Category Archives: Announcement

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 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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Sound Transit Drops Initial Card Fee for Disabled, Senior, and Low-Income Riders

by Brian Bergen-Aurand

The first one is free. After that, they’re still three dollars each. But transportation officials and advocates alike believe it’s a step in the right direction.

In a move to encourage more riders to enroll in ORCA card programs in the Puget Sound region, Sound Transit officials announced that they have made initial ORCA cards free for senior, disabled, and low-income riders when they join.

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