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Entries from October 2010

Halloween's Best in Show and Honorable Hound …

October 31st, 2010 by master

All The Best Pet Care has announced on its Facebook page the winners of its first Howl-O-Ween event, which took place last weekend at all of its stores including its Maple Leaf location at 8050 Lake City Way N.E.

Shown at left is Allistair, who won our store’s “Best in Show.”

And Pickett, below, was awarded Honorable Hound for his costume as Animal from “The Muppet Show.”

To see all the winners, go to All The Best Pet Care’s Facebook page. Photos of the store’s winners also are on display at the store.

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The Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes is on!

October 31st, 2010 by Mike

Update: Three to four dozen paraders, led by a trombone, are on their way to Cloud City Coffee and the Blue Saucer. A huge turnout!

People are just starting to gather for the 3-5 p.m. Parade of Costumes – and there are cupcakes! We’ll have a photo in a bit.

The parade is also accepting donations for our local food bank.

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Halloween morning parade – first of the day

October 31st, 2010 by Mike

Still three hours to go before the official Second Annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes, but a couple dozen children have already marched through the neighborhood.

The party, for friends and schoolmates, made its way along 12th Avenue Northeast and up to Roosevelt Way Northeast before returning home.

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Jack’s back! Some carvings around Maple Leaf

October 30th, 2010 by Mike

A few pumpkins from around the neighborhood. Got a favorite of your own? Send it in!

The word now is that we’ll get a weather window just in time for Sunday Trick or Treat and Maple Leaf’s Second Annual Parade of Costumes from 3-5 p.m.

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Jack's back! Some carvings around Maple Leaf

October 30th, 2010 by Mike

A few pumpkins from around the neighborhood. Got a favorite of your own? Send it in!

The word now is that we’ll get a weather window just in time for Sunday Trick or Treat and Maple Leaf’s Second Annual Parade of Costumes from 3-5 p.m.

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Trick or Treat map for North Seattle

October 29th, 2010 by master

Wondering which of your neighbors will be giving out candy this Halloween?  Ballard resident John Tynes created a trick or treat map to show which homes in the neighborhood will open their doors to trick or treaters Sunday night.  Since it was such a great idea, the map has been expanded to include Maple Leaf and all of North Seattle.  Before Sunday rolls around, you should see a lot more blue dots outside the Ballard area.  Just click here to see the current map and follow the directions on the left column to add your house (Google account required to edit map).

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Twenty percent off AND a free bag

October 29th, 2010 by Mike

Saturday is the fall bag sale at Maple Leaf Ace Hardware.

This time around everybody gets 20 percent off most items in the store, but the first 200 customers in the door also get a free reusable bag.

Also, beginning Saturday and lasting until Sunday, Nov. 7, the store, at 900 Roosevelt Way N.E.,  is offering to exchange your old, tired smoke detector nine-volt batteries for fresh ones – for free! Up to five batteries per household, or until they run out. Details here.

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Enjoy the sun with Buns on Wheels, Molly Moon's

October 29th, 2010 by master


Photo from Buns on Wheels’s Facebook page.

It’s another beautiful Friday that invites Maple Leaf residents to enjoy the outdoors while they still can, and we welcome Buns on Wheels and Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream with open arms.

Both trucks will be parked for lunch today just outside the Washington Dental Building, 9706 Fourth Ave. N.E. Buns will serve its gourmet natural burgers from from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Molly Moon’s serving up scoops from noon to 2 p.m.

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More Halloween houses in Maple Leaf

October 28th, 2010 by master

Trick-or-treaters will want to stop by this home on Roosevelt Way Northeast, between Northeast 98th and 99th streets, but getting through the front gate could be a fright.

And try not to step on the spiders that somehow manage to dance around!

Sometimes the spiders are just hanging, waiting … as at this house on Northeast 82nd Street between Northeast Fifth and Eighth avenues.

And Garett sent us the following photo, writing:

This house is on 11th Avenue NE just south of the Maple Leaf (Reservoir) Park. Sunday’s 5:00pm Sounders playoff game must be on their mind.

Have we forgotten any must-see Halloween houses?

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You don't have to get dirty to help Thornton Creek

October 28th, 2010 by master

If you’ve been meaning to volunteer at one of the myriad work parties at Thornton Creek Park No. 6 but haven’t yet made it, you’ve got another opportunity to give back that doesn’t require getting your hands dirty.

The Thornton Creek Alliance is urging the community to show its support for the park and for Thornton Creek by sending comments in support of a project it’s sponsoring that could provide $500,000 in funding, according to the Pinehurst Seattle blog.

The money would be used to establish a formal park entrance and to complete all the creek channel work in the park, reaching as far upstream as Thornton Place.

Ruth Williams with the Thornton Creek Alliance adds that the project, called Naturalizing Northgate, also will help establish a healthy habitat for fish and wildlife; create a quiet haven and educational opportunities for people; and help to control downstream flooding. [Read more →]

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