President’s Message

Hello my ‘tired of snow’ Leschi friends and neighbors,

What an amazing couple of weeks! I personally had not purchased salt for our condo building, but I lucked out with a hardware store at the top of Queen Anne.

As I write this column, I am just about to catch a plane to return from New Orleans where Mardi Gras is underway. Celebrations are everywhere—a great city if you ever get the chance to visit.

Our wine tasting event was postponed due to the snow and is re-scheduled for March 22 at the Central Area Senior Center. Steve from Grocery Outlet will be offering a 20% discount for purchases of six bottles or more. We will have amazing music provided by a trio of jazz musicians from the renowned Garfield Jazz Orchestra! You can purchase your tickets on Brown Bag Tickets (event titled “Spring Wine Tasting”) for $30.00 each. It should be a very fun time and maybe spring will have arrived by then. Your admission price benefits the Senior Center.

Our March program for earthquake preparedness will be on March 19 at 7pm. Leschi and Madrona Community Councils are collaborating on this program and have invited Diane Moore from Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management to speak.

With the weather we have had, it forced some of us to slow down and reflect. Others looked after their neighbors to make certain their well-being was handled.

Spring is upon us, and John Barber and the members of the volunteer landscape group will have ongoing projects. It is so wonderful to have such a dedicated nature lover who oversees the care taking of our little village spots of foliage. The Seattle Parks Department is underfunded and understaffed, so we so appreciate his work. Volunteer if you can, or if you see John, thank him.

Leschi is a unique, in-city world that really is away from it all. It is a jewel to nurture and protect. And we look forward to seeing you at the March 19 event and the March 22 Wine Tasting.

Warm regards,

Janice Merrill Brown President, LCC

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