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My Green Lake is now a part of EveryBlock Seattle

Hello My Green Lake readers, May 2012 marks our three-year anniversary here on mygreenlake.com. Since the beginning, this site has been built using your contributions. Thank you for your story ideas, event information, neighborhood news, photographs and thoughtful discussion. We have some big news: Starting today, mygreenlake.com is closed. The conversation is moving to EveryBlock Seattle, a website that allows you to follow neighborhood news down to the block level and connect with your neighbors. Many of the stories you have seen on mygreenlake.com over the past three years have included information culled from EveryBlock. The site provides location-based data:…

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Leonardo continues his walks around Green Lake

Many thanks to Angela Fleet, Cultural Care Au Pair Local Childcare Coordinator, for sharing this photo of Leonardo, a regular Green Lake walker who is often fondly referred to as “Spanish Lessons Guy.” Leonardo, 86, has been walking around Green Lake with his “Spanish Lessons” vest for 18 years. “[Leonardo] had a lively conversation with the au pair from Venezuela about Hugo Chavez, which was pretty adorable,” Angela says.  

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This weekend in Green Lake: Cinco de Mayo block party, mulching at Green Lake Park and more

Here is what’s happening this weekend in our part of the city: Friday, May 4, 2012 7 p.m. SMASH at the Seattle Public Theater. [info] 7:30 p.m. Deep Relaxation and Guided Meditation class at Yogalife. [info] Saturday, May 5, 2012 9 a.m. – noon Friends of Green Lake volunteer work party at Green Lake Park. Gayle Garman, President of the Friends of Green Lake, shares the following information about the work party: You’ve seen our shoreline restoration sites….the native plants we installed are flourishing, BUT the weeds are stupendous! This Sat., May 5, from 9:00 to noon, we will spread mulch over weed barriers…

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Green Lake Small Craft Center restrooms closed for repairs and maintenance

The restrooms at the Green Lake Small Craft Center (5900 West Green Lake Way N) are temporarily closed. The closure is anticipated to last at least through the week of Monday, May 7, 2012. Seattle Parks and Recreation is repairing the restroom’s sewage pumps and doing some maintenance work. Porta-Potties are available at the site, and Green Lake Park’s three other public restrooms will remain open. These can be found on N 65th St., at the Green Lake Community Center, and at the wading pool, which is located on the north end of Green Lake Park at Wallingford Ave N & East Green Lake Dr N. For…

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Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club plant liquidation tomorrow

The Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club (SCKC), which is located at the Green Lake Small Craft Center at the southwest corner of Green Lake (5900 West Green Lake Way N), is holding their annual plant liquidation tomorrow (Saturday, April 28, 2012), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Floral and edible plant starts will be available at the Aqua Theater, located right next to the Small Craft Center. Donations made for the plants will benefit SCKC.

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