Green Lake’s Friday Food News

May 22, 2015 7:48am

Shelter Lounge via Twitter

Happy Friday Greenlakers!

We have some food news (our favorite type of news!) to share. Rumor has it that Shelter Lounge will be opening within the next week or so. Nothing has been finalized yet, but its pretty darn close to completion. Located at the former Baskin and Robbins, Shelter will feature local beer and food with a neighborhood feel. Stay tuned for an official open date.

And as recently reported, Bluwater Green Lake closed and sold the space to Jak’s Grill. Yesterday a large banner sign posted infront of the space announcing the new name, Green Lake Ale House. No news on an official open date, but we will keep you posted.


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Village Cove Grand Opening Celebration June 18

May 21, 2015 7:49am

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Village Cove, the new retirement apartments that recently opened behind Hearthstone, is having a grand opening celebration Thursday June 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. Live music, refreshments and tours of the living spaces will be available.

For more about Village Cove, see our previous post.
Village Cove is located at 6850 Woodlawn Avenue N.E. in Seattle.


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Literacy Council of Seattle Annual Book Sale June 6

May 20, 2015 7:15am

On Saturday, June 6, the Literacy Council of Seattle is holding its annual Fundraiser: “Stock Up for Summer Book Sale.”

This year, coordinators of the sale anticipate having more than 5,000 used books in every genre including history, mysteries, health, gardening, cookbooks, travel, art, humor, memoir and children’s. With the exception of some specialty items, all paperbacks are $1 and hardbacks are $2.

All proceeds go to support free adult literacy programs in the community.

The sale starts Saturday, June 6, 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. 
Early Bird entry 9:00 a.m. for $10 donation.

8500 14th Ave. NW Seattle 98117
For more information call 206-233-9720 or visit


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Seattle Public Library Announces Internet Lending Program

May 18, 2015 9:01am


Today the Seattle Public Library announced it is launching an Internet lending program. Starting today, residents with a Library card can reserve a mobile Wi-Fi device to give them broadband access wherever they need it. Google provided a grant making the new program possible.
According to a press release from Google and The Seattle Public Library, more than 90,000 Seattle residents lack internet access at home. The program will aim to help the underserved in the city with the hopes of providing an internet connection that will help children succeed in school while providing adults with critical information on health, employment and education.

Green Lake branch Library: 7364 East Green Lake Dr N, or go online at to reserve your SPL Hotspot.


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Free Screening of American Winter on May 19

May 18, 2015 7:56am

unnamed-1The North Urban Human Services Alliance, NUHS, is co-hosting a free screening of the movie “American Winter” with Shoreline Community College on May 19th.

American Winter deals with the issue of homelessness in America and will be the theme of the evening. Shoreline Community College Faculty members will also be on hand to discuss the issues around hunger and homelessness and human service issues in North King County.

Date: May 19
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Location and Room: Shoreline Community College PUB Building Room 9208
16101 Greenwood Avenue North Shoreline, WA 98133
Parking: Parking permits will be available for visitors.

For more information about the event, go to:


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Coding with Kids at Phinney Neighborhood Center

May 15, 2015 8:33am

Photo via Coding with Kids

In anticipation of the one-day teacher’s walkout that will occur in Seattle Public Schools on Tuesday May 19, Coding with Kids will offer a discounted day camp at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

Here’s more info about the program:
Tech-savvy instructors guide small groups of campers as they unleash their creativity. Both beginners and experienced coders are welcome! (Students will be grouped by age and experience.)
Campers receive personalized instruction and collaborate with new friends. Everyone will learn something new and build a game or two of their own. After camp, students will be able to share their work with family and friends and continue development through online access. The camp will include off-line activities and multiple breaks. Please, send snacks, lunch and water with your children.

Coding with Kids Day Camp
Date: May 19, 8:45am – 3:45pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $89.-
Ages: 7 – 14


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Bow Wow and Books Extended to June 14

May 14, 2015 7:46am

The Bow Wow and Books program at the Green Lake Branch Library has been extended until June 14. The program will take a break over summer and will likely return later this year.

The program is open to children in grades K-8 who will learn how to safely interact with dogs, understand elements of humane and compassionate treatment of all living beings while reading a book of their choice to a dog that is non-judgmental and ultimately supportive.

For more info about the program, see our previous post.


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Community Council to Discuss Green Lake’s Algae

May 12, 2015 7:44am

With summer around the corner many Greenlakers are thinking about spending time swimming in Green Lake. While our beautiful lake has been one of the city’s most popular swimming areas, the toxic algae blooms that form when the lake temperatures rise has many wondering if, or when, Green Lake will close this summer.

This Wednesday’s Green Lake Community Council meeting will include a discussion about Green Lake’s algae from a  Seattle/King county Department of Public Health toxicologist as well as Parks officials. Seattle/King County Department of Public Health directs the Seattle Parks Department on when to post a caution, alert or full closure of the Lake when algae reaches toxic levels. Officials will be on hand to discuss their process for closures and answer any questions from the community.

The Green Lake Community Council meets at the Hearthstone Residences, 6720 East Green Lake Way, N. at 7:00 pm on Wed., May 13.


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Curb Ramps Added to Green Lake Drive

May 12, 2015 7:44am

Green Lake Curb Ramp Construction Map final
Eleven curb ramps in three intersections will be added to the north side of Green Lake in the coming weeks. The project, which is scheduled for late spring/early summer will improve mobility for pedestrians. For people walking between Green Lake Park and the business district on the north side of the lake, SDOT will provide pedestrian detours along E Green Lake Dr N to get through the intersections where the curb ramps are being replaced.
People walking around the park for exercise can use the Green Lake Path along the lake to completely avoid the construction areas and the detours along E Green Lake Dr. N. The project is anticipated to take about three weeks to complete.


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