For many of us, an enduring image will be that of the auto executives who flew in their corporate jets to Washington, D.C., seeking financial aid, only to be asked, "Couldn't you at least have downgraded to first class?"
I've been asking myself the same question as, like many, I've watched my nest-egg dwindle faster than I can spend it.
It's crazy to live alone in an 80-year-old, high-maintenance, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with additional guest house - and third bathroom.
I chafed at the irony last Tuesday when I attended a meeting about the problems of
On any given Friday night you will find the front door open at the Schwartz's Admiral home. As the sun begins to set men gather in the basement with Rabbi Ephriam Schwartz, where he leads them in prayers and songs together. They have each covered their heads and are formally dressed. Even Schwartz's 10-year-old son Yonah wears a suit and tie.
Upstairs in the kitchen joining his wife Aliza, a group of women, some in long, dark dresses have set the table with twice as many places as there are guests. It would be an odd occurrence if someone did not drop in during the meal.
The annual holiday tree lighting for the Burien Highline Foodbank will take place Saturday December 6th in Seahurst from 7-9 p.m. More than 500 people attend the event with admission being a can or package of food. The tree stands in Sal Dena's front yard at 14459 24th SW. Several area churches participate with a featured presentation from Highline Christian Church Pastor Tim Knight this year. Music, cookies, cider and a warm fire will highlight the evening. Pictured are Sal Dena in Santa cap and Mike Werle, manager of the Burien-Highline Foodbank, located at 18300 4th Ave S. Staff Photo.
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The annual holiday tree lighting for the Burien Highline Foodbank will take place Saturday December 6th in Seahurst from 7-9 p.m. More than 500 people attend the event with admission being a can or package of food. The tree stands in Sal Dena's front yard at 14459 24th SW. Several area churches participate with a featured presentation from Highline Christian Church Pastor Tim Knight this year. Music, cookies, cider and a warm fire will highlight the evening.
As the first of what might become a monthly event, six residents of Providence Mount St. Vincent made sandwiches for Seattle's Union Gospel Mission that serves the needs of the greater Seattle community, especially the homeless.
The idea was the brainchild of resident Chuck Dambrosio, 76. He previously made and donated sandwiches with St. James Cathedral Parish in the First Hill neighborhood for about a year prior to living at the Mount.
"You don't have to believe in Christ," said Dambrosio.
Roberta Roland Weeks was two years old in 1928 when "You're the Cream in My Coffee" became a hit. Its lyric "You're the sail of my love boat, you're the captain and crew" may sum up the sentiment of those who remember and loved her.
Roberta, or "Bert," as she was affectionately called, died October 29 of cancer. Her husband Ben, who died in 1987, helped establish Leckenby Steel, founded on Harbor Island by William S. Leckenby who later served in the State House of Representatives.
The "No Change to Park" campaign was present and large at the 'public workshop' for California Place Park. Steve Shay numbered the attendance at 80 when, in fact, it was closer to 100. The proponents who spoke for No Change outnumbered the playground supporters 3 to 1. Again, Shay states the $15,000 will install a "Playscape" on the site. This is not the case, as the $15,000 is for promotion and design only.
Ann Limbaugh states the playground supporters have a mailing list of 200.
When all kids could explore the area
By Paul Davison
My parents purchased their second home in West Seattle in 1952 when the plots of land were still called little city farms. That's what they were back then, too. Most of the homes on our block were built around the same time, and all of the families that moved in had children. My older brother was four years old and he would start kindergarten the next fall. I came along five years later in 1957. Our parents told us they chose that neighborhood because it was close to the schools: E.C.
While no popcorn was served, a generous portion of nostalgia was offered to Kenney residents who recently viewed a screening of the new documentary, "The Fauntleroy Story: 100 Years of Community."
The century-long journey is condensed into a 34-minute film. It refers to the 1907 annexation of West Seattle and the trolley that sliced through it to the Fauntleroy "Endoline" station, the "end of the line." One year after that on July 25, Fauntleroy Church was built in a day. Founders John Adams, Dr.
SeaTac lawmakers said no to pawn shops and yes to a business park in a residential neighborhood during a lengthy Oct. 28 meeting.
Following comments by several SeaTac residents opposing pawn shops, council members unanimously declined to set regulations that would allowed a pawn shop at South 192nd Street and International Boulevard. The shop would have been in the old Dave's Diner site next to the? Casino.
Lawmakers also heard from residents against the business park at the former Boulevard Park school South 128th Street and 20th Avenue South.