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Seattle Recreative Turns Trash into Treasure

By Wendy K. Leigh  The term “creative green sensibility” may be missing in the mainstream vernacular of some cities – but certainly not in Seattle. As far as the eco-crafting folks at nonprofit Seattle Recreative are concerned, every scrap, scribble, string, and square of discarded paper,...


Local Woman Shows Seattle’s Homeless More Love

By Ryan MacDonald For ten straight years, Kristine Moreland had plans every Tuesday night. Alongside the Union Gospel Mission Search and Rescue team, she would travel to the streets of South Downtown (SODO) and pass out bags of food and clothing to the city’s homeless community. And...


Local Woman is Teaching King County Girls to Be Young Queens

By Ryan MacDonald Who runs the world? Girls! At least that's what Monika Matthews is hoping to instill in the young women of King County through her non-profit organization, Life Enrichment Group. Founded in 2003 in response to a disproportionate number of youth of color, particularly African American girls, failing...


An Underground Institution for Seattle’s Budding Bands

By Jeffrey Rindskopf Once, this block was just another cluster of light industrial buildings amidst the divey bars of old Capitol Hill. Today, the neighborhood is a designated arts district and host to a huge selection of lounges and bistros that seem to come and go...


Ironheart Foundation Turns Adversity Into Inspiration

By Wendy K. Leigh At the Ironheart Foundation in Seattle, it’s not as much about living with adversity as it is about thriving with it. One in five Americans will develop heart disease in their lifetime, according to the American Heart Association. Ironheart is taking an...