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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 3:15 pm
Fence springs up between N.E. 105th and Thornton Creek
Maple Leaf Life - Update 4:40 p.m. Seattle Parks project manager Garrett Farrell emails: Yes, the Thornton Creek restoration project is about to get underway, Contractor WS Construction is setting up fencing and getting ready to mobilize on site. The main body of work will be closer to Fifth Avenue Northeast/Northeast 103rd Street where the main creek restoration work will take [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 1:46 pm
Yard sales this Saturday to support children, cats
Maple Leaf Life - Saturday brings two yard sales – one here and one nearby – to benefit good causes. The Friends of Campus Cats Jumble Sale is being held here in Maple Leaf at 10 a.m. on July 26th. An hour earlier, at 9 a.m., the Seattle Ronald McDonald House will host its second annual Sidewalk Sale in Wedgwood. The local [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 20, 2014 -- 9:59 am
Rain overnight in Maple Leaf = .21 inches
Maple Leaf Life - Thirty percent chance today, tonight. Then sun 'till Tuesday night. Read more...
Saturday, July 19, 2014 -- 9:23 am
Craft beer and fine pizza at Thornton Place's Watershed Pub
Maple Leaf Life - Beer. That's what our news partner The Seattle Times first noticed at Thornton Place's Watershed Pub & Kitchen. 'Sufficient come-on in a heat wave perhaps, but this casual, cavernous, cedar-paneled pub at Thornton Place has other things going for it. 'Pizza, for one thing. Pie folds for another. Both rely on the same excellent dough…,' Providence Cicero [...] Read more...
Friday, July 18, 2014 -- 4:39 pm
Carjacking at Northgate Transit Center
Maple Leaf Life - Update 5 p.m. The suspects are now in custody after police arrested them at motel in the 13300 block of Aurora Avenue North late Friday afternoon. ——————————————————- This just in from Seattle Police: Robbery Detectives are on the hunt for a mother-son duo of suspects that carjacked a woman at the Northgate park and ride on Thursday night. A [...] Read more...
Friday, July 18, 2014 -- 2:14 pm
Sound Transit's Link Celebrates Five Years of Being in...
The Stranger - ... he numinous transportation scenes in the first important science fiction film of this decade, Her , in Ballard or Maple Leaf. You could only shot that urban future in the areas of our city that are in the future now. Read more...
Friday, July 18, 2014 -- 12:24 pm
Corgi found this morning near park
Maple Leaf Life - Update: Corgi and caregiver back together. Scott at Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Center emails that this male Corgi was dropped off this morning after being found near Maple Leaf Reservoir Park. It's neither tagged nor chipped. Read more...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 -- 5:11 pm
There's a piano in Maple Leaf Park (go play it)
Maple Leaf Life - Photo courtesy Dan Mortensen. (See comments, below) This appeared today in Maple Leaf Reservoir Park. It's part of the city's and county's Pianos in the Parks project. 'This is one of 20 artist-designed pianos you will find in select Seattle and King County parks (today) through August 17th.' Take a photo or video of you or your friends playing [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 -- 3:21 pm
Multiple family yard sale; Waldo property, too
Maple Leaf Life - Sharon emails: I would like to spread the news of a block yard sale this Saturday, July 19. It will be on Northeast 89th Street between Fifth Avenue Northeast and Latona Avenue Northeast from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please stop by!! Also, several people have asked if we have news of the old Waldo Hospital [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 -- 1:46 pm
Stolen cars and suspicious strangers in Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - Update 3:45 p.m. We had packages stolen from our front porch on Eighth Avenue Northeast between Northeast 85th and 86th streets on Sunday. Neighbors told us they saw two boxes on our front porch around 3 p.m. and by 7:30 p.m. when we returned home they were gone. We think it was a children's desk [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 13, 2014 -- 7:52 am
Caper the cat missing since Thursday
Maple Leaf Life - Diana emails: 'Our cat, Caper, has not come home since Thursday afternoon. He is SUPER friendly and an orange/cream tabby. We live on Northeast 84th Street in the 500 block. If you see him, please let us know and email us at  Diana.nickel@gmail.com. Read more...
Friday, July 11, 2014 -- 10:53 am
Australian Shepherd found in Maple Leaf today
Maple Leaf Life - Noon update: Home now. ————————————– The Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Center emails: 'I'm forwarding an email regarding a good Samaritan who found an Australian shepherd wandering in the Maple Leaf area. 'If you could please post this on the blog in the hopes the owner will see him and bring him home that would be much appreciated.' Other information: blue [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 -- 1:15 pm
Water, progress and fuming in Maple Leaf?
Maple Leaf Life - Here's something … interesting. A reader forwards an email from the Museum of History & Industry. The Future of Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood: Water, Progress, and Conflict. It's an invitation to walking tours here on Saturday, July 26th, and Wednesday, Aug. 6th. When Seattle Parks and Seattle Utilities decided to cover the Maple Leaf reservoir, they hit a home [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 -- 5:31 pm
Two nearby news items - a shooting and a TBM (the T stands for tunnel)
Maple Leaf Life - Two press released arrived this afternoon. One is on a shooting nearby in Victory Heights. The other is the launch of Brenda – the Tunnel Boring Machine heading for the University District. From Seattle Police: Police are investigating after a man was wounded in a shooting in the Victory Heights neighborhood Wednesday afternoon following a dispute over [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 -- 3:59 pm
Northgate library needs homework helpers
Maple Leaf Life - When school starts again in September, The Seattle Public Library hopes to have volunteers ready to help with K-12 homework in 11 of the library's branches. The Northgate branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., is looking for helpers starting Sept. 8th. (The Green Lake branch isn't offering the service.) Anyone interested should apply by July 25th. Volunteer [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 -- 8:49 am
The mystery bagpipers of Maple Leaf Park
Maple Leaf Life - Who are those guys? And gals. Two gals. Five guys. On Tuesday eve. (You might have to let the video load. It's big.) Read more...
Monday, July 7, 2014 -- 12:43 pm
Neighbor reports suspicious activity over weekend
Maple Leaf Life - This email came in around 10 a.m.: We live on Eighth Avenue Northeast at Northeast 104th Street and were out of town for the long weekend. Our neighbors spotted three African-American males with backpacks walking down the street, one of whom started walking down our driveway. He spotted the other two going down 105th. He came over [...] Read more...
Saturday, July 5, 2014 -- 9:21 am
On the morning of July 5, a brush fire at the park
Maple Leaf Life - At 8:22 a.m. firefighters from Engine 16 were dispatched to a brush fire at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park. The fire was on the park's southeast side, roughly at Northeast 82nd Street and 14th Avenue Northeast. The smoke could be seen from anywhere in the park. There was plenty of debris left from Friday night's unofficial July 4th [...] Read more...
Friday, July 4, 2014 -- 11:04 am
Happy Independence Day (plus ducks!)
Maple Leaf Life - Happy Fourth of July! From Maple Leaf Life (and the Dog Oasis). Also, earlier this week Bobbi sent us photos and this note: 'Nature in Northgate: 'Hi, I live at Northeast 95th Street and Fifth Avenue Northeast and was walking to the Northgate Transit Center along First Avenue (Wednesday) when I came across this entourage - mother and [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 -- 1:39 pm
HOT!
Maple Leaf Life - Updated: Weather service says Sea-Tac has now hit 93 94 degrees. At Maple Leaf Life South we hit 93 at 4:04 p.m. Update 4 p.m.: 92 degrees here (and at Sea-Tac), which the National Weather Service says is a record high for this date. Today – July 1st – is the hot day of the week. Perhaps [...] Read more...

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