Pink Tour – A Hardware Event by Women for Women

Maple Leaf Ace Hardware is pleased to invite you to an after-hours shopping experience where you can also learn about what we offer & take a tour of our store led by our female staff (a couple of our guys will be here too).

To enhance your shopping enjoyment: Wine. Beer. Cheese. Crackers. Nuts. Bolts. And 5% of Pink Tour sales are donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

By invitation… and this is your invitation. Must be 21 or over and female.

If possible, RSVP by calling 206/522-3324 or email (Or just show up and join in!)

Tuesday, December 6th, from 7pm to 9pm at Maple Leaf Ace Hardware – 9000 Roosevelt Way NE

Winter 2012 NE Parks and Rec Brochure

The Winter 2012 brochure is available for the NE Parks and Rec. It’s quite large since it includes all the community centers in the area so I had trouble linking to it from the site directly. But it’ available on the Seattle Parks Website.

You can also browse courses register online here:

You can get more details (location, hours, link to the brochure again) on the individual websites for each community Center:

As well as info on the pool pages:

New sidewalk completed on NE 115th St

The new sidewalk on NE 115th St is finished! SDOT will be returning soon to plant the two street trees in the planting strip. Since a picture is worth a 1000 words, I refer you to this photograph gallery.

Sidewalk 11/28/2011

One Week Left to Donate to Sock Drive

Remember to take your donations to Treehouse Coffee Co. by December 4th, and don’t forget to have a cuppa!


Early morning shooting

According to the police blotter, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired.

On November 26th, at approximately 1:36 am, 911 callers reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing people running. According to witnesses, the suspect(s) fired from a Volkswagen Passat or similar type vehicle in the 12000 Block of Pinehurst Way NE. North Precinct officers responded and located two of the people seen running. They were interviewed by officers, but it was undetermined if they were the intended targets of the shots fired. Officers searched for the suspect vehicle, but it was not located. It does not appear that any victims were struck, nor was there any property damage located. Officers did recover a shell casing in the 11700 Block of Pinehurst.

Does anyone have more information about what happened?

Kids Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park


Teresa drew this picture at Pinehurstfest this summer. Thanks, Teresa, it looks great in the Pinehurst Pocket Park kiosk!  See it at NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.

If you would like to submit artwork for the Pocket Park, please email We’ll put it on mat board donated by FRAMEIT Ltd, 539 NE Northgate Way.

Pinehurst Shelterhouse Rental


Give Pinehurst T-Shirts for the Holidays

Looking for a holiday gift made locally? Pinehurst Community Council has five Pinehurst T-shirts remaining from Pinehurstfest. All are Adult Large. Low, low price of $10, and all proceeds go to the Council for the neighborhood. If you would like one, please contact First come, first served!

Gingerbread House Decorating Party for North Helpline

Home for the Holidays

Gingerbread House Decorating Party to Benefit North Helpline

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
12736 33rd Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125

First Session at 2:00 PM
Second Session at 4:00 PM

Every family will have a station complete with: Their own gingerbread house, white royal icing, and a selection of candy.

Enjoy coffee, cookies, and cocoa included in cost of event.
Live holiday music and a chance to have your photo taken with Santa or your finished gingerbread house!

Advanced tickets available for $35.00 at
or RSVP via email at
Questions? Call 206-367-3477

The flier is available here.

Crime Report

Here is a crime report from our SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator, Terrie Johnston:

Residential Burglaries are occurring with more frequency in the Lincoln Sector of the North Precinct (Pinehurst; Lake City Way; Maple Leaf; View Ridge; Wedgwood; Ravenna/Bryant, et al)  The precinct commanders are aware, and are staffing accordingly.  Our Burglary Theft detectives are proactively working leads, and are also out in the field.  Please take a moment to review some basic burglary prevention measures:

Most of the burglaries are occurring during daytime hours (from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.).  If you are home, and someone knocks on your door, please answer the door, don’t open it.  There is a difference.  Since many criminals are looking for houses w/no one home, it is important to let them know someone is there!

If you have a home office, or a room with big screen TVs and computers that can be seen from the street, close the curtains/blinds in those areas when you are gone.  Electronics, jewelry, and small portable items are popular.

Lock up your ladders; or store them in a garage.     Use motion-sensitive lighting when appropriate.

Can first responders find your address?  Seconds matter when you’ve called 9-1-1, so help us out.

We still like front porch lights on from dusk until dawn.    Use the locks and latches you have, even if you are only going to be gone for a little while.

Please report anything suspicious to 911.  Most burglars are apprehended by a watchful neighbor (your best alarm) who called 9-1-1 with good descriptions.

Remember 911 is not just for emergencies anymore.  See something, say something!

Remember to keep your Block Watches active and I can assist you with this.  If you want a free home security survey, contact me (206-684-7711 or )