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Entries from July 2011

Update on North Helpline food bank – which will be at the outdoor movies Thursday

July 31st, 2011 by Support Staff

The North Helpline food bank raised $126 and received 66 pounds of food at the Maple Leaf Summer Social last week.

It will have a table Thursday evening at Magnuson Park’s outdoor movie (this time it’s Top Gun). Seating’s at 7 p.m., movie starts at dusk.

The food bank, which serves northeast Seattle including Maple Leaf and Wedgwood, is struggling to meet vastly increased needs with decreased donations.

North Helpline will be onsite at the Seattle Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park next Thursday, August 4th, collecting food and meeting and greeting our neighbors. Look for our booth and bring a can or two of nonperishable food along if you can!

Admission is $5.00. There will be trivia, interactive games and prizes. North Helpline will also be raffling off a $50.00 gift certificate to COA Mexican Eatery & Tequileria in Maple Leaf. For every two cans of food a person brings, they will receive a raffle ticket. No limit on the tickets so bring all the cans you can! The drawing will be held Friday, August 5th and the winner will be notified by phone.

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Get ready for Seafair fly-overs

July 31st, 2011 by hillaryu

The Blue Angels are coming to town Monday for Seafair and there

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Reminder: Vote for the Magnuson Community Garden

July 31st, 2011 by Support Staff

We posted six weeks ago about the Magnuson Community Garden

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Who is participating in National Night Out this Tuesday?

July 31st, 2011 by Support Staff

National Night Out is almost here

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A plea for food bank donations – you can make them at Wednesday's Maple Leaf Summer Social or right here in Wedgwood

July 25th, 2011 by Support Staff

Make time this week to make a donation

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City Council votes to license medical marijuana dispensaries

July 22nd, 2011 by Support Staff

This post is from our sister site Queen Anne View.

The Seattle City Council has taken steps toward legalizing medical marijuana in the city this week, voting Monday to establish a municipal licensing, regulation and taxation system for medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana dispensaries are opening all over Seattle, including one on Lake City Way in Wedgwood and

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Wedgwood council also declines to sue over strip club

July 21st, 2011 by Support Staff

Saying a “technicality” would likely make any legal action unsuccessful, the Wedgwood Community Council announced Wednesday night it would not pursue a suit against the city over permits for Pandora’s Adult Cabaret.

Like the Maple Leaf Community Council, which also declined to sue, the Wedgwood council believes the city improperly issued permits for the strip club at 8914 Lake City Way N.E., on the line between the Maple Leaf and Wedgwood neighborhoods.

In a post on its website Wednesday night, Per Johnson of the Wedgwood council noted that city requirements make the issue complicated. “The case that we would be required to make before a King County judge would be difficult to explain in this format.

“So, in an attempt to keep our explanation simple, we decided that while we felt confident in presenting a strong defense of our contention with the city

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Seattle Parks offering day-long walks from park to park

July 21st, 2011 by hillaryu

Seattle Parks Department

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Maple Leaf council decides not to pursue suit against strip club

July 20th, 2011 by Support Staff

The Maple Leaf Community Council at noon today announced it will not attempt a lawsuit against Pandora

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KUOW features Meadowbrook's Sue McGann

July 20th, 2011 by hillaryu

If you caught our

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