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Maple Leaf Community Council meeting later this month

January 20th, 2018 by Mike

In an email, the Maple Leaf Community Council says:

Winter Community Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Olympic View Elementary
7:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Please join us for the next Maple Leaf Community Council community meeting!
Planned Agenda

Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) and impacts on Maple Leaf
Jessica Brand, City of Seattle

Update on development of property at N.E. 89th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.
Emerald Bay Equity

Senior Fair in February
Dan Kerege, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1

Introduction to some of Maple Leaf’s new businesses

Unfortunately, childcare is unavailable at this meeting.

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“Thank you” card found in Maple Leaf park today

January 14th, 2018 by Mike

Found this afternoon by a neighbor at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

Subject: Flute music.

If yours, let us know via Facebook.

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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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Snow coming – here? Yes! Update 1 p.m.

November 2nd, 2017 by Mike

1 p.m. in Maple Leaf. Snow beginning to stick on lawns, trees but not streets. Temperature 34 degrees.

From this Thursday afternoon’s National Weather Service Forecast Discussion:

National Weather Service Seattle WA
350 PM PDT Thu Nov 2 2017

.SYNOPSIS…A weather system will move through Western Washington tonight. Strong high pressure over British Columbia will give windy conditions from Whatcom county out through the San Juans. The
snow level will fall to 500 feet north of Seattle tonight. Another cool weather system will arrive Saturday night.

Our forecast:

From KOMO’s Scott Sistek:

Those winds will spread cooler air south over northwestern Washington as the night progresses, dropping snow levels down about 400-500 feet about as far south as North Seattle past midnight into early Friday morning. With some lingering showers in a cool, unstable air mass and perhaps a Convergence Zone running around, that’s a low enough snow level to see some rain/snow mixed or wet snow on the hilltops north of Seattle.

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The Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes is on!

October 29th, 2017 by Mike

Hundreds of costumed kids – and their families – have just reached the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

By our count, it’s the ninth annual Parade of Costumes.

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