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This Weekend in South Seattle: BAAMFEST, Cierra Sisters Health Fair, and Latinx/Latina/Latino Pride

Friday, July 21st

Movies: Opening: Valarian And The City of a Thousand PlanetsDetails: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha – an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.– Showings: 12:40pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend in South Seattle: BAAMFEST, Cierra Sisters Health Fair, and Latinx/Latina/Latino Pride

Locally Grown: A Rainier Beach Power Couple

By Kris Kendall

Spend a few minutes talking with Rainier Beach residents Yvette Dinish Kenney and Tyrone Kenney and it’s nearly impossible not to feel inspired.

She’s a Seattle native, retired after a career as a network engineer for the City of Seattle. He’s a transplant from Georgia who worked as a radio disc jockey, now hoping to re-start the cleaning business he put on hold after a near-fatal car accident. Both spend much of their free time volunteering here in the neighborhood. I’m pretty convinced they have super powers. Continue reading Locally Grown: A Rainier Beach Power Couple

Scholarship Honoring Obama’s Mother Recognizes Rainier Beach and Mercer Island Grads

by Clare Meeker

On May 20, the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund held its 8th annual awards ceremony at the Northwest African American Museum.

For the first time in its history, the Fund awarded a scholarship to a Rainier Beach High student. Continue reading Scholarship Honoring Obama’s Mother Recognizes Rainier Beach and Mercer Island Grads

Neighborhood News Gleams: South End Movie Series Galore, No Serious Injuries in Skyway Fire, and Bias Free Policing Bill Moves Forward

collected by Antonio Foster

South Seattle Outdoor Movie Series

South End movie lovers eager to enjoy the outdoors and a good film are in luck this summer. The Columbia City, Othello and Skyway neighborhoods are all hosting outdoor movie series this season. The cinema series are free, and take place during the weekend. More information, locations and a full schedule of dates are below: Continue reading Neighborhood News Gleams: South End Movie Series Galore, No Serious Injuries in Skyway Fire, and Bias Free Policing Bill Moves Forward

Mercy Housing’s New Transit-Oriented Complex Already At Capacity

by Kelsey Hamlin

Near the Link light rail’s Othello Station, a passerby can easily spot a new red and grey apartment building called Othello Plaza, seemingly compatible with the other developments directly surrounding it.

However, Othello Plaza is considered affordable, received over 2,000 applications and only accepted approximately 100. Othello Plaza is now full, containing 53 two-bedrooms and 10 three-bedrooms. Continue reading Mercy Housing’s New Transit-Oriented Complex Already At Capacity

Ambiguous Past Behind, New Chapter Ahead For Columbia City Theater

by Will Sweger

The general manager of Columbia City Theater, Lara Lavi, paced back and forth in the empty cabaret talking on her phone. On the other end of the line was a contractor, haggling about the price of one of the numerous repairs the theater needs. “It’s impossible to get funding for a closed venue. The doors have to stay open,” she said, more than once. Continue reading Ambiguous Past Behind, New Chapter Ahead For Columbia City Theater

Othello Village Residents Concerned With Seattle’s Shift Away From Transitional Housing

by Kelsey Hamlin

Walk in to the South End’s Othello Village, and you’ll find tiny homes with charming scarecrows perched in little gardens, children, and an open building with a cardboard plaque labeled “security office.” Continue reading Othello Village Residents Concerned With Seattle’s Shift Away From Transitional Housing