Apr 24

April 24, 2016

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After Treatment, Green Lake’s Algae May Not Be a Problem This Summer

Each and every summer, rampant algae growth leaves Green Lake a murky, smelly place by August. Visibility is decreased to only four or five feet, and the water turns pea-green. Usually, Seattle Parks and Recreation has to post signs around mid-summer, warning people of the dangers of swimming in the toxic water and urging them to keep pets from drinking it. The algae has been so bad in some years that the city has been forced to close the lake…

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Apr 15

April 15, 2016

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Green Lake Community Center to Offer Free Wi-Fi

  In an effort to expand Internet access to low-income Seattle residents, Google has given $344,000 to the city, according to The Seattle Times. This grant is part of Seattle’s Digital Equity Initiative, which “seeks to ensure all residents and neighborhoods have the information technology capacity needed for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.” The Seattle Times reports that about 15 percent of the city’s population does not have regular Internet access. Seattle’s Digital…

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Apr 6

April 6, 2016

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Read Through April at Mockingbird Books

It’s always a good time of year to stick your nose in a book. As the spring flourishes, Green Lake’s Mockingbird Books is chirping with reading opportunities for locals of all ages. Get a jump start on your summer reading list with these bookstore events coming up in April: Special Story Time with Betsy Dischel Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 11-11:30 a.m. Betsy Dischel’s special story time with fun tales and songs in English, Hebrew, and American Sign Language. Betsy…

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Apr 1

April 1, 2016

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Green Lake Events: Things to do in April

A free self-defense class, tequila festival, and food walk are a few Green Lake events coming up this month. April 2: Run Prepared 2 Self Defense Class 2-3:30pm | Green Lake Park In response to an attack on a runner at Green Lake in 2014, Fighting Chance Seattle is hosting its second Run Prepared Self Defense Class for women. This empowerment and awareness workshop will cover safety and self-defense moves. The class is free with registration. April 3: Walk, Run…

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Mar 15

March 15, 2016

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Green Lake

Feeling lucky? The following St. Patrick’s Day events in the Green Lake area on Thursday, March 17th will have you seeing four-leaf clovers. Don’t forget to wear green! Green Lake Bar & Grill: half-priced pints all day and Irish food specials through the weekend. Murphy’s Pub: music all day and night starting at 11 a.m. Fix Coffeehouse: St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Irish tunes by Leify O’Green and Tedd McCaldwell from 6-9 p.m. This week’s featured brewer, Redmond’s Black Raven…

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Mar 10

March 10, 2016

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Greenwood Gas Explosion Flattens Three Businesses, Damages 33 More

A natural gas leak caused an explosion between Greenwood Avenue North and North 85th Street on Wednesday. The leak was reported just after 1:00 a.m., and an explosion ensued 39 minutes later, according to King 5 News. The blast completely decimated local businesses Neptune Café, Mr. Gyros, and a QuickStop convenience store. Nine firefighters were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. No one was killed in the accident. Seattle fire investigators are working with Puget Sound Energy, the Seattle…

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