by Chetanya Robinson
Girmay Zahilay, the King County Council’s newest member, chose to be sworn into office on Sunday evening at Franklin High School, a place close to his heart. It was a place where Zahilay, born in Sudan to Ethiopian refugees and raised in the South End, found himself and found community. Continue reading Girmay Zahilay Sworn in as Newest County Councilmember at Franklin High School
by Carolyn Bick
During the holidays, most indoor public spaces have one thing in common: they’re closed. And while that’s not usually a problem for those who have homes, it is a problem for those without them.
Continue reading Holiday Closures Could Leave City’s Unsheltered In The Cold
by Jessie McKenna
This article first appeared as the third part of a series of blog posts for Rainier Ave Business Coalition (RainierABC).
Emma’s BBQ has been treating southeast Seattle to the rich and oh-so-satisfying tastes and textures of traditional southern cooking—leaving no expectation unsatisfied—for three years, but the (secret) recipes were created in the actual South by “Momma Emma” Thomas a generation ago and have been passed down to current generations. Some menu items might be a little heart-healthier than they once were, says owner, Tess Thomas. “Through the years we may have tweaked a recipe,” says Tess, but the family gives all the credit to Momma Emma for the flavors of Emma’s BBQ. Continue reading Southern Matriarch’s Legacy of Food, Family, and Generosity Lives at Emma’s BBQ
by Susan Fried
Andre’ Franklin currently works with the Teen and Young Adult Unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation but back when he was in middle school, in the mid 1990’s, he took advantage of an innovative program started by the Parks Department, the Teen Late Night Program. Continue reading Teen Late Night Program Celebrates 30 Years of Youth Engagement
by Sharon H. Chang
The crowd was so huge at the premiere of Fujitaro Kubota and His Garden at Ark Lodge Cinemas last week that a second screening was added and some eager theatergoers were turned away. The turnout of 150 viewers was overwhelming, said Joy Okazaki, Board President of the Kubota Garden Foundation which produced the film, but also overwhelmingly positive. “We know that people love the garden and knew telling the story of the garden was long overdue,” said Okazaki, amazed. “This confirmed for us how important it is to get that story out there.” Continue reading Premiere of Kubota Garden Documentary Draws Huge Crowd, Prompts Second Showing
by Carolyn Bick
From declaring that they put the ‘ho’ in ‘holiday’ to cheekily taking Amazon to task to listing the various woes I-90 commuters face, the Beaconettes lit up the Columbia City Gallery on the evening of Dec. 14, performing as part of the Columbia City Caroling Extravaganza. Continue reading Beaconettes Serenade the Season With Columbia City Caroling
by Carolyn Bick
G burst into giggles, as the cup he was holding to measure flour tumbled into the bag, sending up a poof of fine, white powder. His workshop teacher, Aileen Mattsen, and fellow workshop student Arushi Mittal, couldn’t help themselves, and burst into laughter. Continue reading Workshop Helps Visually Impaired Create Holiday Scrumptiousness