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Entries from December 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 31st, 2014 by Mike

Here’s to 2015.

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And now a lost ring – on a circuitous path

December 30th, 2014 by Mike

Jessica emails overnight:

Could you please help us? My husband lost a silver wedding-type-band this afternoon around 1 p.m.

Unfortunately, the possible area is pretty large. It’s somewhere between the corner of 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 98th Street and the upper Maple Leaf Park — and then he walked around the park path, across Roosevelt Way Northeast and up to Cloud City.

The ring has a distinctive vine-pattern etched deeply around it. The value is nothing except extremely sentimental (brought back from Italy 20 years ago!).

On the extreme off-chance anyone sees it or has it, we would love to see it again!

Thank you and Happy New Year!

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Gonna be chilly through New Year’s Eve

December 29th, 2014 by Mike

A frontal line moving south produced a spectacular sunset tonight over Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

The forecast calls for lows of 25 degrees for the next three nights, through New Year’s Eve.

Days should remain sunny, but cold, through New Year’s Day .

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Gonna be chilly through New Year's Eve

December 29th, 2014 by Mike

A frontal line moving south produced a spectacular sunset tonight over Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

The forecast calls for lows of 25 degrees for the next three nights, through New Year’s Eve.

Days should remain sunny, but cold, through New Year’s Day .

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Ring found Christmas Eve across from Maple Leaf Park

December 29th, 2014 by Mike

Kyle emails: “We found a ring on the sidewalk on Christmas Eve outside of LeBlanc (across Roosevelt Way Northeast from Maple Leaf Reservoir Park and near the Rez). “If anyone is missing a ring and can describe we would be happy to return it.

“Thanks.”

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Solstice tree vanishes, ornaments remain

December 26th, 2014 by Mike

Solstice week is ending, and the Solstice Day tree has vanished from Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

For those who donated decorations and would like them back, they are in a box in the pavilion.

Any left behind will be saved for possible future use.

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Merry Christmas Maple Leaf!

December 25th, 2014 by Mike

Photos courtesy Dane Doerflinger Photography.


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No trash pickup Christmas Day – PLUS the Garbage Police cometh

December 24th, 2014 by Mike

Welcome to Christmas Eve! And a gray one, at that. (1.22 inches of rain in last 24 hours.)

Two things:

From Seattle Public Utilities: “No garbage, yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, Dec. 25.

“Thursday and Friday collections will be collected one day later that week due to the Christmas Day holiday. Please be sure to have your containers available by 7 a.m., to ensure collection.”

Also, beginning a week from Thursday the city gets tough on trash.

From our news partner The Seattle Times:

Starting Jan. 1, food scraps, pizza boxes and paper napkins won’t be allowed in garbage cans. For the first six months, violators will get notices from the city; after that period, violators will be fined $1.

It gets more complicated, but, yes: “Drivers will be watching for the materials and will inform the city about violators”

The Times’ story is here. Many, many comments on it are here.

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Reports of holiday mail theft in Maple Leaf?

December 23rd, 2014 by Mike

Rose messages on Facebook:

Hi Maple Leaf Life, could you ask Maple Leaf to be on the look out for suspicious mail theft activity?

We have had our mail stolen several times this last week, our neighbors have as well. We live on Northeast 96th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.

We have had several neighbors from a few blocks away return our empty envelopes which they say were left in their yards.

We’ve anecdotally heard similar reports. Any more?

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Solstice tree celebrates the Return of the Light

December 21st, 2014 by Mike

Update 12/22:

More decorations are arriving:

Happy Solstice Maple Leaf!

Sunday afternoon, as the light was fading from the sky, a Solstice Day tree appeared on the east end of Maple Leaf Park, at the pavilion.

It has lights, a single ornament (a dog, of course) and an invitation to neighbors to bring ornaments to fully decorate the tree.

Celebrate the return of light!

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