Category Archives: Photo Essay

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

Weekend Review: BAAMFest, WNBA All-Stars, and Wandering & Wondering

by Susan Fried  

South Seattle brims with eclecticism and this past weekend was no exception. Neighborhoods in the city’s most diverse area hosted some of the WNBA’s top talent prior to their annual All-Star Game, BAAMFest  (The Capitol Hill Block Party’s burgeoning South End rival), The Cierra Sisters Health Fair, and Kubota Garden’s Wandering & Wondering showcase. Continue reading Weekend Review: BAAMFest, WNBA All-Stars, and Wandering & Wondering

Hundreds Celebrate New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

by Susan Fried (words and photos)

A beautiful sunny day greeted hundreds of family, friends and well wishers attending July 4th’s 2017 Naturalization Ceremony at Seattle Center.  Through rain or sunshine, the Center has hosted the event for more than 33 years. Tuesday morning’s festivities saw 506 people from 67 countries officially become US Citizens.   Continue reading Hundreds Celebrate New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

South End Weekend Review

by Susan Fried

Try telling South Seattlites summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20th. From Rainier Beach to Mt. Baker, this weekend saw locals taking full advantage of the city’s recent balmy weather.

On Friday one of Seattle’s most popular ice cream purveyors opened a branch in Columbia City, giving kids free cones for the first couple hours. Continue reading South End Weekend Review