10 Tips to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution to Get in Shape

by Emily Wiliamson

Photo Credit: Rainier Health and Fitness
Photo Credit: Rainier Health and Fitness

Like most gyms, January marks the busiest month of the year for Rainier Health & Fitness. We’re saddened, however, to see many members slack off after a few weeks. Rather than getting fit through extreme diets or intense weight loss plans, we encourage people to develop lifestyle changes that they keep year-round. Continue reading 10 Tips to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution to Get in Shape

Memorial Walk for South Seattle Resident Leo Almanzor

This post is sponsored by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

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

This Weekend In South Seattle: Experience the Finland Phenomenon, March for Peace, and Watch the Hawks Crush the Packers

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Collected by Michael Alexander

Friday, January 16th

Movies: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies Presents: The Finland PhenomenonDetails:Finland students score amongst the very highest on achievement tests. What are they doing right? Can their philosophy and methodologies of teaching teach us something? Will they successfully transfer to our schools. A discussion with Education Advocate Jesse Hagopian of Garfield HS and Sharon Peaslee VP of the Seattle School Board will follow the movie . -Time:  Doors open at 6:15pm. Film starts at 7:00pm- Where: The Garden House 2336 15th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144  – More Info: http://www.beacon-arts.org Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Experience the Finland Phenomenon, March for Peace, and Watch the Hawks Crush the Packers

Free to Dissent: White Anti-Racist Group Upends County at Community Meeting

by Marcus Harrison Green, columnist

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

“Young Families” De-gentrifying South Seattle?

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?

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