Tag Archives: Columbia City

Beyond the Classroom: Homework Help Programs in South Seattle Libraries Cater to ELL Students

by Megan Saunders

On an unusually sunny early April day, the Rainier Beach branch of the Seattle Public Library is bustling with young children hauling large backpacks into a glass-paned room. There is homework to be done. Continue reading Beyond the Classroom: Homework Help Programs in South Seattle Libraries Cater to ELL Students

Music Education is Ageless at Jazz Night School in Columbia City

by Emily Gilbert

In a room full of jazz musicians ranging in age from their 20s to 60s, everyone is looking at one man, Erik Hanson, the leader of Big Band Blue and Executive Director of Jazz Night School.

The school, based out of its new location on Rainier Avenue South in Columbia City since January 2017, welcomes musicians of all ages to learn jazz. Continue reading Music Education is Ageless at Jazz Night School in Columbia City

Op-Ed: The Road Diet Starts at My House

by Paul Nelson

The Road Diet Starts at My House

It’s a regular part of the soundscape from the swinging Angeline at 4801 Rainier Av S. The Rainier Avenue South “Road Diet” – designed and engineered by the Seattle Department of Transportation – starts right before the large apartment building and it’s right about at the spot where many turn into the lot to go to PCC that we hear the blaring of yet another car horn. Five or six very un-Seattle nice-like seconds of angst. It pierces the Keith Jarrett, Gary Burton or Carla Bley vibe on the box here in our third-floor nest and we don’t bother looking anymore unless it’s accompanied by a crash, which happens now and then, between sirens.
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Emerald Voices: Darryl Smith

by Sharon H. Chang

DARRYL SMITH, former Deputy Mayor of Community and founder of Columbia City Beatwalk, is not only a heartfelt but eloquent man. His words are smooth and dedication is profound in everything he says. More importantly he’s a community man, deeply invested resident and long time organizer. Simply put he cares. And, Darryl explains, he’s never known any other way. Born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, in a racially diverse and political neighborhood called the Third Ward “I grew up in a household where my mom was the campaign manager for the first African American mayor in Bergen County,” he says. “It was normal to have Jewish friends and we all went to Quaker-run sleepaway camp…I just grew up like that.” Continue reading Emerald Voices: Darryl Smith

Brunch”Pops Up” in Columbia City Courtesy of Revered Chef

by Reagan Jackson

What’s for breakfast in Columbia City?  If you were at Chef Tarik Abdullah’s pop up brunch last Sunday you might have had the lamb hash cooked with dates, chickpeas, kale and served over polenta, or the cauliflower salad with spiced cashew crème. The Moroccan inspired entrees and friendly vibe had the Royal Room packed from 10:00am-2:00pm. Continue reading Brunch”Pops Up” in Columbia City Courtesy of Revered Chef

Opinion: Let Them Eat Gravlax

by Lola E Peters

The most difficult part of writing this OpEd is deciding where to focus my anger: the tone-deaf billionaires, and their minions, who are thoughtlessly tearing the fabric of our community, the “news” media that pass off press releases as reporting, or our public officials, who say the right things and then do the exact opposite. Together they create a false narrative that is eroding much of the beauty of our region. Continue reading Opinion: Let Them Eat Gravlax

Billionaire Paul Allen Donates $1M to Build Housing for Homeless in Columbia City

by Daniel Beekman

(This article was originally published in the Seattle Times and has been reprinted with permission)

A Seattle nonprofit will build 13 units of housing for the homeless in the Columbia City neighborhood using a new construction model: steel modules. Continue reading Billionaire Paul Allen Donates $1M to Build Housing for Homeless in Columbia City

South Seattle Receives Makeover As More Than A Thousand Participate in Community Cleanups

by Marcus Harrison Green

South Seattle received a makeover Saturday morning worthy of a feature in Cosmopolitan.

From litter pick up around Franklin High School, to side walk sweeps in Hillman City, to weed removal in Skyway, more than a thousand residents volunteered for community led beautification projects across the South End in celebration of Earth Day. Continue reading South Seattle Receives Makeover As More Than A Thousand Participate in Community Cleanups