Mary Clymer isn’t your typical matchmaker. Not only is the acid callousness and abrasive personality that characterizes many with that moniker (at least if you take your cues from reality television) absent, as the congenial Clymer could carry on an enchanting discourse with a street lamp, but instead of finding “the one”, her mission is to make sure a piece of the lovelorn souls she counsels winds up in the arms (or on the walls, desks, shelves, window sills and night stands) of as many suitors as possible. Continue reading Artisan Matchmaker Seeks to Spark South End Inspired Resurgence in Handcrafted Goods→
Note: RAYS (Renton Area Youth and Family Services) serves families from across South King County including several in the South Seattle area at their Skyway/West Hill location. Originally posted on Rays.com.
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A community was devastated by a horrific collision around 9:30 P.M. on November 22, 2014 as South Seattle resident Leo Almanzor attempted to cross the intersection of Pike Street and 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle and was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver. Mr. Almanzor, 68, had taken the bus from his home in Columbia City and was walking to his job at Washington Athletic Club, where he had worked as a janitor for 17 years. Continue reading Memorial Walk for South Seattle Resident Leo Almanzor→
Their roar against racism was deafening. They railed against the condemning of black lives to draconian prison system. They denounced gentrification as infrastructural warfare waged against those of color. Their analysis of race relations in “America’s most progressive city” was as sobering as it was unsettling to their audience – They were a collection of all white people. Continue reading Free to Dissent: White Anti-Racist Group Upends County at Community Meeting→
This article was originally published in the Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission.
by Reagan Jackson
As a neighborhood between South Seattle’s Columbia City and Rainier Beach, Hillman City has hardly garnered the reputation of being a hotbed for community in the recent past. But change is coming, and with it, new initiatives, businesses and families that are slowly changing the face of the neighborhood. Continue reading “Young Families” De-gentrifying South Seattle?→
Amplifying the Authentic Narratives of South Seattle