Category Archives: Announcement

News Gleam: Metro Seeking Community Input on Rainier Valley RapidRide

collected by Emerald Staff


Starting in late 2024, King County Metro will bring RapidRide to the Rainier Valley.

Metro says that the the new RapidRide R Line will serve the current users of Route 7 with “an improved, more reliable bus service” connecting Downtown Seattle, Chinatown-International District, Little Saigon, Mount Baker, Columbia City, Hillman City, Rainier Valley, and Rainier Beach.  Continue reading News Gleam: Metro Seeking Community Input on Rainier Valley RapidRide

Submit Your Questions to the Emerald’s “Ask a Therapist” Column

by Emerald Staff

South Seattle Emerald Contributors Liz Covey and Roy Fisher are professional counselors ready to answer your questions in a monthly column, “Ask A Therapist.” The two are professionals providing their insight on your anonymous questions.

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Submit Your Questions to the Emerald’s New “Ask a Therapist” Column

by Emerald Staff

The South Seattle Emerald is pleased to announce a monthly column, “Ask A Therapist,” which will answer questions you may have by professional counselors. Have a question about a relationship? Wondering about the struggles of being a parent? Others likely have the same questions, and counselors Liz Covey and Roy Fisher bring years of professional experience to provide their insights.

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Othello Block Party Centers Community, Arts This Saturday

by Emerald Staff

Community is more than just a cluster of residential buildings—it’s the person-to-person connections.

The Othello Block Party is bringing that spirit to South Seattle with a celebration of art, culture, music, and community in the South End. Saturday afternoon and evening, Othello Station will play host to visual and performing arts, supporting artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and organizers.

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Strolling Thunder Washington State

(This is a sponsored post by Children’s Alliance)

Join us for Strolling Thunder™ Washington State

The Children’s Alliance is bringing babies, parents, communities, and advocates together to call attention to what babies—and families—in Washington need to thrive. Giving all babies a strong start in life yields significant returns in the long run through more years of education, more employment, and better health as an adult. We’re hosting a Playdate with community and policymakers in White Center at the Bethaday Community Learning Space to raise awareness amongst advocates and state policymakers to Think Babies—for stronger families, vibrant communities, and a prosperous country and future.

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Farm Fest at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands

(This is a sponsored post by Tilth Alliance)

Join us Saturday, July 21; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. for Farm Fest, a celebration of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands‘ transformation into a hub for urban farming and community in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood! Presented with the Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands.

Join the fun! Festivities will include fun activities for the whole family. Pick blueberries in the food forest, attend cooking demonstrations and learn how to make spring rolls, discover the wetlands with Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, plant seeds with Tiny Tots Development Center, and more. The Common Acre will host a pollinator workshop in the garden and we’ll also be making herb crowns to wear!

While you’re exploring the farm, enjoy bites from food trucks like Where Ya At Matt and Frelard TamalesUmami Kushi will be on site selling ozaku pan, a type of Japanese curry bread. The Farm Fest stage will feature live music all day, including sets from KEXP DJ Stas THEE BossAlma Villegas y AzucarBen Hunter & Joe SeamonsD’Vonne Lewis Trio and a performance by Dance Brazil.

Local businesses and community organizations will be serving up refreshments and providing additional opportunities for getting involved in Rainier Beach.

Learn more and RSVP on the Facebook event!

Durkan Picks Carmen Best as New Seattle Police Chief

by Neal McNamara

(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission.)

SEATTLE, WA — Carmen Best was selected as the new Seattle police chief, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office. Durkan will make the selection official at a press conference scheduled for [today] Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

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#Skyway Games: Cooperation Rules

by Skyway Library and PlaytestNW

April 21 is a very exciting day for Skyway, it is going to be the grand opening of RAYS (Renton Area family & Youth Service) Cynthia A Green Family AND Health Center! In collaboration with Health Point The Cynthia A Green center with now be offering physical health services along with the top-notch social and mental health services they have been supplying to the Skyway community for years. The Skyway Library and Playtest Northwest are THRILLED that we will be able to partner with RAYS’ grand opening celebration with our next Mini Game Day! And we could not have chosen a better theme for this month’s Mini Game Day then Cooperative! Mini-Game Day will take place Saturday, April 21, 12-5pm! Continue reading #Skyway Games: Cooperation Rules

Grammy Nominated Artist Hollis Wong-Wear To Speak At Rainier Beach Scholarship Event

by Clare Meeker

The Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund, named after President Obama’s mother, presents Grammy- nominated artist and community advocate Hollis Wong-Wear as this year’s guest speaker at its 9th Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 22 from 3-5pm at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to help fund-a-scholar are gratefully accepted. Continue reading Grammy Nominated Artist Hollis Wong-Wear To Speak At Rainier Beach Scholarship Event