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Erica Browne Grivas

Erica is a longtime journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines nationwide. A contributor to the Seattle Times, she writes a gardening column for the Queen Anne and Magnolia News. Living in Green Lake since 2009, she wrote for Seattle Greenlaker for several years before becoming editor in 2021.

A Complete Bike Loop for Green Lake?

You may have yearned for a less crowded way to circle Green Lake – especially if you are a cyclist. Since the city took bikes out of the inner path to allow social distancing at the start of the pandemic, cyclists had to patchwork their way around the lake. Now is your chance to make […]

Are you Halloween-Ready? Find Trick-or-Treat Spots or Add Yours on this Map

Wondering where to bring the kids this Sunday? Or want to let folks know to visit your place? This crowdsourced map shows all of Seattle, and breaks down variables from whether treats are in bags, if a COVID-distancing candy chute is involved, and whether the chocolate bars are giant-sized. Let’s see some more Green Lake […]

Green Lake Community Center Landmark Virtual Vote Oct. 6

The 1928 building has the chance to become a landmark before it undergoes renovation. See below for details. From a press release: Seattleā€™s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Green Lake Community Center at 7201-7359 E. Green Lake Drive N. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting […]

Restaurant Christine Opens in Tangletown

Tangletown’s small but mighty Restaurant Row has a new player. Billed as “PNW comfort food,” Restaurant Christine just opened in the space recently left by the Himalayan Sherpa House at 2227 N 56 St. The website’s sample fall lunch menu includes meat and vegetarian options, like a burger with gouda and truffle aioli, harvest risotto […]

Two-Way Traffic and Bike Lane Open on W Green Lake Way Now

Beating its expected deadline of Oct. 1, the Seattle Department of Transportation has completed and re-opened W Green Lake Way, with a new protected bike/walk lane, a slower speed limit, and better road signage. Remembering it was open, I tried it today driving back from Ballard on 65th and found it a seamless transition. The […]

W Green Lake Way Construction Starts

Seattle Department of Transportation announced that construction started a few days ago of the new two-way bike/walk lane in the section of W Green Lake Way N that has been closed since May 2020 during most of the pandemic. The target opening date is Oct. 1. An e-newsletter sent Sept. 16th said, “This design is […]

Drop-in Flow Yoga at Green Lake

We could all use some time to breathe, stretch, and take a minute – or 50 – to pause and reset right now. Yoga instructor Michal Lahav, who has been teaching since 1998, is offering drop-in slow flow yoga classes in the field behind the Seattle Public Theater (7312 West Green Lake Dr N) on […]

W Green Lake Way to Reopen in October

Seattle Department of Transportation announced the section of W Greenlake Way N that has been closed since May, 2020 as a “Keep Moving” street initiated at the start of the pandemic, will fully reopen in October – that’s BOTH WAYS this time – with an added bike lane. “We’ll be starting the construction and installation […]

Mayor Bans Cross-Country Training in Lower Woodland Park Due to Encampment

Cross-country youth coaches citywide are getting their fall permit requests denied to train in Lower Woodland Park, a favorite training ground due to its varied terrain offering hills, trails, and fields. Today, as in parks throughout Seattle, those trails are being camped on and around, particularly in the upper area of the park, with large […]

Update: GreenLake Way Closure Permanent?

Speaking to Greenlaker today, Councilmember Strauss said “What they’ve [Seattle Department of Transportation] let me know is they are going to be briefing the mayor and making a final decision in the next two weeks.”

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