The Maple Leafer is a small, albeit mighty, neighborhood blog highlighting the goings-on in the Maple Leaf, Green Lake, Wedgwood, Jackson Park, and surrounding neighborhoods.

I started this blog in 2009 because, at the time, there was no neighborhood blog for Maple Leaf / Northgate. I was also hoping to get more involved in my neighborhood, and thought that if I started blogging about my ‘hood, I’d have to get out there and become more engaged in neighborhood happenings.

For those of you who are new to the neighborhood, learn more about Maple Leaf by visiting Wikipedia, or by heading to the SeattlePI.com Maple Leaf highlight.

Got tips? Want to contribute? Send an email to susie@themapleleafer.com.

About the Author
Susie is a former small-town girl enjoying life in the “big” city of Seattle. She grew up in Cashmere, Wash., which is the geographic center of the state and home to almost 3,000 people. Her current home in Maple Leaf has a perfect blend of her old and new life—access to city experiences and a quick trek to downtown and a quiet place to relax after a hard day’s work.

Susie graduated from Seattle University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She took a short break to travel through Europe and volunteer with the Red Cross to aid Hurricane Katrina victims—then hunkered down and became a member of the working world. A former “mathlete” in high school, she now works at a communications and public relations firm that supports incredible causes and advocates for issues that make a difference in the world.

Susie plays co-rec soccer and is running once again after a few ankle reconstruction surgeries. Susie’s also borderline obsessed with her two dogs Riley and Sam (come on, are they not the cutest?), loves game nights with friends and is back in school to get a professional certificate in graphic design.

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