Locals to Know

Why supporting working moms is key to fixing the pay gap

Nancy Jensen on stage at Ignite Seattle on June 6. (📷: Randy Stewart) Nancy Jensen was on track to reach a high-level position at Microsoft when she took time off to care for her two young children. Getting back into the working world wasn’t easy. “When it was time to go back to work, despite […]

/ June 12, 2019


Equity, the environment, and you: a Q&A with Sara Cubillos

The Duwamish River in south Seattle (📷: Port of Seattle) Fighting climate change involves more than taking shorter showers and remembering your reusable grocery bags. It’s a systemic crisis that requires a systemic response, and it’s an issue that will affect different communities in disparate ways. That’s where people like Sara Cubillos come in. As […]

/ June 7, 2019


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 […]

/ May 7, 2019


Tasty Argentine take-out in the Eastside

Bringing Argentina to the EastsideHow a software engineer became an empanada chef 👨🏽‍🍳Posted by The Evergrey on Wednesday, April 24, 2019After visiting family in Argentina, Rodrigo and Wendy Caamano realized that our local take-out scene was seriously missing something: empanadas. Three years ago, they decided to do something about it. With Wendy’s help, Rodrigo transitioned from […]

/ April 29, 2019


Bothell’s queen and king of fresh produce

Bothell’s queen and king of fresh produceWord on the street: You can find fresh produce in the "armpit of Bothell."Posted by The Evergrey on Thursday, April 18, 2019Karin 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 […]

/ April 29, 2019


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 […]

/ April 15, 2019


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 […]

/ April 15, 2019


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 […]

/ April 5, 2019


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.

/ March 27, 2019


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 […]

/ March 26, 2019