Sarah Lemmon

Sarah is co-creator and editor of Seattle Greenlaker. A former journalist with a nose for news and a heart for people, she owns her own PR and consulting business called Lemmon PR. When Sarah’s not exploring Green Lake, she’s sewing or searching for the best bowl of ramen in the city.

Green Lake, Meet Eight Row

Weeks before Eight Row opened its doors I passed the restaurant and saw the culinary team huddled around a table training the staff about each of the dishes they were bringing out of the kitchen. The crew looked more like a bunch of friends than a labor force. You could tell they liked what they […]

Green Lake’s 2019 Luminata

Special thanks to Elliot Stoller for sharing his video of this year’s Luminata festivities with us. The annual Autumnal Equinox celebration took place over the weekend as it has every year in Green Lake for the past 20 years. Happy Fall Greenlakers!

Green Lake Restaurant News

Some restaurant openings and, sadly, a closure to share with you. First for the sad news. After 10 years in business Turnpike Pizza, (6900 East Green Lake Way) has closed. It served its last pizza on August 31. No word on future tenants. Around that same time two new restaurants opened in Green Lake. Eight […]

What To Do In And Around Green Lake September 2019

September 13 – 14 The Great Wallingford Wurst FestThis Octoberfest style end-of-summer celebration is a fundraiser for the St. Benedict School. Now in its 35th year, the festival started as a small fundraiser for the school but has grown to a huge party with 10,000 visitors. The Wurst Festival features inflatable rides, an array of […]

Green Lake Diving Boards

We received a question from reader Elliot about why the diving boards were removed early before the swimming areas closed for the season. The reader had noticed that people were still jumping off the diving board structures without the boards. According to Rachel Shulkin, a Spokesperson for the Seattle Parks Department, “The boards may come […]

Lightning Strikes In Green Lake

No doubt tomorrow’s Monday morning office chatter will still be about last night’s epic thunderstorm. According to the Seattle Times, more than 1,250 lightning strikes rocked the region in less than three hours. Our family stayed up watching it and even saw a close strike, which we found out later was the strike that downed […]

Expect Delays In And Near Green Lake Starting This Week

This just in from SDOT: “You may see crews surveying on N 40th St this week as they prepare to begin saw cutting as soon as next week.   Here’s what you can expect for the upcoming week of construction:  Work hours: Crews to typically work 5 days a week, from 7 AM to 7 PM  Closures and […]

Dustin Guy Bids Farewell To Green Lake

For more than two years Greenlaker Dustin Guy has been contributing awe-inspiring photos of Green Lake on Seattle Greenlaker. But this summer Dustin and his family have moved out of the area. He bids a farewell with a few photos from his last bike to work through Green Lake. Thank you, Dustin for sharing so […]

Sunshine Music Together Now Has 2 Green Lake Locations And Free Classes This Fall

Sunshine Music Together will have two locations in Green Lake starting this Fall. And starting in September they will be hosting a few free classes at each location. Music Together is a researched and evidence-based internationally recognized Early Childhood Music Development Program for children birth to five years and their parents or caregivers. The classes […]

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