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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2016 by Mike

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Return of the Scout Christmas tree lot – plus snow coming!

November 20th, 2015 by Mike

The Boy Scout Christmas tree sale – a fixture in Maple Leaf for decades – will be open a week from Saturday in a new location.
This email from the Scoutmaster:

Boy Scout Troop 151 annual fund raising Tree Lot has found a home for the 2015 season.

The new location will be at St. Catherine’s Church, in the back parking lot off Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 85th Street.

Boy Scout Troop 151 has been selling Christmas Trees in the Maple Leaf Neighborhood since 1934.

The past 30 years have been at Safeway on Northeast 75th Street and Roosevelt. This year we are moving to St. Catherine’s Church.

We are open daily from November 28th until December 22nd. We will have a large selection of Noble Firs, Grand Firs, White Pine,  Spruce, and sheared Douglas Fir Christmas Trees. We also have handmade Garland and Wreaths. Our Christmas

Trees are grown and fresh cut during the season in Shelton, Washington by Hunter Farms.

We are open:

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.

We would like to thank Maple Leaf Life, St. Catherine’s Church and all our neighbors for their support over the past 81 years.

Speaking of holidays, there’s a chance of a white Thanksgiving. From the forecast:

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No Thanksgiving trash pickup, but Saturday snow?

November 26th, 2014 by Mike

Two things:

Not trash nor recycling not even yard waste will be picked up Thanksgiving Day. Put it out Friday instead.

Snow.

Here’s the National Weather Service forecast for Maple Leaf:

Friday Night. Rain before 4 a.m., then rain, possibly mixed with snow showers. Low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday. Snow showers likely, mainly before 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

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St. Catherine's students gathering, delivering full Thanksgiving dinners

November 18th, 2012 by master

There are plenty of ways to help out this holiday season, but at least one food drive will also help Maple Leaf youngsters understand the importance of giving back.


Seventh- and eighth-graders collect food for “Three Weeks of Giving”/Courtesy St. Catherine Parish School

Stephanie Gravenkemper, development director at St. Catherine Parish School, explains the service project the Maple Leaf school’s K-8 students are now in the midst of:

Currently we are working on our “Three Weeks of Giving” campaign together with St. Vincent de Paul to help feed the homeless and less fortunate on Thanksgiving.  Each class is assigned an item to bring in and it changes every week, for 3 weeks. (For example 2nd grade is bringing in cream of mushroom soup this week, boxed mashed potatoes next week).  Throughout all grades, we are able to assemble  packages for the less fortunate to create full Thanksgiving dinners and we deliver them.  We also collect toiletries items as well; toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, band aids, shampoo, etc to give away at the same time.

We are proud of how we give back to our community!

Want to help out? Just drop your contributions off at the front office of the school of 8524 Eighth Ave. N.E. Gravenkemper adds:

I would love to thank them personally if I am there!  So if they ask for me that would be great!

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North food bank needs Thanksgiving turkeys, cash

November 14th, 2012 by Mike

Here’s a seasonal plea: “We need your turkeys!”

Last Thanksgiving North Helpline, the food bank that serves northeast Seattle, including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and View Ridge, served over 6,500 needy neighbors in the weeks leading up to Turkey Day.

They were helped by the Lake City Fred Meyer, which hosted a Turkey Drive last year and will do so again this weekend. They are across the street from the food bank, whose address is 13000 Lake City Way N.E.

This year’s drive is this weekend.

Be sure to take advantage of our collaboration with Lake City Fred Meyer for a “fill the truck” turkey drive on Friday November 16, Saturday November 17, and Sunday November 18th.

Drive hours are are Friday 12 noon to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11a.m. to 4.m. Get a coupon from a food bank volunteer at Fred Meyer and get a free turkey if you purchase $150 worth of goods, or a reduced price on a turkey if you purchase $100 worth or $50.

You can also drop donated turkeys off at the food bank Tuesday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

We also need funds! With our local economy struggling, donations of all kinds have been extremely low. Your contribution can make a huge difference for those in need. Donations can be made via our website.

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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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