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Questions about church bells and tire tracks

February 13th, 2011 by Mike

Two questions have popped in that we didn’t immediately have answers for, but thought other residents might.

Beth writes: “I’m a Maple Leaf resident. I’m wondering which church has the bell that rings around 12 and 6? Is it the one on 5th or St. Catherine’s? I love hearing it, but I can’t figure out where it’s coming from.”

And Christian wonders: “I know you’re not supposed to enlighten us neighborhood residents with police reports but does any one know in any detail about who made the tire tracks in the middle of Maple Leaf Park, or when?”  (The police sites are not enlightening on this issue.)

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‘Tis the season of … holiday bazaars!

November 11th, 2010 by Mike

The annual Fairview Bazaar is coming this Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Fairview Christian School, just off Roosevelt Avenue Northeast at 844 N.E. 78th St.

There are usually quite a few items for sale at the bazaar, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This fun event is held in the Fairview gymnasium every year, sponsored by the Fairview Women of the Church of God to benefit missions work around the world. All kinds of food, crafts and services will be represented that day and a wonderful lunch is available as well.

We expect a raft of holiday events now that winter has arrived. What other sales or celebrations do you know of?

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'Tis the season of … holiday bazaars!

November 11th, 2010 by Mike

The annual Fairview Bazaar is coming this Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Fairview Christian School, just off Roosevelt Avenue Northeast at 844 N.E. 78th St.

There are usually quite a few items for sale at the bazaar, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This fun event is held in the Fairview gymnasium every year, sponsored by the Fairview Women of the Church of God to benefit missions work around the world. All kinds of food, crafts and services will be represented that day and a wonderful lunch is available as well.

We expect a raft of holiday events now that winter has arrived. What other sales or celebrations do you know of?

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Habitat for Humanity fundraiser here next month

October 26th, 2010 by Mike

An auction and fundraiser for Habit for Humanity is set for Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Lakeview Free Methodist Church, 9412 15th Ave. N.E.

Grand prize is airfare and four nights at a Hyatt Place Hotel in one of 130 locations in the continental United States. There will also be a silent auction, appetizers and entertainment. General admission tickets are $20; the event runs from 4-6 p.m.

The goal is to raise $10,000 to help the church and its team leader build two or more houses in India next year.

For more information click here or contact: habitat.india2011@gmail.com.

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Free recycling Sunday at Olympic View Community Church

October 19th, 2010 by Mike

A free recycling event – including electronics like VCRs, television sets and computers – is being hosted in Maple Leaf on Sunday afternoon.

Sponsored by the Washington Association of Churches, the event is being hosted by Olympia View Community Church, 425 N.E. 95th St. Trucks in the church parking lot will accept recyclables Sunday, Oct. 24, from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

The event includes free recycling of many items that are typically hard or expensive to dispose of, as well as environmentally damaging in landfills. All items will be evaluated by 1 Green Planet for re-use and recycling.

If it has a plug – we’ll take it!

If it contains metal – we’ll take it!

Even car batteries and computer batteries.

Also accepted are medical equipment, ink and toner cartridges and lawn mowers (please first empty gas and oil).

Donations to support the work of the Washington Association of Churches will be accepted but are not required.

For more information, e-mail sakahara@thewac.org, or call 206-261-7797.

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Dumpster fire at Maple Leaf church

May 30th, 2010 by Mike

Update: Photo has been successfully wrestled (not by me) and an eyewitness account by Dane appears below. Thanks, Dane!

We had returned from Ikea and smelled what we thought was a regular fireplace fire, which we both commented seemed a little odd, maybe it was a BBQ. When we went back to unload we saw the fire from our driveway. From our perspective we thought the corner of the church was on fire…. When I got there I could see that it was the dumpster, it was fully engaged and the metal was bright red. I could also smell the plastic lid, or what was left of it, as I’m sure it was a part of the tall flames that I saw at first. There were others there as well and they said that they had already called 911. The flames were a potential threat to the tree right above it but I think the recent rains helped. The fire slowly burned down and by the time the fire department had arrived it was pretty much a hand-held fire extinguisher job.

Firefighters were called Saturday night to a fire in a trash dumpster at the Lakeview Free Methodist Church. Flames had spilled onto the parking lot and into overhead trees.

A neighbor, Dane, sent us a photo, which we’ll post as soon as we wrestle it out of his e-mail.

The 911 call  came in at 8:27 p.m. A battalion chief, two fire engines and a ladder truck responded to the church, 9412 15th Ave. N.E.

Earlier in the evening, around 7 p.m., firefighters responded to a car fire on Interstate 5 at Northgate.

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