by Kelsey Hamlin
Last Monday, for the third time this year, Alesia Cannady put on her beloved Skyway “Love Train,” a community block party and gathering.
From two streets away, the music played faintly, but once arriving at Cannady’s house it was bumping. There was an ice cream truck parked at the end of the street and orange traffic cones marked play stations. There were jump ropes, frisbees and chalk. Community businesses and churches tabled along the sides. Continue reading Love Train Rumbles On for Skyway Community Again
by Susan Fried
After nearly two decades the Skyway neighborhood finally got its parade back. On Saturday morning the unincorporated area of King County (though it maintains a Seattle address) transformed its Renton Avenue into a raucous street festival. Judging by Saturday’s attendance, crowd exuberance, and participation, community members most likely won’t have to wait twenty years for another one. Continue reading After Decades-long Wait, Parade Returns to Skyway
by Kennedy Wirth
Three West Hill elementary schools are creating plans to address the needs of both students and teachers to transform underperforming rankings into higher standardized test scores and long-term student comprehension. Continue reading New Initiative Offers Support for West Hill Elementary Schools
by Daria Kroupoderova
Paul Hinton’s clients do not need to tell him how to cut their hair. Continue reading Barber Brings “Custom Cuts” Back to the South End
Words by Anne Althauser (Photos by Matt Mills McKnight)
It’s 7:15am on a Monday morning and I need to get downtown by 8am for a meeting at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC). I’m weighing my transportation options as I check the weather: 35 minutes walking, 15 minutes by bike, or 25 minutes by bus. Overcast with a low chance of rain, I opt for a nice brisk walk on this Seattle fall morning. As I leave my apartment on Capitol Hill, within 2 blocks of my front door I pass the bus stop, a QFC grocery store, a Walgreen’s pharmacy, yoga and dance studies, and a handful of cafes and coffee shops. Just 5 blocks away I walk past Group Health Capitol Hill Campus, where if I needed, I could visit an emergency room, family doctor, pharmacy, or any one of the 30 or so specialists on campus. I continue walking. Continue reading Health Services Desert: West Hill’s Public Health Crisis
If the idea of closing South End streets in order to open neighbors to the spirit of communal solidarity strikes you as odd, the smart money says you find yourself in good company. However, there would be at least one lone contrarian in Skyway’s Alesia Cannady.
Continue reading Sunday Spotlight: Skyway’s Alesia Cannady Hopes to Bring Play to South End Streets