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Neighborhood gifts for the holidays? Crowdsource, anyone?

December 15th, 2015 by Mike

‘Tis the Week Before Christmas, and it occurs to us that local merchants could be a good source for holiday gifts.

For starters, there’s Maya Radocz’s hot shop just off 15th Avenue Northeast at Northeast 89th Street.

She’s been blowing glass right here in Maple Leaf for years. Here’s our piece from 2014.

Dmitri Carter at the Northwest Puppet Center emails:

This Friday (Dec. 18th) at 8 p.m. is a special evening of slapstick comedy!

PUNCH & JUDY, by Professor Peter Allen of Parasol Puppets

Mr. Punch is a classic figure in British puppet theatre and has been waving his slapstick around for centuries. Now is your chance to enjoy a true Punch & Judy show!

See Mr. Punch, his wife Judy, the little dog Toby, Joey the Clown, the Hangman and all the other favorite characters. Professor Peter Allen was born in London and began performing at the age of 8.

One night only for this special performance!

Admission: $5 or $10 (whichever works for you).

Tim Sherman, instructor at Metropolitan Music, located at 8414 5th Ave. N.E., emailed to let us know that holiday gift cards are available for guitar or ukulele classes.

Tim has been teaching students in our community since 1987–almost 30 years of helping children, teens and adults have fun with music. Please contact Tim directly for information about gift cards or to schedule lessons in Maple Leaf. 206-547-1772 or timshermanguitar@msn.com

The Maple Leaf Boy Scout tree lot is open, a little off the beaten path at Northeast 85 Street behind the Rez Tavern. Hours through Dec. 22nd: Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Fridays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Who else knows of holiday treats right here in the neighborhood? Please leave them in comments, below.

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Handmade holiday gifts from Maple Leaf's own glass studio

December 22nd, 2013 by Mike

Last-minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers? Follow the signs.

For at 1517 N.E. 89th St., Maya Radoczy operates her 1,200-square-foot hot shop, hand-blowing glass art and objects, at very affordable prices.

You can see a video – and our post from 2010, here.

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Handmade holiday gifts from Maple Leaf’s own glass studio

December 22nd, 2013 by Mike

Last-minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers? Follow the signs.

For at 1517 N.E. 89th St., Maya Radoczy operates her 1,200-square-foot hot shop, hand-blowing glass art and objects, at very affordable prices.

You can see a video – and our post from 2010, here.

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Wedgwood Art Festival is on this weekend, just one neighborhood away

July 13th, 2013 by Mike

One of the summer’s premier neighborhood attractions, the Wedgwood Art Festival runs until 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

It’s at the Hunter Farms Tree Lot, corner of 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 80th Street.

For a full schedule of events visit the festival site.

Maple Leaf glass artist Maya Radoczy has a table!

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