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Entries from May 2017

House fire this afternoon in Maple Leaf (that’s what brought the helicopters)

May 25th, 2017 by Mike

Within the hour a house fire in Maple Leaf has brought firefighters – and TV helicopters – to the neighborhood.

The fire is at Northeast 94th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast.

Here’s a report from a neighbor on Nextdoor Northgate/Maple Leaf.

Update from KOMO. No injuries reported

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More on the Maple Leaf Community Council

May 22nd, 2017 by Mike

Since our last post, we’ve received this email:

This is Jason Beardriel, the new president of the Maple Leaf Community
Council. I saw the post on Maple Leaf Life and wanted to give you and the
neighborhood an update.

By last autumn, the Maple Leaf Community Council executive board had
dwindled to just four members and we all became quite busy with personal
and work lives. Unfortunately, the Maple Leaf Community Council took a back
seat to other responsibilities until we could rededicate ourselves this

I stepped in as President in late March and have been busy working with the
board and Donna Hartmann-Miller to get us back on track. We’ve had two
recent board meetings, and we’ll welcome several new board members in the
coming weeks who will bring new skills and fresh ideas….

We’re also in the process of changing web hosts to avoid the constant
problems with our website’s reliability. I’m hoping the website will be up
later this week.

Our next General Meeting will be June 14 at Olympic View. Part of the
agenda for that meeting will be to seek the neighborhood’s guidance in
establishing our future priorities. For those interested in joining the
board, the easiest way to reach out is to email

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Dog found Sunday afternoon

May 21st, 2017 by Mike

Sign at the Maple Leaf Dog Oasis.

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Return of the Maple Leaf Community Council/summer social?

May 20th, 2017 by Mike

The return of Maple Leaf’s community council and Summer Social?

That’s what a sign posted at the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park indicates.

The Maple Leaf Community Council, once very active in the neighborhood, largely disappeared last summer, if not before.

But Friday it posted the same sign to its Facebook page.

It calls for a general community meeting on Wednesday, June 14th, at Olympic View Elementary. And a revival of the Summer Social on July 26th.

We’ve asked for more information, although the council’s website appears to remain down.

Our past post on this, from late March, is here: What HAS happened to the Maple Leaf Community Council?

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Nathan Hale plant sale is today through Saturday

May 10th, 2017 by Mike

Greenhoorth of JAMS building)
Description Annual Plant Sale – all items grown by Nathan Hale students!
Hanging Baskets, Veggie Starts, Bedding Plants and Herbs
5/10, 11 & 12:  3-6pm
5/13:  9am-1pm
Further information:

Here is the plant list.


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Power out Thursday afternoon for part of Maple Leaf

May 4th, 2017 by Mike

Seattle City Light reports 23 neighbors without power near 15th Avenue Northeast and Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

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Today “might go down as one of the wackiest weather days in ages”

May 4th, 2017 by Mike

Cliff Mass points out we’re in Hawaii for the moment.

Over at KOMO, Scott Sistek says it will get even more interesting in the next few hours.

“Thursday might just go down as one of the wackiest weather days Seattle has seen in ages.”

That’s because the combination of sun, warmth and high humidity means: “the most unstable and stormy air mass the region has seen in a very long time.”


To recap timing:

  • 8-10 a.m.: Areas of Fog
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Sunny, warm and muggy
  • 1-3 p.m.: Towering clouds begin to form
  • 3-9 p.m.: Scattered strong thunderstorms with hail, heavy rain and frequent lightning.
  • 9-midnight: Gusty southwest winds, rapidly cooling temperatures, increasing low clouds. T-storm threat rapidly wanes.
  • Midnight-Friday: Scattered light showers.


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