Lake Union, our charming, chaotic and calming jewel, is full of surprises

The city’s jewel of a waterway plays a vital role in Seattle’s industry, travel, recreation — and identity.

PADDLERS, FLOATING PICNICKERS and apprentice pirates, please take note: Even inside the cozy-crazy confines of Seattle’s Lake Union, normal rules of maritime passage apply.

Sort of.

By that we mean: Sailing vessels, […]

Coming soon: Fly from Seattle’s Lake Union to Vancouver B.C.

For those who can afford it, travel between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia may get a lot easier next spring.

Vancouver’s Harbour Air and Seattle’s Kenmore Air are slated to start direct flights in the spring between Seattle’s Lake Union and Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, according to a report by the Vancouver Sun.

Eastlake Community Council September/October events

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities.

Public meeting with the Police Department about public safety issues in Eastlake – Tues., Sept. 19  6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Agora Conference Center, 1551 Eastlake Ave. (at south end of neighborhood). Please also send your concerns to ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.

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Gleaming South Lake Union apartments stand on the site of an early Seattle dump

THEN: A city dump was created at the southwest corner of Lake Union in 1914, a year before this photo was taken. (Courtesy Museum of History & Industry)

WHEN THIS “THEN” photo is enlarged, I count 18 teamsters grouped with their trash wagons across the pond, looking directly at the […]

South Lake Union Block Party 2017

Obliteride rolls by Lake Union August 13

photo credit: Obliteride

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride, the ride to end cancer is marking its 5th anniversary and is bigger than ever. About 2,000 riders are participating to raise money for cancer research at Fred Hutch. Hundreds of riders will spin by Lake Union on August 13.

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City starts $4.3 million repair of South Lake Union bridge

If you’ve looked around the Lake Union Park in recent years, you’ve noticed quite a few birds.  There’s the geese, the cranes, and one lame duck.

But that duck is about to move again or at least move people.  The city began this week its long delayed work,on a relatively new pedestrian bridge.  The […]

Eastlake Community Council July/August events

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities. Background is in the links and in the Summer Eastlake News.

Eastlake Summer Cruise on the Islander – Thurs., July 13  Tour the Ship Canal, Lake Union, Portage and Union Bays, and Lake Washington on the historic ferry the Islander. Boarding begins at […]

Grilled Cheese on Wheels Expands to South Lake Union

Hoping to capitalize on the still-booming South Lake Union scene, The Grilled Cheese Experience food truck has opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant to complement its melty mobile operations.

The restaurant landed last month at 434A Yale Ave N, near REI and the frenzied Amazonia construction zone. Owner Mark Amatangelo says he’s long looked to […]

Eastlake Community Council Spring Events

Trees in Eastlake: Why are they disappearing? Wed., April 26, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. Experts will talk about the benefits of trees and how various current public policies are threatening trees in parks, along streets and other public rights of way, and on private lands. Speakers include from the Seattle […]