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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -- 7:39 pm
Tonight's community meeting is live
Maple Leaf Life - Seattle Police Officers M. Rios and Nic Plemel address the meeting. More than 70 neighbors are at this evening's meeting of the Maple Leaf Community Council. The agenda includes briefings on the old Waldo Hospital site, traffic on Lake City Way, crime in the neighborhood, and new apartments near Northgate Mall. Questions were raised over homeless camps in [...] Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 7:51 am
Wednesday: Community meeting on traffic, police, more. Sunday: 12th Man rally at noon in the park
Maple Leaf Life - A meeting from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday will focus on plans for the now-defunct Waldo Hospital, traffic on Lake City Way, new apartments near Northgate Mall - and police and public safety. The January meeting of the Maple Leaf Community Council is held at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St. Free, licensed child care will [...] Read more...
Sunday, January 25, 2015 -- 10:31 am
Endangered: The Northgate pedestrian bridge at I-5
Maple Leaf Life - Last week The Urbanist had this post: 'Call To Action: Save the Northgate Pedestrian Bridge.' It talks about the planned bridge over Interstate 5 to link North Seattle College and Licton Springs to the Northgate transit center and light rail hub. When we last wrote about it, the projected cost was $20 million, paid by a variety [...] Read more...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 -- 6:26 pm
Another Candidate Enters the District 5 City Council Race: Low-Income ...
The Stranger - Of the seven newly created city council districts , there's only one where no current city council member lives: the 5th in North Seattle , including Maple Leaf and Northgate up to the border with Shoreline. And that's left it wide open for newcomers. Read more...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 -- 6:05 pm
The coyote of Maple Leaf?
Maple Leaf Life - Greg emails under the subject line: 'Coyote spotted in Maple Leaf': Not sure if someone else sent this tip in, but we saw this guy last Thursday on the corner of Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 94th street at 8:20am. He looked pretty happy and comfortable...not sure if he is a regular. Given that Thornton Creek [...] Read more...
Sunday, January 18, 2015 -- 5:02 pm
Good - GREAT - news, and bad
Maple Leaf Life - Super Congratulations from Maple Leaf Life and the Maple Leaf Dog Oasis. On the bad news end, this showed up at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park over the weekend. (And it's not the first time.) Read more...
Sunday, January 18, 2015 -- 7:18 am
Wind, rain and power outages on Seahawk Sunday
Maple Leaf Life - Northeast 105th Street blocked between Fifth and Eighth avenues. Just under 10,000 Seattle City Light customers are without power this morning (7 a.m.) on game day. A high wind warning will expire at 8 a.m. Wind gusts hit 48 mph at 12:25 a.m. here at Maple Leaf Life South. An inch of rain fell in the overnight storm. Only [...] Read more...
Saturday, January 17, 2015 -- 4:28 pm
Rain - lots of it - forecast tonight, and wind
Maple Leaf Life - The local weather map is very colorful this evening – and for good reason. We are under both a flood watch and a wind advisory. The flood watch is mostly east of us, but does headline the Maple Leaf forecast. THE LOWLANDS CAN EXPECT ABOUT 1-2 INCHES OF RAIN FROM ABOUT SEATTLE SOUTHWARD. IN ADDITION…THE SNOW LEVELS [...] Read more...
Saturday, January 17, 2015 -- 3:09 pm
Waldo property to become assisted living facility?
Maple Leaf Life - The old Waldo Hospital property could become a 70+ bed assisted living facility, according to the Maple Leaf Community Council. In this month's community newsletter, David Miller, council president, says the Jewish day school that occupied the site defaulted on its loan. The property returned to the financier, who has negotiated an agreement with Aegis Living to [...] Read more...
Saturday, January 17, 2015 -- 8:17 am
Man robbed, pistol whipped after leaving Roosevelt Way convenience store
Maple Leaf Life - Eugene emails to alert us to this police press release, which came out Friday. Here it is in its entirety: Officers on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of pistol whipping and robbing a victim earlier this month in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Police are still searching for other men involved in the robbery. The mugging happened [...] Read more...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 -- 8:23 am
Good morning Maple Leaf!
Maple Leaf Life - Maple Leaf Reservoir Park this morning, before the rain. The forecast: Today: Rain. Friday: Rain, chance of. Saturday: Rain. (Saturday night: Heavy rain.) Sunday: Showers. Martin Luther King holiday: Showers, slight chance of. Tuesday, the day after the holiday: Sun. Read more...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 -- 5:29 pm
Fire near North Seattle College leaves two families homeless
Maple Leaf Life - Fire in a condominium complex this afternoon damaged two units so  severely that the occupants won't be allowed to reoccupy their homes, Seattle firefighters said. Emergency crews blocked Meridian Avenue southbound from Northeast 100th Street to Northeast Northgate Way, forcing students at North Seattle College to leave campus on Northeast 92 Street. At 1:19 p.m. multiple 911 [...] Read more...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 -- 4:49 pm
Detectives seek bank robber - plus mail theft
Maple Leaf Life - Seattle Police this morning released these images of a man who robbed a bank over the weekend in the 11100 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast. Witnesses said the suspect entered the bank in the 11100 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast shortly before closing (Saturday). He told an employee he was robbing the bank and [...] Read more...
Monday, January 12, 2015 -- 12:14 pm
Bicycle (well, most of one) found on N.E.102nd St.
Maple Leaf Life - Zach emails: I live in Maple Leaf and am a regular reader (and fan) of your blog. I would appreciate your help, if you don't mind. We had an incident on Dec. 27th on our street (Northeast 102nd between Roosevelt Way Northeast and 12th Avenue Northeast ) with a mailbox/porch prowler. One of our neighbors chased him off. [...] Read more...
Friday, January 9, 2015 -- 4:18 pm
Information about this morning's I-5 fatality - plus a suspected burglar
Maple Leaf Life - Seattle Police have posted information on the apparent suicide that shut down Interstate 5 at Northgate this morning. The incident occurred at the Northeast 92nd Street overpass that leads to North Seattle College. Police were forced to shut-down all lanes of northbound I-5 near Northgate during the Friday morning commute for a suicide investigation. Both Washington State Patrol [...] Read more...
Friday, January 9, 2015 -- 10:01 am
Dog struck by car at N.E. 120th St.
Maple Leaf Life - Michelle emails overnight: I found a dog on Roosevelt Way Northeast  just north of Great Dog (near Northeast 120th Street) this evening around 5:30 p.m. I believe the dog was hit by the vehicle two in front of me. I was able to stop and pick her up (a smaller, black and white dog, possibly a Jack [...] Read more...
Thursday, January 8, 2015 -- 6:28 pm
The bunny of Maple Leaf - found!
Maple Leaf Life - Kelle emails: HI I would like to post on your blog but don't really know how to do it. I wanted to post that early this morning I found a large rabbit in our front garden. The rabbit is friendly and appears to be someone's pet.  Maple Leaf bunny on the hop? Please call [...] Read more...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 -- 3:11 pm
12th man returns: Maple Leaf Reservoir Park Feb. 1
Maple Leaf Life - Mandi emails: 'Hi there. I was wondering if we could starting posting messages about our 2nd annual (*:) happy) 12th man rally in the park. Of course, on Feb. 1st at 12:00 p.m. It'd be great for the main businesses on Roosevelt to post flyers too. I can do those and distribute.' Last year's rally story is [...] Read more...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 -- 10:47 am
200+ new Maple Leaf apartments near Northgate Mall?
Maple Leaf Life - Update: Seattle Curbed.com has design drawings. Daniel emails to say the city is reviewing proposals for more than 200 new apartments across the street from Northgate Mall: The Seattle Department of Planning and Development posted Notices of Design Reviews on two pending construction projects in the Northgate area. At 10720 Fifth Ave. N.E, the current location for The [...] Read more...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 -- 10:47 am
200+ new Maple Leaf apartments near from Northgate Mall?
Maple Leaf Life - Daniel emails to say the city is review proposals for more than 200 new apartments near Northgate Mall: The Seattle Department of Planning and Development posted Notices of Design Reviews on two pending construction projects in the Northgate area. At 10720 Fifth Ave. N.E, the current location for The Tux Shop, the vacant MKG, Kennelly Keys [...] Read more...



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