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Alyne Fortgang (left) and Kimberly Mills attended the vigil and demonstration for Watoto the elephant at Woodland Park Zoo. Photo by Jenn Forbes
Alyne Fortgang (left) and Kimberly Mills attended the vigil and demonstration for Watoto the elephant at Woodland Park Zoo. Photo by Jenn Forbes
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Monday, September 22, 2014 1:26 PM
The day after Watoto the elephant died at the Woodland Park Zoo in August, advocates gathered for a vigil outside the zoo to demonstrate their support to send the two remaining elephants to a sanctuary. 
  • AMONG THE ANIMALS | Demonstrating for animals
    The day after Watoto the elephant died at the Woodland Park Zoo in August, advocates gathered for a vigil outside the zoo to demonstrate their support to send the two remaining elephants to a sanctuary.  
  • Seattle Tilth cultivates healthy crops, community
    At our Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW), homeless and underserved youths ages 16 to 21 gain meaningful employment experience in urban agriculture.  
  • The agent we like works at a small company. I’m concerned that we might be better off going with a bigger real estate firm. Will our home have more exposure and more showings if we hire the big, well-known company? 
  • The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on projects recommended for funding in Seattle.  
  • Head on down to the Seattle Animal Shelter (2061 15th Ave. W.) on Saturday, Sept. 20, for Cool City Pets, an adoption event highlighting small animals looking for their forever homes.  
  • The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a cat adoptathon on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave. N.E.).  
  • Seattle Animal Shelter has expanded its hours to provide more opportunity to adopt animals, redeem lost pets, bring in strays, surrender animals and participate in other shelter activities. 
  • The Central Library (1000 Fourth Ave.) will host the 2014 Seattle Design Festival, featuring 20 free programs over two days that explore the theme “Design in Motion.” 
  • If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent for cats and kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter, plan to attend a free orientation session, offered next on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation will have a second public meeting and open house on its Gas Works Park Play Area renovation project on Sept. 9. It will take place at the play area from 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • Seattle drivers will soon have repainted lines on major arterial streets throughout the city. Seattle Department of Transportation crews are out painting fresh stripes on major arterial streets. 
  • The History House of Greater Seattle (790 N. 34th St.) is collecting sellable and recyclable items for St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle–King County’s “Operation Veteran Renewal” program. 
  • AMONG THE ANIMALS | Peace for geese
    Our relationship with Canada geese in the Puget Sound region has a convoluted history. The resident population of geese was originally transplanted here as goslings by the government in the late 1960s as hunting stock. 
  • When I told my next -door neighbor we are selling our house, she mentioned that she knows a few people who might be interested in doing what she termed a “private sale,” before it’s officially on the market. 
  • Head on down to the Seattle Animal Shelter (2061 15th Ave. W.) on Saturday, Aug. 16, for Cool City Pets, an adoption event highlighting small animals looking for their forever homes. 
  • Boaters planning to pass through the Fremont Bridge should note the weekday restrictions in place starting Wednesday, July 30, and continuing until further notice while the Seattle Department of Transportation paints the historic structure. 
  • Twenty-six “up-and-coming” community leaders, including two local participants, celebrated their graduation from the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) in May. 
  • AMONG THE ANIMALS | Taking action for animals
    Last month, I traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the Taking Action for Animals conference. Hosted by the Humane Society of the United States, it brings together people from around the country who are working to help animals in every regard. 
  • GARDEN HOTLINE | The orchard floor
    Thinking of adding a few fruit trees to your property? Or perhaps you inherited a small orchard when you bought your house? Growing fruit can be fun as well as delicious, but there are some challenges, as well. 
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