(40 posts)

Take a ride in Seattle’s time-traveling elevator

Want to go for a ride in one of the oldest vehicles in Seattle? You don’t need a license, but you should probably be okay with heights. It’s true that Smith Tower’s elevators were recently modernized and automated, but the cabs are the same brass cages that carried curious locals to the top of the […]

History / June 4, 2019

Seattle’s first boom

Thousands of new workers moving to town. A big influx of money. A small startup that would grow to become a major player in retail. Nope, this isn’t the current Amazon boom. We’re talking about Seattle in 1897. We stopped by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Pioneer Square to learn how a […]

History / June 4, 2019

Artists at work in Pioneer Square

The building at the corner of First Avenue and Cherry Street contains secrets. From the outside, it looks like your average Pioneer Square haunt — there’s a coffee shop, a bar, and a clothing store on the ground floor. But step inside, climb the stairs, and you’ll find more than a dozen artists hard at […]

Art & Culture / June 4, 2019

JoJo Tran

Gardening where the high rises grow

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining (sometimes), and JoJo Tran wants you to fall in love. Spring is the perfect time to begin a new romance…with your garden. JoJo has been planting and harvesting vegetables as a community gardener in Seattle’s Cascade P-Patch for 20 years. He’s seen plenty of changes in the […]

Community / May 7, 2019

Yakima Fruit Market

Bothell’s queen and king of fresh produce

Karin Poage humbly submits that a freshly baked russet potato is “sublime.” She would know. Karin — and her husband Stuart — own and operate the Yakima Fruit Market and Nursery, which has stocked fresh produce and grocery items from across the region for over 80 years. In fact, it just might be the oldest continuously operating business […]

Business / April 29, 2019

Theodor Jacobsen Observatory

The keeper of UW’s 127-year-old telescope

LOCAL TO KNOW: Adriana Gomez-Buckley remembers the first time she got the chance to look through the University of Washington’s 127-year-old telescope. She first visited the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory the summer after she graduated high school., There, Gomez-Buckley met the head of UW’s Department of Astronomy and peered up into the starry abyss. Four years […]

Locals to Know / April 15, 2019

Kelsey Creek Farm

A trip to the farm — in the heart of Bellevue?

THE LOCATION: Kelsey Creek Farm, Bellevue THE PERSON: Annamarie Solomonson, Kelsey Creek Farm Supervisor THE STORY: Bellevue has some pretty neat city parks, but there’s only one where you can watch a sheep being sheared, learn to ride a horse, and meet a 750 pound hog. Kelsey Creek Farm opened to the public in 1972 […]

Bellevue / April 15, 2019

Microsoft Cricket Club

Meet the cricketers of Marymoor Park

THE LOCATION: Marymoor Park, Redmond THE PERSON: Vishwa Gaddamanugu, Co-founder, Seattle Cricket League THE STORY: When Vishwa Gaddamanugu moved from Hyderabad, India to the Pacific Northwest he left behind family and friends. But what he brought with him was  a serious passion for cricket. By some measures, it’s the second most popular sport in the […]

Community / April 5, 2019

Fishermen's Terminal

Fish, With a Side of Ballard History

Pete Knutson is a 47-year commercial fisherman, a fourth-generation Ballardite, and a college professor. When he’s not up in Alaska catching salmon, you’ll find him down on the dock at Fishermen’s Terminal selling it.

Ballard / March 27, 2019

Magic: The Gathering

Broadcasting live from Ballard’s Mox Boarding House

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard THE PLACE: Mox Boarding House is a board game store and cafe founded in 2011 by two brothers. They have locations in Bellevue, Ballard and plan to open in Portland soon. Mox offers more than 600 games for people to play in the store. THE STORY: When you meet Michael Tessier, the […]

Ballard / March 26, 2019