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Monday, March 23, 2015 -- 4:47 pm
Lost and found in Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - KL emails: Hello MLL: This morning my daughter and I managed to wrangle a black hen (I think ) from the roundabout of Northeast 90th Street and Eighth Avenue Northest to our backyard coop. She's full grown and seems pretty tame. Currently she's finding her place among our hens and I'm more than happy to keep her safe here [...] Read more...
Saturday, March 21, 2015 -- 11:35 am
Evil doings at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park
Maple Leaf Life - This morning the east side of upper Maple Leaf Reservoir Park looks like a crowd of drunken golfers left huge divots in the turf. Dozens of them. ?? Also, somebody tagged the fence at the north entrance. Read more...
Friday, March 20, 2015 -- 10:13 am
Police seek help in identifying two criminal suspects
Maple Leaf Life - Seattle Police this week are asking the public's help in identifying two criminal suspects. One shot a man during a robbery in Meadowbrook, the other attempted to abduct a woman at gunpoint near the University of Washington. Neither crime occurred in Maple Leaf, but both are nearby and we are posting as a public service. The bearded police [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 -- 5:56 pm
The Meteoric Rise of Totchos
The Stranger - ... Ballard Loft (5105 Ballard Ave NW, 420-2737), Georgetown dive Jules Maes Saloon (5919 Airport Way S, 957-7766), Maple Leaf beer specialist Cooper's Alehouse (8065 Lake City Way NE, 522-2923), burger outlet Lunchbox Laboratory (1253 Thomas St, ... Read more...
Monday, March 16, 2015 -- 10:47 am
After the deluge - 1.85 inches in Maple Leaf on Sunday
Maple Leaf Life - Well, that was wet. The deluge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport measured 2.20 inches, shattering the previous record for the Ides of March by a full inch. It rained 4-5 inches over some of the Cascade foothills. The weather shut down Stevens Pass Ski Area and several trains. (It wasn't capably forecast, either.) But here at Maple Leaf Life South the [...] Read more...
Sunday, March 15, 2015 -- 10:20 am
News from around the neighborhood and nearby
Maple Leaf Life - On this Ides of March: * Chris emails that the Mug Bugs Coffee stand at 5th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street (at Rick's Chevron) was robbed on Friday. A Seattle Police report confirms that a 'robbery business bodyforce' occurred at that location shortly after noon. The map also shows assorted burglaries and car crimes around Maple [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 -- 6:00 pm
Male poodle found on N.E. 105th St.
Maple Leaf Life - Nancy emails: 'This male poodle was found wandering on Northeast 105th Street between Roosevelt Way Northeast and Eighth Avenue Northeast early Tuesday evening, March 10. 'Blue collar, no tags. I'm hoping owner claims him before he goes to Seattle Animal Shelter. Thanks! Read more...
Monday, March 9, 2015 -- 5:45 pm
City asks: "Do you like the way your neighborhood is changing?"
Maple Leaf Life - Change has arrived in Maple Leaf — $1.3 million houses, traffic gridlock on arterials (Roosevelt Way Northeast, 15th Avenue Northeast, Fifth Avenue Northeast), our new park! — and the city wants to know what we and other neighborhoods think about these changes. Examining population or job growth is one way to measure change but what about [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 4:07 pm
Maple Leaf council seeks four new members
Maple Leaf Life - Two of Maple Leaf's most visible residents are stepping down after years on the Maple Leaf Community Council – an organization that played a major role in shaping our neighborhood. The ubiquitous Donna Hartmann-Miller (seen rousing the 12th Man) is stepping down from her council position when her term expires next month. (She's also ubiquitous here.) Her [...] Read more...
Saturday, February 28, 2015 -- 9:58 am
Overnight rollover crash blocks 15th Ave. N.E.
Maple Leaf Life - A rollover crash on 15th Avenue Northeast drew more than a dozen fire units to Maple Leaf overnight. KOMO-TV reports: 'An SUV sideswiped a parked truck, flipped over, and blocked traffic around 12:30 a.m.  Two people were inside the SUV, and one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.' The accident occurred near the intersection [...] Read more...
Saturday, February 28, 2015 -- 8:39 am
The (very many) dogs of Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - Dog note: Seattle DogSpot posts the news that the state Legislature passed a bill making it illegal to leave a pet locked in a car under dangerous conditions. Calvin as shark this past Halloween. Sorry, Maple Leaf. Despite repeated assertions over years that Maple Leaf (or at least the 98115 zip code) has more Dog Density than [...] Read more...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 -- 5:34 pm
Neighbors report crime news here
Maple Leaf Life - Robin emails this afternoon: Just wanted to alert our neighbors that our home (we live on Northeast 102nd Street here in Maple Leaf) was broken into in broad daylight yesterday morning. There were at least two intruders, possibly three in a gold-colored car with tinted windows and they smashed two windows and ultimately just bashed in the [...] Read more...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 -- 10:28 am
Candidate forums for Maple Leaf's City Council seats
Maple Leaf Life - So far we know more about the three Seattle City Council members who are leaving the council than we do about the candidates who remain. And there are a lot of them. In Seattle's new district, or ward, system, the vast majority of Maple Leaf is in Council District 5. Our neighborhood's southernmost toe, south of Northeast 85th [...] Read more...
Thursday, February 19, 2015 -- 2:56 pm
Keys found near N.E. 91st St.
Maple Leaf Life - Ashley emails: We found a large set of about 15 keys in the gravel dead-end street of Northeast 91st Street and 20th Avenue Northeast (in front of Grunge City Crossfit and near the Stratford Assisted Living). If someone is missing them, they can be retrieved by commenting below. Read more...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 -- 5:16 pm
Dog meets cactus: Maple Leaf neighbors help
Maple Leaf Life - Grace emails: I'd like to give a shout out to a local who really helped me out yesterday with a thorny situation. I love our neighborhood. People are so nice! Walking my dog Luna on Northeast 90th street near Maple Leaf Ace Hardware, and as dogs do she was sniffing around the front edge of a [...] Read more...
Sunday, February 15, 2015 -- 2:46 pm
Good morning, Maple Leaf - plus a found bag
Maple Leaf Life - Did we mention it's gonna be 54 degrees and bright sun this afternoon of Feb. 15th? Moving along, this bag was found Saturday afternoon on 15th Avenue Northeast. Anybody know the owner? Read more...
Saturday, February 14, 2015 -- 2:24 pm
Our Scarlet-fronted Parakeets are back
Maple Leaf Life - Maple Leaf's own feral flock of Scarlet-fronted Parakeets have returned. At least a half-dozen of them were spotted (and heard!) at noon today near Northeast 88th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast. They flew off to the northeast. (Minutes later, an American Crow chased a Merlin off a conifer near 15th Avenue Northeast. It flew off southeast.) We last [...] Read more...
Friday, February 13, 2015 -- 10:25 am
Traffic news: 20-mph zones and rush hour times
Maple Leaf Life - Our news partner The Seattle Times posted two stories this week that should interest many, perhaps most, of us. Today's piece is on a pilot program in Seattle to reduce speeds on some arterials streets from 35 mph to 20 mph. As for major streets,the plan calls for: 'Review arterial speed limits and reduce to 30 [...] Read more...
Friday, February 13, 2015 -- 9:54 am
Backpack lost this morning in Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - Judy emails: Is there a way to post a lost backpack? Maybe someone found it. Lost this morning between Northeast 86th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast and Roosevelt and Northgate Way. It was accidentally set on the outside of our work truck, so it fell off somewhere. Thanks if you can help! Read more...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 -- 3:59 pm
Quick update on the Northgate pedestrian bridge
Maple Leaf Life - The story thus far: * There WAS a plan to spend around $20 million to connect the neighborhoods across Interstate 5 to Maple Leaf and the Northgate transit center and light rail station via a pedestrian and bike bridge from North Seattle College to the station. Got that? (It entirely avoids the word 'interagency.') * It ran [...] Read more...



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