Tag: Rainier Beach

Spotlight on Rainier Beach: Kubota Garden

Spotlight on Rainier Beach: Kubota Garden

By David Wilma/HistoryLink.org: Kubota Garden, located in southeast Seattle at 9817 55th Avenue S and operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, combines native Northwest plants with traditional Japanese garden designs that feature hills, valleys, streams, ponds, waterfalls, and rock outcroppings. It is open year-round and admission is free. […]

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Rainier Beach High School Music Program Gets Surprise Delivery

Rainier Beach High School Music Program Gets Surprise Delivery

Earlier this month, a seattlepi.com reader blog posted a plea for donations to the Rainier Beach High School Music Program. “There is a brand new music teacher, Marcus Herron, who seems wonderful, with some great spaces for practice,” wrote Xavier Lopez Jr. “However, the school has virtually NO INSTRUMENTS available […]

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King Donuts for Sale After Nearly 30 Years in South Seattle

King Donuts for Sale After Nearly 30 Years in South Seattle

By Amber Campbell Sad news coming out of Rainier Beach today as King Donuts Teriyaki Laundromat has announced that — unless it can find a buyer — the family-owned  business will be shutting its doors after nearly 30 years in South Seattle. “King Donuts is the hub and the welcoming […]

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South Seattle Musician Kicking Off Smooth Jazz Tour in Columbia City

South Seattle Musician Kicking Off Smooth Jazz Tour in Columbia City

By Amber Campbell Many people know him as the new Director of Economic Development for Southeast Effective Development (SEED), but Rainier Beach resident Lance Randall is also a talented jazz pianist gearing up for a live show in Columbia City. A church musician since he was nine years old, Lance […]

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Rep. Santos with Page Wen Eckelberg; March 8, 2016

South Seattle Student Serves as Page in State House

OLYMPIA – Wen Eckelberg, a student at South Shore School in Rainier Beach, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle), Wen is the daughter of Connie So and Brett Eckelberg of Seattle. Wen is a member […]

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South Seattle Couple Dedicated to Building Community

South Seattle Couple Dedicated to Building Community

Damon and Licica Benefield have only been in South Seattle for three years but they wasted no time jumping in and getting involved in their Pritchard Beach neighborhood. The husband and wife real estate team has organized community clean up days to help preserve the beauty of the beach, fed […]

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South Seattle Mom Literally Wrote the Book on Guilt-Free Parenting

South Seattle Mom Literally Wrote the Book on Guilt-Free Parenting

By Amber Campbell Many people know her as the social justice activist who took on Eric Pettigrew and Cheryl Chow in a bid for the state Legislature back in 2002, but Angela Toussaint didn’t start or stop there. As a single mom of two adult children, Toussaint has a long […]

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South Seattle’s Favorite Donut Goddess Goes to Jail

South Seattle’s Favorite Donut Goddess Goes to Jail

By Amber Campbell If you’ve ever been to King Donut Laundry Teriyaki in Rainier Beach, there’s a good chance you got served by everyone’s favorite donut goddess, co-owner Davie Hay, and if you’ve been in lately, you might be wondering where she’s gone. For years, Davie’s been serving up daily […]

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It’s a Rainier Beach Revival: Top 10 South Valley Hot Spots

It’s a Rainier Beach Revival: Top 10 South Valley Hot Spots

Have you visited Rainier Beach lately? If not, stop what you’re doing and head down there right now! With several new businesses in and around what some are calling the “Cute Zone” (the one-block stretch of 57th Avenue on the south side of Rainier), the long-maligned south valley neighborhood is […]

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Readers’ Choice: Top 10 Best Things in South Seattle

Readers’ Choice: Top 10 Best Things in South Seattle

Hundreds of loyal Rainier Valley Post readers and south-end residents recently voted in the fourth annual Best of Southeast Seattle Reader’s Choice Awards – the definitive list of who to know, where to eat and what to do in one of America’s most diverse zip codes. But with only 42 categories, we’re […]

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