Body of man missing in Lake Union found; family identifies him

SEATTLE — Police on Monday found the body of a 36-year-old man who was reported missing early Sunday morning on Lake Union.

The Police Department’s harbor unit recovered the body using sonar.

Friends and family identified the victim as Yetbarek Demoze of Seattle.

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LimeBike launches in Seattle

Bike share is back in Seattle, and it’s better than ever.

This week, LimeBike hit Seattle’s streets to transform urban mobility, provide a first/last mile option to commuters, and a sustainable way to address our community’s quickly growing population and its transportation needs.

LimeBike was “built for Seattle” and is set to offer bikes that are specifically designed for the city’s hilly terrain and weather, including 8 gears (yes, those hills!) and sealed brakes that keep our riders safe, as well as smart features like GPS self-locking mechanisms, anti-theft alarms, and dockless parking.

Users will be able to identify a bike on the street through the smartphone app with just two taps, have access to $1 rides and the ease of dockless parking. LimeBike is ready to make bike sharing in Seattle widely available with an affordable, station-less, subsidy-free network.

Come test ride a LimeBike at the following locations this weekend and receive special giveaways, just for Seattle!

 

  • Friday, 7/21 12PM-7PM  Seattle Center, 2nd Ave N and August Wilson Way  (between fountain and key arena)
  • Saturday, 7/22 12PM-7PM Seattle Center, 2nd Ave N and August Wilson Way  (between fountain and key arena)
  • Sunday, 7/23 11AM-3PM Fremont Market 11AM-3PM (west end)

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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 span, just 108-feet long, opened in 2007 and was part of the major renovation that produced the park in 2010.

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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 5:30 p.m. at 1611 Fairview Ave. E., with departure at 6:30 p.m., and return at 8:30.  Price is $20 (kids up to 6 years are free, but only if they are pre-registered). Includes dinner, salad, and dessert (vegan options).  Tickets on-line by clicking here (or search on brownpapertickets.com for Eastlake Summer Cruise), by phone at 1-800-838-3006, or in person at the Brown Paper Tickets office, 220 Nickerson St. Sponsored by the Eastlake Community Council, which will be accepting donations for the University District Food Bank for the needy in Eastlake and nearby neighborhoods.

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Pomodoro Ristorante

2366 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: 206–324–3160
www.pomodoro.net
Tues–Thurs 5:30 pm–11:30 pm
Fri–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
Sunday 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Monday: closed
Rating:
****
Ratings guide:
**** extraordinary
*** excellent
** good
* fair
The Pomodoro Ristorante could be the very definition of your hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Perhaps the smallest space you will ever enter for fine dining, the chef’s talent and history compensate for feeling as though you are dining with the people seated at the next table. If you don’t mind being crowded on busy nights, reservations to this Spanish/Italian restaurant promise an evening of elegantly crafted food that takes you away to another place.

Seattle’s newest boom and the wealth it has created are thrilling — and unsettling

Cranes punctuate the view of the booming South Lake Union neighborhood for patrons enjoying the rooftop deck at Mbar restaurant on a warm summer night. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

Cranes punctuate the view of the booming South Lake Union neighborhood for patrons enjoying the rooftop deck at Mbar restaurant on a warm summer night. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

The Klondike gold rush, the postwar Boeing boom, the dot-com bubble … we’ve been here before. But while some prosper, others struggle to survive in Seattle. Can we learn from history and find a balance?

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Amazon-leased ​building in South Lake Union sells for $81.5 million

In October 2016, Amazon leased all of the office space in 428 Westlake Ave. N. in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

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Ara Pilates opens in South Lake Union

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Welcome to our friends at Ara Pilates!
Ara Pilates is a intimate, boutique studio conveniently located in the heart of South Lake Union. The studio is a beautiful loft inspired space, equipped with state of the art Balanced Body equipment. At Ara Pilates, we stay informed with current medical research to ensure proper biomechanics and efficiency of safe movement. Each session is personally tailored to your body, lifestyle, and goals. Dedicated to creating a peaceful space to enrich your experience, Ara Pilates books only one session at a time. We are committed to premier instruction, attention to alignment, form, mindfulness and efficiency of movement promoting exceptional health.  arapilates.com

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Where’s Eddy?

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Eddy the Irish setter practically holds court on the block where he lives. He’s such a big huggable lug of a bearish dog that he’s known to the neighborhood as Eddy the Teddy.
By his fifth birthday last summer, his magical effect on people had convinced his owner Robyn to enroll him in therapy dog classes, so that he could officially grace hospitals and other institutions with his presence.

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Eastlake community events June/July 2017

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities. Background is in the links and in the Summer Eastlake News (on-line; also being hand-delivered by 40+ intrepid volunteers).

 Public meeting with Police Department representatives about Eastlake’s public safety priorities; planning for July 4; and emergency preparedness — Tues., June 13  7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Avenue East. The West Precinct community policing team regularly asks Eastlake residents and businesses our policing priorities. Please bring yours (and/or send to ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org). Also at this meeting, be briefed and pose questions and suggestions regarding the Police Department’s planning for crowds, traffic, and parking in Eastlake on July 4.  Meeting concludes with ongoing efforts and opportunities to make Eastlake safer in emergencies and disasters. For background, see pp. 6 and 16 of the Summer Eastlake News or click here about public safety & July 4; and here about emergency preparedness.  Meeting is sponsored by ECC.

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