News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood


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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Saturday: Heavy snow, sticking

February 24th, 2018 by Mike

8 a.m. Big snow.

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The best headline of the week/year(so far)

February 23rd, 2018 by Mike

Officers Chase Stolen Car Through Maple Leaf, Firefighters Rescue Chihuahua
Written by Detective Patrick Michaud on February 23, 2018 12:56 pm
Officers arrested a man following a brief pursuit of a stolen car through the Maple Leaf neighborhood late Thursday night.

Officer Garret Hay of the North Precinct was patrolling the area near the 900 block of Northeast 65th Street just before midnight Thursday, searching for a stolen car associated with multiple armed robberies throughout the day.  Officer Hay spotted the white Lexus parked in front of a gas station and waited for the occupants to return to the car.  Moments later, two people entered the car and took off at a high rate of speed.  Officer Hay gave chase, following the suspects until they began traveling at speeds closing on 70 MPH the wrong way down Roosevelt Way Northeast.  The stolen car then clipped another car causing the stolen car to roll over and come to a rest on its roof in the 8000 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast.

Battalion Chief Wall with chihuahua rescued from a rollover crash.
Photo Credit: Seattle Fire Department
Officers quickly converged on the stolen car and took the passenger into custody. Seattle Fire Department firefighters had to extricate the driver from the car.  The firefighters also rescued a chihuahua from the stolen car.  The occupants of the victim vehicle were uninjured in the collision.

Officers interviewed and released the passenger from the scene.  The 21-year-old driver of the stolen car was transported to Harborview Medical Center where he is currently being treated for a broken clavicle suffered in the crash.  Officers will book the driver into the King County Jail for attempting to elude and possession of stolen property when he is released from the hospital. Robbery detectives are still working to determine if the suspect in this case is connected to the earlier armed robberies.

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Armed robbery, apparently at Walgreen’s

February 22nd, 2018 by Mike

Seattle Police this afternoon released information on an incident last night: detectives are investigating after a North Seattle Drug Store was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.

A 20-year-old woman was working the register at a store in the 800 block of Northeast Northgate Way just before 11 p.m.

The clerk was checking out items for a 24-year-old woman when a man wearing a hoodie and a mask over his face walked up to the register.  The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register.

The clerk had difficulty opening the register and the suspect eventually gave up.  The suspect then took the customer’s purse and fled the scene.

K-9 officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. Robbery detectives are now working to locate any possible surveillance video from the area that may help identify the suspect.  If you have any information about this case please call robbery detectives at (206)684-5535 and reference case number 2018-65356.

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It’s Back! UPDATE

February 21st, 2018 by Mike

UPDATE: 7 a.m. Thursday. Total 3/4 inch fell in Maple Leaf.

At 9 p.m. we’re already reached that half-inch accumulation, and it’s starting to stick to streets. Temperature = 31 degrees at Maple Leaf Life South.


At 7:30 p.m. a steady but light snow has been falling for some time, long enough to start coating sidewalks, yards and cars.

Forecast is for less than a half-inch overnight, but remember: Maple Leaf is the third highest hill in Seattle.

Thursday is supposedly sunny, with snow returning Friday and Saturday.


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Update: More snow!

February 20th, 2018 by Mike

As noted earlier on Twitter, Maple Leaf has been seeing light snow flurries since mid-morning.

Right now (3:30 p.m.) it’s snowing more steadily, but still lightly, and not sticking.

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