Jun 22

June 22, 2016

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Green Lake Eyesore Catches Fire, Shuts Down Aurora Avenue

An abandoned home in Green Lake caught fire in the early hours of the morning on Friday, June 17th. The extent of the blaze required Seattle firefighters to shut down the southbound lanes of Aurora Avenue for more than two hours. The fire reportedly broke out at about 4:20 a.m. on Friday morning. According to the Seattle Fire Department, the person who reported the fire via 911 said that they had heard loud pounding sounds at the house before the…

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Jun 10

June 10, 2016

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BLJers/Blojjers: What Are They and What’s the Deal?

Bike Lane Joggers, referred to vocally as “Blawh-jjerrs”, have become more and more noticed as they pound the wrong pavement throughout several Seattle neighborhoods. “I’ve seen them run right through the intersection when it’s green like they’re a car or on a bike. Crosswalk says not to walk, but they’re crazy enough to go through,” a Roosevelt resident told the Ballard News Tribune. The Tribune even deployed an intern-staged survey of the actions of blojjers in Green Lake, to determine…

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May 31

May 31, 2016

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Green Lake Events: Things to Do in June

There are plenty of family-friendly, fun Green Lake events to enjoy this month in the neighborhood. Keep reading for some highlights to put on the calendar… June 4: Bear Affair at the Woodland Park Zoo 9:30am – 3pm | Woodland Park Zoo When you don’t properly clean up your campsite, and don’t bear-proof your backyard, chaos and a big mess can be the result if a bear shows up. Avoid this and dangerous encounters with bears at the Bear Affair…

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May 23

May 23, 2016

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Molbak’s Butterfly Garden Comes to the Woodland Park Zoo

The Pacific Northwest is a wonderful environment for hundreds of species of butterflies. This summer, the opening of Molbak’s Butterfly Garden in Woodland Park Zoo will offer a special opportunity for education and wonder for kids and adults alike. Molbak’s Butterfly Garden will be the home for almost 500 butterflies representing a minimum of 15 species of butterflies that are native to North America. “Take a walk among a variety of Pacific Northwest gardens and experience native North American butterflies…

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May 20

May 20, 2016

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Green Lake House Flipped, Earns 60% Increase in Value

Last year, a tiny 1927 Green Lake house was sold for just $350,000. Now, with a complete makeover and an added third floor, the house is on the market with an asking price of $1.05 million — a 60% increase in value! The newly renovated home has an open floor plan on the main floor. Its kitchen features stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. There’s a wine bar, and a large deck off of the back of the home. The…

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May 13

May 13, 2016

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New Mixed-Use Building Project Close to Approval

Plans for a new mixed-use building project next to Green Lake’s Great Hall are in the works, and close to acquiring approval. The plan for a six-story building at 417 NE 73rd Street went before a design review board on Monday, May 9th. The plans include about 45 residential units with nearly 1,400 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. There will be underground parking for 46 vehicles and storage for up to 24 bikes. When brought to…

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