Get creative at the 2015 Global Cardboard Challenge

The second annual event, which gives children free reign to build with cardboard, returns to Seattle on Saturday, Oct. 10. This year, the event organizers are also showing the movie “The Boxtrolls.” The Global Cardboard Challenge, sponsored by the Imagination Foundation, invites children and adults of all ages to come together and celebrate creativity by building […]

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Sample the city’s best food during Seattle Restaurant Week

It’s time for Seattle Restaurant Week! From Oct. 18-22 and 25-29, you can enjoy a three-course meal for just $30 at one of 165-plus participating restaurants. We’ve broken down all the Downtown restaurants offering deals below. Seattle Restaurant Week’s website has all the participating restaurants and their menus, even including a few east-side eateries. We’ve […]

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Tea time in Occidental Square Park

The Hidden Alchemist is coming to Occidental Square Park to share wisdom about the healing powers of tea. Tea has long been considered one of many natural cures for common health issues. That’s why The Hidden Alchemist, a resource for organic healing, is teaming up with us to host Herbal Tisanes: Healing Teas for Everyday […]

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SPD says garage burglaries up 57 percent in Seattle

The Seattle Police Department has been working hard to monitor the steady rise in secured parking garage burglaries. Below are some safety tips from the police. Over the past eight months, SPD has used SeaStat to track a steady rise in burglaries occurring in secured parking garages. There has been an increase of 57 percent (approximately 316 […]

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King County Metro Transit announced expanded service on routes across Seattle and King County will begin Sept. 26 and Light rail service will increase during rush hours. Metro is implementing the second round of new service in Seattle under Seattle voter-approved …

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We’ve all gone out to Fremont or Ballard and envied their farmers markets, right? Envy no more: South Lake Union is getting a farmers market and it’ll run all summer long. Starting June 6, the new Terry Avenue Saturday Market will run Saturdays from 10am to 3pm until October at 225 Terry Avenue. That’s right — this […]

I have enjoyed Westlake Park immensely this summer. Usually when downtown with the family, Westlake Park was just a big unwelcoming space to hurry through. Now we've spent afternoons buying lunch from one of the many awesome foodtrucks, sitting at the brightly colored tables listening to Downtown Sounds, looking through books, and then playing a game or two. We have loved the changes! We love our city.