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May 9

May 9, 2017

Green Lake Listings Show Off Hot Seattle Housing Market

Seattle remains one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation, if the not the hottest. Properties tend to sell very quickly and there is more demand than there is available housing. The fact that the Seattle housing market is so hot has several implications for home buyers. The first is that prices are up and houses are selling fast. Generally, if you really want to buy a home, you need to make your best offer right away. Going…

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Apr 5

April 5, 2017

Community Members Concerned About Privatizing the Green Lake Community Center

After Seattle Parks and Recreation announced plans to start looking into privatizing the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool, community members have expressed serious concerns about the park’s future. “I’ve been involved with Green Lake, walking around it, kayaking on it, swimming at the swimming pool for the last 37 years,” said neighbor Susan Helf. “We feel it is absolutely inappropriate to transfer management of a publicly owned building to a private entity.” For years, the popular Green Lake…

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Mar 24

March 24, 2017

Fishing News & Updates at Green Lake

With the arrival of springtime, Green Lake is about to become a busy hive for local fishing. To get the season off to a great start, The Northwest Fly Anglers will be hosting a special Beginning Fly Casting Class starting Tuesday, April 4 at the Green Lake Casting Pier (northwest side of the lake). The course spans six weeks, and occur weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. It costs $60 per person, and space is limited, so sign up while space…

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Mar 15

March 15, 2017

Seattle May Privatize the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool

The city of Seattle is considering a partnership with an outside organization to renovate and manage the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool. The city says the pool and community center need expensive upgrades. Seattle Parks and Recreation estimates it will cost more than $25 million to rebuild the facility. There has been talk that the city could partner with an organization like the YMCA. The idea has outraged some who believe the city should not give up control…

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Jan 19

January 19, 2017

Green Lake Freezes Over

Seattle historians can cite only four times in the last 101 years that Green Lake has iced over from end to end. In 1916, photographs show hundreds of wool-bundled skaters crowding on the south end. In 1930, cars drove over the ice. But in Green Lake’s latest ice-age, you will see people tempted to take big chances treading on ice which is not thick or strong enough to safely walk on, say experts. Grace Fletcher posed for photos as she…

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Jan 12

January 12, 2017

Collision Between Fire Engine and Ladder Truck in Green Lake Hospitalizes 8 Firefighters

A Seattle fire engine collided with a ladder truck at about 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day, sending eight firefighters to the hospital and smashing into the storefront of a massage business near the intersection of NE 65th Street and 12th Avenue NE. The firefighters were taken to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation, but were released with no serious injuries. According to a Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman, the trucks were responding to an automatic fire alarm. The Fire Department is…

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