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Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 1:50 pm Armed man arrested at park outside QFC, Northgate mosque Maple Leaf Life - Seattle Police this morning released this statement about an incident at the Idris Mosque, at Northeast Northgate Way and 15th Avenue Northeast, and Victory Creek Park, adjacent to QFC:
Police arrested a man armed with a stolen gun, a pellet gun and a baseball bat after he confronted two other men outside a mosque Tuesday in [...]Read more...
Saturday, January 30, 2016 -- 5:28 pm Public transportation - and a new City Council Maple Leaf Life - A month into Seattle's new City Council – in which council members are elected neighborhood by neighborhood – we'll get a look at what this might mean for local public transportation.
Specifically, what will the council members – representing their districts – say about:
* Rescuing Pronto bike sharing rental.
* The apparent disappearance of much of our [...]Read more...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 -- 12:13 pm Rainy days and Wednesdays - get ready Maple Leaf Life - Update 7 a.m. Thursday: Rain in the past 24 hours at Maple Leaf Life South- 1.33 inches. Top wind speed so far: 24 mph at 5:15 a.m.
KOMO has an update here.
We are under a special weather statement: 'HEAVY RAINFALL WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON.'
'Major Atmospheric River Period for the [...]Read more...
Monday, January 25, 2016 -- 8:59 am Return of the Scarlet-fronted Parakeets Maple Leaf Life -
Maple Leaf's Scarlet-fronted Parakeets are back.
Or at least one is – on 12th Avenue Northeast just north of Northeast 89th Street, at 8 a.m.
We last posted on the feral flock in February 2015. We first wrote about them in 2010:
The flock has been around for decades, at least since the early 1990s, and possibly got [...]Read more...
Thursday, January 21, 2016 -- 1:55 pm Mail theft - and an important Community Council meeting Maple Leaf Life - A neighbor emails:
I'm writing to report that mail theft continues to happen in Maple Leaf. The latest was on Northeast 96th Street, between 15th Avenue Northeast and Roosevelt Way Northeast, and it happened between Tuesday 1/19 and Wednesday 1/20.
Aside from reminding readers to make reports to the police and to the USPS, I was wondering [...]Read more...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 -- 5:02 pm What's going in at the Maple Leaf Pharmacy? Maple Leaf Life - Since the Maple Leaf Pharmacy, a fixture in the neighborhood for decades, closed in October, we've had many ask: 'What will replace it?'
Three months later, the answer remains: No one knows.
The pharmacy site is a prime neighborhood retail location at the corner of Northeast 89th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.
Bob Jackman – son of the [...]Read more...
Friday, January 15, 2016 -- 3:21 pm The park Christmas duck has found a mate Maple Leaf Life -
The Mallard drake spotted in north Maple Leaf Reservoir Park on Christmas Day has apparently found a mate.
They were together Thursday and this afternoon.
Friday, January 15, 2016 -- 11:28 am Husky "Rika" still missing, plus small black dog lost Maple Leaf Life - Update: Small black dog is home.
Rika has been missing since late September; we last posted on her here.
Potential sightings have continued, including shortly after midnight this morning, and she now has a Facebook page here.
In addition, this morning a small black dog with white paws, possibly still wearing a leash, was last seen near Northeast [...]Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 2:06 pm Two news pieces - Councilwoman Debora Juarez and Thornton Creek (plus coyote) Maple Leaf Life - Now that the new district-by-district Seattle City Council is sworn in, Crosscut has a piece today on Debora Juarez, the councilwoman representing north Seattle including Maple Leaf.
Headlined 'Street-level politics come to Seattle, led by Debora Juarez,' it begins:
'Rule number one: Don't call District 5 "Seattle's Canada," at least not to new Councilmember Debora Juarez's face.
Read [...]Read more...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 -- 12:35 pm Maple Leaf's "last roadhouse" in the news Maple Leaf Life -
Over at Crosscut, writer David Kroman has posted on The Shanty Tavern, 9002 Lake City Way N.E.
The first thing to know about Seattle's last roadhouse is that it's only open on Fridays. And sometimes not even then.
Drivers who take the time to look between the chaos of Lake City Way - past the rodeo-themed truck [...]Read more...
Sunday, January 3, 2016 -- 7:58 am Snow? Here? Tonight? Maple Leaf Life - Yes, we are semi-obsessed with snow.
It's been too long since there were over a dozen snowmen in the park.
Yet, here is tonight's forecast for Maple Leaf:
'A chance of rain before 10 p.m., then snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Light east northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of [...]Read more...
Sunday, January 3, 2016 -- 7:58 am Snow? Here? Tonight? NO, THIS AFTERNOON! Maple Leaf Life - Update Monday Jan. 4, 9 a.m.: Snowing lightly.
4 p.m.: Cliff Mass.'Quite honestly, our forecasting models had the timing of this band off by at least 6 hours….it came much earlier than expected.'
2 p.m. Sticking.
Update 1 p.m. Snowing lightly here. National Weather Service, Seattle, says up to a half-inch on the ground by morning.
Yes, we [...]Read more...
Friday, December 25, 2015 -- 3:04 pm A Christmas duck for Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Life -
On Christmas Day one of the ponds in Maple Leaf Reservoir Park hosted a Mallard.
(We saw one on Easter this year, too. It's on the park bird list.)
Earlier this fall, just at dusk, we saw a shorebird in this same pond, which we've listed as a Dunlin.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 -- 3:44 pm A second decorated tree appears at the park Maple Leaf Life - Updates 3:30 p.m.
A second decorated tree has appeared at the north entrance to Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.
It was there last year, too.
Also, all the Maple Leaf ornaments have been taken from the Dog Oasis, but there may be more about town. Jesse Card writes: 'There's three other locations where I left them! Take a Christmas [...]Read more...
Thursday, December 24, 2015 -- 12:40 pm Christmas Eve power outage along Roosevelt N.E. Maple Leaf Life - Power is back for Christmas!
Update 5 p.m.: These folks are still without power, five hours now.
Power is out (noon-thirty today) along portions of Roosevelt Way Northeast from about Northeast 102nd Street to Northeast Northgate Way.
About 70 neighbors are affected, according to Seattle City Light.
Cause: 'Investigating. Equip Fail.'