Thursday, 07/09/2015 9:51 PM
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The month of August tops the chart for having the most birthdays, and it's just a few hot weekends away—do you know what you're getting for your August birthday girl/boy? This whole "birthday month" thing may be news to some of us, but many local businesses have been privy to it and are offering up a few ideas to solve any birthday-gifting woes. 
Wednesday, 07/08/2015 11:30 PM
Want to try your hand at some observational drawing? Gage Academy of Art, an independent art school that trains students in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with free pop-up events where you'll draw a different scenic view, live model or object to your heart's content. The ongoing summer event--known as 25 Jams--is a version of the school's annual Drawing Jam in which it invites budding artists to draw from a live model.
Wednesday, 07/08/2015 9:28 PM
A pathologist examines body tissues to diagnose diseases and to determine the cause of various conditions, including death Christina Isacson, M.D., gynecologic pathology; CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories,1124 Columbia St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.576.6050; Swedish Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Iowa, 1990
Wednesday, 07/08/2015 8:51 PM
Slip n' Slide: Mark your calendars--your summer is about to become waaaay more fun thanks to the folks at Slide the City. Seattle PI reports that the company is bringing its traveling 1,000 ft. water slide to Queen Anne on August 16 (!!!). The slide will be laid out on Mercer between 4th and Warren. Reservations are required to slide; organizers say you should book your spot ASAP so you don't miss out on the fun.
Wednesday, 07/08/2015 5:34 PM
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.
Tuesday, 07/07/2015 10:40 PM
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. 
Tuesday, 07/07/2015 4:15 PM
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.
Monday, 07/06/2015 10:56 PM
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
Monday, 07/06/2015 10:27 PM
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
Monday, 07/06/2015 10:34 PM
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
Monday, 07/06/2015 9:58 PM
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
Monday, 07/06/2015 4:00 PM
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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.
Thursday, 07/02/2015 6:14 PM
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.
Wednesday, 07/01/2015 9:36 PM
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.
Wednesday, 07/01/2015 7:57 PM
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