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Oct 4

October 4, 2017

Green Lake Neighbors Concerned About Local Church’s Homeless Outreach

By Joel Moreno Perceptions that a church group planned to open another homeless shelter brought out riled neighbors in Green Lake on Tuesday night. As clergy members with Mosaic Community Church clarified their plans during a community meeting, residents who attended only seemed to have more questions. The church is in the process of remodeling the former Purple Store at 7616 Aurora Ave N. Pastor Andrew Bach said there there are no plans for an overnight shelter, but the church…

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Aug 22

August 22, 2017

Rabid Bat Found at Green Lake Park

A rabid bat was discovered in Green Lake Park last Thursday, August 17th and public health officials are concerned that people may have come in contact with the animal, exposing them to the fatal disease. The bat appeared to be sick and seemed unable to fly, and a group of teenagers were seen moving it on the pathway on the east side of Green Lake Park, near the boathouse. Another passerby helped to capture the bat, bringing it to Public…

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Jul 18

July 18, 2017

Is a Public-Private Partnership Appropriate to Renovate the Green Lake Community Center?

By Erica C. Barnett To the casual visitor, the problems plaguing Green Lake Community Center don’t immediately present themselves. Sure, there are a few big plastic buckets scattered to catch the drips that leak from the roof on rainy days, and some of the sagging ceiling tiles are held in place by painter’s tape. But what old building doesn’t have its share of minor issues? Look closer, however, and the cracks start to show. Some are literal—in the deck and…

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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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