If you bought a white paper wrapped bouquet this past weekend at a local farmers market or plan to buy one at Pike Place Market (PPM) for Mother’s Day, chances are you’re buying from a Hmong farmer.
On March 10, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the City’s Office of the Waterfront will plant 24 new cherry blossom trees to replace the eight declining cherry blossoms planted outside Pike Place Market in the 1980s, along with a memorial plaque highlighting the cultural significance of the trees at Pike Place Market.
The flowering cherry trees leading to the Pike Place Market will fall prey to Seattle’s monster project to connect downtown and the waterfront.
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Injured international students from the Ride the Ducks accident on the Aurora Bridge will be given private insurance plans if they lose student health coverage during prolonged medical leaves, state officials said last Friday. Phuong Dinh, 18, is at the Seattle Keiro Nursing Home. She suffered a broken leg […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Japanese jazz pianist and composer Keiko Matsui has traveled all over the world with her music, and recorded her latest CD/DVD set at the Ex Theater in Tokyo’s Roppongi district. But she told me that Seattle is actually her favorite place to play. “Seattle is my favorite city,” she […]
By Martha Bellisle Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Students and faculty, some arm in arm, filed into a private memorial service in a lecture hall at a Seattle college on Friday to honor five international students killed when their charter bus was struck by an amphibious tour vehicle. “There are still wounds in our heart,” […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly At only 26 years old, Sarah Baker has an impressive resume of supporting diversity. Not only is she the president-elect of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Seattle Chapter, she also serves as Student Body President for North Seattle College. She also served as a senior representative for the […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that the late Wing Luke, the first Asian American Seattle city councilman, started the preservation of the Pike Place Market campaign even though no history book credited him for it? How did he win his enemies over? Why did he remain unmarried? What did he do […]
On November 2, the crowd in the Pike Place Market’s Atrium Kitchen waited patiently for legendary
It was a brief visit: a conversation with his husband Brad for AARP, greeting fans at Pike Place Market, and fielding media.