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Seafair, South Seattle Style: 11 Things You Need to Know

Seafair, South Seattle Style: 11 Things You Need to Know

Love it or hate it, Seafair is here. A Pacific Northwest tradition since 1950, Seafair Weekend is the culmination of the Seafair Festival. Dubbed by some as an unofficial Seattle holiday, for many Seattleites, it’s the most anticipated event of summer. With boat racing on the water, aerobatic performers in […]

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Google Provides College Experience to Under-Represented Youth

Google Provides College Experience to Under-Represented Youth

$70,000 from Google Helps Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Provide College Experience to Under-Represented Youth Summer University will expose over 90 first-generation college students to higher education This summer, more than 90 under-represented Seattle high school students will get their first-ever college experience when they attend Summer University, a high […]

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New Beacon Hill Classrooms Built from Innovative Wood Panels

New Beacon Hill Classrooms Built from Innovative Wood Panels

Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz recently joined in celebrating the start of construction for a new classroom building made of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). The site is Maple Elementary School in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. The classrooms are part of a statewide pilot project overseen by the […]

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This Summer: Kids & Teens Eat Free at 45 South Seattle Locations

This Summer: Kids & Teens Eat Free at 45 South Seattle Locations

Good nutrition is essential for effective learning every day, all year long. And just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Which is why thousands of Seattle children ages 1 through 18 will enjoy free breakfasts and lunches this summer through […]

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No June Gloom Here: 16 Fun South Seattle Events

No June Gloom Here: 16 Fun South Seattle Events

The first official day of Summer is coming up on June 20, and our South Seattle event calendar is heating up fast with no less than 14 fun events happening right here in Seattle’s most vibrant community. Follow the links for more details. Enjoy, neighbors! 1. 3-on-3 Ballin’ for the […]

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Mayor Announces $1.1 Million for Community-Based Projects

Mayor Announces $1.1 Million for Community-Based Projects

Mayor Murray has announced $1.1 million in matching fund awards for 28 community-based projects across the City, including more than $263,000 for several South Seattle efforts and organizations (see list below). The awards are from the Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Community Partnership Fund which provides awards of up to $100,000 to […]

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South Seattle Market Review: Highs, Lows & In-Betweens (Part 1)

South Seattle Market Review: Highs, Lows & In-Betweens (Part 1)

Windermere Real Estate Mount Baker: Windermere Real Estate recently released its Seattle real estate statistics for the first quarter of 2017, and we’ve got your South Seattle numbers below. In the meantime, while we finally saw an increase in new listings in March, there was an even greater jump in […]

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Happy Spring: Columbia City Farmers Market is Back!

Happy Spring: Columbia City Farmers Market is Back!

The Columbia City Farmers Market (CCFM) — one of the largest farmers markets in the Northwest — kicks-off its 19th year today with loads of farmers and food vendors selling a delicious assortment of early spring greens, organic poultry and meats, cheeses, fresh eggs, wild salmon and seasonal cut flowers. […]

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STEM program targets East African Girls in New Holly

STEM program targets East African Girls in New Holly

Girls who want to study STEM often face a double-bind when it comes to balancing education and tradition. They can encounter cultural pressure when they stray beyond traditional expectations of gender roles. This goes double for girls who are from families that immigrated to the US, as they can also […]

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WA State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos - Page Tarin Santos, March 30, 2017

South Seattle Student Serves as Grandmother’s Legislative Page

Tarin Santos, a student at Washington Middle School, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle), Tarin is the daughter of Meagan and John Santos of Seattle. She is also the granddaughter of Rep. Santos. Pages perform […]

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