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Entries from May 2012

RN opens

May 31st, 2012 by Support Staff

A registered nurse with 34 years of experience has opened a

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Roosevelt Way closed by multiple shootings, 3 dead, 2 injured, gunman shoots self

May 30th, 2012 by Support Staff


The Seattle Times is now identifying the shooter, who is said to have lived at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 47th Street, and quoting a family member saying he is mentally ill.

Update 5:15 p.m. Our news partners at The Seattle Times report:

Seattle police said they believe the same man was responsible for two deadly shootings in Seattle Wednesday.

The man fatally shot himself in the head on a West Seattle sidewalk as police closed in. Update 5:30 p.m. Shooter now reported in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center.

He is believed by police to have killed three people and wounded two others at Caf

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Additional school proposed at Thornton Creek School

May 24th, 2012 by Support Staff

The comment period on a new K-8 school proposed at Thornton Creek School ends Friday, May 25.

Details of the plan are posted at the Wedgwood Community Council website.

There, community members have posted comments on all sides of the proposal, which would build out the ballfield area at Thornton Creek School,

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Pandora's strip club – almost a year later

May 22nd, 2012 by Support Staff

Last May the news here that the venerable Seven Seas Restaurant was turning into a strip club ignited dozens of comments from readers, many predicting an increase in crime and decease in property values.

The Maple Leaf and Wedgwood community councils

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Wedgwood emergency hub participating in drill this morning

May 19th, 2012 by Support Staff

The scenario: Terrorist hackers have shut down the power grid. Phone service, including 911 dispatch, is out. Cell phones don’t work. How to communicate?

Please don’t misunderstand: This is only a drill.

After a tremendously successful drill last October at the Wedgwood Hub, the neighborhood emergency gathering place activated again this morning for another practice run.

This time much of the radio activity was in Maple Leaf – the third-highest hill in Seattle and thus a good place to rig emergency radio antennas.

Similar exercises are being conducted in West Seattle, Broadview, Wallingford, Greenlake, Queen Anne and Magnolia.

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Learn about dredging and improvements to Meadowbrook Pond

May 14th, 2012 by Support Staff

The Friends of Meadowbrook Park want neighbors to know there’s a meeting Tuesday night about dredging and expansion at the popular park.

Learn about the planned 15-ft wide roads (replacing 8′ and 6′ wide trails), the 20-foot wide ramps, the 50-60 trees to be removed, and the potential closure of the entire pond to visitors throughout the project.

Learn all about the planned Pond Dredging & Improvements Project this coming Tuesday, May 15, 7-9 p.m. during the Meadowbrook Community Council meeting held at the Meadowbrook Community Center.

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Update: Old Spaghetti House site gets a coffee shack

May 11th, 2012 by Support Staff

The Italian Spaghetti House & Pizzeria is still closed, but there’s life in its parking lot.

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Nathan Hale plant sale starts today

May 8th, 2012 by Support Staff

The week-long Nathan Hale High School Horticulture Plant Sale begins at 1 p.m. today.

The annual sale, featuring everything from hanging baskets to tomatoes, is at the school’s greenhouse, off of Lake City Way and Northeast 110th Street.

From the intersection of Lake City Way and 110th, head east down the hill, then turn northbound onto 34th Avenue and take a left (westbound) onto our driveway. Please park in our gravel parking area.

We will be selling hanging baskets (fuchsias and mixed annuals), bedding plants, ornamental grasses, herbs, vegetable starts, and native trees and shrubs. All plants are grown organically by Nathan Hale students.

Here are the sale hours: Today, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Note there is no sale on Friday.

For more details go to the school’s website or their horticulture Facebook page.

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NEST – the virtual village for seniors – launches today

May 1st, 2012 by Support Staff

North East Seattle Together

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