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Seattle Histories: The Barbershop Talk

The Barbershop Talk by Aeon Corvidae (AY-on KOR-vi-day) Pioneer Square, a place where the buildings are frozen in time. The morning air feels and smells of the salty Puget Sound, where you can hear the Western Gulls cry along with the horns of the passenger ferries. This is the neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Roberto Maestas

Born in a small border town in rural New Mexico, Roberto Maestas left home at age 13 and worked as a migrant farmer throughout the Western United States. He settled in Seattle in the 1950s and was educated as a teacher. Maestas taught Spanish at Franklin High School before leaving… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Green Lake Community Center for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Green Lake Community Center at 7201-7359 E. Green Lake Drive N. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting participation is limited to access by the WebEx meeting link or the telephone call-in line… [ Keep reading ]

Community Liaison Rocio Briones talks about how to support Latino businesses

Though Seattle may seem like a highly connected city, some of our most vulnerable residents lack consistent access to computers, smart phones, and reliable internet. To amplify and understand the needs of these residents, Community Liaisons partnered with members of the City of Seattle’s Internet for All Working Group to… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Milvia Berenice Pacheco Salvatierra

Versión en Español My name is Milvia Berenice Pacheco Salvatierra, I am an Afro Latina artist born and raised in Caracas-Venezuela. Experiences with trauma at an early age fueled in me a pressing drive toward movement. My first brush with the power of movement as a catalyst for healing came… [ Keep reading ]

P-Patch Provides Community Connection and Year-Round Produce for Gardeners Vasant and Sharda

Interbay P-Patch How long have you and your family been gardening at the P-Patch? Vasant: We’ve been gardening here, maybe four years. I am retired so I do a lot of community work. I heard about the giving garden, started volunteering, and eventually got a plot for us and a… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteers needed to advise on development plans for Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking interested community members from the Laurelhurst, Montlake, and Ravenna/Bryant neighborhoods to serve on the Seattle Children’s Hospital Standing Advisory Committee (SAC).  The Seattle Children’s Hospital SAC meets to: Review an annual report from Seattle Children’s Hospital on its development; Review and comment on progress… [ Keep reading ]

Rediscover Seattle encourages people to support local small businesses in their neighborhood

As the city begins to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to encourage the people of Seattle to venture out and support small businesses. To jumpstart this process, we’ve launched a social media campaign called Rediscover Seattle that features profiles of local businesses and landmarks to help folks discover new places in… [ Keep reading ]

The Vietnamese American Community and COVID-19 by Trang Hoang

Though Seattle may seem like a highly connected city, some of our most vulnerable residents lack consistent access to computers, smart phones, and reliable internet. To amplify and understand the needs of these residents, Community Liaisons partnered with members of the City of Seattle’s Internet for All Working Group to… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of John Rogers Elementary School for landmark status

SEATTLE (August 5, 2021) – Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of John Rogers Elementary School at 4030 NE 109th Street on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting participation is limited to access by the WebEx meeting link or the telephone call-in line that… [ Keep reading ]