News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood

 

Happy Solstice, Maple Leaf! (the park tree returns)

December 21st, 2015 by Mike

The Winter Solstice is this evening, and for the second year a Solstice Tree has returned to Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

It has lights, decorations, and an invitation to neighbors to bring ornaments to fully trim the tree.

Celebrate the return of light!

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Return of the Scout Christmas tree lot – plus snow coming!

November 20th, 2015 by Mike

The Boy Scout Christmas tree sale – a fixture in Maple Leaf for decades – will be open a week from Saturday in a new location.
This email from the Scoutmaster:

Boy Scout Troop 151 annual fund raising Tree Lot has found a home for the 2015 season.

The new location will be at St. Catherine’s Church, in the back parking lot off Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 85th Street.

Boy Scout Troop 151 has been selling Christmas Trees in the Maple Leaf Neighborhood since 1934.

The past 30 years have been at Safeway on Northeast 75th Street and Roosevelt. This year we are moving to St. Catherine’s Church.

We are open daily from November 28th until December 22nd. We will have a large selection of Noble Firs, Grand Firs, White Pine,  Spruce, and sheared Douglas Fir Christmas Trees. We also have handmade Garland and Wreaths. Our Christmas

Trees are grown and fresh cut during the season in Shelton, Washington by Hunter Farms.

We are open:

Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sundays 9:00 a/m. – 7:00 p.m.

Monday – Fridays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We would like to thank Maple Leaf Life, St. Catherine’s Church and all our neighbors for their support over the past 81 years.

Speaking of holidays, there’s a chance of a white Thanksgiving. From the forecast:

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Wanted: Local home for Scout Christmas tree lot

November 4th, 2015 by Mike

Local Boy Scout Troop 151 has been selling Christmas trees for the past 34 years from the parking lot of the Safeway at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 75th Street.

That’s not working this year, writes Bob Brotherson,  Scoutmaster.

“Troop 151 needs a location with power and parking in order to continue with our Tree Lot. The troop uses funds raised to finance their outdoor education program, which includes monthly camp-outs, Boy Scout Summer Camp, long-term camping programs, and community service projects.

“Any help in finding a new location would be great,” writes Brotherson, who needs a location in the next few weeks or he’ll have to cancel the Tree Lot.

“Boy Scout Troop 151 was started in the Maple Leaf neighborhood in 1928,  and has sold Christmas Trees since 1934.”

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