Posts for August, 2011

Big Day of Play tomorrow at Magnuson Park

August 26th, 2011

Seattle Parks & Recreation’s  4th annual Big Day of Play is this Saturday, August 27th, at Magnuson Park. It’s the signature event of the Healthy Parks, Healthy You initiative, designed by Parks and Public Health-Seattle & King County to promote physical activity and wellness programs that serve our diverse community. Big Day of Play is […]

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Applicants sought for Seattle Center’s People*Passion*Purpose Project

August 17th, 2011

One of the more ambitious projects leading up to The Next Fifty at Seattle Center is the P3 project: People*Passion*Purpose: A Learning Odyssey. Out of a pool of applicants, twenty-five people from Washington State will be chosen. Each will be paired up with a mentor, and over the nine months leading up to the start […]

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New jobs & an economic boost via proposed Seattle Tourism Improvement Area initiative

August 15th, 2011

One week ago, I asked the “Question of the Week” via my Facebook page. We are at the peak of Seattle’s summer and I inquired, “Where do you take your out of town guests?” Answers varied on what constituted the hidden gems – perhaps the places or things an average Seattle visitor wouldn’t know to […]

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Building 11 Wrap-up: Affirming our Vision for Magnuson Park

August 11th, 2011

The day had finally arrived. The day we voted. It went so smoothly and was actually so easy that I almost forgot why I had had a pit in my stomach for the last several months. But then I remembered the history, the issue, the concerns – the desired outcome and all of the work that we, […]

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Parks & Seattle Center Committee recap for August 4th

August 5th, 2011

The Parks & Seattle Center Committee met yesterday with a full agenda, and I’d like to take a moment to revisit the meeting. Our first focus was again on Building 11 at Magnuson Park. Over the course of four committee meetings, my colleagues and I have evaluated a proposed lease amendment that made alterations to a lease […]

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Unique open houses at the Conservatory

August 4th, 2011

Within the confines of Volunteer Park lies Seattle’s great crystal palace, the Conservatory. Since opening in 1912, the Conservatory continues to collect and conserve a diverse collection of plants, transporting visitors beyond the Pacific Northwest into almost-otherworldly climates and locales.  Its mission has not changed in nearly a century. To help ensure this mission continues, […]

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The Next Fifty 10k race coming up August 27

August 3rd, 2011

Seattle Center continues to build on their efforts to share the impending arrival of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair. Known as the The Next Fifty, the celebration will run April 21, 2012, to October 21, 2012, and Seattle Center will host a grand celebration of exhibits, conferences, art installations, events and concerts, […]

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