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The Olmsted Legacy in Green Lake and Ravenna

We want a ground to which people may easily go after their day’s work is done, and where they may stroll for an hour seeing, hearing and feeling nothing of the bustle and jar of the streets… - Fredrick Law Olmsted Sr., 1870, “Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns” On Tuesday (April 26, 2011), the Friends of Green Lake hosted a presentation by Sue Nicol, Vice President of Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks. Sue spoke on the Olmsted plans for Green Lake Park, Ravenna Park, and Ravenna Blvd. The presentation was well-attended, with an estimated 50 people in attendance, including Mitch Spute, who provided us…

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Learn about the history of Green Lake Park, Ravenna Park, and Ravenna Blvd at the next FOGL meeting

photo credit: Seattle Municipal Archives   The Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) are meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7 p.m. in The Hearthstone‘s chapel (6720 E Green Lake Way N). The meeting is free and open to the public. Sue Nicol of Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks will be speaking on the Olmsted plans for Green Lake Park, Ravenna Park, and Ravenna Blvd.  John Charles Olmsted began designing Seattle’s park system, including Green Lake Park, in 1903. In October 2010, Nicol visited a FOGL meeting and presented on the history of Woodland Park and the Woodland Park Zoo. You can read about that presentation here.  

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SDOT: Potholes soon to be fixed on NE Ravenna Blvd, street will be completely resurfaced in 2012

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) “Pothole Ranger” crews, who have been putting in an extra effort to fix the city’s potholes, will soon patch up NE Ravenna Blvd. A My Green Lake reader who wishes to remain anonymous wrote to let us know that she contacted the city about the potholes, which can be found at East Green Lake Drive N at NE Ravenna Blvd and down the length of NE Ravenna Blvd.  ”They are particularly bad,” the reader says, “between NE 65th St and 15th Ave NE.” SDOT responded to the report about these potholes with the following note: The good…

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Writing workshop to be held in nearby Ravenna

Local author Karin de Weille is planning a new session of her weekly writing workshop, to begin in late January.  These workshops take place in the intimacy of her home, in nearby Ravenna. Please visit her website  If you’re interested or have any questions, drop her a line at karin [at] karindeweille [dot] com. Weekly workshop: Cultivating Your Writing Process/Growing the Garden of Yourself Sometimes, we forget to listen to ourselves–to what our own heart and spirit have to say. Often, what is most important to us is also what is most ignored, because it feels too large and…

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Car stolen from N 75th St in northeast Green Lake

Derick wrote to let us know that his car was stolen on Monday night or early Tuesday morning from where it was parked on the street on N 75th St between Sunnyside Ave N and Woodlawn Ave NE. The car is a teal green 1993 Honda Accord 4dr with noticeable front end damage. License plate: 659-VPY. Go’s to show even crappy cars get stolen… If you know anything about this crime, call the North Precinct via the non-emergency line, (206) 625-5011, select 8 from the menu, and reference case number 09-424154 (note: that case number could also be 09-429154.  Derick’s…

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