Category Archives: South End Life

Weekend Review: Heritage Parade, Back 2 School Bash, and Othello International Music & Arts Festival

by Susan Fried

In arguably South Seattle’s most event-packed weekend this summer, the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade transformed Rainier Avenue into a playground for a day, the Rainier Beach Back 2 School Bash provided supplies and motivation for South End students for the upcoming school year, and the Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival showcased the area’s vast diversity through song, dance, food, and (of course) a camel petting zoo. Continue reading Weekend Review: Heritage Parade, Back 2 School Bash, and Othello International Music & Arts Festival

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

This Weekend in South Seattle: Rhythms of the Sole, Honk! Fest, and “Beautiful Music” Potluck

Friday, June 2nd

Movies: Opening: Wonder WomanDetails: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.– Showings: 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend in South Seattle: Rhythms of the Sole, Honk! Fest, and “Beautiful Music” Potluck

T-Time: Chef T’s Top Picks for South End Sambusa

by Tarik Abdullah 

Savory, spicy, crunchy, oily (at times). These are the characteristics that I expect to get from a sambusa. A triangular shaped piece of dough that is prepared from east Africa to India to Turkey and others, each country with different ingredients but have the same goal fast and cheap. Now mind you I did not forget about the samosa but that will be for another day on Indian cuisine. Continue reading T-Time: Chef T’s Top Picks for South End Sambusa

Even with Changes, South Seattle is Ground Zero for Utility Shutoffs

by Erica C. Barnett

Earlier this year, the West Seattle Helpline, which provides financial assistance to people who need help paying their utility bills, learned about a troubling change the city’s two utilities, Seattle City Light (City Light) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), were making as part of their transition to a new joint billing and customer contact system. Continue reading Even with Changes, South Seattle is Ground Zero for Utility Shutoffs

The Kids Are Alright, For Now

by Kris Kendall

At work last Wednesday, a palpable gloom thickened the air. I don’t know the political leanings of all my coworkers, but it was easy to spot those disheartened or shocked by the outcome of the election. We shared stories of Election Day parties that went from cautious optimism to teary wake as the exit poll numbers showed what is now the stark reality: President Trump. Continue reading The Kids Are Alright, For Now

Community Comes Alive to Build Playground for Beacon Hill Kids

by Erin Okuno

One word comes to mind in thinking about the playground that was built at Beacon Hill International School – Community. At the end of last school year, due to vandalism and age, the former playground was torn out and the students were left with a pile of woodchips and a flat surface to play on. Last Wednesday, a new playground was built thanks to community effort. Continue reading Community Comes Alive to Build Playground for Beacon Hill Kids