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Outdoors: The North Cascade Institute's New Slate of 2011 Programs

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Roddy Scheer

This week the North Cascades Institute, which is celebrating its 25th year conserving and protecting Northwest environments through experiential outdoor education, announced an exciting slate of learning programs and field excursions as part of its 2011 schedule. This year the Institute made a special effort to bring back some of its favorite field instructors from its early years. Read more »

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Maria Hines to Open the Golden Beetle in Ballard this Friday

Maria Hines on her recent tasting trip to Istanbul

It's old news that chefs in this town put their fancy foot forward with their first restaurants, making a splash with more elaborate dishes, a more formal dining room approach, and a "I take my food seriously" aire. But with the second restaurant? Well that's where they have some fun. Read more »

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New Work from Ballard High's Award-winning Video Program

Ballard High School students make an appearance at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth

“The Showing” Premier
Price: $5 (sold at the door)
Location: Ballard High School Auditorium
Time: 7 p.m. (Get there early! This will definitely sell out.) Read more »

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Managing Director FAIL: Intiman Theatre in dire straits thanks to former managing director's financial blunders

Playboy of the Western World starring Daniel Breaker
Daniel Breaker will star in "Playboy of the Western World" at Intiman Theatre--unless the theatre closes for financial reasons

Seattle’s beloved Intiman Theatre has announced an urgent fundraising campaign, thanks to severe financial mismanagement by former managing director Brian Colburn (who resigned suddenly in November citing personal reasons). According to Intiman Board president Kim Anderson, “Unless we are able to raise $500,000 by the end of March, an additional $250,000 by June, and $250,000 by September, we cannot continue.”

The press release includes tthe following summary of the errors leading to the emergency situation: Read more »

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Fashion + Style Friday: News from Sway & Cake, plus the Blackbird brand expands- twice

The Field House interior
The pioneer spirit prevails: The Field House is expanding

This was a week of exciting expansions, remodels and moves for some of our favorite boutiques: As Karen Johnson reported on Wednesday, Blackbird is jumping on the Portlandia bandwagon and will open the first Blackbird enterprise outside of Ballard in PDX this summer. (Great news for us Oregon natives often stuck in the Portland I-5 slog; from now on find me hanging out at the Bird between 5-7 p.m. taking a break from the haul to Eugene). Read more »

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