Taking over the reins

New exec director has big shoes to fill

Gabriel-Bello Lawrence-Diaz is the new executive director of Coyote Central, a non-profit art program for youth in Seattle. He was hired this summer after co-founder and former program director Marybeth Satterlee and executive director Claudia Stelle retired.

Trailblazing condos prepare

The December 2022 news announcement: Some freeways may be useable following ‘the Big One’ per new modeling by University of Washington - OPB sounded reassuring. But it’s not that simple.

McGilvra Elementary PTA hosting annual fundraiser

The McGilvra Elementary Parent Teacher Association is hosting its McGilvra Annual Fund Drive through February.

Coyote Central has worked to inspire youth artists for almost 40 years

Coyote is an inclusive arts education organization geared toward 10- to 15-year-olds. According to the non-profit organization’s mission statement, “Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures.”

What Seattle read in 2022: The Seattle Public Library’s most checked-out books

Curious about which books Seattle’s insatiable readers turned to in 2022? Need a little inspiration for that 2023 book list?

Tree Talk: From tiny acorns grow …

I literally uttered these words aloud, strolling alone, on the north end of McGilvra Boulevard East. There it stood, nearing 100 feet in height, a perfect specimen of the pin oak (Quercus palustris). I have passed this tree hundreds of times. The difference was that it was leafless on that recent day. The structure, the stature, the power of the tree stood out in naked splendor. It was not unlike rounding the corner of the Accademia in Florence and looking down the hall to see Michelangelo’s David for the first time (a memorable moment that made my wife burst into tears). No hyperbole here, that oak on that day was equally moving to me.

Ode to the moon — healing in darkness

“You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is necessary. But the stars neither require nor demand it.”

Magnolia mom, advocates launch Summit Community Center to fill critical void

Facility opening in Capitol Hill will serve ‘chronically marginalized population’

When Morgan Brewer and Luke Sarantinos saw each other at the Magnolia Starbucks recently, it was like no time had passed at all since they were last together.

Samson and Delilah in Concert comes to Seattle Opera

For the first time since 1965, Seattle Opera presents Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Samson and Delilah” in two performances, Jan. 20 and Jan. 22, at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St).

A very good boy: Local search dog receives national award

When Lincoln, a 5-year-old flat-coated retriever, hears the bells on his orange King County Search Dogs vest jingle, he knows it is time to go to work.

A valuable experience

Aegis Living Madison resident recalls time in military

Aegis Living Madison resident Bob Elliott might not have engaged in combat during his Air Force career, but his time in the military was not dull.

Aegis Living Madison honors veterans at annual celebration

As part of its annual Veteran’s Day festivities on Nov. 11, Aegis Living Madison honored more than 20 veterans — 16 residents, three team members and select family and friends.

Revisiting the Park: Christmases past

Around age 7, and living in Riverton Heights, my friends and I still looked forward to Christmas even as the depression lingered.

Tree Talk: Beautiful — but don’t touch

Like jellyfish and the Mona Lisa, there are beautiful things that are not to be touched. The same is true in the plant world.

State land agencies announce Discover Pass free days for 2023

The Washington State Discover Pass Program has designated the Discover Pass free days for 2023. On these days, visitors will not need a Discover Pass to park at Washington state parks and on recreation lands managed by Washington Department of Natural Resources.