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Thursday, May 21, 2015 -- 3:39 pm
Blazing broadband Internet just weeks away?
Maple Leaf Life - Rich emails: I live on Northeast 100th Street @ 15th Avenue Northeast,  where as you know they have been installing fiber on the poles for the CenturyLink Gigabit Internet service. Being the geek that I am I have been chatting the technicians up trying to get an idea of how soon the service would become available. Up to [...] Read more...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 -- 2:42 pm
Ten-month work begins to fix Maple Leaf Reservoir
Maple Leaf Life - Signs are up at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park saying 10 months of earthquake retrofitting will begin soon. Expect: Trucks and construction equipment around and within the park (see graphic). Do Not Expect: Tearing up our (almost) new park. It was stressed that none of the reservoirs will have to be dug back open for these retrofits - [...] Read more...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 -- 9:20 am
Another cat - this one found
Maple Leaf Life - Jennifer emails: 'We found a lovely tuxedo cat near our house and I think she's a lost house kitty. Attached are photos.' In an separate email she said: 'She has no collar, but she seems healthy and well-fed and we think she's missing her family . We'd love to keep this sweet purring [...] Read more...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -- 4:36 pm
Added: Lost white cat. Lost orange cat near N.E. 92nd St.
Maple Leaf Life - Updated May 20: Terry emails that he saw a notice on a utility pole: Missing since Sunday, Mothers Day White male cat, 2 years old From Northgate Manor Apartments Named 'River' Contact Cindy @ (206) 816-2961 Reward He adds that Northgate Manor Apartments are located between 8th Avenue Northeast and Roosevelt Way Northeast, about a block south of Northeast Northgate Way. ———————————————— Carrie emails [...] Read more...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -- 4:36 pm
Lost orange cat near N.E. 92nd St.
Maple Leaf Life - Carrie emails to NextDoor Northgate/Maple Leaf: MISSING ORANGE CAT! Please help! My short haired orange cat escaped last night. He is an indoor only cat with a severe heart condition. He doesn't have a collar. We live at Northeast 92nd Street and 12th Avenue Northeast. Thank you for your help! Read more...
Saturday, May 16, 2015 -- 10:03 am
Power out in Ravenna, south Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - Noon update: Seattle City Light ?@SEACityLight 2m2 minutes ago Crews and operators have restored power to NE Seattle customers. The cause of the outage was faulty equipment. Thanks for your patience! ——————– About 3,600 neighbors are without power at mid-morning, primarily in the Ravenna/Wedgwood area. No details are known about the cause. Estimated time of restoration early afternoon. Read more...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 -- 4:59 pm
Multiple-family garage sale on N.E. 100th St.
Maple Leaf Life - We're trying to revive our 'garage sales here or near' link on the right of our main page, but in the meantime Jim emails: Multiple house garage sale May 16th. Houses are on Northeast 100th Street between 12th and 15th avenues northeast. Items for sale include books, glassware, furniture including a double size "princess" bed set [...] Read more...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 -- 2:46 pm
City Council forum coming up, as Mian Rice bows out
Maple Leaf Life - A candidate forum for the new Seattle City Council district that includes the vast majority of Maple Leaf will be held Monday evening. The forum for Council District 5 is from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Jane Addams Middle School, 11051 34th Avenue Northeast. It's sponsored by the North District Council, the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance, and the Meadowbrook [...] Read more...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 -- 1:08 pm
Have you seen a (very large) neighborhood cat?
Maple Leaf Life - This photo, of a potentially 40-pound Serval cat, native to Africa, is from PetsAdvisor.com, which advises you not to get one. Question is, have you seen one in Maple Leaf? A huge cat, very similar to the one in the photo, has been repeatedly spotted on Northeast 89th Street between Roosevelt Avenue Northeast and Eighth Avenue Northeast. From [...] Read more...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 -- 5:15 pm
Neighbors report home burglaries, car crimes
Maple Leaf Life - This from earlier this afternoon: Just emailing you to let you know of a break-in on the 2000 block of Northeast 97th Street on Monday 5/11 around 4:30 p.m. Back door kicked in, house ransacked, TV, empty purse and some family heirloom jewelry stolen. A neighbor identified the car as an older model large white sedan, possibly [...] Read more...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 -- 12:14 pm
A better way to report graffiti in the park(s)
Maple Leaf Life - That particularly garish bit of graffiti is gone from Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, and we have a new way to report future problems. This incident was originally reported on Seattle Public Utility's graffiti report form and to the Graffiti Hotline (684-7587). The report apparently got lost between SPU and parks. From Seattle  Parks and Recreation: But if you're certain [...] Read more...
Sunday, May 10, 2015 -- 7:43 am
Detectives seek armed coffee robber - struck twice here
Maple Leaf Life - Police detectives are searching for an armed robber who targets restaurants and coffee shops – including one in Maple Leaf. The robber hit the Mug Bugs Coffee Stand at 5th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street (at Rick's Chevron) in both March and April, according to a police press release. Other targets during the last three months [...] Read more...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 -- 7:46 am
Green Lake path to be re-striped today
Maple Leaf Life - Thursday morning: Stripe plus 10 minutes. That big truck on the Green Lake paved path today? The Seattle parks and transportation departments have teamed up to repaint the center stripe on the path. Visitors to Green Lake Park will see an SDOT crew painting the center yellow line on the Green Lake pedestrian path. SDOT will begin [...] Read more...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 -- 4:54 pm
A few tickets remain for Saturday's dinner with Steve Scher
Maple Leaf Life - A popular northeast Seattle event is this Saturday evening, and a few tickets remain. The event is NEST's annual community dinner, this time featuring northeast resident Steve Scher of KUOW fame. The dinner is a fund-raiser for NEST - North East Seattle Together. It will be held Saturday, May 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, [...] Read more...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 -- 3:18 pm
Nathan Hale plant sale starts today
Maple Leaf Life - The three-day Nathan Hale High School Horticulture Plant Sale began at 2 p.m. today. The wildly popular annual sale, featuring everything from hanging baskets to tomatoes, is at the school's greenhouse, off of Northeast 110th Street and 34th Avenue Northeast, just north of Jane Addams Middle School. The sale runs until 6 p.m. today, from [...] Read more...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 -- 2:40 pm
Thunder, lightning, small hail here now
Maple Leaf Life - The National Weather Service in Seattle is collecting reports on the storm here. Read more...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 -- 10:39 am
Today is GiveBIG day for your favorite charity
Maple Leaf Life - Poster at the park for the Maple Leaf Community Council on GiveBIG day. Perhaps you've already received an email. Or 12. From charities you support. It's GiveBIG day. All donations made through The Seattle Foundation's website on GiveBIG day will receive a percentage of the matching funds (or 'stretch') pool. This percentage depends on the size of the [...] Read more...
Monday, May 4, 2015 -- 3:59 pm
Update, kind of, on CenturyLink and fiber Internet
Maple Leaf Life - Seeing this story in The Seattle Times today – 'Seattle activists push for city-run, high-speed Internet service' – reminds us of the high level of interest in our last piece on CenturyLink and high-speed fiber-optic Internet here. Lots of folks wondered WHEN it might arrive in Maple Leaf. Joseph, for example, on April 17: 'I've seen several [...] Read more...
Friday, May 1, 2015 -- 6:05 pm
Keys found off N.E. 86th St.
Maple Leaf Life - Heather emails: We found a set of keys (see attached pic) in front of our house on 17th Place Northeast and Northeast 86th Street. Wanted to see if you can post it to the blog so someone can claim it. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Read more...
Friday, May 1, 2015 -- 10:08 am
Maple Leaf house on Saturday's Modern Home Tour
Maple Leaf Life - Last year, when we wrote about the Chiarelli-Dore House, we said it looks quite unassuming from the street. But different from within. On Saturday the Maple Leaf home, at 843 N.E. 100th St., is open to the public as part of the 2015 Seattle Modern Home Tour. The tour sponsors, an outfit based in Austin, Tx., have partnered [...] Read more...



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