Seattle's Pothole Rangers are now attacking the 10' x 10' pothole at E. Louisa.
The Christina Choi Little Library is now installed on the south side of Louisa street just East of Lake Union Mail. Christina was Eastlake-raised, Eastlake-schooled, an Eastlake restaurant owner (Nettletown), neighbor and friend. Those responsible for building, painting and installing remain unidentified. Thank them with your use of her library.
The Districts Now map now shows Eastlake unified in a district we share with Wallingford. Petition signature gathering begins in two weeks.
On Wednesday January 9th, the steering committee for the Districts Now campaign voted to unsplit Eastlake. In its original October 2012 launch announcement, Eastlake was split down its middle between the Roosevelt and Capitol Hill districts at Lynn Street. Thanks to the strong and positive campaigning of many Eastlakians, Districts Now agreed with our reasoning and shifted the boundary to unify Eastlake within the Roosevelt district.
The Districts Now campaign, the proposal for electing Seattle City Council by 7 district seats and two at-large seats, will enter the signature gathering phase in a few weeks to qualify for the November 2013 ballot.
Districts Now is on Facebook, for all who would care to "LIKE" the campaign.
Tuesday evening's incessant thump-a-thon carried on prevailing winds hard into Eastlake was just a little too much for me. This morning's e-mailed noise complaint has the SPD North Precinct and Harbor Patrol communicating. So next time the drum circles break out, please don't feel like your accoustical deportation to Boreo has to last until the Gas Works drummers wear out. The cops (non-emergency line) should be helpful enforcing the repetitive noise provisions of the Noise Ordinance which are posted at the park.
Spotted in the neighborhood.
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The icy rain is coming down in Eastlake at this hour (8 a.m.). Streets look icy and empty.
Seattle Public Utilities says no garbage pick up today. Metro remains on snow routing.
If your Eastlake business is open this morning, either post in the comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us at @EastlakeAve.
Be careful out there!
Eastlake businesses were open this morning and traffic was moving on Eastlake Ave. despite the snow. A good two to three inches of snow had fallen by lunch time.
It looks like most businesses are open although it's always a good idea to call ahead to check. I noted that Louisa's Cafe Bakery, Voxx Coffee, the 14 Carrot Cafe and Starbucks were open, as were numerous other stores on Eastlake Avenue E. Ed Wyse Beauty Supplies was open but just closed due to lack of customers.
Little Water Cantina says they're open.
If your business is open, add it to the comment list below.
Traffic was moving on Eastlake (check out our video) and buses were appearing, although I'm not sure if they're on schedule or not. Metro has noted that all buses will remain on snow routes today. There have been some route cancellations but none that affect Eastlake.
Side streets are still slick and tricky. Try to avoid driving if you can. The Lynn Street hill was bedeviling drivers earlier this morning so you might want to try to avoid it.
There won't be any garbage, yard waste or recycling pickups today.
What's it like in your part of the neighborhood? Share what you're up to in the comments or note where there are problems.
The snow has stopped in Eastlake at this hour (1:40 p.m.) but Eastlake Ave. and the side streets are still slick and tricky to drive on. Use lots of caution, particularly if you live on a hill.
I just returned from driving downtown and the situation was the same near Westlake and in Belltown. It's very pretty but if you don't have to drive, stay off the roads.
Metro says that all of their buses are on snow routes at this time. The two Eastlake routes that are affected by snow routes are:
The routes for these buses along Eastlake Avenue remain unchanged. For more information and updates, visit Metro's snow page.
If you have snow photos you'd like to share, either post them to our Flickr group or email them to me at curtmilton (at) comcast.net and I'll post them here.
From the Chair-I would like to extend a personal invitation to stakeholders in the Eastlake Community to attend the East Precinct Advisory Council's December 8th meeting. We have recently re-organized and revised our goals- to serve ALL residents in the East Precinct Community and be more proactive in advocating for citizens' best interests.
Metro Transit is making several changes that will impact East Precinct riders, including re-routes and limited service of bus routes. Jack Lattemann, lead Transportation Planner in Metro’s Service Planning Group, will be our featured guest at the December 8th East Precinct Advisory Council meeting. Jack will speak about these changes, factors affecting the planning of transit service and safety and security at bus stops--- a key concern among the East Precinct community.
Metro representatives were invited in response to a recent survey completed by our October meeting attendees. We asked, “Who and what would you like to see at our...
Boo Eastlake Families! Bring your family to Louisa's Cafe between 5-7 pm this Wednesday to test out their costume in prep for Halloween. Kiddos who dress up will receive a little prize. A great way to meet new families and visit neighbors you often pass on the street or in the park. Louisa's family night dinner menu applies (half-off for kids and $5 wine for adults). See you there- Leslie and 3 year old Astronaut, EO.
Want to help shape the future of our waterfront? Join the City’s Waterfront Seattle project on October 27 for an opportunity to learn about the project and share your ideas. Starting at 5:00 pm, listen to live music and grab a bite to eat from your favorite local food trucks – Marination Mobile, Curry Now, and Molly Moon’s Ice Cream. At 6:30 pm, James Corner will present the latest design ideas followed by idea sharing stations.
Thursday, October 27
Bell Harbor Conference Center, Pier 66 - Elliott Hall
Are you planning to be on the waterfront for Trick-or-Treat at the Aquarium? Stop by Waterfront Park and visit our photo booth. Costumes are optional, though highly encouraged!
Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30
Both events are free and open to all. For more information, contact us at email@example.com or (206) 499-8040.
There was a brief moment of excitement at Eastlake Ave E and E Hamlin as a contingent of UW students march for Occupy Seattle.
On October 12th the Seattle Human Services Coalition will be holding a free Candidate’s Forum for Seattle City Council and King County Council races. Candidates will answer questions relating to human services and human needs in our community. Come and hear their answers and learn more about your prospective councilmembers!
The forum will be from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Senior Center at 525 N. 85th St. Seattle, Washington 98103. Parking space is limited but the center is accessible via public transit.
A Grumman Widgeon 2 engined amphibian has been flying off Lake Union the past few days. We've confirmed it isn't Steve Harvey's N17481 (built 1944) from Kodiak as pictured. Has anyone snapped a picture or recorded the N number? It was sighted in and out of Lake Union Sunday around 7:00 PM and Monday around noon.
Eastlake’s own candidate for Seattle School board Michelle Beutow last night won sole endorsement at the King County Democrats! All four School board incumbents were considered, but did not receive the King County Democrat endorsement. Go Michelle!
Every Thursday from 11am - 3pm aboard the Virginia V.
The FarmBoat Floating Market is held aboard the historic steamship Virginia V docked at Lake Union Park Wharf. Vendors display locally grown produce, specialty foods and artisan crafts on board the 125' wooden vessel--just as it was done a century ago. Market visitors can tour the ship for free and learn about Puget Sound agricultural and maritime heritage while they shop. (There is plenty of space on deck to enjoy lunch with fantastic shoreline views of downtown Seattle and Lake Union).
Eastlake gained a new street and intersection this week: Omsted Avenue. The newly installed sidewalk cornerstone at East Shelby Street and Eastlake (just north of the new-to-be Little Waters Cantina) is the intersection of Omsted and Fairview Avenues. Never mind that Seattle’s avenues run North-South, Omsted Avenue doesn’t exist, and that the cornerstone is on Eastlake not Fairview -- our E-Coli cornerstone has returned.
OK – perhaps Eastlake’s much-anticipated new restaurant might prefer distance from E-Coli, but the little squirmies are a valuable component of this little piece of neighborhood folklore.
Last century, an updated Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tunnel was dug under Eastlake Avenue. Unfortunately, the person in charge of directing the remote-controlled tunnel boring machine forgot to calculate the dog-leg turn in Eastlake Avenue at Hamlin Street. So the boring...
Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will be out today (Tuesday, March 29) paving a section of Lakeview Boulevard around Harvard E. and E. Howe. Work is scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. SDOT says to be prepared for lane closures in the area.
Both lanes of the street are open right now (7:45 a.m.) but they're getting ready to close it later.
My quick trip down Eastlake's streets this morning (Thursday) found Eastlake Avenue bare and wet. There isn't much traffic and what traffic there is was moving along with no problems.
Side streets can be slick, particularly if they aren't well traveled. Be careful on hills. Temperatures aren't expected to rise above freezing today so side streets may not clear off today.
Freeways in Seattle appear to be open with little to no ice.
Metro says buses are running on normal routes.
Seattle Public Utilities says garbage collection will go ahead as it normally would today.
Have any weather related news or photos? Post in the comments!
Aesthetica Contemporary Dentistryis pleased to announce that Evyenia Kollia, DMD, has been named to Seattle's Top Dentist list for the second year in a row. Seattle Met partnered with national survey company TopDentists, which sent ballots to all dentists listed online with the American Dental Association and other local dental societies in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Pierce counties, asking, “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?" Presented with the names of nearby practitioners and the opportunity to write in nominations, each general dentist evaluated specialists and each specialist evaluated general dentists whose work she or he is familiar with based on years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and of course physical results. Dentists with the highest average ratings were vetted for active licenses and good standing with the Washington State Department of Health before being selected for...
8:10 UPDATE: Delmar Drive is closed. A large tree has fallen onto the road. If you're trying to get to Montlake, try Fuhrman instead.
WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE: It's raining and the streets in Eastlake are slushy but may still be slick.
Seattle Public Schools are running two hours late but buses will be running their regular routes. KIRO is reporting no AM/PM kindergarten, no AM/PM preschool or preschool programs and no AM/PM Head Start. And no door-to-door service.
Metro buses are mostly on snow routes. Check Metro's website for more information.
The City of Seattle says garbage pickup will proceed a usual today despite the snow.
The snow is falling in Eastlake ... finally. Forecasts had snow arriving this afternoon for the evening commute but it didn't.
Report from south end of Eastlake is that snow is just starting to accumulate. About an inch has fallen. Looks like even more has fallen on the southern end of Franklin (see photo).
It's now almost 9 p.m. and snow has been falling for about an hour. It's sticking on the pavement in the alley behind my condo. What's going on where you live? Post your comments below. Have photos? Send them and I'll add them to this post.
I just saw this on the Maple Leaf blog, and it's been reported elsewhere in Seattle, so thought I'd share the link to the story here too, just in case he makes an appearance in our 'hood.
Basic story is some guy knocks on your door, claiming he was locked out, and needs to get some cash to pay his locksmith. People give him the cash, can you believe it? For one thing, if his locksmith fixed the lock, he would be able to get in and get his wallet, and another is wouldn't the locksmith bill him to pay later?
Just worth bearing in mind.. But don't stop opening your doors to neighbours. :-)
Thanks to pediatrician Dr. James Metz from Seattle Children's Hospital for putting together a great night of information and fun at the TOPS at Seward School last night. Specialists in the area of dentistry, chiropractic, acupucture, nutrition, maternity, and bicycle safety were on hand to educate attendees and hand out free goodies.