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Entries from July 2012

Community yard sales need your trash/treasures!

July 31st, 2012 by master

With prime yard sale season in full swing, both the Northgate Community Center and the Eagles Mother Aerie No. 1 have planned community garage sales that are in need of your “trash,” otherwise known as somebody else’s treasure.

On Friday, Aug. 3, you can rent a table for $20 to sell your goods from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Yard Sale at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E. For more information, contact the center at 206-386-4283.

And the following weekend, on Aug. 11, the Eagles order at 8201 Lake City Way N.E. is bringing back the community-wide Maple Leaf Garage Sale. President Dan Kerege is hoping households throughout the neighborhood will participate as they have in past years, but the Eagles also will have its own garage sale that day that will be open to sellers who don’t have the space for their own garage sale.

You can either rent a table for $15, or donate items to the Eagles to add to their own sale. For more information, contact Faye at 206-762-5125.

If you would like to join the community-wide garage sale, email tips@mapleleaflife.com and we’ll add you to the list:

  • 9101 Roosevelt Way N.E.: “We are in the process of moving from a three bedroom house to a boat, so there will be MANY items for sale.”
  • Block-long sale on 14th Ave. N.E. between 82nd and 85th will include the home numbers 8232, 8228 and 8224
  • 1219 N.E. 96th St.
  • 814 NE 80th Stree (starting at 9:30 a.m.)

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A new park for the next Summer Social?

July 30th, 2012 by master

Did you get a chance at Wednesday’s Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social to check out the diorama of the new Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, where hopefully we’ll be able to celebrate the next Summer Social?

Donna Hartmann-Miller, a member of the Maple Leaf Community Council’s executive board and chair of the Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park committee, spent the entire social showing off the model of what the park will look like now that the reservoir lid is complete. She writes on our Facebook page:

Wasn’t it great? I love the social, although my throat hurts. Such a good time.

Recently, she also updated the community via the council’s quarterly newsletter. Highlights of the new park include: [Read more →]

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Did you lose a small parrot over the weekend?

July 29th, 2012 by master

A new addition to the flock of Maple Leaf parakeets? Reader Mike asked us to share this news:

A very friendly multi-color parrot or parakeet flew on our deck Sat 7/28 at around 4P.

Contact me with identifying characteristics to recover your bird that flew the coop.

Mike can be reached at mmagnan@aol.com.

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Lake City Way dispensary robbed at gunpoint

July 29th, 2012 by master

Early Saturday morning a Lake City Way marijuana dispensary was robbed at gunpoint and 40 plants were taken, according to various news sources included our news partner The Seattle Times. According to the article:

Police say three men forced their way inside the dispensary about 4:30 a.m. and two were armed with handguns. They held the 70-year-old night watchman at gunpoint.
 
The robbers also took a laptop computer and fled in the watchman’s car. He was not injured. 

According to a KING5.com article, the dispensary is located on the 8800 block of Lake City Way, where we’re not aware of a dispensary. The article notes:

Narcotics detectives are determining whether the dispensary is legally permitted.

We’ll try to get more details about the crime and the dispensary.

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Maple Leaf's Edward Jones branch now at Thornton Place

July 28th, 2012 by master

It’s been a busy year for financial advisor Harald Kohl, who recently moved his Edward Jones office from Maple Leaf’s Roosevelt business district to the burgeoning Thornton Place, which is nearly full after years of struggling.

After spending five years at 9524 Roosevelt Way N.E., Kohl and his branch office assistant, Nazmeen Buksh, moved into the new office at the beginning of July.

“For me, one of the biggest appeals is that I’m now ADA-compliant,” Kohl said. The parking lot at his Roosevelt office was difficult to get in and out of, and could be even more difficult to maneuver for anybody in a wheelchair or with difficulty walking.

Kohl said he also hopes the brand-new location at 339 N.E. Thornton Place (in the passage just north of Subway) increases the confidence level of those he works with.

“Our new location does a better job of visually conveying that Edward Jones is a very secure and stable financial institution,” he said. [Read more →]

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Photos from this summer’s Maple Leaf social

July 26th, 2012 by Mike

Hundreds of neighbors (and their dogs) flocked to the Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social Wednesday night.

Here are a few photographs of the event.

This photo, capturing a fraction of the folks waiting in line for ice cream, is by Dane Doerflinger, a photographer and Maple Leaf resident. He’s posted more images here.

We again asked people “why do you love Maple Leaf“? Some of the replies:

“The park, the people, the culture!”

“Close to everything and fun.”

“Walkability. Best hardware store in the city. Superb video store. Yummy restaurants!”

“So convenient to everything – and wonderful people! And all the shop owners seem to be dog friendly. Thank you, Maple Leaf.”

More photos from Grace Seidel, a regular volunteer  and organizer at the social, are here.

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Photos from this summer's Maple Leaf social

July 26th, 2012 by Mike

Hundreds of neighbors (and their dogs) flocked to the Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social Wednesday night.

Here are a few photographs of the event.

This photo, capturing a fraction of the folks waiting in line for ice cream, is by Dane Doerflinger, a photographer and Maple Leaf resident. He’s posted more images here.

We again asked people “why do you love Maple Leaf“? Some of the replies:

“The park, the people, the culture!”

“Close to everything and fun.”

“Walkability. Best hardware store in the city. Superb video store. Yummy restaurants!”

“So convenient to everything – and wonderful people! And all the shop owners seem to be dog friendly. Thank you, Maple Leaf.”

More photos from Grace Seidel, a regular volunteer  and organizer at the social, are here.

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Come to the Summer Social – and take back your photo from last summer’s festival!

July 25th, 2012 by Mike

With this year’s Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social only an hour away, we have an offer for the neighborhood.

At last year’s Summer Social, we used an instant camera to take pictures of dozens of neighbors who came by our table. You then wrote on the photos why you love Maple Leaf.

This year, we’re giving those photos back. Come by our table and pick up your photo from a summer ago.

You can write on the poster (pictured above) why you love Maple Leaf, or you can comment below.

See you in an hour!

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Come to the Summer Social – and take back your photo from last summer's festival!

July 25th, 2012 by Mike

With this year’s Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social only an hour away, we have an offer for the neighborhood.

At last year’s Summer Social, we used an instant camera to take pictures of dozens of neighbors who came by our table. You then wrote on the photos why you love Maple Leaf.

This year, we’re giving those photos back. Come by our table and pick up your photo from a summer ago.

You can write on the poster (pictured above) why you love Maple Leaf, or you can comment below.

See you in an hour!

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Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social is tonight!

July 25th, 2012 by master

The clouds have parted for Maple Leaf and the weather is expected to be mostly clear tonight with a low of 56 and high of 78 this afternoon. Perfect weather for the annual Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social!

Stop by Maple Leaf Playground, 1020 N.E. 82nd St., between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. to eat free ice cream bars from Maple Leaf Ace Hardware and scoops from Peaks Frozen Custard, while meeting neighbors, businesses and other Maple Leaf organizations.

There will be entertainment for the whole family, including balloons and clowns for the kids, live music from Tumbuka and a visit from the Seattle Fire Department. Nearly 40 local businesses and governmental agencies also well be at booths around the park, including Maple Leaf Life, so please stop by and say hi to Mai Ling and Mike!

An email from the Maple Leaf Community Council adds that:

Under the center tent you can learn more about the MLCC, the Roosevelt Bike Lane plans from SDOT, Maple Leaf Emergency Preparedness, Sound Transit’s plans for Northgate, keeping your home secure, how the Department of Neighborhoods works for us, and where we are with the park remodel, and more.

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