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Thursday, March 6, 2014 -- 1:15 pm LUX Communities opens daily coffee shop (and has signs stolen) Maple Leaf Life -
What may be Maple Leaf's most northern coffee shop is open for business in the former Maple Leaf Evangelical Church.
Laura emailed us Wednesday: 'I enjoyed a coffee here today and told the fellow I spoke with named Trent, that I would send him information about the ML blog, so they can get connected to [...]Read more...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 -- 7:54 am Local power outages after nearly 4 inches of rain in six days Maple Leaf Life - Lights flickering? Yes.
This morning around 144 of our neighbors to the east are without power after a rainy night that brought an additional .79 inches of rain and more winds.
That outage started shortly after 1 a.m., according to Seattle City Light. The cause is given as 'equipment failure.'
And lights are blinking here in Maple [...]Read more...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 -- 8:09 am Another 1.53 inches of rain overnight in Maple Leaf - and traffic everywhere is a mess Maple Leaf Life - The city's Department of Transportation tweets a half-hour ago: 'This is the worst I've seen the map in awhile … red everywhere!!'
At Maple Leaf Life South, 1.53 inches of rain overnight.
We don't really get a break until Friday, forecasters say.
On Facebook, the National Weather Service said:
'Be careful during your morning commute today. We have received [...]Read more...
Monday, March 3, 2014 -- 4:16 pm Maple Leaf Park waterfalls after the rain Maple Leaf Life -
John emails this afternoon: 'I see that not only are the lower playfields now open at Maple Leaf Park, but also the drain steps on the east side of the park are now filled with water. This is the first time I have seen so much water in them. It's flowing over the lips…just as [...]Read more...
Friday, February 28, 2014 -- 9:39 am NEST hosts community dinner with Nancy Pearl, KUOW's Steve Scher Maple Leaf Life - Next month brings the return of a popular northeast Seattle event – NEST's community dinner with Nancy Pearl and friends.
The dinner is a fund-raiser for NEST – North East Seattle Together. It will be held Sunday, March 30, from 5-8 p.m.
Pearl – an international literary star – is being joined by a radio host who [...]Read more...
Thursday, February 27, 2014 -- 11:03 am Maple Leaf Park - all of it - appears open Maple Leaf Life - Update 1 p.m.: Crews removing fence panels tell us they should all be gone at day's end.
This message came in earlier this morning:
Hey there! Looks like most of the barriers to the lower park are down! Cupcake (ed. note: four legs) and I checked it out! – Jan (ed. note: two legs).
They are right. [...]Read more...
Thursday, February 27, 2014 -- 8:16 am Maple Leaf - and our neighbors - wins $50,000 project Maple Leaf Life - Congratulations, Maple Leaf.
We – and our neighbors Victory Heights, Pinehurst and Northgate – won a $50,000 community project for being really good about recycling.
The CleanScapes "Thursday North" collection area won the 2013 Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition and will receive a $50,000 community improvement project.
Between now and April 15, 2014, Seattle residents have the opportunity [...]Read more...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 -- 9:17 am New Little Free Library at 98th St. and 17th Ave. N.E. Maple Leaf Life - Elise emails:
Hi.I recently completed a new Little Free Library for you all
It's got several shelves of books – come check it out!
9820 17th Ave N.E.
One note about lending – if you want to borrow (or keep) a book from a series, please grab the entire series at once so we don't end up [...]Read more...
Monday, February 24, 2014 -- 10:23 am Man shot and killed in Greenwood Sunday night Maple Leaf Life - We're reprinting this from PhinnyWood at the suggestion of one of our readers, who says:
My family and I occasionally shop here, and across the street at Top Ten Toys. Definitely makes you think twice about where to shop, if it truly is a random robbery.
Update 2:10 p.m.: Seattle Police say they are looking for [...]Read more...
Saturday, February 22, 2014 -- 9:30 am Light, wet snow falling in Maple Leaf at 9:30 a.m. Maple Leaf Life - A mix of snow and thick rain is falling in Maple Leaf's higher hills at 9:30 a..m.
It's 35 degrees, and calm, at Maple Leaf Life South.
The snow is forecast to turn to rain soon, but tomorrow might be different.
Cliff Mass has an updated post on lowland snow Sunday.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 -- 8:42 am Plan to pick up garbage every other week is canned Maple Leaf Life - A controversial proposal to pick up Seattle garbage only every other week – like recycling – has been nixed by new Mayor Ed Murray.
Our news partner The Seattle Times has the story here.
Murray said the switch would create a hardship for some families and the estimated savings of 8 percent on bills wasn't enough to [...]Read more...
Thursday, February 20, 2014 -- 10:20 am Could any of these items recovered from burglaries be yours? Maple Leaf Life - Is any of this stuff yours?
Since we've had a few comments about crime recently, we're letting people know that the King County Sheriff's Office has recovered dozens (and dozens) of items stolen in burglaries over 18 months.
The items were stolen between January 2012 and July 2013, according to a news story by our partners The [...]Read more...
Sunday, February 16, 2014 -- 10:26 am Sun before a week of wind, rain Maple Leaf Life -
The sun is out at 10 a.m, but the forecast is for heavy rain this afternoon. There is a wind advisory in effect from noon until midnight, which could cause power outages.
Cliff Mass says 'the heavens are about to open up over the Northwest as a persistent moist southwesterly flow will bring a series of [...]Read more...
Thursday, February 13, 2014 -- 1:57 pm Traffic alert! Southbound I-5 this long holiday weekend Maple Leaf Life - The state Department of Transportation posts on our Facebook page:
You have the power to avoid the heartache of a traffic jam on I-5 in Seattle this weekend. We're reducing southbound I-5 to one open lane between Spring Street and I-90.
It then refers you, in the usual social media way, to: @WSDOT_Traffic afternoon gal's blog.
What Traffic [...]Read more...
Thursday, February 13, 2014 -- 11:45 am Car crimes continue to top crime list here Maple Leaf Life - Alison emails overnight:
Just wanted to let the neighborhood know that my window was smashed in and things stolen while eating dinner at the Roosevelt Ale House tonight. I let the restaurant know and they weren't surprised. Was parked close to the entrance and in for less than an hour. Had a nice bag on the [...]Read more...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 -- 2:01 pm "Cyborg Bandit" revealed as also "Elephant Man Bandit" - 30 bank robberies Maple Leaf Life - Update: Officers believe the 'Cyborg Bandit' is also the 'Elephant Man Bandit' – responsible for 30 bank robberies in the area.
The Cyborg Bandit is believed to have robbed the Sterling Northgate branch in December.
Our previous post states he is suspected in at least a half-dozen robberies.
In a statement issued this afternoon by a joint task [...]Read more...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 -- 1:40 pm Crash blocks Interstate 5 at Northgate for miles Maple Leaf Life -
Photo Washington State Patrol
Update 3 p.m. All lanes now open, traffic backed up for five miles starts to clear.
Southbound Interstate 5 is backed up for four miles after a crash at Northgate that state troopers say could have involved a suicide attempt.
It blocks the left three lanes of southbound I-5. Traffic is currently backed up [...]Read more...