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Judith Dern will be at Magnolia's Bookstore from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday with her new book, “The Food and Drink of Seattle: From Wild Salmon to Craft Beer.” Photo by Joe Veyera
Judith Dern will be at Magnolia's Bookstore from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday with her new book, “The Food and Drink of Seattle: From Wild Salmon to Craft Beer.” Photo by Joe Veyera
Monday, August 20, 2018 5:22 PM
Magnolia author's new book covers past and present of Seattle food
  • Winterfest offers flurry of activities
    Seattle Center’s Winterfest is back for its 33rd year of winter fun, with ice skating, seasonal musical performances, holiday decorations and dozens of free events leading up to the New Year's fireworks display at the Space Needle.
  • Queen Anne Grand Tree Lighting
    Attendance was high at the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Grand Tree Lighting celebration in Towne Square on Friday, Dec. 6, with clear skies and a faction of parents filming the caroling McClure Maverick Choir. The choir was preceded by the Seattle Pacific University Brass Ensemble, and followed by the lighting of a large Christmas tree in the middle of Towne Square.
  • Scouts selling a lot
    As folks were gathered around a towering Christmas tree in Queen Anne’s Towne Square, local Scouts were busy selling more family-sized trees down the avenue.
  • A decade of service
    Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw’s second-floor office in city hall is filled with boxes of documents that will be inherited by her District 7 successor. Her legislative aide — and District 6 Councilmember-elect — Dan Strauss has already claimed a large desk for his future workspace.
  • Lumaze lights up Pier 91

    From a Christmas train ride to a magical maze, Lumaze pulled out all the stops to deck the halls at Pier 91 for a massive indoor light festival. Lumaze Seattle site coordinator Kristi Savoy said this is the first light festival the company has held in the city, but that hasn’t let the organization slack off.

  • Magnolia Winterfest
    Hundreds crowded into Magnolia Village for the annual Winterfest celebration on Saturday night, which included more than a dozen businesses offering various doses of holiday cheer.
  • A merry Market Street Singers concert

    The Market Street Singers is a large choral ensemble and tour-de-force, always looking for a larger venue in which to perform. Artistic director Chris Vincent predicts tight, but merry quarters during this year’s free holiday concerts at Ballard First Lutheran Church, 2006 NW 65th St. “Your Holiday Song” will have a first performance 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and then at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

  • ‘Shout Sister Shout!’ gives rock ‘n’ roll pioneer credit she deserves
    Long before Elvis strummed his guitar, unleashed his infamous hips, and became a rock ‘n’ roll sensation, the iconic Sister Rosetta Tharpe dazzled audiences with her powerhouse vocals and virtuoso guitar style.
  • Magnolia Historical Society releases cover for largest book to date
    The Magnolia Historical Society has helped document the story of Magnolia since 2001, including publishing books, producing newsletters and holding meetings.
    “Magnolia: Midcentury Memories” is slated to publish next spring, and will cover Magnolia in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Sounders share MLS Cup victory with fans

    For Dennis and Barbara Crisman, watching the Seattle Sounders win the MLS Cup over Toronto by three goals to one became more than just going to a sporting event. It was a memorial.
    “My son was the one who bought our season tickets back in 2009, and he passed away in 2011, so we kept the tickets for the family in honor of him,” Dennis Crisman said. “So, them winning means a lot.”

  • Queen Anne mobilizes for survival

    With a major earthquake on the horizon, the Queen Anne Block Watch Captains Network put on its first Urban Survival Skills Fair, to help the community prepare for any kind of natural disaster or emergency, at the Queen Anne Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 9.

  • Queen Anne Food Bank grows to meet demand
    Queen Anne Food Bank director Tom Walsh said that the food bank has expanded its services in the past year. When some Queen Anne emergency shelters opened up during the February snowstorm, a lot of people using those resources ended up staying in the area, he said..
  • Seattle Turkey Trot registration opens for Thanksgiving 5K

    The Seattle Turkey Trot started 13 years ago with three Ballard buddies inviting friends and family to burn some calories before tucking into their Thanksgiving meals. The annual 5K event grew from 50 participants in its first year to nearly 5,000, and is the Ballard Food Bank’s largest fundraiser.

  • Seattle Center reclaiming UpGarden for parking at Mercer Garage

    The Mercer Garage was constructed at the same time as Seattle Center, and for the same purpose — the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.

    Through a memorandum of agreement reached in 2011 between Seattle Center and Neighborhoods, the UpGarden was created as an environmental experiment and opened the following year in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair.

  • Getting steps in during Magnolia Art Walk
    MAX board member Kerry Rowland-Avrech said the organization started the art walks to help bring art to the neighborhood and to expose local artists to the public. Working with the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce, MAX is always pushing for the beautification of the Magnolia area through art, she said.
  • Queen Anne author shares breast cancer journey in new memoir
    Queen Anne resident Dena Taylor beat breast cancer over a decade ago, and her new memoir, “I Don't Wanna Be Pink,” details her life during the year following her diagnosis while calling out the commercialization she sees surrounding the disease.
  • Taste of Queen Anne dishes support

    Pamela Davis was working at Queen Anne Thriftway when financial challenges started mounting 27 years ago. She needed help, but was concerned about maintaining privacy and dignity.
    She received that discretion then, but on Saturday night she shared her story in a very public and meaningful way — during the Taste of Queen Anne.

  • Monster pumpkins

    Greg Shaw planted his first pumpkin seed 50 years ago in Magnolia.
    On a Magnolia street like many others, the 72-year-old man has spent years planting, cultivating and decorating for pumpkins that can grow up to be as much as 500 pounds.

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