Tag: People In Your Neighborhood

Local Girl Makes Good, Right Here at Home

Local Girl Makes Good, Right Here at Home

If you’ve attended a community meeting in the Rainier Valley in the last few years, it’s likely that you’ve rubbed shoulders with Patrice Thomas, Community and Economic Development Coordinator with SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) — a local non-profit community development corporation. Patrice — an artist and lifelong resident of Seattle’s […]

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Just When You Thought You Knew Mark B…

Mark Beavon (AKA “Mark B”) is one of your RVP’s longest-running fans. Over the years, he’s played the roll of supporter, contributor, nay-sayer, truth-teller, comedian and all-around gadfly, but that’s not all. Few people may know that Mark is also one of the kindest and most generous neighbors this side […]

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Tutta Bella Turns 10 & Owner Joe Fugere Talks to GO: South Seattle

Tutta Bella Turns 10 & Owner Joe Fugere Talks to GO: South Seattle

When Tutta Bella founder Joe Fugere says he’s passionate about the role of business in positive social change, he’s not kidding. Ten years ago, before Columbia City was all the rage, Joe took an old building on the northeast corner of Rainier Avenue South and South Hudson Street and turned it […]

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Theo Martin: Don’t Talk. Do. Talk Is Cheap. Action Is Real.

Theo Martin: Don’t Talk. Do. Talk Is Cheap. Action Is Real.

Most people know him as the warm and friendly owner of Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack in Columbia City, but Theo Martin also owns Northwest Industrial Staffing — an employment agency dedicated to finding work for others. “I like to help people go from being $15/hour temp workers […]

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Artist Mom Building Community Online & Off

Artist Mom Building Community Online & Off

“Worried that you won’t know anyone? Don’t. Soon you will. We are your neighbors. Let’s eat together.” This is how Rainier Beach mom, artist and community-builder Rachelle Rose invites new people to the south-end foodie group she and her pal Masil Magee started earlier this year. The South Seattle Restaurant, Cafe, […]

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Local 911 Dispatcher: We All Have Something to Contribute

Local 911 Dispatcher: We All Have Something to Contribute

Last month, when thieves broke into a South Seattle nonprofit that fixes donated bicycles for underprivileged kids and took nearly 20 bikes, Rainier Valley resident Manny Apostol sprang into action. He rallied his friends and neighbors who helped him collect 27 donated bikes that he delivered to the Columbia City […]

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