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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -- 5:19 pm
All those fire engines on 15th Ave. N.E.? Just a drill
Maple Leaf Life - There are maybe a dozen fire trucks and a couple dozen firefighters up on 15th Avenue Northeast, but don't worry. It's a drill. They'll be there another couple of days, just north of the bridge over Thornton Creek at about Northeast 107th Street. A homeowner there (on the east side of 15th) has volunteered his (former) house [...] Read more...
Sunday, October 26, 2014 -- 3:24 pm
Parade of Costumes is on (dodging rain showers)
Maple Leaf Life - Joslyn Guijarro, of Cloud City Coffee, hands out treats during the Parade of Costumes. These two additional photos are by Maple Leaf resident Terry Parkhurst. Thanks, Terry! The Sixth Annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes has started on Fifth Avenue Northeast. In the sun! Although the National Weather Service, Seattle, reported within the hour: 'We got 0.15 (inches)  [...] Read more...
Saturday, October 25, 2014 -- 3:43 pm
Windstorm now expected here 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Maple Leaf Life - Nearly 53,000 lost power overnight, many just east of Maple Leaf on the other side of Lake City Way Northeast. BTW, that Subaru was reported stolen to Seattle Police well over a week ago. Posted by the National Weather Service, Seattle, at 3:30 p.m. (Sorry, joeblow.) The storm is coming in from the south; more than 32,000 66,000 have [...] Read more...
Saturday, October 25, 2014 -- 3:43 pm
UPDATE: Windstorm now expected here 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Maple Leaf Life - 'A tree between the sidewalk and the street broke off, crashing over the white metal fence along the stairwell, breaking it, and crashing into the second floor condo deck, seriously damaging the deck fencing.' This occurred around 8:30 last night at First Avenue Northeast and Northeast 95th Street. Photo and report from Bob Junell. Nearly 53,000 lost [...] Read more...
Friday, October 24, 2014 -- 2:46 pm
Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes is Sunday afternoon
Maple Leaf Life - What has become the tremendously successful annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rick's Chevron. The full route will take a little over an hour to walk. Rick's Chevron is at Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street. This is the sixth year for the parade. Last year it ended [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 11:34 am
Two spill reports from Thornton Creek
Maple Leaf Life - Monday's tanker accident on Interstate 5 near Northgate has brought two reports of contamination in Thornton Creek. Dana writes: As a result of the accident there was a fuel spill into Thornton Creek. I took the attached photos around 8:30 a.m., showing a hazmat team responding at the corner of 5th & 103rd. My husband ran past [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 7:58 am
Rain continues - but comments return to site!
Maple Leaf Life - It rained 1.37 inches on Wednesday here at Maple Leaf Life South — right in line with the 1.39 inc hes the National Weather Service reported in north Seattle. And it's still raining this morning (and all week). With possible thunderstorms later today. The possible windstorm this weekend look a little weaker, though. 'The solutions have shifted [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 4:40 pm
Clean those gutters and storm drains - front's moving in NOW
Maple Leaf Life - This just in from the National Weather Service in Seattle: A front will bring heavy rain and wind to Western Washington this evening through early Wednesday…. 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected for the interior lowlands. Expect strong southerly winds throughout Western Washington. And it doesn't stop there. On Monday Cliff Mass posted: An atmospheric river, a [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 11:00 am
Bad morning gets worse - woman hit by car on Roosevelt
Maple Leaf Life - Update: WSDOT tweets: We're going to keep I-5 express lanes SB until 1 pm as we continue to try to recover from earlier major collision at Northgate. ————————————— As this morning's horrendous traffic was clearing from the near-closure of Interstate 5 southbound, a female pedestrian was struck by a car at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 108th [...] Read more...
Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 5:32 pm
Two local dogs reported missing today
Maple Leaf Life - This just in…. Missing two dogs. Dexter male brindle Pitt bull and Nala large tan mix with short tail. Call Karri 206 679 3815 Escaped from yard, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 92nd Street. Read more...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -- 7:33 pm
Candidates and campaigns forum is live tonight
Maple Leaf Life - Tonight's Candidates & Issues forum is live now at Olympic View Elementary. Around a half-hundred neighbors, candidates and issue advocates are present. Read more...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -- 4:21 pm
Mid-October news from around Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - Some news nuggets while we fight with our highly annoying comment issue: Tonight's candidates and issues forum starts at 7 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary School. The Maple Leaf Community Council is providing free licensed child care. Skipper the cat is missing from nearby Ravenna, and Robin wants to know if he's been spotted. "Lost domestic short-hair [...] Read more...
Monday, October 13, 2014 -- 3:57 pm
Welcome to the new crosswalk at Roosevelt and N.E. 85th
Maple Leaf Life - Mike emails: Seattle DOT completed a new crosswalk at Northeast 85th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast. The crosswalk is located at the entrance to the upper section of Maple Leaf Park. As a Maple Leaf resident, parent, and member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, I am extremely grateful to Seattle DOT for the installation. Read more...
Monday, October 13, 2014 -- 3:57 pm
Welcome to the new crosswalk at Roosevelt and N.E. 85th
Maple Leaf Life - Mike emails: Seattle DOT completed a new crosswalk at Northeast 85th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast. The crosswalk is located at the entrance to the upper section of Maple Leaf Park. As a Maple Leaf resident, parent, and member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, I am extremely grateful to Seattle DOT for the installation. Read more...
Monday, October 13, 2014 -- 10:26 am
Candidates and issues here on Wednesday night
Maple Leaf Life - A long list of politicians and issue advocates are invited to the Candidates & Issues Forum this Wednesday evening. You're invited, too. Details are in this quarter's Maple Leaf Community Council newsletter, which should have arrived at your house in the last week. The council sponsors the forum, which runs from 7-9 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary [...] Read more...
Saturday, October 11, 2014 -- 5:17 pm
Thunderstorms heading our way - now!
Maple Leaf Life - Update 6 p.m.: Over a half-inch of rain before stopping. Plus hail. 5:15 p.m. We just heard the thunder. The National Weather Service Seattle office posted this four minutes ago: .NOW… A BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM BAINBRIDGE ISLAND TO SOUTHERN SNOHOMISH COUNTY WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE NEXT HOUR. EXPECT SMALL HAIL UP TO A [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 -- 8:05 am
Share your stories Thursday at Northgate Library
Maple Leaf Life - You're invited to join the Seattle Storytellers Guild from 6-7:45 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 9, at the Northgate Library, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. Cynthia Westby and Patty Zeitlin from the guild will kick-off the open-mic night with a brief introduction to the art of storytelling at 6:30 p.m., then let the storytelling commence. Refreshments starting at [...] Read more...
Sunday, October 5, 2014 -- 8:42 pm
Portage Bay moving to Roosevelt & 65th
Maple Leaf Life - Our partners at Wedgewood View report that Portage Bay Cafe is expanding to become a neighbor of the future Roosevelt Station. Does that mean there's hope our nearby Northgate Station also might soon have more appeal among some of Seattle's favorite local chains? Wedgwood View's hillaryu reports that: Portage Bay Cafe signed a lease for a [...] Read more...
Sunday, October 5, 2014 -- 8:28 pm
Car stolen Saturday morning from 90th between 5th and Latona
Maple Leaf Life - Ann reports that her roommate's car was stolen Saturday morning from the front of their house on Northeast 90th Street between Fifth and Latona avenues northeast. With help from neighbors, they've narrowed down the time of the crime to between 9 and 9:30 a.m. She asks that neighbors keep an eye out for the car, which [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 2, 2014 -- 1:19 pm
Prolific North Seattle crime ring busted
Maple Leaf Life - Let your mail theft fears rest easier. According to the Seattle Police Department Blotter, detectives have thwarted a prolific North Seattle crime ring that may have been behind many of our recent reports of mail theft, break-ins and other property crimes: A stolen car, a wanted woman, and her diary detailing "what I stole today" has [...] Read more...



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