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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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Dec 13

December 13, 2016

Dozens of Corgis in Ugly Sweaters Paraded Around Green Lake Last Weekend

Dozens of corgis dressed in their ugliest sweaters took a festive walk around Seattle’s Green Lake with their owners, last Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. The Corgi Ugly Sweater Meet Up is part of the second Saturday Green Lake walk and the Corgi’s R Us meet-up group. You can find more information about the meet-up group here. And click here for more photos!   Originally published on KLEWTV.com, by Seattle Refined/Joshua Lewis

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Dec 1

December 1, 2016

Suds on the North Shore of Green Lake?

By Paul Dorpat Special to The Seattle Times IN THE SEATTLE TIMES Sunday Magazine for Sept. 24,1978, columnist Tom Swint wrote that while on his “daily walker around the Green Lake track, I have often wondered about the scud of beer suds that from time to time formed on the north shore.” Jean Sherrard, who shoots the “Now” photos for this feature, lives near the lake’s north shore and also has seen the “suds.” The source for this froth was the…

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Nov 11

November 11, 2016

Burglar Breaks into Green Lake Taco Shop for Tortilla Chips

On Saturday, November 5th, Tacos Guaymas was burgled for the fourth time in four months, but a high-quality home surveillance video helped to nab the culprit, when he fled the scene after being caught with chips and guacamole. The burglary was discovered by the restaurant’s manager, Tania Selland, who arrived at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning to find a stranger inside. According to a KIRO 7 report, the suspect had managed to open a locked middle door to gain entry,…

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