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Bystander saves man from drowning in Green Lake on the Fourth of July

A bystander saved a man from drowning last night (July 4, 2011) in Green Lake. Detective Mark Jamieson of the Seattle Police Department says that last night at approximately 7:45 p.m., police officers and the Seattle Fire Department responded to reports of a man pulled unconscious from the water at East Green Lake Beach (7201 E Green Lake Dr N). The beach is staffed by a lifeguard on sunny days during the summer, but only until 7 p.m. According to Det. Jamieson, the 32-year-old man was likely trying to swim to the dive platform when he encountered “an unknown problem.”…

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Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! As they do every year on Independence Day, the residents of The Hearthstone retirement community (6720 E Green Lake Way N) flew flags from their balconies all day today: The Hearthstone is a My Green Lake advertiser.

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Use the Seattle Police nonemergency number to report illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July

For 60 years, from 1920 until 1980, Green Lake was a prime Fourth of July destination, offering a spectacular fireworks show to crowds that descended on the neighborhood from all over Seattle. You can read the full history of the event — including its move to Lake Union in 1980 — here. Although no official fireworks displays are planned for Green Lake Park this Fourth of July, the park has in past years been a popular unofficial destination for setting off fireworks. Beginning last night (Saturday, July 2, 2011), the sound of fireworks could already be heard across the neighborhood….

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Field lights to go on tonight at Lower Woodland Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation will activate field lighting on Playfields #2 and #7 at Lower Woodland Park (Aurora Ave. N and N 59th St) tonight (Sunday, July 4 2010) to protect the synthetic surfaces. The ballfield lights will be turned on at approximately 8:45 p.m. and will be turned off at 11 p.m. In November 2008, Seattle voters approved a $146 million Parks and Green Spaces Levy.  One of the projects included in the Levy was the renovation of the two Lower Woodland soccer fields (“Field #2″ and “Field #7″).  The fields were renovated with synthetic turf last fall. Field #7,…

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The Fourth of July in Green Lake: A history

For 60 years, from 1920 until 1980, Green Lake was a prime Fourth of July destination, offering a spectacular fireworks show to crowds that descended on the neighborhood from all over Seattle. Seattle’s Post No. 1 of the American Legion sponsored the show from the event’s inception in 1920 until 1972.  The fireworks, which began at the north shore of Green Lake and then moved to Duck Island, were traditionally preceded by naturalization ceremonies at Woodland Park or the Green Lake Aqua Theater. A 1952 Seattle Times article about the show quoted Col. Ralph H. Hall of the American Legion:…

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