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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 -- 8:48 pm Best of Seattle: Food & Drink Winners Seattle Weekly - ... and toothsome wide rice noodles ($10.95). At first you might miss this spot, marked only with a small Japanese maple leaf on the front, in an inconspicuous building on 12th Avenue, neighboring Eltana. This Capitol Hill favorite has a penchant for ...Read more...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 -- 12:23 pm City reveals public emergency alert and notification system "AlertSeattle" Maple Leaf Life - This post courtesy of our sister site My Ballard.
Seattle police officers, firefighters and emergency management staff are spreading the word about AlertSeattle, a new, real-time emergency alert and notification system. With AlertSeattle ready for action, Seattle now has a convenient way to send messages to the public with information on what to do when [...]Read more...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 -- 10:25 am Tuesday is not only election day, it's Night Out Maple Leaf Life - Close your street, enjoy potluck food and music with your neighbors.
It's National Night Out from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday. Or, locally, Seattle Night Out Against Crime.
Follow the above link for more details.
'Last year, over 1,400 events were registered to participate.'
A few of the Maple Leaf participants are shown on the map. Registration closes at 5 p.m. [...]Read more...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 -- 7:32 am Found: Car and house keys ... and an orange shoe Maple Leaf Life - M.L. emails overnight:
This (Saturday) morning just before dawn I found car and house keys next to Mojito's restaurant near Safeway (at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 75th Street).
Easy to tell which car but impossible to tell which house. I will post a sign near there later today. Could you also post a notice on [...]Read more...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 -- 7:32 am Found: Car and house keys and TWO orange shoes Maple Leaf Life - Update 10 a.m. Police came out and picked up the shoes.
Update 9 a.m. As noted in comments below, the second shoe has been spotted and we picked it up.
M.L. emails overnight:
This (Saturday) morning just before dawn I found car and house keys next to Mojito's restaurant near Safeway (at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 75th [...]Read more...
Saturday, August 1, 2015 -- 11:23 am First Ave. N.E. to close nightly for weeks Maple Leaf Life - Crews working overnight to relocate utility lines will close First Avenue Northeast between Northeast 95th and Northeast 100th streets for several weeks.
The closure is from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. A detour will be marked to Fifth Avenue Northeast.
That section of First is already heavily impacted by preliminary work on light rail, and the utility [...]Read more...
Saturday, August 1, 2015 -- 8:07 am Arson victims thank neighbors for support Maple Leaf Life - Victims of the arson fire here a week ago are thanking neighbors for their support, and plan to rent a Maple Leaf home to live in. (Thanks, Lisa, for the tip.)
The Gibbons family, which fled their burning home with only the clothes they were wearing, wrote on a gofundme page:
We, the Gibbons family, would like [...]Read more...
Friday, July 31, 2015 -- 9:58 am City-council-by-district primary election is Tuesday Maple Leaf Life - Next Tuesday, Aug. 4, is the deadline to return mail ballots in Seattle's district-by-district primary election.
Most of Maple Leaf is in Council District 5, with only a small southern toe in District 4.
Over at Crosscut, political consultant Benjamin Anderstone has posted a demographic look at the council districts.
Of District 5, which also includes a big [...]Read more...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 12:49 pm Three teens arrested after armed robbery in Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Life - A 14-year-old boy was robbed at knife point Wednesday night in Maple Leaf, Seattle police say.
In an email early this afternoon Officer Lauren Lovanhill writes:
Officers arrested three robbers last night and recovered stolen property belonging to a 14-year-old boy shortly after they were taken at knife point.
The boy was walking home from his friend's house [...]Read more...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 7:13 am Body found at Thornton Place parking garage; police increase area patrols Maple Leaf Life - A woman's body was found in the parking garage at Thornton Place, just south of Northgate Mall, Wednesday evening.
In addition to housing, Thornton Place includes restaurants and a popular Regal movie theater.
From Seattle Police overnight:
Homicide detectives are investigating after Seattle firefighters found a woman dead inside a car in North Seattle early Wednesday evening.
Officers were [...]Read more...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -- 6:31 pm The Maple Leaf 20th Summer Social is on! Maple Leaf Life - Update July 30th: The Maple Leaf Community Council has added 32 photos here.
Photos from the Summer Social, courtesy of Maple Leaf photographer Dane Doerflinger. More of his photographs are here.
This evening's 20th annual Maple Leaf Ice Cream Social has started.
It runs until 8:30 p.m. next to the playground at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, Roosevelt Way [...]Read more...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 -- 1:25 pm Maple Leaf Summer Social is Wednesday Maple Leaf Life -
The Maple Leaf Ice Cream Summer Social is Wednesday evening.
This 20th year the social lasts from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, next to the playground area.
See you there!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 -- 7:10 am Residents advised to manage water use as city activates water shortage response plan Maple Leaf Life - This report courtesy of our sister site PhinneyWood.
Also, Cliff Mass has posted on water and future weather here. Nutshell: Our winter likely to be much drier than normal.
Because of historic low river levels and this summer's heat wave, Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have activated water shortage response plans, with the first phase asking [...]Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 12:23 pm Collection, service tonight for arson victims, plus GoFundMe page Maple Leaf Life - Update 5:30 p.m. The GoFundMe site is now a third of the way to the goal, at $3,310 in 31 individual donations.
We can't make it to the service and collection tonight, but would appreciate comments from folks who do. Thanks.
A prayer service and funds collection for victims of last week's arson fire will be held [...]Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 3:57 pm Rain, thunder, hail coming? Maple Leaf Life - Monday a.m.: Total rain = .08 inches. On top of .22 inches Friday night into Saturday.
6 p.m. Sun.
5 p.m. (Post The Score.) Steady rain.
3:33 p.m. Light rain has arrived.
Here's the short-term forecast issued two minutes earlier for East Puget Sound lowlands – Seattle and vicinity:
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS FROM KITSAP COUNTY SOUTH INTO THURSTON AND [...]Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 9:49 am Another missing cat, Wiscotee Maple Leaf Life - Tanya emails this morning:
'We would like to post about our lost cat.
'Her name is Wiscotee. She is a black and white medium-to-long hair tuxedo cat with white paws. She is usually very friendly and curious.
'She will explore your car or maybe even your house if you leave the door open. We last saw her [...]Read more...
Saturday, July 25, 2015 -- 3:06 pm Prayer service, collection Monday for fire victims Maple Leaf Life -
'There will be a prayer service on Monday, July 27th, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Catherine's Parish across the street from the fires,' writes Maiya (and Erica) in comments on our earlier post.
'They will collect any cash donations for the families that the community would like to make as well as any written well-wishes for [...]Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 7:10 am Two-alarm house fire overnight here - neighbors want to help Maple Leaf Life - Update: In comments, below, neighbors are suggesting ways to help.
Gary posted this to our Facebook page, saying: 'View from my deck. The flames were taller than St Catherine's, I could feel the heat from my deck. Glad everybody was OK and not hurt! Craziest fire I've seen in a residential fire. Reminded of the night [...]Read more...