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Entries from June 2011

Maple Leaf's NW Pain Relief hosting fundraiser for Massage Therapy Foundation

June 24th, 2011 by master

Whether you’re in the mood to “sip and socialize” with health care professionals, or just to donate to a worthy cause, you’re invited to a fundraiser Wednesday, June 29, hosted by Maple Leaf’s NW Pain Relief, which provides acupuncture and massage at 9415 Roosevelt Way N.E.

The owners of the company, Misty Nault and Jodene Hager, are hosting the “Health Care Pros Sip & Socialize” through a networking group they started, Health Care Professionals Referral Network. It’s also doubling as book release party for Hager’s first book, “Building an Amazing Career: Lessons Learned and Marketing Strategies for Health Professionals.”

The event is from 6-8 p.m. at Pink Ultra Lounge on the fourth floor of Pacific Place in downtown Seattle, and Nault notes that everyone is invited, not just health care professionals. She tells us:

“Those that are in health care can network and those that are not can come enjoy a cocktail and our speakers.”

Speakers include Hager, who will be talking about her book, and motivational speaker Patrick Snow, author of “Creating Your Own Destiny.” Tickets cost $10, with proceeds benefiting Massage Therapy Foundation, which works to fund massage research, provide continuing education for massage therapist and community outreach.

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Door-to-door scammers back in Maple Leaf

June 23rd, 2011 by Mike

Marjorie reports that on Thursday afternoon a man came to her door needing $20.

“It was to call a tow truck for an accident his wife was in,” Marjorie said. She described him as 40-ish, white, husky and clean-shaven with glasses and Bermuda shorts.

“This guy walked right into my living room,” she said. “I told him I was going to call the police – they’re going to help you – and I reached for the phone and he ran so fast.”

This scam occurred around 3 p.m. near Northeast 86th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast. The man claimed to be a neighbor, but Marjorie lives in a block watch area and knows her neighbors.

Marjorie says other neighbors reported a suspicious white van in the area.

For advice from the police on what to do when someone knocks on your door, click here.

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Owner of strip club offers to meet with neighborhood councils

June 23rd, 2011 by Mike

Earlier this morning Joe Walker, who identified himself as the owner of Pandora’s Adult Cabaret on Lake City Way, offered to meet with the community councils which have raised questions about the strip club’s permit.

Our previous posts on the club, 8914 Lake City Way N.E., have generated considerable comments both in Maple Leaf and in Wedgwood.

Walker wrote on both Maple Leaf Life and Wedgwood View:

As the owner of Pandora’s, I would appreciate an opportunity to meet with both the Wedgewood Community Council and the Maple Leaf Community Council to address any and all concerns each may have regarding the impact on the surrounding neighborhoods.
Having worked in the adult business here in Seattle for the last 27 years I am well aware of both the real and imagined effects this business can have.
Thank you for your time
Joe Walker

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Today's the day to help Northwest Puppet Center

June 23rd, 2011 by master

If you’re a fan of Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., there’s a unique opportunity to make your dollar stretch further until midnight tonight through the Seattle Foundation. Dmitri Carter with the Puppet Center tells us:

Today (Thurs. June 23 until midnight) there is a special one-day opportunity to support our non-profit organization and have your gift stretched with additional funding from Seattle Foundation and the sponsorship of local businesses.  Please consider making a gift online:

http://www.seattlefoundation.org/npos/Pages/NorthwestPuppetCenter.aspx

Even if the arts are not your priority, there are many worthy non-profits so please do show your support for the causes important to you.  Full list of participating non-profit organizations can be found here:

http://www.seattlefoundation.org/npos/Pages/default.aspx

Thank you for helping make a difference during these challenging times!  On July 1, we begin our new fiscal year and we look forward to another season filled with great programs in 2011-2012.

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Overnight crash at 80th and Roosevelt?

June 22nd, 2011 by Mike

Update: Further poking about has produced this: Fire Engine 16 was dispatched to that location at 1:48 a.m. for a motor vehicle accident.

Also produced a house fire in the 7500 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast, a little earlier at 12:41a.m. Luckily, there apparently wasn’t too much damage.

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A reader Tweets:

@MapleLeafLife any info on the crash last night 1:30ish 80th and Roosevelt?

At first glance we see nothing on either police or fire logs related to a crash there. Any other readers have information?

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Owners of maoStudios move home, business(es) into Maple Leaf

June 22nd, 2011 by master

After the owners of maoStudios, Michael Olson and Andrea Jensen, moved into Maple Leaf in October, it didn’t take them long to also move their business into the neighborhood.

Earlier this month, maoStudios opened at 9220 Roosevelt Way N.E., the space vacated in March by The Hive Social Club.

“We thought it was a good deal and we wanted to be able to walk to work,” Jensen said.

The six-year-old company most recently was located in a shared space in Green Lake, but Olson said after some growing pains during the economic downturn maoStudios again was ready for its own space. “We’re growing, so this space is kind of the next step for us,” he said. [Read more →]

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That sound of summer? It’s the curb ramps going in at ACE

June 22nd, 2011 by Mike

We wrote earlier this month that the improved crosswalks along Roosevelt Way Northeast would soon get more improvements – curb ramps.

That happened this morning, rather noisily.

From the city’s Department of Transportation: “Whenever SDOT installs a new marked crosswalk, curb ramps are provided to ensure the crossing is accessible to everyone including people in wheelchairs.”

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That sound of summer? It's the curb ramps going in at ACE

June 22nd, 2011 by Mike

We wrote earlier this month that the improved crosswalks along Roosevelt Way Northeast would soon get more improvements – curb ramps.

That happened this morning, rather noisily.

From the city’s Department of Transportation: “Whenever SDOT installs a new marked crosswalk, curb ramps are provided to ensure the crossing is accessible to everyone including people in wheelchairs.”

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Food bank gets a week’s donations – needs more

June 21st, 2011 by Mike

Last week, for the first time its director can remember, the North Helpline food bank ran out of canned meat, peanut butter and other sources of protein.

After a public plea, the food bank brought in enough donations to last – well, at least through the week.

“We did collect 32 pounds of protein at Cloud City and individual donors have brought in approximately 200 pounds. I think we got another 45 pounds at Wedgwood Ale House,” said Amy Besunder, executive director.

“It is still slow going … I think we have enough for this week’s distribution.”

In her first plea Besunder wrote: “We are very low on sources of protein and could use donations of canned tuna, chicken, corned beef, chili & peanut butter or frozen packages of meat.”

You can donate at the North Helpline, 12736 33rd Ave. N.E., or at barrels at these businesses:

  • Walgreens Drug Store,14352 Lake City Way N.E.

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Food bank gets a week's donations – needs more

June 21st, 2011 by Mike

Last week, for the first time its director can remember, the North Helpline food bank ran out of canned meat, peanut butter and other sources of protein.

After a public plea, the food bank brought in enough donations to last – well, at least through the week.

“We did collect 32 pounds of protein at Cloud City and individual donors have brought in approximately 200 pounds. I think we got another 45 pounds at Wedgwood Ale House,” said Amy Besunder, executive director.

“It is still slow going … I think we have enough for this week’s distribution.”

In her first plea Besunder wrote: “We are very low on sources of protein and could use donations of canned tuna, chicken, corned beef, chili & peanut butter or frozen packages of meat.”

You can donate at the North Helpline, 12736 33rd Ave. N.E., or at barrels at these businesses:

  • Walgreens Drug Store,14352 Lake City Way N.E.

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