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January 2011 in Green Lake: A review

What do you think? Comments Off January 31, 2011 at 7:11PM

At the end of every month we like to take a look back the stories that got the most clicks on

This past month, readers showed a lot of interest in a new bus route that connects Green Lake, the U District, Overlake and downtown Redmond.

There was a lot of excitement about a new service offered by the library: free MP3 music file downloads.

The 56th St Market opened its doors in Tangletown (you can take a peek inside here) and east Green Lake’s Cafe Bonjour debuted a kids’ menu.  We also told you about a new bilingual school coming to Green Lake in March.

We got the final word from the Parks Department about whether the public is permitted on Green Lake’s Duck Island.

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Duck Island. Photo courtesy "anntr," via My Green Lake's flickr group

A pants-less man was arrested at a bus stop,  an attempted burglary at Bethany Lutheran Church was interrupted by homeless shelter resident, a child was hit by a car outside Green Lake Elementary (a fence was installed soon after), and there was a house fire on 5th Ave NE.  No one was seriously injured in any of these incidents.

There was a candlelight vigil at the lake for murder victims Andis Petersons and Franklin Wood.

We shared a couple of vintage Green Lake postcards: this one of the lake from circa 1909 and this one of the Green Lake commercial area from 1911.

We got some great content from neighborhood contributors this month. “North Seattle Sarah” reviewed the Woodland Park off-leash area.  Glenn Hanbey, a local historian, shared a wonderful piece of early neighborhood history with us.  Daniela Dombrowski, a local real estate agent, took a look a neighborhood real estate trends and Erica Browne Grivas discussed pre-spring gardening in Green Lake. Thank you for reading My Green Lake!

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