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David Yama, graduate of South Seattle College spoke at the annual Gifts from the Earth fundraising dinner on Jan. 24 about his time at the college and how he used it as a spring board for his interest in bioengineering and vascular research. The event raised nearly $215,000 for the institution.

Gifts from the Earth raises nearly $215,000 for South Seattle College

Speaker David Yama urged others to follow his example: Pursue scholarships and get a better education

The annual Gifts from the Earth Fundraising event at South Seattle College on Jan. 24, raised nearly $215,000 for the institution a new record in its twelve-year history. Proceeds from the event benefit South’s Foundation in its mission to support South students and programs with scholarships, internships, emergency funding, tutoring and more.

“Gifts from the Earth is an inspiring event where philanthropists and our sponsors come together for the common goal of supporting South students in their pursuit of a higher education and a fulfilling career,” South Seattle College President Gary Oertli said. “Their support has an enormous impact on our students’ ability to realize their dreams.”

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On the Go Week of 1-26-15

4th Annual Fauntleroy Chili Cook-Off
Fauntleroy Church, Fellowship Hall
9140 California Ave. S.W. or 206.932.5600
Sat., Jan. 31, 6 p.m. This popular community event will feature the best meat and vegetarian offerings of 10 home chefs and lots of trimmings to go with the hot stuff. $7/person at door includes 5 chili votes.

Walk Training for All
Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave. S.
Sat., Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-Noon. Free. Set a new fitness goal this year. For all fitness levels. Especially for age 50+, but all ages welcome. Train with Sound Steps for a 5 km, 10 km or half marathon walk goal. Attend information session then continue with Saturday morning group training walks in South Seattle from February thru June. RSVP: 206.684.4664 or

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169

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​Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices merger complete

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate company in the Puget Sound area of Washington is merging with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate company in Oregon and southern Washington.   This consolidation will combine the strength of two companies with more than 725 real estate professionals creating a regional Pacific Northwest brokerage. 

Jason Waugh, the current President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate in Portland, will assume the role of President and CEO of the combined companies.
​ Mike Gain will be the Chairman Emeritus focusing on future acquisitions to continue the expansion of Berkshire Hathaway in the northwest region.

"I am extremely proud of what everyone has accomplished since I returned to the company in 2009," Gain said​. "It has been very rewarding to welcome new agents and to see the accomplishments of our loyal, experienced agents who have been with us for many years", Gain added.​

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