‘Tis the season to binge on poultry and decorate a tree. ‘Tis also the season to take time to thank those who have been influential and inspirational.Northwest Asian Weekly and the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring top contributors to the Asian community on Dec. 5.
I would like to thank Ryan Pangilinan for his excellent article, “Hong helps Chinatown…” (in the Nov. 6-14 issue). It is the only piece that fully describes Mr. Hong’s contribution — both in money and work — to his community, a tribute to how an immigrant gives back to his community.
No need to worry over what happened to the China Gate Restaurant. It was only closed for 10 days. It has since been reopened on Oct. 26, newly remodeled. It still serves dim sum and Chinese cuisine. Its lounge is currently in full operation.
About 300 people recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund. Stella Chao, director of the Department of Neighborhoods, reports that the fund has sparked 3,500 neighborhood projects around Seattle — including the new Chinatown gate, ID dragon poles, Lao Highland Association Community Center, Wing Luke exhibits and more. The fund boosts neighborhood projects with city money and has inspired other programs globally in 100 cities.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Residents of Philadelphia’s Chinatown section are outraged over plans to locate the Foxwoods Casino in their neighborhood.
“You do it every day because it’s the right thing to do.”
NW Asian Weekly would like to extend Uwajimaya a big – huge – heartfelt “happy birthday”!
When I saw the degree of damage in Chinatown from vandalism today, I almost ventured out despite a heart condition, past my curfew, to mingle with what rowdies might be attracted here during days of serious moonlight.
It is a story told in photos, of a childhood growing up in the ghetto of San Francisco’s Chinatown district. Because of a father who was largely absent from the family members’ lives, Foo’s mother worked 10 to 12 hours a day, six or seven days a week, in a sweatshop to support Foo and her five sisters. “Earth Passages: Journey Through Childhood” doubles as an autobiography and collection of nature photographs by author, attorney and activist Lora Jo Foo.
Can you imagine a summer in Seattle without Seafair?