Category Archives: Community

South Seattle Pizza Showdown: Pagliacci Brings Its Established Reputation to the South End

by Rosalind Brazel

(This is the second article in our series profiling South Seattle’s best pizza places)

A revival has come to the corner of Rainier Avenue and Ferdinand in Columbia City. A space that had its wanes and waxes in the past just got the new moon it was looking for. Pagliacci Pizza has moved in and offers a different take on pizza then its cross-street competitor. Pagliacci serves a quick, affordable but tasty meal with their menu of revolving slice options and craftily constructed salads. Customers step to a glass window to select from four different pizzas. Two out-of-the-box options include ingredients like artichokes, goat cheese, squash, cured pork loin, exotic herbs, and sometimes seasonal fruit, like this summer’s popular Peachza Primo. That’s exactly what it sounds like: a pizza with peaches. Continue reading South Seattle Pizza Showdown: Pagliacci Brings Its Established Reputation to the South End

Prepare for School Bell Time Changes, Early Dismissal Wednesdays

by Erin Okuno

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) are changing their start and end times this year adding 20-minutes to the school day. Students will also be released early on Wednesdays.

The additional 20-minutes per day brings SPS more in line with other school districts across the region. This change was planned as part of the most recent teacher’s union contract. Continue reading Prepare for School Bell Time Changes, Early Dismissal Wednesdays

Neighborhood News Gleams

collected by Antonio Foster

Invest in Youth Seeks Tutors

Seattle based non-profit, Invest in Youth  is seeking tutors for elementary age students.

The organization  is currently looking for  role models to work one-on-one with elementary students at local schools, including Roxhill Elementary, Madrona Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Daniel Bagley Elementary and Beacon Hill International.

Tutoring begins the second week of October, runs through May and takes place once every week at each school. Continue reading Neighborhood News Gleams

Neighborhood News Gleams: SDOT Seeking Input on Rainier Ave Safety, City Funds 5 South End Community Projects, and Constantine Proposes Flat Bus Fare

collected by Antonio Foster

SDOT Still Seeking Community Input on Rainier Avenue Safety Project

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is seeking input on the second phase of safety improvements along Rainier Ave S from S Kenny St to S Henderson St, as part of Seattle’s Vision Zero effort to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. Continue reading Neighborhood News Gleams: SDOT Seeking Input on Rainier Ave Safety, City Funds 5 South End Community Projects, and Constantine Proposes Flat Bus Fare

Othello’s Cafe Red, Hub for Coffee and Community Interchange

by Marcus Harrison Green

Lefty-leaning magazines like Dissent layer table tops, while amateur surrealist paintings adorn the walls, and acid jazz hums through the air. Mix in the comfy sofa with the nostril-tickling aroma from java beans, and the site could be most any South Seattle living room.

This, however, is the Othello neighborhood’s newly opened Café Red and the deliberate domestic vibe is owners Jesiah Wurtz and Haley Williams doing. The two see their shop not as a coffee refuel station but a pedestrian community center. Continue reading Othello’s Cafe Red, Hub for Coffee and Community Interchange

South Seattleites Flock to Seward Park to Witness Solar Eclipse

by Brett Hamil and Alex Garland

South Seattleites eager to witness Monday morning’s solar eclipse gathered at Seward Park on the banks of Lake Washington. Arrayed over the grass facing Mt. Rainier to the south with an unobstructed view of the impending astronomical event, people sat on blankets, lawn chairs, and inflatable loungers. The scene had the expectant, wholesome vibe of a family-friendly outdoor concert. Continue reading South Seattleites Flock to Seward Park to Witness Solar Eclipse

After Decades-long Wait, Parade Returns to Skyway

by Susan Fried

After nearly two decades the Skyway neighborhood finally got its parade back. On Saturday morning the unincorporated area of King County (though it maintains a Seattle address) transformed its Renton Avenue into a raucous street festival. Judging by Saturday’s attendance, crowd exuberance, and participation, community members most likely won’t have to wait twenty years for another one.  Continue reading After Decades-long Wait, Parade Returns to Skyway