News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood

 

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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Snowing more heavily (again) this morning in Maple Leaf

February 8th, 2017 by Mike

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We ARE Seattle’s third highest hill.

Warm rain is coming, though.

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Two local elementary schools – Olympic View and Sacajawea – have requests

February 8th, 2017 by Mike

Kam writes: “I noticed there’s a Maple Leaf school- Sacajawea – raising money for books.

Here’s the link. There, teacher Mrs. Meir, pre-K through 2nd grade at Sacajawea Elementary School, explains why she’s asking for donations up to $599:

Our classroom has a daily book circle in which the teacher reads to the students. The students in our classroom also have free time with books in our book area during choice time. Handling books help them to develop an understanding that pictures tell a story as do the words.

Please support this very worthy project to help students from high poverty situations with special needs and some of whom are English Language Learners to benefit from wider variety of classroom literature.

For a complete list of the book titles and costs, follow the link:

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/preschool-literature-project/2332296/

Over at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St., Melanie writes: 

ASK: The Olympic View PTA has generously funded the items needed to repair the lower playground rope/climbing net. Now what we need is “someone who is either by (1) a NPSI-Certified Playground Inspector (CPI), or (2) as a ‘community build’ under the direct supervision of an insured NPSI-CPI person.”

Are you that person or do you know someone who is? It would save the PTA an additional sum of money. Please contact Diana.nickel@gmail.com if you can help!

 

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Photos from a snow day in Maple Leaf Park!

February 6th, 2017 by Mike

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UPDATE: Snow coming … morning commute predicted to be dicy

February 5th, 2017 by Mike

10:30 a.m. Monday. Back to steady snow.

Update Monday 8 a.m.: 3 inches and falling at Maple Leaf Life South.

Many things closed today, including all city libraries except downtown, which opens at noon,

On Seattle Department of Transportation map, red = plowed and salted.

Update 5:37 p.m. Snowing in Maple Leaf.

From the Winter Storm Warning for Seattle and lowlands:

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE.
  LOCALIZED ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE CLOSE TO
  THE CASCADES.
* MAIN IMPACT...ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND
  VERY SLIPPERY. TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY
  DURING THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE. DELAYS MAY BE SIGNIFICANT.

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Olympic View PTA has a request

February 1st, 2017 by Mike

The Olympic View PTA has generously funded the items needed to repair the lower playground rope/climbing net. Now what we need is “someone who is either by (1) a NPSI-Certified Playground Inspector (CPI), or (2) as a ‘community build’ under the direct supervision of an insured NPSI-CPI person.” Are you that person or do you know someone who is? It would save the PTA an additional sum of money. Please contact Diana.nickel@gmail.com if you can help!

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Support Non-Profit Bookstore in Seattle

January 31st, 2017 by Mike

This is a sponsored post.

SEATTLE – Resolve in 2017 to make positive personal changes and to help your community! Dr. Rudolf Steiner Bookstore and Children’s Shop, a small local bookstore in Seattle, is doing just that this year. The bookstore is offering you a way to support people and endeavors that build relationships and communities locally and abroad. Become a member of the Center for Anthroposophical Endeavors (CFAE/Rudolf Steiner Bookstore).

The CFAE is a nonprofit whose mission is to support, promote, and elevate all anthroposophic endeavors and related organizations who work out of the stream of anthroposophy. The non-profit bookstore in Seattle wishes to partner with customers to fulfill this mission.

CFAE memberships are now available for signup. Three levels of membership ($100, $150, or $200 annually) provide a number of great benefits such as discounts on books, toys, and lecture attendance and free shipping among other benefits to be announced.

Find out more and become a supporter at one of three levels. In one level, a portion of the membership fees will be donated to a fund supporting research and development in moral technology

The purchase of membership helps the non-profit continue to work in a financially responsible way and allows the bookstore to support and build awareness of all anthroposophic endeavors in: education, farming, medicine, therapy, literature, and the arts. Rudolf Steiner Bookstore will also support anthroposophist classes, groups, branches, and outreach organizations.

The Dr. Rudolf Steiner Bookstore & Children’s Shop is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and has books, toys, crafts, and more for both adults and children. Call 206-985-2059 to learn more or visit their website. The store is located at the corner of Northeast 98th Street and Lake City Way Northeast, 2 ½ blocks from the Seattle Waldorf School.

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