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SouthendSeattle: Latest post Native That Announces Spring – and Lights Up the Forest Floor
by Jackie

I love this time of year. The slow shift to spring brings botanical wonders that can be slowly savored – the native Indian plum, early-blooming ornamental cherries, true-blue Hepaticas, and fleetingly beautiful ephemerals, to name a few.

And then there’s the robust, upright, yellow skunk cabbage – a fine foil to such delicate emblems of early spring.

Around this time of the season, you can see our native Lysichiton americanum (the proper name for skunk cabbage) poking up along streams, in wet woods and meadows, and in bogs. Its flower – a bright yellow spathe cloaking a stalk of tiny white blossoms – inspired another name for the plant: swamp lantern. Indeed it lights up the wet forest floor. But it is its musky odor that prompted the more...

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Soup’s On!

02.06.14
by Glenda

I thought soup would be a good subject for a seasonal blog. When I have friends who live in warm areas visit, they request a fire and soup....


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NW Wine Academy a Southend Must-See

10.21.13
by Glenda

This time of the year I usually write about high school football and encourage you to support a local team. “My bad”, I have not wrote...


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South Breaks Fundraising Record for Outstanding Programs

02.08.14
by Maia

Amid a still struggling economy, the recent Gifts from the...


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Bike Works Competes in Fast Pitch Social Enterprise Quarterfinal Today

10.01.13
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By: Bryce Merrill

Bike Works, a Rainier Valley non-profit, will compete in the


 
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RB Biz & Community Revealed Through Blue Tour

10.23.13
by Guest

By Susan Davis, Rainier Valley Chamber of Commerce Director

We all make assumptions about our communities, based on...


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Essential Birth & Family Center: Bringing a Dream to Life

05.31.13
by Guest

Contributed by Jodilyn Owen

Fulfilling a lifetime dream, the Essential Birth & Family Center is up and running just south...


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Youth in Focus Classes Empower Teens – Sign Up by 2/28

02.20.14
by Guest

Submitted by Jacob Smithers

Like the majority of the youth that attend Youth in Focus classes, Hannah, a 15-year-old at Renton...


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Morning Sickness Cures for Any Time of Day

02.02.14
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Submitted by Alan Lloyd

As a health care provider in South Seattle, I see women who are pregnant coming in for nausea...


 
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Non-Profit Gym Membership Bounds in New Space

02.22.14
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Submitted By Emily Williamson

About a decade ago, Sili Kalepo noticed that fitness centers were sparse in South Seattle...


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Pregnancy and Musculoskeletal Conditions

11.11.13
by Guest

Submitted By Alan LLoyd

As a health care provider in Rainier Valley, I see women who are pregnant in the 3rd trimester,...


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Modernizing a Seward Park Mid-Century Classic

02.25.14
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Submitted by Zachary Semke

Mid-century modern homes comprise a vital piece of Seward Park’s architectural character....


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Rain Gardens in South Park Help Save the Duwamish

10.14.13
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By Cari Simson

Residents of the South Park neighborhood are fighting pollution in a surprisingly beautiful way—with...


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South Park Green Space Vision Plan

01.16.14
by David

Please Share Your Thoughts on Needed Improvements to South Park’s Public Spaces!


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NW Tap Connection Changing Lives One Step at a Time

09.29.13
by Maia

Like so many things here in the Southend, Northwest Tap Connection is more than it appears. The...


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Plate of Nations Culinary Tour-de-Force Starts Friday

03.17.14
by News

SEATTLE – Hey foodies, here’s a quiz for you – What do chicken mole crepes, Samboosas, ShuMai, General Tso’s Chicken, Jellyfish...


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CC Gallery Presents “Reflections” & “Off the Grid” 3/2

02.27.14
by News

Columbia City Gallery is pleased to present two exhibits March 2 – April 27, 2014. In the...


 
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