Scoop Blog Archive / September 2009

Gloria's Miracle: Q&A with Author Jerry Brewer

NW Getaways: Feed Your Twilight Cravings

Can’t wait until November 20 to see the latest installment big-screen installment of Stephanie Meyer’s vampirical teen saga? Feed those Twilight cravings with a trip to Forks, the quiet Olympic Peninsula town where the book is based. Forks tourism is booming with fans eager to see and experience the town first-hand. Check out our Twilight Guide for scoop on how to get to Forks and where to stay.

-Posted by Madeline Boardman

Seattle Street Signs for Sale

If you’ve ever wanted a certain street sign, but your law abiding ways have stopped you from stealing it, now’s your chance to get one. In 2007 the city launched a five year program to replace those trademark green Seattle signs with bigger, brighter ones. The deadline has now been extended to 2016, so you have a few more years to find the one for you.

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Cast Your Vote: Best of 2009 Readers Choice Poll

Faithful readers, it's your turn to tell us what you love about Seattle. Fill out our Best of 2009 Readers' Choice poll and sound-off on the best of the city.

Vote now and you'll be entered to win a 2-night stay at Sun Valley Resort (trust us. the poll is long and you need to fill out at least half of it for your picks to counted). Oh yeah, and ballots must be completed by midnight, September 15, 2009 at midnight.


American Idol at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Where do American Idol contestants go after they’ve braved Simon’s snarkiness, Paula’s secret language (you crazy girl, we’ll miss you!) or Randy’s persistent “dawg” problem? Many end up in the American Idol graveyard…where Justin Guarini and his hair can be found next to William Hung’s dignity. Some, however, actually make it to the other side and launch legitimate careers.  Read more »