins Windermere's Wall Street office
    Magnolia resident Heidi Ward, co-founder and managing partner of 360°Modern, a network of brokers specializing in modern-architecture homes, has joined Windermere Real Estate/Wall Street. 
  • Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-36th District), has received an “A” rating on the Racial Justice Report Card, issued by the Washington Community Action Network.
  • The Seattle Symphony & Opera Players’ Organization (SSOPO) selected Magnolia’s Serendipity Café as the winner of its Musical New Year Concert Contest after a month-long Facebook competition. A duet of symphony musicians will perform a free concert at the café (3222 W. McGraw St.) on March 15 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • North Queen Anne resident Jean Robinson has been chosen to serve as board president ACLU of Washington. As the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nonprofit organization defends and advocates for civil liberties throughout Washington. The ACLU-WA has more than 20,000 members statewide and is the third-largest state branch of the ACLU. 
  • Personal-training studio moves to Next Level with new location, owner

    The Next Level Personal Training studio moved to the next level at the end of January when the business relocated to a new facility with a new owner. The former facility, at 2560 32nd Ave. W. in the Magnolia Village business district, is now a five-minute drive to a new home along West Government Way.

  • Queen Anne floral scene blossoms with Pistil Design
    When Queen Anne’s Metropolitan Market closed last spring, it left a void in the area. Residents lost a destination where they could find a plethora of local products, which included its floral selection. Queen Anne residents Laurie Gardner and Colin Stewart took it upon themselves to fill that void by opening Pistil Floral Design. 
  • Lily's Pampering Salon & Party Boutique closes after 8 years
    When Erin Quigley’s two daughters were young, she liked to take them to a salon on their birthdays so they could get their toenails painted. Unfortunately, this wasn’t always the simplest task because many salons did not know what to do with young children, as the pedicure chairs were too big. 
  • QA's Steven Hill named to SCC board
    Queen Anne resident Steven R. Hill, a business and public-service executive, has been named to the board of trustees for Seattle Community Colleges. He replaces longtime board member Tom Malone.
  • Pair of P.O. stalwarts retires from Magnolia station
    Magnolia resident Gary Gaffner showed up a little before 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Magnolia Post Office (3211 W. McGraw St.) with a bag containing two bottles of nonalcoholic cider.
  • KCTS 9 has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 membership challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. 
  • New-studio opening to feature live food art
    BlackRapid Studios is celebrating its opening as a new event studio and workshop at 517 Aloha St. on Queen Anne with Seattle’s James Beard Award-winning chef and “pleasure-activist” Tiberio Simone creating his one-of-a kind, live-model food art on Feb. 9, beginning at 8 p.m.
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