by Will Sweger
Sunday morning, hundreds of motorcyclists, bedecked in their dapper finest, will ride across the city on classic motorcycles and scooters. They’ll be part of a world-wide charity effort called the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride which raises money for prostate cancer research and men’s suicide-prevention services. Continue reading Seattle Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Raises Funds for Men’s Health
by Sharon H Chang
At Leschi Elementary on Friday morning the air was cool but the sun was shining bright and crisp. Here and there “Leschi [heart] Black Lives” t-shirts moved down sidewalks and across the schoolyard. Under a blue sky that stretched over Seattle, students, staff and faculty lined up for bell time with more anticipation than usual. Continue reading POC Professionals Greet Students With High 5s, Positivity at Annual Event
by Susan Fried
Fridays are typically bustling at the Rainier Valley Food Book (RVFB). The final day of most people’s work weeks is just the beginning for Food Bank workers who hustle to unload and stock just delivered produce and toiletries. Continue reading Food Bank Benefits From Day of Caring
by Kelsey Hamlin
Last Monday, for the third time this year, Alesia Cannady put on her beloved Skyway “Love Train,” a community block party and gathering.
From two streets away, the music played faintly, but once arriving at Cannady’s house it was bumping. There was an ice cream truck parked at the end of the street and orange traffic cones marked play stations. There were jump ropes, frisbees and chalk. Community businesses and churches tabled along the sides. Continue reading Love Train Rumbles On for Skyway Community Again
by Erica C. Barnett
Plans to turn some of the land immediately adjacent to the Rainier Beach light rail station into the centerpiece of a new “food innovation district”—a proposed network of food businesses and food-related activities aimed at creating living-wage jobs and preventing displacement in the Rainier Valley—remain stalled, after a property that advocates hoped would serve as the hub for that district sold last month to a company controlled by a local landlord who owns numerous single-family homes in the area. Continue reading Empty Lots Abound: Why Are There So Many Vacant Properties Near Rainier Beach Light Rail?
by Alex Garland
Shakespeare called them early kingdoms. Seattleites battling inferno-like temperatures called them air-conditioned sanctuaries this summer. Procrastinating students will most likely call them a late night life-saver when rushing to homework due the next morning. Continue reading The Libraries of South Seattle
by Jenny Frankl
What does getting your blood pressure taken, giving blood, getting a free flu shot, making veggie smoothies, picking up a few groceries, and taking a picture with your favorite Seahawks player all have in common? Continue reading Can Seahawk’s Cliff Avril Get Your Kid to Eat Their Vegetables?