Category Archives: Community

The New Reach of Records: Georgetown Records’ Vinyl Renaissance

by Jake Uitti   

It is no secret: the music business—especially when it comes to the physical printings of music—is on tenuous footing. As Justin Timberlake elucidated so clearly with his Sean Parker character in the 2010 movie The Social Network, no one wants to buy a Tower Records. And, more recently, as famed record producer Jimmy Iovine said, music streaming is “not a great business.” Yeesh! But, for Seattleites, there may be a new example to look to, a new hope: Georgetown Records. Recently, the humble store, co-owned and operated by Martin Imbach, extended its reach well beyond what it had previously thought possible. Continue reading The New Reach of Records: Georgetown Records’ Vinyl Renaissance

News Gleams: Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship For Rainier Beach Grads, Funding for Anti-Displacement Projects, And World Dance Party

collected by Antonio Foster and Will Sweger

 

Scholarship Opportunity for Graduating Rainier Beach High Women

Calling all 2018 graduating senior women at Rainier Beach High School, the Stanley Ann Dunham Fund has opened its application period for this year’s $5000 Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship.

The application can be submitted online at thewashboard.org. (Input a search for the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship.) Or you can mail a hard copy of the application, available at RBHS’ Counselor’s Office, or download a copy from their website at stanleyanndunhamfund.org/applyMaterials must be submitted by March 15, 2018.  Continue reading News Gleams: Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship For Rainier Beach Grads, Funding for Anti-Displacement Projects, And World Dance Party

State’s Largest Planet Fitness Lands In Rainier Beach

by Antonio Foster

Those forthcoming resolutions to get in better shape may have just gotten a little easier for South Seattle residents.

After more than two years of planning, and six months of heavy renovations, Planet Fitness officially opened in the Rainier Beach neighborhood last Thursday, making it the second in the city and first of the low-cost fitness chains to open in South Seattle. Continue reading State’s Largest Planet Fitness Lands In Rainier Beach

Twas the Night Before Josh Day

by Josh (Jamil Suleman)

‘Twas the night before Josh Day, and all through the Hood,

Not a Police siren rang, for once it was all good;

The People all came, from every which way,

To celebrate one another: Black, White, Straight and Gay;

They all came together, just like one big troop,

And decided that they would pitch in to cook soup;

Everyone was excited, the neighbors were pumped,

They cooked, and they served, and they ate a big lunch! Continue reading Twas the Night Before Josh Day

Organizers Rally for Beacon Hill Elder “Little Dove” John

by Will Sweger

(updated 12/21/17 @ 8:41pm)

On alternating Wednesdays, a group of community members gather in a converted church. A young woman named Hodan Hassan facilitates the assembly. With Bahn Mi or pizza and sometimes children playing in the recesses, the meetings take on the air of a carnival. Yet the topic of discussion remains dire. Continue reading Organizers Rally for Beacon Hill Elder “Little Dove” John