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Saturday, November 28, 2015 -- 1:45 pm Maple Leaf Scout Christmas tree lot is open! Maple Leaf Life -
Maple Leaf's Christmas tree lot – sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 151 since 1934 – opened today just outside the Northeast 85th Street entrance to Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.
The lot this year moved from the Safeway parking lot on Northeast 95th Street to the back parking lot at St. Catherine's Church, in the back parking [...]Read more...
Saturday, November 28, 2015 -- 12:27 pm Car hit and run, burglary reported in Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Life - From Nextdoor Northgate/Maple Leaf:
Hit and runs (on multiple sideswiped cars) last night in the south end of Maple Leaf.
We had a hit and run driver sideswipe some cars on Fourth Avenue Northeast last night around 11:30 p.m. We got the truck's license and called the cops, but they have not responded yet (say they've been [...]Read more...
Monday, November 23, 2015 -- 8:53 am Lost: Chicken. Found: cell phone, Mazda keys Maple Leaf Life - Sharon emails: 'Missing chicken: We are missing a brown and gold Americana hen. If you see her please call: 206-992-4383. Thanks! We live on the corner of 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 98th Street.'
Another neighbor emails: 'We found a phone in the lower area of Maple Leaf Park on Sunday night around 5:30 p.m.'
The battery [...]Read more...
Sunday, November 22, 2015 -- 10:11 am Help a family this holiday season Maple Leaf Life -
A Subaru full of bears on their way to Holiday Helpers.
Looking for a way to help others in your own community this holiday season?
Children's Home Society, the oldest nonprofit serving children in the state of Washington, is looking for donors to become "Holiday Helpers" for local low-income families served by its North Seattle Family Resource [...]Read more...
Friday, November 20, 2015 -- 10:28 am Return of the Scout Christmas tree lot - plus snow coming! Maple Leaf Life - The Boy Scout Christmas tree sale – a fixture in Maple Leaf for decades – will be open a week from Saturday in a new location.
This email from the Scoutmaster:
Boy Scout Troop 151 annual fund raising Tree Lot has found a home for the 2015 season.
The new location will be at St. Catherine's Church, in [...]Read more...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -- 5:33 pm White cat Hazel missing since last week Maple Leaf Life - Victoria emails:
My beautiful cat hasn't been home since last Wednesday night (11/11). Her last known location was Northeast 88th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast.
She is a domestic short-hair, all-white cat with light green/hazel eyes. Which is fitting, since her name is Hazel. She is full-bodied so she wouldn't be picked up by someone thinking she [...]Read more...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -- 11:10 am Windstorm updates in Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Life - Update 3 p.m.: Scott Sistek at KOMO says peak winds here have passed.
11 a.m. So far only one neighbor appears to have lost power.
The average wind speed is 11 mph. The highest gust so far was 29 mph at 9:49 a.m.
At West Point (Magnolia) a wind gust hit 55 mph, according to KOMO.
In Seattle, nearly [...]Read more...
Sunday, November 15, 2015 -- 7:59 am Rain overnight in Maple Leaf: 1.79´´ Maple Leaf Life - Snow is being reported this morning in Tacoma, Puyallup and Eatonville. Also, Auburn.
The south hill in Puyallup is 400 feet above sea level, the National Weather Service says.
Maple Leaf is at 466 feet outside the Blue Saucer on Roosevelt Way Northeast.
So far, though, just rain.
Totaling 1.79 inches overnight plus .95 inches overnight Friday into Saturday.
The [...]Read more...
Friday, November 13, 2015 -- 11:20 am Return of Maple Leaf's street mural Maple Leaf Life -
Maple Leaf's street mural on Northeast 98th Street is back.
Tara writes:' The street art on Northeast 98th Street (between 15th and 12th avenues northeast) was covered up by the recent chip sealing. It was just redone. Looks great!'
She actually sent these photos in mid October, but we were saving them for use in brightening up [...]Read more...
Thursday, November 12, 2015 -- 10:17 am Reports of mail theft continue in Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Life - Update 2:30 p.m.:
From Nextdoor Northgate/Mapleleaf:
Sorry to report that a set of locked mailboxes were pried open (guessing with a crow bar) and mail was stolen. This was in broad daylight and probably shortly after the mail was delivered in the early afternoon.
Police have been contacted, but if anyone saw anything or anyone suspicious please [...]Read more...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 -- 11:49 am NEST is looking for volunteers Maple Leaf Life - This post courtesy of our sister site WedgwoodView.
NEST is searching for friendly and enthusiastic new volunteers to engage in a variety of activities.
North East Seattle Together (NEST), is a local non-profit building a sustainable, inter-generational community in NE Seattle. They exist to support neighbors helping neighbors grow older in their homes with [...]Read more...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 -- 7:18 am Roosevelt High jazz band performs "Jazz Nutcracker" Maple Leaf Life -
The Roosevelt High School Jazz Band will perform the Jazz Nutcracker on December 5th and 6th.
The Nutcracker Suite by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn is a 1960s take on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. The Roosevelt Jazz Band is one of the few bands in the United States to have the score.
Ellington reworked Tchaikovsky's tunes into swinging [...]Read more...
Saturday, November 7, 2015 -- 11:22 am Veterans Day (Wednesday) closures Maple Leaf Life - This post courtesy of our sister site PhinnyWood.
Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11, which is a federal holiday. That means schools, banks and post offices will be closed, along with all branches of the Seattle Public Library and many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities.
Parks facilities that will be closed:
Teen life centers
Environmental [...]Read more...
Saturday, November 7, 2015 -- 7:33 am Fairview Church Holiday Bazaar is today Maple Leaf Life - Today is the annual Holiday Bazaar at the Fairview Church in Maple Leaf.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 844 N.E. 78th St.
Get an early start on holiday shopping with vendors, hand-crafted items and baked goods.
(Entrance to the parking lot is on Northeast 79th Street between Eighth Avenue Northeast and Roosevelt Way [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 -- 4:04 pm Wanted: Local home for Scout Christmas tree lot Maple Leaf Life - Local Boy Scout Troop 151 has been selling Christmas trees for the past 34 years from the parking lot of the Safeway at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 75th Street.
That's not working this year, writes Bob Brotherson, Scoutmaster.
'Troop 151 needs a location with power and parking in order to continue with our Tree Lot. The [...]Read more...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 -- 9:05 am It's Election Day - Vote! Maple Leaf Life -
You've had that ballot for weeks.
It has to be postmarked by today to be counted in this year's general election.
As we wrote in October:
Seattle's first-in-a-century election of city council members by district is the focus of our upcoming November general election.
But the ballot also features the largest levy in Seattle history, more than doubling the [...]Read more...
Sunday, November 1, 2015 -- 9:50 am Halloween 2015: A record breaker Maple Leaf Life -
Photo courtesy Marcus Donner.
Halloween 2015 broke all records for trick-or-treating here at the Maple Leaf Dog Oasis.
Kids in costume = 232. (Adults in costume = 33. Dogs = 6.)
The previous record was set in 2013, with 152 kids.
Saturday, October 31, 2015 -- 8:42 am It's (wet, windy, wonderful) Halloween! Maple Leaf Life -
The good news: As of 8:30 a.m. there are no power outages in Seattle, according to Seattle City Light.
The bad news, from Cliff Mass:
Total daily rainfall this morning at Maple Leaf Life South: 0.73 inches. Wind to 27 mph at 7 this morning.
Halloween forecast: wind gusts to 37 mph, 100 percent chance of up to [...]Read more...
Friday, October 30, 2015 -- 10:42 am Looks like an Evil (soaked, blustery) Halloween Maple Leaf Life -
Zombies got nothing on the Halloween forecast this year.
From the National Weather Service forecast discussion for Seattle, a front moving tonight and INTO SATURDAY ACROSS THE AREA (RESULTS) IN AN 18 HOUR PERIOD OF VERY HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE MOUNTAINS AND WINDY CONDITIONS IN THE LOWLANDS.
The Maple Leaf Dog Oasis regrets this forecast.
Last Halloween the [...]Read more...