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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 During the 1918 Influenza

Recently my husband went down a weird online rabbit hole, looking up the history of the N-95 mask until he stumbled on a photo that caught his attention. That photo is above. The undated photo of the Green Lake electric trolley came with the caption: “Precautions taken in Seattle, Washington during the Spanish Influenza epidemic […]

Updated: Restaurants Open In Green Lake

Photos by Erica Grivas Here’s our updated list of restaurants open for either takeaway or delivery in Green Lake. Sadly this tends to change daily, so we encourage you to call first to make sure they are open and able to do to-go orders. Also, special thanks to Seattle Greenlaker contributor Erica Grivas and Julie […]

Social Distancing In Green Lake Park?

In an effort to encourage some social distancing, the City of Seattle has closed off 8 of the city’s most frequented parks’ parking lots, which includes Green Lake. But driving by the park today you wouldn’t know it. The park was packed. The parking lots to the south of the park near Woodland Park and […]

UW Cherry Blossom Viewing Canceled Available Via Web Cam

Visitors should avoid coming to UW campus to see cherry blossoms amid COVID-19 outbreak. Thousands of people usually visit campus each spring to see the cherry blossoms. The university’s order is in compliance with state and local public health proclamations that prohibit gatherings of more than 50 people in an effort to combat the spread […]

King County And City of Seattle Close playgrounds

We received this press release today: King County and City of Seattle close playgrounds. Parks and trails users directed to follow social distancing guidelines. Help keep our parks open by enjoying parks safely. Parks should be our refuge right now, but they cannot be used as gathering spots. City staff will be out reminding people […]

Green Lake Area Delivery and Takeout Options

I drove down Greenwood Ave today and lost count of the signs on the doors saying the businesses were closed because of Coronavirus. With dining in not an option for restaurants for at least the next two weeks, many businesses are switching to take out or delivery. We love Green Lake and want each business […]

Frelard Tamales Is Feeding People Who Have Lost Their Jobs During COVID-19

Need some good news in the midst of all of this chaos? How about this from Frelard Tamales – Javier, Eva’s husband (Eva is our mom and the mastermind behind our tamales) and dad to one of the owners, recently lost most of his work hours due to COVID19. So, Frelard Tamales decided to temporarily […]

Local Food Banks Need Our Help

I was chatting with a volunteer at a local food bank recently who shared with me a conversation that she had with another volunteer. “What will we do when people stop donating food? Where will all these people get their food?” Neither could answer that question. Food banks are scrambling to provide food to the […]

Meet Press Then Press, Green Lake’s Online Cider Store

Love cider? You should meet Greenlakers Chris and Lara Dawe. The couple loves cider but were having a hard time trying to find a good assortment of exceptional ciders in one location. So, six months ago, they started their own company right here in Green Lake. Press Then Press now sells cider to 49 states […]

Is This Green Lake’s Best Happy Hour Deal?

Having two kids in tow we tend to eat early these days. Luckily for us that often means that it is within the happy hour timeframe and we can score some great deals. Lately our go-to has been Oaxaca Cocina‘s happy hour. But specifically their pozole. For $7 you get a HUGE bowl of pozole […]

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