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With Passover around the corner, Seward Park’s Orthodox Jews feel the impacts of COVID-19

by Carolyn Bick


Every year, Karen Treiger and her husband gather together with their family from across the world to celebrate Passover. They all unite from as far away as Israel, and spend a little more than a week together, she said, eight days that begin with two huge Passover seders, the name for the holiday’s feasts. It’s usually a joyful, warm affair, filled with quality family time, and opportunities to catch up with one another in person.

But the global outbreak of COVID-19 has changed all that. This year, Passover, which begins April 8, will be a smaller, quieter affair. Familiar faces will be absent. They’ll still hide the afikomen, but it won’t be as much fun, without kids to look for it alongside adults. The couple will not get to see some of their own children and other family members. It’s just not safe. Still, Treiger counts herself lucky, because she has family in the area.

“It won’t just feel like me and my husband sitting at the tables by ourselves, which, I think, for some people, it will be. And that is going to be really hard,” she said.

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Good News About Seward Park’s Mysterious Fern Die-Off

by Paul Nelson

For those following the story of the mysterious fern die-off in Seward Park, first reported in the South Seattle Emerald back in August 2017, there is a welcome update.

According to Paul Shannon, the amateur sleuth attempting to solve the die-off mystery, there is a lot of good news. He says: Continue reading Good News About Seward Park’s Mysterious Fern Die-Off

Booklover’s Delight: Thousands Flock to Opening of Seward Park Third Place Books

by Marcus Harrison Green

South Seattle bibliophiles had reason to rejoice on Saturday as Seward Park’s long-awaited Third Place Books finally opened after months of development.

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Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large converses with friends on May 21, 2016 during the grand opening of Third Place Book’s newest location in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood. Photo Credit: Jovelle Tamayo

An estimated 4000 people, including local luminaries such as Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large, packed the 7200 sq foot building, housing both Third Place and restaurant Raconteur, throughout the day. Continue reading Booklover’s Delight: Thousands Flock to Opening of Seward Park Third Place Books