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Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 11:40 am
Seattle Police detail plans for Maples Leaf (sic)
Maple Leaf Life - The graphic, above, pretty much says it all. Although publicity of the Seattle Police Department's current enforcement push has focused mainly on its 9 1/2 Block downtown strategy, it also earlier this week announced plans on a neighborhood level. Called Micro Community Policing Plans. (Update: Related Danny Westneat column here.) This is what they say about us. * [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 8:43 am
A mural for Maple Leaf's water tower?
Maple Leaf Life - Annie emails: 'I saw an article in Maple Leaf Life back in August of 2010 associated with a media release to keep the water tower in Maple Leaf. 'I'm an artist taking a mural class at North Seattle College and live a few blocks from the water tower. One of my assignments is to propose a [...] Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 10:58 am
Olympic View plant sale today and Saturday
Maple Leaf Life - Remember: Olympic View Elementary's plant sale runs until 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The school is at 504 N.E. 95th St. Read more...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 -- 10:31 am
Tequila bandit strikes Maple Leaf's COA
Maple Leaf Life - Josh emails this story with the note: 'This is not good.' Thieves steal $10,000 worth of liquor. The story, from KIRO TV, says: Thieves targeted a Seattle restaurant, stealing more than $10,000 worth of liquor. The owners of COA Mexican restaurant off Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 80th Street in the Maple Leaf neighborhood told KIRO 7 they were [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 -- 5:28 pm
Modern Home Tour highlights six Seattle homes
Madison Park Times - ... Architecture, located on a narrow, sloping lot within the Central Area; Architect James Chiarelli's personal Maple Leaf residence, built between 1948 and 1950 but renovated by current owners, to update the interior while honoring the original ... Read more...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 -- 12:05 pm
A second art gallery closes on Roosevelt Way N.E.
Maple Leaf Life - Briana emails: Joy Carter, owner of Between Cultures, requested that I forward this letter on to the Maple Leaf community. Unfortunately Joy and Bob needed to close their delightful gallery on Northeast 88th Street  and Roosevelt Way Northeast to take care of Bob (Elam) after four months in the hospital. Also, I'd appreciate it if someone can direct [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 10:09 am
Large poodle on the loose at N.E. 103rd
Maple Leaf Life - A reader emails this morning: 'Large male poodle on an adventure at Northeast 103rd Street and going south on Roosevelt Way Northeast. No owner in sight. 'About 9:10 a.m. Low growling and barking as he passed by. 'A sunday stroll .' Read more...
Friday, April 17, 2015 -- 4:48 pm
Could neighborhood block watches be part of the solution?
Maple Leaf Life - Shortly before our last post (crime, drugs, parks) Cathy emailed to say she's been a block watch captain in west Maple Leaf for the past two decades. I am on the SPD's block watch distribution. Neighbors within the loose boundaries (Northeast 88th Street and Fourth Avenue Northeast) are on my neighborhood email distribution. I provide a map [...] Read more...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- 11:29 am
Crime and drugs and Maple Leaf parks
Maple Leaf Life - Several neighbors have written to report drug-related issues in parks here or nearby. Chris writes: This Spring has seen a real uptick in intravenous drug use in one of our parks. I have come across more syringes than usual since the beginning of the year in the park parcel bounded by Roosevelt Way Northeast at the northeast [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 12, 2015 -- 11:19 am
More tagging at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park
Maple Leaf Life - This morning at the park. Thanks to John Wolff for cleaning up the last graffiti – and giving directions for how he did it. Read more...
Friday, April 10, 2015 -- 5:11 pm
Absentee ballots arrive -but the council election is next fall
Maple Leaf Life - Absentee ballots for the April 28th special King County election — what? You didn't know there was one? — started arriving this week. But that election has only one issue for Seattle residents: Replacing police and fire radios that date back to the 1990s. (The total is $246 million. Estimated cost is $2 monthly for the median [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -- 5:24 pm
What's big and being built in Maple Leaf?
Maple Leaf Life - From time to time people wonder what's being built on Maple Leaf's major streets. This is often time-consuming to find out, but now there's a better way. It was featured earlier this month by Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat: Growth gone wild? Website map pins it down. The column was about a new tool that posts and updates [...] Read more...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 -- 1:19 pm
Free, fresh raspberry starts on 8th Ave. N.E.
Maple Leaf Life - Karri emails: Free Raspberry Starts! From successful plants. Starts are in a bin with water at 9212 8th Ave. N.E., next to the straw bales. Take what you'd like, but please leave the bin. Enjoy! Read more...
Sunday, April 5, 2015 -- 10:57 am
The Easter Mallard
Maple Leaf Life - This Easter morning two Mallards were visiting our park – adding a 38th species to the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park bird list. These male and female Mallards are the first waterfowl we've seen swimming in the park. (The bird list includes Trumpeter Swan and Great Blue Heron, but they were seen flying overhead.) Happy Easter! Read more...
Saturday, April 4, 2015 -- 12:15 pm
Photos from today's egg hunt at the Reservoir Park
Maple Leaf Life - Photos from the Lux Communities egg hunt at Maple Lear Reservoir Park. (It's still on 'till 12:30 p.m.) Read more...
Saturday, April 4, 2015 -- 8:54 am
Another coyote sighting? (This one on 20th N.E.)
Maple Leaf Life - Update Easter Sunday – Maple Leaf's Flying Coyote? Mark notes on our Facebook page: 'We saw a coyote walking down Fifth Avenue Northeast right by Flying Squirrel last Thursday night around 10:00 p.m.' —————————— Tammie emails this morning: 'I'm pretty sure I saw a coyote cross in front of my car as I was leaving for work this [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 4, 2015 -- 8:54 am
Another coyote sighting? (This one on 20th Ave. N.E.)
Maple Leaf Life - Tammie emails this morning: 'I'm pretty sure I saw a coyote cross in front of my car as I was leaving for work this morning. 'It had a black animal in its mouth that it dropped when it saw me. Probably a rat but maybe a cat. 'This was on Northeast 90th Street and 20th Avenue Northeast. [...] Read more...
Friday, April 3, 2015 -- 7:14 am
Four arrested after knife attack at Northgate Transit Center
Maple Leaf Life - Police dog in action! Video by King County Sheriff Air Support. A police helicopter and K-9 team assisted in the arrest of four people near Northgate Transit Center about 11 p.m. Thursday. Two others got away after a confrontation that included a knife, police said. The arrests were made about 10 blocks away in Maple Leaf, at [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 -- 2:18 pm
Yes, it appears CenturyLink is bringing fiber high-speed Internet here, hopefully successfully
Maple Leaf Life - The lure of high-speed Internet connections (1 GB per second – read 'really, really fast') has been around for years in Maple Leaf. Unsuccessfully. Gigabit service through fiber-optic lines, perhaps 1,000 times faster than a 'typical' Internet connection, has been tried twice thrice here (we forgot Google), by the city and by GigaBit Squared – that one [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 -- 8:28 am
Easter Eggs return Saturday to Maple Leaf Park
Maple Leaf Life - The 2014 egg hunt, before the deluge. Maple Leaf's Lux Communities is planning its second annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park. This is Micah from Lux Communities. We are having an Egg Hunt again this year. It is a free event for the community. It is this Saturday, April 4th [...] Read more...



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