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Friday, August 22, 2014 -- 5:49 pm
Beware Green Lake algae scum!
Maple Leaf Life - Seattle Parks warns toxic algae has been found in accumulated scum along the shores of Green Lake. The lake is not  closed and remains open for most activities. However, people and pets should not wade or play in the lake with the scum. Dog owners should take special care not to let animals drink from those areas. If your [...] Read more...
Monday, August 18, 2014 -- 4:03 pm
The Maple Bar (nee Maple Leaf Grill) is open!
Maple Leaf Life - The Maple Bar, officially to open Aug. 23, actually had a 'soft' opening this weekend. The bar and restaurant, at 8929 Roosevelt Way N.E. in the space where the Maple Leaf Grill closed, will be open daily from 5 p.m to midnight. The soft opening, to train staffers and fine-tune equipment (how's the beer working now?) and [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 17, 2014 -- 1:55 pm
Report of brown tap water near light rail construction
Maple Leaf Life - Laura emails: We live near First Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street and are wondering if anyone else is experiencing tan(ish) water coming out of their taps this morning? I'm assuming it has something to do with the link expansion construction, but it would be great to know if it's just us or seems to be neighborhood [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 17, 2014 -- 8:56 am
Do you know this cat (hanging on 12th NE)?
Maple Leaf Life - Neighbors along 12th Avenue Northeast report this long-haired gray cat has been entering their houses and sleeping in their yards for the past couple of weeks. The cat is fluffy, friendly and appears well-fed but they're worried that it may be lost because it isn't known to the immediate neighbors. It is wearing a bell but doesn't [...] Read more...
Friday, August 15, 2014 -- 2:48 pm
This weekend last chance to play piano at the park
Maple Leaf Life - After Sunday, the piano goes away. From Seattle Parks: Pianos in the Parks wraps up on Sunday, August 17! The campaign will culminate in two great things: winning auction bidders will get to add a one-of-a-kind pianos to their homes and: A local musician who submitted a performance video entry on the Pianos in the Parks Facebook page will [...] Read more...
Friday, August 15, 2014 -- 10:30 am
Pop-up-market returns to the Blue Saucer on Sunday
Maple Leaf Life - Depending on how you count, this Sunday will bring the third annual Pop-Up-Market in the parking lot of Blue Saucer. That's what owner Billie Bryan calls it. But our (ahem) records show the coffee shop, at 9127 Roosevelt Way N.E., has been holding similar sales in its parking lot at least since 2010. ('Cause that's how far [...] Read more...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 -- 5:26 pm
Any more upcoming garage/yard sales?
Maple Leaf Life - We've just added this announcement, from Amy, to our 'Garage sales here or near' page: 40 Family Garage Sale Saturday August 16th 8:30-4 p.m. Not to be missed! kids toys, housewares, strollers, baby equipment, many antiques and collectibles, computer desk, tables, IKEA bunk bed, books, something for everyone! 1221 NE 90th St., Seattle – Maple Leaf Neighborhood. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT [...] Read more...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 -- 1:48 pm
A way to help family of fallen 2-year-old
Maple Leaf Life - Since the tragic death of a 2-year-old girl at Maple Leaf's women's shelter, several readers have asked here or on our Facebook page if there will be a fundraiser for the girl's mother. Today we heard back from Carol Brown at ADWAS – Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services – which runs the shelter. What a kind offer [...] Read more...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 -- 8:51 am
Tragedy overnight as 2-year-old dies on N.E. 88th
Maple Leaf Life - Update 10:30 a.m. ADWAS has released a statement: What happened here was a tragic accident. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with the family that lost such an amazing little girl. We are doing everything we can to support the residents and staff that are also affected by this tragedy as well. We are asking that you [...] Read more...
Monday, August 11, 2014 -- 5:24 pm
HOT! (again) as Maple Leaf hits 94 degrees
Maple Leaf Life - Sunday night's supermoon from Maple Leaf Reservoir Park. It's hot – the hottest day of the year in Maple Leaf by one degree. It hit 94 at Maple Leaf Life South around 4 p.m., breaking the previous record here for 2014 set on July 1. The daily record at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was broken, too, according to the [...] Read more...
Saturday, August 9, 2014 -- 1:10 pm
Eleven things about urban bees and your garden
Maple Leaf Life - By Caroline Young Ullmann Maple Leaf Community Garden Plot No. 4 The Urban Pollination Project gave a workshop on bees this week at the Maple Leaf Community Garden. In the photo, Susan Waters is showing a group of nine pea patch gardeners how to identify bees, wasps and flies. (See below.) Waters, a co-founder of the pollination project, holds [...] Read more...
Thursday, August 7, 2014 -- 4:23 pm
Live north of 85th? Metro Transit is offering free ORCA card
Maple Leaf Life - This post courtesy of our sister site PhinneyWood. Metro Transit's new In Motion program for North Seattle and Shoreline aims to encourage people to use transit, bicycle, walk or carpool. So it's offering a free ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel to anyone who pledges to change some of their trips [...] Read more...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 -- 9:43 pm
A musical Night Out in Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - Music from improv jazz at the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park… …to raucous covers of bands of yore (Go-Go's. Yes!), at this Night Out party on Northeast 88th Street. Seattle's 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime is over. Read more...
Monday, August 4, 2014 -- 6:30 pm
Silver Platters, SAS Shoes, others to leave Northgate Station for light rail
Maple Leaf Life - Sound Transit got back to us today, confirming it will acquire Northgate Station -  the strip mall that houses Silver Platters, SAS Shoes and several other stores. The site will instead become a part of the link between the Maple Leaf Portal and the Northgate Light Rail station. 'As the station and guideway construction plans moved past [...] Read more...
Monday, August 4, 2014 -- 6:30 pm
Silver Platters, SAS Shoes, others to leave Northgate Station
Maple Leaf Life - Sound Transit got back to us today, confirming it will acquire Northgate Station -  the strip mall that houses Silver Platters, SAS Shoes and several other stores. The site will instead become a part of the link between the Maple Leaf Portal and the Northgate Light Rail station. 'As the station and guideway construction plans moved past [...] Read more...
Monday, August 4, 2014 -- 4:38 pm
News about three Maple Leaf businesses - including the vacant building across from the park
Maple Leaf Life - Sharon emailed last week: 'Probably you have noticed…my husband and I saw a land-use action sign re: the block across from the park (Northeast 86th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast, I think) last weekend. 'It announced a 20-unit mixed use development.' We hadn't noticed. It's the building/parking lot with the Maple Leaf Park design displayed, which once [...] Read more...
Monday, August 4, 2014 -- 12:17 pm
Sunglasses loser seeks sunglasses finder
Maple Leaf Life - Sachiyo emails: I took my twins to the Maple Leaf park on 8/2 in the evening. I had my sunglasses (brown Coach sunglasses) that my sister bought for me when she visited me from Japan this spring and noticed they weren't with me. I went to the area I thought I lost those (at the double [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 3, 2014 -- 10:46 am
Celebrate community with your neighbors on Night Out Seattle this Tuesday
Maple Leaf Life - This post courtesy of our sister site Queen Anne View. This Tuesday, August 5th, is National Night Out, an evening to meet your neighbors, share a potluck or BBQ, host a kiddie parade, or compete in outdoor games. Anyone can organize a Night Out event for neighbors. You can even have your non-arterial street [...] Read more...
Saturday, August 2, 2014 -- 5:42 pm
Sharp-shinned Hawk versus American Robin(s)
Maple Leaf Life - After the thunderstorms … a bird tableau. This young Sharp-shinned Hawk (right) is perched on a Douglas Fir high over Maple Leaf Life South. This American Robin – plus at least one other adult robin and two Anna's Hummingbirds – were not happy about it. The robins have a nest – with two fledglings – about 50 feet [...] Read more...
Saturday, August 2, 2014 -- 5:42 pm
Merlin versus American Robin(s)
Maple Leaf Life - After the thunderstorms … an avian tableau. This young Merlin Sharp-shinned Hawk (right) is perched on a Douglas Fir high over Maple Leaf Life South. ———————————– Update: Simone texts from eastern Washington, where she is flying falcons to protect crops, that our Sharpie is in fact a Merlin, she believes. (Why? 'Chunky body. Shorter tail than Shin. Fatter [...] Read more...




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