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What's Next for the Seattle Waterfront? Get a Preview at a Public Meeting Thursday Night

Seattle waterfront
What will this look like in 2016?

While politicians, judges and activists argue over all things tunnel, planners are busily imagining what a post-Viaduct Seattle waterfront will look like. Thursday, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle), design project lead James Cornwaterfer will present the "first design directions," which I take to mean "rough draft."

The public meeting, hosted by the City of Seattle, starts at 6:30, but if you come early (5:00), you can buy dinner from mobile food vendors Maximus/Minimus, Where ya at Matt, and Street Treats. Read more »


Seattle Mag Joins Bill Gates for Breakfast, Learns the Names of His Favorite Eco Books

polar bear

Lucky Seattle mag, tagging along with our Seattle Business colleagues to this morning's fascinating and inspiring Climate Solutions breakfast at the Seattle Westin. Seattle Biz sponsored the event that packed more than a thousand people into the Grand Ballroom, where we were plied with pastries and multiple impassioned speeches about the growing climate crisis and the search for solutions. Reason enough to attend, but the promise of a rare Gates address on climate change and energy was what really filled the room. Read more »

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Warning: May Cause Daydreaming. Our 'Mountain Guide'

Mount Rainier
I will be with you shortly, Rainier

Days like today remind me of how easy it is to take our mountains for granted. Just yesterday, driving across the lake, I got a great big mountain in my eye; Mount Rainier in all its glory, sun glancing off of glaciers, etc. etc. Today, no sign of it...except on the cover of our May issue! Read more »


Three Good Reasons to Go Hiking After Work Tonight--and Two Great Places to Hike

Poo Poo Point
Could we be this lucky tonight?

First reason to hike tonight: It's not raining! Second reason: Sunset isn't until 8:25 p.m. And third, after our spring monsoon season, you know you need to move that butt! And there is no denying that the oxygen-rich air you breathe while scampering through the woods is good for your brain. Read more »


Reserve Now or Rough It This Summer: Swank New Digs on San Juan Island Allow for Close-in "Camping"

Lakedale's Airstream
Totally tubular camping at Lakedale

Got your summer camping reservations yet? 'Course you do; we Northwest die-hard dirt campers know you gotta get online in early February to snag the choice riverside sites. Or do we? Though I quiver with anticipation whenever I see my sleek Coleman stove gathering dust in my garage, a press release that just crossed my desktop has me wondering whether this is the summer I'll consider a swankier, less bug-infested version of my fave outdoor activity. Read more »

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