Tag Archives: Rainier Beach

Locally Grown: A Rainier Beach Power Couple

By Kris Kendall

Spend a few minutes talking with Rainier Beach residents Yvette Dinish Kenney and Tyrone Kenney and it’s nearly impossible not to feel inspired.

She’s a Seattle native, retired after a career as a network engineer for the City of Seattle. He’s a transplant from Georgia who worked as a radio disc jockey, now hoping to re-start the cleaning business he put on hold after a near-fatal car accident. Both spend much of their free time volunteering here in the neighborhood. I’m pretty convinced they have super powers. Continue reading Locally Grown: A Rainier Beach Power Couple

People in Your Neighborhood: A Guy Walks into a Bar

by Kris Kendall 

Local news doesn’t stop just because of the near constant stream of attention-grabbing headlines spewing from Washington D.C.

South Seattle, like other parts of this city, is full of neighborhoods in flux as economics and demographics continue to shift. What do the residents of Rainier Beach think of what’s happening here in their own neighborhood? Continue reading People in Your Neighborhood: A Guy Walks into a Bar

Tears, Laughter and Nostalgia as Rainier Beach Says Goodbye to Beloved Donut Shop

by Marcus Harrison Green

There were tears, laughter ricocheting from the walls, sing-alongs to 70’s funk music, a kaleidoscope of memories, and an endless supply of hugs Saturday afternoon as King Donuts said farewell to the Rainier Beach neighborhood it has served the past 28 years. Continue reading Tears, Laughter and Nostalgia as Rainier Beach Says Goodbye to Beloved Donut Shop

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