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What HAS happened to the Maple Leaf Community Council?

March 24th, 2017 by Mike

We’ve had several neighbors wonder what has happened to the Maple Leaf Community Council.

So far, we’ve responded that we don’t think it made it through last summer.

We last devoted a full post to this in April 2016:

On the Maple Leaf Community Council – the elected body that represents our neighborhood – five of the c0uncil’s nine positions will soon be vacant.

That news came in the newsletter distributed this weekend – yet it’s scarcely news.

We wrote about it here, in January, and here, a year ago.

Today, Donna Hartman-Miller, who we once labeled ubiquitous, has posted to the community council’s Facebook page.

She says, in part:

Currently there are four members on the MLCC Executive Board; one of the board members will not be standing for election this next cycle, so, unless some other people step forward, that will leave three members….

This last year or so has been an unexpectedly busy time for the current members of the board and so the attention the Maple Leaf neighborhood has normally received is not at the level it has been in the past….

We want to be very clear, we need more people to step up and join the board. You don’t have to have experience, you just need to have an interest in making Maple Leaf a good neighborhood and a willingness to participate. It is a learning experience for every single person who joins.

The full post is here.

She also notes the council’s website is down, and the quarterly newsletter MIA, but that an attempt is being made to revive the group.

Currently we are looking at meeting sometime in the middle to end of April. If you are considering joining the MLCC Executive Board (and attending this meeting), please email mapleleafcommunitycouncil@gmail.com.

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Radio controlled plane lost near Maple Leaf Reservoir Park

March 20th, 2017 by Mike

This morning David emails:

Yesterday I lost my white and blue plane N of Maple Leaf park, near the Roosevelt
side, it fell somewhere in the first few streets there. So basically NE of the water tower.
Please post.

David
 617 513 6938
David.healey@gmail.com

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What happened to COA – and other Maple Leaf news

March 14th, 2017 by Mike

Jessica writes on Nextdoor Northgate/Maple Leaf:

“Does anyone know what’s going on with COA on Roosevelt? They’ve been closed for more than a week. There’s no sign or any other notice.”
Not only that, but the phone number for Coa Mexican Eatery & Tequileria at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 80th Street comes back as “invalid number.”
Yelp reviewers say the restaurant is closed.

We’ve tried reaching out to them on Facebook.

If Coa is gone, it joins a number of other past Maple Leaf eateries, Notably:

Cafe Piccolo

The Maple Leaf Grill

LC’s Kitchen

The Hudson New American Public House

In other news, several neighbors have wondered what happened to the Maple Leaf Community Council. We’ll try and poke at that a bit more, but the news doesn’t seem good.

Also, Lilly writes:

 I just opened a small salon in maple leaf over on 82nd
and 15th. I worked at wild root salon for ten years and I'm super excited to be
back in the neighborhood!
I saw that you have posts about new business's in the area and would love to have
the opportunity to let the neighborhood know I'm back in a new salon.



 

 

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SNOW! (at last)

March 7th, 2017 by Mike

Tuesday 8:15 a.m. SNOW!

(Soon to be rain.)

We missed last week’s snow.

Oh, well.

 

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Over two and a half inches of rain, more on the way, wind

February 16th, 2017 by Mike

That was a LOT of rain Wednesday and overnight.

Here at Maple Leaf Life South: 2.52 inches as of this a.m.

Sun’s out now, but here’s the forecast:

What it says: 7040  percent chance of rain today, but less than a tenth of an inch.

Where’s the rain go? According to Cliff Mass, to California.

However, winds should gusts to 40  21 mph.

Also, there’s rain in the forecast every day this week and into next.

 

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Wanted: A new home for Barkley

February 11th, 2017 by Mike

Liz, a Maple Leaf neighbor, posts on Facebook:

We are looking for a new home for our dog, Barkley. Anyone interested can email me at lknaster@yahoo.com. He needs to be in a home without young children. I know that excludes many of you, but if you know anyone else interested please forward to them. Thank you.

On a pet rehoming site, where you can learn more about Barkley, she adds:

Hi, My name is Barkley!I am a Black with brown markings Male Labrador/Rottweiler mix Dog. I am 11 years young and weigh 53 lbs. I live in Seattle, WA.

Here is what my owners love the most about me:

1. Loving. He always loves to be rubbed and connect with you.
2. Intelligent. He learns quickly and is very responsive.
3. Loyal. Once he finds his “person” he will follow them around and watch out for them.
4. Adorable. He has the cutest, most expressive eyebrows! Looking at him always brings a smile to my face.
5. Trusting. He will let you brush his teeth and not growl or back off!

(more…)

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Now wind – and power outages

February 10th, 2017 by Mike

Noon update: High wind gust so far here 31 mph. About 100 customers are without power in Maple Leaf, out of 138 citywide, according to Seattle City Light.

The headline on Cliff Mass’ post today is:  “Hold on to your hats! Western Washington winds are about to blow!

Which about tells it.

Winds in Maple Leaf are currently (mostly) in the single digits, but gusts are already sending trash cans blowing across the street.

The forecast: The high winds arrive within the hour (around 10 a.m.), and should blow steadily between 2o-30 mph. Gusts, however, are forecast to hit 44 mph here.

Mass: “So batten down the hatches and get ready…the wind is about to blow.  City Light and the other utilities should get read…some folks are about to lose their power.”

 

 

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Lost keys found at Maple Leaf Park

February 9th, 2017 by Mike

Hello,

My name is Kyle Spangenberg and I found some keys on a lanyard on the east
side of upper Maple Leaf Park at around 12:30 am on Feb. 8th (night of Feb.
7th). They were on the walking path. They are easily identifiable with many
distinct keys and unique lanyard. Get in touch with me on facebook if they
are yours.

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Maple Leaf monsoon – 3+ inches of rain and still falling

February 9th, 2017 by Mike

The overnight weather gauge here at Maple Leaf Life South reads 3.28 inches of rain, and it’s like we’re in a cloud.

The forecast calls for up to another half-inch of rain, with winds increasing to perhaps 26 mph by afternoon.

And then:

Friday – rain.

Saturday – rain.

Sunday – sun!

Oh, and watch out in the mountains:

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Garbage pickup delayed by a day this week

February 8th, 2017 by Mike

Seattle Public Utilities just texted:

Due to snow and ice all Seattle Public Utilities solid waste pickup is delayed one day this week.

More information www.seattle.gov/util

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