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Missing Middle Housing: Then & Now!

What is Missing Middle housing? Have you ever strolled through Boston or San Francisco and noticed the quaint rowhouses standing side by side? In other areas there are bungalows, duplexes, and courtyard communities. Walking through such neighborhoods that feature a rich diversity of home types is interesting and enjoyable. In…
SuzanneG
September 30, 2022
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Back to the Future Day – October 21

Back to the Movies? As we pull out of our long pandemic, brick-and-mortar theaters are trying to draw people back in. Did you know that Kenmore once had a drive-in theater? It launched in 1953 on the site of the then Kenmore Village, with the motto, “See the Stars under…
SuzanneG
September 30, 2022
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Happy Anniversary ADA – July 26th

ADAanniversary.org   July 26 marks the 32nd anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The ADA mandates that qualified disabled individuals shall not be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The ADA is…
SuzanneG
June 26, 2022
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History echoes in decaying halls of St. Edward Seminary

By Katherine Long - Seattle Times staff reporter   On the outside, St. Edward Seminary is a fantastic Romanesque Revival building, four stories of glowing, pastel brick on a sweep of green lawn above Lake Washington. On the inside, time has been savage to this building. Chips of paint the size…
SuzanneG
June 2, 2022
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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

The Emancipation Proclamation The territory that came to be known as the United States supported their economy with the labor of enslaved people starting about 1619. It took over 200 years and a country in turmoil to make progress toward ending this form of oppression. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation…
SuzanneG
May 31, 2022
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Kenmore’s Parks and Trails

Get outside! Kenmore is rich in natural beauty. It is home to eight parks and more than sixty trails, all of which have their own recreations. Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. These are the best times in the Pacific Northwest to hit the parks and…
SuzanneG
April 7, 2022
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World Rat Day – April 4, 2022

World Rat Day On April 4th, 1995, rat owners, rat breeders, and rat fans took to the internet to discuss the topic of pet rats. This ongoing discussion became known as the “Ratlist”--the oldest mailing list on the internet dedicated to the topic of pet rats. In 2002 these rat…
SuzanneG
March 27, 2022
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Sammamish Slough Then and Now

Motorboat, Sammamish Slough Race, Redmond, April 9, 1952 Photo by Stuart Hertz, Courtesy MOHAI (PI26528) Source: Historylink.org Sammamish Slough Race During the early years of pioneer settlement in the 1870s and 1880s, the Sammamish River (also known as the Sammamish Slough) was the primary transportation route from Lake Washington and…
SuzanneG
March 6, 2022