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Original Owners Say Goodbye to King Donut Teriyaki Laundromat

Original Owners Say Goodbye to King Donut Teriyaki Laundromat

“Eat the BEST DONUTS & TERIYAKI in town and wash your draws all under one roof. Don’t be a Fool!” After nearly 30 years in South Seattle, the founders of King Donuts Teriyaki Laundromat will retire next Tues., Dec. 20. “The shop is our “American Dream” story,” said the owners’ […]

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South Seattle Author Pens “Dark and Compelling” Mystery Novel

South Seattle Author Pens “Dark and Compelling” Mystery Novel

By Amber Campbell Othello neighbor Martha Crites is the newly published author of a mystery novel, Grave Disturbance, that Adam Woog of the Seattle Times called “a dark and compelling story.” The book — her first — came out last December and is set mainly in the Cascade foothills. Protagonist […]

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Techie Turned Yoga Master Opens New Hillman City Studio

Techie Turned Yoga Master Opens New Hillman City Studio

By Amber Campbell After more than two decades working in the technology industry in Silicon Valley, Dee Williams needed a change. She had started practicing Bikram Hot Yoga to ease the stress related to her busy career and was impressed by how much better she felt. “It worked, and I […]

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Meet South Seattle’s Pied Piper of Math

Meet South Seattle’s Pied Piper of Math

By Amber Campbell Longtime South Seattle teacher and Columbia City neighbor Norman Alston has quite the reputation, with local parents, students and colleagues singing his praises. “Norm is the Pied Piper of Math,” says Mount Baker mom Christiana Muoneke. “He doesn’t just teach the subject, he brings it to life and […]

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When Others Go Low, South Seattle Fitness Coach Goes High

When Others Go Low, South Seattle Fitness Coach Goes High

By Amber Campbell Mark Bryant had a very rough childhood, suffering more than a decade of physical and emotional abuse from his stepfather. “I know how it feels to grow up in a dangerous and cruel home,” he said. But he never let himself be defined by his challenges. Instead […]

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Former La Medusa Owner Focused on Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit

Former La Medusa Owner Focused on Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit

By Amber Campbell Hillman City neighbor Julie Andres lives a good life — a balanced, intentional existence focused on a healthy mind, body and spirit. “Her essence is calm and centered and she exudes this incredibly all-giving aura,” says friend Michele Bayle. “She is so present when you’re with her. […]

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South Seattleite Helps Preserve Great Granddad’s Legacy

South Seattleite Helps Preserve Great Granddad’s Legacy

By Amber Campbell Ray Akers is a fourth generation Seattle resident whose great grandfather founded the Hitt Fireworks Company,  located on the hilltop south of Columbia City. Nearly 100 years later, Ray found himself battling private developers and city leaders in a bid to create Hitt’s Hill Park on the […]

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English Transplant Devoted to Dogs, South Seattle Community

English Transplant Devoted to Dogs, South Seattle Community

By Amber Campbell Longtime South Seattle neighbor and realtor Serena Heslop has witnessed first-hand the area’s growth and change over the last 20 years. Originally from the south of England and the daughter of a single mum who cooked for the British aristocracy, Serena first found her way to Columbia […]

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South Seattle Mom By Day; Entertainer Extraordinaire By Night

South Seattle Mom By Day; Entertainer Extraordinaire By Night

By Amber Campbell If you didn’t know better, you might see South Seattle neighbor and entertainer Jen Ayers on-stage belting out 80’s rock hits, swinging on the trapeze and entertaining audiences with her killer comedic timing, and find it hard to imagine her doing down-in-the-trenches mom duty. Well, try again. […]

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South Seattle Principal Named Principal of the Year

South Seattle Principal Named Principal of the Year

The Association of Washington School Principals recently recognized Brighton resident and Aki Kurose Middle School principal Mia Williams as the 2016 Middle School Principal of the Year. “Mia’s passion for the work she does shows every day, through her dedication and powerful leadership,” said Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland. […]

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