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Entries from December 2017

Maple Leaf Solstice Tree RIP

December 30th, 2017 by Mike

UPDATE 12/31: Now the sign is gone, too.


On the solstice last week this tree appeared in Maple Leaf Reservoir Park. It has appeared every year since the park opened.

It was fine late Friday afternoon.

This morning it looked like this:

Someone overnight stole the extension cord and the tree stand, and appears to have broken a number of the ornaments.

We’re sorry.

The sign reads:

Dec. 30, 2017

For 4 years a Solstice Tree popped up in this spot between solstice and the new year, inviting the community to celebrate the return of the light. This year, sometime overnight, someone took the tree stand and the extension cord that powered the twinkle lights, so we are sadly bowing out of the tree business. Please email leads to tips@mapleleaflife.

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Merry White Christmas, Maple Leaf!

December 24th, 2017 by Mike

Update: Christmas morning.

It’s 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, and snowing steadily. And sticking!

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Benefit tonight for the Roosevelt Ale House

December 23rd, 2017 by Mike

Of all the heartbreaking things about the fire that struck last weekend, the thing weighing most heavily on us is that our wonderful staff is suddenly out of work. At the holidays. Our incredibly kind neighbor, The Maple Bar, has offered to host a fundraiser tomorrow night to benefit all the Ale House employees. Many of you have asked how you can help. Well this is step one. Help us take care of our people! ❤️❤️

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Merry Solstice, Maple Leaf!

December 21st, 2017 by Mike

The stealth Solstice Tree has returned to Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

Fourth year (I think).

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Overnight fire shuts Roosevelt Ale House

December 16th, 2017 by Mike


Close to 20 fire trucks responded to a blaze at the Roosevelt Ale House early this morning shortly after 2:45 a.m..

The restaurant, at Northeast 89th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast, won’t be open this weekend.

Damage was mostly confined to the kitchen area, Seattle firefighters reported.

The other business is The Little Gym.


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Police shooting overnight started at Northgate Mall

December 12th, 2017 by Mike

From  our news partner The Seattle Times:

According to police, the man is believed to have first been involved in a 10 p.m. armed robbery at the Forever 21 store in the Northgate Mall.

The Seattle Times story is here.
The police press release is here.

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