If you were one of the many 520 commuters last summer, you probably remember Eddie, the friendly bald eagle who was frequently seen perched on lamp posts along the bridge last August. Unfortunately Eddie has been a little too adventurous and while flying low flew right in front of a bus and was killed. Since he was killed, many have been wondering what will happen to Eva, his newly widowed mate.
Bald Eagles typically have one mate for life, would she abandon their nest above the Broadmoor Country Club, or stay put solo? Not Eva! She’s been on the prowl, and already found a new mate who’s nesting with her in the same nest she once shared with Eddie. Both birds have been spotted bringing food to their offspring, and birdwatchers in and around the Seattle area couldn’t be happier at the birds determination to carry on. For more information on the Eagles whereabouts, visit the Seattle Times.
After hosting President Obama and around 75 additional guests in Madrona yesterday for the Presidential Brunch, Ann and Bruce Blume’s home has been glistening in the National spot light. Locals were giddy with excitement at the possibility of an Obama spotting, traffic was a little slow going in and out of the neighborhood and secret service lined the streets, and patrolled the area surrounding the Blume’s residence. But the press has also brought to our attention that the Blumes are not only getting major publicity for the Madrona area for hosting the President, but also because they are currently selling one of their properties in Broadmoor. They’re selling their 1941 Colonial home for $2,950,000 and it’s truly noted as one of the best homes in the neighborhood. For more information on the President’s visit to Seattle, or the Blume’s listing, visit the Madrona Seattle blog.
A Seattle Police Officer was assaulted in Broadmoor on Friday night by a trespasser who refused to stop for the security guards at the front gate. Shortly before 10:30 a man in his mid-20’s enter Broadmoor by foot. When he would not stop for the front gate guards, the Seattle Police were contacted while a guard followed the man so not to lose track of him. When the police officer found them, she approached the trespasser. The trespasser responded by taking a swing at the police officer. She was able to block the blow, but in the ensuing struggle the man tried to grab the officer’s gun and it took both the Broadmoor guard and the police officer to get the trespasser’s hands from the gun. Other police officers were soon on the scene and took the man into custody. The police officer sustain only minor injuries during the struggle.
It was determined that the man was mentally ill and was not taking his medication.
Robert Ketcherside wrote a piece on the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog about some old photos found at an antique store’s bargain bin that lead back to the Seattle neighborhoods of Capitol Hill and Broadmoor. One photo is from the mid to late 50’s and shows the now Ferrari dealership where Madison, Union, and 12th meet. Back then it was a Mercury dealership called Lee Morgan Co. Another photo shows Lee with his wife and mother-in-law in lawn furniture presumably at their Broadmoor home because the other picture was labeled “Front Moran House” and shows his Broadmoor home at 1140 Parkside Drive East in 1957.
The Seattle Christmas Ships will be in Madison Park this weekend, Saturday, December 17th, from 4:55- 5:15 pm. Be sure to leave Broadmoor in time so you can enjoy the bonfire on the beach. It will be dark and cold so bring a flashlight and some warm clothes.