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Solstice tree in the park

December 21st, 2016 by Mike

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2016 by Mike

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Halloween 2015: A record breaker

November 1st, 2015 by Mike

Photo courtesy Marcus Donner.

What weather?

Halloween 2015 broke all records for trick-or-treating here at the Maple Leaf Dog Oasis.

Kids in costume = 232. (Adults in costume = 33. Dogs = 6.)

The previous record was set in 2013, with 152 kids.

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Happy 4th of July, Maple Leaf!

July 4th, 2013 by Mike

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Luminaries at Green Lake start at 5 p.m. – and it's NOT supposed to rain!

December 8th, 2012 by Mike

The annual Pathway of Lights at Green Lake runs from 5-8 p.m. – rain or shine.

But, although there is some chance of light rain, snow or hail this morning, the afternoon is forecast to be mostly cloudy and a few degrees above freezing.

From Seattle Parks:

Join thousands of families, friends, and neighbors in this beloved Seattle tradition and travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance.

Local musicians will perform at four sites around the lake:

  • The Green Lake Community Center on the east side
  • The Green Lake Small Craft Center (the Aqua Theater) on the south side
  • The Bathhouse Theater (Seattle Public Theatre) on the north side
  • The Arch on the east of side of the community center/pool (Sponsored by Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center)

Warm drinks and treats will be available at those locations, as will donation bins for nonperishable food items for local food banks.

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Luminaries at Green Lake start at 5 p.m. – and it’s NOT supposed to rain!

December 8th, 2012 by Mike

The annual Pathway of Lights at Green Lake runs from 5-8 p.m. – rain or shine.

But, although there is some chance of light rain, snow or hail this morning, the afternoon is forecast to be mostly cloudy and a few degrees above freezing.

From Seattle Parks:

Join thousands of families, friends, and neighbors in this beloved Seattle tradition and travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance.

Local musicians will perform at four sites around the lake:

  • The Green Lake Community Center on the east side
  • The Green Lake Small Craft Center (the Aqua Theater) on the south side
  • The Bathhouse Theater (Seattle Public Theatre) on the north side
  • The Arch on the east of side of the community center/pool (Sponsored by Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center)

Warm drinks and treats will be available at those locations, as will donation bins for nonperishable food items for local food banks.

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Happy Thanksgiving! (What are you thankful for this year?)

November 24th, 2011 by Mike

Courtesy Dog Oasis.

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North Helpline, Fred Meyer hold turkey drive Friday, Saturday

November 17th, 2011 by Mike

We’ve already told you that North Helpline, a food bank that serves our area, is holding a benefit in early December.

Now it’s teamed up with Fred Meyer, across the street from the food bank offices at 13000 Lake City Way N.E., for a turkey drive.

From North Helpline:

We will be onsite at the store collecting donated turkeys on

Friday the 18th – noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday the 19th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AND FRED MEYERS IS KICKING IT ALL OFF BY DONATING THE FIRST $500WORTH OF TURKEYS!!!!

North Helpline sees over 850 families each week and we need your help to make sure every table has a turkey this year.

North Helpline is a 501 (c) 3 organization.Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Metro cancels popular Route 77 for Friday holiday

November 10th, 2011 by Mike

Metro has announced it will operate on reduced service Friday for Veterans Day.

Among the routes canceled is popular Maple Leaf Route 77 to downtown.

For more information see Metro’s holiday service page.

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Send us your holiday decoration photos

December 15th, 2010 by Mike

Last month we said we’d periodically post photos of neighborhood holiday decorations, to brighten up the long seasonal darkness.

With winter solstice less than a week away (it’s Tuesday, Dec. 21, under a full moon), it’s time. Send us your favorite photos.

Who’s seen the house above?

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