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Parade of Costumes is on (dodging rain showers)

October 26th, 2014 by Mike

Joslyn Guijarro, of Cloud City Coffee, hands out treats during the Parade of Costumes.

These two additional photos are by Maple Leaf resident Terry Parkhurst. Thanks, Terry!

The Sixth Annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes has started on Fifth Avenue Northeast.

In the sun! Although the National Weather Service, Seattle, reported within the hour:

“We got 0.15 (inches)  in the short time the line went through. Line continues to move southeast at around 30 mph. There might be some small hail with it as well.”

Starting with around 50 walkers (and two dogs), the side streets are still  lined with costumed figures. At least 70 are likely to complete the route ending at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

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Not raining on our parade! Updating as the Parade of Costumes reaches the Reservoir Park

October 27th, 2013 by Mike

Update 2:41 p.m.: The Maple Leaf Reservoir Park is officially open! There must be close to 1,000 people there.

From Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park:
“The Opening Festivities will include a performance by Counterbalance Barbershop quartet, ribbon cutting ceremony, light refreshments, and family activities. We look forward to seeing you there!”

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Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Center joins Halloween festivities with Open House Oct. 27

October 20th, 2013 by master

Just a month after moving into new digs kitty-corner from Cloud City Coffee at 8626 Roosevelt Way N.E., Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Center is inviting neighbors to stop by and get a behind-the-scenes look at the veterinary hospital during their Open House and Grand Opening from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

It will make a convenient stop for families marching through Maple Leaf for the annual Parade of Costumes, which starts at 1 p.m. at Rick’s Chevron (Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street) then winds around the neighborhood including a trek past the new veterinary clinic.

Be sure to stop by Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Center before you hit the grand opening of Maple Leaf Park, because there will be treats for kids as well as for costumed and uncostumed pets. In addition, staff also will be giving tours of our new facility and serving refreshments for all ages (and species!).

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The Parade of Costumes is on! (And it’s still not raining)

October 28th, 2012 by Mike

Well over a hundred neighbors (and at least six dogs) have started up Roosevelt Avenue North in the annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes.

Even KIRO-TV is there shooting video.

A map of the route is here. The parade should end between 4-4:30 p.m.

The Parade will wind thru our business districts and neighborhood trick-or-treating and ending at Perkins School where special treats from Peaks Frozen Custard and the Eagles will be available.

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The Parade of Costumes is on! (And it's still not raining)

October 28th, 2012 by Mike

Well over a hundred neighbors (and at least six dogs) have started up Roosevelt Avenue North in the annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes.

Even KIRO-TV is there shooting video.

A map of the route is here. The parade should end between 4-4:30 p.m.

The Parade will wind thru our business districts and neighborhood trick-or-treating and ending at Perkins School where special treats from Peaks Frozen Custard and the Eagles will be available.

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Here’s a map of Sunday’s Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes

October 23rd, 2012 by Mike

“Big kids, little kids, furry ones too – show off your costume while parading the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Just like previous years, we will be accepting non-perishable food items for local food bank.”

Details have been firmed up for this Sunday’s annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes. The route has been changed slightly this year to avoid repeated crossing of arterials.

The parade is Sunday, Oct. 28, from 3-5 p.m.

More details are below, but first a note to Kate, who commented on an earlier Halloween post: “You guys should make a list of houses with neat Halloween decorations. People could do a walking tour like they do for Xmas decor. There’s one on 100th near 5th that’s all dressed up and a few along 8th.”

In previous years we’ve had little luck asking neighbors to send us their favorite holiday decorations or locations. But you can certainly post them in the comments here!

Back to the parade details:

The Parade will wind thru our business districts and neighborhood trick-or-treating and ending at Perkins School where special treats from Peaks Frozen Custard and the Eagles will be available.

Join in the whole route or part of the route (entire route is about 1-1/3 mile and will hopefully take a little over an hour to walk, including the trick-or-treating), whatever works with your schedule and walking endurance.

If you live along the route and want to hand out treats, we ask you bring any goodies to the sidewalk so trick-or-treating can keep moving along the route. How many participants? Plan on 120, although the weather will no doubt affect that number.

We currently could use a couple of volunteers to help with the route. If you have a high school student who needs to get some volunteer/community service time in, this is an easy and fun event to help out with. If anyone is available during this time, please contact Donna (donna.hartmann-miller@mapleleafcommunity.org).

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Here's a map of Sunday's Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes

October 23rd, 2012 by Mike

“Big kids, little kids, furry ones too – show off your costume while parading the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Just like previous years, we will be accepting non-perishable food items for local food bank.”

Details have been firmed up for this Sunday’s annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes. The route has been changed slightly this year to avoid repeated crossing of arterials.

The parade is Sunday, Oct. 28, from 3-5 p.m.

More details are below, but first a note to Kate, who commented on an earlier Halloween post: “You guys should make a list of houses with neat Halloween decorations. People could do a walking tour like they do for Xmas decor. There’s one on 100th near 5th that’s all dressed up and a few along 8th.”

In previous years we’ve had little luck asking neighbors to send us their favorite holiday decorations or locations. But you can certainly post them in the comments here!

Back to the parade details:

The Parade will wind thru our business districts and neighborhood trick-or-treating and ending at Perkins School where special treats from Peaks Frozen Custard and the Eagles will be available.

Join in the whole route or part of the route (entire route is about 1-1/3 mile and will hopefully take a little over an hour to walk, including the trick-or-treating), whatever works with your schedule and walking endurance.

If you live along the route and want to hand out treats, we ask you bring any goodies to the sidewalk so trick-or-treating can keep moving along the route. How many participants? Plan on 120, although the weather will no doubt affect that number.

We currently could use a couple of volunteers to help with the route. If you have a high school student who needs to get some volunteer/community service time in, this is an easy and fun event to help out with. If anyone is available during this time, please contact Donna (donna.hartmann-miller@mapleleafcommunity.org).

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Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes returns on Sunday, Oct. 28 – note the date!

October 12th, 2012 by Mike

The annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes needs to announce a date and time change.

Although in this month’s community newsletter the parade was to be on Oct. 27, it’s actually going to be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, says Mandi, one of the organizers.

Starting spot will be at Blue Saucer (9127 Roosevelt Way N.E.) at 3 p.m. Finishing spot is TBD. Peaks Frozen Custard is joining us again at the end to serve free custard! Yippee!! I need to get in touch with businesses on 91st and 5th to see who is interested in participating/serving candy.

Here’s last year’s route:

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The 2011 Parade of Costumes is on!

October 30th, 2011 by Mike

The parade that almost didn’t happen has over 100 kids, critters and adults marching through the neighborhood now.

And … it’s not raining!

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The 11 a.m. parade – stay tuned for this afternoon’s Parade of Costumes

October 30th, 2011 by Mike

Just as they did last year, these several dozen children and adults marched along 12th Avenue Northeast at 11 this a.m.

And it wasn’t raining!

The official Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes starts at 2 p.m. Forecast for that is “scattered showers,” with a high around 57 degrees.

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