Monday, February 08, 2016

Category Archives: Seattleites

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Culture Dose [Local Heroes]: Rites of Passage, Saving Lives in Stunning Settings
We are excited to announce a new Culture Dose column subset, “Local Heroes,” to showcase do-gooders in the Seattle area and their work within our community. Our first column features Nathan and Emma Welch, who founded Rites of Passage as a way to continue their shared commitment to community advocacy, giving back and local outreach. They’ve thoughtfully designed expedition-based wilderness therapy programs for adolescents ages 11-17 and adults ages 18-30+ who struggle with such emotional and behavioral concerns as ODD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, mood disorders and substance abuse. “A boot camp alternative,” they explain, “…our programs are therapeutic, not punitive.” (more…)
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#OfficeRescue: Win a Snow Day to Snoqualmie Pass Tomorrow!
Enter today for your chance to win a trip for you and a friend tomorrow! I still remember anxiously going to bed and waking up early to peek outside to see if snow had really fallen (per Seattle forecast—often wrong) and if school would be cancelled. I’d turn on the TV and watch as the schools scrolled by—would we have a delay or even better—would we get a snow day?! This mix of anticipation and joy is something that we don’t get as often anymore… until today! (more…)
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Seattleite Spotlight: Jenny Izaguirre Takes Over Bell + Whete in Belltown
Bell + Whete welcomes Jenny Izaguirre (ease-uh-ghee-ray) as their new Executive Chef. Jenny is replacing Stew Navarre, who will be focusing on sister restaurant Local 360, with occasional collaborations at Bell + Whete. On top of being a talented chef, Jenny has a dynamic, warm personality and a fierce passion for food. She hails from Honduras and is a CIA graduate with nearly 10 years under her belt at various Four Seasons properties around the country. She speaks fluent Spanish, English and basic French and Turkish. We had the pleasure to hang out with Jenny and try some of her dishes last week. (more…)
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Seattle NYE Roundup: Where to go to ring in 2016
Photo by EMP Museum. INDULGENCE AT EMP MUSEUM   5 unique experiences, 4 areas of live entertainment, 3 performance stages, and a total of 140,000 sq. ft of PARTY SPACE. There will be over 3,000 of Seattle’s best dressed guests. 80’s, Party Fever, and Movin’ 92.5 party stages with live DJs as well as live comedy theater with renowned stand-up comedians. (more…)
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Our Top 4 Seattle Activities: Holiday Edition
JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK 5K | DECEMBER 13, 2015 The cut-off to register online for this event is TOMORROW, December 10th, so grab your crew and sign up ASAP! We’ve done this race several times and it’s one of the most spirited and fun holiday events in Seattle! Plus, you get a little exercise in, which really just means you get to order that side of french toast with your eggs benedict. The run/walk benefits the Arthritis Foundation. (more…)
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Exclusive Seahawks Fan Offers for AMEX Cardholders
Special perks for 12s during Seahawks season. As you may know, American Express partnered with the Seahawks earlier this season (it’s the first existing NFL sponsorship of this scale) to provide a number of different benefits for Card Members and the 12s, including Gridiron Radios (like the ones at the US Open), free Section 12 pre-game experience at Occidental Park, Blue Friday offers with surprise player appearances and others. (more…)
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Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk on September 19
Join Tacoma in supporting innovative lung cancer research. The lung cancer community is on a mission: to make surviving lung cancer the expectation, not the exception. Hundreds of local residents will join in that mission by participating in the Tacoma Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk Presented by Korum Automotive Group on Saturday, (more…)
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Giveaway: car2go and Seattle Pride Parade
Join car2go for this awesome giveaway and parade experience. The 41st annual Seattle Pride Parade kicks off this weekend, Saturday, June 28 at 11:00 AM along 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle. This year’s theme–A Lifetime of Pride–will honor everyone in the (more…)
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