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 down during the last couple days of the season based on weather and estimated bather load as it is labor intensive (requires several site staff) to remove them. Ropes are also removed and dried for winter storage over the last couple days of operation. The logistics of this planning leads to them coming out a day or so early as we pack up for the season. East Green Lake staff transport equipment to West Green Lake for storage for winter, so this site has a bit more involved in packing up for the season.”
Mystery solved. And if you would like to see Elliot’s other photos of the divers, you can view their flickr site here.
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 a tree onto the fence of a Green Lake Park tennis court right off of W Green Lake Drive. Chards of the tree were blasted all over the large grass lawn. The inside of the bark had the appearance of being steamed from the lightning. Could that happen? Large green pine cones were everywhere.
Directly across the street from the park, 46 houses are still without power according to Seattle City Light. They are anticipated to regain power tonight at 6:30 p.m. At the time of posting, 191 houses city wide are affected by power outages, likely due to the storm. If your household is one of those affected, you can monitor the outages and when you may get your power restored at Seattle City Light’s outage grid.
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 many beautiful photos over the years. Your photos has shown many of us Green Lake through a lens (and a time of day!) that few get to experience while on the lake.
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 include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play – forty-five minutes of pure fun with your child every week.
Free Music Together Sample Class 09/06/19 and 09/07/19 @ 10:30am- 11:15am The NEST (Greenlake) 6600 1st Avenue NE
“We want to thank our dear customers and the community for supporting us since 1979,” said co-owner Sergio Uvence Lopez. “We have met so many wonderful people and have watched generations of families regularly dine with us over the years. It’s our pleasure to give back to this amazing organization that provides necessary medical care to children in our region.”
Seattle Children’s Uncompensated Care Fund allows families to be able to care for their child and not worry about whether they’ll have to choose between their child’s health and their financial health. By filling in the gaps left by insurance shortfalls or the inability to pay, uncompensated care frees parents up to focus on getting their child well. This essential program fulfills Children’s founding promise to provide care to every infant, child and teen in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho in need of quality care — regardless of insurance coverage or financial circumstances.
Rosita’s has set a goal of raising $20,000 for Seattle Children’s through this one day event August 17, and the restaurant will be open 11:30am – 10:30pm that day. In addition, for those that are not able to attend the fundraiser, donations can be made directly through this page. https://giveto.seattlechildrens.org/rositas
Spark Your Style August 4 Join glassybaby + The Phinery at ‘Spark Your Style’ to benefit ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals). This event features a glassybaby pop-up shop, pillows, throw blankets, candles, botanicals, gifts, and more. Come pick out your favorite glassybaby, freshen your home decor and help put an end to animal cruelty and abuse. And $3 from every glassbaby sale at the event will be donated to ASPCA. https://thephinery.com/
Hiroshima to Hope August 6 beginning at 6 p.m. Hiroshima to Hope is the annual lantern floating ceremony to honor victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war. The floating ceremony starts at 8:15. Here’s a list of all of the events that night.
Indy Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Temple of the Doomed Ark Seattle Public Theatre at the Green Lake Bath House 7312 W Green Lake Drive
August 15-September 15 From The Habit Comedy Written by Jeff Schell and Ryan Dobosh Directed by Mark Siano Price: $32 Age Suggestion: PG-13. Adult language/situations and some violence To purchase tickets, go to their website.
Ever notice that Green Lake’s restaurant news comes in waves? Well here’s the latest, and much of the news is concentrated to one block:
Green Lake is getting a hot pot restaurant. Da Long Yi Hot Pot is going into the former Ming China Bistro location, across the street from the Green Lake Village complex. According to the Ming website, the owners have joined the well known Chengdu brand Da Long Yi Hot Pot. They anticipate opening in Fall 2019.
After a three year anticipated opening, we can now officially say that Little Big Burger Green Lake has opened. The 7130 Woodlawn Ave NE location, which is in Green Lake Village had a soft opening last weekend and was open for normal business hours this past Monday. And to celebrate the opening, this Thursday, July 25 they are hosting a free burger day. They pay for the burgers, you pay for the fries and drinks.
Across the courtyard from Little Big Burger at the former Lucia Kitchen and Bar location, Eight Row, plans to open as soon as next month. Read more about that here.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the lake, in Tangletown… Seattle’s only all Spanish speaking cafe quietly opened a month ago. We chatted with the owner of Olé Cafe to find out more.