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Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 11:24 am
Gunshots on N.E. 92nd early this morning - Subaru hit
Maple Leaf Life - 'Heads up to the area,' Katie emails. At around 1:30 a.m. between three and four gunshots were heard by several neighbors on Northeast 92nd Street between Eighth and Fifth avenues northeast, followed by the sound of car tires peeling out. 'This morning I saw that my neighbor's car had a bullet hole in the back seat.' One shot [...] Read more...
Friday, September 12, 2014 -- 5:08 pm
How will they fix our underground reservoir (yes, the one with the new park on top)?
Maple Leaf Life - Since the beginning of summer, when Seattle Public Utilities agreed that its four underground reservoirs – including ours – might fail in a catastrophic earthquake, a good question has been: What will the city do about it? Now the West Seattle Blog has at least a partial answer. The West Seattle Reservoir, together with the Maple Leaf, [...] Read more...
Friday, September 12, 2014 -- 3:48 pm
Green Lake water closed - even for dogs
Maple Leaf Life - This from Seattle parks this afternoon: ‘The level of toxins in the algae at Green Lake has increased and has prompted parks and Public Health officials to close the lake to swimming and water contact for people and dogs. People and pets should not swim, wade or play in the lake. Dog owners should be especially cautious [...] Read more...
Friday, September 12, 2014 -- 1:14 pm
Huge plant sale today and Saturday at N. Seattle College
Maple Leaf Life - The Northwest Horticultural Society's fall plant sale is today and Saturday at North Seattle College. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The college is just over Northeast 92nd Street, at 9600 College Way N. The sale is huge! Here's a list of participating growers. Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 3:40 pm
Planned Parenthood organizer declares Seattle City Council candidacy
Seattle Times - ... districts for its 2015 elections. The 5th District takes in most of north Seattle, including the neighborhoods of Maple Leaf, Lake City, Bitter Lake and Broadview. Watkins, who was a regional field director on the marriage equality campaign that ... Read more...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 -- 7:26 am
Motorists to expect delays during final phase of Northgate Way repaving project
Maple Leaf Life - This post is from our sister site My Ballard. SDOT will begin the final phase of its repaving project on North Northgate Way today as construction crews repave the one-block section of Northgate Way, immediately to the west of I-5. The stretch, between Meridian Ave N and Corliss Ave N (the street immediately adjacent to the [...] Read more...
Monday, September 8, 2014 -- 5:14 pm
The most famous ball in Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - Actually, it's Eric who wants to get the ball back home. He found the ball over the holiday weekend between the ball fields and the playground at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, and emailed us about it. On Friday, KOMO TV spotted our post and wondered if they could help. Sure.We put them in touch with Eric. But on [...] Read more...
Friday, September 5, 2014 -- 9:44 am
KOMO to join hunt for signed Pacific Coast League baseball?
Maple Leaf Life - Email early this morning: Hi. My name is Luke Duecy and I'm a reporter for KOMO TV. Saw the post about an autographed baseball … found in a park. I like that story – and I'm wondering if we might work together to find an owner? We're passing his contact information on to the finder, who says the ball [...] Read more...
Thursday, September 4, 2014 -- 11:27 am
Signed baseball lost at Maple Leaf park?
Maple Leaf Life - Eric emails: 'I found a signed baseball in the bushes between the playing field and the playground at Maple Leaf Park. The ball is an official baseball of the Pacific Coast League and has numerous signatures. Thought you might want to post it in the lost-and-found section of the blog. The ball was found over the holiday [...] Read more...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 -- 9:24 am
WA: Seattle Catching Up to Portland in Light Rail Department With Line to Northgate
Mass Transit - ... boring machine building the northbound light rail tunnel has already traveled more than 1,600 feet from the Maple Leaf Portal. Crews are currently hauling muck from the portal site from 4:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. to avoid conflicting with a Seattle ... Read more...
Monday, September 1, 2014 -- 8:07 am
Seattle catching up to Portland in light rail department with line to Northgate
OregonLive.com - ... boring machine building the northbound light rail tunnel has already traveled more than 1,600 feet from the Maple Leaf Portal. Crews are currently hauling muck from the portal site from 4:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. to avoid conflicting with a Seattle ... Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 8:39 am
Autumn blows in with overnight rain - good for gardens
Maple Leaf Life - It rained here Saturday night for the first time in 15 days – breaking a dry spell that had tomato plants gasping. A total of 1.77  inches of rain fell at Maple Leaf Life South for the month of August. Almost all of it fell overnight (0.76 inches) and on Aug. 13th (0.85 inches). It's true fall doesn't [...] Read more...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 -- 1:39 pm
Tablet stolen from woman in wheelchair at Northgate
Maple Leaf Life - Seattle Police robbery detectives need help identifying a pair of men who snatched a tablet computer from a woman at Northgate Mall last week. In a press release, police say the incident occurred inside the mall on Aug. 22nd. The woman and her husband, who both use wheelchairs, were waiting for a Metro Access van when two [...] Read more...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 8:10 am
Roughly a car a day gets stolen or prowled here
Maple Leaf Life - Terri emails on Wednesday: 'There was a dark blue 1997 Subaru stolen from Northeast 83rd Street between Northeast Fifth and Eighth avenues. It was stolen this morning between 8 a.m and 9 a.m. It was locked. Keep your eyes out for any suspicious people messing around at cars … even in the daylight! Car crimes continue to be [...] Read more...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 -- 5:22 pm
News about Mr. Grumbles, another cat - and crime
Maple Leaf Life - News from around the neighborhood in the past few days: Mr. Grumbles (Do you know this cat hanging on 12th N.E.), the neighborhood cat who walks by himself and visits many homes, apparently has quite a few fans. He may soon have his own Facebook page, his owner speculates. He was originally found living behind a dumpster, [...] Read more...
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...




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