Oculus Eyecare specializes in designer frames made from sustainable materials.
When Dr. Jeff Woerner and his wife moved to Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood in 2006, they instantly fell in love with the trendy neighborhood. Though he ran a successful optometry practice in Renton, he ultimately dreamed of working a little closer to home. That dream became a reality in April, when Oculus Eyecare opened its doors just a few blocks from (more…)
Using science and positive engagement to help young people get sober.
Frank Couch, Executive Director for the Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA), has studied alcohol and drug use among young people for more than a decade. Every spring, his organization hosts the Knowledge is Power Luncheon to inform Seattleites about the various (more…)
Introducing one of the newest, most innovative fitness trends to the Emerald City.
From pregnant women to physical therapy patients, Sami Sweeney believes that anyone can benefit from a Pure Barre workout – and for the last three years, the Idaho transplant has been promoting this exhausting and rewarding exercise discipline throughout the Seattle area. She currently manages the only certified Pure Barre studios in Washington, which are located in the (more…)
A candid look at the world of erotic fiction with one of Seattle’s hottest new writers.
Published in August 2012, Sex and Death in the American Novel turned a lot of heads due to its frank depiction of adult relationships. But author Sarah Martinez, a Montana transplant who earned an International Business degree from Seattle University in 1999 and has remained in the Northwest ever since, argues that erotic fiction is about so much more than (more…)
Showcasing Seattle’s unique fashion scene, one boutique designer at a time.
One year ago, Hana Ryan Wilson and her creative partner, Jason Parker, launched Craft & Culture – an online boutique that spotlights the world of independent design. Wilson, a Port Townsend native and UW alum, says she and Parker were inspired by the successes (and struggles) of their many friends who make a living within Seattle’s diverse design community. With Craft & Culture, they hope to introduce the work of these artists to (more…)
A look at the state’s first canine-training program for male inmates.
When the recession first took shape four years ago, the Washington State Department of Corrections faced massive budget constraints. To mitigate this crisis, prisons statewide began exploring cost-effective alternatives to traditional inmate programs. (more…)
The jazz sensation returns to his hometown for a concert series later this month.
For all intents and purposes, Kenneth Gorelick enjoyed a typical Seattle childhood. He grew up in the Seward Park neighborhood, attended Franklin High School and eventually enrolled at the University of Washington. At age 10, he began playing the alto saxophone – and the rest, as they say, is music history. (more…)