The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted a socially-distanced grand opening for SeaTac International Mall on May 4 at 20804 International Boulevard in SeaTac. The event was attended by several community leaders and organizers. The mall is a center for a diverse community of small businesses located in downtown SeaTac.
A new United States forever stamp pays tribute to American soldiers of Japanese heritage who served in the U.S. military during World War II. The U.S. Postal Service has titled the stamp “Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII.” It will be issued June 3 in a pane of 20. The Postal Service describes […]
Terrence Cheng, an only child of Taiwanese immigrants who rose in the academic world to become director of the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus, was appointed on May 7 as the next president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Cheng will oversee 17 schools that serve more than 72,000 students. The 49-year-old, who […]
If the Senate confirms her, Gina Ortiz Jones will become the first woman of color and Filipino American to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force. President Joe Biden nominated her on April 27. Ortiz Jones, 40, served in the Iraq war from 2003 to 2006 before running as the Democratic nominee for Congressional […]
The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design announced that Ron Chew is the 2021 recipient of the Anne Focke Arts Leadership Award. An online celebratory gathering hosted by the School’s Advisory Board will take place on May 14. Chew is a lifelong Seattleite, a graduate of the University of Washington, […]
Canlis announced on May 3 that it has hired chef Aisha Ibrahim to lead its kitchen. Born in the Philippines, Ibrahim becomes the first woman—and woman of color—and the seventh chef to lead Canlis, replacing James Beard Award-winning chef Brady Williams who will open his own restaurant later this year. The Canlis brothers flew Ibrahim, […]
President Joe Biden announced his intent on April 29 to nominate Tana Lin to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Lin has worked at Keller Rohrback LLP since 2004—her practice has focused on representing employees and shareholders in consumer and antitrust litigation. Previously, Lin was an attorney with the U.S. […]
Olympia Symphony Orchestra (OSO) kicked off its celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a free concert on May 3. The event included a panel discussion on the topic of AAPI Hate with OSO Executive Director and Board Chair Jennifer Hermann, as well as two performing artists, pianist Angie Zhang and mezzo soprano Miya […]
Seattle artist Patsy Surh O’Connell is one of 70 artists accepted in the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) Virtual Online Waterworks Unlimited Exhibition. The annual membership show runs through June 30. No ticket is required for the online show. To view the exhibition, go to nwws.org. O’Connell’s painting, May Award, was among 422 entries from artists […]
Joan Seko has republished her first book in the Wither’s Series and is offering the e-book for free for Mother’s Day between May 8–10. The book is described as a “Victorian romance fiction novel about Lady Dahlia and her ‘knight and shining armor.’” Go to amazon.com/dp/B093YTDRMZ to download a free copy.