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.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, Kin On held its first annual Open House and Crafts and Bake Sale. Over 200 visitors, volunteers and community vendors filled the nursing home with handmade crafts, delicious baked goods, snacks and a friendly atmosphere. Many came to Kin On for the very first time and received informative guided tours with a board member, CEO, and/or staff member.
After years of dedication and commitment from the community, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has adjusted greatly into its new home at the four-story East Kong Ying Building in the International District.
This humungous jack-o-lantern pumpkin will be on display in Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall until Oct. 31 where it’ll continue to attract shoppers, children and families with its festiveness. In Hong Kong, Halloween is actually more commercialized than in America! Nearly every store celebrates the holiday by putting out decorations and selling related goods. ♦
Imagine your second day on the job being in front of cameras and reporters at a press conference introducing the Seattle Mariners newest player from Japan. This was the situation presented to then 26-year-old Ken Barron on his second day of work as the Mariners’ interpreter.
Democrats versus Republicans is one of those age-old battles, like the Yankees versus the Red Sox or Jedi versus Sith. In the Pacific Northwest, the Dem vs. GOP clash looms ominously over the state, with finger-pointing and lawsuits marring the current gubernatorial race between incumbent Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and GOP challenger Dino Rossi.
Notable individuals posed with Ogletree at the reception. From left: Gary Locke with law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Shomari Jones with Black Achievers Program, professor Charles Ogletree and president of Safeco Insurance Foundation Virginia Anderson.
Seattle Central Community College student Kimdung Nguyen receiving the Fred G. Birdsall Memorial Scholarship from donors Margaret Birdsall and her husband Steve Bauck. In the background (from left) is college President Dr. Mildred Ollée and the Foundation board’s Vice President of finance and President-elect Antoinette Malveaux.
Luly Yang’s 2009 20/20 Couture Fashion Show held at the Fremont Studios on Friday, Oct. 10, raised $100,000 for Camp Korey in Carnation, Wash. The five Camp Korey children models wore their custom Luly Yang dress or suit created just for them by Yang as they worked the runway.
Congressman David Wu speaks at the APIAVote reception. He is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for Oregon, representing the state’s First Congressional District.