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It's Halloween in Maple Leaf!

October 31st, 2013 by Mike

The cats at Seattle Creative Kids Preschool are counting on winning the 2013 biggest pumpkin in Maple Leaf contest. The actual weight of the pumpkin won’t be revealed until today.

Tonight – when witches and ghouls prowl – is now forecast to be dry. With temperatures in the 50s.

WEAK FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE AREA THIS MORNING WITH MOST OF WHAT LITTLE PRECIPITATION THERE IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT OVER THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.  UPPER LEVEL RIDGE STARTING TO BUILD IN LATER IN THE DAY WILL BRING ABOUT AN END TO THE SHOWER ACTIVITY BY EARLY EVENING FOR MOST AREAS.

Maple Leaf usually has hundreds of kids – and dogs – on the prowl for treats. See you tonight!

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It’s Halloween in Maple Leaf!

October 31st, 2013 by Mike

The cats at Seattle Creative Kids Preschool are counting on winning the 2013 biggest pumpkin in Maple Leaf contest. The actual weight of the pumpkin won’t be revealed until today.

Tonight – when witches and ghouls prowl – is now forecast to be dry. With temperatures in the 50s.

WEAK FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE AREA THIS MORNING WITH MOST OF WHAT LITTLE PRECIPITATION THERE IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT OVER THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.  UPPER LEVEL RIDGE STARTING TO BUILD IN LATER IN THE DAY WILL BRING ABOUT AN END TO THE SHOWER ACTIVITY BY EARLY EVENING FOR MOST AREAS.

Maple Leaf usually has hundreds of kids – and dogs – on the prowl for treats. See you tonight!

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Planter boxes stolen from front yard fence in Maple Leaf – is this a new low?

May 12th, 2012 by Mike

Update: Maybe I should have titled this, “what’s the stupidest thing you’ve had stolen from your house?

We report on neighborhood crime with some regularity … but this is ridiculous.

Some one overnight unscrewed and stole two hanging planter boxes from a tidy front-yard fence on 12th Avenue Northeast.

The home there also houses Seattle Creative Kids Preschool, at 9221 12th Ave. N.E. You can just see the school in the right of this photo, taken when Seattle firefighters paid a day visit to the school last October.

“All that is left is the screws that were used to hold the baskets.   I believe they were taken last night,” Sheila emails us from the school. “I’m so bummed they took my good Huecheras.”

Petty crime is not unknown in Maple Leaf. Cars are routinely plundered here, and as proprietors of the Dog Oasis, also on 12th Avenue Northeast, we have had several of our dog bowls stolen from the corner.

Shouldn’t thieves have more pride than to steal wooden planters and canine water bowls?

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Firefighters visit Maple Leaf school, get homemade cookies

October 25th, 2011 by Mike

Seattle Creative Kids Preschool in Maple Leaf had visitors this morning.

The lights and siren weren’t flashing and blaring, but the crew of Engine 40 were friendly and the preschoolers were welcoming.

From the school, located at 9221 12th Ave. N.E.: “Firefighters talked to students about fire safety and let those who were so inclined sit in the drivers seat of the fire engine.

“The children gave the fire fighters homemade cookies and cards as a thank you for making the trip over from the fire station.”

Thanks to the school for the photos!

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