Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:42 PM
King County Metro Transit will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules over the Thanksgiving holiday and during several holiday periods through January, including a full week of reduced service at the end of December.
  • King County Metro Transit will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules over the Thanksgiving holiday and during several holiday periods through January, including a full week of reduced service at the end of December. 
  • Preparing for even bigger holiday celebrations
    Walking through the Magnolia Village, you may have noticed something different. For the first time ever, the village has Christmas lights wrapped around all of the trees. 
  • Traffic may ease in time for holiday shopping
    The most daunting task of the holiday season can often be navigating through congestion on the streets and parking lots, just to get to the store to begin the ordeal of shopping.  
  • A list of the major crimes that happened in Queen Anne and Magnolia last week.  
  • No garbage, food- and yard-waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 27. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  
  • On the weekend of Dec. 6 and 7, Fifth Avenue North between Broad and Harrison streets will fully close in both directions as crews remove sidewalk and pavement for replacement. 
  • One northbound lane of Aurora Avenue, between Ward and Comstock streets, will remain closed for up to two weeks as Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) works to repair a broken sewer line.  
  • Residents and businesses around the Smith Cove area received notice last week from the Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Wastewater Treatment Division about work to build a 12-foot-deep slab as the base of the new combined sewer overflow tank. 
  • Beginning this Saturday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m., 15th Avenue West will close to all traffic between West Dravus and Emerson streets to complete work on the West Emerson Overpass Repair Project. All lanes will reopen by Sunday, Nov. 23, at 7 a.m.  
  • Land use permit applications and decisions for Queen Anne and Magnolia.  
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation is restricting southbound Dexter Avenue North to one lane between Roy and Mercer streets between 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, and 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. This closure will accommodate the removal of barriers within the roadway.   
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation is restricting westbound Mercer Street to one lane between Sixth and Fifth avenues North this evening, Tuesday, Nov. 18, due to a leaking water main in the roadway.  
  • Parents outraged by proposed sobriety school next to John Hay Elementary
    Queen Anne parents are outraged by Seattle Public Schools’ (SPS) recently revealed decision to put an Interagency Recovery Program school in the former Queen Anne High School gym (215 Galer St.), across the street from John Hay Elementary School. 
  • What Prop. 1’s passage means for bus commute
    In the Nov. 4 elections, Seattle’s Proposition 1 passed with 62 percent of the vote. The proposition, which will create a $60 car-tab fee and a 0.1-percent sales-tax increase, will fund King County Metro service within Seattle. 
  • Get updates from the Queen Anne Helpline and Queen Anne Chamber in this month's Community Corner.  
  • Read the Police Blotter for a list of crimes that happened in Queen Anne and Magnolia last week.  
  • Seattle Public Utilities crews will perform an emergency repair to remove debris and clear a blocked sewer line, starting Tuesday, Nov. 18, until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.  
  • Nature Conservancy honors John Rose
    Queen Anne resident John Rose was recently recognized by The Nature Conservancy with the Oak Leaf Award for his volunteer leadership on behalf of the Conservancy’s mission to protect the lands and waters. 
  • Did you know that most landslides occur between the months of October and April? And that 86 percent of landslides are caused to some extent by human activity?  
  • Last week, Queen Anne residents noticed some late-night and early morning construction noise that was putting them on edge. The noise came from scaffolding that was put up at the Gilbert Apartment building (1529 Queen Anne Ave. N.) for painting work.  
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