Friday, July 18, 2014 12:41 PM
Blue Highway Games (2203 Queen Anne Ave. N.) will celebrate seven years of selling board and card games from around the world with events on Saturday, July 19.
  • Blue Highway Games (2203 Queen Anne Ave. N.) will celebrate seven years of selling board and card games from around the world with events on Saturday, July 19. 
  • Painting franchise lets college students learn hands-on
    When Magnolia homeowner Clay Newlin decided to create a clean and modern look for his recently purchased home on 25th Avenue West, he turned to a college-run business for his exterior house painting. 
  • Tronquet to head Women’s University Club
    Patty Tronquet, a longtime Magnolia resident and owner of the floral company Pocket Full O’Posies, has been elected as president of the Women’s University Club (WUC) of Seattle. 
  • Lewis joins Peoples Bank
    Jeffrey P. Lewis joins Peoples Bank (which has a branch in Magnolia at 3300 W. McGraw St.) as the senior vice president of the Commercial Banking team. 
  • Salon helps exceed  fundraising goal
    Lisa Power Salon participated in the Fashion SOULstice fundraising event in April to raise money for a cosmetology school in Cambodia. 
  • Ascension church opens new counseling office
    March Gunderson is now providing counseling services at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension (2330 Viewmont Way W.) in Magnolia, in cooperation with the Samaritan Center of Puget Sound. 
  • Little Pearls Kids Dentistry has moved to its new office at 1905 Queen Anne Ave. N., Suite 200A. 
  • Magnolia Travel closes village office
    Magnolia has had a travel agency in some form or another since the 1960s. But last month, the Magnolia Travel and Cruise (3214 W. McGraw St.) closed its village office. 
  • Woodinville’s Robert Ramsay Cellars has opened a location in Queen Anne, at 1629 Queen Anne Ave. N. 
  • The Queen Anne Farmers Market (, which opens Thursdays from 3 to 7:30 p.m., will collect donations tomorrow for the victims of the June 5 shooting at Seattle Pacific University. 
  • Seattle salon adds Depta to team
    Rachelle Depta has joined the Lisa Power Salon (636 Fifth Ave. W.) team as a stylist.
  • Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, will move to a new office in lower Queen Anne this fall. Its new home is in the Queen Anne Station building at 415 First Ave. N. 
  • Graves hired as port captain
    Small-ship adventure cruise line Un-Cruise Adventures has hired Capt. Mark Graves as the company’s port captain. Graves is based at the line’s Fishermen’s Terminal headquarters in Seattle. 
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized Measurement Technology Northwest as the 2014 Washington Small Business Exporter of the Year. 
  • QA Chamber honors community members
    On April 17, the Queen Anne Chamber honored four different community members and businesses at its annual awards luncheon at the Space Needle. 
  • QA Chamber works to unify business community
    As the years have gone by, the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce has seen its highs and lows. It has climbed its way out of debt, but it still struggles to gain membership and unify the diverse neighborhood and its businesses. 
  • Magnolia planters  get upgrade
    The 34 planters in Magnolia village just got an upgrade, funded by the merchants and residents of the neighborhood. 
  • EMP Admin Building earns LEED Platinum
    The EMP Administrative Office Building (120 Sixth Ave. N.) for the EMP Museum received a LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. 
  • New chamber president among changes
    The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce has a new president, Heather Ussery, and big changes are on the way, including a new publicist and closing the chamber’s office. 
  • Magnolia man publishes book on banking career
    Arvon Agren, 84, is a natural storyteller, and he’s known among his friends for his jokes. After hearing all of his funny stories about his career in banking in Seattle, they pushed Agren to write those stories down. Agren published his memoir, “The Other Side of Banking,” this February. 
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