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Happy Easter!

April 16th, 2017 by Mike

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Two Easter celebrations in Maple Leaf

April 16th, 2014 by Mike

Two Maple Leaf groups have let the community know that they are holding celebrations around the Easter holiday this weekend.

Both are happening on Saturday.

The Lakeview Free Methodist Church, at 9412 15th Ave. N.E., is holding its annual Carnival of Eggs on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. All are invited.

And a relative newcomer, Lux Communities, has planned an egg hunt in the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

Lux Communities and Lux Coffee Company will be sponsoring a FREE Community Egg Hunt on April 19th from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

The Egg Hunt will have age graded opportunities for children 2-10 yrs. of age (roughly). It will be gathering at the Roosevelt and 85th Street side of the park. This event has been approved by the Seattle Parks Department

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Happy Easter! (and if you see a bunny, let us know)

March 30th, 2013 by Mike

Happy Easter from Maple Leaf Life!

And speaking of bunnies … we’ve been looking for one for weeks.

Back in mid-February (i.e., when it was cold and waiting to snow) Dan emailed us:

“We were on a walk through Mike’s block last night, and saw a rabbit hopping around.

“We first saw it on Northeast 88th Street, and it went in front of us around the corner onto 12th Avenue Northeast, going north.

“As we walked north, it crossed the street and went up a driveway between two homes on the east side.

“The lighting was not great, but it looked like a wild bunny and not anything exotic, although I’m not a bunny connoisseur and so can’t say for sure.

“It is the first rabbit we’ve seen on our nightly walks in the last 28 years. We have seen coyotes, raccoons, possums, but never a bunny.

“Is this the first sign of an invasion? The hard-shelled snails are steadily moving north, maybe the bunnies will be next.”

We’ve been watching for that dratted rabbit ever since, and haven’t spotted it. Has anyone else?

(Thanks, Dan.)

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Free Easter egg hunt Sunday at Thornton Place

March 27th, 2013 by master

Looking for a fun (and free!) activity to do with the kids this weekend to celebrate Easter?

Thornton Place invites you to an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, offering two separate hunts for different ages. As stated to the right, kids ages 3 and younger will kick off the event with a hunt at 12:30 p.m., followed at 12:40 p.m. by kids ages 4-10.

Limit is 10 eggs per child, and please bring your own baskets to collect the eggs in.

Happy hunting!

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It's a Happy Easter at Hubbard Homestead Park

April 24th, 2011 by master

By Katie Melton

The grand opening of Hubbard Homestead Park on Saturday boasted a bustling crowd and beautiful weather.

At 10 a.m. there was an all-ages egg hunt, followed by a performance from local musician Rodey Dean, pictured below, playing the acoustic guitar and singing a mix of old favorites and his music.

The new park features a half-court for basketball, which was broken in by players from the Seattle Storm and the former Seattle SuperSonics, alongside other park visitors.

One of the park’s artistic features is the source stone that mimics the spring that once ran through the Hubbard family’s property.

Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan, shown below, the artists behind the stone, attended the opening to talk to visitors about the symbolism and purpose of the piece.

“The water is reclaimed irrigation water,” Haddad said.

The water flows out of the stone and down a channel to the other end of the park to irrigate the park’s abundant plant life.

There is also some mythical symbolism behind the piece.

“The texture of the stone is supposed to be like beaver fur and the disk inside is mimicking beaver tail texture,” Haddad said. “The red light that glows at night commemorates the rest of the myth of the ‘Beaver Woman,’ who is believed to reside in springs.”

The artists also sprinkled gold flakes amongst the gravel near the stone to represent the fool’s gold that the Hubbard children used to find in the spring.

The water feature was a huge hit for adults and children alike.

So, what were the visitors’ thoughts on the new park? [Read more →]

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Carnival of Eggs back at Lakeview Free Methodist

April 22nd, 2011 by master

In addition to the egg hunt planned tomorrow as the grand opening for the new Hubbard Homestead Park, another nondenominational Easter celebration a little closer to home also is taking place on Saturday.

There was fun for all ages at last year’s Carnival of Eggs.

Once again, Lakeview Free Methodist Church, 9412 15th Ave. N.E., will be holding its popular Carnival of Eggs, a free community festival that offers fun for all ages.

In addition to the games both inside and outside the church, children get the chance to hunt for eggs with their respective age groups.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon., the same time as the egg hunt at Hubbard Homestead Park, which is located just north of Target at Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 112th Street.

Are there any other Easter events taking place this weekend our readers should know about?

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Happy Easter!

April 4th, 2010 by Mike

Easter morning bunnies on Eighth Avenue Northeast.

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