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Locals to Know: Yes Segura

Let’s get today started by switching up the norm and improving Seattle’s streets with today’s locals to know — Yes Segura! They founded Smash the Box, a community-driven urban planning and design firm based out of Beacon Hill. Yes is here to talk to us all about his work centering pedestrians over cars, love of […]

Art & Culture / August 23, 2022

Flashback Friday: The Seattle Pop Festival

An estimated 50,000 to 70,000 people attended the 1969 music festival.  (📷: Boyd Grafmyre Facebook page) The Seattle Pop Festival was held once and only once on the weekend of July 25th, 1969 in Woodinville at the Gold Creek Park. The event was organized by Boyd Grafmyre, a local promoter known as the “Mahatma of Rock” who brought […]

Art & Culture / August 8, 2022

Locals to Know: Suzanna Fisher

Today we’re talking to local tattooer Suzanna Fisher of Bellwhether Tattoo. She’s been enamored with the art form ever since she saw a TV show on Indigenous tattooing at age 10. Now, she works in the style of illustration and photo realism to tattoo everything from floral bouquets to saintly chihuahuas. If that kind of art is […]

Art & Culture / August 8, 2022

🕯️ This local knows how to keep things lit

Today we’re sharing our talk with Colina Bruce, the CEO of the candle company Noir Lux. She started pouring candles at the beginning of the pandemic and has since grown her passion into a small business, which has a brick and mortar in Belltown. Personally, I’m loving the Noir Lux website motto that says “Life’s short. Order that Candle. Stay […]

Locals to Know / August 5, 2022

Locals to Know: Zack Bolotin

Today we’re talking to Zack Bolotin, a graphic designer, the founder of Porchlight Coffee & Records and all around man about town. The born-and-raised Seattleite designs stamps, cold brew labels, concert posters, menus and all sorts of other projects you may have spotted around Seattle. You may have even checked out the “62 Souvenirs” book that he and his dad […]

Art & Culture / July 27, 2022

🚋 Flashback Friday: Seattle’s Waterfront Streetcar

The Seattle Sonics with the Streetcar. You can even see the Kingdome in the back. (📸: @nikoneo1) On May 29, 1982, the Waterfront Streetcar, aka the George Benson Waterfront Streetcar Line, took its first trip along the Puget Sound. Benson was a city councilmember who proposed the idea of building a streetcar line in 1974 in the […]

History / July 13, 2022

Locals to Know: Chris Travis

Today’s Local to Know is sure to add another dose of sunshine to your day. Chris Travis is the owner of Seattle Strength & Performance, which has locations in both Queen Anne and Phinney Ridge. Although Chris used to be a DJ at 107.7 The End, his current work involves helping everyone meet their strength training goals, whether they’re […]

Changemakers / July 13, 2022

Locals to Know: Susanna Ryan

Today’s local to know is all about documenting local history. Susanna Ryan is the author of “Seattle Walk Report” books and the creator of @seattlewalkreport, all of which house guides to the most intimate and intriguing parts of Seattle history in comic form. Susanna is a longtime Seattleite with a love for wandering the city in her alone time, […]

Locals to Know / July 5, 2022

Locals to Know: Eli Cheathem

Eli Cheathem is the director of Matrons & Mistresses, a digital publication that centers the work of women who have and continue to shape the arts world. She’s also the founder of EMC Spaces, an art consulting and interior design service. Through her writing, interviews and action, Eli is pushing the envelope to put women in power […]

Uncategorized / June 28, 2022

🏛️ What a post-Roe era means for Washington?

A Planned Parenthood office in Pittsburgh. In the wake of last Friday’s Supreme Court decision scrapping Roe v. Wade, we’re taking a look at the state of affairs for abortion access locally, where Seattle and Washington elected officials and candidates stand and how you can get involved if you’re concerned about the ruling. We’ve got everything […]

Changemakers / June 28, 2022