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A 2013 Garden Show display by the Arboretum Foundation recreated the Baggins' home from "The Lord of the Rings." | Photo from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show Facebook page
A 2013 Garden Show display by the Arboretum Foundation recreated the Baggins' home from "The Lord of the Rings." | Photo from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show Facebook page
Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:57 AM
 If you can’t wait for spring to arrive, don’t despair—you can preview the beautiful sights, smells and tastes of spring at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year from February 22-26 at the Washington State Convention Center.
  • Northwest Garden Show: A cure for the winter blues
     If you can’t wait for spring to arrive, don’t despair—you can preview the beautiful sights, smells and tastes of spring at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year from February 22-26 at the Washington State Convention Center.
  • Teresa Kolo treads new territory in album 'Brave Girl'
    Local singer/songwriter Teresa Kolo hasn’t got much body modesty. She’s not exactly an exhibitionist, but she was proud to pose wearing not a great deal for the cover of her new album “Brave Girl,” which came out Valentine’s Day.
  • Figuring out Roosevelt in the age of light rail
    As Sound Transit continues construction of the Northgate extension and the other extensions to light rail lines set to open in 2021, the agency is preparing to figure out what the areas around its stations should look like.
  • Theatrical, artistic, surreal and evocative
    Put Chamaecyparis in a choice place in your landscape and all its spookiness or humor or artiness dissipates as you watch what becomes one of your favorite plants mature into something that has everyone asking “What is that?”
  • Regain control of your entertainment budget
    Left unmonitored, expenses can slowly grow out of control.
  • The Iceman Cometh
    Early Saturday morning, a short 66 years ago, I took the No. 11 bus and found myself standing on the corner of Broadway and Pike, right where the QFC is now.
  • Growing Yacón in the Northwest
    Spanish conquistadors first brought potatoes from the Andes to Europe in the 1530s, but ignored other root and tuber crops cultivated by the Incan people.
  • Council passes expanded paid family and parental leave
    The leave benefits are expected to cost the city $2.3 million annually. The ordinance was sponsored by the full council.
  • All signs are pointing to yet another year where supply outstrips demand in Seattle’s housing market. 
  • Departed Pronto, we hardly knew you
    It would be easy to blame Mayor Ed Murray for pulling the plug on Pronto. But the City Council approved a budget in late November that anticipated Pronto’s end this March.
  • Living beside four new Madison Valley construction projects in the past five years has given me a first-hand view of differences that exist between residential and commercial building in Seattle.
  • Documentary seeks interview subjects at Red Apple
    Documentary filmmaker Jill Freidberg’s successful 4Culture grant allows her and collaborators like Domonique Meeks, Henry Luke, and many others to record stories about the Red Apple and about the neighborhood. 
  • The incoming total-control regime in Washington, D.C., and its egomaniacal central figure are existentially frightening in their threat to every aspect of the American republic, its people and, by extension, all the peoples of the globe.
  • Preparing to run in the cold
    The benefits of running include stronger muscles and bones and a lower risk of cancer. But if running on a treadmill isn’t your cup of tea then you need to be prepared to brave the cold. 
  • Responding to our story about Seattle Public Schools’ potential budget deficit, a reader wrote:
  • With Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally effective health insurance — a plant-based diet.
  • In search of the perfect Reuben
     In bars and delis, at lunch-counters and taverns, I fall for the Reuben like a love-starved sailor swooning at the scent of French perfume.
  • Ex-Kingdome rental car taxes head to youth, amateur sports
    It’s been more than 15 years since Seattle said goodbye to the Kingdome. It’s been more than 20 since King County had to commit more than $50 million to repairing the domed stadium’s failing roof.
  • Dakota Access Pipeline protesters rally outside City Hall as committee finalizes bill to divest from Wells Fargo
    Grassroots organizers opposed to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline gathered outside Seattle City Hall again Wednesday as the City Council Finance Committee finalized an ordinance to divest $3 billion from pipeline financier Wells Fargo bank and clarify policies on city partnerships with private entities that engage in fair business practices.
  • HALA's hypocrites


    There’s a false narrative driving the massive upzoning of Seattle’s neighborhoods — the centerpiece of Mayor Ed Murray’s so called Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA).

     
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