A Calm Green Lake Sunrise

January 16, 2019 11:26am
Photos by Dustin Guy

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.”

In the early morning hours, Green Lake can be an oasis of calm when there’s frantic activity and traffic just a block or two away. I loaded up my kids early and took them to the glassy lakeside before school today to watch the changing shades of sunrise. If you’re a kid of the 1980s like myself, you might remember the following Ferris Bueller quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

How very prescient for our times.


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A Reflective Sunrise

January 11, 2019 2:09pm
Photo by Dustin Guy

Perhaps I’m feeling philosophical this morning as I’ve been reading about the Stoics lately, but the sunrise this morning struck me as a grand reminder of our place in the universe and the wonderful things that can’t be bought nor taken away from us.


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Elementary School Tours For Fall 2019 Students

January 10, 2019 9:42pm

Green Lake and Daniel Bagley Elementary Schools will be offering school tours for families planning to enter this coming Fall.

Green Lake Elementary: Thursday January 24 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday January 29 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

The tour will include a welcome session, chance to ask questions and a tour of the school. If you are interested, please RSVP via email to Cosmina at

Daniel Bagley Elementary: Tuesday January 29 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. For more information, go to: 206-252-5110


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Green Lake Community Council Meeting Wednesday Jan 9

January 8, 2019 12:06pm
Join your neighbors and keep in touch with what’s happening in our neighborhood.  Learn about issues coming up in 2019, including crime prevention, construction, green lake protection and preservation, and the basics on how to prepare for major disasters.
Here’s the agenda so far:
Disaster Preparedness – the Basics
Carl Leon – Friends of Green Lake
Rob Zisette – SPD North Precinct NPAC Report (
Doug Bambrick – Topics / Issues for 2019
Paul Kostek – Attendees

Join us for our next Meeting – March 13th, 2019

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months at The Hearthstone, 6720 East Green Lake Way North at the corner of 1st Ave NE. This is the only high-rise on Green Lake and is near Nell’s Restaurant. Consider carpooling, walking or taking transit since parking can be limited.

Green Lake Community Council meetings are open to the public. People residing or operating a business near Green Lake are encouraged to attend and consider running
for the board:

         Paul Kostek – Chair 206-915-6645 /
Lisa Stuebing – Vice Chair
Forrest Corbett – Secretary
Lucy Lauterbach – Treasurer
Board Members at Large: Ellen Hewitt


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Seattle Audubon Duck Draw Jan 19

January 8, 2019 11:45am
Photo by Seattle Audubon Society

Calling all young artists! Join Seattle Audubon for a morning of birding and drawing. Meet at the Green Lake Library, then take a short bird walk to observe the ducks living in and around Green Lake. After the walk, you will return to the library to warm up with hot chocolate and have a lesson and activity on sketching the ducks you just spotted. This free event is designed for youth and families and will introduce the annual Washington state Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest for K-12 students. Drawing paper and basic materials will be provided; young artists are welcome to bring their own pencils or other drawing media. Space is limited, so please register HERE.

Date: Saturday, January 19

Time: 10am-1pm

Location: Green Lake Library, 7364 East Green Lake Dr. N.

Please note: Youth must be accompanied by an adult during this event.


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A New Year’s Eve Moon

December 31, 2018 11:36am

Photo by Dustin Guy

Here’s a New Year’s Eve Moon rising this morning. It’s something I always marvel at and it’s a lovely diversion from all the less than stellar things happening in our country these days. 


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