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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 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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Nov 18

November 18, 2016

Gregg’s Cycle: Best Bike Shop in the Best of Western Washington

In the 2016 Best of Western Washington, our local establishment Gregg’s Cycle won the most votes for Best Bike Shop. The business was started way back in 1932, by the founder R.V. Gregg. The original store was opened in the current Green Lake location, but since then, Gregg’s Cycle has expanded with locations in Bellevue and Alderwood. The staff at Gregg’s Cycle are all passionate about the outdoors so that they can offer the best guidance to customers considering their…

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Oct 20

October 20, 2016

Creepy Clowns in Green Lake Slow SPD’s Ability to Respond to Real Crime

A myriad of sightings of creepy-looking clowns throughout Seattle have bogged down SPD’s response abilities. It’s actually a national phenomenon, but sightings in Seattle have caused significant frustration for police in Western Washington. This is because the creepy clowns are scaring people enough to call 911, which is pulling police away from responding to real crime. “These calls are taxing our resources,” said Cindi West, a King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson. “We do have an obligation to investigate, especially the…

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