Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Union to go on

June 2011 Issue (front page)

The annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Union will go on, organizers One Reel announced in late May.

About 350 companies and private donors contributed to the $500,000 needed to put on the show, said Jon Stone, executive director of One Reel, the nonprofit that organizes the show. More than half of the […]

Wooden Boat Festival Coming to Lake Union

What better place to be on the Fourth of July than on the shores of South Lake Union, watching hundreds of handmade wooden boats? For the 35th year, Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats is hosting the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival on July 4th, and everyone is welcome to the free event. Not only will […]

Welcome to The Essential Baking Company – An organic, artisan bakery

You should know right upfront: We’re fussy. Fussy about taste, the texture of our bread, the flakiness of our pastry, the richness of our desserts, and preserving the time-honored techniques of baking. And don’t even get us started about the importance of the pureness of what we put into our bodies or our impact on […]

Rhythm Ambassador Rodriguez hopes to bring the collective beat to Lake Union

Arturo Rodriguez is a professional musician and teacher who has been introducing and cultivating rhythm in Seattle for over 20 years. One of his latest projects is a weekly open community drum circle and rhythm class located at Jeff Hengst’s Little Red Studio in Eastlake under I5.

The “music circle and drum church” meets at […]

ZOMBIES DRINK FOR A GREAT CAUSE: Fremont Arts Council Named 2011 Beneficiary for Zombie Walk

This Fourth of July weekend, thousands of Seattle’s undead return to feed on brains and representing their Emerald City by shuffling their back into the history books to reclaim the Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of Zombies.” New Jersey currently holds the official record with 4,093 Zombies set back in October 2010. So get your […]

What Committed Leadership, Ingenuity, and Sweat can Create

The Story behind The Eastlake P-Patch Expansion

In the densely populated neighborhood of Eastlake among the houseboats, apartments, homes, marinas and businesses, there is an oasis of greenery and flowers along the shoreline of the northern leg of Fairview Avenue – the Eastlake P-Patch garden.   Since its original founding in 1981, and subsequent enhancement in […]

Dispatch from Bainbridge Island – Boat Trip

Dispatch from Bainbridge

There’s a popular refrain heard in most resort towns. It’s used by many locals whenever they are asked when they plan to get something done. For example, the car washed, a haircut, dental work, a job, a life, stuff like that.

The refrain goes something like this:


This is especially true […]

Mashed Up

San Francisco’s ‘Bootie’ scene feels the West Coast Love

I had the chance to see San Francisco DJs Adrian and Mysterious D, the backbone of the ‘Bootie’ mashup scene, play a packed house DJ set earlier this year in Seattle. The show was a special Valentine’s edition of a quickly expanding party series that now […]

Museum of History and Industry Celebrates Move to South lake Union

The museum celebrated the beginning of its move to Lake Union Park on Friday, June 3, 2011 with a Ribbon Sawing ceremony—Two lumberjacks did the honors—at the Naval Reserve Armory. Governor Christine Gregoire, Seattle City Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Jean Godden, and MOHAI Executive Director Leonard Garfield spoke at the event. Among the attendees were […]

Gates throws joyous party to open Foundation campus

Puget Sound Business Journal – by Patti Payne

The opening reception for the new campus of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the evening of June 2 was an occasion of pure joy. In the parking garage, even the attendants were jazzed at the huge numbers of business, civic and community leaders — about 1,000 […]