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It’ll be a “snow afternoon” for Seattle school kids tomorrow

February 7th, 2019 by sarawilly

From the District:

Based on forecasts from the National Weather Service and our partners at the City of Seattle, there is a high chance of significant snow and icy road conditions on Fri., Feb. 8 and Sat., Feb. 9.

Student and staff safety are our top priority. In an abundance of caution, students will be released 75 minutes early on Friday afternoon. Schools will follow a Wednesday class schedule. School will start at the regular time and transportation will run regular routes.

Additional details:

  • All after school activities are cancelled on Fri., Feb. 8, including athletics. Please check the district’s athletic webpage and your child’s school website for additional information.
  • Please check with your provider regarding childcare.
  • All district events are cancelled for this weekend.

Next Week: The possibility of additional snow early next week is in the forecast. If additional schedule changes are needed, we will inform you through our regular district communication channels.

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Burglar hits Figurehead Brewing

October 28th, 2018 by sarawilly

By reporter Steven Smalley

A fuzzy image of a young white man was acquired using infrared video inside Figurehead Brewing on 21st Avenue West near Caffe Appassionato Thursday as the establishment became another victim of a burglary. The back door was forced and heavily damaged causing most of the costly harm. Security footage showed the perp entering at 2:30 a.m. The safe under the bar was pried loose and hauled away along with $500, according to a published report. 

“It could have been worse. He could have taken a lot more,” according to a source inside the business. “It’s a creepy feeling.”

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Urban Survival Skills Fair in Northeast Seattle, Sept. 30, 10-2

September 27th, 2018 by sarawilly

Learn how to make an emergency toilet, operate an automated external defibrillator (AED), and other handy city life hacks at the Urban Survival Skills Fair on Sept. 30 next to Victory Heights Park. Hosted by Seattle Emergency Hubs, the fair will feature booths and information for those interested in emergency preparedness.

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Join Emerald City Women’s Chorus

September 20th, 2018 by sarawilly

Join the Emerald City Women’s Chorus for its fall session after a successful first year making delightful music together The Emerald City Women’s Chorus, a non-audition chorus in north Seattle, is gearing up for its second year. The chorus extends an invitation to women of all ages and all voice parts to join this fun and supportive community of 40 singers who love to sing for the joy of it.

Kicking off the Fall session is a social gathering on Saturday, September 22 at 3:00 p.m. at a member’s home in Lake Forest Park. This is an opportunity for you to meet chorus members and their director, find out what makes this chorus special, and learn about their plans for the upcoming choral year. Call Sharon Glein at 206-525-7497 for more information and directions to this event (leave a message and she’ll return your call).

Rehearsals for the 10-week Fall session start on Monday, September 24. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a rehearsal at no cost to experience the chorus in action – please arrive around 7:00 p.m. to your first rehearsal. The chorus rehearses at the Wedgwood Community Church (8201 30th Avenue NE, Seattle – lower level) on Monday nights, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fall session culminates with an afternoon community concert on Sunday, December 2 at Music Center of the Northwest (901 N 96th Street, Seattle). Cost is $117 for the session and includes music for the singer to keep.

To register for Fall session, call Music Center of the Northwest at (206) 526-8443. Emerald City Women’s Chorus was established in Fall 2017 in collaboration with Music Center of the Northwest. Stacia Cumberland is the chorus artistic director, and Tom Hecker is the accompanist. For more information about the chorus (1) call Sharon Glein at (206) 525-7497 (please leave a message), (2) read about the chorus on the Seattle Choral Consortium web page, (3) check out the chorus Facebook page at @EmeraldCityWomensChorus, or (4) email the chorus at

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Police looking for suspect in Nearby Northgate shooting

September 20th, 2018 by sarawilly

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Welcome Aegis Living at Ravenna

July 26th, 2018 by sarawilly

This new neighborhood living option enables aging neighbors to stay in the area they know and love as needs change, and/or area adult children to bring a parent/relative close by. Modeled after the famed Opera House in Ravenna, Italy, this new local senior living option brings the feel of an intimate Italian inn to the heart of Maple Leaf. The theme carries through with a wine cave, large wood fired pizza oven and even a full-size gondola on a sunny outdoor courtyard, enabling residents to live ‘la dolce vita’ in a setting evocative of a vacation in sunny Italy. Resident rooms feature expansive views to local landscapes–Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, Waldo Woods and Lake Washington. The spirit of carefree, ‘down to earth’ Italian hospitality—where everyone is made to feel like part of the family—is evident throughout, with a range of cozy spaces for gathering, sharing great food and conversation. Residents are happy and families are at ease knowing their relative is safe and well-cared for in a place they enjoy being themselves.   Aegis at Ravenna is already making local connections – the community sponsors a local Little League team and recently hosted players and families after a recent league win for pizza from the wood-fire ovens. Watch the  video flyover !


Drink in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest at Aegis at Ravenna, an assisted living residence featuring sweeping views of both the Olympic Mountain …

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Maple Leaf Summer Social is next Wednesday! Followed by Night Out

July 12th, 2018 by Mike

The 23rd Annual Maple Leaf Summer Social is next Wednesday, followed by National Night Out the following Tuesday, Aug. 7th

The Social is a neighborhood tradition. This year it will again be held at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park (Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 85th Street) from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For more information try the Maple Leaf Community Council’s Facebook site.

For more on National Night Out, or to register your block for an evening party, go here.



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Blood needed!

May 2nd, 2018 by sarawilly

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for blood donors. Inventories have dipped to critical levels due to consecutive weeks of Spring break vacations and a very early Easter holiday. There is a special need for O blood type and platelets, but all types are welcomed. Type O negative blood is the universal blood type that can be transfused to any patient suffering from trauma when they are rushed to a hospital and there is no time to type their blood.

Donating blood takes less an hour, and because blood can be broken down into its three components each donation can potentially save three lives.

Further details and a list of Bloodworks Northwest donor centers are in the release below. Appointments to donate can be scheduled at, or by calling 1-800-398-7888.

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Tell the Library what you think!

April 27th, 2018 by sarawilly

Tell the Library what resources you value most, and what services could be improved by completing a survey available Wednesday, now through Friday, May 25, 2018. Visit the Library’s website here to access the survey online, or visit your local branch to complete a paper copy. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Mandarin, Somali, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Korean. Survey responses will help guide the Library’s service planning and decision-making.
It’s been nearly eight years since the Library has surveyed Seattle residents to see how current operations align with public needs and expectations. Information from the 2010 Library survey led to enhancements in the collection of books and materials, more computer technology, expanded Library hours and more.
“A lot has changed in our community since 2010, and it is important to ask residents if our services and resources are addressing their needs,” said Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner. Turner said in addition to offering an expansive print and digital collection, the Library offers nearly 10,000 annual educational classes, cultural programs and services, including tax help, health care enrollment, homework tutoring, citizenship preparation, Wi-Fi hotspot lending to tent cities, social service referrals and more.
For more information about the Library or survey, Ask Us.

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Seattle City Council passes parking/zoning regulations that will increase residential areas considered near ‘frequent transit’ thus not requiring any new development parking

April 3rd, 2018 by sarawilly

From Doree at our sister site

Late (yesterday) afternoon the Seattle City Council passed zoning/parking regulations that will, along other things, increase the residential areas considered to be near “frequent transit” service, which does not require housing developers to provide any parking.

Councilmember Lisa Herbold introduced an amendment to try to mitigate the impacts on neighborhood parking, but that amendment failed. She was the only councilmember to vote against the ordinance (Kshama Sawant was absent).

You can see KING 5’s Chris Daniels’ report on the meeting here.

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