Scoop Blog Archive / December 2012

Matthew Inman Open Studio, the Biggest Caroling Contest and Other Weekend Musts

Fremont Christmas Lenin Statue Lighting
'Tis the season for the annual holiday Lenin statue lighting in Fremont

An Especially Festive Artwalk
Friday (12/7) — Three fun reasons to visit Fremont this week: The annual Lenin statue lighting (in lieu of a tree); a holiday arts and crafts bazaar; and Matthew Inman, the man behind The Oatmeal, who’s hosting a special open studio sale where you can get a book signed or pick up some Oatmeal merchandise—perfect gifts for any cat or Star Wars lover.   Read more »


Local Couples Celebrate Their (Now Legal) Same-sex Marriages

The cake topper at the wedding of Valerie Curtis-Newton and her wife Kim Powell. They were married legally in Conneticut in 2009.

There’s an electric feel of happiness in the air today as same-sex marriage becomes officially legal in Washington state and couples of all ages, colors and creeds line up to be among the first who receive marriage licenses. Read more »


"Sweet and Sexy" Shanik Opens Tonight!

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Meeru Dhalwala, owner of South Lake Union's about-to-open Shanik

If you've been mentally camping out in preparation for Shanik's opening (which was supposed to happen today!), well, hunker down for a few more days. We've been tracking this, the most exciting opening of the year for nearly a year. Now, we have to wait just a few more days for the place to launch. Read more »

How to Write a Cookbook: Shelley Lance on Her Collaboration with Tom Douglas

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Tom Douglas hugs his cookbook co-author Shelley Lance

Sweet! The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook is a huge hit! In addition to being on bestseller lists, the goodie-filled tome showed up over the weekend on The New York Times Book Review's list of great holiday gifts and it's featured in this month's Martha Stewart Living. Read more »

Seen in Seattle with Duell Fisher

Duell Fisher talks with Seattle choreographer Olivier Wevers on SEEN

At cultural and charitable events around Seattle in October,Team Photogenic owner Duell Fisher bumped into a bevy of fun local revelers and chatted with some very interesting movers and shakers. Witness it all in the latest episode of "Seen," here: Read more »