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Bicycle Diaries: Celebrating Urban Bike Commuting in Seattle

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Roddy Scheer
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Riding on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Fremont

Since May is Bike Month around the world, I am devoting my Outdoors blog posts for the next few weeks to urban bicycle commuting around Seattle. I will be virtually following two urban bike commuters as they make their way to and from work every day on two wheels under their own power, and I will personally be doing all the grocery shopping for myself and family members by bicycle (since I work from home). Stay tuned throughout the month for trip reports, helmet-cam video snippets, gear reviews and other goodies for cyclists of all kinds.
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Hey Marseilles and Pearly Gate Music to Perform at a Benefit Concert May 23

Hey Seattle mag readers! Fantastic news on the home front.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my dear friends Hey Marseilles (who I've also directed in a video) will be performing unrelased tracks from their sophomore album (the band is in the studio recording tracks now) on Monday, May 23 for a special benefit concert for Nicole Pieratt, a dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Read more »

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Seattle Art Museum Director Resigns to Pursue 'Scholarly Projects'

We haven't heard the entire story quite yet but it looks like SAM's director is leaving his post to pursue other projects. Check out the press release sent by Cara Egan, following a post by Cartwright on the SAM blog:

Subject: Derrick Cartwright Resigns as Director of the Seattle Art Museum

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

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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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Vertical Garden Art at Ballard Floral Shop Midnight Blossom

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Maria Dolan
Living wall art at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco. You can now pick up your own "living art" at Ballard's Midnight Blossom

In the April issue I reported on the vertical gardening trend currently climbing Seattle walls. Now Ballard floral design, plant and gift shop Midnight Blossom is offering its arty take on the trend with tillandsia (air plant) wall gardens (like the one pictured above). Read more »

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