(64 posts)

The flower-powered community effort that’s supporting local Hmong farmers

Pa Cha, owner/farmer of New Garden, has been selling flowers at Pike Place Market for 28 years. (📷: Courtesy Tara Clark) It started with a makeshift flower stand on her Capitol Hill parking strip. On March 25, Tara Clark launched a grassroots effort to sell 50 dozen daffodils and tulips in support of the local […]

Locals to Know / April 20, 2020

11 ways to spend your stimulus check locally in Seattle

(📷: Michael Righi/Flickr) Stimulus payments are starting to arrive this week, and what Seattleites do with that money really matters. According to economists, every dollar spent locally creates a ripple effect in the economy as it circulates from consumers to businesses to workers and back again, helping bolster employment in the process. So if you’re fortunate enough to […]

Art & Culture / April 15, 2020

How community radio is amplifying the COVID-era needs of South Seattle

Tony Benton, right, speaks with Garry Owens at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in 2018. 📷: Courtesy Rainier Avenue Radio From the moment the first coronavirus death was reported in King County, local media outlets have been working around the clock to deliver pandemic updates and amplify public health guidelines. In South Seattle, […]

Locals to Know / April 14, 2020

How Eighth Generation is helping Native art thrive in Seattle

In a little over a decade, Louie Gong went from designing sneakers to overseeing one of the country’s fastest-growing Native companies. Now he’s focused on scaling up and giving back. (📷: Eighth Generation) In just a few short years, Louie Gong has completely shaken up the world of indigenous art in Seattle.  When his company, […]

Art & Culture / December 21, 2019

Why Seattle is lowering speed limits to 25 mph

(📷: SounderBruce/Flickr) It’s time to slow your roll, Seattle. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Tuesday that the city will lower the speed limit to 25 mph on all arterials. Arterials include busy multi-lane roadways with a dividing line. Non-arterials already have a speed limit of 20 mph. Durkan made her announcement at a senior center on Rainier Avenue South, a street that’s known as an especially dangerous […]

Transportation / December 12, 2019

The unspoken rules of Seattle

(📷: Jeff Gunn/Flickr)   As citizens of Seattle, there are a lot of laws we are supposed to follow. But what if there was a completely separate list of rules that all Seattleites should know about — and what if they weren’t actually written down anywhere? Sounds crazy, but our Facebook friends came up with plenty of unspoken rules […]

Community / December 12, 2019

Chronic homelessness in Seattle: A four-part series

It’s been nearly four years since Seattle declared a state of emergency over our city’s homelessness crisis. In that time, we’ve learned there’s not one profile of a person who’s struggling with housing security in our city. They could be a former Olympian. Or the person washing your dishes. Or a veteran who’s been endlessly shuffled through the system. Some of the most difficult folks to reach are those […]

Housing / December 4, 2019

How to help our homeless neighbors in Seattle

The Nickelsville tiny house village is visible in this view of Seattle’s skyline. (📷: David Lee/Flickr) Every night in Seattle, roughly 5,000 people sleep on the streets, in tents, or in their vehicles. That means most of us see signs of homelessness every day. But figuring out how to process what we see — and […]

Community / November 27, 2019

Member giveaway: Enter to win tickets to the Confinement Film Festival

We’re living in weird times, Seattle. And the Stranger’s new Confinement Film Festival is here to help us sort out all those complex feelings. This week we’re saying thanks to our lovely members* by raffling off two passes to the fest, valid for any of the four screenings in Volume One. To enter, just fill […]

Art & Culture / November 20, 2019

Guest essay: Why Seattle’s artists and creatives need you to show up

(📷: Jazzy Photo) Editor’s note: This post was written by Evergrey member Gedney Barclay.  I’m writing this piece from my desk at Velocity Dance Center, where I work as communications manager.  If you don’t know Velocity, we’re a performing arts center and dance studio, offering adult classes for dancers of all levels and hosting brand […]

Art & Culture / November 15, 2019