When Michael “Mikey” Augusta found himself drawn to Seattle’s thriving honky-tonk scene 11 years ago, he realized he had one big problem: He couldn’t dance. He started taking West Coast swing lessons, but quit after seven sessions—he found the formal moves and set-in-stone steps too contrived. “I’m just not a ‘proper’ person,” says the Wedgwood resident, 42, who grew up in the Cleveland suburbs and moved to Seattle in 2000.
Do you ever miss school? Okay, maybe you don't miss geometry proofs and five-paragraph essays. But what if you could take a class this summer on cheese-making or science fiction writing? Non-credit classes for adults are hugely popular in Seattle this summer.
There’s an interesting new sport catching on in the Northwest called footgolf.
One part soccer and one part golf, the game is played on an 18-hole course and the objective is to a kick soccer ball into 21-inch hole, hopefully under par.
The holes are shortened (so the pars are around 4 or 5, not 10 or 15). And the game is played with regulation #5 soccer balls which are typically available to rent at the course.
Anesthesiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and sometimes psychiatrists practice pain medicine
Xing Fu, M.D., pain of spinal origin, neuropathic pain, neuromodulation; Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 300 Bothell, 425.412.7200; First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1300; Pac Med, EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Centers, Swedish Medical Centers; University of Washington, 2006
Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat disorders from the shoulders up (ears, nose and throat) with the exception of the eyes and brain; among those disorders are hearing loss, tonsillitis and nasal obstructions
Stephen W. Bayles, M.D., head and neck cancer and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6374; Virginia Mason; Emory University, 1994
Richard Angelo, M.D., arthroscopy for knee and shoulder; ProOrtho Clinic, 12911 120th Ave. NE, Kirkland, 425.823.4000; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; University of Washington, 1980
Christopher Boone, M.D., orthopedic surgery; Bellevue Bone and Joint Physicians, 1427 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 425.462.9800; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; University of Washington, 2007
Optometrists provide primary vision care, such as sight testing and correction, as well as diagnosis, treatment and management of vision changes
Brett G. Bence, O.D., glaucoma, medical eye care; Northwest Eye Surgeons, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 370, Seattle, 206.528.6000; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Houston, 1979
Lisa Dote, O.D., primary care optometry; Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 300, Bothell, 206.505.1100; Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, 2004
People from far and wide flock to Seattle during our sunniest season to stroll through Pike Place Market, or head down to the waterfront to snap a selfie at Pier 59 or even visit our tank-escaping friend, the Giant Pacific Octopus at Seattle Aquarium.
Must Cool DownSymphony Performs Live Score to March of the PenguinsWednesday (7/8, 7:30 p.m.) Flee the heat for cooler climes—at least as depicted in the movies. The Seattle Symphony will perform the original score from the documentary March of the Penguins while those precious flightless birds frolic on screen. Bonus: Leading the musicians is none other than Hollywood music director Jeffrey Schindler, who originally conducted the score for the film.
Record Temperatures: In case you didn't notice, last month was really, really hot. So hot, in fact, that KING 5 reports it was the hottest June in Seattle ever. The National Weather Service says that the average monthly temperature at SeaTac was 78.88 degrees--3 degrees warmer than the record high from 1992.
Hematologists treat blood diseases such as cancer, lymphoma, anemia and sickle cell disease. Oncologists and other internal medicine practitioners work in this specialty
David M. Aboulafia, M.D., HIV/AIDS, lymphoproliferative disorders, general hematology; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Buck Pavilion, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6193; Virginia Mason, University of Washington (clinical professor); University of Michigan, 1983
John David Beck, M.D., trauma, microsurgery, arthroscopy of hand, wrist and elbow; Proliance Hand, Wrist and Elbow Physicians, 12911 120th Ave. NE, H-10, Kirkland, 425.828.4224; 1810 116th Ave. NE, D-4, Bellevue, 425.283.5230; 1909 214th St. SE, Bothell, 425.828.4224; EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 2007
Ann M. Bridges, M.D., general ob-gyn, menopause health; The Polyclinic, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4541; Swedish Medical Center; Northwestern University, 1986
Charlie Browne, M.D., women’s reproductive health, advanced gynecologic surgery; All Women’s Health North Medical, 9730 Third Ave. NE, Suite 200, Seattle, 206.985.9553; Group Health Cooperative, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
Carroll Haymon, M.D., geriatrics, family medicine, palliative medicine; Iora Primary Care, Central District, 306 23rd Ave. S, Suite 200, Seattle, 206.518.9058; Virginia Mason, Swedish Medical Center; Tufts University, 1999
Martin Levine, M.D., geriatric medicine, primary care, chronic care; Iora Primary Care, 15214 Aurora Ave. N, Shoreline, 206.518.9021; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University, 1997
Ian A. Glass, M.D., neurogenetics, Joubert syndrome and other ciliopathies, skeletal dysplasia; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; University of Otago, New Zealand, 1991
Fuki Marie Hisama, M.D., neurogenetics, cancer genetics, cardiovascular genetics; UW Genetic Medicine Clinic, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4030; SCCA Cancer Genetics Clinic, 1354 Aloha St., Seattle, 206.288.7222; UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; University of Chicago, 1988