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Love Train Community Block Party Provides a Wealth of Community and Care

by Elizabeth Turnbull


On Sept. 11, families and community members young and old are invited to the Angel of Hope Engagement Center on 75th Avenue South where they can pick up free back-to-school supplies, play games, eat food, get COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots, and even join in a dance with former Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin.

The event, which will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., promises to be a joyful and loud community moment, and Tony Benton of Rainier Avenue Radio will be there to capture it all on livestream.

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‘Backyard’ Social To Honor the Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren

by Elizabeth Turnbull


While guardians of children are in a caring role and are seldom cared for themselves, a backyard social event on Saturday, May 8, is providing a space for both grandmothers, and the children they look after, to be cared for.

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Grandma’s Hands Sew Masks to Strengthen Community Ties in Skyway

by Thea White


“Grandma’s hands clapped in church on Sunday morning

Grandma’s hands played a tambourine so well

Grandma’s hands used to issue out a warning

She’d say, ‘Billy don’t you run so fast

Might fall on a piece of glass

Might be snakes there in that grass,’

Grandma’s hands”

— Bill Withers

In the face of overwhelming uncertainty, Women United’s Pepper Pot Kinship Support Group is proving that Bill Withers was on to something when he spoke of the healing properties of a grandmother’s hands in his 1971 song “Grandma’s Hands.” 

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