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Fireworks damage in Maple Leaf?

July 5th, 2016 by Mike

On the morning after, James emails:

My car was parked on the west-side of Northeast 80th Street and Fourth Avenue Northeast near my home. I saw this morning that there were two impacts on the top of my windshield. One was above the windshield on the car itself causing some dents, and another on the windshield itself which hit the glass with force.

The windshield is damaged beyond repair since a portion is crushed and cracked on the drivers passenger side. I collected a bit of dust from the car dent, and it looks like firework powder (could also be finely crushed rock).

After work today I will make a non-emergency report with the SPD, and I should be insured, however I feel pretty jilted at the thought of people being careless with fireworks. Someone suggested it was probably someone tossing it out of their car, which is also a possibility.

Has anyone else reported similar incidents from the 4th?

We haven’t heard of any, although if readers have you can leave comments on our Facebook page.

Our last report on neighborhood car prowls is here.

The Seattle Times has a report on fireworks injuries here.

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Happy Independence Day (plus ducks!)

July 4th, 2014 by Mike

Happy Fourth of July! From Maple Leaf Life (and the Dog Oasis).

Also, earlier this week Bobbi sent us photos and this note:

“Nature in Northgate:

“Hi, I live at Northeast 95th Street and Fifth Avenue Northeast and was walking to the Northgate Transit Center along First Avenue (Wednesday) when I came across this entourage – mother and 10 ducklings.

We helped them cross the street into a drainage pipe by light rail construction so they could walk up to the creek!

“I’m calling this drainage pipe the duck portal. The construction guys said there is also a beaver living by the drainage pipe.”

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Happy 4th of July, Maple Leaf!

July 4th, 2013 by Mike

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Neighborhood July 4 parade continues on Northeast 95th St.

July 3rd, 2013 by Mike

Updated July 4, 2013. Thanks to Cheryl for the montage.

And to James for this photo:

An Independence Day tradition continues in the morning.

Julie emails that Northeast 95th Street between Roosevelt Way Northeast and 12th Avenue Northeast will host its annual July 4 parade at 10 a.m.

The street will be closed from 9-noon with our block parade starting at 10 a.m. and games and coffee and treats afterwards.

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Maple Leaf greets July 4 with a homegrown parade

July 4th, 2012 by Mike

It’s an Independence Day tradition now in Maple Leaf.

Neighbors close Northeast 95th Street between Roosevelt Way Northeast and 12th Avenue Northeast, and throw a block-long parade.

“This is something two boys on the block started a few years and now has become a yearly tradition!” emails Julie.

The parade went off at 10 a.m., with games in the street afterwards and muffins and coffee for neighbors.

“Should be fun and looks like the weather will cooperate!”

It did. Today’s forecast is for sun, with a high near 71 degrees. And it just keeps getting better through the weekend, topping out Sunday with a high of 81 degrees.

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