News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood


Neighborhood garage sale this Saturday

July 11th, 2017 by Mike

Tashana (and others) emails:

Maple Leaf is having its first annual neighborhood garage sale. Look for

directional signs indicating streets with participating households from
major arteries running through and bordering Maple Leaf (Fifth Avenue Northeast,
Roosevelt Way Northeast, Northeast 80th Street, Northeast 75th Street, 15th Avenue Northeast, Lake City
Way and Northgate Way).

Join in if you live in the area or come by and shop!

Saturday July 15th (Third Saturday in July) from 9 a.m. – -3pm


See attached for a flyer to print out to spread the word. You can also use
it to direct people to your sale by posting it and drawing an arrow along
the bottom pointed in your direction. Also attached a map of the
neighborhood area participating.

This is just a partial list of participating households:

*NE 80th and 5th Ave NE*

*20th Ave NE & NE 95th street (by Sacajawea Elementary*

*88th st between Roosevelt and 12th Ave*

*89th between 2nd and 5th*

*17th between Lake City and 85th*

*815 NE 104th ST*

*89th, between 2nd and 5th*

*94th b/w Roosevelt and 12th*

*91st between 2nd Ave NE and 5th Ave NE*



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Loose (lost?) dogs in Maple Leaf. Are they yours?

June 23rd, 2017 by Mike

Amy emails this morning:

Can you please post on the blog that these two dogs were spotted roaming Northeast 96th Street this morning at 8:10 a.m. between 15th Avenue Northeast & 12th Avenue Northeast, heading west?

No collar on small dog; red collar on larger dog but no tag.

Friendly & approached for pets when called by female in a chipper voice. Little dog is a talker; big dog looks hungry/skinny & has some fur missing from back side.

Hope they have a home.

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Community meeting Wednesday night, plus vote online for projects

June 12th, 2017 by Mike


• Welcome and MLCC Update
• Executive Board Elections
• Seattle Night Out and Picnic – Mary Amberg, Seattle Police Department
• Northgate Station – Ellen Blair, Sound Transit
• Northgate Transit Oriented Development – Gary Prince, King County Metro
• Northgate Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Project – Natalie Graves, Seattle Department of Transportation

The spring general meeting of the revamped Maple Leaf Community Council is this Wednesday night, 7:30-9 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary School.

As usual, free licensed child care will be provided at the school, 504 N.E. 95th St.

The agenda includes elections, announcements and updates. Our previous posts, most recently, are here and here.

Separately, it’s now possible to vote online for your favorite project in your council district.

For example, traffic improvements at Hazel Wolf School (just north of Maple Leaf) is one project.

Most of Maple Leaf is in council District 5. Here’s a direct link to that voting site.

Welcome to the ballot for Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks and Streets for Seattle’s District 5, courtesy of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. You are about to decide how to spend $2 million of Seattle’s City budget ($285,000 per City Council district).

Voting stops at month’s end.


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Today is June 6th

June 6th, 2017 by Mike

A day to remember.

(In the MSM, if you don’t remember it, phone would ring off the wall. If phones still ring.)

Also, Dec. 7th.

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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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