Red, white, and Ox
This Year of the Ox, around Spring Festival, my father would have been 100 years old. Beer or whiskey.
Famous ox celebs — do they exemplify or defy their oxen traits?
Story time! Have you ever wondered where the 12 animals of the lunar calendar come from? It comes from this legendary great animal race.
Bailey Gatzert clean up
School principal Ronnie Belle is sponsoring a clean up around the school on Feb. 27 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Supplies will be provided, but you may bring your own gloves if you prefer.
Taylor Hoang primed
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Taylor Hoang has donned several hats—perhaps it’s a genetic trait inherited from her mother, who she admits could never sit still. From waiting tables and helping her mother as a little girl at their restaurant Huong Binh, in Little Saigon, to opening and running her own restaurants in Seattle […]
CACA essay contest
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance is sponsoring a national essay contest. Any student enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) is eligible to enter. It is free. Participants are to compose an essay in English, not to exceed 500 words, on a subject regarding the Chinese in the United States. Each essay will be judged on […]
RAI makes Bernie-inspired mittens
Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI), a local nonprofit, is now re-creating those infamous mittens worn by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the inauguration of Joe Biden. RAI—which generally makes fashionable clothing and jewelry—switched gears this time last year to sewing masks to help with the shortage. Now, using donated sweaters and upcycled fleece, RAI makes “Bernie’s Big […]
Washingtonian of the Year: Dr. Helen Chu
Frontline COVID-19 researcher Dr. Helen Chu has been selected Washingtonian of the Year in the 46th Annual Washington Leadership Awards—which recognizes those who exemplify outstanding leadership and service in our state. Chu, director of Seattle Flu Study, is credited with first identifying the presence of coronavirus in Washington. She’s an immunologist and assistant professor of […]
Rick Beltran dies
Filipino community leader Rick Beltran died on Feb. 3, according to an obituary. Beltran served as president of the Filipino Community of Seattle, regional chair of the National Federation of Filipino American Association, and adviser to scores of organizations in the Puget Sound area. He was an important ally in such pioneering projects like Pista […]
Bidens’ Lunar New Year greeting
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wished Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders a happy, healthy, and prosperous Lunar New Year. In a two-minute video, they said this is a time of renewal, “a chance to celebrate, remember the joys and sorrows of the path that brought us here, and imagine the possibilities of […]