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Entries from February 2012

UW Neighborhood Northgate Clinic celebrates open house Saturday

February 29th, 2012 by master

After months of waiting, the University of Washington is opening its new Northgate Neighborhood Clinic at 314 N.E. Thornton Place on March 5, with plans to celebrate the new location with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

UW Medicine physicians, Family Medicine residents and health care staff will be on hand to give tours of the new clinic and answer any questions. And to keep the mood festive, entertainment will be provided by the UW Husky Band and mascot Harry the Husky, with activities such as the “Passport to Health” available for both children and adults.

Services that will be available at the clinic include:

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatric and adolescent medicine
  • Adult and geriatric medicine
  • Full service obstetrics and gynecology service, including pregnancy tests, prenatal care and delivery at UW Medical Center
  • Sports medicine
  • Counseling in nutrition, social work and mental health
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Onsite laboratory and digital x-ray facilities
  • Adult and child immunizations
  • Chronic disease management
  • Family planning – including vasectomy and IUD services
  • Physical exams
  • Preventive health care
  • Lung function testing
  • Travel Medicine
  • Women’s health care

Can’t wait to get in those doors? Tomorrow, March 1, you can start making reservations at the new clinic by calling 206-528-8000.

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Snowing – yet again – in Maple Leaf

February 28th, 2012 by Mike

Update March 5, 3:30 p.m. Snowing now (technically graupel).

Update March 5, 6:45 a.m. Five of the past seven days.

Update March 1, 7:45 a.m. Yup, snowing again. Four of the past five days now.

Update Feb. 29, 8:15 a.m. Three out of the last four days.

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Two out of the last three days – at 6:10 p.m. it’s snowing again in Maple Leaf

Also at Green Lake, Wallingford, Shoreline, Silverdale…ain’t Twitter wonderful?

However, KOMO’s Scott Sistek tweets: “Don’t let the snow freak you out. It won’t be cold enough to stick within Seattle city limits.”

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Police warn of three cases of burglars entering occupied homes – two in Maple Leaf

February 28th, 2012 by Mike

Police this afternoon are notifying local block watch captains that burglars today and Monday entered three neighborhood homes while the occupants were inside.

Two of the homes are in Maple Leaf, the other in Green Lake. All three occurred in the early morning hours.

One of the victims appears to have posted on our Facebook Page. He’s at Northeast 81st Street and Fourth Avenue Northeast. Update: The other was at Northeast 82nd Street and Third Avenue Northeast. (Grace emails to say: “Just a note, there is no 3rd Ave NE. It’s Latona Ave NE.”)

In addition, Mike posted today in the comments on Monday’s “car vandalized” post this additional information:  “Two other vehicles were stolen (80th and 4th AVE NE, and 3rd AVE NE and 82nd). Does anybody have information on either of these incidents? Both are showing on the Seattle crime map and occurred in the last 24 hours . . . .”

This is from Terrie Johnson, police crime prevention coordinator. Her phone number at the North Precinct is 206-684-7711.

It appears that the victims in all cases believed that they may have left their doors unlocked. Wallets, cash, credit cards, purse, Nook and car keys were taken.

Subsequently, the victims’ cars were also stolen. Unfortunately, in one of the stolen vehicles, the victim reported leaving his cell phone, wallet (social security card inside); and expensive ski equipment.

Our Burglary/Theft detectives are working closely with Patrol officers on evidence collection and our Crime Analysis Detective is studying reports for other leads.

In the meantime, please be diligent about using the locks and latches you have. Rethink your habit of putting your purse/wallet and car keys on the table upon entering your home. If you hear or see anything suspicious, please do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.

I am available to conduct free home security surveys if you want to look at what improvements could be made from a burglary prevention standpoint. We still recommend leaving your front porch light on from dusk until dawn.

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Sacajawea Playground & Park planning continues

February 28th, 2012 by master

If you’re not already involved in the public planning process to improve the playground and park just south of Sacajawea Elementary, 9501 20th Ave. N.E., the second of three public design meetings is from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 29, in the school’s lunch room.

SiteWorkshop, the design firm creating the master plan for the project, will present three rough design concepts based on feedback from the Jan. 31 meeting, but your feedback is still needed. Sacajawea says in its public invitation:

Come for their presentation, then ask questions, offer feedback, and learn more about how this project will move forward. We’ll have art supplies out for kids, and the steering committee will provide potluck snacks. Please help to spread the word to any friends and neighbors whom you think might be interested. Questions? Contact Tracy Patton at tracy_patton@msn.com. Thanks for your participation!

Can’t make the meeting? Give your feedback online.

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Car vandalized overnight at N.E. 80th St.

February 27th, 2012 by Mike

A neighbor emails to say that between 7:15 and 8: 30 this morning her car, driveway and porch were vandalized. “Just a heads-up to neighbors:

Someone poured motor oil all over a car parked in our driveway around back; they also left a trail of oil all the way across the back porch leading up to the abandoned bottle laying in a puddle of oil. This was a seemingly random act?!

She lives at Northeast 80th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast.

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Found – a girl’s bicycle

February 27th, 2012 by Mike

Nick emails: “A girl’s bicycle (for about a 10-year-old) showed up in front of my house recently. I’d like to get it back to its owner. My number is 206-327-2037. Call to describe the bike.”

He lives at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 105th Street.

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Found – a girl's bicycle

February 27th, 2012 by Mike

Nick emails: “A girl’s bicycle (for about a 10-year-old) showed up in front of my house recently. I’d like to get it back to its owner. My number is 206-327-2037. Call to describe the bike.”

He lives at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 105th Street.

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Blue skies and – snow – this morning in Maple Leaf

February 26th, 2012 by Mike

It’s 10 a.m. and snowing outside under blue skies.

Lightly.

Here’s another special weather statement from the National Weather Service:

SPOTTY LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING IN MUCH OF WESTERN WASHINGTON….

ANY WET SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE LIGHT…PERHAPS AN INCH OR TWO…AND THE MOST LIKELY LOCATIONS WILL BE IN AREAS AWAY FROM BODIES OF WATER AND IN HIGHER TERRAIN SUCH AS HILLS.

Hills. That would be Maple Leaf.

In fact, snow is in the forecast every day next week except Monday…and Friday.

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Snowing in Maple Leaf (for the ACE bag sale?)

February 25th, 2012 by Mike

Update 8:45 a.m.: Cliff Mass has posted on the convergence zone snow.

Snow is falling at 7:20 a.m., and the National Weather has issued a short-term forecast:

THE PUGET SOUND CONVERGENCE ZONE NEAR THE KING SNOHOMISH

COUNTY LINE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST 8 A.M. THE

ZONE HAS GENERATED CONSIDERABLE SHOWER ACTIVITY INCLUDING DRIVING

THE SNOW LEVEL DOWN TO THE SURFACE ALONG A STRETCH OF INTERSTATE

405 NEAR THE CANYON PARK AREA.

The forecast is for rain most of the day, but the snow could return tonight. Little or no accumulation is expected, but note that winds gusts are forecast for up to 45 mph.

Don’t let that stop you from attending today’s spring Maple Leaf Ace Hardware bag sale – 20 percent off most everything.

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Police seek leads in bicycle crash near North Seattle C.C.

February 24th, 2012 by Mike

A bicyclist suffered critical injuries Thursday afternoon near North Seattle Community College, and police are trying to find out how.

From Detective Jeff Kappel:

On February 23rd at approximately 3:28 p.m. officers responded to a report of a bicyclist down in the 9600 block of College Way North. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 32-year-old male was riding his bicycle northbound when, for reasons yet to be determined, he crashed causing substantial injury to his person. No other vehicles appear to be involved.

Medics responded to the scene and transported the male bicyclist to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this event. Anonymous tips are welcome.

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