NE 125th St Repaving Update

Back in February we mentioned NE 125th Street would be repaved this year. This update is thanks to Lake City Live blog, from which I quote:

“Beginning in June, the Seattle Dept of Transportation (SDOT) will repave 125th from I-5 east to Sand Point Way, continuing south to NE 77th. During construction, expect the following:

  • one lane traffic in each direction during construction
  • full closure of I-5 north bound off-ramp for two nights
  • full closure of the intersection at NE125th St and Lake City Way for two nights
  • temporary parking loss
  • temporary sidewalk and driveway closures
  • construction noise and dust

While the project is mainly to repave the roadway, a few other improvements will be included. New handicap access ramps will be added to several intersections to help facilitate pedestrian crossing along 125th.

SDOT will also install what’s called a “pedestrian refuge island” at 20th Ave NE.

Lane striping and roadway configuration (ie, the bike lanes and road lanes) will remain largely the same, with the addition of a right hand turn lane westbound towards 28th Ave. This turn lane is to help facilitate access to the Lake City Library and Lake City Community Center.”

Celebrate New Maple Leaf Play Area

After 9/11 the City started covering over the water reservoirs in Seattle, or more accurately, moving them underground. It’s been working on the one in Maple Leaf  for a couple years. Maple Leaf residents helped design the park on top of the cover and got a Department of Neighborhoods matching fund award to help pay for it. Now the new children’s play area is ready to go. The reservoir will be finished Fall 2013.

The play area dedication is Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. – noon; it’s located at 1020 NE 82nd St. The park features a zip line, climbing rocks, and a children’s garden. Check it out!

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Stolen Blue Italian Bike Found

lostandfoundA ‘shady dude’ ditched a sweet blue Italian bike in a Pinehurst neighbor’s flower bed. The neighbor called SPD but they wouldn’t take it because it hasn’t been reported stolen.

It has a word lock that is still wrapped around the frame, and a tire kit. If you think it’s yours send the word that unlocks it to to start the process of getting it back.

Sure hope we can reunite this beauty with its owner.

Next Pinehurst Meeting = May 30th!

We’ll have a lot more details coming soon! The next Pinehurst Community Council meeting is on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 pm!

The location and agenda are still being finalized. But we know we’ll be planning for this year’s Pinehurstfest!

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes – May 2013

Seattle_Police_BadgeThis month’s speaker was Honorable Edward McKenna from Seattle Municipal Court. Municipal Court handles misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, such as DUI, domestic violence, parking tickets, burglar false alarms, etc.

It contains four specialty courts:

1 – Veteran’s Treatment – voluntary court-monitored long-term therapeutic treatment program.

2 – Mental Health – voluntary services if mental illness is related to or a cause of the offend’er’s criminal activity.

3 – Domestic Violence – for handling domestic violence cases.

4 – Community Court – community service and social services linkages for low-level, non-violent misdemeanor offenders.

See minutes on that topic and other public safety news from the North Precinct here.

April 2013 Pinehurst Crime Map

Here is a limited picture of Pinehurst property crime for April 2013. You can see ALL the types of crime at Choose North neighborhood and dates April 1 – 30.




Book Swap May 17

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Breakfast Fund Raiser for Sacajawea Kids

pancakesSaturday, May 4, 9-11 AM, breakfast on pancakes and more at the Lake City Community Center (12531 28th NE) to support environmental school for the 4th and 5th graders at Sacajawea Elementary (where many Pinehurst neighborhood students go).

It’s just $5 a person or a mere $20 a household.

100% of the proceeds go to the kids. The Lake City Lion’s Club donates the food, prep, and venue.

Kids Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park


This month’s artwork is by Lucia. She drew her picture at last year’s Pinehurstfest. Take a walk to the pocket park and view this fine picture in the kiosk. The park is at NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE. The park is in fine shape after the recent gardening event there. Thanks, Lucia, for sharing your beautiful work!

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please email We’ll put it on mat board donated by FRAMEIT Ltd, 10712 5th Ave NE.

Pinehurst Pub Events

We’ve started some board games and other community events in the past. And talked about others. But I thought it was worth calling out some ongoing events at Boud’s Pinehurst Pub. Partly because I’m there almost every week for Trivia. And think more people should join me. :¬)

  • Monday – Pinehurst Trivia – 8:00 pm
    • $2 / person. Small prizes for winning each round. Winning team takes the cash pot.
  • Tuesday – Pool Tourney (8 Ball) – 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00 pm start
    • $6 / person ($1 to table fees, $5 to cash prize placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Bar matches $40 for the overall pot.
  • Wednesday – Beer Pong – 8:00 pm
    • $5 / 2 person team. 2 tourneys a night. Winning team gets cash pot + each week prizes are raffled off. All players get $5 pitchers of Bud Light or PBR
  • Sunday – Pinehurst Game Night – 8:00 pm
    • Multiple video games setup including tourneys w Street Fighter, Maria Kart, Mortal Kombat on the big screen.

What other events are going on in the neighborhood that people should know about?