The Filipino Community of Seattle is partnering with Catholic Community Services in the creation of FCS Village — a $17 million project.
Japanese art & tea celebrates elders
East West Chanoyu Center and the neighbors and residents of Aljoya Thornton Place, a retirement community in North Seattle, partnered on Nov. 14 to share the joy of Chanoyu, or the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with 90-year-old Japanese American artist Teiko Shimazaki, whose work is currently on exhibit at Aljoya. The event was part of the […]
EDI graduates 14 professionals
The Bellevue-based Executive Development Institute (EDI) presented its 20th annual Puget Sound graduation celebration on Nov. 14 at the Hilton Bellevue, with a reception, dinner, and ceremony.
All that glitters is gold
More than 700 people attended Goodwill’s Glitter Gala and Fashion Show held at the Seattle Sheraton on Nov. 2. The event raised more than $385,000 to support computer and technology classes sponsored by Goodwill. More information about the classes, which are free to the public, can be found at seattlegoodwill.org. (end)
Myanmar’s president pardons 69 political prisoners
By Aye Aye Win Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s president on Nov. 15 pardoned 69 political prisoners, including two grandsons of a former dictator, as part of a promise to free all such detainees by the end of the year.
Easing of China policy may not result in baby boom
By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Don’t expect a new Chinese baby boom, experts say, despite the first easing of the country’s strict one-child policy in three decades.
New Jamie Ford novel explores Depression-era Chinatown
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Jamie Ford grew up in the Seattle area and his first novel, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” won
Seattle’s young adults of color get real about success
By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly It was a packed house at Jumbo Chinese Restaurant on Rainier Avenue on Nov. 12. More than 200 people
Bellevue mayor signs trade agreements in Beijing
A top construction firm in China intends to open an office in Bellevue as a result of an agreement signed Nov. 13 in Beijing by Mayor Conrad Lee and the company’s chairman.
Typhoon relief continues
More efforts are underway to bring relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, leaving thousands dead and millions homeless.