Category Archives: South End Life

Trip to North Cascades Highlights Diversity Outdoors

by Will Sweger

On a sunny Saturday morning, a group of people who had never met formed a circle in a forest. One by one, they shared what they hoped to get from spending the day touring Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. Some expressed a desire to learn more about history, others were there to meet new friends, still others just wanted to explore their surroundings.

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Rainier Beach Urban Farm Celebrates Improvements to Farm and Trail

by Susan Fried

More than 800 people visited the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday, July 21, for the inaugural Farm Fest, a celebration and opportunity to see some of the improvements Seattle’s largest urban farm has gone through over the last year following the construction of a new kitchen, office, and classroom spaces and updates to the farm and nature trail.

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Seattle Betsuin Temple Celebrates 86th Annual Bon Odori Festival

by Carolyn Bick

Colorful ribbons of sticky syrup trailed down children’s chins as their spoonfuls of shaved ice rapidly melted beneath a warm sun. Nearby, teens helped one another dress in yukata, Japanese summer garments made of light cotton, and settled with their families under tents to enjoy the night’s festivities.

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Skyway Repair Café Provides Community Space, Second Chance for Broken Items

by Max Wasserman

Barb Horton started fixing things because it was considered a “boy job,” and boy jobs paid better in 1975.

Horton was then studying at the University of Washington to be a teacher. To pay for her education, she maintained postage printing machines, but her career path changed when she was hired full-time by a company that produced the devices.

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South Seattle Celebrates Second Official Latinx Pride Festival

by Chloe Collyer

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Crowds gather in the Plaza Roberto Maestas, during the first annual Latinx Pride event.

Under a warm summer sun, Ray Corona stood on a stage bursting with color.

“I want to talk about why we use the term ‘Latinx,’” Corona said to the crowd. “Part of the reason why we use the term ‘Latinx’ is because it’s a non-gendered term, and it’s [used] to highlight diversity in our community and to highlight transgender individuals and non-binary individuals.”

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MC Ray Corona, right, takes a selfie with a friend.

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THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—QTPOC Night at the Collab, “Day Shift” Dance Party at NAAM, Imagine Africatown, and more!

Friday, July 13th:

Open Mic/Performance: Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase
Respect The Culture Presents Vol. 17 of Legacy Fridays (occurs second Fridays monthly), hosted by Suntonio Bandanaz w/ DJ Neebor (Robbin Neebor Clemente). Featured performers tonight are TBD. Limited sign-up performer slots available (arrive early!). ALL AGES
Time: 6 PM–12 AM
Where: Cypher Cafe at Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Cost: FREE

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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