Scoop Blog Archive / June 2011

Red Tricycle Recommends: Kite Flying at Carkeek Park

There’s something about flying a kite that catches the attention of children and makes them beam – maybe it’s the idea of flying or just the focused feeling of holding on tight to that kite string and grounding it to the Earth with their little hands. Whatever your child loves about flying a kite, we want to help you find places in Seattle for them to experience it! Here is a little known but very scenic suggestion from our friends at

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Bicycle Diaries: How I lost 8 pounds and saved $500


Better Late Than Never: Local Summer Camps Still Waiting to be Filled

Explore nature at the Wilderness Awareness School

With your schedule jam-packed and your calendar exploding, we don’t blame you for missing the deadline to sign your kid up for summer camp. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of summer programs around Seattle to keep your little munchkins busy, despite your procrastination.


Kelly Singer Shows You the Ropes On The Latest Fitness Trend

Kelly Singer
Kelly explains the benefits of a Battling Ropes class (one of the hardest workouts she’s done!) and where to find a class.

If you see a group of people using long, thick ropes at a park or at your gym they’re not playing tug-of-war, they are Battling Ropes.

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Food News: RN74 Opens, Frank Bruni Eats Seattle for the New York Times, More

RN74 Seattle

RN74 Seattle, the local outpost of the Michael Mina wine bar concept so popular in San Francisco, debuts today on 4th and Pine Streets (for lunch) and Thursday for dinner. The restaurant held some soft-opening parties this weekend; see pictures of the place over on Eater. Read more »