Free Healthy Home Visit From American Lung Association

October 24, 2018 6:05am

With fall here, many of us are spending less time outdoors and more time inside. But for some homes the indoor air quality is not ideal. AmeriCorps and the American Lung Association are offering free healthy home checkups for Seattle residents. While they don’t do testing or cleaning, the group will give recommendations on how residents can create a healthier home environment. This can be especially important for households with children with asthma.

If you are interested click here to sign up.

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Seattle Restaurant Week In Green Lake

October 23, 2018 6:17am

Seattle Restaurant week has begun and four Green Lake restaurants are participating: Nell’s, Tapas Lab, Kisaku and Lucia Italian Kitchen and Bar.

For $33, each restaurant offers 3 courses. Or lunch, $18 for two courses. Note: Kisaku is the only Green Lake restaurant offering lunch and dinner.

But, if you want to branch out of the neighborhood, The Seattle Times ran a guide of their top picks for best value and new places to try.

Seattle Restaurant Week runs now until November 8 Sunday – Thursday. Reservations are highly recommended.
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Halloween Weekend In And Around Green Lake

October 22, 2018 10:04pm

The yearly Corgi Howloween walk draws dozens of dogs in costume.

Friday October 26
Bounce and Swim at Evans Pool
 6-8 p.m. | Ages 5-15 | FREE
Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool are cohosting a haunted celebration! The dimly lit gym will be adorned with glow in the dark accessories from 6-8 p.m. and complete with two haunted bouncy houses for kids to enjoy! Then from 7-8 p.m., pool staff is throwing a pirate themed pool party where each swashbuckler must dodge the floating pumpkins! Healthy snacks provided. Join us in this kid tested and parent approved fun! (Swimsuits are a must!) Canned food donation will be collected at the door to support our local food banks.
Green Lake Community Center 7201 East Green Lake Dr N

Saturday, October 27
Community Halloween Potluck 
Potluck for All: Noon-2:30 p.m. | Adult Swim Only Noon-1:30 p.m. | General Swim for All 1:30-2:30 p.m. | FREE
Come and gather with the Green Lake Community and staff! We will set up the swimming pool deck with tables and chairs. Bring a dish to share, and maybe a story or two. Be prepared to make a friend and enjoy some great food. Evans Pool is proud to present “The Sauna Lizards,” our own locally homegrown band of swimmers! Enjoy lively, fun music while you eat and socialize! Only adults can swim from noon-1:30 p.m., adults and children under age 18 are welcome to swim from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for our general swim. Everyone is welcome at the potluck from Noon-2:30 p.m.
Green Lake Community Center/Evans Pool 7201 East Green Lake Dr N

Corgi Howloween
10:45 a.m.
IIIIIIIt’s that time again. Soon our favorite little short-legged dogs will be marching around Green Lake in full Halloween costume.

Here’s the itinerary according to the group’s organizer.

10:45 a.m. – We’ll “try” to do a group picture. (This is very hard with so many corgis, but we can try!) This will also give us time to see everyone’s cute costumes!

11:00 a.m. – We will start the walk. We will walk counter clockwise around the lake. If you’re running late, you can walk clockwise around the lake till you meet up with the group.

Note: **We don’t know yet when some of the 5K races around Halloween will happen, but it is usually on Sunday. We may have to change time if it conflicts with our event.**

Green Lake Craft Center. Meet near the rowing stands, 5900 West Green Lake Way N

For more information, go to the group’s Meetup page.

Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo 
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s family-friendly Pumpkin Bash. Discover a repertoire of animal behavior as hippos, bears, Malayan tigers, lemurs, and other animals crunch, smash or stomp on pumpkins! The pumpkins are part of the zoo’s animal care program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals. The safe activities help encourage natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and engage zoo guests. Free with zoo admission or membership. During Pumpkin Bash, one child 12 years and under in costume is admitted into the zoo free with a paid adult.

Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave N

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A Foggy Green Lake Morning

October 19, 2018 11:25am

Photos courtesy of Parker Lamb

We received some great photos from Parker Lamb this morning of a very misty, foggy Green Lake. Be sure to zoom in on the photo above for a great action shot of a Green Lake critter. Thanks for the photos Parker!

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Volunteer Event This Weekend To Clean Up Invasive Weeds

October 4, 2018 7:51am

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Perhaps volunteering? Our friends over at Love Licton and Trees for Seattle are hosting an event this weekend. Here’s what they sent us:

Help neighbors clean up the gateway to the community! Meet at the intersection of N 85th St and Meridian Ave N on Saturday, October 6th from 9AM to noon. Volunteers will be removing the invasive weeds that threaten the area’s beautiful trees. This is a great opportunity to make your mark on a landscape that needs some love while connecting with friends and neighbors. No experience necessary. Tools, gloves, snacks, and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes.
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/85thMeridianOct6

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Updated: Where To Fill Your Growler In Green Lake

October 4, 2018 4:31am

A few months ago we posted a story about where to fill your growlers in and around Green Lake. Turns out we left off a few great spots! So here’s the update in time for football season.

Parks Pharmacy 

Located at Woodlawn and Ravenna this pharmacy serves up more than medicinal needs. Turns out it also has a growler filling station right in the front of the store with half a dozen options for you to choose from.

401 NE Ravenna Blvd A (206) 527-3010

Elysian Tangletown

Who knew this Green Lake/Tangletown restaurant also offered growlers to go? (We didn’t until recently.) Choose from 20 ever-changing brews. Growler fills range from $14, $16, or $18 depending on the type of beer. But that price drops to $10 during happy hour 3 – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and all day Sunday.

2106 N 55th St (206)547-5929

Uber Tavern

You may have passed this beer haven on Aurora Avenue and not even known it was there, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. And if a growler is just not enough, they can also easily accommodate kegs. For their full selection, check out their online tap list.

7517 Aurora Ave. (206)728-BEER.

Bartell Drugs Green Lake Village

Conveniently (ahem!) located at the ice cream counter, a handful of local beers on tap await at the new Green Lake Village Bartell Drugs. Prices range around $9 a growler fill, more if you want to buy a growler and fill it with them. Note that only the standard growlers will fit in the Bartell Drugs machines.

419 NE 71st Street (206) 524-0763

Bottleworks

16 taps ready to fill your growler, this tiny beer and cider shop is just south of Green Lake on 45th.

Prices vary. The tap list is regularly updated online.

1710 N 45th St #3, (206) 633-BIER.

Chuck’s Hop Shop 
Possibly one of the largest beer shops in town, Chuck’s has grab and go beers as well as a huge variety of taps ready to fill your growler. Their regularly updated online list helps avoid beer indecision when you get there. A new canopy will also help shelter you from the elements if you want to hang out longer and enjoy a pint with one of the many rotating food trucks.

656 NW 85th St (206) 297-6212

The Growler Guys 

Choose from 60 beers and ciders (all updated regularly online here) and order pizza, wings or breadsticks while you wait for your beer.
8500 Lake City Way (206) 522-2337

You can always head straight to the source to one of the 11 Ballard breweries to get beer or cider on tap.

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Green Seattle Day November 3

October 2, 2018 3:25pm

You may have seen the little signs around Green Lake Park for Green Seattle Day. The Green Seattle Partnership and Seattle Parks and Recreation are coordinating a team of hundreds of volunteers to plant thousands of plants throughout Seattle parks. While Green Lake Park isn’t one of the designated parks, there are several that are close to Green Lake, including:

  • Discovery Park
  • Golden Gardens Park
  • Magnuson Park
  • Meadowbrook Park
  • Woodland Park

Events begin at 9 a.m. at 15 park sites across Seattle. No experience is necessary. Tools, gloves, plants, coffee, snacks and instruction will be provided. Sign up to participate in a Green Seattle Day location here: https://www.greenseattle.org/get-involved/green-seattle-day/.

Other Green Seattle Day locations throughout the city include:

Central Seattle

  • Interlaken Park

South Seattle

  • Colman Park
  • Cheasty Greenspace
  • Kubota Gardens
  • Maple Wood Playfield
  • Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetland
  • Seward Park

West Seattle

  • Camp Long
  • Lincoln Park
  • Westcrest Park
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Aurora Avenue Through Green Lake Closed After Fatal Crash

September 30, 2018 10:06am

Aurora Avenue’s north and southbound lanes remain closed this morning after an early morning fatal car crash. The crash occurred near the intersection of Winona Avenue and Aurora Avenue and involved three vehicles.

Seattle Fire Department reported that one adult male is in stable condition and was transported from the scene to Harborview by Seattle Fire Department Medics. The second patient was a fatality.

Speed is believed to be a factor. Investigators are on the scene.

Aurora Avenue is closed in both directions from Keen Way N to 75th St. Currently SDOT says that the closure could be until 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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