By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Hing Hay Park now has a big red arch in its southwest corner, just in time for the Lunar New Year. The 20-foot-by-70-foot red “Gateway” is the final design element in the park expansion project. The expansion opened last summer without the arch. It doubled the size of the original […]
By Jessica Kai Curry NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Community is a two-way street. This concept, expressed by Jerry Lee of the MG2 Foundation, was a predominant theme of Seattle’s 10th annual Celebrate Asia festival, hosted on Feb. 11 by the Seattle Symphony, and sponsored by Lee’s Foundation and the Northwest Asian Weekly, among others. Sharing culture […]
Fifty people participated in the Lunar New Year Children’s Parade and Northwest Asian Weekly’s 9th Annual Costume Contest in Seattle’s International District on Feb. 11, and more than 500 people attended. Three-year-old Vivian Zhoo took home the top prize, 4-year-old Kai Lin came in second place, and 18-year-old Katie Nguyen dog-inspired jacket rounded out the […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The highlight of my family’s Lunar New Year feasts have always been the chicken. Why chicken? It’s never duck, goose, lobster, or beef. The flat bills of ducks and geese make it look as if they are sad and crying, as my grandma used to say. The chicken has […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly It happened so fast. Exactly one week ago, my dog was diagnosed with cancer. OK — technically Titus is my boyfriend’s dog, but I’ve grown to love him and I claim him as my own. An inoperable tumor, the doctor said. Terminal. Chemotherapy or radiation wouldn’t do any good. […]
The Friends of the Benson Trolleys (FOBT) launched a fundraising campaign on Feb. 1 to restore Seattle’s historic waterfront trolleys to the streetcar line in downtown Seattle. The goal is to raise $28,000, enough money to cover the initial costs of the engineering feasibility and design work, to begin in spring of 2018. The trolleys […]
Brandon Lee was appointed as Consul General of Canada in Seattle in 2017 — he is the first Asian from Canada to be a Consul General in Seattle. Born in Toronto, Lee has a background leading management and innovation, and he has held several executive and management positions within the department. Prior to serving in […]
The mother of former King County Assessor Lloyd Hara, Shuko Hara, a former Seattleite, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Jan. 31. Lloyd Hara sent us a photo of his mom enjoying sushi and wonder if the sushi is what keeps her young. The elder Hara now lives in Delaware.
Longtime International District residents shared their stories about the immigrant experience in a documentary mini series at the Wing Luke on Jan. 20. All videos were created by English Innovations students from the Chinese Information and Service Center in collaboration with OneAmerica. They participated in the Chinatown International District Digital Storytelling class. The event was […]
On Feb. 6, staff members at International Community Health Services encouraged patients at its International District clinic to join them in wearing red for a national day of demonstration. The act sent a message to Congress to support renewed federal funding for health centers.