Lake Union Researchers Identify Genes That Signal Oral Cancer

Discovery could lead to the development of a biomarker-based test that could prevent unnecessary neck surgery

SEATTLE – For the first time, scientists at South Lake Union based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have identified genes that signal when oral cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the neck. If confirmed by additional research, the […]

Institute for Systems Biology Opens New Global Headquarters in South Lake

SEATTLE – May 2011 – The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) announced it has recently opened its new global headquarters in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, occupying nearly 140,000 square feet of Class A office and laboratory space in Vulcan Real Estate’s 401 Terry Avenue N. Building. ISB’s new facility is home to 300 staff […]

ALL MY SONS at the Intiman Theatre: A Powerhouse of a Play

Like many people, my first exposure to Arthur Miller was reading The Crucible when I was in high school. Of course, everyone also watched the movie. Who can forget Winona Ryder feigning evil while batting her doe eyes? It was this stereotypical introduction that made me excited to see Intiman Theatre’s production of “All My […]

The Garbage Truck

Dirk is a former Navy Corpsman who served in Iraq during the early stages of our involvement there. Corpsmen are medics who often serve with the Marines, so Dirk saw a lot of action, much of it tragic. But he’s a positive-spirited guy and upon return to the states he settled back into a more […]

The Ring of Life

John and Jill were college sweethearts who often kidded about their names, just shy of Jack and Jill. There was sure to be an upcoming lifetime of jokes thrown their way, since they planned to be married, and had decided to give their kids J names too, like Joe, James etc. If you can’t beat […]

Vashon Deportation Law Headed For Vote

Is Vashon Too Weird?

Backers of a controversial measure to rein in Vashon’s weirdness have produced enough signatures for the November ballot. The law would establish Vashon Island as a private community with a governing board, similar to an HOA. This board would have the authority to question persons on specific weirdness hotpoints, and judge […]

Seattle Works Day!

May 21st is Seattle Works Day, in which 1,500 volunteers will be participating in 32 different service projects throughout Seattle from noon to 3:30PM. That’s 5,000 hours of service in a single day, organized by the nonprofit Seattle Works. The projects include a visit to the Ronald McDonald House in Fremont. Volunteers will be helping […]

The Perfect place for seafood

Ivar’s is the Place For Fresh Seafood

Ivar’s Salmon House on the shores of Lake Union is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable meal. Alder smoked entrees are prepared in the huge Indian-style barbecue pit. Families can enjoy a casual and elegant meal while looking at all the Northwest native artifacts and historical […]

Eastlake’s Little Water Cantina Opens

It couldn’t be more appropriate: Little Water Cantina, Eastlake’s newest restaurant, opened on Cinco de Mayo. Pretty good timing for a restaurant featuring modern Mexican food. Owners Shannon and Laura Wilkinson have been planning their restaurant for years and building in the space at 2865 Eastlake Ave. E. since September. When I stopped by the […]

Candlelight Concert Benefits Immanuel Community Services’ Programs

Seattle, WA – On Friday evening, June 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM, Immanuel Community Services will host a benefit concert in the century-old Immanuel Lutheran Church. The beauty of this 100 year old church, located at 1215 Thomas Street in the Cascade Neighborhood, provides the perfect setting for the magical music performed by World Flute […]